“Mason was born with severe Acid Reflux and has been on an adult dose of Prilosec since he was 10 months old. This made it very difficult for him to gain weight appropriately his first 2 years of life. Shortly after Mason turned 2 he was diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease and has since then struggled with severe constipation, in which he had to take Miralax daily. Mason was also diagnosed with arthritis so he has been dealing with joint pain and stiffness, and had to take medication to help deal with this as well. If that wasn’t enough, Mason also has struggled with Abdominal Migraines and has had to take medications the last 4 years to prevent them. He also struggles with speech, which causes extreme anxiety when he has to read aloud.
Over the summer we have seen some amazing changes in Mason…
– Completely off Reflux & Constipation meds
– No issues with constipation anymore
– Hasn’t had to take meds for arthritis all summer
– No pain & stiffness!!
– No abdominal migraines
– Improvements with speech
We truly feel so blessed to have met everyone at Congruent. The staff is so extremely caring, helpful and sincere. They are all so welcoming and made us all feel right at home. Dr. Mike is so good with Mason. He is always asking him about his dirt bike riding and what track we were at over the weekend. He takes time to explain to Mason what he is doing, therefore Mason has never felt nervous. I will never forget when we were leaving after Mason’s first adjustment, he said “Mom, my head feels so light, my neck has never felt this good before!” My husband and I knew in that moment we had to continue coming and so thankful we did!”
The reason we brought Quinn to CLC was for chronic constipation that was leading to impaction and pain. She was only having bowel movements 1-2x/wk and we were stuck in a terrible cycle of quick fixes. On our own that wasn’t really working very well. She was also having a lot of trouble with sleep, specifically sleeping through the night. She would wake up often and early.
When Quinn first started dealing with constipation over a year ago, we brought it up to her primary care physician and were given the suggestion of a laxative. As parents, we knew this was just a “quick fix” and not really addressing the root of the problem. We didn’t feel comfortable with this option and never went through with it because we felt like we wouldn’t be satisfied with that, especially because we wanted to find a more long term solution. We had tried some essential oils that worked a little bit with the discomfort, but we didn’t notice much change in the constipation until beginning care at CLC.
The constipation was continuing to get worse and we knew we had to find a different solution. We had friends that came to CLC and you came highly recommended. On Quinn’s first visit, we went over her neurological scans. We were seeing so much stress in the areas that calm and regulate her nervous system, which were preventing her from getting into digestion and sleep mode. It was very validating as a parent to see our concerns were real and there was a reason for some of the problems Quinn was having. Having those discussions on how these issues have continued to evolve from challenges she was having earlier on as an infant really helped us connect the dots. Those same areas of neurological stress that were shifting her away from digestion and sleep mode, also influence growth and development of the brain. She had been a late crawler and talker, and we started to realize some of these things may be connected in a way that we never knew due to un-addressed stress on the nervous system from the birthing process.
It was reassuring to know there were steps we could take to address the underlying stress on the nervous system that was likely contributing to not only constipation and sleep challenges, but also delayed growth and developmental milestones.
Since we’ve gone on this journey at CLC, we’ve noticed so many changes in Quinn. After the first couple weeks of care we started to notice major improvements in the frequency and ease of bowel movements and really haven’t had any issues with constipation since! Because she was only have 1-2 bowel movements/wk, they would sometimes get impacted and be very painful. Quinn now has a bowel movement almost every day and no longer causes her the impaction and pain they used to. After several months of care, her sleep has really started to come along as well. Not only have we noticed improvements in her digestion and sleep, her mood and overall level of comfort have also improved. She is in a better pattern in life, I feel like her body isn’t always just trying to “catch up” now.
Her newest set of neurological scans looked SO GOOD. We were seeing so much less stress on her nervous system, which is so encouraging as a parent to see what we are doing with the adjustments not only is helping with the symptoms we brought her in for, but how her brain and nervous system are FUNCTIONING.
- Tristan’s mom
“We originally started care at CLC for my son Tristan. Tristan suffered a traumatic brain injury at 10 weeks of age. He has cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment (legally blind), seizure disorder, spastic quadriplegia, hip dysplasia, and was experiencing chronic constipation. He was so incredibly tight and only having bowel movements every 3 days. We also decided to start my son Armando who is on the autism spectrum and has a moderate intellectual disability. With the autism diagnosis came increasing behaviors and aggression because of his frustration from his sensory issues. I decided to jump on board too and start care as I’ve had back issues for a long time and was getting ready to begin PT again.
