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Chiropractic Testimonials

"I love coming to see Dr. Nick and Alex. They are always so kind and flexible with me because I am usually running at least 5 minutes late. Dr. Nick has always been very honest with me about the kind of service he can provide for me. I always tell Dr. Nick that I treat him as a therapist because he is always willing to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. I initially choose Dr. Nick because of the reviews I read, and truly, every great thing people have said about him and Alex are absolutely true. They are great and I highly recommend everyone to visit them!"

- Pang X.


"Nick is an outstanding chiropractor! I always look forward to my next appointment because I know his adjustments with me are tailored to my body and needs. I always feel better when I leave than I come in. The chiro team is wonderful and very flexible with my work schedule. I would definitely recommend Dr. Nick Okins to anybody looking for a new chiropractor!"

- Maren D.


"I have been taking my 10 month old son (Max) to see Dr. Okins since he was 3 months old. Dr. Okins explains what adjustments he will be doing on Max, and makes sure I am comfortable before he begins. He is always very gentle and careful while adjusting Max. Regular adjustments have helped ease us through each developmental stage from rolling over, to sitting up, to crawling, even teething. I am so happy to have found such a family friendly practice, and am grateful for the care we have received from Dr. Okins."

- Kaley W.


"I was recommended by my coworker to see Nick when I was having neck problems. After about two weeks of getting adjusted, my neck as well as my lower back felt so much better than it did before and I noticed that I could focus better at work because the neck pain was gone (before I had to literally stretch my neck every 30 min because it was so stiff and painful). Nick explains what he is doing in a way that's easy to understand and how the adjustments could help with different muscles/joints. I've been going there for 3 months now and plan to continue going regularly. Nick and Alex (the receptionist) are the nicest people you'll ever meet."

- Whiwon L.


"I have been a patient of Dr. Okins for several years and have received outstanding care for my neck and back pain. Dr. Okins is willing to work with you to make sure you are getting the quality you need and deserve. He takes pride and knowing his patients and helping them in anyway he can. Every time I come in I usually have some new pain that makes my body ache; that is not a problem because Dr. Okins know how to treat the pain and relieve whatever tension I may have. Thank you Dr. Okins for being the best chiropractor with sincere dedication to my wellness."

- Kristine M.


"Dr Okins is an amazing chiropractic specialist. I went to him after I threw my back out a few years ago and could hardly stand without being in pain. He got me back on my feet, feeling great in no time. I've been going to him for maintenance adjustments ever since. Not only is he a great chiropractor, but he really cares about his patients and takes the time to get to know you, really get to know you. You can tell that he's very passionate about what he does and it truly shows in how he treats his patients. I would highly recommend Dr Okins to anyone looking for a great chiropractor."

- David M.


"I sought a Chriopractor to help with my lower back pain and hip alignment in my late pregnancy. I found this office to be both professional and welcoming. Dr. Okins was not only extremely helpful in keeping me as comfortable as possible but he also took time to show me stretches that I could continue at home to help reduce and relieve pain. I am convinced that these appointments and efforts to keep my pelvis aligned  absolutely supported and prepared my body for my eventual short and uncomplicated labor. I would highly recommend Dr. Okins to any woman seeking prenatal chiropractics."

- Tabitha D.


"Dr. Okins is great! From the moment you step into the office, with a warm greeting from Alex you feel so welcome. I really like that Dr. Okins has a holistic approach to wellness. I recently started treatment with Dr. Okins for lower back discomfort, he has been helping me adjust and stretch the correct way to get back to my normal activities without pain. I do have a little bit of a commute to see him but I wouldn't change it, its worth it!"

- Marta B.


"Dr. Okins not only does a wonderful job, but truly cares about your well-being. After being in a car accident I had to be seen by a chiropractor and I am very happy with my choice. They are very personable and provide a calm relaxing environment, which can be challenging with just about every waiting room. Definitely will recommend to friends and family."

- Christine P.


"Dr. Okins is amazing! I have been seeing him for the last few years and can honestly say that he has helped me to have the mobility and pain free life that I have. After 20 years of competitive sports I have had my fair share of injuries, with his treatment I am still able to play at a high level and recover much quicker. He looks out for his clients and gets to know what treatments work for you. I would recommend him and his staff to everyone!"

- Sam G.


"Dr. Nick is one of the best chiropractors I've been too. He has always been able to get my lower back adjusted and relieve the pain. He takes the time to explain what he's doing and will go even further indepth if asked. I used to travel 45 miles to see him, but with his new practice he's only 10 minutes away! Highly recommend Dr. Nick and Advanced Chiropractic."

- Kellen H.


"Dr. Nick Okins is AWESOME! I've noticed major improvements since transitioning to his care. I have to bring my baby along due to limited daycare and Dr. Nick offered to watch my son while I worked on my neck exercises!!! Free daycare-- kind of. 🙂

My top priority is that I'm making progress because I care and so does Dr. Nick. He truly listens to my concerns, offers suggestions, education, adjustments, and he helps me with stretches and exercises to build and maintain my strength. I highly recommend Dr. Nick."

- Maysee L.


"Dr. Okins is a trusted and experienced chiropractor. I have recommended him to many family members and friends over the past few years because he is so passionate about his career and treating patients. He makes sure you leave the clinic with a plan for treatment and stretches and movements to do at home.

- Sam T.


"I've been seeing Dr. Nick Okins for about 3 years now. I always feel great leaving his care and he's very attentive and caring with all of his patients. Highly recommended!

- Michael B.


"Dr. Nick Okins is, hands down, one of the best Chiropractor's I have been too. I've been receiving Chiropractic Care for the last 15 years, and Dr. Nick is easily one of the most efficient and knowledgeable providers I've met. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to your patient's!"

- Ashley V.


"Dr. Nick is amazing. I have been to several chiropractors and Dr. Nick is the best around. He genuinely cares about your well-being, and is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to everyone!"

- Brian F.


"I have been a patient of Dr. Nick for several years and have received incredible care for my neck and back pain. Dr. Nick has a noticeable attention to detail and takes the necessary time to understand and meet his patients' needs. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I continue to highly recommend him to all family, friends and people of all ages seeking a top notch chiropractic experience!"

- Anthony M.


"Dr Nick is fantastic! He's been my chiropractor for about 6 months now and I don't know what I'd do without his help. He's flexible with scheduling too which makes it easier for me."

- Jenny S.


"Dr. Okins has been my chiropractor for about five years and I'd highly recommend him! I began working with Dr. Nick due to neck and upper back pain along with headaches. He has helped me through the discomforts of two pregnancies and also gave my newborn daughter her first adjustment, which she seemed to enjoy and which resolved some of her fussiness due to tummy issues. Dr. Nick is an excellent chiropractor!"

- Carly C.


"Nick is amazing. I never put much faith into Chiro therapy. He made a believer out of me! Alex, also works in the office she is awesome. If you are looking for good reasonable care, this is the place!"

- Bonnie F.


"Super friendly people working here. I am glad I found these guys when I did. I have been in excruciating pain for weeks! The adjustments I am receiving and the exercises I have been given to do are proving to be very helpful."

- Brady H.


"I started chiropractic care more out of curiosity than anything else. But I have found it HUGELY beneficial. Dr. Okins's adjustments have decreased my consistent hip pain, and I recover from hard workouts much more quickly. Thanks You!"

- Leslie P.


"Dr. Okins is awesome! Super friendly , professional, and goes above and beyond to ensure you have the best care moving forward."

- Ryan M.


Headache Relief
"I had been suffering from intense headaches which started at the top of my spine and radiated up into my neck and throughout the base and back of my skull. Relaxation techniques, analgesics, muscle relaxants and several painful cervical injections provided only temporary relief, so I tried Chiropractic. The first adjustment I received provided tremendous relief and I have had no serious headaches since I started Chiropractic care."


No More Meds
"When I first met my Chiropractor, I wondered if he could really help me. I had a hurt in my back for so many years and have been put on so many medications for the pain and each time the pain came back when I quit taking medication. I wanted a fix and not a cover up. So I decided to give Chiropractic a try. I couldn't lose because I had not received the help I needed anywhere else in the medical field. I have since been given a new lease on life.

I don't have constant back and neck pain as I did before my treatments. I feel like I can do things that I have wanted to do but couldn't because of back pain. My treatments have brought me a long way from where I was and where I am physically and mentally today. I feel like a new person and can't wait until my next treatment after I leave his office. My Chiropractor has been a blessing to me in regards to my pain and feeling of despair for so many years. I know that I feel like a much healthier and better person since I have been receiving treatments."


Allergy Relief
"I had heard from a couple different sources that chiropractic treatment could be used to treat allergies. I had been taking prescription allergy medicine for years. My worst symptom was uncontrollable sneezing from triggers such as dust and pollen. I really didn't like being so reliant on prescription drugs, needing to take them daily with no end in sight. I thought there must be some way to treat the cause instead of the symptoms, so I decided to give chiropractic care a try. After several weeks of treatment I decided to try going off the medicine to see what would happen. That was about 3-4 months ago and I have not taken it since. I still sneeze on occasion, but nothing like before, and I am off the medication! Not to mention how much better my back, shoulders & neck feel."


