- Julia

“I began chiropractic care at Congruent Life through a suggestion from my older sister. I had been battling a cold that turned into bronchitis for over a month, and it was clear that my immune system was suppressed. I had also been battling with extremely poor sleep quality; most nights getting only a few hours of sleep and waking up multiple times throughout the night. I was constantly exhausted and the lack of sleep lead to increased anxiety and decreased energy. I was struggling to make it through each work day without heavy caffeination, and had no energy to keep up with my usual exercise regime. I was also experiencing poor digestion and my stomach would hurt often after eating.

I always try to go the natural route, and had tried various herbal teas, meditation, essential oils, and altering my diet. However, I was still constantly waking through the night, and struggling with low energy, productivity, digestive upset, and anxiety.

After meeting with Dr. Mike, he took the time to really explain how my issues were connected to subluxation; how it affects the balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, digestion, sleep, and immune system response. Within just a few adjustments my sleep was improving. Now, I am sleeping through the night completely! I feel more refreshed when I wake, and have more energy throughout the day, allowing me to be more consistent with my workouts. My anxiety has also decreased, I have less stomach pain, and overall I just feel so much better! I rarely get sick now, and when I do my body is able to fight illnesses so much more quickly than before!

The whole team at Congruent Life is amazing and super friendly. They really care for all their clients, and have a passion for what they do. It’s always funny how excited Dr. Mike gets when I have a really good adjustment and how genuinely happy they all get to see improvements. I would recommend them a million times over!”

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- Allison

“Before starting care here at CLC, I was dealing with lots of low back pain, irritability, anxiety and fatigue. My stress levels were extremely high and there wasn’t a reason for it other than my body was trying to tell me I wasn’t in a good place.

Over the last few years, I transitioned to being a stay at home mom; I noticed my irritability and anxiety were gradually climbing. I tried to manage my stress for a while with things like yoga and self-care at home, but I didn’t even have the energy or endurance to do those things, it was just easier to stay in bed and not get up and work out. I was fatigued and exhausted all the time, which would then amplify my stress and anxiety. I was verbally exploding a lot and I hated the place I was in.

I knew how to make myself feel good in terms of healthy eating and exercising, but I was stuck in a pit. My body was craving sugar all the time to try and give me a quick pick me up and boost in energy, which would of course give me a small boost of energy followed by a crash. My neurology was too stressed to allow me to execute on these healthy habits I knew I needed to follow through with.

Before coming here, I actually saw a different chiro for a while. I went every month, but it was more of just a “back cracker” and a quick “band-aid” fix, I wasn’t seeing a change, it wasn’t relieving anything so I ended up stopping.

I came to CLC and you guys did neurological scans on the first visit which helped you pinpoint and identify where all my stress was stemming from. Even though I had been going to another chiro for a while, my scans were still super stressed! I was relieved to see there was a reason behind why I was feeling the way I was. Once I started at CLC, I began with getting adjusted several times a week to help CALM my nervous system down and get me out of FIGHT/FLIGHT mode.

After I would get adjustments, I would experience these surges of energy and rush of endorphins, I was able to go home and actually be productive with my day rather than just sitting around. I love how you guys are constantly educating and reassuring your patients every step of the way. It was so cool to see the progress scans, my improvements, and all the HEALING taking place in my nervous system.

After about 1-2 months of consistent care, I really started feeling the momentum of healing picking up. Now, I am sleeping SO MUCH better! I feel refreshed in the morning instead of groggy. When I feel rested, I feel like I can take care of my family. I’m pouring from a full cup and have so much more to give! Before I was so drained and trying to pour from an empty cup, which was draining me even more.

I also have the energy to exercise and I’m not relying on coffee to get me through my day. I’ve noticed my body is now craving water and healthy foods, rather than sugar and junk, because it’s helping me heal! I’m able to better take care of my family! My low back pain has also improved drastically, which I had been dealing with for 12+ years! I used to constantly be in pain, which would make it hard for me to get on the floor and play with my kids. I’m so happy I’m able to do these things with EASE now and feel good while doing it!”

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- Maelin

“I started coming here because of generalized pain, fatigue, and anxiety/stress! I was actually at a previous chiropractor before moving to the area, I went religiously like I do here, but I never saw the progress like I have experienced at CLC. They didn’t do the scans that you guys do… it didn’t seem like they were able to pinpoint the areas of stress on my nervous system like you guys were able to… your approach was just so much different and I think it’s what my body needed to heal.

When I did the initial scans here, even though I had been going to another chiro for awhile, they were still showing areas of significant stress in my nervous system! Once I started at CLC, I noticed that I progressed a lot faster than I had experienced in the past.

