Chiropractic Symptom: Knee Pain


Dr. Sprague asked me to write out my story because she felt others could benefit from knowing my experience in the clinic. I came into the Elliott Clinic because I had been suffering greatly with knee pain. I had 3 surgeries on my right knee; including a total knee replacement but was still in constant pain. My knee started hurting 10 years before but within the last 2 years I was unable to bend it. My knee would also lock up. This kept me from doing things such as driving a car and getting groceries. I had to miss ball games and grandchildren's graduations because I couldn't sit in tight places. I was given medication, and had 3 surgeries; an othoscopic surgery, total knee replacement and manipulation under anesthesia with nerve release. Nothing helped. It just kept getting worse.

The pain was so intense I was not able to even sleep more that a few hours before it was too intense that I had to just get up. My sister called Dr. Schrick and she said Take her to Tulsa. We started care May 2007. Dr. Sprague is my doctor and she has helped me to get my life back. The pain has totally stopped. I also used to get headaches, and even those have stopped. Since care I am now getting a full nights sleep and not even waking up sore. I also went shopping and had no problem. I now can sit on a chair and both my feet touch the floor. Before my right knee would stay bent so I had to have a stool to rest my foot on. My sister was so impressed with my improvement that she became a patient too. Her neck had been injured in a whiplash and she is doing very well. The treatment is painless. The knowledge of my problem is much appreciated. The staff is wonderful. My only regret is that I should have come in a long time ago. I will be forever grateful that I came in.


I started treatment at Elliott SONAR because I was having constant back pain. The pain was in my lower and upper back and the pain would spread to my shoulders and feet. It was affecting my everyday life. I had a car wreck in 1980 and I have experienced pain ever since. I am also a retired police officer of 31 years and wearing a 15-pound gun belt had kept my back constantly aggravated. Just getting in and out of the police car all day became a chore and was very painful. My back pain became so severe that I had to give up one of my favorite hobbies, golf. The pain was so constant that most days I just didn't feel like doing anything, which was unlike my personality.

I did see an Orthopedic doctor and had 6 weeks of Physical therapy treatment and he told me that I would always have back pain, but my problems were muscular and that surgery was not an option. I became very discouraged until my mother-in-law told me about the SONAR treatment she received from Dr. Sprague at Elliott Chiropractic. My mother-in-law could barely walk due to two knee replacements. After treatment now she can get around great. Also, my son was having eye trouble and migraine headaches and after treatment he has had no recent headaches. The treatment had changed both the lives of my son and my mother-in-law. Seeing this I had to give it a try.

Dr. Sprague was extremely caring about my pain and very efficient and informative on how this treatment could help me. After, my first SONAR treatment and the Myomatic I instantly felt so much better. My pain had greatly improved which made me feel like being active again. I had no idea that the SONAR and Myomatic treatment would work on so many areas of my body. I had been resigned to just endure the pain for the rest of my life. Now several weeks later after my first correction I believe my pain will completely go away and stay gone. I also believe my body has a chance to heal now that I am under treatment with Dr. Sprague.