Pain Relief
"I am very grateful for the care my Chiropractor has given me for the relief of pain and much discomfort with my neck and lower back. His staff was very kind, thoughtful and caring when I started treatment. Muscle tightness in my neck and lower back was causing much nerve irritation and inflammation. I had a reversal in my neck curve, my pelvis was unbalanced which was causing me to shift much of my weight to one side.

I had a number of injuries in my younger years of which I did not seek medical attention. I am 63 years old and I have degenerative disc and joint disease. Words cannot express how much better I feel, the discomfort and pain in my neck is gone. My back still give me some stiffness at times due to the work that I am doing but with an exercise which I do, it had made life more manageable. Currently I am being seen monthly by my Chiropractor to evaluate my progress and to make any necessary adjustment which will continue advancing my health and well being.

God has blessed me with the best chiropractor who cares so much to help your condition become completely well if not more manageable so that you can continue to enjoy your life without the many discomforts we suffer due to pain."


7 Week Old with Colic
"Ashton was a seven week old baby who was diagnosed with colic and put on Nexium for gastric reflux/heartburn. The word colic, to some, brings to mind visions of a baby who just cries a lot. This baby had been in pain for seven weeks and would scream while the parents stood by helplessly and the pediatrician said, “The baby will grow out of it, but expect it to get worse before it gets better.”

The parents were apprehensive about bringing their baby to a chiropractor as they felt this delicate little baby was too fragile to have its spine “cracked.” But, they thought, “What other options do we have?”

They came in to have some questions answered. After a few minutes of explanation they asked me to scan and adjust their baby. This is the same baby that had an umbilical cord wrapped around its neck and whom the doctors extracted while the mother was only 8cm dilated. This baby’s heart had stopped for a short time after birth. This same baby was such a shade of purple at birth that the parents became alarmed. This baby shrieked in pain as if someone had just pinched him. This baby arched its head back in an unnatural way, according to the parents (the baby was likely trying to find relief). This baby would be awake for hours at a time. This baby had vertebral subluxations.

An easy adjustment occurred that day, and a few days later, the dad brought his little guy back in. The same baby who had cried for seven weeks had transformed into a regular baby who cried when he was hungry and then went to sleep after he was nourished. Mom and Dad had gotten to go back to sleep too. The dad thanked me and shook my hand. The parents are telling everyone they know about this little miracle. The little miracle is not really a miracle at all. Rather, it’s the normal expression when vertebral subluxations are removed."


"Before I started coming to the chiropractor I was receiving regular steroid shots, on six medications, morbidly depressed and in great overall pain. I could hardly walk, nor could I sit comfortably. I could only stand for very brief moments of time. I carried a gel pack and pillow almost everywhere I went. At first I was very speculative, and considered my chiropractor’s method of treatment very weird. I could not see how his strange, gentle style of adjustment could accomplish anything, however the results I have received while being under his care have made a true believer out of me. You do truly have to experience it to believe it.

I am a whole new person. My chiropractor literally gave me my life back.
I can honestly say that “I’ve come a long way, Baby!” Now I can walk, sit, and stand without pain. I am off four of the six medications and am no longer receiving steroid shots. I feel 100% better emotionally, physically, and mentally. My initial x-rays made my spine look like an out of shape accordion. A few months afterward my chiropractor did a follow up x-ray. I was amazed at the difference between the two. No wonder I felt better, it looked a whole lot better!

I am happy to say that I have noticed a 100% turn around in my moods and stress level, and for the most part my depression is gone. When you are in so much pain you stay stressed out all the time. Now I’m not because my pain level has decreased tremendously!
Before the pain was so bad, I did not feel like doing anything; I became so sedentary. Now I feel like doing more and am going to work on becoming more active. I have recommended my chiropractor to many people."

- Betty


"Over ten years ago I was in a tragic accident, that resulted in a TBI, a traumatic brain injury which put me in a coma for 10 days. After that I had to re-learn how to read, write, walk, talk and be potty trained along with other activities of daily living. I had an amazing recovery. My recovery happened so quickly and so well that nothing else besides my hospital stay was considered. No side effects were considered. Many tests were done on me before I left the hospital. My results fell within the standard deviation for people of my age. I was dismissed from the hospital then told to come back up for a check up in one year and then again in five years for my final check up.

About three years ago headaches became an everyday event. When I mentioned it to my friends they suggested I should take Ibuprofen. My parents told me I should see the doctor. When I went to see the doctor I was told that headaches are common with a brain injury and that I should just take Ibuprofen. And that’s what I did till 4 months ago.
I used to get massages to help me relax and help my headaches go away. One of my regular massage therapists who knew about my brain injury and headaches suggested I see a chiropractor. I was skeptical so I asked her a bunch of questions and it sounded risk-free, plus I would get a free x-ray and consultation. So I thought I would give it a try. I’m so glad I did!

The chiropractor was so helpful. After meeting with him he explained how chiropractic worked and why I was having headaches. He listened to my story, then asked me questions to fully understand my chiropractic needs. He took an x-ray and the results were shocking. My neck was like a train wreck. My chiropractor assured me that it was something he could help. Well he did. My headaches have been less frequent and I can get on with living. Life is now like Nirvana without headaches."

- Carolyn


"Thank you so much for all your help during my pregnancy. You really opened my eyes to the power of chiropractic care! And, as this was my first time using it, I was completely in awe of how it helped me.
When I first came to you, I was in my third trimester and suffering with horrible lower back pain and my baby was breech. My midwife suggested I consult a chiropractor and fortunately I found you!

Your gentle, yet effective, adjustments relieved me of the back pain, which I thought was simply unpleasant but “normal” part of pregnancy. I now know that this pain is not necessary or normal for pregnancy.
More importantly, your adjustments were able to turn the baby out of the breech position! Not only, did this allow for an easier delivery, but it allowed me to have a home delivery. What a beautiful experience and one that I would not have been able to have if it weren’t for your expertise.

So, thank you to my wonderful chiropractor, from the bottom of my heart. You truly have left a wonderful mark on me and my family. We look forward to continuing to see you as we now have a better understanding of the benefits of chiropractic."

- Cara


Pain Relief
"Having my chiropractor in our community has been a life-enhancing and money saving blessing. I have suffered from migraines for years. Doctors, hospital visits and hospital stays never produced any lasting results. I have walked into my chiropractor’s office with a migraine and walked out without a migraine and pain free. I don’t get migraines as often as I used to and when I do get one, the pain is much, much less.

I have broken my feet, ankles, and have had one knee surgery. Intense pain and difficulty to get around was just a way of life. I was prepared to have another knee surgery because I could not walk without a huge limp and severe pain. While waiting for my surgery date, and not being able to move, I came to see my chiropractor.

I was walking slowly after the first adjustment. After about a week, I was better. No pain, no expensive surgery, and no hassle with the receptionists at the surgeon’s office!
For years I struggled with breathing problems and pneumonia. It usually takes me a month or more to recover. Under the care of my chiropractor, I have recovered in less than 2 weeks! I have not had any bouts of pneumonia in 3 years!

I am less moody, experience less pain and I can feel that all of my internal parts run smoothly and work together now! All of these things contribute to enhancing my quality of life, beyond what I ever thought would be achieved.

If you have an excuse as to why you cannot go to a chiropractor, come and see me. I am a living testament that there is NO EXCUSE not to give chiropractor a try!"


Rheumatoid Arthritis
"This is a note of profound gratitude to my chiropractor for helping me back to the active lifestyle I had enjoyed my entire life until about nine years ago when, after the birth of my daughter, I developed severe Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The medical profession offers no cure for arthritis. The underlying cause is unknown. Therefore, most medical doctors treat the symptoms of arthritis—a lifetime of taking prescribed drugs, surgery, and similar invasive treatments are suggested. I avoided using medications as long as I could but, within a few months after my daughter’s birth, the pain was so debilitating that I was unable to properly care for my young daughter.

I believed my only choice was to turn to prescription drugs and a Rheumatologist started me on the traditional course of treatment. I tried numerous medications in an attempt to manage the pain, stiffness, inflammation, depression and fatigue, and even took additional medications to combat the side effects of the arthritis drugs. While the drugs masked the symptoms of the disease, and my body seemed better, I was under constant supervision in order to monitor liver function, blood cell count, retina toxicity and drug induced ulcers. Through research, I also became aware of the serious dangers from long term use of these medications, and since I didn’t want to further put myself at risk for major complications, I decided it was time to find a safer alternative. Then a friend told me about a chiropractor and his wellness clinic. It was my hope that the treatments would help with some of the stiffness, but what has happened since seeing my chiropractor has far exceeded my expectations.

While I can’t pin point exactly when I noticed a difference in my health, what stands out in my mind is that one day I realized that several days had passed and I hadn’t taken my medications. This was a profound realization! You see, typically the pain and stiffness was a constant reminder to take the meds. But since there was no pain, I wasn’t even thinking about medicating myself. It wasn’t long before I simply stopped taking all the meds. Now I can honestly say that I have been able to eliminate my pain and just as importantly my dependency on pharmaceutical drugs and their ongoing astronomical costs.

Since receiving chiropractic care, I’ve learned that vertebral subluxations weaken your nervous system, stress the immune system, put the body in a weakened state and can set the stage for sickness and diseases of all types-arthritis included. Don’t wait until you have a degenerative problem. I urge anyone reading this to take control of their own health and avoid prescription drugs and the risk of their dangerous side-effects. Prevention is the key to good health and I sincerely believe that chiropractic care has played an important part in increasing my healing capacity. I’m now thriving rather than merely surviving. Thank you to my chiropractor and his wonderful staff!"

