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Dr. Katerina Sheffield
Your Austin Chiropractor
Color me skeptical when people would recommend chiropractors to me. I was more of a conventional medicine/physical therapy type of guy who felt I could stay healthy by working out and eating right. That changed as I watched my wife thru chiropractic treatment with Dr. Katarina Sheffield go from sleeping with a heating pad on her neck every night to pain free and sleeping soundly. I thought I'd give Dr. Sheffield a try since I love golf but don't love how my back and neck feel afterwards (as well as intermittent tingling in my fingers) . Plus, I was seeing how slumpy my posture was becoming. After getting x-rayed and seeing how my spine was not in the correct position (which was putting pressure on nerves) Dr. Sheffield started a chiropractic program that has already made a huge difference in my posture as well as recovery time after golf. And now I'm sleeping soundly beside my wife.
I would encourage any of you that have similar thoughts on chiropractors to give Dr. Sheffield a try. It's made a huge difference in my family's health.
Healing by Feeling
It is rare for someone that has been trained as a pharmacist, which I know is in very high demand, and walk away from five years of training. It is amazing to me that somewhere around 50% of all prescriptions are either harmful or have no effect based on the individual’s ability to metabolize the medication. In the broad picture I believe that most pharmaceuticals are given to extend life but perhaps not the quality of life just turn on the TV and listen to what can happen to you if you take the pharmaceutical that they are pitching. Then I was lucky enough to become a patient of Dr. Sheffield, who walked away from being a pharmacist to become a chiropractor. After trying to find both traditional and nontraditional therapies for my neck and back, I got no relief from these therapies. Within a week after being treated by Dr. Sheffield, I found relief where I thought there was none. I do believe that she has a special gift for healing by feeling. I am very grateful for not only her talent, but dedication. I just want to thank her for changing my life with her gift of healing by feeling.
No more headaches
I have found the last piece of the puzzle in the treatment of mid thoracic, neck pain and headaches. I've been on a 30 year journey with pain brought on partly because of poor posture and car accidents where I was rear ended at 55 to 60 miles per hour. Thinking I was "fine" at the time, I didn't seek any medical intervention. Years later as back and neck pain set in I sought physical therapy believing this would "take care of it" and since I'm a PT myself, I had high hopes that it would. It turned out the best help for my mid thoracic pain was improved core strength from Pilates which also improved my posture. Becoming certified in Pilates instruction, I continued to improve some but the neck pain never stopped and the headaches got worse over time. Soft tissue work such as massage, myofascial release and Aston-Patterning as well as manual physical therapy would give me temporary relief but nothing lasted more than a week or two. At a friend's suggestion I saw Dr. Sheffield. X-rays revealed some significant disc degeneration and improper weight bearing through the neck. Physical exam revealed mal-alignment of my atlas and axis. Treatment of these areas has finally, for the first time in years, given me weeks now of NO headaches! I wish I'd have gotten here sooner!
Pam Terreson, PT
Relief for the first time
I’ve had chronic back pain for much of my life. Over the years I’ve seen several different chiropractors with only a little lasting improvement, and no real idea what the problem was. Dr. Sheffield was the first chiropractor to diagnose that I have a rare congenital defect causing my back pain, and she has tailored a treatment plan that is, for the first time, giving me real relief. She is a conscientious and caring doctor.
Successful health care requires a holistic approach to the body. Dr. Sheffield is a caring professional who leverages her knowledge in multiple medical disciplines to ensure a comprehensive approach to your health. My personal experience has been nothing short of outstanding.
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Katerina Sheffield! She did a careful exam on me, including specific evaluations of spine positions and my leg lengths. The actual adjustments were very gentle but powerfully effective. I had immediate relief from low back pain even though I only needed a slight neck adjustment. Best of all, my posture is erect with no effort at all. This is effective and gentle chiropractic as I have never experienced before!
Moira Dolan, MD
Scoliosis pain management
Dr. Sheffield is not only a remarkable practitioner, but a wonderful person. As patients of hers, my son and I can unequivocally say she is the best chiropractor in Austin. What a difference she has made with my son’s pain management from severe scoliosis.
