I view my sessions with Dr. Todd as primarily preventive in nature. My intent is to remain as active and involved in life as I possibly can and to avoid the manifestations of getting old to the best of my ability. I feel my sessions with Dr. Todd promote this positive lifestyle.
However, in addition to these generalities, I can immediately think of at least 3 situations where Dr. Todd’s treatments have helped.
There was a time when I could not walk long distances without serious pain in my lower back, hip and leg. I had been prescribed expensive orthotics that helped but did not resolve the issue. Dr. Todd determined that my pelvis was out of alignment and made the necessary adjustments. Today I can walk miles with no orthotics or pain.
The second issue is ongoing. Three years ago, the results of a blood test administered by my Internist indicated that my CRP level, a measure of inflammation, was 7.7. The target is less than 1.0. I was told, and confirmed this with a second physician, that there was nothing they could do to reverse this trend but that could treat the disease resulting from the inflammation once it became serious. My current CRP reading was 4.0 and all subsequent readings have trended down. I’m hopeful that in time my number will achieve normal levels but at least the inflammation seems to be reduced.
The third issue was related to high Fibrinogen levels which indicate a propensity for blood clots resulting in an increased risk of a stroke. My level was above the high-risk range. After taking supplements prescribed by Dr.Todd, the Fibrinogen levels have returned to the normal range.