Before we came to CLC, Brynlee was super colicky and would go 14 days in between bowel movements. Nursing was also becoming an issue; because she was so uncomfortable she would arch her back a lot and had a hard time latching. On top of that, she wouldn’t want to eat towards the end of the 14 day stretch of not pooping. If she wasn’t sleeping, she was crying. She had to be worn all day long, she couldn’t lay on her back comfortably until she was 8 weeks old because she had so much tension in her system.
It was super taxing to have to where her all the time. My other kids always wanted to hold her but every time I would hand her over to them she would start crying immediately because she was in so much pain. We tried eliminating dairy and spicy foods to see if diet was related to her pain and arching, but nothing would change. I was at my wits end of not knowing what else to do to try and comfort my baby.
Seeing the stress on the neurological scans on our first visit was really encouraging because we finally were able to pinpoint the root of all the stress Brynlee was holding in her body and in her nervous system. Brynlee had a really stressful delivery. They actually were trying to push her head back in to slow her down from coming out so quickly. Dr. Mike walked me through how this stress from labor and delivery had a major impact on all the stress we were seeing in Brynlee’s neck, and how that is related to digestion, calm input to the brain, and growth + development.
Within the first 4 weeks of care, we started noticing Brynlee was such a happier baby. We could visibly tell that after getting adjusted she would be more relieved. She was starting to poop more often! After 2 months of care, she is now pooping every single day, sometimes 2-3x/day and having blow outs! A lot of the times I don’t even know she’s pooped because she is no longer straining and crying out in pain. I don’t have to wear her all day long anymore, where as before that would be the ONLY position she would be comfortable in. Before chiropractic, she would wake up, eat, and I would try and get her back to sleep right away because when she was sleeping was the only time she was happy. I was basically just trying to survive until she was sleeping again. Now, she is the HAPPIEST baby! Anyone can look at her and she smiles. My other kids can hold her now, Emmy held her for 15 min this morning and she was happy the whole time. She doesn’t arch anymore when she is nursing and she LOVES being laid on her back now.
I’ve learned how much the stress in her nervous system literally impacts everything from her digestion, to growth and development. It’s been really sweet to see the growth and the changes. We know it is working and everyone else who has met her can tell the difference as well. She is night and day, a completely different baby. It’s so encouraging to know she is receiving relief and her body is starting to work together the way it is supposed to. We are just super grateful for you guys. She is SUCH a happy baby now!
- Emma B
“I started coming to Congruent Life when my husband and I started talking seriously about my need to go to a higher level of care for my eating disorder. After two hospitalizations in the past three years, I knew it was time to try something completely different than the psychiatrists, therapists, and medications. When I started going to Congruent Life, my mood was very unstable and anxiety was extremely high, especially regarding food and exercise, I was at a weight much lower than my healthy range, and I had lost my menstrual cycle for over a year. When I found Congruent Life, it all started to make sense- I had never heard anything about my nervous system from my previous care providers. True recovery from my eating disorder would not happen until I started taking care of my master controller, the nervous system!
For the first time in a LONG time, I feel SO hopeful, empowered, and excited about the healthy life that is ahead of me, a life I was not sure I’d ever be capable of. Since starting care, my anxiety levels have reduced significantly and I am better able to adapt to stressors coming my way. The connection between my body and mind has improved in amazing ways. After just a few adjustments, my hunger signals started to return and I was better able to nourish my body in appropriate ways, thanks to the education from Dr. Mike which has really changed the way I view my body and the awesome ways it functions. Also because of this, I have been able to restore weight at home instead of in the hospital. Getting to stay at home with my husband, puppies, friends, and everything I love has been absolutely priceless. And my menstrual cycle has returned. It has been so amazing to be able to have to fun talks and dreams with my husband, excited that we will one day be able to try to have a family. I have been told many times that it was highly unlikely I’d ever be able to get pregnant or carry a child and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Mike for giving us hope again. On top of all of this, I am sleeping better, I am able to better focus and engage in relationships and conversations, my body has physically felt amazing whether it’s been increased flexibility in yoga or boosted endurance while running. I have heard so many awesome comments from family & friends about how much better, happier, and healthier I seem and I am so happy that I can agree 100% with them.
Dr. Mike is truly unlike any healthcare provider I have ever worked with. He always addresses me with compassion, understanding, and curiosity. At my first appointment, he allowed me to share my struggles with mental illness and he was able to both provide comfort and so much information and educate me in ways to help me understand how normal these illnesses are and how treatable they are through chiropractic. For people struggling with mental health who are being told they will likely never get better or have to take medication for the rest of their lives, I truly want to yell from the rooftops that chiropractic works. Getting adjusted is always a highlight of my day. Everyone deserves to receive this quality of care. I am so grateful to Dr. Mike, Mady, and Victoria for the passion they practice. Congruent Life has saved and changed my life!”
