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I consulted with the clinic for pain in my hip joint and nerve pain down my leg.  I tried physiotherapy and massage therapy but this did not relieve my pain.  Pain medication was my only relief, then I decided to try chiropractic.  I’m 44 yrs of age and in great health and I love to walk and exercise regularly.  However, the pain was so bad, simple exercise became a problem.  If I wanted to go out in the evening, I needed pain medication to function.  Since beginning care at the clinic, I’m off pain medications!  I know I must continue with chiropractic care for my wellbeing.  Now I’m walking, shopping, visiting and enjoying life! I’ve had this pain for two years and my doctor could only suggest painkillers and physiotherapy.  Neither of these corrected the problem.  My sister-in-law mentioned Dr. Diocee, so I decided to give chiropractic a try.  It’s the best choice I could of made!

Doreen East St. Paul, MB

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After seeing various chiropractors without too much success, I was referred to Dr. Diocee by a friend who told me Dr. Diocee did a full spinal x-ray and had a different method of manipulation.  I wasn’t very mobile after getting up in the mornings.  I had limited activity due to lower back pain and I was walking crooked because of misaligned hips.  Since beginning care at the clinic, I enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and lower blood pressure because of my reduced back pain.  I am able to do various activities (ie hunting, snowmobiling, ladder work, stooping and getting out of bed) with next to no back pain. Chiropractic is important to me because of the manipulation of the body back to the proper position to relieve pain and not covered up with muscle relaxants and pain pills.

Ken Selkirk, MB

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I was not satisfied with the results and care I received at another clinic and your clinic was praised by another satisfied patient.  I was in constant pain and could not do certain tasks.  Since beginning care at the clinic, I can do all my chores without pain and feel good again.  I have more energy and have a totally different outlook on life.  I received help when my regular physician could not or would not help me and would not look deeper into my problems.  Thank you very much, Dr. Diocee, for helping me.

Edith Petersfield, MB

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I consulted the clinic to see if I could find a chiropractor who could assist me with chronic pain concerns - lower back, left buttock, hip area, right leg pain and swelling.  I was also searching for a gentler method of adjustment.  I had been in care prior to seeing Dr. Diocee.  Many areas of my life were affected by my chronic pain.  Lack of sleep on a very regular basis, extreme stiffness and rigidity, chronic pain ongoing in left hip area. challenged at work and limited range of movement. I started with Dr. Diocee on October 2007.  Now I am experiencing less pain.  Some days I only have minimal discomfort.  My sleep has improved.  The daily activities that were restricted are now improved.  My personality has returned to a more pleasant and optimistic outlook due to the less pain I'm experiencing. With regular chiropractic care, life on a daily routine is more stable.  I am able to tell when my body requires care.  I have returned to work.  With chiropractic care, diet management and a supplement program, I am off my pharmaceutical medication.  Care is important to maintain total wellness and pain control that affects my quality of life.

Lucille Garson, MB

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“I cannot help you unless you have back surgery” was what I was told by the head neurosurgeon at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC Winnipeg) after injuring my back. I injured my back two years before meeting Dr. Diocee.  I suffered immense pain and became depressed.  I was taking strong prescription pain medicine, was referred to the pain clinic at HSC and was meeting with a neurosurgeon who suggested surgery.  Being under 30 years old, the thought of surgery was terrifying.  I was in no way ready for surgery.  All along this journey, friends and family were suggesting to go see a chiropractor.  "No way", I thought.  No one is “cracking” me.  I had a huge fear of chiropractors since I was young.  I thought seeing a chiropractor was never going to be for me.  My fear was irrational – it was basically the stories and folklore you hear from your friends who don’t believe in chiropractors. The pain got so bad that at times I was unable to move and was virtually bedridden.  At last, I forced myself to see a chiropractor.  Off to Winnipeg I went and I will be honest – the first few I saw were exactly what I feared!  They were quick to tell me that they would cure me and weren’t patient with me as my fear had me sitting in their office crying. I always heard that the “Chiropractor in Lockport is very good”.  So I gave it a try.  My first meeting with Dr. Diocee had me sitting in the room with the TV crying – my fear and pain completely consuming me.  He was very reassuring and kind.  I calmed down, and then went for my first adjustment.  You know what – I didn’t even think he did anything!  There were no jerking motions – just touch!  I left that appointment feeling like I lost so many years of my life wasting it taking pills. I am not saying that after my first appointment I have felt no pain whatsoever.  I still have bad days and take non-prescription painkillers.  I also have days where I can’t move due to horrible pain.  I have come to believe that this is what happens when you have a “bad back”.  I have more good days that have been lasting into good weeks and good months than I would have ever thought!  Suffering through those bad days is easier knowing that seeing Dr. Diocee will give relief and aid in my healing. Dr. Diocee is also concerned about my overall health.  He has suggested different supplements to take along with other diet and health tips.  He is always willing to answer questions I have regarding my treatment.  The staff, Lee and Loretta, are also a delight.  You never feel like you are interrupting something when you call. I highly recommend Dr. Diocee.  He is a great asset to our community.  He has given me back my life when I thought that pain pills and surgery were going to be the only cure for me.

