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“Pain free at last

Following a car accident, I was left with severe neck pain that was making it difficult to carry out simple tasks like lifting and carrying my daughter, putting out the rubbish, and carrying shopping. After years of different kinds of treatment, including physio, I had almost given up hope of living a life free from pain and limitations. On the recommendation of a colleague at work, I made an appointment at Align. Within just a few sessions my pain levels had started to reduce, my posture had improved and range of movement increased.

I’ve had eight sessions now and have had no pain for the last month. To be able to lift, carry and play with my daughter without worrying about the pain that will result is wonderful.

I cannot recommend the team at Align more highly. Thank you!”

Jo B

“Headaches Gone & Sinuses Improved

“I’ve always been a little sceptical of alternative medicine but was amazed when a reflexology consultation pin-pointed known ailments of sinusitis and headaches, along with an unknown neck problem.

A consultation and x-rays with Mike confirmed the neck problem and a series intensive alignment sessions followed.
It wasn’t until after the alignment sessions did I realise just how uncomfortable my neck had become over a number of years.
The added bonus for me was that correcting my neck alignment also saw the disappearance of the headaches and a much improved sinusitis position. I’m not fully “out of the woods” yet but am amazed just how much improved my quality of life is and it’s all down to Mike. Many many thanks.”

Catherine

I Was in Constant Pain

“Before visiting align Chiropractic, I couldn’t stand up straight and was in constant pain. By early evening every day I was in so much pain it was very difficult to carry out any physical activity.

Now I can stand up straight, have far greater range and ease of movement and physical activity and have forgotten what it feels like to be in constant pain.”

Lucy Sofia

Back Pain & Headaches

“Dear Mike

I thought I would put in writing how pleased I am with the recent treatment you gave me.

A few weeks ago I was experiencing back pain & headaches. The pain from my back was restricting my mobility & depleting my energy levels. I had heard you say many times that headaches could be related to the back or spine & as I had to wait 8 days for an appointment with my GP I felt I needed treatment sooner rather than later. Within an hour of initially contacting you about this, I was at your practice being assessed, diagnosed & treated.

I have had the benefit of 3 adjustments, which take only 15 minutes, so can be slotted into anyone’s busy schedule. My back has improved; the pain has disappeared, as have the headaches which went after the first adjustment.

I was also impressed by your client care. Not only do you send a text reminder for appointments, you also rang me later in the day after the first adjustment to see how I was. You also discussed exercises I could do that would benefit my back & followed this up with an example on-line.

I would have no hesitation is recommending your services.”

John Robinson

Upper Back & Shoulder Pain

“I am hugely grateful to Dr Mike for curing my niggling and often very painful upper back and shoulder ache. It was only after the in depth initial consultation did I realise exactly how long I’d been putting up with it for.

After a 12 week intensive course of appointments and a regular visitor of align, I now feel less like an old lady and instead a lot more aware of how it feels to be pain free.

I would highly recommend Dr Mike – his professional, friendly, knowledgeable and approachable manner has been massively beneficial for my overall physical health.”

Helen

Knee Pain

“I took a visit to see Dr Mike Cassidy on the 12th of April this year with a very bad knee. I was being awaken at night and developed a decent limp.

I was greeted and made to feel comfortable, given an examination and several x-rays. After several sessions I was given a progress report and indeed I was feeling a lot better.

I have completed my ten sessions and my knee feels good. I walk taller and sleep better. Carol & Sue greeted me, organised my sessions and make me feel at ease.

align Chiropractic is a great team and I have every positive reason to recommend them.”

Marcus Barry

No More Painkillers

“Dear Dr Michael Cassidy-Hogg

This letter is to thank you for my treatment at align.

I went with bad headaches and Michael found that I had a damaged neck.

I went for the Gold package which meant that I could have as many treatments as I needed.

I’m now fine and glad that I went, as if I’d left my problem then I’d be taking too many painkillers & making my neck worse.”

Roz Lord

Headaches Gone

“I first went to see Dr Mike Cassidy-Hogg at align Chiropractic in August 2009 because I had frequent headaches and lower back pain. I have to admit that I was very sceptical regarding Chiropractic treatment, but nothing else I’d tried had cured my lower back pain so I thought I’d give it a go.

Dr Mike recommended that I had an x-ray , which was very interesting as it immediately showed what was actually going on with my spine and so a lot of the aches and pains I had experienced for many years, suddenly all make sense.

After only one or two treatments my headaches vanished and have virtually never returned and after a series of treatments over three months, my back very quickly improved. It’s now six month since I finished the treatment and despite feeling that I’ve been very lazy in making sure I look after my back and stand correctly, my lower back pain has never returned.

Dr Mike provides a very friendly and relaxed environment at his align Clinic and made my treatment seem very simple and easy to understand. I’m extremely grateful to him for sorting out my back, which has make a huge difference to my life and I would thoroughly recommend him without hesitation.

So I’m no longer a Chiropractic sceptic!”

Nick Case

Quality of Life

“When I first came to see Mike, I was suffering from chronic back pain throughout my back & neck. Well, to be honest, there wasn’t really much of my body that wasn’t aching in some way. My posture wasn’t very good either.

