In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 :)
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!
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.