Since starting care we have reached many milestones! Tristian is now having MULTIPLE bowel movements a DAY which is amazing!! He is also vocalizing more and just appears happier! At his last neurology appointment, Tristan was able to detect LIGHT for the FIRST TIME EVER!! Since a month before school let out this year, Armando has not had to use his meds for his aggression!! We have also recently cut one of his other meds in half for the summer. Armando is very excited to come get adjusted regularly and he loves Dr. Mike! You can find him relaxing in room 3 the minute we are told we can go in! SO relaxed that he fell asleep one day! For me, my back pain is less and I’m just feeling pretty good overall! It feels wonderful to be getting adjusted on a regular basis!
The entire team at Congruent Life Chiropractic are amazing. We truly feel like family. Dr. Mike is amazing with the boys and he takes time to talk to them and have conversations with them. The whole team is amazing with the boys and answers Armando’s never ending line of questions! Dr. Mike does give me a little grief about my Lularoe addiction, but I suppose I deserve that. We are blessed to be a part of the Congruent Life family and thank God for connecting me with Jen who told me about this amazing place!”
- Owen’s mom
“Chiropractic made a world of difference for Owen!!!
He struggled greatly with digestive issues! Sometimes it would be 7-14 days between bowel movements, very painful for him to go & always with never ending tears!! We even took him to our family doctor and insisted on blood tests to help us figure out how to help him. Those tests all came back fine and showed he has no intolerances. He had struggled with it for a few months and I could kick myself for not getting him in to see the chiro sooner.
It was amazing to see the technology that Congruent Life Chiropractic uses and to be able to see the problem areas on the scan align with his symptoms/struggles. The first thing we noticed was he was able to go to the bathroom within 24 hours of getting an adjustment and he was able to go 2-3/week; SO much better than once every two weeks. He finished his treatment plan and it was a sigh of relief that he no longer cried when he went to the bathroom and his body was able to regulate!!
Owen has continued to get adjusted since mid 2019 and we have been blessed that he no longer has any digestive issues and has been healthy. I think he has maybe started to get sick one time since starting care and even then it didn’t even turn into a full blown cold!! So thankful to have a chiro office that specializes in pediatrics and families!”
“I started Amelia at CLC because of her terrible stomach and gas pains. She would become so backed up and constipated. She would go a week, sometimes longer, without pooping! When she would finally poop, it was very difficult and painful for her. She would lack sleep and refuse to do tummy time. She became a very sad, hurting baby. This started from birth but gradually became worse. I tried EVERYTHING! Gas drops, gripe water, home exercises, massages, etc. Any and every idea I was told.
Since being under care at CLC we have celebrated MULTIPLE poopy diapers a DAY! As well as pooping without tears or struggle. Amelia is also sleeping better, eating better and so much happier! It’s like a whole new child. She is also finally willing to try tummy time.
I trusted the doctors and Congruent Life from day one. Almost as if I had met them long ago. They are easy to talk to and very positive people. It is hard to find a business (especially health related) that is so positive minded like my husband and I try to be. It’s easy to see they love what they do and have the patient’s best interest in mind. I also LOVE the affirmation board!”
Like many of the kiddos we see, this little guy has been through so much! When Arturo was just 9 months old they started going to doctor appointments all the time. They were hardly ever home, and the doctor’s office and ER was their “second home”. They went to neurology, genetics and visited the ER 4-5x a month and every test came back negative. He was constipated since birth, taking Miralax daily. Arturo would go 2-3 weeks constipated, and he would cry when it came time to go to the bathroom because it was so painful. He experienced frequent ear infections, RSV and dehydration. Arturo was never sick-free for more than two weeks. Their family was afraid to go out, because even a simple walk when it was breezy would turn into a fever spike and a cold! After all of those hospital stays and doctors visits, they still didn’t know what was wrong or how they could help him! They felt like they had exhausted all of their resources, and didn’t know what else there was.
