I had been having lot's of sciatic pain (LOTS OF PAIN), debilitating pain that went from my left hip down my left leg. It was so bad that walking or doing much of anything was difficult. I was handicapped by the condition which was caused by a herniated disc.
My MD sent me to get an MRI scan and it showed a 10mm AP (anterior-posterior) x 11mm protrusion of my L4-L5 lumbar disc. I then went to an orthopedic surgeon. The Orthopedic surgeon examined me and told me that my options were surgery or an epidural pain injection to hopefully buy some time for it to heal itself, although this was not likely.
I was doped up on various pain pills for about 3 months. I was taking up to 5 advil at a time, vicodin, oxycodone, naproxen, vimovo (another form of naproxen that's not supposed to cause you stomach cancer), valtoren gel, and another anti-inflammatory whose name I can't remember and did not help at all. I could hardly sleep but the pills helped somewhat.
About two weeks ago, my friend convinced me to go to Dr. Mark Somberg even though I had been treated by another chiropractor until then.
After three visits I was much better but still a little skeptical. After five visits I was starting to do some light stretching. I went for my first 1.5 mile walk last night and did 1/2 hr of yoga this AM. I AM RENEWED.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my friend and to Dr. Somberg for giving me my life back and with no epidural and no surgery. Truly unbelievable. This review does not do them justice but it's my version of shouting from the rooftops.
I've been going to Dr. Somberg for just over 20 years! I can't believe it's been that long, or I'm so old.... He is without a doubt a magician. I was in severe pain when i was referred by a co-worker. It was the best referral I've probably ever had. Professional, caring, understanding and extremely great at what he does, and always with a smile and a laugh!
After going to several chiropractors for my sciatic pain I finally found Dr Somberg. He got right to the root of the problem, he was very realistic about the prognosis for my back, he inspired me to do the right exercises in order to strengthen my core and the area of disease, and now, after following the course of treatment laid out by Dr Somberg, I am pain free and doing so much better! Dr Somberg is an expert at healing and a super cool man as well. I highly recommend this office for your back pain!
Dr. Sombergs honesty is refreshing.
He will never work on a patient if he cannot help them.
And he knows more than most.
I am always surprised when he is able to diagnose and then sure enough my regular Doc says the same thing.
I personally go to Dr Somberg because I work on a computer all day & sleep like a pretzel.
I hold all my tension on my shoulders etc..
The best is when I get a massage, even if only 30 minutes first, then an adjustment I am in great shape for a log time.
Well until I do something stupid LOL
Did I mention his staff is always helpful, friendly & funny.