I started getting adjusted 3x/week and by about week 4 I wasn’t feeling nearly as uncomfortable throughout the day and I started to see a lot of improvements in my ability to fall asleep at night as well. I go to bed at the same time that I always have, but now when I wake up… I feel refreshed and energized, rather than exhausted. When I get home from work, I don’t feel like I just need to take a nap right away like I used to; I’m getting much more restful sleep which has restored my energy levels!

I also used to be on medications for mood support before coming here, but I haven’t had to take any since I started care and it’s just something I don’t even think about any more!
I’m a dental assistant so I do a lot of leaning over at work, getting weekly adjustments have really helped me overall be in less pain, I’m sleeping much better and have more energy, and I’m all around just happier!”

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- Jacob

“Before starting care at CLC, I had been dealing with low back pain for TEN YEARS and my energy levels were very low all the time. I was relying on ibuprofen and coffee just to get through the day, which I know now was only just suppressing the symptoms of a bigger health issue.

Dealing with super low energy and fatigue, along with the back pain, was frustrating, especially since I am still so young! It was discouraging and easily made me impatient with our daughter.

I had been going to a chiropractor for a long time prior to coming here. Their approach was a lot different however; I would just go here and there, maybe once every month or so. When my wife and daughter started coming to CLC, I quickly realized your approach was much different; I began to think maybe only going once/month wasn’t enough to get to the underlying root of the issues I was continuing to have after years of care. My symptoms just were not getting any better.

After my family had been coming here for several months and we started noticing huge improvements both in my wife and daughter’s overall health and wellness, I decided I needed to start here as well.

At my first appointment, you showed me the neurological scans and I was fascinated. They were able to pinpoint the underlying stress in my body that I couldn’t necessarily see or feel going on from the outside. I am somebody who likes to analyze things and look at the underlying causes to figure out how we can address the root of the issue and move forward, and that’s exactly what you provide at CLC.

I had been going to a chiro for years, but my neurological scans still came back extremely stressed. It made me realize that if we don’t approach the system at the right frequency and in the right manner, so much stress is left unaddressed.

Once I started at CLC, after about 2 weeks of getting adjusted at 3x/week my back was no longer hurting anymore and overall I felt much more calm. Seeing already, at such an early stage in the healing process, my body was recovering and allowing that stress to go away, and therefore causing less pain in my lower back was amazing.

Prior to starting here, I was experiencing low back pain daily since 2012. I was worried about how I was going to be able to care for my daughter if it continued to get worse. It was constantly there, and it made me so impatient. After about 5 months of care at CLC, it’s rare that I experience it. Sometimes, if I have a little extra stress going on in my life, the old stress patterns will try to sneak back in, but after I get adjusted my body recuperates so much more quickly than it ever did in the past.

It’s made a big difference in my overall day to day. I feel more present. Before, it felt like I was in a fight or flight state all the time; my nervous system was STUCK in stress mode and I was always worried about something. Now, I am able to handle stress better in the moment, take a breath and think through things more rationally rather than being full of fear and anxiety. With my lower back not hurting as it used to, I’m able to be in the moment and not constantly be pulled out because something internally is distracting me from what I need to be thinking about. My energy levels have improved drastically as well, and I find coffee is not something that I NEED to make it to the end of the day. Chiropractic care is something my whole family utilizes to keep us healthy and feeling our best!”

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- Tammy

“I hobbled into CLC with crutches and a knee brace. My orthopedic surgeon said I need major surgery, but my radiographs and radiologist didn’t support it so I decided to look elsewhere. I was swollen, in pain, had to close my business and was frustrated with doctors arguing over my care and not listening to me! I felt like crap, absolutely no energy, tired all the time, blood-work showing high inflammation… but nothing being done! I felt like I wasn’t being heard! It was the same thing every time. It was like I was talking to a wall, expecting it to move!

Mady was my first contact at CLC! She listened to me cry, and I actually felt heard! That was the huge difference with CLC, they listened! My daughter suggested CLC & I couldn’t be happier! What Dr. Nikki has done, there just isn’t enough words to describe her and her care!

The first moment I realized my care was actually working was the first time I unhooked my bra without spinning it around to the front (something guys will never understand). It was simply heaven to me! As an older, heavyset woman, who has had frozen shoulder a couple times…this was huge! You never realize the little things like that until you can do them again!

I’m calmer, happier and much healthier! I’ve even lost a bit of weight without even really trying! No knee surgery, and swelling is almost completely gone now! I reopened my business and even my family has noticed a change in me! I’m a work in progress! I’m nearing the end of my first phase of care with CLC, and will be entering wellness care to continue my steps towards health! We have decided that wellness care will be a lifelong thing, and as long as CLC will have me, I will be there!