One day Arturo’s mom received a Facebook message from a friend saying “I’ve been bringing my daughter to a great chiropractor, and I really think it could help him!” Since her friend had nothing to gain from sharing their experience, her interest was sparked! She checked out our Facebook page and website, and saw that we specialize in helping kiddos with special needs. Everyone seemed to be afraid to try and help special needs kiddos, so it really drew her in that we were experienced in helping these kiddos!
On their initial visits when Dr. Mike went over the scans and said that he had found something and could help, she took a sigh of relief. They FINALLY found something! Never in the last 3 years did they have any test come back with results that they could actually do something with to help Arturo! Mom says that “this was our missing puzzle piece!”
They have seen so many amazing changes in the last couple months being under care. Arturo hasn’t been to the doctor AT ALL since starting care. Before, they couldn’t go anywhere without him getting sick. Now they can take walks, he can play with his sisters, he can go to school and he doesn’t get sick every time like he did before. He can be a KID! He’s gone from waking up every night between 12-3 am, to sleeping through the night! After his first 3 weeks of care, Arturo started pooping daily with no Miralax! His constipation is now few and far between! He has more energy, and mom says he just acts more alive!!
This family drives 30 minutes each way to get to our office! Mom says “it’s SO worth it!!” When asked what she likes about our office she said, “You guys are AMAZING! The doctors are so loving, and it feels like home. It doesn’t feel like a doctor’s office, you all want to get to know us and care about our days! You don’t find other doctors like that! What you do for families, the encouragement and inspiration both in person and on Facebook makes our days better! We wanted something different, and that’s what we got!”
Coming to Congruent has been amazing to say the least. I started going to chiropractors a long time ago because of my scoliosis, but I had never experienced the level of care and healing you provide your patients with here. I moved to the area for college and knew I needed to find a new chiropractor, I’m so thankful I found CLC.
Before care at Congruent, it was very hard to sit still and focus in class. On top of that, all of the college books I was having to carry around was taking a toll on my body physically. I was extremely tense everywhere. The new surroundings and demands of college added a lot of emotional stress to my plate that I wasn’t handling well. My stress levels were all over the place and I was struggling with severe anxiety that was consuming my life. My sleep was horrible which led to a lot of fatigue and low energy. Additionally, I had experienced DAILY nausea, for the last 2 years; the thought of breakfast made we want to throw up.
SO MUCH has changed since beginning at CLC. My morning sickness has improved significantly; I was actually able to start eating breakfast without the nausea for the first time in YEARS! Before, my nervous system was too stressed to be able to digest food appropriately, but now I can fuel my body in the mornings to give me more energy throughout the day. The tightness between my shoulders has gone down by a lot and my body overall feels much more relaxed. One of the biggest changes I have noticed has been in my sleep and energy. Before, I would have nights where I’d be up all night long, which led to days where I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. Now, I’m able to fall asleep at night and stay asleep rather than waking throughout the night, which has allowed me to wake up in the mornings with energy instead of feeling fatigued all day. I’m SO MUCH more energized!! That’s been extremely helpful to keep up with the demands between school and work as a college student.
Another HUGE change has been in my ability to handle stress. 6 months ago, one stressful situation would have just tipped me over the edge and I would freak out, my anxiety would go crazy and would often end in a panic attack. It was like having one drop of water in cup that would just cause all my stress to start overflowing, I couldn’t handle it well at all. The stress felt like it was crumbling me up and I couldn’t function. Now, I’m able to actually breath through my stress! Chiropractic has allowed me to utilize coping mechanisms so much better, rather than having the stress completely consume my mind and body. I can look at a problem more rationally and be able to solve it, now that my brain and nervous system aren’t always locked in fight or flight mode. Not only does my body feel so much better, but more importantly my MIND does.
When I was in high school, I actually worked at a chiro’s office and had a basic understanding of chiropractic; but when I came to CLC my eyes were completely opened to the neurological and functional aspect of how adjustments help the nervous system function better; your approach is much more wellness based which I LOVE, rather than always just focusing on pain. The doctors tell me exactly what is going on internally and how my nervous system is responding to adjustments FUNCTIONALLY, which is something I have never had with my prior chiropractic experiences. I really enjoy that aspect, it’s really encouraging to gain an understanding of what is going on with my body internally, you really involve me in the healing process which is so important, it gives me more motivation to want to lead a healthier life style in general.
