I first came in because of “neck and lower back pain.” Since beginning chiropractic care, my improvements have been “improved smell, concentration, sleep, little to no pain in the neck, reduced back pain depending on stress, easier to deal with stress, better outlook of health/lifestyle” and I feel “fantastic.”
I was referred to D.F.C by a co-worker after my most recent migraine. My migraines have been ongoing for the better part of 15 years and never would have thought it could be caused by nerve interference-seems silly now! My first appt with Dr. Katie was on 4/13/09 and soon after had my first adjustment. After only 2 adjustments I notice a huge improvement in being able to sleep thru the night (where I would have laid awake for 3-4 hours a night), lower stress level, and more surprisingly- improvements in my breathing, where I used to use an inhaler when I exercised before. Even with the use of an inhaler I would get so tight in my chest after a mile run I would have to walk. The max run I would go is 2 miles because further was out of the question. The night of my 2nd adjustment I went out running and noticed I could run and breathe at the same time. Something I hadn’t felt since I was a child! That night I ran 2.5 miles without any breathing issues and was SO excited and amazed at how fast the adjustments were helping. I am now able to run 3-5 times per week, with my furthest distance on one outing of 5 miles (and still no breathing issues!) I am now happy to say I am off my inhaler, have run a total of 48 miles so far in the past 5 weeks, and have since signed up for a 5K race in June! I have not had any migraines and also have less pain between my shoulders- where I think I was carrying my stress. While I was skeptical of chiropractic care when I first walked in the door, I am now a huge believer or this type of “alternative” care, where traditional medicines have not helped or worked in the past. I have seen such improvements because of the adjustments, and so fast in my case that I look forward to my visits because I know I am finally being treated for several issues I have had. I am so pleased with DFC and am hopeful the migraine issues are behind me. And I can continue on being happy and healthy (and maybe training for a half-marathon for next year!!
Where to begin- Dr. Katie’s treatments have allowed me to stop taking my allergy meds, asthma meds, and I no longer have sinusitis and somewhere along the months the ringing in my ears stopped (tinnitus). I also now will not have to except hip replacement surgery in the near future. Along with her guidance on vitamins etc, I got a sun tan (while in AZ for 6 weeks) for the 1st time in my life. I basically feel like I’m 45 again- Also my hot flashes have diminished and I pretty much sleep like a rock.
Because of my friend, Joanne, I’ve been introduced to the fascinating world of chiropractic services. I NEVER thought I’d be pain-free in certain parts of my body. And I haven’t been sick since I began my journey. I feel great and my stress level is WAY down. I had no idea what a chiropractor could do. It never occurred to me what a life changing experience it could be.
I’m happy, healthy and pain-free!