"My name is T.K. I’m from Windber, Pennsylvania near Johnstown. I am 53 years old and I have been a Police Officer for that past 35 years in the second largest municipal police department in Cambria County. I am presently working as a Criminal Investigator and Narcotics Agent. I am also a team leader on a SERT (SWAT) Team in Cambria County. I work about 60 hours a week.
My duties with the SERT Team are to encounter violent and dangerous suspects that are under arrest and rescue hostages from danger and bring bad situations under control. In April of 2007 one such encounter caused some serious injury to my neck and cervical spine. After the injury I saw a chiropractor because of a chronic neck pain but after several weeks of treatment I was not getting relief I needed. After seeing my family doctor I had an MRI done and was diagnosed with a serious herniated disc in my cervical spine that required immediate surgery.
I never had any type of back or neck surgery before and I went to a well known top surgeon who recommended immediate surgery to repair the damage. In October of 2007 I had a Laminectomy performed with a fusion of my C-5 and C6 spine. I was in good shape after surgery and was planning on starting back to work in January 2008. In late December just before my anticipated return to work, I began to have serious pain in my left shoulder and down the left arm that was 24/7 to where I could not sleep or do anything without serious pain and discomfort.
I returned to see my surgeon in January 2008 about the problem and discovered that I had developed Stenosis (scar tissue) in the area of my recent surgery and it would require another neck surgery called a Foraminotomy to remove and relieve the pressure on my spinal cord that was causing my chronic pain. I had that second neck surgery in February of 2008 and I got immediate relief and my pain was gone. One month later I returned to work.
In July of 2011 I began to have a loss of strength in my right hand that was accompanied by numbness and tingling. Once again, I returned to see my surgeon believing that I was experiencing more neck issues that was causing my loss of function. The surgeon did some tests after reading an MRI I had done and determined that I was suffering from some neck issues but that he felt my real problem in my right arm and hand was from an impingement (pinched nerve)in my right elbow. I saw a specialist about the elbow problem who wanted to do surgery to correct it. This left me with still having to deal with my neck problem and I began to search for non surgery options. It seemed to me that these series of neck surgeries were going to be more prevalent in my life and I needed to find other options when I realized the surgeries were only temporary fixes and my problem would return. I do not want to have anymore surgery on my spine.
A friend of another Johnstown native told me about Dr. Bob Corcetti and how he was able to help a local man who had 18 back surgeries. I made an appointment with Dr. Bob and began the Neurologic Relief Centers treatment with him September of 2011. Dr. Bob educated me about what was causing my neck issues and my loss of function with my arm.
Since September, the Neurologic Relief Centers treatment I have received from Dr. Bob has all but eliminated my numbness and tingling in the right hand and I have begun to regain the strength back in the hand as well. It has been a slow process but I am very happy with the results I have had since my treatment began with Dr. Bob Corcetti.
Dr. Bob will spend whatever time it takes to heal your problem and he is pretty straight forward with his treatment. He accomplishes the task by encouraging you and coaching you to accomplish your realistic goals and objectives. I trust Dr. Bob and I follow his instructions very closely. I feel that his treatment has opened the door to not having any further surgery. I feel good and enjoy my demanding life style. What a great feeling to know that there are alternatives and people like Dr. Bob to heal you free you from pain!
"I have fibromyalgia, digestion disorders, had lots of pain & headaches. I had blood drawn & they sent it in to have it tested. From this I found I was gluten intolerant, also intolerant to anything made from cows milk & some other food allergies. I have found that if I completely eliminate these foods, I do feel better and my digestion improves. It's not easy but it can be done.
Philllipsburg Chiropractic then offered NRCT™ (Neurological Relief Center Technique) for my fibromyalgia pain. It took a while but now my fibro pain is much less.