This was my first chiropractic experience where I had the neurological scans done; they were so validating! I had never actually been able to SEE where the stress was at in my body and just how bad it was; you were able to explain to me what my symptoms were trying to communicate, WHY certain systems of my body weren’t functioning optimally, and how that was connected to my nervous system. It has really allowed me understand how chiropractic is helping my body heal, as well as those steps I can do along with you guys to heal myself fully; it’s been such an empowering experience. My chiropractic experience before all seemed to just revolve around pain, but you guys have gone way above and beyond that. You look at the WHOLE nervous system to restore function. I’ve been able to see so much progress on my scans along this healing journey. Knowing that not only am I feeling so much better, but also functioning so much better INTERNALLY has been so motivating for me to want to lead a healthier life style.
I am actually planning to go to chiropractic school in a few years! You guys have inspired me so much to want to incorporate so much of what you do here for your patients into my practice in the future to help people live a life where they feel and function their best! It’s so cool coming here and watching you care for so many kids and pregnant women, and really teaching people about how to be proactive in their health and healing journeys.
“Our family started coming here 5 years ago; both of my children were having terrible digestive issues, they would scream on the toilet every time they tried going to the restroom because they were so constipated. My son Wyatt was very uncoordinated, he was literally running into walls all the time before starting here.
Dr. Mike had explained it to me better than any doctor ever had before. Wyatt’s brain was stuck in concert mode… it was very “noisy” which made it extremely difficult for his neurology to focus on the rest of his body’s needs like balance/coordination, digestion, & immune function.
After starting care, we noticed Wyatt started focusing and sleeping better almost right away. His digestion improved significantly; he was finally able to go to the bathroom without screaming! He also stopped running into walls..I always just thought he was clumsy, it turns out his brain was just really stressed and overwhelmed. It was like a totally new kid emerged. His immune system also improved significantly!
We saw my daughter’s constipation also resolve and were able to address a unique crawl she had developed. We learned how important cross-crawling was for proper brain development and are so thankful we were able to address this issue right away! Amelia was also behind on other developmental milestones until she came here. With consistent adjustments, she began to hit all of the milestones she was lagging behind on very rapidly!
As for me, I had gone through 2 pregnancies without chiropractic care at the time we started; I was having a lot of back issues and was feeling a lot of stress as a mom! My 3rd pregnancy was the first one I was under weekly chiro care, and man was it DIFFERENT! It’s something that I just kick myself for now.
Had I known earlier about your chiropractic approach and that you could get adjusted during pregnancy, that babies can and SHOULD get adjusted right away, it would have drastically changed how well I recovered during my postpartum period, as well as the ease and comfort of my babies. I had a hard time managing my postpartum anxiety after my first 2 pregnancies… I truly believe I was able to navigate all of my emotions so much better after my 3rd because of the chiropractic care I had received both prenatally and postpartum. Through my education here, I’ve been able to understand those changes that happen from a hormonal and emotional standpoint, I’ve been able to get more in-tune with my body and truly listen to its needs. I delivered Josie with so much more ease and comfort than with my first 2 and recovered much more quickly!
We brought Josie in to get checked right after birth because of all the stress babies go through to get earth-side! She was a drastically different baby than my other 2 (who had not received chiro care right away) in terms of her overall comfort, ease, wellness, & development. Josie is hitting her developmental milestones so much more quickly than her siblings; there was a huge difference in the way her brain and body was able to develop. She also hasn’t had any sickness in her first 2 years of life. Both Wyatt and Amelia had ear infections, terrible gas which they needed gas drops for, they were constipated… Josie hasn’t experienced any of that and we contribute it all to chiro care!
My husband’s ability to handle stress and overall health has improved significantly as well. It didn’t take him long to get hooked like the rest of us!!
You guys have helped us understand how to take care of our bodies better outside of the office as well. When we get sick, we come in for extra adjustments and our bodies are able to kick whatever we are fighting so much quicker than we had been able to in the past. Before finding CLC, we’d just deal with whatever we were struggling with or just try to medicate it.. rather than really listening to our bodies and finding the solution it needed to actually heal. We continue to come every week to get our adjustments, it’s become apart of our lifestyle because we know that under chiro care, we just feel our best! As a whole, our family is much more energized and we are much more in tune with our bodies, ultimately we are more empowered about health and are so thankful we found CLC!”
