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Dr. Scott Caruso
Nicole came into our office with the diagnosis of three herniated discs with the state of mind that she was going to have to have surgery due to her chronic pain & numbness down her legs. Once starting care she had a new outlook...
"When I was first diagnosed I thought my young adulthood was going to be compromised. I took time off school, I was unable to do things my friends were doing. You name it I tried it & nothing was helping. Not only was I aburden to myself but to my family. After just a few adjustments I knew my life had changed for the better & I was going to be pain free again! I began to have regular range of motion without pain! I was able to continue doing all the things I had done previously with no restrictions. My family was so happy to have me back to my cheerful self! If I could give one piece of advice it would be to not wait as long as I did to find chiropractic care! I do not know what I would do without chiropractic care & Dr. Caruso... you've changed mylife. Thank you for everything!!!"
Tammy came to us for treatment of her migraine headaches. We asked Tammy to tell us in her own words how Chiropractic has affected her life... "I was taking prescription medication and seeing a different chiropractor. I was still getting so many headaches, I would run out of my monthly prescription. I met doc at a local health fair and was impressed with his personal demeanor, his personal warmth and caring attitude. I have not had to refill my prescription since I started my treatment last May! I feel a lot better - healthier in general. Migraines can be s
We value our patients' experience at Portolese Family Chiropractic. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the freeAcrobat Readerto view.
Dr. Tammy Portolese
Your Lansdale Chiropractor
A reoccurring neck injury, numbness, and loss of all strength in my dominant hand originally brought me to Dr. Portolese's office. My injury was intermittent since adolescence but had not been severe until recently. I did not take any medication for the condition, for over-the-counter pain relievers were a very temporary fix at best. Since I started my chiropractic treatment with Dr. Portolese, I have noticed that my posture has improved, my hand strength is fully restored, and I've noticed numerous benefits not associated with my initial injury. I am more relaxed, less nervous, have improved strength and I sleep better, too. I also find it easier to work, lift and bend. I've experienced greater results in a shorter time with a more personable and friendly staff than any primary physician's office I've used. This practice has truly provided me with a cure rather than just a temporary treatment. Thanks so much for the great services you provide! ~Brent S., age 25
I was referred to Dr. Portolese by a co-worker because I was experiencing severe pain in my legs during the daytime when I am on them for extended periods (for 12 years) and at nighttime while resting (for 45 years). I also had pain running down the back of my leg since a sledding incident in February, 2007. Since I've been coming to Dr. Portolese, I have stopped taking Celebrex, and I have no pain from the sledding mishap. I definitely sleep better now, and I can now walk without pain. I am so happy to be off Celebrex and that my work day is more bearable now because of less pain, even though I am constantly on my feet! ~ Shirley C., age 59
My wife referred me to Dr. Portolese because I have had a lifetime of back and neck pain (35 years since problems started). I would take Motrin for the pain, but the medicine only offered temporary relief. Since I started treatment with Tammy in 2005, I have seen a marked improvement in my back and neck. In general, I feel stronger and my posture has improved immensely! I am able to ride in a car much easier and lifting heavier objects is no longer a problem. With Dr. Portolese's adjustments and advice, my golf game has really improved, and I have returned to scores in the 70s, which has not happened for many, many years. Thank you, Tammy!
~ Charles S., age 57
I had begun to think it was the beginning of the end for me. An acute case of Plantar Fasciitis had literally sidelined me for the last two years. I was unable to participate in the simplest activity that I am sure many take for granted: that of being able to stand on my own two feet without being in excruciating pain! Countless consultations with different Podiatrists yielded all of the classic solutions and remedies for someone with Plantar Fasciitis: Cortisone shots, resting the feet, icing the feet, heating the feet, exercises for the feet, custom orthotics, night splints and finally expensive and un-reimbursable Shock Wave Therapy. After two years of following all of the doctors' orders and seeing no improvement, it was finally declared that I needed surgery on both feet!
Flashbacks immediately began to surface from all of the conversations I'd had over the last two years with friends, family and primary care physicians-all of whom said, "Never cut your feet if you don't have to!" Considering that the success rate for the proposed surgery carried no better guarantee of success than the Shock Wave Therapy did, I decided there was no way I was going to let any surgeon cut my feet. There had to be an undiscovered problem that was causing my condition.