There is no pain involved in the treatments and the whole staff is so kind and helpful. Dr. Susan Buchanan did most of my treatments. She is wonderful. She treats me with love and dignity. She always wants to know how I'm doing. I have never had a medical doctor or Chiropractor take me out of my jaw pain (TMJ) like she can. Its the place to go if you want to feel better. "
"I have suffered with chronic headaches (most of which would progressively worsen to migraine) for nearly 40 years! The first time I experienced a headache of this nature, it was so debilitating that I went to bed thinking I was ill with the flu. It was headache pain (accompanied by nausea) like nothing I had ever experienced before. A week or so later I had similar symptoms. Thus, the chronic headache pattern began – headaches ranging from mild to moderate to severe. I sought help from numerous doctors and neurologists. Standard diagnostic tests were done to rule out anything serious, results of which were inconclusive. Of course, I was relieved to know there was nothing life threatening causing my headaches. On the other hand, I had to succumb to the reality that I would have to learn to cope with chronic pain. (This was back in the ‘70’s and no specific remedy was presented to me.) I had a fulltime job and, fortunately, most of the time I was able to go to work, but whenever I felt a headache coming on, it was always a challenge to go about my day like nothing was wrong. If it got unbearable, I often had to leave work and go home and “sleep it off”. I took over- thecounter medications almost daily to keep the headaches under control. I would have a good day once in a while but the chronic nature of this condition presented much anxiety and worry. My husband at the time started losing patience with me and was becoming annoyed that my condition was started to affect our life.
When my daughter was born, I resigned from my job to become a stay at home mom. Well, to this day, I honestly feel I was only a part time mother. The headaches continued to control my life and I often wasn’t there for her… only to meet her basic needs. My husband helped out and tried to be supportive, but he had a hard time understanding how I could possibly have a headache so much of the time! I had a hard time understanding it, too!
So the years went by and ultimately my marriage ended. I was emotionally devastated and faced with the fact that I would have to somehow go back to work and care for my beautiful 3 year old daughter on my own. A loving family, faith in God and hope for better tomorrows got me through my days. My daughter grew up knowing that many days I would have to lie on the couch all day. Thank God, she was a low-keyed, docile child and did not demand a lot of activity. As a young child, she would often rub my head or get a cool washcloth for my head.
Several years later I remarried. I had a new husband, a new home, plus two stepsons – definitely some new challenges. But life goes on… and yes, the headaches continued. Chronic headaches were part of my life and I simply coped with them the best that I could. Again, I was totally reliant on over- the- counter pain medications. When I had a full-blown migraine, nothing helped and I just had to take a sedative and sleep. My husband was helpful and supportive as were other members of my family. Looking back, I feel that I missed many opportunities in my life. I was always reluctant to make any real commitments because I never knew from one day to the next how I was going to feel. I often didn’t mention to anyone that I was suffering with a headache because no one really understood. After all, how could someone have a headache nearly every day? I know!
A medical breakthrough occurred in the early 90’s – a medication called Imitrex (Sumatriptan). This was a medication that actually made the pain go away. It came with consequences, however, because the medication caused extreme fatigue and sometimes nausea. This was helpful but not good enough! I would often go to bed with a headache and wake up with a headache and I couldn’t take the medication every day! Like most medications, there is a limit as to the amount of Imitrex one can safely take.
In the years that followed, I continued to seek help from one neurologist to the next, tried physical therapy, other chiropractors, acupuncture… you name it and I tried it. My neurologists prescribed several different preventative medications but the side effects were always a big downfall. One medication that I took caused hallucinations and I would wake up screaming in the middle of the night. I found that some of the preventative meds (in the antidepressant, anti-anxiety categories) would actually make the headaches worse! Very recently, a neurologist told me that his goal for me was to have 5 headache free days per month! How discouraging is that?
Needless to say, I had to work hard at building and maintaining relationships because I was often depressed and experienced low morale because of my condition. I was missing out on life. My relationship with my family (and now grandchildren) was at stake. I recently let my daughter down when she really needed me. It was time for me to seek another avenue for help.
