I accompanied my wife to her first consultation with Dr Brenda & after seeing and hearing the analysis of my wife's x-rays, I thought it might be interesting to see what condition my 62-year old spine was in. I've had several health problems in my life which I have always attributed to bad luck, bad genes and/or advancing age. It never even occurred to me that a Chiropractor could help me resolve any of my health issues. But, I didn't have to be a genius to look at the pictures of my spine, compared with pictures of a healthy spine, to realize that I needed help. I was born with a congenital deformity of the esophagus, which has always kept me from swallowing normally. My condition deteriorated as I got older and when I was 17, I had two unsuccessful surgeries that were supposed to correct the problem, but they made it worse. I suffered from acute acid reflux that caused scar tissue to build up and required that my esophagus had to be stretched open every six months in order for me to swallow any food at all. I had another corrective surgery when I was 34, which the medical doctors said was successful. But, I've continued to suffer frequently with severe GERD(acid reflux). I have to take strong medication everyday to help control stomach acid and to heal the erosions in my esophagus. I have to be extremely careful to eat a bland diet and I have continued to require periodic stretching of my esophagus to help me swallow. Despite all of these efforts, about two years ago, I was diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus, which means that acid resistant stomach cells have grown up into my esophagus - a condition that can lead to esophageal cancer. Knowing all that, I was shocked when I started to swallow more easily after only 1 week of chiropractic adjustments. I was beyond shocked when I began to swallow without the aid of any liquids by my 5th week of adjustments. The medical doctors said that could never happen.....they were wrong! Not only am I able to swallow on my own, but I also have had very few episodes of acid reflux since my treatment began and they have been very mild. Now, after only 7 weeks of treatment I have experienced dramatic changes in my ability to eat. I am eating vigorously and I'm definitely enjoying my life more.