I began care when I was pregnant with my goal of having a natural, unmedicated birth. I wanted to give myself the best chance and I learned that chiropractic care might be able to help with this!
My husband was so supportive of me continuing chiropractic care postpartum because of how amazing our birth experience was. My birth was 3 hrs and was completely unmedicated! Even my husband was adamant that my consistent chiropractic care played a huge factor in how wonderful our birth went! I felt so confident and empowered during labor with all the knowledge, empowerment, and support I received during pregnancy at CLC. You took care of my body physically to optimize birth preparation, but also your culture here is just so supportive for mothers. I felt more supported here than anywhere else during pregnancy.
When I shared with my midwives that I wanted to have an unmedicated birth, it was a scenario where I had to continually remind them about my wishes and them continuing to remind me it was okay if I wanted an epidural. Here it was so different, the doctors knew that this was my goal and did everything they could to support me in that decision and help me achieve that goal.. I didn’t feel like I had that experience with any of my other practitioners.
There was so much doubt introduced from not only other practitioners, but also my family and friends.
Everyone was very skeptical of me being able to have a natural labor, reminding me of my very low pain tolerance. It would make me question “can I actually do this??” But I knew whenever I walked through the doors at CLC, I would be fully heard and supported.
Here, I learned those pain signals during birth have a purpose to continue to give information to the brain in order to progress labor. I learned how it allows you to have control over your pelvic floor muscles rather than just blocking all the sensors. It was a whole different perspective on the incredible design of natural labor and I felt so empowered in my bodies ability to be able to do this!
I continue to feel that support during this postpartum journey. As a new mom, I have learned there’s a lot of areas of new stress in my body that come along with nursing and caring for my baby. With the increase in stress in my lower neck from nursing, I started to get tingling into my hands. When I came in to get adjusted you knew exactly what was happening in my body and we were able to resolve the issue right away.
We got our daughter adjusted within the first week of her life. Before coming to CLC, I had no idea babies’ spines and nervous systems endure a lot of stress during the birthing process. If Joanna is going through a big developmental leap, I now know that keeping her nervous system as calm as possible and adjusting her in areas of stress can help optimize that development. Or when she is sick, I know that getting adjusted can help her immune system function more optimally and speed up her recovery process.
One time I brought her in and she had been spitting up so much, I was starting to get concerned. You did some adjustments in the areas that help with her digestive system and it helped so much! The fact that we can bring her in for an adjustment when she is constipated and she is able to go poop before we even leave is mind blowing!
I had been to other chiros in the past, but CLC was so different! I had never experienced a technologically integrated chiropractic approach. Because of the scans, I am able to see and understand the stress in my body so much more. One of the coolest things I have learned is the way our spine and nervous system is connected to everything else. By getting adjusted, I know that all the organ systems in my body are able to function better. It has allowed us to be a lot more proactive in our health rather than reactive.
There have been multiple times that we’ve come to get adjusted and I haven’t even told the doctors about what’s going on with Joanna or myself, but they already know based on where the stress is at in our nervous systems! There was one time you identified the EXACT thing that was happening in our life before I had the chance to even tell you and I was completely shocked!
It blows my mind, through identifying stress in our spine, you’re able to tell what’s going on in our lives. The fact that that is possible communicates your spine and nervous system is clearly connected to how everything is functioning in your body and your quality of life; therefore you should proactively maintain that!
I’ve learned it’s not about “oh I’ve just got in a car accident I should get adjusted”, but rather “I just rode in the car for 6 hours and that was stressful to my spine; I should get adjusted and address that stress right away” …. or “I’m postpartum and breastfeeding, which also puts a lot of stress on my system and it’s important I maintain my nervous system health so I can continue to heal optimally and function my best as I’m caring for my new infant.” People don’t really think about all the small things that stress your nervous system on a daily basis that can add up to larger areas of stress and problems if left unaddressed.
I think the best thing about congruent life is the supportive culture. I don’t know any of your other patients, but yet it still feels like a family whenever I walk in the door! The doctors are empathetic and encouraging; CLC is great in every way.