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Chiropractic treatment for neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spondylosis – Dr Mike Tetrault of Mabuhay Chiropractic

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Cervical Spondylosis Explained

Cervical Spondylosis Explained

Chronicles of a Cervical Spondylosis Patient:

It’s my first day with a chiropractic doctor. My neck and shoulder pain was getting severe each day as I work on my computer as a SEO and blogger. I was actually hesitant a couple of hours ago as I tried calling some available services in Manila or somewhere near Caloocan City but it’s been months now that I am planning to go to a chiro. My search online led to find out that these doctors do charge quite costly for middle income people like me. To think that most of them would offer a couple of sessions at a price ranging from Php 2,000.00 – Php 3,000.00 per treatment session.

Wow, that must be some money to spend depending upon the severity of your case of need for pain management. But as I’ve always known, health and wellness is a treasure and I’d do anything to become well. I’ve tried neck pain remedy via acupunture treatment, yoga exercises for pain, neck and shoulder pain remedy via acupressure and massage therapy and other neck and shoulder pain exercises as well.

Anyway, I was actually on my way to choosing from United Nations Chiropractic clinic in U.N. Avenue near Manila Doctors Hospital, Mabuhay Chiropractic Dasmarinas Vilage near San Antonio parish in Mc Kinley Street and N8 Upper Chiropractic in Jupiter street. I tried calling each and was very well received by each phone call receptionists and assistants.

My initial questions were answered with care. I wanted to make sure that my treatment should I decide to come over to any of the top 3 choices would be well worth every peso to spend. It’s a holiday season and who doesn’t need money these days but as I’ve said, I just want some assurance that my cervical spondylosis, neck and shoulder pain, arm numbness and hip pain will be a major concern to take out by the chiropractic doctor.

Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics

Mabuhay Chiropractic Clinics

I’ve done my part via doing a short research and found out that the best option is Dr. Michel Tetrault of Mabuhay Chiropractic. Their clinic was second to the most expensive but turned out to be the most qualified for me based only on my own opinion and the answers provided to me by the telephone receptionists.

First Day of Chiropractic Treatment:

Here goes. My first day was a blast. A total one for a chiropractic in Manila. The reception was well. I was able to get to Mabuhay Chiropractic in time before my appointment with Bern, the assistant at 12:00 noon. Dr. Mike Tetrault is in his office. I brought with me my old x-ray negatives from Cavite in Wellcare Diagnostics from last September 2010 diagnosis result. This was the first time that I was diagnosed to suffer from cervical spondylosis by our family doctor – Dr. Michael Perez, a specialist in cardiology who also took care of my dad when he suffered from stroke.

The initial examination session turned out to be some sort of an informal conversation between me and doc Mike. It was very comfortable for me since it’s my first time with a chiropractic doctor. He was Canadian and was able to marry a Filipina. I told him about my case, he asked me questions regarding my neck pain and shoulder pain history as well as my hip pain. On the other end, Dr. Mike also told me regarding his practice as a chiropractic doctor which is actually 33 years (not to mention his 9 years of study back in the U.S. where he revealed chiropractic is a mainstream as well as in the U.K.

Choosing the Philippines for his practice in the health and wellness industry as a chiropractic doctor seems more of a choice for love of the Philippines and his family for me which is a good indication for me chosing his service. It’s perfect for me and the thousands more that he was able to help with having almost the same problem as I am having – cervical spondylosis, neck pain, shoulder pain and hip or lower back pain.

The Prescription:

Dr. Mike’s prescription after the initial examination for a proper approach is to first have my x-ray with a diagnostic clinic for my neck, upper back and lower back. Coming back to the clinic at 3:00 pm, we proceed immediately after another patient of his went out and after he had my x-ray negatives analyzed with drawings and measurements. He showed me exactly what I needed to see and visually confirmed my problem with accompanied comprehensive explanation about it and what could possibly happen if not treated well earlier. He told me regarding chiropractic doctors offering a solution to my problem and explained also the part that medical doctors analysis on me and why chiropractic is the best option for me. Although the clarity was very finely explored right in my very eyes, I thought of 1 thing, will this be worth it? It’s slowly but surely becoming clearer to me but I needed more, I know. So far, the first session alone brought me to think and go for the 10 more sessions. I opted in to continue because I really felt well knowing it’s only the first one.

Initially, I told Dr. Mike that I am a bloggger and I will be chronicling the treatment that he is going to give me. This is just the first part. If you happen to read this post and would like to read more updates, I’d be gladly updating this post on my following treatments which is to happen by schedule.

