1507 Ritchie Highway

Arnold, MD 21012 US



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Success Stories

"I had suffered my entire life from chronic health challenges associated with autoimmune illness and congenital instability in my low back (among other issues). I've seen many doctors over the years. I had been having 3-4 serious throat infections per year. My rheumatologist wanted to remove my tonsils. Almost immediately after Dr. Dave worked on my neck, the throat infections completely stopped. In the 26 years since I began seeing Dr. Dave in 1994, I've had one or two throat infections TOTAL. Additionally, my low back, which will fer be unstable, has been very much more stable since Dr. Dave's work and maintenance program. Finally, because of instability in the low back, my atlas vertebrae is chronically subluxated. This causes depression and a host of emotional symptoms (to go with visual anomalies and headaches and chronic, systemic inflammation). While chiropractic is almost always viewed as symptomatic treatment of back or joint pain and indeed Dr. Dave's care in that regard provides tremendous help, his care also provides obvious measurable relief of symptoms including emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. Simply, Dr. Dave's care has been the single biggest factor in improving my quality life. I always recommend friends and because not all chiropractors are created equal, I always recommend Dr. Dave" -Craig Marshall

"I was having migraine headaches and the other doctor I was seeing tried pills and shots, but nothing worked. I continued to have migraines. After two adjustments the migraines stopped. I haven't had a migraine since 1994. I continue to see Dr. Dave because he keeps my spine aligned enabling me to reach, bend, lift and walk on cement for 8 hours a day."- Jeanie Marshall

"Dr. Dave changed my life. When I say that I mean it in the truest sense, the course of my life altered the day that I met him. Before seeking chiropractic care, I'd had spinal fusion surgery to correct scoliosis. Subsequent injuries and day-to-day stresses, combined with that fusion, resulted in a life of constant pain. There were days where it would be hard to walk or move and I suffered from debilitating headaches. The path laid out by my doctors was additional surgeries and a lifetime of pain management. By seeing Dr. Dave, I now live relatively pain free and, when I do have a bad day, an adjustment gets me back on track quickly. Even my worst headaches, which used to last 3+ days, are now corrected and better in a day thanks to Dr. Dave. Chiropractic care has become an essential part of my life as well as my family's. We consider Dr. Dave and his wonderful staff part of our extended family." - Becky Beauman

"Dr. David Sortisio has been caring for my back and neck for a little over 4 years. I started to see Dr. Dave when I lived in Crownsville MD. I now live in Pennsylvania and travel 3 hours round trip to receive his ongoing care. Let me explain why. I have been a big believer in chiropractic care for over 20 years. The challenge (in my experience) is finding someone who can really be effective. After researching the subject, I came to the conclusion that I needed a practitioner of the Gonstead method. It has been my experience that Dr. Dave as a Gonstead Chiropractor has had the ability to zero in on the root cause of my discomfort and correct the issue. Over the last 4 years I have had several situation due being over enthusiastic with yard work, falling or other creative ways I have found to cause myself back pain. Dr. Dave has come through for me each time, sometimes it takes multiple visits (which he told me up front) but he got the issue corrected. It is that type of track record that I value. I value it enough to make a three hour round trip for a maintenance alignment every 4 to six weeks and rush to his office when my back starts screaming. I enthusiastically recommend Dr. David Sortisio and his staff." - Garry Gronke

"After turning 50, I suffered with neck pain for several years despite consultation with my general practitioner and an orthopedic surgeon and several rounds of physical therapy. At a suggestion of two friends who had great success with Dr. Dave's treatments for their back and neck problems, I decided to try, for the first time in my life, chiropractic treatment. Dr. Dave's adjustments resolved my problems in just a few weeks. Being pain free again is wonderful! I would recommend Dr. Dave to any friend or family member." - Connie Smith

"Couldn’t believe my ears after six months of enduring pain, numerous x-rays, an MRI, weeks of physical therapy, months of painful injections, and ultimately a rhizotomy (burning of nerves), the doctor (from a team of spine and pain specialists) looks at me and asks: “Have you thought of seeing a chiropractor?” I almost exploded. After finding Dr. Dave and learning a lot about spinal manipulation, to include the fact that my form of intervertebral disc degeneration is far more responsive to my spinal manipulation than surgery, I proceeded with chiropractic treatment, albeit skeptically optimistic. After six months of progressive relief, I am down from three adjustments (visits) per week to one every other week. Most importantly, I feel better now than I have in over a year, and have resumed to most activities. By the way, Dr. Dave took more extensive x-rays than any other doctor, contracted a detailed analysis by professional radiologists, and educated me more about my condition than I believed any doctor does with his/her patients (and believe me, I’ve been to a few over the years). Also know that Dr. Dave is a truly caring and genuine person" - Don Crocetti Jr.

