My name is Roberto and approximately 6 years ago I started to have problems with my left knee, which got swollen and I had to have surgery. I still had problems prior to the surgery because the pain wouldn’t go away. I thought of the possibility of another surgery. I wasn’t happy with that decision. I ignored the pains all these years and because of it I stopped doing the sport that I love which is basketball; I simply retired because I didn’t want to have any more pains.
A year ago I told my boss I would have again a surgery, because at that time, I didn’t have a choice and the pain was too much. He told me to take other opinions and told me about a doctor that was going to heal me without surgery and to make it more interesting, he would pay the first appointment. I told him, OK, I accept the proposal.
I met Dr. Specht, I told him my problem, he told me “I would be surprised if you wouldn’t be playing again”. When I was going through 6 months of physical therapy (not Dr. Specht) I wondered if I’ll ever play (basketball) again. Then, one day after I started seeing Dr. Specht, he asked me if I am playing basketball again, and I told him no, because of fear of pain. He told me to just do the exercises (that he gave me to do) prior to every game.
The following weekend I could not believe I was playing, and was pain free – next morning, no pain and no soreness. It was incredible; I went back to playing sports that I love. Believe me it is not a lie when he tells you that you are going to walk, play or jump – he keeps his promises. One other thing – I live in Mexico and I cross the border every time I have an appointment and I’ll keep on doing as long as I need it.
Thank you Dr. Specht
To Whom it May Concern:
I strongly recommend the services of Dr. Andy Specht. My situation was that I had really bad knee problems. I was 29 when I started seeing Dr. Specht 9 years ago and my sports were very limited. I couldn’t play basketball (or other sports) without injuring my knee.
I played the orthopedic game for years with 7 knee surgeries, ACL, cartiledge scope, etc. My orthopedic surgeon told me that because of the severity of my knee problems, I would never be able to be very active. (Some of my other sports are golf, running and skiing.) He told me that I would never play sports or run and would probably need knee replacements in mid-life. He recommended a lot of rest and Advil. This was my third orthopedic doctor, and they all said the same thing.
I was scheduled for surgery #8 when I met Andy. He told me that he could fix my knees without surgery. I was skeptical, but gave him a try. In a very short period of time, I was pain free for the first time in years.
I was playing basketball within three weeks and have run in numerous races including the La Jolla Half Marathon. Today, my knees are as strong as they were in high school with absoutely no pain! I’ve also had other injuries that Andy has treated with similiar success. Needless to say, I haven’t been back to my orthopedic doctor since!
I suffered an injury to my knee some ten years before seeing Dr. Andrew Specht. I first sought help through my HMO, where the medical doctors put me on a regimen of anti-inflammatory drugs. When those drugs upset my stomach, I was given other prescriptions to relieve my abdominal pain; however none of the drugs were working and the HMO told me I could see a specialist only after waiting six more weeks. That was the day I cancelled my membership in that HMO and found a private physician, who took x-rays and other tests and told me that perhaps knee surgery would help but he would not guarantee anything.
I continued to look for relief through acupuncture and chiropractic care. Nothing really resolved the problem, but I had learned to compensate for the problem. I walked very slowly, dragging my leg and I could not stand for a period longer than ten minutes or climb up and down stairs without experiencing pain. I was referred to Dr. Andrew Specht by another chiropractor.
After my treatments with Dr. Specht, I at last found relief as he released the tightened muscles. Within a very short period of time, Dr. Specht had me walking without pain and climbing steps. The wonderful part of this treatment is that Dr. Specht’s work has completely cured that problem and it does not reoccur. After living with this painful condition for so long, I consider that is was indeed a miracle that I had at last found the help I needed through Dr. Specht’s expertise.
I would recommend Dr. Specht to anyone who suffers from muscular-skeletal problems.
Dear Dr. Specht,
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the work you do. You kept me out of surgery in the face of two orthopedic surgeons telling me “If you want to be out of pain—you will have to have surgery. You are too old – your blood vessels will not heal properly.”
Thank God I didn’t listen and searched for an alternative; a nice healthy one. I can’t thank you enough – every time realize I’m doing something and my knee doesn’t hurt I think of you and thank God. It was not only my knee that was healed; you helped me in ways on levels not recognized. So much of what we do, we have no concept of how it will impact others.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mary Ann C.