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Success Stories

Relief After 32 Years of Discomfort!

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Upper Cervical Adjustments Made the Difference

Relief After 32 Years of Discomfort!

Kirk has been going to Chiropractors for over 32 years and has had some success with them but has not always enjoyed the neck adjustments and has never had full resolution of his symptoms. His Naturalpath suggested Family First Chiropractic because we utilize a different approach when adjusting, specifically the gentle Upper Cervical adjustment. He has suffered from neck pain, low back pain, and sciatica for 32 years and immediately after his first adjustment he started feeling better than he has in decades!

At his recent progress exam, he reported that not only are his symptoms of 32 years resolved but he is also sleeping better and has much greater range of motion. He has suffered from knee pain that he never really mentioned because he had seen several specialists for it. Nothing helped so he assumed he would just have to live with this pain. It wasn’t untill it started going away that he realized the adjustments were also helping with this problem!

The biggest surprise occurred when he visited his Cardiologist and discovered that his blood pressure had significantly decreased, allowing him to cut back on his medication!
Dr. Dawn has also helped him with nutrition and recommended a cleanse that has helped him lose 19lbs. He said it best in his testimonial “I feel that I am living proof of the benefit of what they do so they can see it standing right in front of them. Thank you Dr. Dawn, Dr. Payton, and Dominick for being there for my wife and I!”

Chiropractic Success Story: Little Boy's Huge Progress

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

Treatments eliminated need for speech therapy.

Chiropractic Success Story: Little Boy's Huge Progress

Just before starting care at Family First Chiropractic, Owen went for a speech evaluation and it was determined that he would need intensive speech therapy. Additionally, Owen was having trouble eating, was waking up multiple times during the night, and had poor focus. His mother also noticed a limp when he would run and play.

Being a nurse, his mom knew the importance of the nervous system and wanted to explore whether chiropractic care could help him with these problems before proceeding with the speech therapy.

We are happy to say that, after only a few adjustments, Owen has dramatically improved in that he is verbally communicating with his family and is sleeping through the night!

At his first re-exam one month after starting care, Owen's mother was happy to report he went for a second evaluation to the speech therapist and it was determined that he no longer needed speech therapy! He is eating consistently, sleeping through the night, his ability to focus on tasks has improved tremendously, and his limp has gone away!

His mom said she feels he still has improvements to make but is excited about the huge progress he has made in such a short time! She recently said "I feel like I am watching Owen develop a new personality and become much happier".

This is why we do what we do!! We are so excited to facilitate positive changes, not only in a child's daily life but in their family's peace of mind! Impacting not only Owen's life, but seeing the joy in his mom's eyes when he shouts out: "Goodbye Dr. Dawn. Thank you!"

Chiropractic Success Story - Proactive Exam Discovers Spinal Curvature in Teenager

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Active 13 Year Old Had No Pain

Chiropractic Success Story - Proactive Exam Discovers Spinal Curvature in Teenager

Mark and Debbie started care in our office and decided to get their son Cody checked for subluxations. He is an extremely active 13 year old; playing soccer, basketball, baseball, etc. So they wanted to make sure he is growing with a healthy spine.

Although he didn't have pain the doctors found Cody had a significant curvature in his spine. This could definitely cause future problems so he started on a light corrective schedule. After 12 weeks of upper cervical care, we re-x-rayed him. The changes we all saw were amazing!

Remember, as the twig is bent, so grows the tree!

Chiropractic Success Story - Entire Family Sleeps Better & Has More Energy

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Monday, October 6, 2014.

Each Family Member Evaluated for Individual Treatment

Chiropractic Success Story - Entire Family Sleeps Better & Has More Energy

Karin originally came to our practice for some minor aches and pains. She also brought her daughter, Ella, in for a natural approach to ADD/ADHD.  After learning about the importance of the nervous system, she decided to get the rest of the family checked for Subluxations.

After only one month, the changes they have noticed were quite wonderful! Karin is now pain-free and reports feeling more balanced. Additionally, Ella is now completely off her ADHD medication! She is doing just as good off the medications as she was on them, without the negative side effects! Her teachers say she is doing fantastic thanks to getting adjusted and using doTerra essential oils. Not only is Ella more focused, her gymnastics performance has also improved.

Paul, Karin’s husband, is a dentist and spends his days hunched over patients. Because of this, he was dealing with pain in his back and neck. After just a few visits he felt a significant reduction in pain and reports that it’s getting better every day!

Their son, Colin, was also evaluated.  He is growing very well and did not need any treatment at this time.

Their daughter, Audrey, was also evaluated and the doctors found what could have been a serious, future spinal problem.  She had a reversed curve and a rare condition that could have led to early degeneration.  Thankfully, children heal very quickly and her posture is already improving!

The entire family is sleeping better and has more energy.  We absolutely love when we can help every family member in their own, unique way!