“Before starting care at Congruent Life, I dealt with migraines/headaches, restless sleep and severe lower back pain (some days it was hard to do daily activities like walking). I’ve suffered from lower back pain since middle school/high school and was advised to go to physical therapy and even tried a different chiropractor as well. I found little to no relief, but the pain was manageable for the most part and I just assumed I’d have to live like that for forever so I nearly gave up trying to become better.
When I moved this past summer, the pain came back and I couldn’t even walk standing straight and sitting at my desk job was unbearable. I was taking ibuprofen all day and was in so much pain. It was all I thought about all day and throughout the night. I finally decided something needed to change, and I wanted to go about it as natural and holistic as I could. I wanted to find a solution where I didn’t need to rely on a medication to feel like myself. I had been following CLC for about a year and finally took a leap of faith to find out more about the practice. I was super excited to finally find a chiropractor who wanted to understand the neurological component underlying my issues and not just “adjust and go”. I knew my headaches and restless sleep were more than what the surface showed and it was obvious many of my symptoms were related. Dr. Mike did an amazing job explaining how everything is connected in the nervous system and told me that many of my symptoms were due to underlying reasons. I have never been so grateful to have a doctor finally agree with me on something!
One of the reasons I chose CLC to help me was because they used technology to look at the nervous system. Since I felt that my problems were neurologically related, I didn’t think an x-ray would be sufficient enough. I was excited to hear they use THREE (!!!) different scans to track progress, rather than my old chiropractor who would maybe do one x-ray at the beginning and tell me to “come back in 2 days and we’ll go from there”. Dr. Mike and his team are so warm, welcoming and knowledgeable and I felt like I have belonged since the day I walked through the door for my initial appointment. I think that’s what makes them stand out the most; how welcoming of an environment the office and staff is and how willingly they are to help anyone! I’ve looked forward to my appointments for the last 4-5 months and leave feeling better and better each time.
Now that I’ve been seeing Dr. Mike and his staff for several months I can’t even remember what life was like prior to chiropractic care. I recall that after my first adjustment I was almost in tears because of the relief I felt in my lower back and hips. I walked out of the office and felt like a new person. Little did I know in the weeks following I would see a huge change in my attitude (way more positive!), my sleep has gotten so much better (I’m able to fall asleep so much faster and feel well rested now), my headaches have improved significantly, and I just am a happier person. My lower back pain is still there from time to time, but it’s nowhere near where it was on the first day I walked through the office doors. It’s manageable and I am able to tell when I’m overdoing something now and can help prevent injuring it again. I’m forever grateful for the care and knowledge the CLC staff has given me and HIGHLY recommend them to everyone I encounter!”