Dr. Short,

I am so thankful that you started a practice in Lexington, Virginia.

In June of 2006, I was in a car accident. As the months after the accident went by, I was feeling worse instead of better. I went to several doctors and therapists but no one could offer me any help or even an explanation as to why I felt so bad. By the time I came to see you, I had a terrible headache all of the time and I was constantly struggling with extreme fatigue. I had almost given up all hope of ever feeling normal again.

Thanks to you, I had a tremendous amount of relief after just one visit. I am looking forward to a one hundred percent recovery.

Sincerely, Hayley Martin


I first went to Dr. Short when I woke up one morning with a severe mid-back pain. When I called his office I was grateful that they were able to see me right away. Dr. Short took time to explain fully about the working of the body, muscles, joints, etc., including visuals to help understand how it all works–and doesn’t work. Over a period of time I had various neck, lower back and knee problems, all of which he helped me with greatly. Dr. Short also gave me some good stretching and massage tips that have really helped me to maintain flexibility and comfort when these, often age-related, pains come up. I continue to follow these practices. The Short Chiropractic Clinic is clean and well-appointed, Dr. Short’s assistant Melissa, is pleasant, friendly and helpful, she is a wonderful asset to his practice. Dr. Short is very open friendly and caring–and has a wicked sense of humor!

Cindy Sappington


When I made my first appointment with Dr. Short in January 2008, I had been experiencing shoulder pain for seven years. It began for no obvious reason, and when I came to Dr. Short, I had gone through frozen shoulder on both sides and had experienced many bouts of debilitating bursitis. Shoulder pain had severely curtailed my activities. I could not swim, garden, clean house, cook, paint, play the piano, carry a suitcase, push a child in a swing, drive for long periods, or even clap, without experiencing pain. The pain from these activities was severe and usually triggered bursitis that lasted for weeks. My entire life centered around avoiding anything that might cause my shoulders to hurt.

Dr. Short has changed all that. At my first appointment, he conducted the most thorough diagnostic exam I had ever had – and over seven years I had seen many orthopedists, physical therapists, and other chiropractors. He quickly determined the cause of my shoulder pain, and laid out a course of treatment. His treatment is careful, effective, and long lasting. I noticed improvement immediately, and after only six weeks, I was pain free.

I truly never thought the day would come when I would live without the pain of bursitis, but Dr. Short has made that possible. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Short and his wonderful assistant, Melissa. Being free of shoulder pain has made an incredible difference in my life.

Judy Koenig


In January of 2008, I started having multiple problems. The most distinguished one was that I just hurt all over. I had been to four different doctors who all told me something different but really didn’t have a clue what was going on. I was even told by one of them that I was crazy and the pain was all in my head. I was 31 years old and refused to believe that I was going to have to live with this pain for the rest of my life. In March of 2008, a co-worker referred me to Dr. Short. I went for approximately ten adjustments but didn’t feel a lot different. I got discouraged and quit going. About one month later I was in so much pain I didn’t know where to turn. I tried physical therapy for awhile but started to hurt worse. There were days when the pain was so bad I didn’t care if I was alive or not. I decided my only hope was to give Dr. Short one more try. I went back and received adjustments three times a week for several weeks. I gradually moved to once a week , then every other week and eventually to just once a month. It has been a little over a year and 33 adjustments later, but I can happily say that most of my days are PAIN FREE. I plan to continue getting my adjustments once a month. So I write this to encourage those of you who feel discouraged, as I once did. Don’t give up on your chiropractic adjustments! You probably won’t notice and difference after 5 or even 10 adjustments, but hang in there. I am living proof that those adjustments make all the difference in a person’s life!

Thank You Dr. Short and Melissa.