- Adrienna


Baby with Gastric Reflux
"Last week, Ashton came into my office. Ashton is a seven week old baby who was diagnosed with colic and put on Nexium for gastric reflux/heartburn. The word colic, to some, brings to mind visions of a baby who just cries a lot. This baby had been in pain for seven weeks and would scream while the parents stood by helplessly and the pediatrician said, “The baby will grow out of it, but expect it to get worse before it gets better.”
The parents were apprehensive about bringing their baby to a chiropractor as they felt this delicate little baby was too fragile to have its spine “cracked.” But, they thought, “What other options do we have?”

They came in to have some questions answered. After a few minutes of explanation they asked me to scan and adjust their baby. This is the same baby that had an umbilical cord wrapped around its neck and whom the doctors extracted while the mother was only 8cm dilated.This baby’s heart had stopped for a short time after birth. This same baby was such a shade of purple at birth that the parents became alarmed. This baby shrieked in pain as if someone had just pinched him. This baby arched its head back in an unnatural way, according to the parents (the baby was likely trying to find relief). This baby would be awake for hours at a time. This baby had vertebral subluxations.

An easy adjustment occurred that day, and a few days later, the dad brought his little guy back in. The same baby who had cried for seven weeks had transformed into a regular baby who cried when he was hungry and then went to sleep after he was nourished. Mom and Dad had gotten to go back to sleep too. The dad thanked me and shook my hand. The parents are telling everyone they know about this little miracle. The little miracle is not really a miracle at all. Rather, it’s the normal expression when vertebral subluxations are removed."


Neck Pain
"The first thing I noticed while I was undergoing chiropractic care was an enormous surge of energy which I have never felt before. In the past, I felt very tired, lethargic, and uninspired to do much; you could really say I had an enormous lack of motivation!

I also suffered severe neck pain where my neck would make terrible cracking noises, and I would often put up with dizzy spells after walking up stairs. It got so bad once that I nearly lost my balance and crashed into the wall! It gave me such a fright!

To my delight, I am pleased to say that I do not experience this any longer. My neck is free from pain and those dreadful noises it used to make. I really do feel like I own a new neck as a result of the chiropractic adjustments. The benefits don’t actually end there. I feel more at ease than I have ever felt. My whole body feels connected. My mind is more sharper. I value myself more, and it feels like I have new energy flowing through me.

I now opt for more nutritious food instead of junk food, as my body now rejects old food habits. I am able to deal with stress a lot easier than I used to. I now own a new frame of mind and a new body. It feels like the whole process of getting adjusted regularly and eating right has been one truly educating and fascinating journey of discovery and I would urge anyone to sample it for themselves."

- Susan


Breech Pregnancy and Back Pain
"Thank you so much for all your help during my pregnancy. You really opened my eyes to the power of chiropractic care! And, as this was my first time using it, I was completely in awe of how it helped me.

When I first came to you, I was in my third trimester and suffering with horrible lower back pain and my baby was breech. My midwife suggested I consult a chiropractor and fortunately I found you!

Your gentle, yet effective, adjustments relieved me of the back pain, which I thought was simply unpleasant but “normal” part of pregnancy. I now know that this pain is not necessary or normal for pregnancy.

More importantly, your adjustments were able to turn the baby out of the breech position! Not only, did this allow for an easier delivery, but it allowed me to have a home delivery. What a beautiful experience and one that I would not have been able to have if it weren’t for your expertise.

So, thank you to my wonderful chiropractor, from the bottom of my heart. You truly have left a wonderful mark on me and my family. We look forward to continuing to see you as we now have a better understanding of the benefits of chiropractic.
Warmest Regards,"

- Cara


Headaches and High Blood Pressure
"Headaches! Really, really BAD headaches! That is the first thing that brought me to my chiropractor’s office. Not mild headaches...I’m talking nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to sounds. I used to wake up in the morning, about once a month or every 3-5 weeks and sometimes more often, and these headaches were so bad that they ruined my whole day!!! I used to take a variety of medications to combat them or their symptoms, such as: Gravol, Advil liquid-gels, Zomig Rapimelt (Zolmitripton) and Maxalt RPD (rizatriptan). In most cases the meds didn’t even give me any relief!

And then someone recommended that I go to their chiropractor. I was skeptical. Boy am I glad I did go. My headaches have decreased and they are much less severe. No more nausea, which is a relief.

As an added benefit, my blood pressure has dropped! This is something I hadn’t counted on, but… Hallelujah! I have had high blood pressure for a long time and had been taking medication for it. My family doctor was very skeptical to begin with. On one of my last visits my blood pressure was 116/80 - the best it’s been in years. I could have danced out of there, I was so happy - another gift from my chiropractor. My medical doctor is extremely pleased and is now asking questions about chiropractic.

I have peace of mind because of the care my chiropractor has given me. There are few things that I have had to give up for my health, but it’s a small price to pay.
I have to say that I came here full of doubts, but in desperation. I was impressed with the explanation of “wellness”. The fact is, chiropractic can only do so much; we are the ones living in our bodies. I decided to really work on this. I did my exercises, made a food journal and started writing down info every time I had a headache. I did all this for me. My chiropractor and his staff have been very encouraging and I highly recommend them."

- L.M.


Birth Defects
"My husband, Chase and I discovered we were expecting a baby on Christmas Eve four years ago. It was considered a high risk pregnancy due to my “advanced maternal age” of thirty-five. During the ultrasound the technician noted she could not determine the sex of the baby due to some “anomalies.” At 22 weeks it was determined that it was a boy and he had a very rare birth defect which caused his organs from the waist down to be exposed, his hips were not fused and he had Spina Bifida. We were also told he would be wheelchair bound if we decided to keep him. We were encouraged to abort the baby because the defects “were not compatible with human life.” This was not an option for us.
Christian was born at 33 weeks via emergency c-section.

Since then he has undergone numerous reparative surgeries and therapy. We were told that, as he grew, the nerves in his spine would stretch and it would cause him to be wheelchair bound. Amidst all of the stress, my husband started to have back problems. So, he started seeing a chiropractor who then asked us if he could take a look at Christian. Honestly I didn’t want anyone touching my baby outside of his current physicians and caretakers. Through time and osmosis I began to learn and understand the many benefits of chiropractic care for children.

Christian began seeing our chiropractor and received a nervous system scan. It turned out that the worst interference was at his neck and shoulders - not in his hips or lower portion of his body. So over time we started getting Christian adjusted. By his third adjustment Christian started complaining of pain in his toes. The doctors had told us that Christian would never have any sensation in his feet or legs. After two weeks of care we noticed he was able to stand and balance without holding onto anything for more than just a second. After another week of adjusting Christian started taking a step and then another without his walker! The more he worked with his chiropractor the more he improved. The medical doctors did not think chiropractic care would “help” but that it “probably wouldn’t hurt anything either.”

Christian is now 3 1/2 years old and he is walking–WALKING without a walker or without crutches! He climbs onto “his” table at “his” chiropractor’s office and nothing stops him. We believe our chiropractor is an essential part of our “team” and we look forward with great anticipation and wonder at what Christian and our chiropractor will thrill us with next."


10 Year Old with ADHD
"My ten year old son had been on ADHD meds since he was four years old. These meds had many unwanted side effects. He had no appetite and no desire to eat. It was war at night to get him to bed. These meds wore off around 4:00pm each day and he’d be twice as hyper as normal because the “balance” was tipped ever further in his little brain. He had severe mood swings; he’d be happy, then angry, then sad all in a matter of minutes. These swings caused him to talk about suicide which led me to McKennan Behavioral-he was there for 6 days; at least now he’s “med-free.”

I met my new chiropractor through my daughter’s school. His knowledge, faith, and eagerness to help people was just the answer I needed. He readily bonded with my son. His patience with him was very genuine and natural. We’ve had a family chiropractor for years, yet THIS chiropractor’s full spectrum of care, nutrition and exercise was something I hadn’t heard much about. My son is a “work in progress.” I see small changes every day. His quite literal addiction to sugar has definitely decreased. He used to get into my brown sugar container and eat all the “lumps.” His behavior, I feel, will continue to improve as his care continues.

My opinion of our new chiropractor and his staff is ‘Awesome.’ The staff is so warm and welcoming when we come in. Our new chiropractor has the amazing power to balance professionalism, genuine concern and flexibility. These qualities are not found easily in doctors.

If a person is thinking about care with a chiropractor, I say…”Quit thinking about it and DO IT.” There’s nothing to be lost and everything to be gained. The drug companies that hold America hostage with never ending drug therapies know that Chiropractic is the best kept secret. With our new chiropractor’s help, there are no drug induced side effects and no large purchases at the pharmacy. There is one-on-one care as if you are a person and not a chart number.
Sincerely,"

- Peggy


Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
"I sat in the corner of the darkened room, my arms hugging my knees tightly and my head buried between them. Sobs wracked my body and shook me to the bone, and sheer terror overtook me. It was here again, the “bad thing”, the thing I couldn’t seem to outrun, no matter how hard I tried. It’s name was depression and my doctors had said it was all a part of the chronic illnesses that had robbed me of my life-Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes and Osteoarthritis.

