Dr. Stephen J. Kaufman
patients share their stories:
It occurred to me that you would like to read some of the great results
that other patients have had under our care. Some of these stories bring tears
to my eyes. I've changed the names to protect their privacy but every testimonial
is recorded as written and available in our
office for perusal. Take a look:
“After years of muscle tension, aches and pains of fibromyalgia, I began working with Dr. Kaufman about 6 weeks ago for sciatic pain. As the lower back and leg improved, I had a treatment this week after which I felt more relaxed than I have in years. The following day the fibrus fog cleared away and all senses were more clear and I felt more freedom of movement and diminished pain, even a sense of euphoria. I am very optimistic about shedding this syndrome and getting my life back.” Lois Sollenberger
“I felt that before I met Dr. Kaufman I was ready to write my will. Having been diagnosed with a vein/arterial disease in the brain, possibility of a stroke, and severe headaches constantly for a period of three months. First visit and I was impressed greatly. At this writing I’m 98% improved and 100% with other severe aches and pains, that no one else could do anything about.” Martin Jones, Grand Junction, CO.
you for all your help. You help get
me back on track with life. My TMJ
was "killing" me and you seem to be the only one that could help it.
---Dr. Marc Clawson
Severe Joint Pain, Fatigue
letter is to simply record my appreciation to you, Dr. Kaufman, for literally
giving me back my life. When I first saw you in fall of 1996, six months after I
was diagnosed with lupus, I was not functioning well at all.
Thanks to your treatments, recommended supplements and nutritional
counseling, I am now almost symptom free.
I no longer experience frequent bouts of severe
fatigue, and seldom miss a day of work. And
I especially appreciate the fact that I was able to stop taking prednisone after
six months of your treatments and taking the supplements that you recommended.
Thank you for the improvement in my quality of
life. I wish you the very best
return in your return to Colorado, and regret that you will be leaving this
area. " ---Maureen
Insomnia, Headaches, Chronic Fatigue, Digestive Problems
you so much for getting my health back on the right course.
When I first came to you I had suffered four miscarriages and my body was
depleted. I had low energy and
headaches, along with other various aches and pains. I very much wanted a baby, but was afraid of another
miscarriage. I remember your words
giving me hope when you told me you were confident that you could treat me.
Immediately after treatment began I had more energy, was sleeping better
and my headaches stopped. As the
weeks went on my overall health was greatly improved.
What I am most grateful for is that the hope you gave me was realized at
the birth of my healthy and happy son Jacob.
Thank you for investing yourself into my life and
the lives of my family. You have
become a dear friend. You will be
Infections, Bunions, Leg Numbness
am writing this to thank Dr. Stephen Kaufman for being such a positive force in
my quest for good health. My first
sessions were over 18 months ago for a severe sinus attack which antibiotics
prescribed by a General Practitioner did not touch.
After a session of treatments, my sinus problems have not surfaced again
and through this cold season I've managed not to have a reoccurrence. As a
sidelight I mentioned a problem I’d had with numbness in my right leg after
sitting for long periods of time. Voilá!
Stephen took care of that problem.
right big toe was beginning to show the signs of bunions…Dr. Kaufman’s
treatments have realigned my toe and the pain associated with it has gone away.
---Lee Rae Uranis
Paralysis in Leg, Inability to Walk
In the summer of 1985, I underwent surgery. During the surgery the nerve in my right leg was damaged, and my leg was paralyzed. I went home from the hospital with a walker, after finally convincing the doctor there was a problem. I saw a neurosurgeon who tested the nerve and told me there was little to no response. She also told me she did not know if I would ever walk again without a walker. She offered me no treatment and no hope. I then went to a physical therapist. She told me there was nothing she could do for me until I could move my leg. Needless to say, I was pretty discouraged.
