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Patient Testimonials

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Janis Hrobuchak, Dalton, PA hip injections
I happened to see The View last year when Dr. Vad was appearing. At that time I wrote down his name and new book. His advice about the cutting edge alternatives to surgery made so much sense. Then, since I was 60 and had been doing reflexology, chiropractic visits for my ailing back and hip, I ordered all of his books too. At that time, my left hip started to really hurt. After having an MRI in Scranton, PA for my lumbar, I was diagnosed by a sports medical doctor in Scranton with 4 to 5 degree spinal stenosis! However, my reflexologist kept picking up my hip not back.

So I decided at that point in December 2010, to see Dr. Vijay Vad for a 2nd opinion. He nailed it! The 3D MRI also concurred that it was a torn labrum cartilage. After two visits to him and two cortisone injections, I still was not able to walk more than 1/4 of a block. For me, being active, a former New York Marathon runner, hiking in the Swiss Alps, as well as weight training, I became really depressed. I also took all the right supplements to no avail. I even changed my residency to West Palm Beach, Florida, thinking that the weather and healing water would help. It didn't. more

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Jane Pressman, spine surgery
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Chris Pates, spine surgery
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