Below are some causes and terms related to
back pain as well as some patient testimonies.
Scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis are terms that refer to the curves in the
lumbar and thoracic spine. Scoliosis refers to a left to right curve in the
lumbar and/or thoracic spine. A scoliosis can be either an S or a C shape and
also has some rotational component to it.
Lordosis refers to the front to back curve in the
lumbar spine. Kyphosis refers to the front to back curve in the thoracic spine.
Both the lordosis and kyphosis curves may be hyper (too much) or hypo (too
It is held that these abnormal curves are caused
by and held by the abnormal pull of muscles on the bones of the spine, hips,
ribs and shoulders. These abnormal curves and the increased bio-mechanical
pressure they put on bones and joints can lead to back pain,
sciatica, arthritis, bone spurs, ruptured discs and degenerative disks
as well as other organ and system dysfunction.
Because Neuroenergetic Releaseģ balances the
nervous system which in turn tells the muscles to pull in a balanced way there
is usually an observable improvement in these curves even in one session.
Patents will increase in total height from Ĺ to 1 inch in as little as one
minute because these curves straighten out towards a normal configuration.
Patients typically can feel this change and a decrease in pain and other
symptoms. These changes are usually long lasting with little maintenance.
Once pain-free stability is reached (achieved in
as little as 3 sessions) a wellness visit every 6 months is recommended to
maintain optimum health and function.
Neuroenergetic Releaseģ treatment is an excellent
alternative to back surgery as pain relief is often immediate with none of the
recovery of time, loss from work or activities. With few treatments required to
achieve results NER therapy is inexpensive and highly cost effective surgical
alternative in many cases.
Back Pain ~
Scoliosis / Pain ~ Quick Lasting Relief
~ Scoliosis/Sciatica Back Pain
~ Sciatic Pain
~ Short Leg ~ Sciatica Pain
Scoliosis, lordosis, kyphosis
Scoliosis Pain Relief
I am a 38 year old woman who was diagnosed
approximately 7 years ago, after the birth of my first child, with
Syringomyelia. Unfortunately, the prognosis and pain/resolution
options were oftentimes worse than living with the symptoms of this
painful and scary diagnosis.
exploring multiple therapies (acupuncture, cranio-sacral, exercises,
medicine), I was at a breaking point. My pain was not improving in any
sustainable or meaningful way, I couldn't sleep well, and my hope was
diminishing. A friend referred me to Don Kipp, and highly recommended
his therapy, Neuroenergetic Release. I was willing to try anything at
this point...and by the grace of God, scheduled my first appointment
with Don. I walked into Don's office with a tremendous amount of pain
in my neck, back, legs, and a constant "burning" nerve pain throughout
my body, and I left 85% pain-FREE! I was literally weeping during and
after the appointment...not because of my pain, but because of the
relief (pain and mental) that I had finally found. Due to the fluid and
changing nature of Syringomyelia, I require more frequent appointments
with Don, than his "typical" patient. However, this frequency has
reduced to 1-2 appointments every couple months. I am not "cured" of
Syringomyelia, but the symptoms of this disease are completely managed
through Don's NER therapy. I thank God for Don and his therapy
a broken neck from a football injury 10 years ago which left me with a
compressed vertebrae in my neck. My
back had also been overstressed from heavy lifting and I had sciatic
pain for years. I'd spent years in ongoing chiropractic treatment.
After a few sessions of NER I have been relieved of pain and have not needed
chiropractic treatment since. I would recommend NER to anyone!
Jim Peterson, Engineer
One Mini-Session at Demo Presentation
About 1 1/2 years ago I began to notice a
slight curvature I had in my back was becoming more pronounced. Having been a
massage therapist for over 10 years specializing in sports and injury therapy I
took serious notice when I suddenly began to experience constant sciatic pain
down my left buttock, iliotibial band, knee, calf and ankle. The pain
would not allow me to sleep for more than 3 or 4 hours a night. I was unable to
stand up straight after getting out of bed or getting up from a sitting
position. My spinal curve became more extreme to where I was forced to admit it
was clearly scoliosis. Having been healthy and active all my life I was not
happy with this unexpected turn of events.
After trying chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, inversion table and
swimming exercises I managed to find some degree of tolerability in managing a
bit of my pain. The swimming and hot tub seemed to work best. Recently, at a
friend's suggestion, I had the opportunity to become introduced to Don. In one
session, after taking measurements and performing his NER techniques, for the
first time in over a year and a half I'm able to walk straight and at a pace
anyone other than a New Yorker would be proud of. I do still experience
discomfort in my leg but it's nowhere near what it was. I'm confident a few
more sessions would help ease those remaining symptoms. Additionally, after the
session when Don remeasured my height I was over 1 1/4" higher than just 20
minutes earlier at the start.
I cannot recommend this treatment enough. I feel like I'm getting my life back
again, where pain is not center stage before everything else. There's no price
for that kind of relief. Thank you!
