My last two blogs were me telling you about the miraculous benefits of chiropractic. I received this a few days ago and now, I’m going to let a patient tell you an amazing story of why chiropractic is not just for a back ache or neck pain, although we’re quite good at that.
I’ve spent my life as a professional musician/recording artist. From my first paid performances in 1966, up until just two years ago, I was an absolutely fearless performer. I wasn’t just confident – I was a total monster. I knew exactly what I was capable of. My vocal skills and mastery of guitar had never failed me – until the last year or so.
I knew I had back and neck problems that required chiropractic care, but much like finding a guitar tech that not only knew what he was doing, but was actually willing to do it, finding a chiropractor that really knew what he was doing and was willing to do it seemed like an impossible task – until my guitar tech turned me on to Dr. Greg Malakoff. The other chiropractors I saw did next to nothing to help me. They got me and my wife in and out as quickly as they could, and what little they did do was minimal and ineffective.
My first experience with Dr. Malakoff was incredible. Where the adjustments from other chiropractors barely produced a single pop in my neck, Greg’s adjustments had my neck going off like a machine gun – and the difference in the way I felt was dramatic, and the results were lasting.
Things being what they were, I was unable to connect with Dr. Malakoff for nearly two years. In that period of time a LOT of things began to go wrong. I began to lose my voice and my prowess at guitar playing, regardless of how much time and effort I put into maintaining my abilities. At 64 years of age I had myself half convinced that it was age taking it’s toll. I thought my days as a master level performer were over. Simple songs that should have taken no time at all to master were taking months of daily practice – and still netted me no results. I found myself fumbling through things that should have come easily, sounding like an amateur. It got to where my voice wasn’t even hit or miss – it was gone. Each and every time I went on stage to perform I was terrified and embarrassed. That was extremely unnerving after a lifetime of being fearless at what I did. I got to where I wouldn’t practice with my wife in the room – and she noticed that I wouldn’t play or sing around her, where before it was common for me to do so.
My back was giving me daily problems, and I had a severe pain in the back right hand side of my neck that was so bad that turning my neck a certain way would almost have me blacking out. Doctors did nothing, but push pharmaceutical drugs on me to mask the pain. Test after test showed nothing wrong, and our doctors repeatedly said ‘Mr. Isenberg, you are in excellent health.’
Finally, this past week I was able to schedule an appointment with Dr. Malakoff. I told him what was going on. He adjusted my neck and the results were literally life changing. Within a DAY I saw dramatic changes in my voice and guitar playing. Within just a few days that unending and excruciating pain in my neck was almost completely gone. I went from feeling like an invalid to feeling fantastic. All sorts of changes were taking place. In short, Dr. Greg Malakoff gave me my life back. I didn’t think a chiropractic adjustment could produce results so life changing – but it most certainly did.
The good doctor told me to read his blog ‘The Chiropractic Adjustment – and why you want them.’ Every bit of it made perfect sense. My stage fright was a result of the cortisol my body was flooded with every day. The fact that my brain wasn’t getting the proper flow of information caused my lack of motor skills – stifling my ability to sing and play guitar properly. The stress and depression was crippling me.
Chiropractors, like every profession, has practitioners of every level – from masters of the art, to those who shouldn’t be attempting to adjust anyone’s neck. Dr. Greg Malakoff is a master of what he does. Like I said, I’ve been to many chiropractors and he is simply the best. I meant it when I said he gave me my life back. I honestly thought my life was coming to an end. Now I know I have a great life ahead of me – thanks to the expertise of Dr. Greg Malakoff.