– Adam H

Hello everyone, my name is Adam. I am 27 years old and am a student at Colorado State University. I have been coming to Heart & Hand Chiropractic for about a year now. I was in the army for eight years and through that time my body had gone through some traumatic experiences. The military ran a hearing test on me before I left and found that I had hearing loss, and I was experiencing tinnitus. After I got out of the military I moved to Colorado, and a friend told me about Dr. Ryan Pilsner. After a couple months of chiropractic care with Dr. Pilsner I had another hearing test by the VA, which found that my hearing had returned to normal ranges and my tinnitus had stopped. Not only did my hearing improve but I have had remarkable improvements in my lower back and my shoulder. I was in a motor cycle accident last May. After my accident, Dr. Pilsner put in a lot of work to get me back on my feet as quickly as possible. Every time I came in for and visit he made sure that I received the appropriate care. I am now able to be active, if not hundred percent yet, after only 3 months of his care. I recommend Dr. Pilsner to everyone. On September 18, 1895, D.D. Palmer was working late in his office when a janitor, Harvey Lillard, began working nearby. A noisy fire engine passed by outside the window and Palmer was surprised to see that Lillard didn’t react at all. He approached the man and tried to strike up a conversation. He soon realized Lillard was deaf. Patiently, Palmer managed to communicate with the man, and learned that he had normal hearing for most of his life. However, he had been over in a cramped, stooping position, and felt something “pop” in his back. When he stood up, he realized he couldn’t hear. Palmer deduced that the two events — the popping in his back and the deafness — had to be connected. He ran his hand carefully down Lillard’s spine and felt one of the vertebra was not in its normal position. “I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored,” he wrote in his notes afterwards. “With this object in view, a half hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever, and soon the man could hear.” Over the succeeding months, other patients came to Palmer with every conceivable problem, including flu, sciatica, migraine headaches, stomach complaints, epilepsy and heart trouble. D.D. Palmer found each of these conditions responded well to the adjustments which he was calling “hand treatments.” Later he coined the term chiropractic — from the Greek words, Chiro, meaning (hand) and practic, meaning (practice or operation).