Unexpectedly, a family friend suggested I contact her Chiropractor, Dr. Tammy Portolese. The appointment was made, the evaluation was done and the diagnosis was that I was subluxated in multiple spots along my spine, meaning that my body was out of alignment! Being careful not to guarantee me that she could fix my feet, Dr. Portolese suggested an aggressive schedule of appointments to treat my condition, and without further ado, I committed to her suggestion.
My first appointment amazed me; this Chiropractor was touching and massaging my feet! In fact, she had touched my feet more in this first appointment than my Podiatrists had in all of my appointments over the past two years!
Within two weeks, I was starting to feel differently; I was finding that I could stand for longer periods of time before being relegated to the easy chair for the rest of the day.
At four weeks, this Doctor had my full attention! Within eight weeks, I was able to make it through a weekend day of chores and shopping, and it has only gotten better from there!
~ Beth H., age 46
A co-worker referred me to Dr. Portolese because I had been experiencing sciatica, shoulder pain and numbness on my right side for many months. Although I had been prescribed steroids, I only felt a little relief. Since I've been under chiropractic care with Dr. Portolese (only 2 weeks), I do not have any more shoulder pain or numbness. Moreover, the lower back pain is gone! I am stronger, more relaxed and alert and I am sleeping better than ever! Many of my daily activities, such as walking, standing, riding, sitting, working, lifting and bending, have become easier. I felt relief from my pain the day after my first visit, and I am ready to do cartwheels! ~Sandra, age 55
I am a 77 year old male who has experienced a lot of back pain for the last 2 and ½ years. Because of the pain, I have been unable to play my favorite sport-golf. A friend of mine, who is a patient of Dr. Portolese, recommended that I go see her for the pain. Other doctors had taken x-rays and had told me to do exercises but nothing helped. I am pleased to tell anyone who reads this letter that after just 2 months of getting adjusted, I am playing golf again and loving it! I cannot thank Dr. Portolese enough for what she has done for me. I feel as though I have been reborn. God Bless her and those like her in the field of Chiropractic Care.
--"Mac" M., age 77
"My name is Alex S. I am nine years old. I've been seeing Dr. Tammy since I was born, and since I was born I have not had any ear infections. I almost always come in with an ache or pain, and every time it's gone by the time I leave. I'm never bored waiting. There are balls that I bounce on almost every time. I like the adjustments, too. It is fun to lie down and explain what and where the pain is."
Neal came to us with complaints of back and shoulder pain that he had been suffering from for years.
Since coming into our office he has experienced less pain, more mobility, and is now able to enjoy a better quality of life. Neal has seen many chiropractors over the years and has stated that Scott is by far the best. "I think a true chiropractor is hard to find since there are many 'crack doctors' out there. If you're in pain and don't try seeing Dr. Scott, the pain you feel is your own fault."
Peggy came to us with complaints of pain in her forearm. Neither here PCP nor personal trainer could determine the problem, so she was referred to see a chiropractor.
“My arm is 100% Now when I get sick or hurt, my first call is Caruso Chiropractic. I’ve discovered that even my colds are less severe if I come for an adjustment at the first sign of symptoms. I think people should try Chiropractic. It is non-invasive and allows the body to heal itself.
When we met Joe he had a minor tear in his rotator cuff and had complaints of shoulder pain.
“I feel much better. Dr. Caruso has made my shoulder feel much looser and more flexible. Chiropractic has made me more health conscious. With Chiropractic care there is nothing to lose, only your good health to gain. Chiropractic can improve your workouts and help you sleep better. I recommend it to everyone!”
Erin came to us after hurting her back while exercising.
“I feel better than before I hurt my back! I also feel seeing Dr. Caruso has not only helped my back but I get less colds and flu. My overall health has improved greatly. I wish I would have known sooner about the benefits of Chiropractic care. Now I try to tell everyone I know that there is a better way to treat pain…Chiropractic!”
Janine was experiencing lower back and sciatic pain.
