- Lily

“Lily has severe speech apraxia. She was diagnosed year ago. A year ago, the only word she could say was “yeah”. Speech apraxia makes communication very difficult. It affected home, school and really everything! At home there was a lot of frustration and tantrums when we couldn’t understand what she wanted. With school, the apraxia affected interaction with her peers and teachers.

As of recently Lily is putting 2-3 words together, tantrums are no longer and if she gets upset it’s much easier to talk to her about it! She is a different little girl, and her personality has really come through since starting at CLC! She is the little girl she was always meant to be!

Dr. Mike and his team are absolutely amazing. They are such caring and compassionate people. They make you feel like family. We are forever grateful and appreciative of Dr. Mike!”

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- Z

“Zayden was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of six months and our journey has been very long. Over the past 3 years we have tried multiple medications and treatments to try and gain seizure control, with little to no avail. He has failed more than 8 medications that have done way more harm than good, each with horrible side effects. With each and every new drug the seizures prevailed and the milestones diminished one by one. At the age of 14 months, we tried the ketogenic diet, a high fat/low carb diet designed to force the body’s metabolism into ketosis, and he lost almost everything. Our happy little boy cried in pain for 3 months straight and within a week he went from sitting on his own, standing against objects, holding and playing with toys, and taking assisted steps…to not even being able to hold his head up on his own anymore. We’ve traveled to 4 different hospitals, including Boston Children’s (#1 for pediatric Epilepsy in the nation) with little to no answers.

Epilepsy has had a profound impact on every single aspect of our lives. Every day since Aug 2014, we have had a fear of losing our child to any one seizure. We’ve had 100s of hospital visits, doctor appointments, therapies, etc. that have become the norm. With each and every drug that failed to help, we lost a little more hope that we may never find a cure. Even with our current natural medication, we have not gotten to seizure freedom.

Before finding Congruent life chiropractic, we have tried a few other chiropractic offices that while were beneficial to Zayden’s overall health, did little to improve his seizures. By the Grace of God, a friend from Illinois led us to Congruent life and while our journey has been short, it has one of THE BIGGEST BLESSINGS in our life. We started at CLC in early February and we have seen a HUGE difference and we finally have HOPE AGAIN! We have seen huge improvements in Zayden’s communication, strengths, and overall abilities, but most of all, we have seen a dramatic decrease in his seizures.

In February Zayden had 164 seizures, March 106, and In April he only had 40!!!! This is by far our LOWEST seizure monthly count since the onset of his Epilepsy!! Last week, he went an ENTIRE WEEK SEIZURE FREE (our 2nd longest record) and has only had 3 in the last 9 days!! Since the start of our journey, that’s a 86% reduction!!

Being a huge science nerd and naturally a researcher, I have spent countless days and nights scouring the internet for answers, researched the best treatments, hundreds of genetic causes, every known “diagnosis” for Epilepsy trying to determine where Zayden fit and how to best help him with every single option failing him eventually. We’ve searched and searched for answers in every nook and cranny, determined to get to “the cause” of the seizures rather than treating the symptoms and not finding anyone willing to help us get there. We knew if we could get to the cause we might be able to heal him, but we couldn’t find the answer on our own. Even with every ounce of information we gained, we did not have the answers to heal our own child, and we were losing faith that we would ever find an answer.

Then one day in early January a friend tagged me in a video of a fellow colleague in Illinois, I immediately felt moved. Watching a 2 minute video on Facebook made my hair on my arms stand up and made me have hope all over again! Every single word out of his mouth was like gold to my ears, the words I had been longing to hear!! I immediately called their office and was crushed when we found out that their office was 4 hrs away…just not doable with a kiddo with special needs and an already hectic schedule. But he didn’t give up, he helped us find our way to Dr. Mike!! Within a week we had Zayden’s first appointment set up! For the first time in a very long time, WE HAD HOPE!

At our initial appointment, it took every ounce of me not to ball at every word that came out of Dr. Mike’s mouth. Every single word was literally the “the answer I knew existed but couldn’t find” I knew that day, even though we were not promised that we would get to seizure freedom, I KNEW this was our answer!!

While our journey is far from over, the last 3 months have been a HUGE BLESSING and we have seen dramatic improvements! We are so Grateful to have found the Congruent Life Family and it feels so amazing to finally HAVE HOPE AGAIN!!!”

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- Hannah

“When I began chiropractic care at Congruent Life there were two main things I wanted to address: finding relief from acid reflux and having as healthy of pregnancy as possible. I first began experiencing acid reflux in college and have struggled with it off and on for the past nine years. While I had identified certain foods and stress as triggers for my acid reflux, I could never get off of and stay off of acid blocking medications, like PPI’s. Going into my pregnancy, I wanted to be off of the PPI I was taking, as I knew it had negative side effects for my own body and I did not want to risk any possible side effects it might have on my baby. I am now in my third trimester and have been off of the PPI my entire pregnancy AND (most importantly) have only experienced a few episodes of acid reflux. The big difference with these instances has been that they are better the next day instead of lasting weeks. Despite heartburn being one of those traditional pregnancy “symptoms,” I am pleased to say I seem to have experienced it less frequently than most women, which is a REALLY big deal for me!

My other main reason for choosing chiropractic care is ensuring that I am doing everything I can to proactively prepare my body and mind for pregnancy, labor, delivery, and postpartum. When I first came to Congruent Life, I had just found out that I was pregnant. As a result, it was very important to me to be cared for by a team that places prenatal chiropractic care as a priority. I feel comfortable knowing that the doctors are certified in the Webster Technique, and I trust that my regular visits to Congruent Life are helping to ensure my baby is in a good position for a natural labor and delivery. I also have high hopes that my commitment to weekly chiropractic care will result in a faster labor that progresses smoothly. But probably most importantly, my time interacting with everyone at CLC has helped me establish a positive outlook on labor instead of an outlook centered on fear. They have played a significant role in helping me learn to trust my body and its ability to do big things.