Chiropractic care isn’t just a “I tweaked my back” thing, it’s lifelong health care! It’s adjustments to your nervous system which controls EVERYTHING! It’s the extension cord that lights your life, that powers your “cell phone”! Unplug it, and guess what?! No power, no lights, no phone! It’s ESSENTIAL! I can’t recommend CLC enough! The staff and docs are truly the best of the best! Call them today!! You will not be sorry!! :)”

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- Abigail

“I’ve had lots of asthma issues ever since I was 12 years old. Throughout my 20s I got in a pattern of getting infections every 3 months when my allergies would kick up. I had some autoimmune problems that were undefined and flared in my mid 20s. So I was just in a bad cycle of constant need for antibiotics and prednisone. I had really low energy, and couldn’t really ever get fully healthy.

I felt like I wasn’t really listened to when I would tell my doctor, “this keeps happening.” They would say, “okay, I’m sorry, but this medicine will help you.” It was just putting a bandaid over it with medicine. I always felt like there had to be something more that we could do because obviously it was a consistent problem. I didn’t feel like I could ever get someone to really look into what was going on; it was just well the pulmonologist knows the lungs, when I had skin problems, the dermatologist knows the skin – it wasn’t a full look at health, it was just pieces.

When I was pregnant, my asthma would flare and I would have to go to the ER for breathing treatments. That kind of happened periodically. Even though I was on tons of asthma medications, I was still dealing with it! That’s when I started realizing it was maybe more hormone related. Clearly just treating the asthma isn’t doing anything.

I think the biggest difference about coming here versus the medical places I’ve been to was that you guys actually took the time to listen to everything that I had going wrong with me. It was, “from this scan and from the symptoms you’re having, this is what correlates.” It was a bigger picture I was looking for to give me hope that treating these systems could actually solve some of my problems. It was different that the time was taken and the technology that could take a look at my full system, my body as a whole, and that there was a true correlation to my symptoms and stressed areas in my body.

I instantly got way more energy after starting here! I was dancing around with my daughter. I was able to do more housework without getting really tired, I wasn’t totally burned at the end of the day. I was having some asthma symptoms but my body was able to fight it better. This spring has been hard, but overall I have bounced back better. Those things are what I’ve noticed right off the bat.

Being here has given me a lot of hope that overtime I can really be healthy. I had tried to workout more, to take supplements, I was trying to do everything right but then my body would just crash and I’d end up having to start over again. That was really getting exhausting. Now I’m able to make these steps to be healthy and to actually have more energy to do it. My body is getting taken care of regularly. I have hope that we’re already breaking patterns and we’re going to continue to. Before I would just think, “I’m going to deal with this for the rest of my life, I guess this is just my normal.” But now, I think, “this could actually get better!”

If anybody has any issues and they haven’t found answers, to try chiropractic because it is a great first step to help get your body right so you can move forward. I’m bringing my daughter now even though nothing is “wrong”. I don’t want her to end up like I did where her body is just out of whack and she ends up with chronic health issues.”

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- Tori

“I initially came to Congruent because I was having migraines beyond belief; they paralyzed me to the point I couldn’t get up and do daily functions. They were so bad ibuprofen wouldn’t touch them. I also had very shakey hands and my weight fluctuated a lot. I was experiencing extreme fatigue and had a lot of brain fog. My menstrual cramps were unbearable and I had a very sluggish digestive system.

I didn’t want to feel like this forever. I just wanted a day to wake up and not wonder if I’m gonna feel like crude; not wonder if I’m going to get a migraine; not be hesitant to show someone a picture on my phone because my hands are shaking so bad. I had been struggling with all of this stuff for about a year and I just wanted to feel GOOD again.

I don’t love going to the doctor, for my whole life it’s never been my first resort. I hated the idea of going on any type of migraine medication. I was at a loss of what to do. I knew I had to try CLC first. I finally pulled the trigger and started care here; it’s helped me with every single symptom that I came in with.

CLC got to the root cause. You found out what the real problem was, where as other places would have just masked the issues with medications and prescriptions. When I saw all the stress on my neurological scans at my first appointment, I was actually relieved that everything I was experiencing wasn’t just in my head, I could see it right there on paper.

You can tell you guys genuinely care about your patients; I feel so comfortable here. I have never felt comfortable at a doctor’s office until I came here. You want to know that you are being taken care of, that YOU matter, and that’s what I feel here.