Ten years ago I had been healthy enough to skydive, kayak, swim, snorkel – and if it was fun and adventurous, I was probably leading the pack. Now, excruciating pain was my daily lot. I could barely get out of bed and feed myself. Even a shower hurt - the water seemed like it was pounding on me. But all that was small in comparison to my doctors’ disbelief in my pain. Tests were always the same. Negative. “Nothing is wrong with you.” If I had a dime for every time I heard that, Martha Stewart would be my personal maid. So, to “shut me up” more than anything, I was prescribed a Percocet combo that would stop a charging rhino in it’s tracks, which included a strong anti-depressant.

The once strong dynamo was now little more than a wretched, lifeless shell and the flame was reduced to a tiny spark. I wasn’t living. I was existing. My one “friend” was my computer and my books. I DID love to read and talk to other people who shared the Fibro nightmare with me. Many of my friends on the immune support network shared stories of what worked for them. Some of the things I tried, like herbal supplements and a “recipe” for a soothing herbal bath. Some of the things I was skeptical about - and one of those was chiropractic.

But the reality was that I had stopped believing my own doctors long ago. I believed that SOMEONE had an answer and I refused to “just live with it”, as they had advised me. It’s funny how sometimes spirit comes along and gives you an answer, and at first you think it’s too simple. And then it’s like a smack to the head saying “Pay Attention!” The chiropractor’s flyer said that my spine held the key to every organ in my body. Adjust the spine and you turn the key in the lock. Open the door and your body heals itself. Could it really be so simple? Free exam...hmm...what did I have to lose? My own doctors had long since given up on me. Don’t fix the cause of the pain, just mask it. My cousin said back surgery was the answer, but he had had 7 surgeries. I wanted to look like a strong woman, not the Bride of Chucky.

I made the appointment with the chiropractor. I was nervous, but more than that I was resigned to what I would hear. I was beyond help and I’d have to live with it, right? WRONG! Yes, there were subluxations but they could be corrected. Better yet, he had a plan of action. It would take time, but there WAS a light at the end of the tunnel. But the best part was that he BELIEVED me when I said that I was in pain. He knew it and knew what it would take to fix it. Not cover it up. Fix it. After 10 years there was hope. He never promised a “magic bullet” or a “cure all”. But I would feel better. To me, “better” was like music to my ears.

I have to admit, after my first few adjustments I felt awful. But you have to remember that I had spent years unable to do anything physical at all. My muscles and nerves were screaming in protest at being retrained. They were only responding in kind until they started to do what they were meant to do.

One day I got up and surprised myself. I had SLEPT through the night! I hadn’t done that in….well, I couldn’t remember the last time. I felt pretty good. I actually did the dishes and cooked a meal that night. I thought I would pay dearly for it with aching fatigue the next day. But it didn’t come. Again, I slept and felt energized the next day. That weekend, my husband suggested a little trip to a waterfall. I loved the cascades, but could only view them from above. This time I gingerly made my way along the path. My husband kept cautioning me to take it easy. But, I hopped down the rocks like a mountain goat and sat right next to the falling water. I lay down on the rock and looked up at the sky. Was this me? It had to be a fluke. It wouldn’t last. It was bound to end in a raging flare up.

It did not. With each passing day, I was stronger, able to do a little more and was amazed when I did things that I hadn’t been able to do such a short while before. I was overjoyed when I was able to keep a promise to my daughter and we spent four wonderful hours ON OUR FEET at a concert. And contrary to popular belief, I didn’t drop down dead the next day. I played in a sandbox with my 3 year old granddaughter and spent quality time with my family. But the best part is, I now greet each day with HAPPINESS. I am cheerful, optimistic, and view the world, not with hopelessness but with love, caring and new dreams. The depression is in the past and the future holds only good things. No, I’m not Pollyanna and the world is not one big candy apple. But I know this much. Chiropractic gave me the apple tree. What to do with the apples is up to me. To me, my chiropractor is nothing short of a master at his craft.

Thank you, my trusted chiropractor, for giving me my life back. You did in 6 weeks what my doctors couldn’t do in 10 years. And to all my fibro friends - try chiropractic. It works!"


Lower Back Pain
"I would like to take a moment to say thank you for your sincere interest in the health and well being of our community. When I first started coming for the care of my lower back, I was initially thankful for the great relief in the pain I experienced. But, it wasn’t long before I began to really appreciate what your practice provides.

I was initially coming three times a week to the office to aid in the healing of my lower back. Within the first week the chiropractor also had x-rays done of my neck and found that my atlas needed to be adjusted. After having gone to physicians for over a year for my lower back (I had fallen and had been in severe pain), I had come to seriously dislike every visit to a Dr’s office, from the cold reception at the door, to the drawn out wait in the rooms and the perplexed and impatient looks from the Dr’s not knowing what was wrong with my back, to the ever increasing dent in my pocketbook for all the x-rays and scans and visits.

I could spend an entire page typing about the wonderful “physical” changes I have experienced thanks to the care of my chiropractor and his staff: pain free, weight loss, no more tingling fingers and hands, having grip in my hands again, and the ability to lift and carry and play with my children again. Those changes are what I had been expecting to achieve at every physician’s visit I was paying for and never seeming to attain.
Instead, I would like to say thank you for treating me like a genuine person, with a genuine problem, and delivering what your practice promises to deliver.

I want to say thank you to your staff, for knowing my name when I walk in and greeting me with a smile (not because I’m a cash patient, but because I’m a human being). Thank you for not frowning on me when I told you I didn’t have insurance, but instead helping me find the best way to afford my treatment. And thank you to my chiropractor, for sincere interest in my health and physical well being. I have recommended you to all of my friends and family, and will continue to do so. The service you provide is priceless. Thank you and God Bless you!"

- Linda


Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy
"I’m a mother of a 2-year-old named Nicholas. At 4 months old, Nicholas was diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. As his mother, I wasn’t going to let these conditions ruin Nicholas’ life. So, I started to look for something that would help him. I was willing to try anything. My brother was seeing a chiropractor and he told his chiropractor about Nicholas. The chiropractor said that he could help Nicholas, so I went to see him.
Before I went to see the chiropractor, Nicholas was always sick. He had a runny nose all the time, fever and he was always constipated, not once having had a natural bowel movement. He wasn’t a happy boy. Just after a few visits, Nicholas was doing well, no runny nose, no fever and his constipation was gone. He was a happy playful little boy. The way kids should be. He hasn’t been sick since.

My next target was to get Nicholas off his medication for his epilepsy, which I achieved in October. He now shows no signs of epilepsy at all, and his doctor is amazed and said he can’t believe Nicholas doesn’t need his medications anymore.
Physically, Nicholas couldn’t move his left side. He had always held his hand in a fist and hardly moved it. But, since going to the chiropractor, Nicholas is using his hand and is more relaxed. I was told that he wouldn’t walk, but now he is taking his first steps with support and we have just tried him on a walking frame and he is doing great with it.
Nicholas loves going to the chiropractor. I think he understands that chiropractic is helping him.
He’s bright, happy and doing things that we thought weren’t possible. I credit this to the wonderful work done by his chiropractor, and we thank him very much for his great work!"


Headaches and Sleepless Nights
"My name is Raquel and I discovered chiropractic through a co-worker of mine. She had been seeing Dr. Erick for some time and had suggested that I come in with her on her next visit. So I did.

During that visit Dr. Erick mentioned how chiropractic works by removing nerve interference allowing the body to better heal itself. He also mentioned that he has helped many who suffer from headaches and sleepless nights. At the time he told me this, I had been waking up several times throughout the night for two years, between 5-7 times. In addition to that, my headaches were so severe that it caused me to take Tylenol, Motrin and a muscle relaxer to try to ease my symptoms, which is exactly what they were—they were symptoms, indicating that something else was going on. The medication obviously wasn’t working.

I had no doubt that chiropractic would help me. With only one adjustment I was able to sleep and woke up only twice in the night. It was a big improvement. Not only did it help with my sleepless nights, but it cleared up my sinuses and I could actually breathe through my nose again. I could feel cold air inside my nose! I had no idea how congested I was until I got adjusted! I now get adjusted twice a month to maintain my good health. I have also told others about how chiropractic has improved my life. I believe there is no need to be taking so much medication when there is a natural way of adjusting your body and feeling better in such a short amount of time."


Neck and Lower Back Pain
"I chose chiropractic care for the primary reason of neck and lower back pain. What I didn’t expect was to not only have my neck and back pain mitigated but relief for many other ongoing issues. I have a gastrointestinal disorder and also regular migraine headaches. I did not share these concerns with my chiropractor, as I did not see the relevance to the care that I was there for. After the first couple of visits with my chiropractor, based on what he was seeing, he was able to tell me what issues I was having. He even went as far as saying that he could help me.

I was very skeptical. I had had these problems since childhood and had seen many doctors over the years, with no positive result. I had been given different medications over the years to try, which would some-what alleviate symptoms, but the issues were still present. I was living with the reality that sometimes after meals I would be sick, or knowing that I would wake in the middle of the night or leave events due to pain and discomfort.
After a few weeks of chiropractic care, I was off my daily medication! I cannot tell you how surprised I was. All these years of different treatments with no result, and then within a few short weeks, I started to get some relief. My son Jacob had had all the same issues that I had had since childhood. After I started seeing some relief from my issues, I had my son start coming for adjustments.