I had my first consultation with Dr. Corcetti, a chiropractor, five months ago and told him my story. He listened more attentively than any doctor I had ever known. He met with both my husband and me and told us about a new technique that he uses called NRCT (Neurological Relief Center Technique™). He felt with great confidence that he could help me. I hung on to every word the doctor spoke and followed his recommendations with hope, diligence, commitment and patience. There were some lifestyle changes I had to make but I was willing to do anything! I placed great confidence in Dr. Corcetti and now I am feeling much better. I have gone from 15-20 headache days per month to most recently a month of 8 headache days! I consider this a significant improvement over the past and my overall health has improved as well. I have a more positive attitude, more energy and I am more optimistic about life in general. Time is on my side and I have every reason to believe that I will continue to get even better. Dr. Corcetti is one of the most compassionate, understanding doctors I have ever met. He has become my coach and my friend. Just like all of us, I want to live my life to the fullest and Dr. Corcetti is definitely helping me to do that. Thank you, Dr. Corcetti!"
"Dear Dr. Faith,
I want to tell my story so that you may share with others the wonderful and miraculous things that happen in your office.
I was diagnosed with MS and hypertension six months ago after a visit to the ER and spending four days in the hospital. The doctors there pumped me so full of drugs, I didn't know if I was coming or going. When I got home from the hospital, I stopped all drugs except blood pressure and cholesterol meds. I refused to take drugs unless I was dying. Because of the MS I couldn't walk, I had slurred speech, I had weeping/laughing syndrome where I would cry uncontrollably for the slightest thing and then start laughing hysterically (very bizarre), this happened about a dozen times a day, everyday, I was numb on my entire right side from head to toes, I had severe muscle spasms, I didn't know how to tie my shoes, my head was foggy and I would forget what I was saying in the middle of a sentence, I had no equilibrium, my motor skills were affected, I wrote my name like a 5 year old. Over the months through a change in diet and self imposed physical therapy doing everyday housework which was a huge challenge, I began to improve. I reached a plateau and stopped making progress. I still could not function in the real world.
I discovered Dr Faith through what I believe is 'Divine Intervention'. It was through a random contact regarding my business and had nothing to do with my health. This person was based in New York. She told me of the Neurologic Relief Centers and Dr. Faith.
The consultation was free, so I thought, well, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I was welcomed into Dr. Faith's office like I was a good friend, her warm and caring manner helps heal your spirit. She really cares about her patients being well.
I started treatment one month ago. Since that time I have made great strides in my recovery. For 5 months I had an issue with lifting my right leg. After 3 treatments, I walked up 2 flights of stairs without holding on to the railing! The muscle spasms and numbness have subsided, my thinking is clear and I can hold a conversation without stammering, my speech has returned to normal, the weeping/laughing syndrome has subsided, my memory has improved, my motor skills are normal. I have cut my blood pressure and cholesterol meds in half. Eventually, I believe I won't take them at all. All of these results in one month with no drugs, just Dr. Faith's healing touch.
I am a business owner and today, for the first time in six months, I returned to work and was able to function.
I hope my story gives hope to those that are suffering. You can continue to live a healthy, happy, productive life if you choose to.
Thank you Dr. Faith, for giving me my life back.
Shirley Lewis "
My name is S.B. and I have been a patient at Corcetti Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centre for approximately 6 ½ months. I discovered Dr. Corcetti at the Celebrate Monroeville Expo. I had been praying (literally) for an answer for help from my Fibromyalgia. I had been diagnosed 6 or so years ago with Fibromyalgia but have suffered with this insidious illness for at least 18 years.
As with most Fibromyalgia patients, I was in a car accident and suffered whiplash to my neck and also sustained back injuries. Bad headaches were a constant in my life along with overall pain, soreness, stiffness, and problems sleeping. Many days I cried from pain and frustrations, not sure where I was going to end up. My personal and professional lives were disrupted and I seriously considered going on disability. I wouldn't take medications for this, but investigated natural solutions such as supplements and chiropractic. I experienced some relief, temporarily, but nothing ever lasted. I "powered through" my days and evenings, keeping going because I knew as soon as I slowed down, I'd come to a full stop.
Since being a patient at Corcetti's, I've improved greatly. This new treatment has been a Godsend. I am almost back to 'normal". I have very few headaches, the overall pain is diminished and I am sleeping better. I don't cry anymore, and my husband has his active, vibrant wife back! There is no stopping me now.
Thank you to the wonderful doctor and his great staff. They are the best!
