Systemic arthritic and other autoimmune disorders cause great suffering. Pain, disability, fatigue, loss of work and social life are all problems patients must endure, in addition to numerous side effects that are caused by utilizing medical pharmaceuticals. Patients with rheumatoid diseases suffer not only with inflammatory joint and muscle pain but also with systemic complaints such as chronic fatigue,  depression, gastrointestinal dysfunction, etc.,

The patients whose cases are presented here had been to Medical Physicians and under drug therapy which failed to bring about improvement in the their condition and generally resulted in a further decline in the patient’s state of health.

A serious error made by both medical and many “alternative/complementary” practitioners is to address the patient’s disease name rather than the individual nature of the patient themself. Even where two patients have the same medical diagnosis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis) it is important to analyze each person as an individual to see what is occurring in their case.

To reverse rheumatoid diseases requires hard work by doctor and patient. These are conditions in which no part of the patient’s family and medical history, lifestyle or biochemistry can be overlooked. These conditions generally take an extended amount of time to evolve into and usually take an extended amount of time to evolve out of. How encouraging for the patient, however, is thenew attitude and reality that reversing these condition can occur and a life of continuing disability and endless suffering need not be the case. 

The medical perspective on rheumatic disorders is a bleak one of progressive disability, reduced mobility and a lifetime of suffering. One need only visit a Medical Rheumatologist’s office to see the legions of patients with arthritis and rheumatism taking toxic medications, suffering ongoing side effects and getting continually worse year after year. Little thought is given to the individual needs of the patient, and causal factors are left untouched. The patient becomes a pawn in their own sad state of affairs going back visit after visit for drugs that draw the patient deeper and deeper into a state of imbalance and toxicity. The following examples from our files illustrate that this tragic scenario need not be the case if causes of ill health are removed and the essentials of health are supplied. 

Related articles by the Goldberg Clinic:
1)  Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Autoimmune Disorders
2) Reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis
3) Problems with Prednisone: Why Inflammation is Not the Enemy
4) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part I)
5) The Dangers of Biological Drugs (part II)

Recent Case Studies

Case #1: Rheumatoid Arthritis | May 2017 

Andy was diagnosed medically with Rheumatoid Arthritis and prescribed numerous drugs by his Rheumatologist including steroids and methotrexate. The pain he experienced was debilitating. Approximately one and half years after beginning care at the Goldberg Clinic, Andy is pain and symptom free and off all drugs. He reports feeling healthier than he has in 25 years. 


Case #2: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Irritable Bowel, Fatigue, Migraines | March 2017

Ben came to the Goldberg Clinic in December 2016 with a Medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. He had previously been treated with Methotrexate and Simponi. Both drugs resulted in unwanted side effects. In this video, Ben shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic. He reports 70% overall improvement in just 4 months and is currently drug free. 


Case #3 Severe Joint Pain, Fatigue, Constipation
November 2016

Michelle came to the Goldberg Clinic in July 2016 suffering with severe Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue and Constipation. Her joint pain significantly interfered in her day to day life and made it difficult for her to perform basic tasks. Michelle reports 90% overall improvement since coming to the Goldberg Clinic. Her laboratory studies (CRP and Sedimentation Rate) show a substantial reduction in overall inflammation (click here to see before/after lab tests). 

 


Case #4 Rheumatoid Arthritis | March 2013

Zelda presented with a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had previously been treated medically with Enbrel, Prednisone and Methotrexate as per her Rheumatologist. Her symptoms worsened while on the medications. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive workip was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for Zelda to follow. After 2 months of care, she is drug free and has experienced significant improvements in her symptoms. As a result of getting healthy, she has lost 25 pounds.  


Case #5: Ankylosing Spondylitis, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue| August 2015

Steve came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with medical diagnoses of Ankylosing Spondylitis, High Blood Pressure and Chronic Fatigue. His Rheumatologist recommended treatment with Humira, but Steve refused. In this video, Steve shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement he has made while under our care. He is now drug free, pain free and his blood pressure is normal. 


Case #6: Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout | June 2016 

Dana came to the Goldberg Clinic in early 2016 with medical diagnoses of Psoriatic Arthritis and Gout. His Rheumatologist prescribed steroids (Prednisone) but his health continued to deteriorate. In this video, Dana shares his experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement he has made while under our care. He is now drug free and he reports a reduction in his overall pain by 90%. 

 

 

One Year Follow Up | April 2017

Dana returned to the clinic one year after his initial visit for a follow up appointment. He continues to do well and his inflammatory markers are still normal and healthy (see below).


Case #7: Rheumatoid Arthritis | 2 Year Follow Up, April 2016

Holly came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2014 after having received a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Holly recovered her health under our care and then returned to the clinic two years later in 2016 for a check up with us. Holly is still in excellent health. She is pain free. She is drug free. 


Case #8: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Digestive Issues | July 2015

Grace came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 with a Medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had previously been treated with Methotrexate, Steroids and Remicaide, all of which resulted in unwanted side effects. In this video, Grace shares her experience with us at the Goldberg Clinic and the significant improvement she has made while under our care. She is now drug free. 


Case Study #9: Joint Pain, Severe Fatigue, High Cholesterol | November 2016

Donna came to the Goldberg Clinic in June 2016 suffering with Severe Joint Pain, Chronic Fatigue and High Cholesterol. She had previously been to Medical and Alternative Medical Physicians who prescribed drugs and numerous supplements without success. Donna is now pain free, reports improved energy and her follow up laboratory test show a healthy, normal cholesterol level without drugs. As an added bonus of improving her health, Donna lost 13 pounds.


