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Joe’s SEVERE Back Pain Story — A “TRUE” “Real Life” HAPPY ENDING!

English: Dr. Karyn Marshall (standing) demonst...
English: Dr. Karyn Marshall (standing) demonstrates nonsurgical spinal decompression on her chiropractic partner, Dr. Dennis Cronk (on table). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the story of “Joe,” a 69 year-old man who had low back pain for a year. His pain was getting worse and worse, and he needed help. He was desperate! Maybe you can relate.

For Joe, the pain radiated into his buttocks and legs. He had a burning sensation down both legs into the feet – even into his lower abdomen. It was excruciating at times!

His pain was worse whenever he walked or stood for more than 15 minutes – so Joe was in severe pain much of the time. He couldn’t sleep because of the pain. He couldn’t get out of a chair without feeling that awful blasted pain.

Joe was a big guy – over six feet, weighing nearly 200 pounds. He had a history of cervical (neck) spine surgery, diabetes, hypertension, and lumbar surgery 13 years earlier.

Yes, Joe had his share of back pain surgery – with no pain relief! And luckily, there is a solution – a NON-SURGICAL solution – to cure many back pain problems where traditional chiropractic treatments may fall short.

Joe’s key to getting REAL pain relief

Joe had an MRI, which showed herniated discs at several levels on his spine. Man, that was scary! Joe was really afraid of what a doctor might recommend. He sure didn’t want surgery again!

Joe had the good sense to consult with a Spinal Decompression specialist. He liked what he heard – and set up his schedule for 22 treatments over a 7-week period. He also got advice on exercise and nutrition that would help his discs to heal. No surgery would be involved; every session would be in the doctor’s office.

Going into this program, Joe’s initial pain level was “10.” By the end of his Spinal Decompression sessions, he reported a pain level of  “1”. He no longer felt the burning sensation in the buttocks or legs. He also noticed less pain in his lower abdomen. Another MRI showed his discs had gained height.


Joe, as you can imagine, was a happy man. When you finally get relief from severe pain, life is great again. Everything is better! This can also ring true for you as well! Watch this quick video to learn more about Spinal Decompression, the non-surgical procedure that gave Joe his pain relief. CLICK HERE NOW.

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression cleared by The FDA

Spinal Decompression… SUCCEEDS!


Clinical studies have shown non-surgical spinal decompression to be successful (good or excellent relief- meaning pain down to a “0” or “1”) in 86 percent of patients with herniated discs and degenerative joint disease – without ANY side effects. [i]

The most amazing thing is: Studies also show a 90 percent reduction in disc herniations in 71.4 percent of patients. [ii]

Even better, treatment with this non-surgical technology is painless, drugless and there are NO side effects documented at all. In fact, many patients report the treatments are so relaxing… they actually fall asleep!

Spinal Decompression technology has been cleared by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The conditions that have shown documented success are: ­

  • Back pain
  • ­Neck pain
  • ­Radiating leg pain
  • ­Radiating arm pain
  • ­Sciatica
  • ­Degenerative disc disease
  • ­Relapse or failure following surgery
  • ­Facet syndromes
  • ­Herniated and/or bulging discs (single or multiple)

A very important note:

Spinal Decompression has been successful with even the most severe cases… even when NOTHING else has worked. Even after failed surgery!    CLICK FOR VIDEO

What You Can Expect 

Your First Visit

In your initial visit, your doctor will conduct a physical exam. You may need imaging tests – an x-ray or MRI – so your doctor can get a detailed view of involved areas of your spine. From that, your doctor will outline the therapy that will work best for you. While Spinal Decompression helps many patients, it is not the right course for everyone.

Your Sessions

In every session, you will wear a comfortable pelvic harness – one that is designed to let you relax during the therapy. A computer guides the entire process, “instructing” the harness to make the tiniest adjustments in decompression during each session. You will feel a change in your spine, as it relaxes and “lengthens.” This is the beginning of the natural healing process, as decompression relieves pressure on your discs, allowing for better circulation to the discs – so they can absorb healing fluids.