“Dr. Caruso has helped relieve a lot of my sciatic pain. I noticed when I don’t keep up with my treatment plan the pain gets worse. Dr. Caruso is better than a medical doctor. Try Chiropractic before surger
When ShayLynn came to us she was having daily migraines along with pain in her neck and back.
“I am able to move my neck better and I can sit through a school day without complaining about my back and I haven’t had a headache since. Overall I feel great!”<
Kathy was experiencing low back, knee and hip pain. She also had a pinched nerve causing numbness in two of her fingers.
“Chiropractic has enabled me to do more without the fear of not being able to function the next day. I would recommend Caruso Chiropractic to anyone who thinks about trying something different. The staff is great and the hours are flexible enough to fit anyone’s busy schedule.”
Bob came to us with complaints of lower back problems. He also developed a problem with his hands called “Trigger Finger”. He was getting ready to have surgery to treat this condition, but he decided to try chiropractic first.
“Dr. Caruso worked on my hands. He relieved my fingers from catching at the joint. I didn’t have to be operated on. He also helps my ongoing lower back pain. Chiropractic care has really become a part of my life and has helped me to continue to function and it has decreased my pain. I feel this is the best alternative to having surgery. It is less invasive and I am very pleased with the results and I think Dr. Caruso is too.”
John came to us with complaints of lower back pain.
“There has been a marked improvement in my pain over the past 12 months. I have been able to work out and play golf with less residual pain in my lower back. In addition to being adjusted, the physical therapy, stretching and suggestions on alternative exercises have been very helpful. I would recommend Caruso chiropractic to anyone.”
Tony had complaints of back pain, soreness in the neck, and he was feeling stiffness all over.
“Chiropractic helped me feel a lot better. I don’t depend on pills that much anymore. Go for it, because it works. I highly recommend Dr. Caruso to everyone I know. Besides being a good doctor he is also a very nice person!”
Naomi came to us with complaints of stiffness in her neck and lower back. She was also suffering with pain in her joints, such as knees, elbows, and wrists due to arthritis.
“I am able to crochet with much less stiffness in my hands, wrists and elbows. My hips feel better and no more headaches! Chiropractic has affected my confidence when I drive because I can turn my neck freely. I’m happy to be able to use my spare time to do hobbies with less pain. TRY CHIROPRACTIC! I’m sure you’ll like it; even love it, because you will feel more limber!”
Kelly came to us with pain in her left hip and was having neck pain and numbness in her right hand. Her pain was beginning to hinder her workouts and she was having trouble sitting and standing.
“I feel fantastic! I can feel my hip and upper back getting stronger everyday. I can now exercise without any pain at all. Chiropractic has changed my life. I am an athlete and my pain was really affecting my exercise. Now I can exercise with no problems. I am also a teacher and I used to get sick 3 or 4 times a year, but since I’ve been coming to Dr. Caruso, I haven’t been sick at all. I have recommended numerous people to try Chiropractic care, I truly believe in it.”
Maria was experiencing pain in her lower back and hips. It was affecting her when standing, walking, stretching and turning.
“I feel much better. My balance is much improved. I can do limited exercise and walk comfortably. I now feel I can do more without the pain that would follow a busy day. Emotionally, that is a real plus in my life. I would definitely recommend an evaluation. Dr. Caruso has been a good listener allowing me time to express my frustrations. I have seen the benefit of being patient about my rehabilitation. “
Lori came to us with many symptoms including bronchitis, sinus infections and upper respiratory infections every two to three months.
“I was being treated with daily medications for gastrointestinal problems and seasonal allergies. I also suffered from sever PMS each month. Since beginning my treatment this past November, I feel like a new person! I haven’t needed to take any of my medications and my PMS is less severe. I followed Dr. Caruso’s treatment plan and perform all of the exercises and stretched that he showed to me. Dr. Caruso also helped me with a diet and exercise program that I can incorporate into my daily life. I am now seeking a career in fitness and nutrition because of Dr. Caruso’s patient education. I highly recommend Chiropractic, especially with Dr. Caruso! He covers all aspects of healthy living and really cares about the health and well-being of all of his patients.”