I’ve known Dr. Tyler for approximately twenty years. I had the pleasure of working with Tyler at Daniel Boone High School where Tyler was a student and I was a Technology Education instructor. He elected to take a couple of our Technology Education classes. Tyler fabricated some beautiful pieces of furniture while in my Advanced Wood Tech class. We stayed in touch over the years and from him I learned about his chiropractic practice located in Gibraltar.
During the spring of 2012, I herniated a disk in my lower back. I was told that a laminectomy was the only way to solve the problem and relieve the pain that I had. At that point I decided that I should pursue some other treatments before undergoing the surgery. I had tried rest, stretching, icing, and other pain relieving treatments, but nothing really seemed to work. While driving past Dr. Tyler’s’ office, one day in early May, I decided to contact him and see what could be done before I underwent back surgery.
The decision to come in for a consultation and evaluation with Dr. Tyler was life changing for me. Within a couple of weeks of 3x a week adjustments, my pain had decreased to the point where I could get around. In addition to the 3x a week adjustments with Dr. Tyler, I had stretching exercises to do twice a day. As of February of 2013, I have improved to the point where I can do everything I was doing before my accident and more. I still see Dr. Tyler once a week and I am still doing the stretching exercises he prescribed, but at this point I don’t think I’ll need the surgery. He has given me the ability to do the things I want and maintain my lifestyle.
I will continue to see Dr. Tyler for as long as he thinks I will benefit from his care. I believe that his knowledge and technique has given me my life back. Without his care, I wouldn’t be able to lead the active lifestyle that I’ve enjoyed for so long and don’t want to give up.
In my opinion, I believe that before undergoing any type of surgery or treatment that involves the spine, a chiropractic evaluation and adjustments can be invaluable. I would recommend Dr. Tyler and his very competent office staff to anyone who has had problems that can be traced back to subluxation. It has been a pleasure working with them.