Each treatment lasts between 30 to 45 minutes. You might feel some mild discomfort at first, but that will subside over time. These treatments are very safe. Many patients find them to be relaxing – a nice break from everyday stress. Many patients fall asleep during their sessions! And, if you feel concerned about any discomfort, remember that a safety switch is at your fingertips. Also, your body harness has an easy-release latch, if you feel you need it.

Your Treatment Plan

Most patients are scheduled for 20 treatment sessions over a four-to-six-week period. Some patients require fewer sessions, while others require more.

Very often, patients feel pain relief from the start – which is rewarding for both doctors and patients. When their treatment program is complete, nearly all report feeling significant relief from even the most debilitating pain.

This Isn’t Traction!

If this sounds like “traction,” please be assured – it’s not! Traction does not have a great track record in helping herniated discs. Spinal Decompression, however, has helped thousands and thousands of people. Because there are a few similarities in the two procedures, let’s analyze them.

With traction, you lie in a traction bed, and weights are gradually added. This applies tension to the harness you are wearing around your pelvis – which lengthens the spine. This procedure is intended to relieve pressure on the spine, but the force can cause muscle spasms – which can cause injury.

Researchers in another study compared the traditional linear traction device to a Non-Surgical-Spinal Decompression device. They found that the traction device did not help herniated discs. However, the Spinal Decompression device resulted in “good” to “excellent” pain relief in a significant number of patients treated. [iii]

Here’s the difference: While both devices lengthen and put tension on the spine, the technology is very different. Spinal Decompression is a more sophisticated procedure that utilizes electronic sensors and computer-assisted protocols.

Sophisticated Sensors in Spinal Decompression

Unlike traction, Spinal Decompression utilizes sophisticated sensors that track your muscles’ resistance to the pulling forces. These sensors, with computer enhancement, allow your doctor to very gently tighten, then reduce the tension, all in a very slow, controlled process — so your muscles do not react to the tension. This spinal stretching is a process that takes place over multiple sessions, as needed, to protect vertebrae and discs from injury.

In one study, researchers examined the effects of Spinal Decompression on the nucleus pulposus (inner core) of spinal discs. They connected a very thin tube to each patient’s L4-5 disc space, and attached a device called pressure transducer to measure pressure on the disc. They recorded the pressure between discs when tension was applied and when the patient was in resting state.

The results were exciting – because, when highest levels of tension were applied, the decompression on the nucleus pulposus decreased significantly – to less than 100 mm Hg. This provided proof that the tension in Spinal Decompression does its job! [iv]

MRI studies comparing regular “old” traction to spinal decompression have shown regular traction does NOT return herniated material back into the disc, while spinal decompression DOES return herniated material back into the disc (reducing or eliminating pain). [v]

Sidebar: “I Want to Ride My Bicycle” – Jack Williams Story:

“I started coming into the office because of sciatica pain. I feel so much better. The office staff is very professional. I am getting stronger and more flexible thanks to the Spinal Decompression and the therapy program. I can move around daily and ride my bicycle with no pain. Thanks,”


The Pioneer in Pain

Allan Dyer, MD, PhD, is credited with developing non-surgical Spinal Decompression. Dr. Dyer was a pioneering cardiac researcher, focused on creating the heart defibrillator, before becoming Canada’s Deputy Minister of Health.

In his personal life, he waged a battle with back pain – caused by a herniated disc. When he retired from his governmental duties, Dr. Dyer embarked on his personal mission to find an effective treatment for back pain. His research took him beyond the concept of traction – and led to development of a far more sophisticated procedure that is aided by computer technology.

In Dr. Dyer’s method, a carefully calibrated tension is applied to pull the spine – then a hold, with a partial release. This is repeated many times over in a 30 to 45-minute period, and during multiple sessions. With this tension, the discs are given more space in the spinal column. In this space, the disc begins to heal naturally and regain its natural shape.

