The first 3 weeks of Bo’s life were really hard. He was super colicky and inconsolable; he was crying ALL THE TIME. His neck was stuck to the left and he was starting to get a flat spot on the back side of his head because of it. He also wasn’t nursing great because he was so uncomfortable when he would lay on his right side. He had acid reflux that was causing him to spit up quite a bit. He was very stiff, rigid and would always arch his back; no one besides me could even hold him. You could tell just by looking at him how uncomfortable he felt.
I took him to the pediatrician and they told me he would eventually “grow out of it,” they said colic and acid reflux was “normal.” As a first time mom, I felt very helpless and defeated, my baby was crying all the time and I felt like there was nothing I could do to bring him comfort. “He has colic and he will grow out of it” was not a good enough explanation for me. I had a gut feeling something wasn’t right and I knew we had to try something else.
He was 3 weeks old when we brought him to CLC. Bringing him here gave us ANSWERS as to what was going on in his body as a whole. Our first appointment gave me so much HOPE my baby boy was going to find relief. CLC gave us a more holistic approach and a plan to actually help him feel better. Once we started getting him adjusted, we saw improvements almost immediately. Within 1 week of care, Bo was much more manageable and by about week 3 he was a completely different baby! He’s now turning his head to both sides and the flat spot that was developing on the back side of his head has completely rounded back out; his head is so symmetrical now! The acid reflux is resolved and he has stopped spitting up. He is sleeping and nursing so much better. He also started SMILING. You can tell he overall is feeling so much better and is a lot more comfortable. My husband and other family members are able to hold him now because he has stopped arching his back and is able to move more freely!
Before coming to CLC, I had no idea how much stress babies go through during the birthing process. It has been such a positive learning experience for me. Parents aren’t told any of this before hand in the traditional medical field. His birth was very traumatic, they had to use forceps to get him out, but I still had no idea how much his little spine and nervous system were affected by that until we came here and had the neurological scans done on Bo. It was eye opening. There was SO MUCH stress on his little nervous system, but it gave me hope because we finally found answers and knew there was something we could do to help him now. Over the course of care we have seen SO MUCH improvement not only from a symptom standpoint, but also tremendous progress on the neurological scans that map out FUNCTION. We have learned so much about how to optimize Bo’s growth and development from the doctors at CLC. I know keeping his nervous system in check will help him work through milestones and leaps with ease. We don’t even see sleep regressions when he goes through a leap! Bo is THRIVING now and we couldn’t be happier!
“Originally, I brought Miles to CLC because of painful breastfeeding. My lactation consultant recommended CLC to help. Along with breastfeeding problems Miles’ neck was getting stuck to the right side and that was causing a flat spot on his head.
I could tell chiropractic was working when feedings started to get less uncomfortable. Miles also started sleeping really well and turning his head a lot more. If he ever had constipation issues, an adjustment would immediately relieve him! I noticed an all-around change in him. I can tell when he needs an adjustment and after, I always leave with a calmer baby. We definitely had to make sure we were following the doctors’ recommendations for care, but the team made that so easy! CLC was not an immediate fix but we are so glad we were recommended it.
With everything going on in the world right now, I want to set Miles up for the healthiest life possible! In general, I want Miles to have the best functioning body! By starting him with chiropractic at a young age, he will have an advantage as he grows and develops!”
“Colic and acid reflux were huge issues after Kendall was born. Due to both these issues, Kendall had issues with gaining weight. I felt like I was failing as a mom, since I wasn’t able to help her. Feeling helpless and extremely stressed, it started to take a toll on the whole family.
What Congruent Life had to offer was different because they listened to not only the issues Kendall was experiencing, but also how mom and dad were feeling about the whole situation.
I immediately realized that CLC was the answer we were looking for! Kendall slept for 4 hours right after being adjusted… and when she woke up after that she was coping instead of her typical screaming!
Kendall is now thriving! She does not experience colic anymore, and her spit ups are few and far between! The biggest moment for us was when she was weighed & was finally on the charts at her 6 month appointment! She’s growing both in size and developmentally!!”