"Thank you so much for being our doctor while we’ve been in the area. It has been a blessing to have regular adjustments by a very competent Gonstead chiropractor! Thank you for all you have done to help us feel better." -The Workman Family 

"Thank you so much for helping Hunter with his ankle. You are generous with what god has entrusted you with, the care of people! Thank you for being available and willing to help. God bless" -Hunter & Joan Feick 

"I apologize for being remiss in not writing you this letter sooner. I stopped using your services several years ago and wanted to thank you for all the help you provided to me. For years I had suffered form back pain that caused me considerable grief, but I always thought that it was something that I would simply have to live with. I never truly considered a chiropractor because, quite honestly, I thought you guys were borderline quacks. You changed that. I stopped coming to you because I have been totally pain free for about two years, and I attribute that entirely to you. I have many times in the past, and will continue to refer people to you, not only because you helped me achieve a better life, but because you are both a true professional and a good person. Your sense of humor, caring and “bedside manner” so to speak, are the characteristics that exemplify the what the medical profession should be and I simply wanted to take a moment and thank you for all that you did for me. I wish you the very best in your life and career in helping people. You do it very, very well." -James E. Lerro 

"Thank you so much for all you do for me! You’re my “chiropractor away from home”! The last adjustment you did on my knee worked GREAT! I haven’t worn my brace since last time I saw you! I did a 1 ½ mile hike each way up and down a mountain and I did it without the knee brace! My knee rarely hurts me anymore even when I go up and down steps a lot! I’m very thankful that you were able to help me! I had been in the knee brace for 9 months and had almost lost hope of even being able to walk right again. I’ve been out of the knee brace 63 days as of July 5th. Thank you so much for helping me. You’re a great doctor! " -Allison Workman 

"I went to a funeral in Chestertown and, on the way back to DC stopped to get one of your fine treatments. Best funeral I ever attended. Because I am happy you have better vision than my shoe repair man. You were right. I was having hip pain because my foot maladjustment. You fixed that pain with a twist of your wrist and I was painless for two weeks. I found a Gonstead chiropractor an hour’s ride from my apartment. I went to him twice. He didn’t understand your twist of the wrist. In fact, I believe he is a fake Gonsteader. I told him about your twist. His twist was like swatting a fly. In Chicago there are no real Gonsteaders. I checked the website. You advised exercise for the arch, using a golf ball. I never go to a place that sells golf balls. But I found a glass ball approximately the size of a golf. I put it in a lid from a cardboard box and exercised my arch while doing my desk work. I have had no pain since the first week of golf balling. After leaving your office, I tried to walk straight. I had heels repaired. On shoes that were not repaired, I walked in a way avoiding the maladjustment. As the golf exercise piled up, I found myself forgetting about walking straight. You’ve cured me. I usually forget about foot adjusting when I walk now. I walked a couple miles on a trip in Florida and neither walked carefully nor had any pain. Tell your patients about your sure cure. I wish you worked in Chicago." -Nathaniel Polster

"Dr. Dave is great! I was skeptical about chiropractic care, especially regarding my neck, however Dr. Dave takes the time to explain everything and makes you feel at ease. He will take X-rays of your spine and show you exactly what is going on with your body so you understand. He talks with you, not at you like many doctors do. I go to see him multiple times a week. I feel much better after an adjustment. I also brought a friend to Dr. Dave and he has seen great results. Thanks Dr. Dave!" -Travis Thomas

"Dr. Sortisio is an incredible chiropractor. He really knows what he is doing and goes above and beyond to help you get better. He has helped me significantly with my neck and back pain." -Larry Kort

"I have been going to Dave for many years off and on. Being an athlete you need constant attention to stay healthy and competitive. Dave has always given me the best treatment to keep me going." Steve Ruck