Dr. Dyer’s device was developed with a team of scientists and bioengineers at the nation’s leading hospitals. Six years later, in 1991, the VAX-D unit debuted; the name refers to Vertebral Axial Decompression. Dr. Dyer is a symbol of its success; he benefited from VAX-D treatment, and now walks pain-free. VAX-D® is a registered trademark of VAX-D Medical Technologies. [vi]


[i] Gionis. Thomas, MD, JD, MBA, FICA, FRCS, et al. The outcome of a clinical study evaluating the effect of nonsurgical intervention on symptoms of spine patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease is presented. Spinal Decompression, Orthopedic Technological Review, (Nov/Dec 2003) Vol. 5 No. 6 36-39.

[ii] Eyerman, Edward, M.D. MRI Evidence of Nonsurgical, Mechanical Reduction, Rehydration and Repair of the Herniated Lumbar Disc. Journal of Neuroimaging, (April 1998) Vol. 8 No. 2.

[iii] Alf Nachemson, MD, PhD. The Load on Lumbar Discs in Different Positions of the Body. Clinical Orthopaedics, (1966) Vol. 45 107–122.

[iv] 3. Gustavo Ramos, MD; William Martin, MD, Effects of Vertebral Axial Decompression on Intradiscal Pressure, Journal of Neurosurgery, (1994) Vol. 81 No. 3.

[v] Eyerman, Edward, M.D. MRI Evidence of Nonsurgical, Mechanical Reduction, Rehydration and Repair of the Herniated Lumbar Disc. Journal of Neuroimaging, (1998) Vol. 8 No. 2.

[vi] “Decompression: Where it All Began.” The American Chiropractor, Sept 28, 2010.

“My Back is OUT!” – The REAL SECRET to Finally CURING Your Pain

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It’s moving day at your house – and all that picking up and hauling has “thrown your back out.” You know the feeling! That’s certainly how it feels…
Simply getting out of bed can trigger low back pain!
Chiropractors over the years have helped and healed many hurting victims of back pain, but there are different severities of those back infirmities that normal chiropractic care may not address. Today, chiropractic treatment utilizes a whole new arsenal of tools to address those more serious conditions, thanks to comprehensive new research.
Why do I have low back pain?
Low back pain is very common. And it isn’t just a problem of aging! Anyone who has lived with a spine that’s out of alignment can develop chronic lower back pain. Also, the discs in the spine can develop tiny cracks, lose fluid, which decreases flexibility and cushioning. Maybe a pinched nerve has flared off and on. All these are causes of low back pain.
You might have lived with this pain for a LONG time before it started affecting your life. You find your life is limited. You can’t enjoy life like you once did. I know you hate it!
And the other confusing part about back pain, it might not be from your back.
Let’s look at what goes wrong to give you that back pain:
• low-grade muscle spasm
• pelvis torque and tension
• imbalance of hips
• fallen or dropped arches (yes, your foot arches can give you back pain!)
• stiff vertebra joint
• adhesions in leg muscle
• pinched nerve
At our clinic, we’ll do an examination to determine the cause. You need to know exactly what’s causing the pain – so you can get rid of it!
In some cases, we can help with traditional chiropractic or with exercises. If it’s a herniated disc, that’s a different matter. We’ve got a safe, very effective non-surgical treatment called Spinal Decompression that has helped many, many people. This video explains it very well. Just takes a few minutes to watch – and it could finally solve your pain! Watch it now…
“Pain Free! In the last 5 and 1/2 years, I have had surgery on my back, had spinal injections, and had been taking several medications for my pain. I was in so much pain that I did not want to go on living with the pain. After doing Spinal Decompression therapy, I am no longer taking pain pills, I can spend time with my family, and am much more pleasant to be around. I feel like a new man, and I can actually get out of bed every morning without being in pain.”
-Robert Martin Bucyrus, OH.

Subject Line: The SECRET to Getting REAL Back Pain Relief!
Boy, it’s scary how many people think muscle problems are no big deal. Unfortunately, tight, bound-up and spasmed or tight muscles can wear out joints faster than you can say, “Charley Horse!”
That’s why it’s important to examine the spine AT THE SAME TIME as the muscles that control it. It’s also why we’ve had such outrageous success with even the worst backs at The Ohio Neck & Back Pain Relief Centers. Because we deal with BOTH the spine and the muscles at the same time.
We have spine experts (chiropractors) that work closely with muscle experts (therapists) to deliver the absolute best way to help “bad backs”—EVER!!
There’s a MYTH — that MUSCLE RELAXANTS will help your muscles heal! Good grief, NO! Your muscles tighten up for a reason, and muscle relaxants are like turning back the clock on a time-bomb…you know it’s still going to blow up! Keep reading to learn more…

Finally, Get PERMANENT Relief from Excruciating Sciatica Pain

Everybody knows sciatica. The great playwright William Shakespeare wrote about it. You’ll even find mention in the Bible. Sciatica has been torturing people for thousands of years!

