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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!

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

Posted by Dominick Rich on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Helping a 2 year old sleep.

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

I know it may sound dramatic, but my experience with Family First Chiropractic has literally changed my life. 

My 2-year old has struggled with sleep since he was a wee babe, and it recently went from horrible to unbearable.  I read every sleep book, scoured every blog, talked to dozens of seasoned parents, and even paid a trained sleep specialist to help me.  Nothing resolved the problem.  Then I remembered a friend suggesting that I take my son to a chiropractor to potentially resolve his sleep issues.  I did some research and found Family First with glowing recommendations.  I met with Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton.  They were kind, knowledgeable, and concerned.  To make a long story short, after only a couple of adjustments, my son’s sleep dramatically improved.  It has now been 2 months, and he now sleeps 12 hours/ night and then takes an afternoon nap that ranges in the 1-2 hour range.  I’ve even observed that my son's overall health has improved.  He runs faster and generally has better coordination, he’s happier, and he doesn’t get sick even half as often as he did prior to getting adjusted. 

Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton have even treated my son successfully for ear infections!  I had no idea your ear can get adjusted, but I’m convinced that these people can do anything!  They have become my primary care doctors and offer a wealth of information and care.  I cannot rave enough.

- Charlotte W.