“I originally came to Congruent Life because I thought they might be able to help me with my anxiety, which would allow me to decrease my medication. My anxiety held me back from doing a lot of fun things with my daughter. We wouldn’t go out into the heat because I might have a panic attack and pass out. I wouldn’t do anything that involved heights, because my anxiety was just too high. I missed out on a lot of experiences with my daughter. My anxiety also caused a lot of stress in the workplace. If I wasn’t performing perfectly, I was terrified someone might be mad at me. I felt like I was trying so hard, and my only option was medication. I didn’t want to rely on medications, especially since I was still struggling. My anxiety caused me to suffer in many areas of my life, rather than explore life.
Since starting care at Congruent Life my anxiety levels have definitely decreased and I am so much more care free now. They were so different because they put an actual plan in place and tracked my progress along the way with the neurological scans. It really helped me put my full trust in them. I’ve been able to decrease my anxiety medication for the first time in YEARS, and I have hope that I can continue to decrease!
My daughter and I are connecting so much more now. I’m able to give her attention rather than just getting through the day. I’m able to actually BE with her, and not just in the same room! I’m just so hopeful looking into the future!”
“I originally started care because of a back issue I was having, but I had also been suffering with anxiety and depression for a long time. My depression and anxiety really started when I was pregnant with my now 5 year old, but I just let it go. Then when I got pregnant with my youngest, it continued to get worse. I was always against going on medication, but I was at my breaking point. My kids needed me, and I didn’t know what else to do. I tried to get out of the house and do things for myself, but nothing was working. Ultimately I decided to get on medication to help me.
I had been on 3 different medications, with multiple doses for the last 3 years. They kept increasing doses, and I felt dependent. I knew I wanted to try something different. What I was doing just wasn’t working for me. My son started care at CLC, and after seeing the great results he was getting I decided to take the jump and start care as well.
The big difference with CLC was the freedom that came with being truly heard. You actually helped me figure out the cause of my struggles and I felt hope that I could find help without covering up my symptoms! You listened to my actual needs and told me WHY I was struggling. Seeing it on paper with the scans, and hearing you explain it made perfect sense. I finally understood why I was feeling so down, depressed, stressed and anxious.
After a few weeks of care not only was my back issue improving, I didn’t need that extra cup of coffee in the morning. I actually wanted to get up and start my day! I wanted to keep going to get better! My mom even started to notice my extra motivation for things! It’s truly amazing to go somewhere where they actually care about you, and how your week is going. I’m so glad Dr. Mike gave me the extra push to get myself scanned and start care, because I didn’t know I could feel this good! It’s nice to know there are good people out there that really want to help you!
Coming here is the highlight of my week! I feel like I am being truly heard and healed! Since starting care, this is the best I’ve ever felt! Things aren’t perfect, but my anxiety isn’t constant anymore and I can deal with it now. I can just breath and know my body is healing. After taking medication for 3 years, I am finally off it all!!”
- Emma W.’s mom
“Emma struggled with separation anxiety, and cried all the time about not being “normal”. She struggled in school and had to go to the counselors office to help her cope and make it through the day. She was missing class all the time, and was always having to make up work. She was self conscious, and as a mom I was worried about her being made fun of and the impact that would have socially.
Emma really wouldn’t leave her room. She was sad, and stressed from all the school work she had to make up. When I had to leave and go to activities, she would cry and hold on to me. Someone would have to physically pull her off of me. She missed out on a lot because of her stress and anxiety. She was on 3 medications, taking 8 pills every day.
After starting care at Congruent Life, we noticed a difference in her happiness right away. We stopped her tick medication pretty soon after starting. After 2 months we decreased the other meds, and after several months she is COMPLETELY OFF ALL HER MEDICATIONS!!
What does life look like for Emma now? A couple months ago she went to a friend’s house and spent the night, she was SO proud! She is happier, and no longer has a facial tick. She is going to school FULL days and doesn’t have to go to the counselors office. She’s more confident, and she even tried out & performed in the school talent show ALONE in front of the whole school! She’s even thinking about getting into b-ball this year! Emma can just be a regular kid and be more social without anxiety or fear!”
- Lisa G.
“Before starting care at CLC I was suffering with back/leg pain, headaches, depression, anxiety, poor sleep and STRESS. I was either sleeping all the time, or not sleeping at all. I was taking 4-5 medications daily for my depression, anxiety and ADD. I had even been hospitalized twice for depression. I felt like a total mess! I felt like I had hit rock bottom. I had a hard time enjoying my grandkids. I couldn’t get on the floor to play, and I couldn’t go to the park with them or go for walks. I was not enjoying my life.
The moment I realized that my care at Congruent Life was making a difference was in my first week of care when I went in with a headache (didn’t tell Dr. Mike) and when I left it was gone! Since starting care at CLC I can now enjoy playing with my grandkids and taking walks! I’m in so much less pain and it’s even motivated me to watch what I eat! I actually get out of bed before my alarm goes off, rather then sleeping all the time like before. For the first time in my LIFE I’m not on any medications! I finally enjoyed the holiday season for the first time in 10 years! I’m enjoying life and my grandkids!”