I describe sciatica as a burning, stringing pain. Sometimes it actually numbs your leg, your foot, your thigh. Your sciatica may be tied to back pain; in some cases, it’s not.

Here’s the good news: You can get relief from sciatica pain – REAL relief – with a breakthrough treatment my colleagues and I have given to thousands of patients. It’s called Spinal Decompression.

I’ll tell you more about this therapy in just a moment… but first…

Woman bends over and flinches in pain in her back.


Let’s look at what causes sciatica.

Putting aside the medical mumbo-jumbo, sciatica is caused by a pinching and/or irritation of one of the three lowest lumbar nerve roots that make up the giant sciatic nerve. When these delicate nerve roots are irritated, they can cause lower back pain. They can also ignite the entire sciatic nerve – giving you a great deal of debilitating pain.

Disc problems are very often the cause of sciatica. Over time, small injuries to the discs take their toll – and the disc’s inner core starts to leak out. This ooze – no matter how small — puts pressure on nerves, causing the pain. When the sciatic nerve is involved, you’ve got sciatica.

For severe sciatica flare-ups – or chronic sciatica pain – people try all kinds of therapies. They take painkilling drugs, use heat/ice, massage. Some try steroid injections or acupuncture. With all of these, there is only temporary relief – then there’s that terrible pain, back again. Chiropractic manual manipulation helps some folks.

But for many, many people, Spinal Decompression is the solution.

What exactly is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

It is a very safe alternative to surgery – and when you hear exactly how it works, you’ll see that it might be the right solution for your sciatica pain.

In every session, you will wear a comfortable pelvic harness – one that is designed to let you relax during the therapy. A computer guides the entire process, “instructing” the harness to make the tiniest adjustments in decompression during each session.

Picture yourself in your recliner at home. You lay back, you relax – and you fall asleep, right? That’s what happens with many of our patients. Spinal Decompression sessions are so relaxing, many fall asleep.

During the sessions, you will feel a change in your spine, as it relaxes and “lengthens.” This is the beginning of the natural healing process, as decompression relieves pressure on your discs, allowing for better circulation to the discs – so they can absorb healing fluids.

Many people feel pain relief with the VERY FIRST SESSION. I’m serious. I hear it all the time. Simply taking pressure off those injured discs can make a very dramatic change.

Over time, however, comes the real healing.

Researchers believe that, as circulation to the discs improves, the discs naturally draw fluid, oxygen and other nutrients. These biological components are the body’s repair mechanism — working to heal and rebuild a healthy disc.

A bulging or herniated disc naturally heals, as the disc reabsorbs its core material, and regains its natural shape. This takes pressure off pinched nerves – which relieves pain.

All this is accomplished without drugs, without surgery, without injections. And, thousands and thousands of patients report their successes. It’s truly remarkable the pain relief that is possible through Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.

This brief video explains exactly how it works. You’ll be impressed (and relieved), I guarantee!
















Do You Have Serious Unrelenting CRUEL Chronic Back Pain?

If you’re suffering from back pain as you read this, please keep reading. You’re in for a pleasant surprise, because I’ve got solid proof that we can end your back pain forever — without drugs, without surgery.

Imagine getting a good night’s sleep without that throbbing pain you know too well. Imagine getting the kiddos off to school… sitting at your computer all day… without that constant pain in your back.

I’m Dr. Scot Gray, a chiropractor based in Marion, Ohio, and I’ve become a leader in providing The Complete Spinal Correction Plan I’m about to show you.

We’ll put you back on the golf course… (or whatever rocks your boat)… and help you actually enjoy your summer.

