Matt Ceriani spent 6 years in back pain resulting from a sports injury. After treatment by other practitioners, including shoulder surgery that was unsuccessful in relieving the pain, in June 2013 he met Dr. William T. O’Connor.
After just one session of going through The O’Connor Technique™, he was instantly taken out of pain, his range of motion was restored and he has remained out of pain to this day.
After suffering for many years with re-occurring spasms in my lower back, I sought treatment for a extreme episode of pain in early 2003. Instead of just prescribing muscle relaxers + rest, Dr. O'Connor explained what I was experiencing and what to avoid doing on a daily basis. Because he was able to allow me to visualize my problem and provide his book with illustrations, I have been spasm free. In fact, I am now able to use the information in the book along with a fitted back brace to essentially maintain my own back health. I have avoided at least three spasms on my own. Dr. O'Connor's "method " is a GODSEND.
My wife and I received your book, “Making Your Bad Back Better” a few days ago and we wanted to tell you that both of our back problems are gone since we applied your maneuvers. My wife had been to her chiropractor for spine adjustments with no real improvement but was feeling great after completing one maneuver from your book. I have a chronic problem with my middle-upper back and am very pleased that I can now quickly and easily adjust my spine so that it is in proper alignment and I feel great. Thanks for the valuable information!
I just want everyone to know how much your technic has helped me.Tho the pain returns now and then I now have your book to guide me to relief. Thank you Dr. for writting the book. I have a clear understanding of how the back works and what to do if its starts hurting. I'm now sharing with others all that I have learned, and I tell them of the book . I just finished talking to a lady who called and was in pain. I shared with her how to lay in the bed and put her back in traction. She obtained relief right away! She is going to order your book to get the big picture. Again thanks for your help. I believe I can live with my back now too.
Dr. O'Connor, I'm very thankful to have have found your website yesterday. As I type this I can say that my lower back pain has improved significantly. I followed your " Hanging Hip Maneuver" instructions yesterday and it seems to work. I can now sit at my desk without that terrible pain. I have only scratched the surface as far as getting a full understanding of the "Hanging Hip Manuver" , but I think I understand the basic concept. I will proceed with purchasing the book today and continue the self -education process. I will keep you informed of my progress. THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!
Your book has made a huge difference in my back pain. I am making great strides in taking care of my pain. The biggest help I get from your book is that your explanations and drawings have enabled me to understand what is wrong in my back. I feel that I am able to deal with it. This is the first hope I have had for the two years of pain I've suffered. I thank God I found your site and ordered your book. It is well worth the money.
I personally presented Dr. O'Connor with a patient who reported three months of unremitting back pain so severe that he was caused to walk slowly, carefully, and hunched forward while taking every opportunity to support his weight by holding on to furniture. Within twenty minutes, without being touched, and simply having his movements directed by Dr. O'Connor, the patient was standing painlessly upright and repeatedly swivelling his hips like a hula dancer, describing himself as a "happy camper." As a physician trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with additional fellowship training in spinal cord injury, I consider myself knowledgeable of the state-of-the-art in back pain management and was literally amazed by what I witnessed. I was so convinced that The O'Connor Technique (tm) constitutes a valuable contribution to medicine that I instantly bought an autographed copy of his book.
I learned about your ideas early this year. I have had significant sciatic problems for a couple of years and was losing weight in order to see if my sciatic symptoms would be improved after the weight loss. I finally went to your website and ordered your book. And soon after that, I called your office and made an appointment. I saw you at your office in March of this year, I believe. The office visit and demonstration was especially helpful in learning the particulars of my situation with the lower back. It’s been a tremendous help to me to be able to handle occasional flare-ups of a disc that moves out and causes some pain. I refer to your book on a regular basis to learn more. I don’t take ibuprofen on a regular, daily basis like I was before I lost the weight. I have taken a jog recently to see how it would go. I haven’t done that in 2 years. It went fine, no residual pain or inflammation at all. I will keep trying it out and hope to build a routine again, since I always enjoy a jog and a sweat. Today I ordered a book to be sent to my Mother-in-law in Los Angeles. She has already had a surgery up in the neck area and although it was difficult to recover from, she feels that she needed it to get relief. But now the MD is talking about a lower back surgery since she is having sciatic problems for the first time. This is not something that she wants to think about. She is now 78 years old. I figure that she might as well have a chance to try out your thinking and see if it is an alternative that can help her. If she is interested, I will recommend that she perhaps visit you the next time they travel to Nor. Cal. to visit us. Anyway, I enjoy your book, there is so much there to pay attention to. I had come to be afraid of the state of my discs, that they were shot, or at least one was. But you offered me the idea that I just needed to work at getting them back where they belong. Yes, they move around a bit, depending on what I do to them, but they aren’t shot, and it gives me a whole new outlook on my situation.
Thanks so much for your innovative solution to this problem. This is the first time I have had a serious problem, and unfortunately didn't find your book until after it got quite bad, and I had to call the ambulance to bring me to the hospital. I am so thankful that I found your method, and now not only can I "fix" and manage the pain, but the emotional help was equally as valuable. It is, as you know, incredibly scary not knowing what is happening, and the doctor here was very vague. My instinct was to not go back to a doctor, and try and find out what was happening on my own. And the idea of a chiropractor manipulating my spine literally made me sick to my stomach. Now that I have such an improved knowledge of the anatomy and situation, my stress level has been reduced drastically. I'm sure you have heard many times over how successful this has been and how generous you have been in sharing your experience, but I wanted to express it once again. I appreciate being able to take control of my own recovery and you have made that possible. Thanks again.
I recently purchased your book, "Making Your Bad Back Better," and I can't thank you enough -- it's been a great help to me. I injured my lower back lifting on July 25th, and when I was able to walk, a few days later, I began searching around on the internet for some information on spinal anatomy to find out what exactly I had done to myself. I found your website, and it was the most informative of all I had seen -- I immediately ordered the book, and it came just in time, because while I had been on the floor, immobilized by a lower back spasm, I was using my head & neck to shift around, and displaced the nucleus in a cervical disc (c2-c3, I think). It bothered me off and on and then began to get steadily worse until I was able to re-seat it with the help of your book. Once again, thank you for your excellent work.