I started feeling better immediately. The first time I got adjusted, I came in with a headache and left without a headache; I haven’t had a migraine since! Before, I couldn’t even get my pain during my cycle to a manageable amount WITH ibuprofen, now my cramps are very minimal or not there at all! My digestion has also improved significantly!

After the first month of care, my hands stopped shaking! I was feeling so much more energized. My brain fog was gone! I wasn’t able to focus on anything or be present before…now, it’s just so different! My anxiety and depression have improved so much; because so many of my other symptoms that were draining me have improved significantly, I am now better able to focus my energy on healthy ways to manage my anxiety and depression. It’s very apparent to people I am around on a daily basis that my health has improved by a landslide. I was shocked how quickly I started feeling better in literally every aspect of my health.

My life is just way better now. I am HEALING. You guys have helped me more than you know. I can’t even believe I let myself go so long feeling the way I was. I am so incredibly thankful I found CLC.

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- Kaylee K

“Before starting care, I had a bunch of problems with energy, stress, tension in upper neck and shoulders, back pain and migraines. I used to see a chiropractor up until my senior year of high school and once I came to college 4 years ago, it was too much of a hassle to drive home all the time. Freshman year I made it work but sophomore and junior year I really struggled with pain. I tried a bunch of different treatments. The last 3.5 years have been a real struggle before I came here.

My pain affected me mentally. I had to adjust my entire life. I could not stand for long periods of time. As a college student, I wanted to go to all the football games and I knew that I could not stand there. I made it through the first quarter and I was in so much pain that I was in tears every single game. It hurt to walk home because I was in pain after that. I couldn’t sit for long periods of time, so when we had our hour and a half to three hour class, I would be that student to get up in the middle to go for walks because my back hurt so bad. It really affected a bunch of different things, I knew I couldn’t sit for long periods of time but I also couldn’t stand for long periods of time. It really affected a lot of things; I am 20 and couldn’t even sit in a chair like a normal person.

I went to 8 different doctors trying to find out what was wrong, I had been tested for rheumatoid arthritis; all sorts of different tests done, everything came back negative. Basically they told me I had arthritis and that it was just something I had to deal with or I could be on chronic pain management for the rest of my life. I didn’t want to do that. I tried steroid injections, cortisone shots, physical therapy, it was just absolutely unbearable. I completely limited all my activities so that I wouldn’t hurt. But now here I am.

I didn’t think I would be able to run again because of all my pain. But a month ago I ran 2.5 miles and it wasn’t unbearable pain afterwards! I did it and I was so proud of myself. Some days I was so frustrated I couldn’t run, now I have that if I want to do it!

I honestly was kind of skeptical at the beginning of chiropractic care, I thought, “These people say they are going to fix everything, they’re just like everyone else.” But then around week 3 my body finally started feeling better and I have not had a migraine all week, I feel so relaxed. I finally have hope again after years of chronic pain! I’ve even noticed my energy levels have improved; I’m not always exhausted the way I used to be! Despite my skepticism, this actually was helping me so much!!!

What was different here is that you guys listened to me. To all the other doctors, I was just another patient. I’d walk in, tell them my pain and they’d be like, “You can take pain medicine.” I came here and you’re like, “That’s unacceptable, that’s not going to happen, we’re going to work through this.” You guys didn’t only care about just my pain, but you also helped me with my diet, my mental health and making me feel better about myself, and just completely changing everything; I can be a normal college student now that I’m not in constant pain and I have CLC to thank for that!”

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- Zach

“Before starting care here I had lower back pain, issues with my knees, tightness in my shoulders, being more sore after workouts and work, and feeling more tired than what I’d like.

I had tried other chiropractors before coming here, they’d do the same adjustments each time, I only felt good for a couple days after then the soreness was right back. Stretching helped some but I was too tight to do it comfortably.

What was different here was all the scans you did and explaining the body more – like the fight or flight and what stress does to the body. Before, it was explained to me that I was just tight and it needs adjusted. It didn’t all come together before, the scans really bring it all together. I started to see this working at my second scan when I started to see everything shifting and adjusting better, my sleep was better, workouts were better, work was better. I’m more comfortable with the way I move around, I’m not worried about getting tight like I used to. I have more energy now!

Life isn’t filled with lower back pain anymore, it’s extremely better now. There’s times I go so long without even thinking about it. I can actually run now comfortably and enjoy it. I’m much more conscious about the things I’m eating now from the things you guys talk about and show. It all comes together and it’s related.

With my new son, Ridge, here, when I hold him my body feels it but I think it would have been much worse if I wasn’t doing what I’m doing now with care here. I think it would be 10x worse. We’re extremely grateful we met you guys. Everything has come full circle when you figure out what’s going on and you get help.”

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