Gentle and effective
Dr. Sheffield has made it possible for me to keep up my physical lifestyle. After just the first week of seeing her, I felt so much better! She is awesome and truly seems to care. She explains everything that she’s doing and is so gentle, but so effective. Thank you for taking away my aches and pains.
Upper cervical works
I began seeing Dr. Katerina Sheffield in May 2011. I was in constant pain from an ongoing neck injury. This was after I had already had disk surgery, to resolve the problem. The surgery only resolved part of the pain… at that point I was anticipating a lifetime of unresolved pain. Dr. Sheffield made one small adjustment to my upper spine (top disk) which immediately stopped the pain…. in that FIRST visit. Over the next couple of weeks the pain came and went between visits as it took several visits before my body would sustain the change (stay in alignment). I am thrilled to report that I now have NO PAIN! I almost can’t believe that such a small adjustment can make such a huge difference in my daily life…. but it does! ~ One VERY HAPPY – pain free customer :)
I feel better than ever
For the past 15 years, I have suffered from severe migraines. It got to the point where I was having them twice a week. I also suffer from chronic pain due to a sports related injury, which eventually transpired to pain in my lower back. Needless to say, I was in bad shape. Then, I met Dr. Sheffield. At first I was leery in working with her because I had never been to a chiropractor and no one, thus far, had been able to help me. However, Dr. Sheffield immediately found the problematic area in my spine. Since working with Dr. Sheffield, my migraines have completely stopped. I no longer have pain in my lower back and the sports related injury has dramatically improved. I feel better than ever, and I owe it all to Dr. Sheffield. Not only is she a miracle worker, but caring, passionate and kind, as well. I definitely recommend utilizing her services. Thank you Dr. Sheffield!
I saw faster results
Before visiting Dr. Katerina Sheffield, I had visited multiple chiropractors and a back specialist for almost 2 years on a weekly basis to address my severe lower back pain. I couldn’t see the end in sight. I had been thinking I’d have to get use to living with my lower back pain at just age 25. After visiting my massage therapist, Stacia Guerrero, she advised that I see Dr. Sheffield because my issues were structural, and not just muscular. Working with Dr. Sheffield, I found that her upper cervical work got right to the cause of my problem. I saw faster results in just a few months than in the past 2 years. I found her commitment to my healing process reassuring and I was surprised how quickly I noticed results. After just a few months, I feel so blessed that I found her. Thank you so much and I highly recommend Dr. Sheffield to anyone seeking chiropractic work.
I first came to Dr. Sheffield after an open-minded doctor who chooses to treat, rather than just medicate, recommended her to me. Because it is as much as it is a 175-mile round trip from my house, I had intended to be open minded enough to try it.
Because of a lifetime of injuries from a gun shot wound to the mouth as a child, to oil field and construction injuries, plus 40+ years as a stone mason etc pain was a way of life, but at the age of 51 heart problems and strokes limited my activities. Having tried physical therapy, acupuncture and cupping, work hardening programs and years of chiropractic treatment with the then president of the American Chiropractic Association, with each having limited or temporary relief.
So, after being treated for only a few sessions I experienced noticeable and longer periods of relief. With 66 years just a few months away, and other health problem, I am not calling this a miracle, but your help has surely been a blessing.
With no addictions or side effects, I will continue to sing your praises. Thank you and your staff for your professional and courteous help.
Johnny S –“I am 57 and my back NOW feels like it did when I was 35. I have been seeing Dr. Sheffield for about 4 months now, and now I am wondering why I went to all the other chiropractors…. Dr. Sheffield specializes in ATLAS (the vertebrae closest to the skull) therapy which little did I know, when correctly leveled, can have a huge impact on the rest of your bost – like MY LOWER BACK! It used to take me a full 30 seconds to get out of my chair in my office – stretch, groan a bit, stretch some more - and now I POP OUT of my chair like a teenager. Flying on planes is NOTHING now… as it used to be my worst nightmare. Check it out guys… my wife and my 22-year-old daughter is now going to see her…. “
Kirsten M – “For 20 years I suffered from severe migraines, usually 10-15 days per month. And for 20 years I tried everything BUT chiropractic: all kinds of pharmaceuticals, elimination diets, estrogen patches, botox, pain management, physical therapy, acupuncture, you name it. In 2011 my primary care physician suggested I see Dr Sheffield, and I will be forever grateful! Through x-rays and examinations Dr Sheffield determined exactly what was going on with my skull and spine that was keeping my neck, shoulders, and head feeling tied up in knots. I do still get some headaches, but they are much less frequent and much less severe. And my trapezius muscles, which used to just ache all the time, finally feel relaxed and pain-free. I used to be scared and skeptical of chiropractic, but now I'm a believer!! Thanks, Dr S!”