I had initially resigned myself to believing that my son was going to have to suffer for years with the same issues I had. I was wrong. Within a few short weeks of care, Jacob was also doing much better. No longer do I have to see Jacob struggle to get through a migraine headache, or see him wake up in the middle of the night with the discomfort of his gastrointestinal disorders.

My chiropractor helped me change my son’s life for the better.
I went in to chiropractic care for the primary reason of neck and lower back pain, and left with a better understanding of overall wellness. The impact chiropractic care has make on both our lives has been dramatic. This care saved my son from having to endure life-long pain and discomfort, and has also been a positive impact on my overall attitude and level of stress. There are not enough words to express my thanks and gratitude for the healing hands of my chiropractor.
With great appreciation"

- Marion and Jacob


Sciatic Nerve
"I was desperate, in pain, and sleep deprived when I found our chiropractor on the Internet. I was immediately impressed with the professional, friendly staff and educational materials that were available. I believe properly applied knowledge is power to be free to be all I was meant to be.

Within a few adjustments I was beginning to realize that a life with little or no pain might be possible, WITHOUT drugs. Many of my back, leg and shoulder problems are the direct result of being a mother. I have three children. I had a lot of “sciatic nerve” problems and neck and shoulder problems from carrying children. The pain kept me awake many nights but if it was not the pain, it was the youngest child. Garrett had not slept well since he was born. He had terrible “colic.” At ten months old, if he slept more than six hours at a time, we celebrated! Our daughter who is five years old has had bed wetting problems and many day “accidents.” On a typical night I was up every two to three hours either with Garrett awake (crying or playing) or taking our five year old to the potty or changing sheets. Then when all was quiet, I would lay in bed in pain trying to sleep.

Life is so different now! All three children began chiropractic care about two months ago. Within two adjustments, Garrett was sleeping eight to twelve hours every night and taking a one to two hour nap every day, AND our five year old has not had ANY accidents, day or night!

Chiropractic care will be a way of life for us. I thank God for answered prayers in the care and education that our chiropractor has provided.
In gratitude"

- Rachel


Psychological and Neurological Issues
Janine came to me as a 16 year old female with a lifelong history of psychological and neurological issues. Janine’s parents had taken her to every single provider out there, tried every form of counseling and therapy and had her on and off a multitude of drugs her entire life. They were always seeking for non-drug help but, at this point, were close to giving up and were terrified that Janine would never be able to live a normal life without them after high school. She had been given various labels and diagnoses throughout this time including spectrum disorder, anxiety, and sensory processing disorder.

Janine had an extremely fast birth where her mother was basically sitting on her head on the way to the hospital and, as a result, Janine immediately had issues. She screamed in the car, was very irritable as a baby, and had many other sensory issues. She had had social anxiety and sensory issues her entire life which severely hindered her academic and social life. Janine also had major difficulties with sleep. She was on multiple medications for all these issues. Janine’s exam revealed severe neurological stress and vertebral subluxations as demonstrated by the scans. In addition, Janine was very tall and, because of her anxiety, had terrible posture and moderate scoliosis.
Janine started chiropractic care and immediately began to see results. Here is what her mother had to say:

“Back in April, Janine and I went to her dance show about 3 hours away. Janine was awesome the entire way. She sang in the car, took pictures of the surrounding storms, changed the channels when we lost them, and even played her “trumpet.” The trip back home was also great. In her other life, this trip would have been miserable because of being in the car so long.

Last Saturday, one of the other dance moms approached me to tell me that the other girls had been talking about Janine. They mentioned Janine had been talking to them recently. Janine was even initiating conversation with the other girls. The dressing area of the studio is very small and Janine liked to have her space. The mom said Janine had asked the girls to give her a little space, in a joking way. I immediately starting crying, because this is huge step for Janine.

She has been dancing with these girls for years and is now finally talking to them!After about 3 weeks of care, she was Trazadone free and after about 2 months, she did not need any medication to sleep. She has also been taking her probiotic, vitamin and fish oil on a daily basis. After the first week of school, Janine came home and reported she had gotten into trouble for talking in study hall. I was happy to hear this and also that it was a boy she had been talking to!”


Feet and Back Pain
"I started seeing my chiropractor because for the last 4 years I was experiencing pain in my feet and middle back, and my back was arching out. There was also tension in my neck and head. When I was tense I was uncomfortable and shrank from life. Although I was not in extreme pain, I wanted to feel my best and move past these issues. I had heard the benefits of chiropractic care so I decided to try it out.

My chiropractor used his high tech nervous system scan so I know where I stand instead of presenting a hit or miss approach. The results are fantastic. Chiropractic care has given me a sense of well-being and a clear mind. One thing leads to another-like learning to eat better and including better nutrition is now a part of my growth. The philosophy of chiropractic care now influences my way of thinking and also contributes to my well-being. And the “side effects” (ha ha) from chiropractic care are the best! This is the biggest area of growth for me. The philosophy of chiropractic care just makes sense to me. I now realize the importance of mind, body and soul. I can feel the flow of energy when I am aligned and the flow of relaxation that follows. The nerves are free to send their impulses and heal the body. I find my head clear and a sense of well being that I haven’t had for years.

The personalized attention and uplifting spirit of this office is what keeps me recommending people to my chiropractor. I want others to know the benefits of chiropractic. The rewards are far worth the cost."


Trigeminal Neuralgia
"In 2006 I was diagnosed with a Chiari Type One Brain Malformation. In simpler terms, the opening at the base of my skull was too small for my spinal cord. This created pressure on my spinal cord and triggered another condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. The pressure on my spinal cord was putting pressure on the 5th cranial nerve which runs along the jaw line, creating extreme pain. Other symptoms of these conditions included ear popping, teeth grinding, neck cracking and a rice like feeling on the back on my neck.
The doctor’s put me on Tegretol, an anti-seizure medication, even though I wasn’t having seizures. They also wanted to perform surgery on my skill to enlarge the opening. I am only 31 years old and the idea of brain surgery and strong medication sounded very scary and extreme.

Once I saw the x-rays that my chiropractor took and after he explained to me what a reverse curve is in the neck, I thought “no wonder there is pressure on my spinal cord-it’s bent the wrong way!” I have only been seeing my chiropractor for a few months and already my symptoms have virtually disappeared! My chiropractor and his team are absolutely wonderful! They have offered me an extremely less intrusive method of correcting my condition and have done so in a safe and healthy manner. I now believe in them so much that I have begun bringing in my three year old daughter in for what she calls a “crinkle moosage!”

Prior to seeing my chiropractor, my symptoms were getting so much worse that I worried that drugs and surgery were my only option. I am so thankful that I found my chiropractor and that he was able to help me-I will forever be grateful!"

- Barb


Arthritic Joint Pain
"I can truly say that my chiropractor has not only saved my life, but has put LIFE back into LIVING for me in a huge way! I came to see my chiropractor 2 years ago with a multitude of arthritic diagnoses based on medical X-rays, CT’s, and MRI’s that led me to the “best” neurologists and rheumatologists to give me a “dead end street” prognosis for my future. Their short-term suggestions of pain killers, anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections and surgical incisions to cover my joint pain were all “band-aids” that would have worse long-term outcomes for my liver and kidneys.

After waiting to see the “best” rheumatologist in the state, I sat in his waiting room watching a steady stream of crippled, overweight, tobacco-smelly patients lining up for their prescriptions. At that point I realized I needed to take control of MY life, and not fall prey to a medical system that is all too quick to hand out powerful symptom-suppressing medications rather than get to the root cause.

So with a severe degenerative condition, where to go next? My situation had progressed to the point where I was out of work, my wife and I had to sell our home. I was basically a broken man at that point, addicted to Oxycontin and barely able to function physically. A friend’s parents suggested I see a chiropractor. Remember that I said I was ready to take control? Well, this was my chance, so I made an appointment and I thank my Maker that I took that step instead of sitting on my hands waiting for the inevitable. He explained his philosophy of life and wellness, his approach to the delivery of health care and did a very thorough assessment.

He then gave me a thorough explanation to help me understand the potential I had inside me, and set out a treatment plan. My chiropractor told me that although I had the “spine of a 90 year old” hiding inside of me, that I shouldn’t give up hope, because it was never too late to get better. He told me that he felt he could and WOULD help me, for so long as I didn’t give up on myself, he wouldn’t either. He has continually reinforced that “the body has the capacity to heal itself”.

So where am I now? Well, within 3 months of starting care, I thought to myself “I CAN ride my mountain bike again”, and I did. So I thought “I CAN kayak again”, and I did. This was huge, as I really believed that I would never participate in my favorite sport again. I can tell you that, after two years, I am in better shape than I have been in ages. I am experiencing a huge level of living life. That life has transformed, and who knows how far it will go. No words or gifts can begin to express my gratitude and thanks to my chiropractor."

- Mike


Autism
"A 5 year old boy with autism came to my office. The child’s parents are both M.D.’s and were looking for any opportunity to help their son live a normal life. The boy is moderately autistic with an 8-12 word vocabulary and was receiving PT and OT 5 days a week. He was diagnosed with autism at age 2. The initial nervous system scan revealed severe disturbance. I explained to the mom that all I would be doing was rebalancing the nerve energy and then letting nature take its course.

