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drsmith2The most rewarding aspect of what we do is helping our patients reclaim a life of health and happiness. Every day, we get to see firsthand how comprehensive, brain-based chiropractic care makes a true difference. 
Read some of our inspiring patient stories below and discover for yourself how chiropractic has the power to transform lives.

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Peggy Bouchard

peggyPrimary Symptoms:
Constant pain all over, lower back and neck pain;knee and hip pain

Secondary Symptoms:
Fatigue; weight gain; weakness; limping; digestive problems

Patient Goals:
Get out of pain; be able to care for and ride her horses; to be her old self again. Read more

Evaluation:
Consultation; history; chiropractic, neurologic, orthopedic and physical exam; lab tests as needed; complete health history questionnaires about all bodily systems and symptoms; computerized balance evaluation; bio-impedance body composition measurement; nutritional evaluations

Results:
Right hemisphere weakness; muscular imbalances; joint instability; balance disorder; digestive dysfunction; inflammation; poor food plan; blood sugar handling issues

Treatment:
Right brain therapies; spinal adjustments; hypo-allergenic and anti-inflammatory food plan; therapeutic anti-inflammatory functional food shake; supplements for digestive repair and inflammation reduction; low glycemic food plan later 

Progress:
Complete resolution of pain; can get up and down without pain; no longer limping; 45 pound weight loss; inflammation reduced; energy back to normal and feeling great. “I lost all of this weight and got rid of my pain without ever feeling hungry. I found out which foods were inflaming me, and we got to the root of the problem…now I have my life back.”  
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Michael Burnette

michaelPrimary Symptoms:
Suffered with chronic pain in left shoulder and upper back since high school, and many different doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists were of no help. 

Secondary Symptoms:
Fatigue; liver and body reactions to statin drugs; weight gain; brain fog; neck and lower back pain

Patient Goals:
To stop hurting and have energy and brain back. Read more

Evaluation:
Consultation; history; chiropractic, neurologic, orthopedic and physical exam; lab tests as needed; complete health history questionnaires about all bodily systems and symptoms; computerized balance evaluation; bio-impedance body composition measurement; nutritional evaluations

Results:
Left hemisphere imbalance; muscular imbalances and weaknesses; spinal misalignments; shoulder misalignment; detox imbalances; inflammation

Treatment:
Detox functional food plan and shake; supplements for liver function and inflammation; spinal adjustments; shoulder adjustments; left brain therapies to balance muscles and get alignments to ‘hold’; home therapies, exercises, stretches 

Progress:
Pain has resolved; weight is down; energy and brain are back. “Dr. Smith has truly improved the quality of my life.”  
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Robert Snellings

robertPrimary Symptoms:
Moderately severe left shoulder pain with 60% loss of motion

Secondary Symptoms:
Neck pain; lower back pain; left knee pain; generalized fatigue and significant generalized aches and pains throughout his body

Patient Goals:
Recover use of left shoulder and have less pain all over. Read more

Evaluation:
Consultation; history; chiropractic, neurologic, orthopedic and physical exam; lab tests as needed; complete health history questionnaires about all bodily systems and symptoms; computerized balance evaluation; bio-impedance body composition measurement; nutritional evaluations

Results:
Left hemisphere weakness; spinal misalignments; muscular imbalances; blood sugar imbalances; food plan imbalances; generalized inflammation; muscle to fat ratio imbalances; nutritional imbalances of fatty acids, digestion, insulin resistance and acupuncture meridian imbalances related to the left shoulder

Treatment:
Left shoulder joint mobilization; muscular therapies; home exercises and stretches; spinal and joint manipulations; therapies for improving left brain function, balance function and muscular coordination of spine, knee and shoulder; electrical acupuncture therapies; nutritional food plan and nutritional supplements for blood sugar and inflammatory conditions 

Progress:
Increased range of motion of the left shoulder, decreased pain with increased strength; some weight loss; generalized aches and pains disappeared; left knee pain free; blood sugar stable; energy improved: “I feel overall a 70% improved in shoulder and 90% in health in general. Dr. Smith takes time with me, listens, asks me questions and together we figure out what will work for me, and I feel great.”  
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Nansey Cardone

nancyPrimary Symptoms:
Leg numbness and vibrational sensations; lower back pain

Secondary Symptoms:
Stress; fatigue; hormonal imbalances

 

Patient Goals:
Stop the leg vibrations and lower back pain, get energy back. Read more

Evaluation:
Consultation; history; chiropractic, neurologic, orthopedic and physical exam; lab tests as needed; complete health history questionnaires about all bodily systems and symptoms; computerized balance evaluation; bio-impedance body composition measurement; nutritional evaluations

Results:
Left hemisphere imbalances; muscular imbalances; blood sugar handling issues; hormonal imbalances; spinal misalignments

Treatment:
Left hemisphere therapies; spinal manipulative therapies; electro-acupuncture therapies; low glycemic blood sugar food plan; nutritional support for adrenal glands and hormonal issues 

Progress:
Pain and vibration 90% relieved, handling stress better. “My life has changed because I don’t have this nagging situation running through my life every day, which helps me be a better business person and a better person in every aspect of my life, not just business, but also in my home life.”  
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Helene Bumbalo

helenPrimary Symptoms:
Phenomenal fatigue; tried many diets without success at all

Secondary Symptoms:
Overweight; sluggish; on 8 medications; chronically poor health; moods were down; chronic hip and lower back pain

Patient Goals:
Get energy back, lose weight, get back the zest for life. Read more

Evaluation:
Consultation; history; chiropractic, neurologic, orthopedic and physical exam; lab tests as needed; complete health history questionnaires about all bodily systems and symptoms; computerized balance evaluation; bio-impedance body composition measurement; nutritional evaluations

Results:
Left hemisphere weakness; body fat elevations; inflammation; poor thyroid function; anemia; digestive weakness; detox imbalances; blood sugar problems; food allergies, especially gluten

Treatment:
Left hemisphere therapies; spinal manipulation to stimulate left brain; muscular therapies; hypo-allergenic detox food plan; detox functional food shake and supplements; supplements for digestion, anemia and thyroid support 

Progress:
Off all but one medication; lost weight, went from size 14 to size 6; huge improvement in energy; all of her chronic diseases are gone and health insurance went from $680 per month to $293 due to changes in health categories; can do 3 or 4 different jobs as opposed to falling asleep at 8 pm. “The best thing is that now I own my own health. Just a huge difference, huge! I follow the lifestyle and food program every day. People ask me if I’ve had a facelift, or if I have done something different to my hair. That’s the transformation that this has made in my life.”  
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  • Functional neurologic evaluations
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Instrumented spinal adjustments
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Laboratory evaluations (all types)
  • Nutritional evaluations
  • Microcurrent stimulation
  • Brain Based Therapies
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Vibration therapy
  • Diagnostic services, X-ray, MRI referral
  • Computerized balance assessment
  • Fitness guidelines
  • Medical physician referral

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