Jennifer R – “I went to see Dr. Sheffield because I'd been discussing seeing "someone" with my husband because I just felt terrible all the time. My body hurt. I had recently started a workout regimen and struggled through it every day. I couldn't put my finger on the problem. I chose Dr. Sheffield because I didn't want to take the traditional medicine route. After 4 weeks of seeing Dr. Sheffield, I feel better than I've felt in YEARS! My body from a chiropractic standpoint was in terrible condition. Now I am beginning to see why I had some of the symptoms I had and feel great with her putting my whole body back in alignment. I would recommend Dr. Sheffield to anyone interested in chiropractic care. Dr. Sheffield has remarkable character as well!”
Avery C – “Dr. Sheffield is fantastic, I can't imagine getting more compassionate, personal, and professional care than I have received from Dr. Sheffield. I've been struggling with neck problems for years, and thought I could never get any relief. I've been going to Dr. Sheffield for several weeks now and have seen huge results. She's extremely compassionate and treats her patients like friends and neighbors. I've been very happy with my choice in chiropractor!“
Tanya V–“When I first got to Westlake Chiropractor I couldn't sit for more than 5 mins, laying down was a struggle. I am amazed at the improvement that I have had in the 2 months under Dr. Sheffield care. Her adjustments are super gentle. I can sit and lay without any pain and I'm much energetic. Dr Sheffield is an excellent doctor! I would recommend her to my friends and family.”
Christiana W- “I have been a patient of Dr. Sheffield for two years. I have had surgery for scoliosis so my needs as a patient are unique. Dr. Sheffields gentle technique and pinpoint accuracy with adjustments is what gave me relief and results after years of discomfort. Headaches went away, lower back pain left and my quality of life improved. I value that she also offers holistic care and can speak to other ailments and conditions and make recommendations for supplements and other treatments that would aid healing. She is an outstanding provider!”
Joshua S- “If you're looking for a good chiropractor, STOP LOOKING. My spine was extremely out of line because of an accident I had in my adolescence and it was causing me SEVERE back pain. I went to my primary doctor, massage therapist, I even tried acupuncture to alleviate the pain and had no success. After 3 adjustments with Dr. Sheffield I was already feeling better and soon after the pain was 100% gone. Her office is very nice and warm and her receptionist Victoria is lovely. I felt like we were all friends by the end of my treatment. Such an amazing experience. 10/10”
Haylee G– “Tired of being tired and feeling a heavy weight on your neck and shoulders? I went to have a massage and the back of my neck and shoulder blade was very painful. I was told I had a rib out of place and to see a Chiropractor. I had never been to one, but when searched Dr. Sheffield came up and I got it right the first time! Thank God! Dr. Sheffield is a healer, angel, professional, kind, caring and knowledgeable. I am very thankful for her and look forward to my weekly visits because I know I will always feel better when I leave. My Atlas was out of place, causing stiff neck and fatigue all the time. So many days I left work and felt I just had to get home to close my eyes and rest my neck. After the first few appointments I noticed a difference and the need to take a nap had decreased by 70%. My neck feels better, my rib feels better and my clavicle is in place and no longer pops along my collar bone. I've never been in a major accident, but when I was young I got whip lash from the crazy dance ride at the county fair and as the years passed with no treatment your body gets more and more out of balance. If you want to feel better and are looking for a remarkable, highly-recommended Chiropractor, go see Dr. Sheffield. Call now, don't wait.”