Before you can understand the magnitude of help that I got from Dr. Jeff, I feel you need to know a little bit of history that lead up to seeing him. In October 2011, I woke up to a very bad pain in my lower back, and I hadnâ€™t fallen or done anything that would have caused this pain. I figured it would go away, so I took an Ibuprofen and went about my day. Three weeks went by and it just kept getting worse, traveling up between my shoulders and into my neck. I went to my doctorâ€™s office. Over the next six weeks, I had x-rays, MRIâ€™s, three different prescriptions for pain medicine, three different sets of shots in my back and neck, and saw more doctors. Their conclusion was that I had 12 bad discs in my spine, arthritis in my back, and degeneration in my spine and there was nothing they could do for me. â€œIt comes with age. You are just going to have to learn to live with it.â€ Well, I know that as you get older, you get aches and pains, but I also know you donâ€™t get old overnight.By this time I had missed over 80 hours of work, had spent thousands of dollars, and was still in so much pain. Everything I did in my every-day life hurt. I couldnâ€™t sweep the floor, walk up the stairs in my houseâ€”I couldnâ€™t even walk from the front of a store to the back without being in tears. As a last resort, I decided to go to a spine surgeon, only to hear him tell me that surgery would probably just make it worse. All I could think of was that I was going to be in this terrible pain for the rest of my life.A friend of mine suggested going to see Dr. McCloskey. It was the best thing I have ever done. Dr. Jeff and the staff really care about you as a person and believe you when you say youâ€™re in mind-numbing painâ€”no condescending attitude, only understanding. They set up a plan of action to help you live a pain free, drug free life. They make you feel like a friend. You really feel like their mission is for you to be out of pain. You feel the positive attitude the minute you walk through the doors. They help you understand the function of your spine and how everything revolves around it being healthy and aligned. After the 1st adjustment, I felt some relief. By the 3rd appointment, I was almost out of pain and almost totally off the pain medicine. I now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Iâ€™m looking forward to playing with my grandkids again, going on bike rides (and yes, even doing yard work) without pain. No words can express my gratitude to Dr. Jeff for giving me back my life!