I want to show you the plan that’s working really well to eliminate back pain, neck pain and sciatica… and changed the lives of tons and tons of people…

You’ll discover how The Complete Spinal Correction Plan can help you… as it’s helped so many patients. Watch this short video to learn more.

Good Back, Bad Back

What causes back pain in the first place? Often, the mundane repetitive tasks we perform day in and day out are the culprit.

Also, stress plays a role: When the kids are going bonkers or your coworkers are driving you crazy, you’re likely to tense up your shoulders, neck and head.

Take note of the position of your shoulders next time you get really agitated; my guess is that they’ll be hunched up toward your ears. This causes alignment issues with the muscles and bones.

In some cases, your pain may be the result of an accident — a sports injury, a slip on the office floor. For some of my patients, there is no obvious cause. Their back pain has developed suddenly, unexplainably.

Very often, a disc is involved – an inter-vertebral disc, as we call it. The disc has hard cartilage rings around the outside and a liquid center, kind of like a jelly donut.

Over time, that cartilage breaks down and the liquid (the jelly) starts to ooze out—potentially hitting your spinal cord and nerves. In these cases—where herniated discs or degenerative disc disease are present.

I believe that The Complete Spinal Correction Plan is the single best treatment available. Watch this brief informative video to learn more.

This plan has changed the lives of thousands of people. Clinical studies show, over and over, that spinal decompression works to end back pain – without surgery.

You can get true pain relief – with this amazingly effective procedure. Take a few minutes, and watch this short video.

Dr. Scot Gray
Chiropractor, The Ohio Neck & Back Pain Relief Centers

Why Are We Giving Away Over $10,000 of Services and Giving YOU A FREE T-shirt?

Dr Scot & His Wife, Jenn 6 1/2 Months Pregnant

**Click here to RSVP for Oct 7th Event**

An interesting thing happened lately.

I found out my wife was pregnant.

That’s when several new thoughts started rushing through my head like…

– Will it be a boy or a girl?

– Will I be able to provide for him or her?

– I wish I had saved more for this time!

– Will they act like me (yikes!) or more like my wife (hopefully!)?

– If it’s a girl, how much will a wedding cost by the time she gets married?

– How much will college cost and how will we pay for it?

– Am I working hard enough to provide for my family?

It stunned me that so many questions started bouncing around in my head all at once. If felt like the top of my head might pop off!

I just couldn’t stop thinking about how this would change our lives.

It was excitement, a little fear of the unknown, and a lot of pre-planning for when the baby arrives!

Move forward 9 months…

As I write this blog post, my wife is due with a baby girl in just 2 days. By the time you read this, she will probably be with us already. :-)

This is an amazing and exciting time in our lives and it also brings with it several new challenges and aspects to our life. (as those of you with children know)

One of the things Jenn and I have talked about is saving for college. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the education I received. I want to give that same advantage to my children.

But college cost’s so much these days!

The good news is, we live in Marion. That’s right!  And what that means is that there is a ton of money out there that you and I can get our hands on for

college! (Did you know this?)

When you live in Marion, you don’t have to be rich to send your children to college.

I have discovered in the last couple years that there is a lot of money available due to a large sum of money left by George Alber. Mr Alber left over $30 Million to different organizations in Marion…one of which is The Ohio State University of Marion.

During the 2010-2011 academic year, they gave out $536,082 to 345 students!

That’s over $1,500 per student!

And now, thanks to the George Alber Fund, and other private donors, children are able to earn money as they go through elementary, middle, and high school that they can use at OSU Marion to pay for their classes.

Children can earn over $3,000 towards their college education!

This is done through the GoBuck$ program at OSU Marion.

There is a problem that needs solved though…

The George Alber fund takes care of the city schools, but we need to raise money so that all of the county schools can have this available in all grades, and not just a few select grades.

The way that we do this is by raising money through private donors.

Art and Anne Loewe of Marion have pledged over $300,000 to the program, my wife and I give to it and we raise money for the program by giving away services a couple times each year but…


The children of Marion need your help.

You can make a difference with a small donation.

Your children only get this opportunity once and we need to help make it happen for them.

I wanted to find a way to help more than I have in the past and this is it – I can give away free services and gifts to YOU for a small donation to give to this essential program.

