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Hi, my name is Kelly. I’ve been a patient here for about a year. Before I started treatment with Dr. Butler I was VERY sick. I’ve had severe fibromyalgia for seven years now. I had pain basically everywhere. The muscle spasms were excruciating. I was exhausted, I had frequent violent migraines. I worked as a hair dresser and became disabled a few years ago. I tried treatment with a rheumatologist who gave me injections of liticane all over my back and neck, but it was very temporary and after a while the injections didn’t help much at all and the impact from the needle hurt just as bad as my usual pain. My mom, who is also a patient here, recommended Dr. Butler and I wasn’t “skeptical” but I just didn’t want to get my hopes up too high. When I first came here, I was in pretty bad shape and I had Bells’ Palsy. After a few visits, the Bells’ Palsy subsided and I felt more flexible, my posture improved (a miracle in itself). The migraines are few and far between and nothing like they used to be. Overall I’ve seen a definite improvement in my health. I would definitely recommend anyone to try Oakland Spine and Rehabilitation!

I would like to thank everyone at Oakland Spine and Rehab. The staff is friendly all the time. Thanks to everyone, I am no longer in pain. I would especially like to thank the licensed massage therapists, and the acupuncturist. They have helped me in many ways. I will continue to use Oakland Spine and Rehab for a long time.

I became Dr. Butler’s patient in August 2010. Before my first visit to his office, in July 2010, I was in the emergency room with herniated cervical disc, and received two epidurals: first one in the E.R., second one as a follow-up with pain management. Both times, I was told surgery, surgery, surgery. But my preferred option was a non-invasive, more natural type of treatment. I found that in Oakland Spine & Rehabilitation Center with Dr. Butler. When Dr. Butler saw me in his office for the first time I was still in pain (on the pain scale 1-10, my pain level was about 7-8) and very limited movement of my arm and my neck. Dr. Butler is very knowledgeable and a very good listener. He listened and he heard what I was saying, he explained how, what and why I was having severe pain and discomfort; he came up with the treatment plan that was appropriate for me. As of mid September 2010, I received about 12-14 treatments of laser, chiropractic adjustment, spinal decompression. I noticed end of my fourth treatment, I was moving my arm, my neck more comfortably with less pain; end of my sixth treatment I was in the plane going on vacation. After eight hours of flight, my eight-year-old neice and I were in Paris, walking, shopping, enjoying the view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower. All these could not be possible if it was not for Dr. Butler and his entire staff in Oakland Spine & Rehabilitation Center. I am very, very grateful to Dr. Butler, Dr. Wells, and the entire staff for their knowledge, their care, their help with everything and giving me my preferred option of non-invasive, natural healing type treatment. Thank you.

I started my first treatment plan with Dr. Butler in early August 2010. That treatment plan included decompression, adjustments, laser, pettibon therapy three times a week for about eight weeks. During that time I had my up’s and downs as Dr. Butler said I would, mostly up’s Now, after eight weeks, because I am doing very well and feeling great pain and discomfort free, I am on the second phase of my treatment plan, which means less frequent and less duration of the treatments. More pain free time means more comfort and more enjoyment of the things I like to do most.

In such a short time I am pain and discomfort free without any surgery or using any kind, type, or form of medication.

Thank you Dr. Butler, Dr. Wells and the entire staff of Oakland Spine and Rehabilitation Center for your help, for your understanding of where I was coming and where I want to go, your knowledge, your positive and cheerful attitude is a very important element of the healing process.

Oakland Spine & Physical Therapy provided me with the relief I was seeking for 30 years. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical at first, having been through so much rehabilitation and physical therapy – and to me, that’s my miracle!!! The staff at OSR, from the doctors, technicians and office staff could not be any nicer or more accommodating – and the cookies are good too! Thank you to all.

After my first visit with Sharon, I could feel a difference. Not only is she fantastic at what she does, but you can see right away that she loves it as well. Sharon cares about her patients and takes the time to get to know them and their needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and explains all to her patients. I am very fortunate to have had someone so caring to help me eliminate my pain. Thank you!

What a wonderful surprise, after suffering 14 months with a lower back and sciatica condition, to find a program that would really work and keep me out of the operating room.

I have been a patient at the Oakland Spine and Rehabilitation Center for two years. During the first three month I was given a treatment plan which was personalized, “The Butler Program”, to help improve my condition. During this time I looked forward to my visits which were three times a week. Upon completely “The Butler Program”, I was truly amazed to feel better and wanted to resume many activities that I was unable to perform for almost one and a half years. I continue to do the exercises given to me during my physical therapy sessions and visit the office for adjustments regularly.

The staff at OSR is top notch. They are always friendly and very supportive. Dr. Butler and Dr. Wells are always ready to answer any question or concern. I am very grateful to have had Dr. Butler, Dr. Wells, and the entire staff help me reach my goal – to enjoy life again!

When I first came to Oakland Spine and Rehabilitation Center, I was suffering from lower back pain. After an x-ray of my spine, Dr. Butler pointed out that my posture was very poor. Due to the efforts of Dr. Butler and his staff, I now feel that I’m on the road to recovery and my issues with back pain and poor posture are being resolved. I would like to continue a maintenance regime so that these problems do not reoccur.

My name is Phil and I started treatment around October as recommended by my daughter. Going forward I received a series of various treatments to relieve my back pain. My visits were 3 times weekly which included pettibon, decompression, adjustments, and various recommended exercises. I am now feeling tremendously better. My pain has been reduced and flexibility has increased. I would highly recommend Oakland Spine and Rehab.

Dr. Aaliyah’s physical therapy team with Lori and tiffany use their sense of humor to cajole patients to strive harder to achieve their goals. Their professionalism guides you in their well-equipped facility with your safety and comfort foremost in mind. A great addition to the center!

I was diagnosed with three bulging cervical spine discs and bone spurs in the accompanying joints. I was being treated with three percocets a day and two intramuscular injections every six weeks. Two epidurals in the neck had no effect. I was in constant pain each day and night. After 12 weeks of treatment at Oakland Spine, I have not needed one injection and no longer take pain medications!

I began treatment at Oakland Spine hoping their program that included spinal decompression would postpone or cancel the complex and costly neck surgery that was going to be scheduled for early 2013. At this writing I am almost pain free. I have cancelled the pending surgery and can finally get through the day without pain pills. Dr. Butler and his staff could not be nicer! Their personal level of service and friendly dispositions makes treatment sessions a pleasure and not a chore. I have high expectations that upon completion of my treatment, the neck pains I suffered with for almost 10 years will be over for good!!!

Oakland Spine & Rehab was so good, I just had to come back. Due to a busy schedule, I stopped coming, but I knew I would be back. As soon as my schedule allowed, I returned. I quickly fell in love all over again. The combination of chiropractic, acupuncture, & especially physical therapy had me back to my best self quickly and gave me lifestyle changes that will also make a difference forever.