I told her that I would re scan him in one month, in order to document any improvement objectively. I asked her to tell me of any changes that she saw. He was placed on an adjustment schedule 2 times a week.

Within three visits, Mom and I both noticed that the child was eager to get on the adjusting table. He just came in and said “wee!” as the table was lowered into position. He would lie somewhat still and let me analyze his spine each visit. As I made the adjustment, I would say “powers on!” I finished each adjustment with a hug.

His mom said that NOWHERE else does he comply to this degree or even attempt to cooperate with any healthcare professionals that he sees. The mom also reported that, after her son gets adjusted, he sleeps through the night and the next day is like a different child. Normally each night he would awake every 1-2 hours, but after getting adjusted he sleeps straight through—7 to 8 hours! He was recently scanned and still shows nerve disturbance but the pattern is different. He still is seen twice per week with an increased interaction ratio after each visit.

The P.T. and O.T. wanted to know what else the parents had tried since it was a big improvement in only 6 weeks time. It is amazing how chiropractic has the power to change lives."


"Having my chiropractor in our community has been a life-enhancing and money saving blessing. I have suffered from migraines for years. Doctors, hospitals visits, and hospital stays have never produced any long-lasting results. I have walked into my chiropractors office with a migraine and walked out without a migraine and pain free. I don’t get migraines as often as I used to, and when I do get one, the pain is much, much less.
I have broken my feet, ankles, and have had one knee surgery.

Intense pain and difficulty to get around was just a way of life. I was prepared to have another knee surgery because I could not walk without a huge limp and severe pain. While waiting for my surgery date, and not being able to move, I came to see my chiropractor. I was walking slowly after the first adjustment. After about a week, I was better. No pain, no expensive surgery. No hassle with the receptionist at the surgeon’s office!

For years I struggled with breathing problems and pneumonia. It usually takes me a month or more to recover. Under the care of my chiropractor, I have recovered in less than 2 weeks! I have not had any bouts of pneumonia in 3 years!

I am less moody, experience less pain, and I can feel that all of my internal parts run smoothly and work together now! All of these things contribute to enhancing my quality of life, beyond what I ever thought would be achieved. If you have an excuse as to why you cannot go to a chiropractor, come and see me. I am a living testament that there is NO EXCUSE not to give chiropractic a try!

- Victoria


Lung Cancer
"I was diagnosed and treated for lung cancer almost 5 years ago. Prior to being diagnosed with cancer, I was a registered nurse for many years practicing in oncology, long term care and at an addiction treatment center. After the surgery, when most of my left lung was removed, I became extremely protective of my left side and pretty much stopped using my left arm. Over time, from stress, the postural changes from not using my left arm and the surgery, I began having back pain and spasms in my right shoulder and upper back and it continued to get progressively worse.

I realized that I needed to do something but didn’t know what to do. I was afraid that I couldn’t stand for anybody to touch me. My husband was seeing a chiropractor and asked if there was anything he might be able to do. The chiropractor recommended that I come in to the office and told my husband that there were many different adjusting techniques. He recommended that we could probably start with a very gentle technique using an instrument.

Since beginning chiropractic care almost a year ago, I am now using my left side again. I have been much stronger and I have a lot more energy. I am able to be more active, do more at home and enjoy my grandchildren more. My family is extremely important to me, and I love spending time with my grandchildren. Also, I have not been getting sick with colds anymore. I have been around my grandson several times when he had pneumonia and I was fine. I used to always get sick all the time. I am also much more in touch with my body and more relaxed. My attitude, mental outlook and quality of life has also greatly improved.

I have learned a lot since coming to my chiropractor’s office. I have learned the value of natural remedies and I am much less likely not to reach into the medicine cabinet at the first sign of symptoms. I have learned the importance of decreasing my physical, chemical and emotional stresses because the less stress you have the more healthy your body can become. Everyone in my chiropractor’s practice is so positive and healthy and it shows. I always feel better leaving the office than when I came in.

My message to everyone and anyone that has cancer is to see a chiropractor, because it will allow your body to be healthy. Your body will not be as vulnerable from the damage that was done earlier in life. The adjustment will help make your body strong. It will turn on your body’s natural defenses and immune system so that it can fight cancer cells. Your body can go on the attack and not get side tracked doing other jobs that are not as important. Chiropractic care also helps a lot with emotional stress which is a big factor for people with cancer. I believe that it is important for everyone to get checked by a chiropractor to be healthier. Chiropractic is a way of LIFE!"

- Sherri


TMJ
"For the past 25 years, I have been plagued with severe disabling TMJ and headaches. The pain was so intense, it radiated from my jaw to my head, down to my neck and shoulder blades. The pain was unbearable. I could not chew anything. All of my food had to be put into the blender. I had seen many different doctors, but none had helped. Throughout the first 10 years, I had 7 different surgeries. The longest one was an 8 1/2 hour surgery in which one of my left ribs was removed and was used to make a new right jaw.

I was wired completely shut for 3 weeks. I still was given Vicoden, Percodan, several steroid injections, and many different anti-inflammatories. My medicine cabinet looked like a pharmacy. None of this helped me. I did not have a normal life. I woke up in pain, went throughout the day in pain, and went to bed in pain. Being in agony stole 25 years of me and my husband’s lives. He went through every painful step with me. When my mouth would lock, I would lose complete usage of my right arm and leg for up to two days at a time.

Chiropractic care has been a Godsend. I never smiled much because I did not have anything to smile about. Now, all that I do is smile. I do not have to take ANYTHING for pain anymore! My chiropractor is my guardian angel. He has done something for me that nobody else could do; he has made me pain free. I now function like a mom, a wife, a teacher and a human being. Everyone should consider chiropractic care. Don’t knock it until you try it. Get a nervous system scan to find out if you have nerve interference. It could be the source of your problem. Even if you do not have pain, you should get checked to make sure you can live at 100%. Don’t wait until it’s too late!

You may be skeptical like I was in the beginning, but go ahead and try it yourself. You’ll be amazed at how different you will feel. You will be delighted to see how gentle chiropractic is and how wonderful it is to fell like a human being again. My chiropractor is a very honest person. After seeing my first scan and x-rays he told me that he probably couldn’t cure me, but he was sure he could relieve some of my nerve pressure.

All I can say is “Thank you” to my chiropractor for giving me my life. Now, my husband and I can start to make up for all of the years that we lost while I was suffering."

- Gloria


Feeling Old
"Tomorrow I am going to start something I have wanted to do for a long time. It is one of the many things I had given up on being able to do until I began seeing my chiropractor. I have always been a very physically active person, preferring to do things that required effort like using push mowers and hand tools. Forget the weed eater and leaf blower, I used grass clippers, a rake and a broom. I have cut down and cut up trees bigger than I could get my arms around a 24” bow saw. As I reached my early 50’s I began to notice things were a little more difficult and if I did the heavy yard work I love, then I did not have the energy to take the evening walk I also enjoyed. I was still able to do a lot so it seemed an acceptable part of aging.

Then for two years I was in an intense full time social work graduate program. It was very, very stressful and there was no longer time for exercise. I took the summer off after I graduated and was eager to get back to my yard work but found I could no longer do the things I loved because of horrible joint pain particularly in my neck, shoulders and hips. Throughout the summer I had nights I couldn’t sleep because I was in so much pain. I tried to do less and take more down time, but nothing seemed to help.

I found myself getting stiffer and less fluid in what I could do, and I felt “weighed down” like I was carrying a heavy burden. Plus I was getting tingling and numbness in my hands and arms. I began avoiding things I normally enjoyed like riding my wave runner. Even though I am only 57, I honestly thought I was “over-the-hill” and from then on I would have to give up doing more and more of the things I enjoyed. The sense of loss was intense and I was doing a lot of grieving.

At the recommendation of my daughter and son-in-law, I began going to my chiropractor and I don’t feel old anymore. There aren’t words to describe the hope that returned when I found I had an actual physical problem and that there were things to make it better. I had four areas of subluxations involving 7 vertebrae. The very first adjustments relieved the compressed feeling and allowed me to begin to focus on having better posture and stretching. The tingling and numbness went in the first couple weeks.

The pain in my neck and hips comes and goes but it no longer interferes with my ability to function. I’ve begun eating better, drinking more water and being much more conscious about making better choices for total wellness. I have been able to go back to doing the things I love doing and am looking forward to hopefully a couple more decades of active life and fun. Thank you to my chiropractor and staff!"

- Grace


Acid Reflux
"Our daughter, Meghana, a twin born naturally in the breech position, was pulled by her little legs from my body on December 4, 2008. From the very start of her life she had trouble eating, having to learn first how to suck and then having trouble eating the right amounts to sustain her. Early on she was diagnosed with Acid Reflux and the doctors immediately rushed to give her drugs to treat it. After trying this “traditional” approach for the “trial” two weeks, as requested by her doctors, we quickly gave up on this method. Not only did we feel guilty for drugging her but it wasn’t working. Daily she was projectile vomiting and then choking on it, with episodes so scary that I would end up crying with her afterwards.

Add to this that she was so frustrated and irritated by her feedings that she would barely drink 3 ounces before finally screaming at us to stop feeding her. Being 2 months old this was not an adequate amount to drink! At this point my mom suggested we try chiropractic. I knew that chiropractic had helped me at different points in my own life, but I had never heard of using chiropractic on an infant so I, at first, balked. Then my mom forwarded me the website for my chiropractor and after reading over his entire website I decided taking Meghana was worth a try, especially since his specialty seemed to be little ones.

