Athens,GA Chiropractor providing complete chiropractic care including treatment for back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and headaches.
I went to him for back pain and he did x-rays and started doing adjustments. After the first adjustment, I had a new problem--numbness below the waist that actually affected body function. I brought it up to Anthony and staff and was told not to be concerned--it was a temporary thing. Strangely, I noticed that every time I brought the numbness up, they acted like it was the first time they heard it and I figured out that they were not updating my records well. After ten sessions, I had a followup eval and Anthony pronounced me miraculously better. I brought up the numbness and he again acted surprised. He said he was bewildered because he had never heard of numbness like that. (That demonstrates his incompetence because any modest amount of research will show that numbness is both a common and serious symptom of disc problems.) After the next session, I had severe pain and left his clinic for good. I went to an orthopedic surgeon who got me an MRI that showed that the numbness came from a severely herniated disc that I believe happened in that very first adjustment. The surgeon told me that I addressed the numbness right way and immediate surgery would need to take place or it could become permanent. Got a second opinion from neurosurgeon who said the same thing. I believe he was cavalier with my health and could have jeopardized my longtime health. My surgery went well but time will tell about longterm damage. I consider this guy DANGEROUS. Stay far away!
Posted: 8/18/2013 • Last edited: 5/13/2014 • Link to this review