I was also suffering with a very low mood, anxiety, panic attacks and vertigo. I feel now that a lot of this was related to how much pain I was in and that I was also taking so many painkillers. I was also having a lot of trouble sleeping, only getting
around four to five hours a night at most. I was really struggling – working full time and being a full time mum. I needed to rest when I could but the pain kept waking me.

When I first saw Mike he did a few x-rays on me which really highlighted why I was suffering. He explained to me what the findings were in a way I could easily understand and set about arranging a course of treatments for me. I noticed a difference after my first adjustment. I went home and slept for twelve hours without any disturbance and woke up feeling so refreshed.

During my course of treatments I have had exercises to help things along and strengthen my back and neck against future problems. I have noticed so many improvements within myself and friends and family have commented on how my posture and frame of mind is so much better. I am in nowhere near as much pain.

I also used to suffer with constant cold sores which have now disappeared after years of over the counter and prescription medication not working. I am also joining a yoga class and have noticed a big change in my energy levels and way of thinking.

I’m going to get Mike to check my son and daughter in the near future and would and will recommend Mike to anyone who is suffering in any way.

Thank you for making me feels so much better Mike
I am very grateful to you.”

Paula Charlotte

30 Years of Pain

“Having put up with lower back pain and knee problems for over thirty years I decided to attend align’s Back Awareness Course held in conjunction with Impulse Leisure.

I found this extremely informative as Mike explained everything in everyday terms. It was also a good learning curve hearing other people’s problems and how they cope with everyday life. I then decided to book an initial appointment with Mike during which he took a few x-rays to identify the problem areas.

Having just completed a course of adjustments and combined with daily exercises I am at long last free of pain.I cannot be more delighted with the outcomeand fully intend to have maintenance appointments to keep me in good working order.
Thank you Mike for making me feel 20 years younger!!”

Sarah Ditchling

New Lease of Life

“I’m 29 and thought I would be wheel chair bound by the time I was 35, as sometimes my knees where so painful I really couldn’t walk! Thank the lord for Mike!

I have been visiting him at align for about 5 months and immediately he identified why I was having such trouble. We have been working on the problem and since then I have danced in my highest shoes, climbed hills and worked out in the gym.

I had been to the doctors and hospital regarding this complaint continually for the last 5 years and I had been pumped full of painkillers, and the idea of having knee replacements!!!!!! It’s like I have a new me! As a wedding photographer I am relieved in the thought that I will be able to do my job for years to come.”

Faye Collyer, Phase Photographic

Pain and Loss of Feeling in My Arm

“I was suffering from pain and loss of feeling in my right arm with pins and needles in my fingers. This had been going on intermittently for around ten years but became more chronic over the last year with similar symptoms appearing in my left arm and hand.

Using a computer mouse aggravated the symptoms – the small movements of clicking sent pain into my elbow, underarm and wrist – so I had to begin using my left hand. Gripping the steering wheel whilst driving was also uncomfortable, again sometimes so painful I would have to drive using only my left hand. I also began dropping things as my grip became so poor.

My GP advised painkillers and physiotherapy. I had a few sessions of physiotherapy ten years ago which did relieve the pain for a while. Another physiotherapist I saw recently advised me to stretch more saying that I wasn’t flexible enough. This surprised me as I practice yoga on a daily basis. It was also suggested that I change to an upright mouse which did help my left hand to become more aligned and less painful. None of this advice however, addressed the cause of the pain.

After one session/adjustment with Mike I had immediate relief from most of the pain in my arm/hand and now four weeks later, I have no pain at all. I have greater flexibility in my neck and due to the daily neck exercise, I am now no longer fearful of dropping my head back. I feel stronger and more in control which I find very helpful when practicing yoga.

Following the initial adjustments I felt very tired – the difference between fighting the pain every day and not having to perhaps? I had no idea I was in so much pain until I was adjusted and the pressure was relieved in the top of my spine. I am now getting my energy levels back.

It may be a coincidence but two weeks ago I had a blood test for thyroid function (I’ve had a thyroidectomy) and my new prescription is now for less thyroxine. I’ve been on the same level for 20 years so this is a surprise to me. It will take a few weeks for me to know if the change suits me and if it makes me feel well balanced.”

Julia Thompson

How I Avoided Carpal Tunnel Surgery

“After having given birth to my son last October, I started to experience pins and needles in my hands and an aching feeling from the elbow down.

The strength in my wrists seemed to have diminished, making simple tasks like turning the taps on or off, and driving extremely painful. My sleep was also being broken at least 10-15 times a night due to the pins and needles sensation.

I went to my GP who referred me to a hand specialist. After waiting about three months for an appointment, the specialist assessed me and straight away said I had carpal tunnel syndrome. He sent me away with two hand splints to wear at night for ten weeks. These didn’t seem to help and ten weeks later I went back for more advice. He then referred me for surgical intervention.

On recommendation from a friend I made an appointment, where I was assessed by Dr Michael Cassidy-Hogg. I was able to tell him about all my aches and pains including my imminent carpal tunnel operation.