"My name is Donna and I’ve had fibromyalgia (FMS) for more than 36 years and counting. My husband located Dr. Fynnardt’s ad, for a seminar on the new NRCT™ treatments for FMS, in the paper for me. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be telling you my story. I had not been diagnosed with FMS until I began my journey with Dr. F. I’m proud to say that I’m his very first patient to receive the NRCT treatments. It’s been exciting to be a part of this new medical discovery and research that will help make these treatments become an officially recognized option. I know it’s just the beginning of hope and healing to come for so many. Since the relief test I had at Dr. F’s seminar, I have had amazing results. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t tried it. It’s funny, because I went with my sister in mind. She has FMS and I thought I might get new information for her. She and my mother kept telling me they suspected I had FMS and I should find out. I didn’t bother because I knew there wasn’t a cure and over the years, got fed up with doctors, tests which showed nothing, pill pushing, hearing I was depressed, hearing it was in my head, being told you’re just going to have to live with it (to name a few.) It made me feel worse, so I quit going. I’ve been living with horrible widespread disabling pain and a multitude of diseases and illnesses, which have been progressively deteriorating my body and my ability to function. FMS takes over your life and you become its victim. Not sleeping, anxiety, depression, running on adrenalin 24/7 despite the pain and exhaustion and not being able to stop yourself, taking up to 3 hours from getting out of bed to being able to move and function, my neck became like cement, with a searing and burning pain that felt like I was on fire, as though my nerves were completely exposed, experiencing unbearable hip pain, migraines, chronic myofascial pain (CMP), GERD, IBS, increasingly higher levels of pain to adjust to and cope with, not able to take a deep breath, plus all the surgeries, procedures, new problems popping up and becoming disabled to the point of barely getting off the couch, the list is endless. It alters every ounce of daily life and forces you into another place, challenging you every moment, mentally, physically and emotionally. This thing had taken control and shattered my quality of life. I was no longer in charge and felt like I was dying. It affects all of our loved ones too. How could I explain what was happening to me when I didn’t know myself, until now. So here I am, saving myself, getting the healing I was led to and meant to have. I am a success story! NRCT treatments have changed me and given me my life and a much better quality of life back. Dr. F. has made that a reality for me.
From the beginning, I felt like I was being reborn. My neck and jaw are loose and can move. Freedom of movement is all so new to me and feels like a whole new world with every change. Each breakthrough is a huge accomplishment. I can breathe without pain and I can take long, slow deep breaths. I’m able to go for walks again. I can move my hands and fingers without all the pain, swelling and stiffness. I have renewed hope and set a new goal for myself. I plan to hike the Rocky Mountains again with my husband. I actually set that goal very early in my treatment plan. I went from feeling like I was dying to knowing I was going to keep improving. I’m smiling and looking forward to a better quality of life for myself, my family and loved ones. I never imagined there would ever be relief from the maddening pain and adrenalin burning out my body, not in my lifetime anyway. But here I am, it’s happening and very real. No more “road runner” for me, with a list of a million things to do that I made impossible to ever fulfill because after tackling the first 100 things, I added 100 more to the bottom. My mind and body have reconnected and the right messages are finally getting through. I’m back in control. I can stand up. I can stop anytime and sit down if I want to. I know what it’s like to relax now. I’m in charge of my life and making my own choices. My “fribrofog” and forgetfulness have improved. I can complete thoughts and express myself without all of the frustration and stress. I’m able to sleep and give my body the time it needs to work on healing all the years of damage it has endured. I’m relearning many things and with time will be letting go of bad habits my body created over the years, trying to adjust to a different way of life. The transformations going on in my body are astounding. I’m in awe when I think of all the repair work going on and what needs to be accomplished. Every day gets better. Can you imagine?
