Many of us have struggled with drugs. Let me tell you my story.

Ten years ago I was struggling with chronic illness. Even in high school I could remember thinking that I wouldn’t make it to my thirties. I was in constant pain in my back, neck and head. This probably led to the depression which actually ended up being worse than the pain. I was dependent on the giant Sam’s Club sized bottle of Advil that would always be empty too soon. Depression medications were my lifeline but I never felt quite like myself on them. Before I knew what I know now, drugs were my only escape from problems. And then something miraculous happened and I no longer need the drugs to live my life. But I still struggle with the question in my profession, Why is there such a craving for the ‘quick fix’ of drugs in this country?

These days I no longer keep the drug companies in business but I’m still fighting the same kind of battle. Let’s face it, as a society we are ‘hooked’ on drugs, both the illegal and the legal ones. Most people don’t know that it’s the legal ones that kill many times more people than the illegal ones.

The ‘quick fix’ mentality (not a true fix at all) is still common, but the good news is that things are changing. People just like you are getting smarter. I recently read that the pharmaceutical industry is now rethinking their strategy, because the medical profession and prescription drugs usually only deal with symptoms, and not the cause of sickness. Chiropractors have dealt with a cause for 116 years now, and have never wavered. And guess what! Now there are more visits to ‘alternative’ health care providers than ‘traditional’ ones.

6 years ago upper cervical chiropractic care saved me from headaches, chronic pain, and depression. The adjustments are gentle and patients don’t feel or hear a pop. I now do my best to help others with the same problems, as well as people with, migraines, neck pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, backaches, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, and digestive problems just to name a few.

Dr Elizabeth Bagley with her daughters Vital Force Clinic St LouisOh, about the photo. Those are my precious kiddos Alexandra on the left and Addison on the right. These kids are a lot of work but one thing they don’t do much of is get sick. They have never been on antibiotics and don’t take any medications. I’m not saying they never get sick, but when they do have a sniffle or a fever the first thing I do is check them to see if they need an adjustment.

Here’s what some of my patients had to say:

“I used to have low back pain all the time… I used to be cranky and in pain and would lay on the couch all evening. I feel like I have my life back because I am no longer in pain… everyone around me mentions how much happier I am.”(Cathy Panopoulos- St. Louis)

“My neck pain was extremely severe when I first came to Dr. Bagley. I had frequent headaches in the base of my skull and even my immune system and attention span were not what they could be. Amazingly, upper cervical adjustments have helped me in all of these areas.” (Erin B. –Kirkwood)

“When I came in I was limping from a previous broken hip and my legs were different lengths. Since getting adjusted, I can walk almost perfectly and I feel generally better. I am so thankful for Dr. Bagley.” – (Marilyn Davis- Ballwin)

“I went from taking 5-6 pain pills a day to maybe 1 or 2 a week in a very short time. This care has changed my life.” (Angela P- Brentwood)

Forty-eight million Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. Many people find that they actually save money on their health care expenses by seeing a chiropractor. Another way to save… published, peer-reviewed research indicates that the immune system may be enhanced by chiropractic adjustments. The immune system is the system that helps the body fight colds, the flu, and many other sicknesses. Although all people respond differently to care, maybe you won’t be running off to the doctor as much once you start chiropractic. This is especially important if you are self-employed. And, an entire week of care in my office may cost what you could pay for one visit elsewhere.

You Benefit from an Amazing Offer- Look, it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg to correct your health. You are going to write a check to someone for your health care expenses, you may as well write one for a lesser amount for chiropractic. When you bring in this article, you will receive my entire new patient exam for $27. That’s with x-rays, paraspinal thermal imaging….the whole ball of wax. This exam could cost you $200 elsewhere. But, please call right away because this offer expires on August 9, 2011, and I don’t want you to miss out. By the way, further care is very affordable and you’ll be happy to know that I have affordable family plans. You see I’m not trying to seduce you to come see me with this low start up fee, then to only make it up with very high fees after that. Further care is very important to consider when making your choice of doctor. High costs can add up very quickly. By law, this offer excludes Medi-care/Medicaid patients.

Great care at a great fee…Please, I hope that there’s no misunderstanding about quality of care just because I have a lower exam fee. You’ll get great care at a great fee. My qualifications…I’m a Cum Laude graduate of SLU. I’m a graduate of the prestigious Logan College of Chiropractic. I’ve been entrusted to take care of tiny babies to great-grandparents and possibly even your neighbors. I opened up this location in 2008 and live in Rock Hill. I just have that low fee to help more people who need care.

My assistant is Michelle, and she is a really great person. Our office is both friendly and warm and we try our best to make you feel at home. We have a wonderful service, at an exceptional fee. Our office is called Vital Force Clinic and it is at 10028 Manchester Road (at Sappington) in Glendale. Our phone number is 314-596-4070 and the website is Call Michelle or me today for an appointment. We can help you.

Thank you.
-Beth Bagley, D.C.

P.S. When accompanied by the first, I am also offering the second family member or friend this same examination for only $10.

P.P.S. Your time is as valuable as mine is. That’s why I have a “no-wait” policy. That means we do everything possible to make sure you are seen within just a few minutes of your appointment.

Need a St. Louis Chiropractor. Call our office we can help! 314-596-4070