I have attended Dr Mike’s clinic for a few sessions now, andafter just a couple of visits the pins and needles in my left hand have totally disappeared, and have been greatly alleviated on the right.
Thanks to Dr Mike, I’ve not had to undergo surgery.”

Mrs Roberts

Shoulder and Neck Pain

I suffered for about 10 years with two frozen shoulders and I was told they were diabetic frozen shoulders, as I have diabetes. I had no trauma or accident beforehand to explain why this had happened. Over the years I have had physiotherapy, cortisone injections and even acupuncture, but nothing really helped. I began suffering with very bad neck pain too and being unable to function normally on a day-to-day basis. It was a depressing existence.

I decided to look into chiropractic care and see if that could help me. I arranged an appointment for an initial consultation with Dr Mike Cassidy-Hogg. At that consultation, some X-rays were taken and it showed that I had osteoarthritis in my neck.The treatment and procedures were explained fully and clearlyby him and I felt confident and trusting in his ability. I felt better after my first session!

I have now had 10 sessions, which was recommended by him initially and I am very pleased with the results so far. The neck manipulation has probably been the most successful as the mobility has greatly improved and feels like a huge knot has been untied! It has made a huge difference to the way I am feeling now and I feel there have been definite results in curing my problem. The treatment overall has been excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Cassidy-Hogg to my family or friends.”

Kim H.

Chiropractic for Pregnancy

“I had been seeing Michael for regular Chiropractic care before I got pregnant, so when I found out that I was expecting, it felt natural to keep on with the treatments. I had heard that pregnancy can really affect the back, and as I had made so much progress previously, I didn’t want to undo all the good work.

I have found Chiropractic absolutely brilliant and a real life-line in keeping me healthy and pain-free during my pregnancy. It has not only helped my back keep healthy with all the extra weight and daily changes that the body goes through with pregnancy, but it has kept my immune system strong and energy levels as balanced as possible.

I am now 34 weeks and blooming! I shall be having Chiropractic up until the arrival and also afterwards, to keep me aligned. I will also be bringing the little one in to get checked by Michael to set us up for the best possible start in life.

Thank you for helping to make my pregnancy extremely enjoyable!”

Katie S.

“I have been suffering from neck and back pain for as long as I can remember. In the past I have been to see chiropractors, doctors, chinese herbalists and osteopaths. Mike was able to diagnose the problem within our first session. It suddenly all made sense. I FINALLY understood why I was in pain. I have had 10 sessions and am going to continue with a maintenance programme. I can see a vast improvement with my posture. Thank you so much for all your help. I will be recommending align Chiropractic to everyone.”

Anna M.

“Michael was recommended to me a couple of years ago and I have been a regular client of his since. Having suffered from various back and neck complaints due to many sporting injuries and with alarming regularity it’s great to know that with careful and regular treatment and exercises you can recover and resume normal activities again quickly. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Michael to anyone who is feeling uncomfortable through back and neck pain.”

Kim H.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

I suffered for about 10 years with two frozen shoulders and I was told they were diabetic frozen shoulders, as I have diabetes. I had no trauma or accident beforehand to explain why this had happened. Over the years I have had physiotherapy, cortisone injections and even acupuncture, but nothing really helped. I began suffering with very bad neck pain too and being unable to function normally on a day-to-day basis. It was a depressing existence.

I decided to look into chiropractic care and see if that could help me. I arranged an appointment for an initial consultation with Dr Mike Cassidy-Hogg. At that consultation, some X-rays were taken and it showed that I had osteoarthritis in my neck.The treatment and procedures were explained fully and clearlyby him and I felt confident and trusting in his ability. I felt better after my first session!

I have now had 10 sessions, which was recommended by him initially and I am very pleased with the results so far. The neck manipulation has probably been the most successful as the mobility has greatly improved and feels like a huge knot has been untied! It has made a huge difference to the way I am feeling now and I feel there have been definite results in curing my problem. The treatment overall has been excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Cassidy-Hogg to my family or friends.”

Mark

“Having suffered with back pain for nearly 20 years I started using Michael in 2008 to treat my back. Since that time Michael’s treatment and incredible knowledge of the field of chiropractic have worked wonders and have reminded me how great life can be when you don’t need to suffer pain through gritted teeth! I have tried other chiropractic doctors in the past and none have even come close to Michael’s excellent and very careful considered approach. I would happily recommend Michael to anyone and everyone.”

Graham L.

“Michael has provided a very caring approach to my sometimes painful neck and back problems. My family enjoyed going along to have their spines checked by him. We had been using another Chiropractor for years particularly myself since 1993 and did not benefit as much as we have from Michael’s treatment. He’s absolutely great and so keep up the good work!”

Sam Doyle

“Following rigorous initial appraisal/diagnosis of my condition – which I had painfully accepted for years – Dr Michaeladdressed the source and provided rapid significant relief; relief which has endured as further adjustments have ensured it stays fixed. Dr Michael is also professional and personable. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone who could benefit from his expertise.”

Keith R.

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