Kristy

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I had lower back, hip and leg pain which started in September 2008.  My family doctor put me on painkillers for the next three months while I was waiting for an MRI.  I was unable to work and I was in severe pain; my wife had to drive me to medical appointments.  I was only getting between 2 to 3 hours sleep per night and lost about 20 pounds. Dr. Diocee was recommended to me by a friend.  I started seeing him at the beginning of January 2009.  He took X-rays and found my right leg was 18mm shorter than my left and corrected it by putting a lift in my right shoe.  I also needed orthotics.  After a couple of weeks with the lift in my right shoe and the new orthotics, I felt improvements.  Within five weeks of seeing Dr. Diocee, I was off painkillers.  I had a lot less pain and was getting a lot more sleep.  I was able to drive again and soon after gradually went back to work. Chiropractic care has given me my health back, relieved my pain and allowed me to get back to normal.  Thank you, Dr. Diocee, for all you have done for me.

Roland East St. Paul, MB

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A client of mine recommended Dr. Diocee.  I was desperate, so I called to make an appointment.  I was heading for depression, having to sleep in a chair due to constant pain and not able to do much of anything.  Since beginning chiropractic care I am able to move more easily and do more around the house, etc.  I still have some pain but can handle it much better.  I am now sleeping in bed after 21 days and feeling more able to handle life again.  Chiropractic has allowed me to lead a normal life.

Les Poplar Point, MB

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After an accident on August 17, 2011, I went to the emergency room of our local hospital.  I was sent home with painkillers and advised that x-rays had not shown any damage.  I spent the first week in a Broda chair and began using a cane immediately.  After a few weeks, I started shaking while speaking or walking, with spasms in my upper torso.  I followed through with physiotherapy and a local chiropractor.  My symptoms became worse.  Next, I attended HSC ER in mid-October and was seen by a neurologist and diagnosed with spinal myoclonus (a sudden muscular contraction) of unknown origin.  MRIs located fractures of L1 and L4.  I was following numerous drug trials to try to contain the myoclonus.  I was waiting for an appointment at the movement disorder clinic when I attended Lockport Family Chiropractic Centre and met Dr. Diocee in December 2011.  His x-rays confirmed L1 and L4 fractures and also indicated a fracture at T3. By December 2011, my health had deteriorated to the point where I could not walk without a cane and my spasms were so bad that I could not speak without being reclined.  My head was shaking so uncontrollably that I looked like I was in advanced stages of Parkinson’s.  The amount of stress that this placed on me and my family was extreme.  On my first visit, Dr. Diocee took a video of my movements, as he suspected that treatment would make a noticeable improvement.  Following my first treatment in December 2011, my shaking diminished immediately.  I have managed to wean myself from any medications I had been taking in a wasted effort to control my shaking.  I may have a long way to go but have seen such an improvement, that I’m willing to comply and attend treatments as Dr. Diocee indicates. My life has improved in that I feel I will regain my lifestyle back without doing physical damage to my system by unnecessary medications.  Chiropractic is important and it has given me hope.  It has reduced my pain, and is helping me make important life changes for the future.

D. S. Beausejour, MB

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I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in May of 2008.  I researched the condition and found that chiropractic care is a recommended alternative treatment for MS.  I had several physical and mental symptoms that were new to me.  I was worried that my health would deteriorate and wanted to be proactive in terms of treatment.  Dr. Diocee is located very close to my home and work, so I decided to try it out. My feet were numb and tender.  There was numbness in my left leg and a little deeper numbness in my right foot.  This numbness, pain and general weakness in my legs affected my gait and made walking unpleasant.  My arms also ached and twitched.  Aside from these slight physical symptoms, I had some mental issues to deal with.  At the time, I was still reeling from this diagnosis.  I had difficulty sleeping, was dizzy, had nausea, a racing heart and hot and cold flashes.  My mind could not focus and I found some of my cognitive abilities were hindered. Since beginning care at the chiropractic clinic, some of my physical MS symptoms have subsided.  I no longer have numbness in my left leg, my right leg has some slight numbness in the foot and calf area.  The deep numbness is gone and the soreness in my arms has disappeared.   Mentally, all the symptoms have subsided and my sleep patterns also returned to normal.  My cognitive abilities slowly improved and returned to normal. My feet feel great, and are no longer painful.  This is due in part to the excellent custom athletic orthotic insoles that Dr. Diocee recommended.  As a result of healthy living and Dr. Diocee’s care, my MS symptoms have subsided to the point where I can manage day-to-day activities without being conscious of them.  I feel fit, confident and strong, both physically and mentally. Because my condition is neurological, it is important for me to take care of an area of health that I previously neglected (brain and spinal cord health).  Dr. Diocee is very positive and knowledgeable.  His care and optimism have helped me overcome my MS.  His treatment is carried out with the patient in mind (and without the usual sudden and painful movements that typically occur with regular chiropractors).  The treatment helps me feel “aligned” for the weeks that fall between visits.  Dr. Diocee’s chiropractic care is now part of my regular health regime.  With his care and continued healthy living, I feel I can handle this condition from now on.  I also appreciated his advice with my condition and with other health-related matters.  I would definitely recommend Dr. Diocee to others who suffer from similar conditions.

Marco

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I consulted the clinic because of lower back pain.  I was unable to work and could hardly walk as a result of this pain.  Since beginning care at the clinic, I feel better than I have for several years.  My back pain is gone and the discomfort I have been living with from prior damage is also gone. I can work now in comfort, get around and play with my kids again.  After seeing the improvement and the explanation of how I would heal, then seeing it happen, it all makes sense now, and I will be keeping up with follow-up treatments.

Tom Lundar, MB