“Some people are technicians, but Chris is a healer.”
Severe Shoulder Arthritis
“Having already had shoulder surgery for what appeared to be rotator cuff and bone spur issues, it was very discouraging more than a year later when I was in pain 24/7, had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and found my (generally cheerful) mood had shifted to a mild, but unending depression.
After considerable research on the web, decided to contact Chris. That turned out to be one of the very best decisions I’ve ever made (in nearly 70 years). I felt relief after just one session, though I’ve had several more. It’s been over 3 weeks now since my last session and while I will continue to see Chris on a less frequent basis, I’m still experiencing what can only be described as miraculous results.
Above and beyond the amazing freedom from constant pain acupuncture has offered, I’d also like to note that aside from his very considerable skill as a practitioner, Chris is not only professional and dedicated, but also extremely personable with a good sense of humor.
Honestly—if you’re in pain in any part of your body—Chris can only help it get better…and wouldn’t that feel good!! My son has seen him since for chronic neck problems—also experiencing great relief.
It just doesn’t get any better than Chris and I recommend him unconditionally.”
Back & Neck Pain
“Three years ago after suffering with neck and back pain for some time my doctor informed me I had Cervical Disk Degeneration and suggested Physical Therapy. Therapy worked temporarily, but at a cost. I had two 1-hour sessions per week, for 6 weeks with relief from the pain coming in the third week only to return and never really leaving me pain free. It was then I decided to try Acupuncture, which I loved right away and was pain free for two years.
I discovered the joy of running again. A track enthusiast way back in High School I allowed a hectic life and other excuses to get in the way of exercise. This year the neck and back pain returned. I thought that I would have to give up running altogether as the pain was that bad. I decided to try Acupuncture again as it worked before. I had to find a new Acupuncturist and found Christopher LaCava by chance. After my first appointment with Christopher I knew I had chosen right. Christopher not only wanted to help with my pain he wanted to teach me the how’s and why of Acupuncture relief.
I was able to compete and finish the Boilermaker 15k Run in Utica, NY in July and I’m happy to say still pain free. Thanks a million Christopher!”
Chronic Low Back Pain
“Chris LaCava is a miracle worker and a true healer! I had pinching in my lower back for over a decade. No doctor/chiropractor was able to relieve the pressure. Feeling hopeless, I went to Chris. In our first session, Chris was able to diagnose the problem and erase the pain! He is extremely knowledgeable/skilled in his craft, but more importantly he has a comforting bedside manner that totally put me at ease. I have recommended him to everyone I know.”
Shoulder, Neck, Jaw Pain and Stress
“I was never I big believer in alternative medicine or that kind of stuff, but after years of weightlifting and other wear and tear I was constantly having pain in my left shoulder and neck that would go into my jaw and head. I kept thinking I was having a heart attack. Chris told me he could help with the pain and what was causing the pain. After a few visits I noticed such a huge decline in pain and my shoulder also felt better. A doctor told me I had an impingement and would probably need to get surgery, but not only did I not get surgery the impingement shrunk and I feel as good as new. I am also a police officer and have a lot of stress like most people, but after having acupuncture I felt so relaxed and at peace for the rest of the day it was great. I highly recommend you go see Chris and let him help you as well.”
Officer Robert Madore
Danbury Police Department
Sciatica, Leg Spasms and Psoriasis
“In July of 2008, I lost my job because I started having a problem with my sciatic nerve in my left leg. I had gone to doctors and they prescribed me medications to cope with it, but it wasn’t the answer to my problem. Some days I could not get out of bed without help or being in total discomfort from the spasms that would feel like someone was just twisting my muscles into knots. I couldn’t go up and down stairs, cook, do dishes or even enjoy my grandson. It was sometime in October of 2008 that my husband and I had heard of Chris LaCava. Well, at that time I decided that I would try it. The hardest part wasn’t getting out of bed and going down the stairs and climbing into my husband’s truck, but it was the 30 minute drive I had to endure to the office. The results of the Acupuncture have gotten me out of bed with no problems, going up and down stairs, cooking, cleaning and even driving with my husband for as many as 8 to 9 hour trips without any problems. But most important I can pick up my grandson and play with him, nothing I could do before. My next accomplishment will be to get behind the steering wheel of my Jeep and go for a drive on my own, which will be soon with the help of Chris. Not only has Acupuncture helped with my sciatica, but it has also helped with my attitude, my psoriasis and my will to go back to work. Thank You, Chris LaCava, for everything you have done for me and my husband.”
Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow (Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis of the Elbow)
“In June of 2007 I thought I had hyper extended my right elbow while playing softball. After approximately 3 months of being woken up out of a sound sleep with the feeling of being stabbed in the elbow I called the orthopedist. At my first appointment the doctor diagnosed me with ‘medial and lateral epicondylitis of the elbow.’ He gave me a cortisone shot and a couple of days later I woke up in the middle of the night by severe pain in my elbow again so I called the orthopedist again and he recommended that I receive another cortisone shot. At that time I saw an ad in the paper for acupuncture with Chris LaCava. After my first appointment with Chris I felt a lot better and was actually able to sleep through the night for the first time in months. After four more appointments I was discharged by Chris and was pain free. I started playing softball again and I’m having a great season with no pain at all. During my treatments Chris also addressed a small problem that I have had with my knees. I haven’t run this well in years. All I have to say is if you keep an open mind and tell Chris exactly where it hurts he can heal anything.”
Chronic Back Pain & Tightness, Finger Pain & Weakness, Stress, Fatigue
“I was greatly helped through Chris LaCava’s acupuncture during a time of stress, fatigue, and back pain. My energy lifted, mood became stabilized, and the chronic tightness and pain in my lower back and sacrum gave way to greater flexibility and strength. The dull weak pain I had in my index finger for 6 months was also relieved and now my hand feels strong and stable again. Chris demonstrated an approach that was caring, humorous and professional. Thank you so much.”
“For over two years, I had been suffering from eczema. The condition was primarily on my fingers and hands. It would create deep cracks that forced me to keep my hands covered in band-aids and gloves. It was painful, frustrating and significantly impacted my quality of life. During those two years, I saw three different dermatologists, three naturopaths and tried a variety of balms, salves, supplements and dietary changes. Nothing worked. Then, the skin around my eyes became constantly irritated. That’s when I learned about Chris. After two months of weekly treatments, my eyes cleared up. Two more months, and so did my hands. I credit Chris’s training and insights with my recovery. It truly is a blessing. Beyond that, I find Chris’s treatment to be extremely relaxing and rejuvenating. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Heel Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
“I had debilitating heel pain caused by muscle dysfunction. I had tried physical therapy with limited success. As I was training for my black belt the pain kept me from really training as well as I would have liked. One month before my test I had my first leg treatment with Mr. LaCava. I am astonished at how much better the condition is. The night of my test, leg pain was not even an issue. You can’t know how impossible that would have been a month ago. He has also treated various other unrelated health problems with me- all with great success. The irritable bowel syndrome that I suffered from for fifteen years is nonexistent. Some other health issues I have are well on their way to resolution. I can’t say enough about this guy. I have already brought two friends to him who have been very happy they went. He is also personable and accessible.”
Port Chester, NY
Foot Pain – Plantar Fasciitis
“I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for the past ten years. I’ve tried relieving the pain by wearing orthotics, having shots of cortisone injected into the bottom of my feet, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and physical therapy. To my disappointment none of these remedies solved my problem. I had learned to live with the sharp aching pain in my arches. That is until I met Mr. LaCava. Acupuncture was my last alternative, next to surgery, on a search for pain free feet. In only a few acupuncture sessions the pain in my arches has been reduced drastically. As a teacher I spend a lot of time standing on my feet and my days are much more pleasurable now that my feet are virtually pain free. Mr. LaCava is extremely knowledgeable about an array of acupuncture treatments. I highly recommend you pay him a visit for your aches and pains.”
Rye Brook, NY
Chronic Sinus Condition
“My experience with Chris LaCava has been absolutely exceptional. I am not new to acupuncture, but Mr. LaCava has proven to be far more effective in helping me with a chronic sinus problem than any therapy I have experienced in the past…this is particularly significant, since his treatments are nearly painless…a “sharp” contrast to some past experiences. Ultimately, Mr. LaCava takes the time to really understand the problem and treats the root cause rather than the symptom. It’s notable that I am also under the care of an ENT Surgeon who supports continued acupuncture based on my improvement.”