So I decided to create a new event. We are holding it at our office on October 7th, from 7:30am to 6:00 pm. You are all welcome to come join us for this event, and get your free adjustments, new patient exams, and our new t-shirts!

All day long we will be donating our services for all of those that want to donate to this great cause.

Get an adjustment.

Get a New Patient Exam and X-rays if necessary.

Feel better.

Get a free t-shirt.

And help the BACKBONE of our community…our children.

It’s very simple to participate.

Click HERE to RSVP for your spot right now!

Easy as that!

We look forward to seeing you and joining together to make a difference for our community around us!

Talk soon,

Scot Gray, DC

PS: If you have been in our office in the last 3 months, you’ll get a free adjustment and t-shirt when you sign up HERE.

PPS: If you are a “past” patient and have not been in our office in the last 3 months, you’ll get a quick re-exam (if necessary), adjustment, and t-shirt all for free.

PPPS: If you are NEW to our office, you’ll get the entire consultation, examination, and X-rays, and the new t-shirt for free!!

Go ahead and RSVP HERE TODAY!

20 Things You Can Do To Eliminate Back Pain

physical therapy athletic woman“The Ohio Neck & Back Pain Relief Centers Reveals The Shocking Truth About Getting Rid Of Low Back Pain! Get This Special, FREEeCourse to Find Out What Your Friends, Family, Or Even Your Doctor May Not Know About How To Eliminate Low Back Pain Once And For All…Without Drugs Or Surgery!”

Grab this special eCourse to find out about the natural methods to ending your misery that even your own doctor may not know about! Inside this FREE eCourse you’ll discover:

  • Why 50-53% of low back surgeries are unnecessary and unsuccessful!
  •  What you don’t know about using pain relievers CAN hurt you!
  • The most successful treatment of low back pain doesn’t involve any drugs or surgery!
  • What to do right now if you suffer from ANY back pain! And much more.

WARNING: Low back pain is an often mistreated and potentially dangerous disorder that affects the lives of millions of Americans each year. That’s the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is that you may not have to continue suffering! Take our simple and FREE eCourse to find out the well-hidden truth you won’t find anywhere else!

Click HERE to get your 20 tips on back pain!

Do You Want To Know More About Spinal Decompression?

Important facts to know if you have disc degeneration, herniations, bulges, or sciatica, that you probably aren’t aware of: If you have disc degeneration/herniation/bulges or sciatica, you are not alone. Statistics show that at least 85% of adults have had a significant bout with back pain at some point in their life. Most people who have disc problems have back and/or leg problems. Whether it’s difficulty with work, the embarrassment of how you look when you walk, pain upon any movement or the loss of your ability to do the things you love.

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Don’t suffer from back pain anymore!

More recently, modern technology has offered us more options for treating severe disc problems, many incorporating spinal decompression therapy. There is chiropractic, physical therapy, spinal decompression, acupuncture, medication, surgery, etc. With so many options available today how does one know where to go, who to trust or what to choose? Here’s the good news- local chiropractors Dr. Scot Gray and Dr David Tharp now offer seminars twice a month. These 60-90 minute seminars include multi-media presentations with educational videos and photos designed to teach all the latest state of the art back and leg pain relief solutions available today.

You will learn about DTS Spinal Decompression Therapy the latest in disc herniation and disc degeneration repair is the latest “space age” technology to FIX your disc problem for a fraction of the cost or risk of spinal surgery. It’s safer, longer lasting, and a quicker solution. Because of our superior record of success, we offer the most successful treatment option available. This program is designed to give our patients the added security of knowing only the finest products and US made machines are used.

Some of the topics covered are: causes of spinal degeneration, the domino effect, why back and neck problems can make you look older, relation of disc degeneration to total disability, how spinal decompression works, why spinal surgery has a lower success rate and much more. A lively Questions and Answer session follows, with Dr Scot or Dr Dave available to answer questions ranging from general back and neck pain topics to your specific concerns. Call 740-386-6580 to schedule your opportunity to come in and meet our doctors, or fill out the form below to RSVP (limited to first 20)


Join Us For A Special Seminar Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 6:30 PM.