At Meghana’s first adjustment I was pleasantly surprised that my chiropractor was so gentle that I felt I had watched my daughter receive a gentle hug from this doctor! The results of this first appointment were astounding to say the least. At Meghana’s very next feeding she downed 5 ounces of her bottle in no time flat, no crying, no fussing, and no complaints. Every bottle after that was a breeze in comparison. We were shocked and pleased. After one month of care Meghana never again would projectile vomit. It was as if her acid reflux had just disappeared.

There have been other improvements in our lives with Meghana’s care from our chiropractor. She sleeps better! Her head shape has improved and the freedom of movement in her neck is clear to see. Now when we take her to see our chiropractor she is excited and smiles at him so sweetly. When getting Meghana dressed to go to her appointments with our chiropractor we ask her, “Meghana, are you ready to go see your Uncle?” No, our chiropractor is not Meghana’s ‘real’ Uncle, but in our book he deserves the title. We will be forever grateful for his help in healing our daughter.
Thank you!"

- Prakash, Linda, Akshay and Meghana


Here are what patients of chiropractic are saying:
“Since seeing my chiropractor, my mobility has improved 100%. I am almost pain free, which has improved my quality of life! I can’t say thank you enough!”

“My blood pressure has dropped by 8-10 points since receiving chiropractic care!”

“Since coming here I have been virtually migraine free! I cannot thank you enough.”

“It has only been 1 month, and I am already seeing changes. I no longer have as many headaches, I am falling asleep much faster, and my energy is slowly increasing. Thank you!”

“I used to sleep 2-3 hours at a time. After 5 adjustments, I can sleep for 7 hours straight. I feel good!”

“I used to always have stomach aches and could never sleep. Now I have no problems with my stomach and each night I sleep like a baby!”

“After only 2 adjustments my flexibility increased by approximately 3 inches, and I no longer get dizzy during postural changes. Impressive!”

“My 9 year old son knows when it’s time to come and see our chiropractor for his adjustments! Our chiropractor has changed his life.”

“Following 7 months of chronic sciatica, one alignment restored my ability to walk! My digestion has significantly increased. My chiropractor has changed my life, my vitality and happiness. I am eternally grateful.”

“I am now able to walk 3 miles without pain! Yeah!”

“Not just a better feeling in my whole being, but no more headaches!”


"We brought our son Joshua to our chiropractor when he was about 9 months old. Joshua had very poor health before starting care. He got his first cold when he was three weeks old and then spent more time (until he was 9 months old) sick than well. He had numerous episodes of bronchiolitis-one when he was 2 months old resulted in a 4 night stay in a hospital.

After Joshua’s very first chiropractic visit he started crawling and we noticed improvement in his breathing. As regular care continued, his health improved significantly. Essentially the visits to our chiropractor replaced his medical doctor visits. Joshua became a much happier little boy with not just better health but also better eating and sleeping.

We confirmed the direct impact of chiropractic care for Joshua on his health when we were unable to take him to our chiropractor for quite a number of weeks due to us relocating and we noticed that his health deteriorated again with a prolonged cold and another episode of bronchiolitis (his first since starting chiropractic care).

This reinforced the importance of a maintenance program. Joshua is now under chiropractic care closer to where we live so that we can ensure that we take him more frequently. We really appreciate the care and concern for Joshua while seeing our chiropractor and are now firm believers in the benefits of chiropractic care."

- Joshua


10 Year Old With ADHD
"My ten year old son had been on ADHD meds since he was four years old. These meds had many unwanted side effects. He had no appetite and no desire to eat. It was war at night to get him to bed. These meds wore off around 4:00pm each day and he’d be twice as hyper as normal because the “balance” was tipped ever further in his little brain. He had severe mood swings; he’d be happy, then angry, then sad all in a matter of minutes. These swings even caused him to talk about suicide.

I learned about our new chiropractor during a speech he was giving at my daughter’s school. His knowledge, faith, and eagerness to help people was just the answer I needed. Our new chiropractor readily bonded with my son. His patience with him was very genuine and natural. We’ve had a family chiropractor for years, yet THIS chiropractor’s full spectrum of care, nutrition and exercise was something I hadn’t heard much about. My son is a “work in progress.” I see small changes every day.

His quite literal addiction to sugar has definitely decreased. He used to get into my brown sugar container and eat all the “lumps.” His behavior, Ifeel, will continue to improve as his care continues.

My opinion of our new chiropractor and his staff is ‘Awesome.’ The staff is so warm and welcoming when we come in. Their smiles are like a burst of sunshine. Our new chiropractor has the amazing power to balance professionalism,genuine concern and flexibility. These qualities are not found easily in doctors.

If a person is thinking about care with a chiropractor, I say…”Quit thinking about it and DO IT.” There’s nothing to be lost and everything to be gained. The drug companies that hold America hostage with never ending drug therapies know that chiropractic is the best kept secret. With our new chiropractor’s help, there are no drug induced side effects and no large purchases at the pharmacy. There is one-on-one care as if you are a person and not a chart number."

- Peggy


Carrie and Hanna
"My daughter, Carrie, started chiropractic care after two years of chronic sinus infections, ear infections, post-nasal drip and headaches. Before chiropractic care, Carrie had spent years on antibiotics and had her tonsils and adenoids removed. After all this, we still did not see significant improvement in her health so we decided to start with adjustments. In the last two years, Carrie did not miss one day of school due to illness and has only been on antibiotics once or twice. She does not require 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year allergy medicine and only sees the ear, nose and throat doctor for the occasional checkup. I am amazed at how far she has come and I am extremely happy to have a healthy nine year old, finally!

My youngest daughter Hanna was born premature and suffers from Reactive Airway Disease, Acid Reflux and chronic ear infections due to sinusitis. Before we started chiropractic care, she spent the first two years of her life in emergency rooms, seeing specialist after specialist, on countless medications and breathing treatments and undergoing invasive tests and surgeries. Hanna was on a nebulizer 4-6 times per day and had to take stomach medications 2-4 times per day.

She had pneumonia on a regular basis, endoscopy and bronchioscopy tests, ear tubes and almost monthly trips to the ER for respiratory distress. Since beginning chiropractic care, two years ago, Hanna has not been to the ER once. Her nebulizer treatments are down to an as-needed basis, sometimes going months without them. For the last two years, my kids have been able to be normal, healthy and active kids!"

- Laura


"My panic and anxiety attacks began late June 2007. The panic attacks were incredibly severe and frightening; anxiety attacks came in between and were also severe. The condition affected my ability to go to work for many weeks and then, upon returning to work, I went only part-time for an extended period of time. I lived in constant fear of losing my mental capacity, of being alone, of fear itself.

Treatments began with MD visits that were helpful at the time. The condition was treated with Atenol at first and then was replaced with Celexa and Ativan. I felt better and, in the short term, that was all that mattered. I did not however, want to take something everyday for an extended period of time, especially when it was only treating symptoms. The side effects that I noticed were serious weight gain and occasional, mild mood swings.
By divine intervention I ended up in a chiropractor’s office.

Little did I know that a short time later I would no longer be taking my meds and I would no longer have panic attacks; the anxiety has diminished significantly. I feel healthier mentally and physically and believe that with continued care, exercise and a healthy diet, the anxiety will subside completely over time. It is nice to have a positive outlook again...to be me again. I would encourage anyone experiencing panic, anxiety and/or stress to stop by for an evaluation. I have learned by experience that chiropractic care targets the cause of the issue rather than the symptoms. I am so happy that I now tell everyone about the severity of my initial condition and how much I have been helped. I am spreading the word!"

- Andy


"At a recent community event, a gentleman named Robert came through. He had been to our events before as he is the EMT that brings out the ambulance for kids to climb on. This year Robert decided to check out the information inside. He later told us that he was excited because all the other events he had worked are really just about blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and our event was different.

As he walked through he saw that it was about being healthy and making lifestyle changes. When he came to the spinal screening area, he was hesitant. You see, Robert had been given the impression that chiropractors were “bone-crackers”, but at this event, he was able to speak with a great chiropractic educator named Dave Mager. He was able to explain to Robert how the nervous system controlled all of his functioning. Robert became less nervous as he continued to listen to Dave and was able to make an appointment with a chiropractor.

The chiropractor couldn’t help but notice that Robert was in poor health, had poor coloring, was slumped over, and just seemed unhappy. While talking with the chiropractor, Robert explained that he had terrible heartburn and indigestion and didn’t sleep through the night. He took a number of medications and had his gallbladder removed. The chiropractor went over his exam and was able to adjust him that same afternoon. The next day, the chiropractor walked into the adjusting room to find Robert crying. Robert relayed to the chiropractor that his heartburn was gone and that he had slept through the night, something that he hadn’t done in years."

- Robert


"My daughter was diagnosed with gross motor delay and colic and she had some digestive problems. Her doctor referred us to neurologists and had me take her to several other doctors and specialists for her issues.

None of the doctors or specialists could find anything wrong with her but as her mother I knew something wasn't right. I was told to take her to Dr. Erick by my daycare provider at the time because she had known another success story. I admit I was hesitant because I had never been to a chiropractor before and wasn't sure that it would help my daughter.