After a month of no improvement, a friend told me about a chiropractor he was seeing, who had a different approach to health that seemed to be working for my friend. He said the chiropractor’s name was Steve Kaufman, and he thought I should go see him, which I did. After the first treatment I felt tingling in my leg which had not been there before. I was excited and felt very encouraged. I had treatments twice a week for six weeks, and then once a week for six weeks. At the end of that time my leg was back and working normally. I am very grateful to my friend and to Steve Kaufman. Angela Buchtel – HAPPY TO BE WALKING (written in 10/2002)
Vertigo, Head Pain 3/04
In 2002, Dr. Steve Kaufman removed pain and vertigo I had felt since my early childhood. The pain was a version of temporal arteritis. Shooting, stabbing pains would course through my head, just above my ear, leaving me virtually incapacitated for 20 seconds at a time. The labyrinth vertigo would come on suddenly, leaving me horribly dizzy and sometimes nauseous for up to three days. Although I had seen many Western medicine doctors, none had linked the two; they treated the symptoms of each separately (or disregarded the symptoms altogether, feeding me pain pills) instead of looking at the total connectivity of my body and its ailments.
My mother-in-law suggested I see Steve – he had worked wonders for her years earlier – and I took up her suggestion. Not only did Steve, within minutes, recognize the link between the two, he immediately began a treatment that reduced, then ultimately relieved, the afflictions I had been experiencing for nearly thirty years, all within a few weeks. It was an unbelievable experience – I could feel my body shifting with Steve’s gentle nudgings, realigning itself to relieve decades-long stress on my artery.
I now no longer have to take pills with me wherever I go in case my vertigo hits me while I’m driving or in a meeting or on vacation. I don’t have to worry that the pain in my head may some day lead to an aneurysm (which runs in my family). I am free to be a “normal” human being. I can never thank Steve enough for all his work, not just in treating me but in also allowing me to look even deeper at and into my own physical self.
Thank you Steve, for everything you’ve done for me. ---- Jane Beecher
came to Dr. Kaufman with degenerative arthritis in my spine, hands, fingers and
wrists. The spinal condition caused
weakness in my left leg, making it difficult to walk and increased the
possibility of falling.
"Under Dr. Kaufman’s care, my leg has been
strengthened and I walk normally and at a good pace. Due to Dr Kaufman’s treatments, the circulation has been
very much improved. When the doctor
is treating my leg, I can feel heat deep in my leg. The joints in my fingers and wrists are enlarged but I have
no pain or stiffness. Dr Kaufman
has also treated my back, and my eyes for cataracts.
There has been no progression of deterioration in these areas.
Recently I had pneumonia, and it was Dr. Kaufman’s treatments that made
me well again - no pain or lingering cough.
"Dr. Kaufman is knowledgeable, caring, capable and
very professional , and wants you to be well.
My whole body has benefited from his care.
I sleep well, eat well and have energy.
I care for an active 4 year old grandson and two other grandson’s after
school. I am 78 years and 10 months in age.
"I recommend Dr. Kaufman for whatever the health
problem might be. He is the best!"
Severe Low Back
you so very much for making my "owie" go away when nobody else
could!" Catherine Sparks
Headaches, Low Back Pain, PMS, Fatigue
you so much for all you have done for me. Although
I originally sought your help for depression you have cured that and all my
other chronic ailments as well. Even
some I didn't know about, like lack of concentration, headaches from computer
use, and low back pain. I could go
on and on. We were blessed to have
you in San Diego." Mary
Headaches, Hemorrhoids, Fatigue
has been such a pleasure meeting you and working with you.
I feel so fortunate to have found your "style" of healing. My
PMS, headaches, hemorrhoids and fatigue are gone; my husband says he doesn't
recognize me! I feel cared for and cared about and sometimes that's the biggest
obstacle in healing. I enjoy
sharing what you do with my friends and I enjoy watching their successes after
working with you. I'm glad you're
here. Thank you." Joanne Drake
9:00 AM--I was 95% certain I would have to take antibiotics.
My ear was aching so intensely, it was sensitive to the touch.
9:00 AM--It is gone. The pain,
pressure…Dr. Kaufman saved me from 10 days of antibiotics, along with all of
their dulling and damaging side-effects.I
am really amazed.
Varicose Veins, Neck Pain , Insomnia, Arthritis
the end of July 1998, I consulted you for help in energy level and irritability,
among other discomfitures (sic). After
about two weeks, my energy was significantly enhanced and my patience improved.