Sign up now to RSVP for our special seminar ‘Spinal Decompression: For a Back That Last’s a Lifetime’ designed to show you how to get your life and your freedom back from debilitating back pain.


It is coming up quickly, so please RSVP soon. To RSVP, simply enter your information below:

Here’s a FREE snippet from my book…

As many of you know, my first book (GOOD BACK, BAD BACK: The 10 Things Women Must Know To Eliminate Back Pain And Look And Feel Younger) was recently published by Advantage Media Group. I wanted to share a quick snippet with you that shares a little bit more about who I am and why I want to help you eliminate your pain. So…here it is:

Dr Scot Gray’s New Book on Back Pain



It seems like just yesterday that I was a punk kid, playing guitar, basketball and lacrosse. However, between shooting hoops and impersonating Kirk Hammett from Metallica, I dreamed of becoming a doctor—the next Doogie Howser, MD. From a very young age, I was driven to grow up ASAP and get into a medical field where I could help cure people’s pain. I had always been taught that medication was the key to health, so I figured I’d become a medical doctor or perhaps a pharmacist (just like a man I admired at our church).

That is, until my life was forever changed by a car wreck in 1997.  I was an undergrad at Columbus State in Columbus, Ohio, and was cruising down the freeway on my way to class one morning. As I approached a curve at 60 miles an hour, I noticed that everyone was stopped in front of me. I slammed on the brakes, coming to a halt just in time. Unfortunately the vehicle behind me did not see the snarl and slammed into the back of my car at 50 miles an hour. My car was destroyed. So was my neck.

This was the first time I had been in a serious accident. As my car was towed from the scene, I didn’t feel much pain. Figured I was fine. But then, two days later, I woke up and was unable to move my neck up, down, left or right. Like a good Midwestern boy, I consulted my mom, who told me that she was going to a chiropractor for treatment for her migraines and that she thought he might be able to help me with my neck pain.

I had heard all sorts of horror stories and really had no clue what a chiropractor did. But reluctant and scared, I took my mom’s advice and made an appointment.  To my amazement, after just one visit and a few adjustments—voila—my neck started to feel better. My range of motion returned and I was officially a chiropractic convert.

From then on I became fixated on becoming a doctor of chiropractic and helping people through natural means, rather than becoming a medical doctor. After securing appropriate loans (and lots of them!) and finding a job to help me pay for the education I’d need, I worked my rear off and, after six years of year-round schooling, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human anatomy and a doctorate in chiropractic.

At this point, strapped with debt and eager to open my own practice, I found a doctor who would not only hire me but, after a year, cover the

overhead so I could open my own office. I could pay him back as the business became profitable, he said. In February of 2004, however, deep into my search for office space, the doctor told me he was sorry, but he couldn’t help me open my office at that time. I was devastated. My momentum had been halted, just as it had been that day on the highway. I was now had no income, no practice, and plenty of student loans to pay back.

My brother, Seth Gray, D.C., had gone through school at the same time as I did and was also a chiropractor, so we decided to go into business together. I was single, living in a two-bedroom apartment. My brother was married with two children and two Jack Russell terriers. We were both broke. We all moved in to a two-bedroom apartment to save money as we worked to start a practice.  We went from bank to bank, trying to get a loan. After several months and many, many “no’s,” we received a call from a chiropractor about 45 miles north of us in Marion, Ohio, who was looking to sell his practice. We knew this was our shot and, luckily, were finally able to score a loan with Fahey Bank, a small local financial institution.

At the time we bought it in June of 2004, the practice had been seeing 20 patients a week. Within three months, our business was profitable, we were seeing 300 patients a week, and as I am writing this book I just received a loan note from Fahey Bank declaring that our loan was “paid in full.”

So, here I am, having realized my childhood dream to help people eliminate their pain—without drugs or surgery. It doesn’t get better than that. In order to share this knowledge with people who can’t make it to my office, I decided to write this book. Within these pages is everything you need to know to live pain-free. The steps and suggestions are simple, yet essential. Read on, and enjoy your new life…

Remember, “I’ve Got Your Back”—

Dr. Scot Gray

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