I was a true chiropractic skeptic, and wound up seeing Dr. Abele by accident. I thought he was a personal trainer at Salvation Studio. When I first saw him, I had chronic migraines and low back pain which I thought was related to a herniated lumbar disc. Dr. Abele, over three sessions, adjusted my cervical and lumbar spines, figured out that my sacro-iliac joint was out of place, and adjusted it. This was in January. I have been pain free ever since. I ultimately saw a neurosurgeon, even though I was no longer in pain, who told me I did not have a herniated disc, I had had a mis-aligned SI joint, and that Dr. Abele had corrected it chiropractically. I have discontinued taking somewhat extensive pain medication as a result. I cannot say enough about Dr. Abele, his diagnositc expertise and his competence as a chiropractor. I am thrilled, to say the least. I had been in pain for years.
I've been to a few chiropractors before, so I thought I knew what to expect -- but Dr. Abele was a pleasant surprise. He was very thorough in diagnosing and addressing the pain I've been experiencing in my shoulder for a couple months. I've seen several doctors about my shoulder so far and had had zero luck in eliminating the pain, which flares up every time I swim (I'm a triathlete).
For the first time in about two months, I was able to sleep through the night without pain. It really does feel great, for the first time since the pain started.
Thanks, Dr. Abele!
I am no stranger to chiropractors, but I'm particularly pleased that Dr. Abele is in New Orleans. I've got an old neck injury that requires occasional upper cervical care, which is hard to find (and, untreated, can lead to some nasty aches and pains). Dr. Abele is very experienced in that area, and has helped me keep those issues under control. I also developed some leg/hip issues, which he worked on and has provided great relief from.
I like that he spends time and listens to gain an understanding of what's going on and he doesn't randomly do an adjustment.
Finally, my husband, always skeptical of chiropractic care, went to see Dr. Abele out of desperation (for both of us!). Dr. Abele spent a lot of time with him, particularly on the first visit, which gave him some immediate relief. The follow up visit, the next day, was a HUGE improvement - great enough that he was able to get on a plane and fly across country.
Dr. Abele is a great chiropractor!
Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to share your stories!