I’m in the process of ending my intensive treatment adventure. I’m graduating and will be released soon. I’ve been told that my smile and enthusiasm are inspiring and contagious. It’s wonderful to hear because I feel like I’m glowing and radiating my life energy now. No more pretending and trying to hide pain, that’s so draining and shows no matter how hard you try to smile. I’m filled with relief. I’ll never forget my journey from the darkness into the warm touch of the sun on my face and the wind in my hair. How wonderful to be able to enjoy them. I will always look for the good in every day and share that with everyone in my life. That’s what it’s always been about for me and has helped me down this path in my life. I’ve been spreading the word and sharing since the beginning. Now I’m a walking testimonial. Take one more chance and believe. Dr. Fynaardt is a special and caring person who has helped me learn a lot during this process. I believe we’ve helped each other along the way. Thank you Dr. Fynaardt for helping me to get through this and helping me feel up to the challenge of, once again, being able to take on whatever life has in store for me. I want to thank Dr. Fynaardt, Katie and Linda for their kindness and friendship, making the office a warm and welcoming environment that helped me to be able to keep coming back and keep looking forward. It has been an exciting and emotional experience. If you’re just beginning your treatments or thinking about it, you have so much to look forward to. Is there a cure for fibromyalgia? No, not yet. But how well you feel as you’re healing is like going into remission. It’s the best way I can describe it. And to me, the way I feel now, this is the miracle I’ve been waiting for. My prayers have been answered and I feel so blessed. My spirit is soaring and rejoicing… now that’s life. Thank God for Angels of Mercy and their healing hands. I’m good to go…"
"From the moment I was tested, I knew my life had changed. Although I had no symptoms the day of testing, I had incredible results. My jaws fit together for the first time in probably 20 years and have ever since. My breathing became much deeper, my entire body and being felt calmer and more relaxed. Immediately after testing, I could read at nearly twice the speed. With only a few treatments, my severe migraines have ceased. I have had a couple try to start, but have been able to rid myself of them and haven’t had a day of debilitation since I first started. For anyone who knows me, 4 months without a day of being “down for the count,” is truly amazing. After my first treatment, a nagging leg and hip problem, for which I have been receiving regular Chiropractic care, massage and doing stretches, has improved by 90%. I can now sleep with out pain and barely feel the problem. Being a Chiropractic patient for 25 years, working in a very successful office for 15 and being a professional dancer I truly value this treatment. Last night, during my treatment, I could actually feel energy flowing to my Thoracic area, where I had a very serious injury last year. Decompression restored the area, but the nerves obviously benefited from the release, which occurred during the treatment. Going to the grocery store afterwards, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face and everyone I encountered smiled back and was so nice to me. I believe this treatment is a miracle tool that as many practitioners as possible should use. I thank you so much for making it available! "
-Colette M. Jones
"Just wanted to once again say THANK YOU for giving us our daughter Brandy back. After her time with you in August and September of 2004 she has been in perfect health. She graduated with honors from the University of Houston last December, with a degree in Business and Marketing. She is now working in sales for Icon Magazine. She is able to sail again which is one of her true loves. No one who hasn't experienced the pure hell of watching your child go from All State and College Athlete to a crumpled, dibilated cripple can understand just what a miracle the work you do is. A young woman came to you with no hope and returned home with her entire life in front of her and she is taking full advantage of her second chance. God Bless you and the work you do. "
-Blaine and Cindy Sanders
"My major area of concern is fibromyalgia. I have heel pain due to an injury in 1970. I have restless leg syndromed which may be due to the fibromyalgia,IBS, insomnia and I am OVER medicated.
I have had a level of pain I would rate as a 5 out of 10 for 20 years even with medications. And for the last 5 years my pain has been 8-10 out of 10.
I have been to over 20 medical dotors and three mental health therapists. I have tried every over the counter medication and many prescription medications; percicet, anti-depressents, tramadol. hydrododone, dxycarbidopet, Lortals, Ambian, etc., etc. Nothing worked, medications numbed the pain and numbed me.
How has this treatment helped you?
I had tremendous relief after the "test". Within the first two weeks of treatment, I have maintained a pain level of 2 or below. I am able to do things physically that I have not done for over five years. I can now sleep flat, walk without pain, touch people and be touched by people without pain.
This treatment has given me HOPE. Hope for improvment and hope that I can lead a normal life. With that hope has come glorious JOY!
I AM HAPPY TO BE ALIVE AGAIN !!!!