Former Massage Therapist, US Olympic Women's National Soccer Team '04
Due to my
scoliosis, I was having pain
down my left side running down the inside of my leg to the foot. It got to the
point even when I sat that once I got up I could not walk unless I stood still
and let everything settle into place. There was a lot of pain associated with
it. Our son a professional musician had had similar problems with his arms and
led us to Don Kipp and NER who had helped him. He gave me two treatments and I
was a totally a new person. I could walk with no pain, sit, and stand whatever I
We moved away and eight years
later I started having similar problems. I thought it was my shoes at first, but
it wasn't. I tried a series of stretching exercises including Chiropractic care
for three years from once a month to once a week with no relief. Went to our
family MD and he said it's something you are going to have to live with. My
husband said lets try and find Don Kipp, he helped you before. It took sometime
searching records to find him. We made a connection, then an appointment and a
one hour treatment with Don Kipp and NER. I am now pain free once again, doing
exercises, lifting weights, and doing dance videos. He says with a little
maintenance I can stay this way.
I FEEL FANTASTIC. Thank you
Letter of Recommendation
My name is
Wayne Sheppard, and I would like to share with you my experience of Don Kippís
First of all though, let me tell you
a little bit about my history of back problems. In 1983 I was involved in both a
serious traffic accident, and had a skydiving accident. The result of these was
that my pelvis had been rotated, causing a great deal of pain in my
lower back area. I began to see chiropractors, physical therapists,
etc., sometimes as often as twice a week; often the treatments themselves were
very painful. After many years of trying many different modalities of
bodywork, I was still left with a lot of pain every day, and as an
example, it could take me several minutes just to get out of bed in the morning.
Lifting my feet up to lower them off the bed was one motion that my back did not
care for at all! I also sported around a quite pronounced limp; I now call it my
"penguin walk". Any misstep could bring forth pain that would literally make me
shout, and it could be days or weeks before I got back to my "normal" level of
discomfort. After over twelve years of this type of living, I had simply
accepted my situation.
One day in November of Ď95, a friend
of mine asked me if I wanted to check some new work that, according to the
brochure was useful to sufferers of a very long list of conditions and symptoms.
I remember telling my friend that if anything was that good, there would be a
line out the front door to get some! After trying many different things over the
years that never had any lasting effect, I had become very skeptical, but I
agreed to go with my friend anyway.
As it happened, I wound up being a
model for the presenter (Don Kipp) to demonstrate with. This fellow "assesses"
my structure, high shoulder here, pelvis forward there, and so on. After the
assessment, he worked on me for about ten or fifteen minutes.
were, and are, astounding!! The "after" assessment Iím sure would be interesting
to other practitioners of bodywork, but all I know is that my pain was 95% gone,
and it took my limp with it! I got more lasting relief in fifteen
minutes of NER, than had been achieved in YEARS of other systems, and the
treatment wasnít painful either. More importantly to me, these results
were not temporary, requiring frequent "tune-up" visits or a dependency on this
treatment. Sound too good to be true? Thatís what I thought too, but it worked
in spite of my skepticism,
I never realized how much I let pain
run my life. There were so many things that I just wouldnít consider doing
because the price (pain) wasnít worth it. Things that I enjoyed like football,
softball, etc., even taking a walk in the mountains would carry some price, and
I had become less and less willing to pay it.
Now I can live my normal life again!
I donít wake up and spend the first thirty minutes of EVERY day dealing with
pain and hyping myself beyond it to function. I donít limp around like a
character in some bad western. There have been some surprising emotional results
with this newfound freedom. I didnít realize how limited I had become mentally
as well as physically.
In short, I would highly recommend
this treatment to anyone, as it has certainly been a turning point for me.
For the last
25 years, I thought I had one leg longer than the
other due to a motorcycle accident which resulted in a broken femur.
This was causing me to adjust every sport I did, from walking/running, skiing,
bicycling etc. I was wearing out my shoes unevenly and developing large calluses
on one foot. As a result of one NER treatment, my hips were
straightened out, lower back pain went away and my legs were the same length.
What else can I say!
I have been a migraine sufferer for 45
years. At one time in my life, my migraines lasted for 3 months solid Ė
every day. The pain of a migraine is debilitating. In addition to the
migraines, I have a multitude of hereditary health issues with my heart
My daughter originally
saw Don for her scoliosis (which is a curvature of the spine), which has
caused her severe pain for years as she biked and ran. Don was able to
relieve that pain with 8 NER treatments. Sheís told me she feels like a
Since my daughterís treatment went so well, she
decided as a surprise to schedule an appointment for me to see Don on
one of my visits to Denver (Iím from Seattle). Over the past several
years, my migraines have tapered off to 1 or 2 per week. I thought that
was ok, but my daughter wanted to see if Don could help me lower the
I used to think my migraines were hormone
triggered, but now I donít believe that to be the case. Since I was
treated by Don in October 2011, I have not had even one migraine Ė and
itís now March 2012. I was a skeptic until I personally went through the
treatment, and felt the results. I would have never believed that I
would be migraine free after living with it nearly all my life.
An additional benefit that Iíve discovered is that
my heart palpitations and reflux are non-existent. I continue to take
some medications prescribed by my cardiologist and nephrologist,
however, the doctors are very happy with my progress and have either
reduced the dosage or cut out several medications.
To say Iím happy with the results is almost
laughable. Iím ecstatic!