- Zoey’s mom
“Zoey was a newborn, delivered via emergency c-section. She had the cord wrapped around her neck, twice. I noticed a few days after birth that her neck was crooked. Her head would get stuck/titled, and I was so worried about her comfort and the fact that she may be in pain and not able to tell me. I wanted a healthy baby, and thought that Chiropractic would get us there and help her neck as well.
Dr. Mike adjusted newborns differently than I had ever seen. He is so gentle and only adjusted her when/where she needed it. I really started to realize Chiropractic was making a difference when Zoey was 6 months old. She was over 100% for weight, height and head size. She was sleeping 10-12 hours a night, plus four hour naps. One day at daycare almost all the kids were gone sick, and Zoey was healthy. I knew then it was because of Chiropractic care at Congruent Life every single week since birth.
I swear by Chiropractic. Zoey has been so healthy. Few illnesses, and when she is sick her body does a good job fighting it. She is growing and learning quickly, has never had an ear infection, and is advanced in her language. She’s also a great sleeper, which may be the best benefit of care because then I can sleep too!!”
- Brooks’ mom
“We felt like Brooks was always sick prior to coming to CLC. He had been to the doctor 26 times in his 8-month life, not including a 5-day hospitalization for RSV at 4 months and his routine well-child checks. After Brooks’ hospitalization, we felt like he was always fighting illness. It wasn’t until 2 ear infections in 22 days at 8 months that we finally decided we needed to advocate for Brooks and seek out other options.
As his parents and advocates, we were emotionally exhausted from constant visits to doctors’ offices and seeing our baby boy in constant pain/illness. As his mom, I walked out of many doctors’ appointments in tears feeling helpless and knowing that he didn’t feel well.
It wouldn’t be authentic if we didn’t talk about the skepticism we had prior to bringing Brooks to CLC. Neither my husband nor I sought chiropractic care, and the thought of someone messing with my baby’s spine and nervous system was frightening. However, we had a “last-resort” type of attitude. There were a few family and friends who had mentioned chiropractic care to us, and so we asked around and CLC was recommended.
I will never forget our first appointment at CLC. It was an appointment that had been scheduled for the evening after work. However, not abnormal for that time, Brooks had a fever and slept horrible the night before – tugging at his ears. I took the day off work and brought him to the pediatrician that morning. We were told he had some redness and fluid, but no infection, and to watch for progression. This was another time I left the office in tears. I called my husband and he suggested I see if I could get Brooks into CLC sooner. The staff at CLC worked to get Brooks in so we could get “initial testing” done right away. As a mom who had just left the doctor’s office in tears, after holding her baby down on the table so they could drain his ears to get a “better look”, I was a little triggered. I soon learned there was no reason to be concerned.
I remember leaving our first appointment with CLC and telling my husband what a different experience taking Brooks to CLC was in comparison to the doctor’s office. All the staff at CLC treat you like old friends. I truly feel they are on Brooks’ team and will do whatever they can to ensure our baby boy is happy and healthy. They are patient with our now busy 10-month-old, and empathetic when Mom and Dad come with concerns that have nothing to do with the care he’s receiving that day – they truly care about the wellbeing of their patients.
I can’t remember the exact timeline, but it was probably about 2 weeks after our initial visit with CLC that we started to notice Brooks was finally sleeping at daycare for more than 30 minutes at a time. We could take him somewhere out of his normal routine (a visit to grandma and grandpa’s, a ballgame, etc.), and he wouldn’t come home sick. We were starting to step outside of our home without anxiety or guilt of bringing our baby into an environment that was inevitably going to make him sick.
We have now been with CLC a little over 2 months, and as parents, we feel like we’ve finally done something right for our sweet boy. Brooks is an on-the-go 10-month-old who has been to the doctor once in the past 2 months – for a routine well-child check. Our lives are less stressful, and we no longer hold the guilt and desperation we had on the first day walking into CLC.