“I first came to CLC because I was struggling with anxiety, depression, severe menstrual cramps, lack of energy/motivation and panic attacks. I would either have to bathe myself in peace & calming or valor essential oils or suffer side effects of medication.
The doctors at Congruent Life were different because they wanted to get to the root causes & help my brain send the appropriate signals! I realized Chiropractic care was working when my suicidal ideation + irritability diminished and I had increased energy + joy!
Since being under care at CLC I am more motivated to workout, I love being a mama even more and I am getting my passion & zeal for life back! The cramping I used to experience during my periods has improved drastically. Postpartum depression and anxiety sucked that away from me -but with functional medicine, aromatherapy & Congruent Life Chiropractic I am learning to thrive again! Thank you!”
- Beckett GT
We brought Beckett to CLC seeking to help her be able to regulate her emotions and behaviors better.
She was all over the place in terms of her ability to focus, sit still, or interact with others. We were starting to notice some challenges with school and hyperactivity issues. These challenges started around the age of 2; she would have a hard time calming herself. She was full of high emotions and high energy. She didn’t have a lot of “down time” from an early age. She’s 7 now and we were noticing consistently there just wasn’t a lot of calm here.
CLC takes a whole body approach. You don’t treat people like there is something wrong with them. We didn’t need to “fix” Beckett, we just wanted to help her be able to regulate her nervous system better. It was different than a quick fix approach that we would get if we took her to a medical doctor and would likely just be given a diagnosis and medications. We weren’t interested in diagnosing her with a “disorder”, medicating her, changing her… we just wanted to help her mind feel at ease. I knew through my own research there were other holistic options out there.
At CLC, you aren’t symptom focused. Your goal is to help people’s nervous systems function as optimally as possible, and when you do that things can change and healing starts to happen.
After the initial few months of care, we started to see the benefits Beckett was receiving from adjustments. She was able to regulate her emotions better. We saw a lot more CALM starting to be present. She’s able to have periods of rest when her body is telling her to relax now. She doesn’t have the need anymore to make noises and do other sensory seeking behaviors during times of quiet. Simple things like telling her to go brush her teeth, are no longer resulting in meltdowns. She’s able to wake up in the morning and focus on a routine, rather than being super hectic and crazy. She’s overall in a good mood and is experiencing a decreased number of emotional outbursts. Beckett has a lot less anxious tendencies now. She no longer bites around her nails, picks at her fingers, or does her mouth “tic”. I feel so much relief for her.
Before beginning care at CLC, I was struggling with anxiety, vision issues, and extreme hot flashes and night sweats that significantly interfered with my ability to sleep. My whole family was already coming here when I decided to start. I was seeing so many improvements in my twins and husband once they began care at CLC, I finally decided it was my turn.
The vision issues I was dealing with made me feel like I had been drinking all the time— which I hadn’t. Turning my head too quickly would make me dizzy. We had done all kinds of medical testing- MRIs & CTs- and found nothing. I was dealing with this for 6 months before beginning care. It made me feel “off” all the time.
I didn’t know where to turn. I couldn’t see straight, glasses weren’t working, the eye doctor and medical doctors couldn’t find anything wrong, but I knew SOMETHING was going on. It was super frustrating not knowing what was wrong with me. I had also been on antidepressants before to help manage my anxiety and depression and didn’t want to have to go down that road again because of the side effects, they were affecting the relationship I had with my husband. I just didn’t want to go through my life medicated anymore. (We were at the point with our kids that medication was going to be our next step to help control their anxiety and behaviors, and when we were able to get to the root of their stress at CLC and ultimately did NOT have to resort to meds, I knew I wanted the same for myself).
You approach health and healing so differently at CLC. You look at what is going on internally to find the root cause of stress and dysfunction in the brain and body, rather than a “band-aid” approach I have experienced in the past. The neurological scans you do at CLC on the 1st visit to assess internal stress were very validating. You finally were able to pinpoint areas of stress that could be contributing to all the symptoms I had been struggling with for so long with no answers.
It didn’t take long to start feeling the benefits of chiro care. The vision and dizziness issues I was dealing with before have all improved since beginning care. I don’t have the brain fog like I used to. My hot flashes at night have improved significantly, which is allowing me to sleep so much better at night. I go to sleep faster and stay asleep; I don’t wake up in the middle of the night having to change my clothes because of night sweats anymore.
My temperament has also improved, I don’t snap like I used to. I’m managing my anxiety a lot better now, I don’t feel like it weighs on my shoulders like it used to. I’m able to process things that stress me out better, I can step away and take a breather and calm down rather than just flying off the handle. I’m not always on edge anymore, life is just easier now!
Coming to CLC has changed my perspective on life and health. I’m able to recognize stressors so much easier now and have been able to implement more effective coping mechanisms to manage my stress better.
When my kids are sick or showing signs of stress, my 1st inclination is to bring them in to get adjusted to allow their nervous system to ADAPT to this new stress more efficiently, and most of the time we are able to avoid trips to the pediatrician and medications because of it! Our whole family is processing and handling life stress so much better now that CLC is a part of our wellness journey.