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13 Responses to “Chiropractic treatment for neck and shoulder pain due to cervical spondylosis – Dr Mike Tetrault of Mabuhay Chiropractic”

  • Marina Tamaray says:

    Kindly share the total amount of expenses being paid throughout the duration of your treatment to include the x-rays and other test expenditures. THank you and God bless

    • Philippines Review says:

      X-Ray cost me something like Php 3k plus (3 thousand pesos) but that is because I opted in to have it done in a Makati clinic. Of course you can choose which diagnostic center to go for but the inconvenience will kill your time. Still, other diagnostic clinic might cost less and is an option that I know is much much cheaper for patients.

      1 treatment over in Mabuhay Chiropractic costs 3k pesos (per session) I opted to finish my 10 sessions overall because it is the recommended treatment for my cervical spondylosis case (like that of former president Gloria Macapagl Arroyo).

      Over all, its a Php 30k pesos for me (treatment only) and compared to western medicine treatments that could cost me millions and a no-getting-back and irreversible operation. Chiropractic treatment is way way way cheaper if you look at it deeper and best of all… non invasive which I am really very thankful of. I was able to save money by the millions and I mean millions of worth pocket pesos and we can’t deny it for my case comparing to a Saint Lukes treatment for cervical spondylosis like that of GMA.

      I am well now and still healing and planning to opt in for a monthly maintenance of 1 treatment per month. I must admit, I’ve never felt so good compared to the past 10 years of my life nursing this expensive health condition of mine. Yoga exercises and proper diet helps me more today.

      • REX says:

        how much would it cost for simple cracking of neck, i just found out videos in youitube about the benefits of chiropractic when it comes to ear problem, i have this ear plugged problem which i suffers for more a than a week already, i feel something pressure in my ear and its plugged. and i cant hear well compare to my righ ear. hoping for your immediate respond on this. 09291015666

  • This post is really informative. I also work sitting all day for about 15 hours. Good thing that I never encounter those kind of illnesses. It is really true that health and wellness is a treasure that’s why we should take good care of ourselves.

  • Collin says:

    Wow! This is really an informative post. Yes, I agree with the comment above that health is important. Thanks for sharing.

  • rina navarro says:

    Hi Doc Mike,

    Jolly Seasons to you! I just want to know if you have Chiropractic Clinic here in Dasmarinas, Cavite as your clinic at SM Bacoor is too far for me. Hope you let me know by texting me at 09238233524. I have a small problem with my back after i lifted to move the cage of my dog. Thank you and more power to you Doc.

    Respectfully yours,

    Rina Navarro

  • james anthony says:

    Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

    Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.

    The most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as “spinal manipulation,” also called “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile – or restricted in their movement – as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a heavy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can cause inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer. Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissues to heal.

    Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours.

    In many cases, such as lower back pain, chiropractic care may be the primary method of treatment. When other medical conditions exist, chiropractic care may complement or support medical treatment by relieving the musculoskeletal aspects associated with the condition.

    Doctors of chiropractic may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other members of the health care team.

    Chiro therapy is effective for lower and upper back pain

    For inquiry Please call or txt @ 0933.6556122 TinTin

    Home And Private Service is available with additional fees.

  • claire R.L. says:

    Thank u for such a nice & well-discussed topic.
    Hope to read more from you

  • oslec says:

    Keep me posted. Thanks.

  • raniella says:

    Please keep me posted I’m having chiropractic treatment soon with Dr. Mike, thanks

  • Sandra says:

    Hi Doc Mike! I am looking for ways to cure the severe pain of my mother (upper back up to ribs area and still getting worst!). I’m now working in Cainta, Rizal and my mother is now residing in Sorsogon. All of the consultations starts with her upper back pain. I wanted to bring her over here in Manila to see a pain management specialist. She has been seen by many doctors. She had operation last February 2014 for Polymastia (both underarm) and just this last August she has been diagnosed of fluids in her lungs and undergo an operation again to remove the fluid. Successfully removed the fluid in her lungs over 1 liter but sadly it just added pain to her in the area of the ribs where the doctor put the tube in draining the fluid. And now she’s suffering very severe upper back pain up to ribs area. She lost a lot of weight due to lack of sleep and cannot eat that much because of the pain she’s going through everyday. She have done a lot of examinations like X-ray, 2D Echo,Ultrasound , Biopsy etc. but still the previous doctors has no findings of what really is the reason of the severe upper back pain. I am writing to you Doc to ask if you think my mother need to see a Chiropractor or any specialist that might cure her severe pain. And if Yes, I’d be happy to bring my mother here in Manila for consultations. She will be staying in Cavite so we may set appointment at your clinic nearby. Please advise Doc, Thanks!


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