I play a lot of tennis and at my age (55) the wear and tear on my body can be a problem. I'm also quite a few pounds overweight which doesn't help. Several years ago I blew out a disk in my lower spine that eventually required surgery to repair. I woke up after the surgery with about 85% of the pain gone, but playing tennis still seemed to aggravate the sciatica pain down my right leg. I saw a chiropractor and after several weeks of treatment I felt well enough to play tennis again. I've been playing ever since but haven't been to a chiropractor for a couple of years. Last summer at the Great Frederick Fair, Dr. Lipinski had an exhibit and since I had a lot of stiffness and soreness form tennis, I decided to visit the exhibit. His staff offered me a free exam and I decided to take them up on the offer. I was worried about all the ibuprofen I had been taking to manage my tennis pain and I knew from previous experience that chiropractic care might be able to help. I was very impressed with both Doctor Lipinski and his very organized and friendly staff. The office runs like clockwork and I always feel welcome there. Equally impressive to me was the comprehensive nature of the exam. I especially like the way Dr. Lipinski documents everything and bases his treatment plan on verifiable results using periodic re-examinations to monitor progress or lack thereof. Since beginning treatment I have regained a full range of motion in my m neck, shoulder, and arms and my intermittent sciatica flare ups have disappeared even as I continue to play strenuous tennis 3 times a week. I have nearly completely stopped taking ibuprofen or any other drugs for my symptoms I guess because I rarely need it anymore. At my first re-exam the X-rays showed visible improvements but there is still work to be done. I am motivated to continue treatment because the results are worth the effort. Yes, I said effort because according to Dr. Lipinski half of the results depend on me doing my homework which involves some exercises and stretches to do at home. Dr. Lipinski recently asked if I had any other tennis problems and I mentioned that I have the usual litany: shoulder, elbow, wrist, and knees. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that chiropractors are trained to work on those areas as well. I recently began adjusting them and I am loving the results: much less stiffness and soreness during and after tennis in my elbow, shoulder, wrist and knees. I already feel 10 years younger most of the time and am looking forward to feeling even better in the future. I believe healthy eating, moderate exercise, a good night's sleep anda good chiropractor (like Dr. Lipinski) will get me there.