Joining the CLC Tribe has been a big commitment for our family – the clinic is a 25-minute drive from our home, and we are a family of Daddy who is head coach and Mommy who is a commuter for work. However, we would do it again in a heartbeat, and if we had the chance to do it over, we would visit Dr. Mike & Dr. Nikki sooner. Our son’s health is worth every second we spend traveling back-and-forth, and our extended tribe reminds us how blessed we are every time we walk in CLC’s doors.”
“We started care at Congruent Life to help with reflux in our 2 month old. Nothing was working to resolve the problem at home, and his doctor didn’t seem concerned. Our little man would toss his entire bottle back up at times. We had to be overly cautious with where we went and fed him, and how we handled him after eating. He was fussy all the time due to so much coming back up so often! After his doctor told us it was just a phase, we decided to look further. CLC and a formula change were our last hopes. We literally walked into CLC saying “you are our last hope.”
Hudson is now so happy and a mostly vomitless four month old. We can go anywhere & not be worried about feeding him or if we brought enough burp rags along. No more feeling helpless as we would watch him vomit his bottle. We can tell he feels so much better and is so much happier!
Dr. Mike and his team are miracle workers!! Mady and Victoria are always so nice and strike up conversations in the lobby. They truly care about every individual who walks in! Dr. Mike is phenomenal. He takes the most delicate patients and truly fixes them. They are honestly the best team ever!! I feel like I have known them my entire life.”
“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!”
“Before CLC, Cal was constantly getting sick. We had him in day care and it was one thing after another; it seemed like he was home sick with us every 2 weeks. Constant colds and ear infections, he would get over one and a week later he’d get another; he was miserable and I was miserable seeing him miserable.
I personally follow a more natural health approach so when we were on Cal’s 4th round of antibiotics, I was like “What am I doing? How did I get here?” That’s when I decided I needed to make a change for him and seek out other options.
Cal was always sick and it was starting to have a huge effect on our lifestyle. We were having to keep him home from daycare all the time, while still trying to work from home. It was getting to a point where it was becoming unmanageable. We ultimately ended up pulling him out of day care to try and keep him healthy, and we even had to cancel a family trip to Arizona because he kept getting ear infections.
Antibiotics were just a band-aid for Cal’s underlying health issues. If we wouldn’t have found CLC, we probably would have continued down that cycle of constant sickness and antibiotic use followed by a week of diarrhea and diaper rash, and then repeated a few weeks later. I came here wanting more of a root cause fix, and that’s what we got.
We started Cal at CLC in March (the week we had to cancel our trip to Arizona) when he was 11 months old and we haven’t looked back! It’s been about 5 months since we started getting Cal adjusted, and he hasn’t had a cold or ear infection since!! He has since started at an in-home daycare and we haven’t had to pull him out once. Our daycare provider just told us there was strep throat going around, but Cal didn’t get it! He’s a completely new, healthy and happy boy!
Now that we have a happy baby, there’s no more stress over him constantly being sick, we aren’t having to juggle working from home while simultaneously tending to a sick baby, we haven’t had to miss out on any activities; we’ve just had a great spring and summer with him, it’s completely changed our lives.”
“We started care at CLC because our baby was fussy at night, gassy after feeding, and spit up whenever we laid her flat after eating. She had trouble with bowel movements going days without one and had trouble sleeping. She cried for 3 hours one night. We felt helpless! She seemed so uncomfortable and in pain. We just felt so badly for her. I wanted to be able to comfort her but nothing seemed to work!
We love our pediatrician, but sometimes you need something in addition to that care. I was very happy to find CLC to care for and calm my baby, aside from just hearing that it is normal and they’ll grow out of it. The first couple weeks of care things were still pretty rough, so I had to keep telling myself that it wasn’t an instant fix. But soon after she started becoming more regular with her bowel movements and wouldn’t spit up after eating! She was HAPPY! She IS happy!! She might fuss for a minute or so while going to sleep but that’s it! She’s a whole new baby!!
Having a baby that loves to smile is so much better than having a baby that won’t stop crying. We can enjoy her now instead of always having to try and console her or try to figure out and fix what was wrong. Since being under care at CLC we’re less stressed, she’s less stressed and her brothers are less stressed!”