As time went on, other chronic conditions (pain from varicose veins, neck
pain, early awakening) improved considerably.
my craving for sweets almost disappeared-and I had not even mentioned it you!
The speed at which your treatment and recommendations improved my life at
very deep levels astonished me, and I want you to know how grateful I am, as
relief continues." Gloria Steffi Grinder, 78
been living with neck pain for several years with little to no improvement
through traditional MD's. Though it took a while, I am soooooooo much more
comfortable now that I was before Dr. Kaufman began treating me. Thanks, Dr. K." Candi
and Ear Infections, Elbow Pain , Low Back Pain
you for your care over the last few years.
As you know, I first came to you after suffering repeated eye and ear
infections over a period of about three years.
I'd the usual antibiotic treatments, which helped clear up each episode
but seemed to do nothing at all to prevent reoccurrence.
Your treatment, a combination rubbing surrounding areas and regular
nutritional supplements, has eliminated the problem. I've been free of either type of infection for about a year.
" Simon Mithan
Low Back Pain, Intense Headaches, Swimming Performance, Knee Pain, Poor Eyesight 1/28/99
I would like to thank you so much for everything that you have done for me. When
I first started my appointments with you my back ached constantly, my left knee
did not function right and my headaches had progressively increased in pain
since my accident last June. Not
only have you put a halt to my intense headaches and back pains, you have also
improved my mobility in swimming, and my eyesight has become more crisp and
clear. Thanks again for what you
have done for me."
Tinnitus, Low Back Pain
just wanted to thank you for your excellent care over the past year and a half.
You’ve really helped me a great deal with a chronic lower back pain and
you’ve done a fantastic job of quickly healing me after all those
sports-related body tweaks that I seem to keep doing.
also really grateful for all of the very effective work you’ve done to help me
relieve the chronic anxiety condition, and for the very sound nutritional and
herbal therapies you’ve recommended to help with this. My work and other personal issues have contributed a lot to
this condition, and it’s been great having you help mitigate the stress on my
Thanks also for all the ongoing ‘fixes’ like
the carpal tunnel type condition and the tinnitus.
Your treatments have been a major help in getting me to feel optimal!
I’ve really enjoyed you great ‘bedside
manner’ and sense of humor too, along with the very sound nutritional advice
that I firmly believe has contributed to a much healthier me all around!
I first came to you, I suffered from low energy and migraine headaches.
I was tired most of the day, even though I got 8-9 hours of sleep a
night. My productivity was low, my attention span short and each day was a
struggle. I had lived with these
conditions for so long that I had grown used to them and learned how to
function, but I knew it didn’t have to stay that way.
now do not feel tired throughout the day and I have extra energy in the
evenings. This has greatly
increased my productivity at work. I
am more mentally and emotionally present for my family
and I have the energy to accomplish much more than I used to.
headaches began to reduce in intensity and in frequency.
In the last three months I have had only one migraine.
That makes it all worth it. Even
if it stays at this level, that would mean four migraines a year.
I would be satisfied with that, but I anticipate that they may be history
altogether. I will keep you updated.
---James T. Faylor
Improved athletic ability for an Olympic class athlete, lifelong health care
for the past 20 years your vast knowledge of health, fitness, training and
nutrition was the major link in my successful athletic career.
I would have never been able to compete on an international level without
your support. It would be hard for
me to count the numerous times that I limped into your office before a national
championship, or on the way to the airport before a world championship and you
‘fixed’ me with success in the nick of time.
My education in the area of nutrition, acupuncture, harmonic therapy,
kinesiology, reflexology and many more modalities continues to grow through your
informative lecture circuit and speaking engagements.
tendonitis and heel pain
had problems with my Achilles tendon and had various and changing imbalances.
Dr. Kaufman’s treatments made my Achilles
better and possibly avoided serious debilitation.
All of the imbalances that he treats respond and improve. I have referred
quite a lot of friends to Dr. Kaufman." Christina Furling
back , right hip, sciatic pain
early August I injured my lower back and fractured my right hip. I had sciatic
pain that ran the length of my right leg and into my foot.