But after meeting Dr. Erick, I knew she was in good hands! After two months of adjustments (or what I called attitude adjustments) she was finally crawling "normally" and not army crawling any longer. I have noticed her colic has improved substantially and have been told by several people that "she is a whole new person"! Dr. Erick is so caring and gentle with his patients.

I wouldn't trust my daughter with any other Chiropractor than Dr. Erick! I'm so happy I brought Alyvia to you yet sad I didn't know to do it sooner! Thank you Dr. Erick. You have changed our lives!"

- Alyvia


8 Year Old
"Our son is 8 years old. He has always been the big, clumsy kid in his class. Last year he began to struggle in school and there were questions on whether he might have to be held back a year. In December of last year, he started to get severe headaches, stomach aches and nausea. He missed a lot of school and was put through a series of medical tests. Everything came back normal and he was diagnosed with migraine headaches. After we researched the possible side effects of the medication, we began to look at chiropractic care even though our pediatrician wasn’t in favor of it.

Our chiropractor appointment went well. Our chiropractor made some big claims that he could get rid of the nausea and headaches. We took our son daily for the first week and saw improvement within three days! After a couple of more weeks, my son wasn’t getting headaches or nausea anymore and was feeling better than he had in a long time. After a month of care he started soccer. He has always been the kid at the bottom of the team. He tries hard but just isn’t there skill wise. After we began having him get adjusted, I saw that he was scoring goals and his coordination had improved drastically!

My wife was at school at the end of the last school year when my son’s teacher ran up to her. The teacher was so excited to tell us that our son had a dramatic improvement in his schoolwork. His handwriting that was once nearly illegible was now very easy to read and his overall performance in school had dramatically improved. Our son continues to see our chiropractor once a month. He is migraine free, healthy, happy and moving on to grade 3. I am so glad for the new life he has been given.
Thank you from our entire family."


Whiplash
"I am a physically active 34-year-old dental hygienist. Two years ago, I was in a bad car accident and my health went downhill. According to my medical records, I was diagnosed with whiplash. I refused painkillers and started physical therapy. The constant shooting pain in my neck, back and legs was unbearable! I couldn't sleep in my bed; I slept on the floor, if at all. I stopped exercising and gained 15 pounds. I could barely hold my neck up long enough to get through work. I was in denial for 2 years.

Then my trainer recommended the person who would become my chiropractor. I laughed out loud at the thought, but made an appointment anyway. My chiropractor scanned my back and neck, took x-rays and explained the results. I was speechless! The curve in my spine looked unbelievably out of line! My chiropractor was so kind and caring. He explained that chiropractic care is safe, effective and would help me. I was skeptical, but decided to co-operate. The adjustment took five minutes. That night, I slept in my bed and awoke the next morning with tears in my eyes, thanking God for bringing my chiropractor into my life! Since that day, I am pain-free!

My chiropractor helped me understand how important it is to take care of my body. I always follow his instructions, never miss appointments and keep a positive attitude. I feel embarrassed that I was skeptical about chiropractic. Now I can proudly say two things:

1. I climbed a 30 foot tall wall at boot camp two weeks ago! It was an unbelievable feeling! I was able to use every single bone and muscle in my body without any fear of pain!

2. I made an intelligent decision for my future and decided to visit my chiropractor on a regular basis for the rest of my life.
May God bless those in this greeat profession!"

- Bernadett


Trevor
"When we first brought our son Trevor to see our chiropractor, he was not talking, eating had become nearly impossible for him, and he was drooling constantly. He was on medication to help stop the drooling, but he was continuing to soak through five to six shirts a day.

Trevor has increasingly improved. In just one week after beginning chiropractic care, Trevor was able to discontinue the drooling medication. He is speaking full sentences and communication has become clearer. He is eating bites and chewing his food-a huge improvement, as before he would choke on just small amounts. He has also been able to reduce his anti-seizure medication that he takes for epilepsy. He was taking 150cc of anti-seizure medication when he first started care and in just a year was taking 5cc without any seizure activity.

Relatives could not believe the change they saw from one year to the next. Our chiropractor even said that he prayed for Trevor, which touched our hearts deeply. The thought that a doctor cares that much for our son and his health feels wonderful to us.
We drive 8-9 hours round trip, sometimes multiple times per week, to continue care for Trevor and our family, and it is well worth it. We bless the families, friends, and the staff we have come to know at our chiropractor’s office and we are eternally grateful for the great care they have given to Trevor and our family."

- Joann


Staso
"I heard about my chiropractor from Mary, one of our preschool moms. I first came in to see him because our son, Staso was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and possible Crohn’s. This all started at 18 months of age and he is now 4 years old. After a 9 day hospitalization of IV steroids that didn’t help the daily bleeding, we were ready to try anything! I thought his first adjustment was crazy! But we were open to it because our chiropractor was our last hope. If this didn’t work the doctors at the children’s hospital were going to put Staso on chemotherapy drugs and IV Remicade, which is not a good thing at all.

After 8 short weeks of chiropractic care, Staso’s improvements have been staggering to say the least. The doctors were able to completely eliminate Prednisone and other medications. Staso’s stools are now blood free and he is gaining weight once again. Staso’s GI Doctor is amazed at his remission, and I feel relief that our son’s health is improving. We wish that we would have heard about our chiropractor when our son was originally diagnosed!"

- Nichole and Stephan, Staso’s parents


"Maria, a patient, was telling me about her 72 year old mother who had Pulmonary Fibrosis, a condition where the lungs fill up with fibrous tissue. Consequently, her mother had been on oxygen 24 hours a day for the last 2 years. If the oxygen was turned off, her lips and fingernails would turn blue within 60 seconds; more than a minute caused respiratory distress, therefore she was basically chained to her oxygen tank.

About a month ago, Maria’s mother (Mrs. Ramirez) experienced a health crisis and wound up in the hospital. The doctors stabilized her and sent her home with a prognosis of only one or two months to live. At this point Maria decided to bring her in as she and her mom were looking for a miracle.

I examined Mrs. Ramirez and took some films of the c-spine and as you would imagine, the amount of deterioration was extreme to say the least. I explained how the body works and what Chiropractic is all about. I then proposed to adjust her 7 days a week until further notice. Both Mrs. Ramirez and Maria readily agreed.

After the second adjustment Mrs. Ramirez began to start coughing up phlegm and God knows what else. As Maria stated, these coughing fits became more and more steady as her body was trying to expel the fibrous tissue in her lungs. After the third adjustment, Maria informed me that her mother turned off the oxygen for 20 minutes without any negative affects. After the fifth adjustment I was informed that the oxygen was turned off 3 times during a 24 hour period - at 20 minute intervals each time. By the 15th adjustment, Maria told me how her mother was able to turn off the oxygen for 3 1/2 hours, again with no ill affects what so ever.

I recently joked with Mrs. Ramirez that I was certain that I would see her on the dance floor sooner rather than later (I was informed of her love of dance when she was younger). With that, Mrs. Ramirez disconnected herself from her oxygen, stood up, and danced for me!

We still have a long way to go, but the changes that we have seen so far are miraculous. It has been more than two months since Mrs. Ramirez’ original two month prognosis and she is getting stronger day by day. My goal at this point is to get her off the oxygen permanently."

- Maria


Tori
"My family and I were introduced to chiropractic care while we were searching for relief for our daughter’s migraines. Our journey began in August 2005 when Tori was 10 From August 2005 to February 2006, Tori had five to six episodes of strep throat, two sinus infections and a bout with Mono. During this six month period, Tori was rarely able to go a week without missing school. In February of 2006, she had her tonsils and adenoids removed. Soon after her surgery, she started having migraines.

Tori was missing school days, at times, because of the severity of her migraines. She underwent a CT Scan and met with a neurologist who prescribed 500mg of Depakote per day. The medicine decreased the severity and frequency of the migraines but she was still missing at least one day a week of school. After a period on the Depakote, she started to have stomach pains, a side effect of the medicine. We knew the medicine was causing her stomach pains and we knew it was only covering up the pain from the migraines. It was not fixing the cause of the problem.

While we were going through this very difficult time with my daughter, a client of mine recommended her chiropractor. I was skeptical of chiropractic so I did not pursue that recommendation immediately. Then one day when we were at the mall, I was walking behind Tori and I noticed that her shoulders were not at the same height. One was tipped lower than the other. At that point, I understood that something was not right with her structure. We decided to give chiropractic a try to see if we could find help for Tori. We went in for Tori’s initial assessment. Everything the chiropractor said made sense to us and the evaluation discovered a probable cause to Tori’s headaches and decreased immune system.

Tori received her first adjustment on January 31, 2007. She has been under consistent care now for six months and we have seen tremendous results. Her headaches have decreased from at least one time per week to only two in four months. She went from missing one day of school a week to missing one day in four months. We have been able to decrease her medication by half and with the help of our medical doctor, hope to wean her off the medication completely throughout the summer.

Once Tori started seeing such great results, we all decided to have our entire family evaluated. Now we all get adjusted regularly to help keep everyone healthy. I guess you could call us a well adjusted family. If you are considering chiropractic for you or your kids or have a desire to stay healthy, I would strongly recommend you go and see the chiropractor. It really was one of the best decisions we have ever made."

- Terry

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