Testimonials: Leg Pain

Bill Hunt

I am a runner. Running is very important to me. For me it is a great way to stay in shape and a wonderful way to relieve stress.

About three years ago I began to have issues with my lower legs. I went to a doctor who determined that my problems were in my calf muscles. He prescribed some anti-flammatory medication and told me to rest and ice my legs. After doing this for about a month I resumed running. Things went well for a while but after a few months the same problems returned. This time I went to a physical therapist that determined the problems were in my back. I began working with him once a week and diligently doing specific exercises at home everyday. My condition improved greatly and I thought I was cured. I ran two marathons and things were doing great.

Then during training for my third marathon, totally out of nowhere, the same lower leg problem reared its ugly head! After several weeks of trying to rehab myself some of my friends convinced me to try chiropractic care. I made an appointment with Dr. Jeff Davenport. From the very first visit I felt like we were on to something. Dr. Jeff took pictures of my back and showed me where my problems were coming from. The problems were in my back but it was obvious even to me that pills and exercises weren’t going to be the solution. It was nice to finally find someone who actually SHOWED me what was wrong instead of guessing!

I have been seeing Dr. Jeff for about six weeks now. I am 43 years old and can honestly say that I haven’t felt this good since college. It didn’t happen overnight but I could feel the progress I was making with each visit. I never realized how bad I felt before until I started feeling good again!

I qualified for the Boston Marathon with a crooked back. Now I am really excited to see what I can do with a straight one! I highly recommend chiropractic care for everyone. Believe me, I have tried everything else.

Bill Hunt

Watkinsville, Ga.

Judy James

My first visit with Dr. Jeff was on July 14, 2008. My son whom had known him for several years recommended him to me. On my second visit after the x-rays and muscle scans, Dr. Jeff was very honest with me and said he could not fix my problems, but could keep me comfortable.

When I came for my first visit I could hardly walk, I was having extreme pain radiating down my right leg. This was a constant pain when I walked, sat and laid down. I was not getting a good night sleep due to the extreme pain.

Dr. Jeff told me on my second visit he would try to get me on the scale to 25 points, but only after four weeks I was on the scale at 48.98 points, almost twice what I should have been due to my condition. I understand this might not happen to everyone, but I recommend giving it a try.

Just after five weeks treatment, I am able to play in the floor and get up without pain with my four-year-old grandchild. I can go to my job without having a heating pad in my chair constantly and the main point is a good night sleep and feeling energetic all day.

I was being treated by a chiropractic 20 years ago and being relocated to the Athens area. I did not continue to be treated until I finally had to seek help, knowing and hoping I would get some relief.

I would and have recommended Dr. Jeff to anyone who needs his help.

Judy James

Marilyn Saxon

My name is Marilyn F. Saxon and I began having problems with my low back and legs in 1987 as a result of a rear-end collision. I moved to Athens in 1999 and am now being treated by Dr. Davenport.

My symptoms included sharp pain in my middle low back with pain shooting from my hips down my left leg. At times the pain would go down both legs. The pain was disabling. I was not able to stand up for any length of time without being in excruciating pain. The pain was there when I walked as well. I have also had pain in my shoulders. It has been an ongoing disabling pain for me for years. Recently I have also had very severe pain in hips going down legs for four weeks without any relief.

The injury took a lot of joy out of my life because of my inability to participate in sports I enjoy. As a result, I have gained weight as well.

Since the accident in 1987, I have seen orthopedic doctors, physical therapists and other chiropractors. I took muscle relaxants and pain medication all to no avail.

Dr. Davenport’s methods of adjusting have helped me more than any of the above. It was only after three adjustments that my pain completely disappeared. I would recommend Chiropractic to anyone. Dr. Davenport has helped me and given me relief from the pain. I am grateful!

Marian Jones

I have had lower back pain and aching in my right leg for as long as I can remember.  My shoulder and right arm and hand have hurt and had tingling and numbness for 10+ years.  I just figured I was going to hurt or eventually have to have surgery, which I did not want to do.

I have been receiving chiropractic care for about 1 ½ months.  My back and leg no longer hurt and my right shoulder and arm do not hurt nor is there any numbness. 

It works!

Marian Jones

Nancy McElhannon

My name is Nancy McElhannon and I am 62 years old. I have always worked and been a very active person. In August of 2002, I started having back and leg pains. I went to a neurosurgeon who gave me pain medication, which didn’t really help with the pain. Later that year in October, I had back surgery and was in more pain that I could hardly walk. I had no feeling in my leg and my toes. I also remained on the pain medication.

In January of 2003, after not being able to return to work, I lost my job of 10 years. In March 2003, I had a second surgery by a different doctor who told me I had two damaged nerves in my back and leg. After the second surgery, I again remained on pain medication and could only walk for three minutes without pain. Later that year, I was put on disability because I could not walk or stand for any length of time. As a result, I became depressed and continued my treatment with the pain medication.

In March 2004, my daughter told me about Dr. Jeff Davenport, whom she had been going to for migraine headaches. I made an appointment with Dr. Davenport and the healing began. It is now May 2004 and I am getting some feeling in my leg and toes. I am no longer on prescription pain medication.

I feel as if I have my life again. I wish I had known about Dr. Davenport before my first surgery and I highly recommend him to anyone for any problem! I know he’s helped me!

Thank you, Dr. Davenport!