Improvement in a Weak Heart, Stomach Problem, Severe Neck Pain, Shortness of Breath, Dental Infection
my operation my stomach has been gurgling and I put up with it for 1˝ years
until Dr. Kaufman worked on me and I no longer have to take Nexium , Prilosec
had continual pain in my neck from radiation until Dr. Kaufman worked on it and
now I don’t have the pain or stiffness.
Pain, Fatigue, Loss of Strength
November 12, 2000
This testimonial is in gratitude to Dr. Kaufman who has been instrumental in my speedy recovery from months of pain and illness this year. I feel extremely lucky to have found a doctor who is genuinely interested in helping his patients regain their health and vitality.
have been an amateur athlete, competitive and non-competitive, for many years.
Last year, I began to have digestive problems which at first were thought
to have been caused by stress. After
diagnosis and medical treatment by my primary care physician. I struggled with
continuous daily abdominal pain, fatigue, and loss of strength.
After several blood tests and some expensive hospital tests provided no
clear answers, I decided to take a more holistic approach to my recovery.
I spoke to a lady at my vitamin store who had been a patient of Dr. K’s.
She said he had helped her a lot.
Within a few weeks of following Dr. K’s prescribed diet and supplement
program I made tremendous progress with healing and improved strength.
Each treatment has contributed to my improved overall health and fitness.
Dr. K is a one-of-a-kind doctor, and I highly recommend him to anyone who
is looking for a more holistic approach to medical treatment.
Inactivity in Infant
Steve started seeing Charlie when he was about 6 months old.
He is now a year and his treatment is done.
When Charlie was six months all he did was lay there and not do anything!
With the help of Dr. Steve he has lost 13 pounds in the last four
months and started to crawl and even walk!!!!!! This
would probably be what Charlie would say if he could talk!
Thanks so much Dr. K for helping me lose my weight, so that I could
become a lean, mean, and buff crawling and walking machine! and that I can now
enjoy hours of tearing my house up and having Mommy and Daddy chase after me!
They will in turn lose weight! So,
please use Dr. K’s weight loss plan. I
did and it changed my life!!
Canden for Charlie Canden, (1 yr)
ten years ago I had an x-ray taken of my left foot.
Luckily it wasn’t broken. However,
while looking at the x-ray, the doctor reported that it looked like I was
showing signs of arthritis. “Better
get used to it,” she said. So I
settled into the idea. Sure enough
over the last ten years it got worse and over time both feet were sore and
August 17, 2002
have received 5 treatments for rehabilitation of a detached Achilles tendon
surgery and experienced incredible relief and ease of the swelling.
and Neck Pain, Migraines
K was able to effectively able to treat an injury I received while gardening.
I strained my neck, had what felt like a spike going into my head and a
migraine. The neck is strong again,
the spike is gone and the headache hasn’t returned. Debbie Noril
Shoulder and Neck Pain
didn’t realize how bad my vertigo was until I started working with Dr. K.
I was having episodes every hour along with fear of heights, motion and
altitude sickness. I’ve now been
working with him over 2 months and I feel like a new person not being dizzy all
the time. All kinds of other health
problems particularly shoulder and neck pain have lessened. I haven’t felt this strong and pain free for years.
finally went to see Dr. Kaufman after searching over 2 months for a doctor that
could diagnose and treat the chronic pain I was experiencing in my foot. I had been unable to sleep much for several months, and even
with the pain medication that other doctors had prescribed, I was hardly able to
originally started working with Dr. Steve Kaufman for, among other reasons, the
purpose of improving my breathing. At
my first appointment, he adjusted three valves (pyloric, ileocecal, and
esophageal), and I was immediately able to take a full breath for the first time
in at least one year (most likely this inability to breathe first began to
manifest approximately 3 ˝ years ago.)
More recently, he has used 3 rounds of acupuncture to give me even more
breathing capacity. This has truly
been phenomenal in expanding my breathing capacity, as well as my ability to
maintain breath duration both in singing and in playing a wind instrument.
Amazing: back to the good breathing I had 20 years ago, and possibly to
the best breathing I’ve ever had in my life!
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