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The patients in the Testimonials list below have
had the same procedure displayed in the video above.
October 25, 2003
Dear Dr. Schiffer,
I want to thank you so much for the successful procedure that you had performed
one year ago. You had opened a window of alternative opportunities in treating
my diagnosis and making the recovery time minimal.
I started having lower back pain the summer of 2002. I had fallen down the
stairs and landed on my tailbone. After a few adjustments from my chiropractor,
he had realized that there is a more serious problem. It wasn’t until
the fall that I had severe symptoms. One morning, while coaching volleyball
my leg started to tighten and it was becoming more and more difficult to make
a step forward. I felt pain running from my sciatic nerve down to my calf.
I knew immediately that I had to have further testing conducted.
I had left practice and went to the hospital to have an MRI performed. The
results stated that I had a bulging disc on my L5-S1. I was given two options
at that time from the physician. He mentioned starting with cortisone to help
with the discomfort and get the swelling down. He thought that maybe two shots
over a few months might help. I did take one injection of cortisone through
my spine to help with the discomfort. I did get some relief, but it took about
3 days to run through my body before becoming effective. I was still in pain
after the shot and knew that this alone was not going to help. I did not want
to commit to cortisone injections every 6 months to a year. Surgery would be
the next alternative. This surgery recommended was invasive and required a
maximum of a three-month recovery time. During the surgery, the physician was
going to have to move tendons and tissue to get to the accurate spot and remove
after 65% of my disc. He also stated that I would be spending a few nights
in the hospital and then laid up for about 3 months. I teach 5th grade and
also coach, I was not going to allow myself to be out of my classroom for that
amount of time. I am an active person and did not want to put myself in rest
mode for the duration of the recovery time. I also knew that removing that
much of my disc and moving tendons and tissue could permanently do more damage
than the symptoms I had occurring at that time. I then started looking at other
I received a name and phone number from my chiropractor of a young woman in
the area that had an alternative procedure performed. She informed me of Dr.
Schiffer and his technique for helping many patients to a quick and successful
recovery. I then called Dr. Schiffer’s staff and visited with them about
the procedure that they would most likely be performing on me. I was given
a few other names to contact that had recently undergone the procedure. I called
each individual and heard his or her story. They were all under the age of
30 and had recently had the procedure. Their recovery time was quick and the
symptoms has lessened, if not totally gone away. Within a month, I was (on)
a plane to California to have the LED/TA procedure.
After arriving to Dr. Schiffer’s office, I met with him briefly before
watching a video on the LED/TA procedure and getting a physical from one
of his assistants. The next day I underwent the procedure. It was an out patient
surgery and it took less than one hour to perform. I was partly awake during
the procedure. I was impressed with the immediate relief when I left the operating
table. I was in recovery for about 30 minutes and then was sent on my way.
Dr. Schiffer had prescribed some painkillers and relaxers incase I had too
much discomfort. I did feel that I had something done to my body, but in no
means did I feel that I needed a drug to help with the recovery. We left the
clinic and had lunch and then went shopping for some good tennis shoes. The
next day I met with Dr. Schiffer to get his outlook on the surgery and to see
how I was feeling. He met with me for about an hour answering any questions
or concerns that I had had at that time. Two days after the surgery I was back
on the plane headed for home. I took off three days of school, not by choice,
and then returned to full teaching days.
I am now coaching once again this fall and teaching full time. I also got
back into the gym and started aerobics, spinning, and yoga. I am feeling so
good. I once thought that I was going to be limited to the activities that
women my age are doing, thanks to Dr. Schiffer my life is as good as it was
before the surgery. He has taught me how to take care of my body and life properly
so that future incidents don’t occur. His philosophy and procedure is
nothing like anything I have known. Before having the “traditional” back
surgery performed, please don’t hesitate to contact me and other former
patients to get a second opinion. It’s out there, and it is your choice.
Thanks Dr. Schiffer for the opportunity to perform a less invasive procedure,
and getting me back to feeling better!