Case #1: Osteoarthritis

Rebecca came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2016 with a medical diagnosis of Osteoarthritis. Her symptoms made it difficult for her to ambulate and walk up and down stairs. Prior to working with us, she had tried numerous treatments including various pain killing medications and alternative therapies such as Apitherapy without success. At the Goldberg Clinic, a thorough evaluation was performed and an individualized program was developed for Rebecca to follow. Rebecca has experienced a substantial reduction in her discomfort and reports improved mobility under our care. She is drug free.


Case #11: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Overweight

Umar came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2016 with a medical diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis. His symptoms made it difficult for him to ambulate and accomplish normal daily activities. His Medical Physician prescribed Prednisone and pain killers but his condition worsened over time under medical care. At the Goldberg Clinic, a thorough evaluation was performed and an individualized program was developed for Umar to follow. Umar has experienced a substantial reduction in his pain and has shown improved mobility under our care. He is now drug free.


Case #12 | Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | October 2014

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue. The patient had previously been treated medically by her Rheumatologist with steroid injections, methotrexate and celebrex. Her symptoms worsened while on medications. After 6 months of care at the Goldberg Clinic, the patient is drug free and reports 80% overall improvement in her condition. 


Case #13: Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBS, Depression, Hypertension | April 2015

Linda came to the Goldberg Clinic in 2015 having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Depression and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She was taking 3 prescription drugs at the time of her initial visit. After 4 months of care, the patient is drug free and has reports an 85% overall improvement in her condition. As a result of getting healthy, the patient has lost 20 pounds.


Case #14: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis | March 2013

Anderson received a medical diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. He had previously been treated medically with steroids and oral antibiotics as per his Rheumatologist. After 2 months of care at The Goldberg Clinic, Anderson is drug free and has improved significantly. His knee swelling has resolved and he is back to playing baseball in Little League. 


Case #15: Psoriatic Arthritis | March 2013

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. In just two weeks, the patient has experienced significant improvements in both his skin lesions and arthritic symptoms.

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HSCRP (A MEASURE OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION) DROPPED FROM 10.7 TO 3.2 IN JUST UNDER 2 MONTHS (NORMAL <3).  THE PATIENT IS DRUG FREE.


Case #16: Rheumatoid Arthritis | February 2013

Patient presented with a medical diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient had previously been treated medically with Prednisone (corticosteroids) which was prescribed by her Rheumatologist. At the Goldberg Clinic, a comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. After 5 months of care, the patient is drug free and has experienced significant improvements in her symptoms.  

 

Lab Work Before and After: HsCRP is a measure of systemic inflammation. The patient's result dropped from 11.6 (severe) to 2.6 (normal). 


Case #17: Digestive Issues, Joint Pain, DeQuervian's Tendonitis, Overweight  | November 2015

Henry presented with a variety of symptoms including joint pain and indigestion. The patient had previously been treated medically with steroids which helped him only temporarily. When his symptoms returned soon after, he was recommended to have surgery by a hand specialist in Atlanta. In just 30 days, Henry's joint/tendon pain has resolved, his digestion has improved and he has lost 20 pounds. He is no longer scheduled to have surgery and he is drug free. 


Case #18 | January 2012

Patient presented with an 8-month history of joint pain, swelling and headaches. Previous medical workup revealed an elevated RA factor. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. The patient lost 50 pounds and experienced a 95% improvement in her symptoms.


Case #19 Patient Letter Psoriatic Arthritis | February  12, 2014

Dear Dr. Goldberg,
I want to update you on our daughter. When she came to you in 2006-7, she was suffering from Psoriatic Arthritis. She had quit dating, thinking she would never have a life. Today, I am happy to tell you, she is wonderful. She finished her PhD program at University of Texas (pharmaco-epidemiology) and is married (see picture attached). I have wanted to write you for years. She continues to follow your advice. You gave her back her life and I will be forever grateful.  Thank you and may God continue to use you.

Kathi Hodges

P.S. She called in early September, crying, saying, " Mom, I don't hurt! I don't hurt!" I still cry when I think about it.


Case #20 | Rheumuatoid Arthritis | August 2013

Patient presented with an 10 year history of irritable bowels and chronic arthritis. Previous medical workup revealed an elevated RA factor, CRP and Sedimentation Rate. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Based on the data collected, an individualized program was developed for the patient to follow. After 6 months the patient reports 80% improvement. CRP and Sedimentation Rate (inflammatory markers) dropped to within normal limits.  


Case #21 | August 2015 | Rheumatoid Arthritis

August 25th, 2015

Dear Dr. Tener:

I wanted to let you all know how I'm doing and the results of my latest labs that my family doctor has ordered. My weight has stabilized around 125-127. Labs drawn on 8/12/15 shows RA 8.9 with reference 0.0-13.9 and anti-ccp G/A is <1 with negative being <20. Total cholesterol 158, ldl 87, hdl 53. Vit D level 71.3 and Vit B12 level 848.

A big THANK YOU to the Goldberg Clinic for pointing me in the right direction!!!

-Christina Long

 


Case #22 | December 2011

A 57 year-old male patient traveled from the Philippines to The Goldberg Clinic in December 2011 with medical diagnoses of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, Hypertension and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A comprehensive case history, physical examination and functional laboratory work was performed and key underlying factors were identified. Under Drs. Goldberg and Tener’s care, the patient reported significant improvement in just 30 days.  At his 9-month follow up visit, the patient reported 90% overall improvement. 


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