I feel really fortunate to have found a chiropractor and team that genuinely care about me, my health, and the health of my baby. They never fail to put a smile on my face (even during first trimester morning sickness), and I thoroughly enjoy my time spent in their office. I never leave an appointment sore from an adjustment (which I have experienced at other offices in the past) and instead leave looking forward to my next visit. I am excited to continue my care through the remainder of my pregnancy and afterwards, and I trust that they will provide excellent care to my little one once he or she arrives!”

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- Jess H

“The first time I decided to try CLC was when I was around 28 weeks pregnant with my first child. I was having severe pelvic floor pain as my body was stretching and adjusting to prepare for labor (I couldn’t even go on a brisk walk!). The pain was completely gone by the end of my pregnancy and I had an enjoyable, successful vaginal birth. Once I was pregnant a second time, I knew I wanted to continue care at CLC. I started a little earlier this time (around 20 weeks) to be more proactive and I can say with confidence I had MINIMAL aches and pains my entire pregnancy (besides the normal growing that comes with it).

What drew me to CLC was the community and atmosphere. I had only been to one chiropractor in the area, but the moment I walked into CLC’s doors it felt beyond welcoming and warm. Every single employee has treated me with love and always has my best interest in mind. I knew chiropractic care was beneficial for me when I got my first adjustment! After I leave an appointment I tell people I feel like I can go run a marathon (yes, I even said that at 39 weeks pregnant!). But when I really take the time to reflect and ask myself WHY I go to CLC, especially during pregnancy, it’s because I was able to go into both of my labor & delivery experiences feeling physically and mentally confident. My body felt GOOD and I knew it was helping set myself and my children up for success.

Now that I have received chiropractic care for both of my pregnancies and have experienced the way it has made me feel both physically and mentally, I am so grateful for my CLC family. Whether it’s for my next pregnancy or a completely different reason, Congruent Life Chiropractic will be in my future.”

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- Jess A

“We started care at Congruent Life because I was experiencing chronic neck pain and my son was experiencing chronic ear infections and sickness. He had had 5 ear infections and over 30 sick visits to his primary doctor in less than 2 years! I had tried other chiropractors and hadn’t felt any progress in my pain. We had also tried chiropractic care and western medicine for my son with little relief for him.

What Congruent Life had to offer was so different. When we got scanned, we were able to see WHY we were struggling. Dr. Mike prepared a care plan to show us exactly what it would take to get to the root of our issues. We had never been that consistent with our chiropractic care before, and that made all the difference for us. Dr. Mike is also very focused on helping with the whole body/life wellness.

In February of 2017 we welcomed our 2nd child who has been adjusted by Dr. Mike since birth. On his 1st birthday I was reflecting on his first year and how we had visited his primary doctor ZERO times for sick visits. I then went back and counted my older son’s sick visits and was astonished to see he had 30 sick visits and a 4 day hospital stay in the two years before we started care at Congruent Life.

Now, almost 3 years later I am feeling so much better and I am now much more active doing CrossFit 4x a week without pain! My kids have not been to see their primary doctor outside of their yearly well visits and we have put $0 towards our deductible! Our family is so much healthier now! Wellness and preventative care has changed our lives!”

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- Mae’s mom

“Mae is such a sweet person and such a gift to our family. However, due to trauma that she endured before she joined our family through adoption- she has battled emotional dysregulation and physical behaviors for 4 years.

It felt so hopeless trying to give Mae the help she needed. The smallest thing would set her off and sometimes the behaviors would last for hours. It became exhausting and frightening to the point where we removed her from school and pursued care at Congruent.

Congruent is amazing, and different than what we were used to, because of their deep understanding of how trauma affects the nervous system. We didn’t have to explain attachment and trauma or dysregulation. And when you’re in the middle of the mess- that kind of validation and understanding is the greatest gift.

I think the moment that we realized chiropractic care was helping our daughter was when we could see how the Christian counseling we had been pursuing was finally taking root. It was like we had been doing emotional work and we needed that last puzzle piece of caring for her physical body to watch it synergistically bring relief.

When we began care at Congruent, and started homeschooling Mae, she was having severe behaviors and was unable to regulate herself without help from us, every other day. Now, she goes weeks without behaviors and can self regulate more often. It is truly amazing and we thank God for the love and care Dr. Nikki, Dr. Mike and the staff have shown our family.”

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- Erika (mom)

“I started at Congruent Life because my son had severe digestive problems. We have tried over the counter meds, and they didn’t help. He also had some anxiety tics that were intermittent since he was little.

After the first month of care at CLC we all noticed a big change in him! He now has more regular bowel movements, and is way less gassy. He is also SLEEPING better! In general, he’s a happier and healthier kid!

Dr. Mike takes the time to listen to my concerns, as well as explaining things to me so I know why these things were happening in the first place. All the staff is very friendly and kind. We appreciate all the help and love from them!”

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- Bella

“I love taking Bella to CLC. Since we started her chiropractic care, Bella has changed so many things for good. Bella is now open to try new foods, her immune system has gotten stronger, plus she seems to be more relaxed about different situations that would have altered her previously. Because of her Cerebral Palsy she would get very scared with loud noises like the flushing of the toilet and the hand dryers. Now she doesn’t make a big deal about them! Our latest improvement is the weaning of her reflux medicine, which we have tried for so long.

I could go on and on. This is a great place, love everything there.”

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Poor health may already be costing you a great deal.

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