For ten years, Nicole dealt with sharp, shooting pain in her shoulder every time she tried to lift her arm. OTC medication did little.After a single month of care, Nicole no longer needed the medication; she could finally raise her arm high above her head without pain. She even noticed she slept better and woke with heaps of energy.
Melissa came to our office with terrible migraines she'd suffered with for years! She'd never seen a chiropractor before, but was willing to try anything to end the excruciating pain. After her first adjustment, she said she had the best night's sleep she'd ever had and woke up without a headache for the first time in ages.Today, after years of care, she hasn't had a single major migraine and rarely experiences a headache!
Fran, afflicted with MS, suffered with shooting pain in her shoulder and wrist and imbalance so severe that she began falling, sometimes down flights of stairs! At the advice of her neurologist, she pursued chiropractic care. Fran was astounded by the immediacy of the results! She says that she loved that Dr. Erik educated her, taking time to explain every step of the process. The gentleness of Torque Release Technique and the location of the practice were added perks!
Bethany was tormented by severe migraines and vision auras for three years when she sought chiropractic care. OTC pain relievers offered only short-lived relief and soon she was experiencing migraines three times a week! Dr. Erik's kindness and understanding nature thoroughly impressed her. Even more remarkable was the migraine relief, restful sleep, and renewed energy she experienced almost immediately!
Vickie's story is a complex and touching one. After being referred by a sister in New York (due to the NASA-approved technology used in-office), Vickie confided that she'd been diagnosed with the devastating Lyme Disease. This debilitating disease left her with severe low back and neck pain, damage to the S1 nerve, and the inability to lift her feet. Intense headaches forced her to remain bedridden all day, but without the ability to sleep comfortably.
For six years, Vickie bounced hopelessly from doctor to doctor, receiving 11 epidural injections to reduce the pain. Doctors swore she'd never regain function of the S1 nerve causing her to give up all hope. At the urging of family, she took her sister's advice and skeptically gave chiropractic a try. It took one adjustment for Vickie to notice changes. She is now able to lift both feet, sleep comfortably, and get through most days without the headaches. Overall, she has a more positive outlook on life, having faith that the Lord will heal her.
An avid soccer player as a teen, Christian was unable to pursue his passion in adulthood due to intense pain in his knees. Western medicine offered few answers, despite countless MRIs and x-rays. Finally, Christian decided to give chiropractic a go. Instead of relief he was left with even more pain! Cautiously, he sought out a new doc he'd met at Embrace Life. After a thorough explanation of the body's ability to heal naturally, he received his first Torque Release adjustment. Miraculously, the pain vanished! Today, Christian is able to play soccer without a second thought for the first time in years!
In college, Audrey appeared to be suffering from frequent, chronic, and painful UTIs, for which her MD prescribed antibiotics. Without fail, the drugs offered no relief. When doctors were left scratching their heads, she sought out a urologist who finally diagnosed her with, not UTIs, but a little-known disease called Interstitial Cystitis. Although a new drug used to treat IC was helpful in lessening her symptoms, she did not feel comfortable taking drugs, let alone a new, underresearched drug. Finally, she agreed to let Dr. Erik help her. After a year of care, Dr. Erik asked if she was still suffering, to which she answered, "Oh, I don't know!" So, she paid close attention for the next few days and was astounded when she realized the pain was gone!
When Sue noticed she was feeling chronically fatigued and slumping at her desk, she knew what she needed to do: see a chiropractor (her grandfather was a chiropractor)! Unfortunately, she was just not getting results, so she followed her grandma's advice and sought out a new doc, eventually discovering Dr. Erik's practice. Although impressed by the technology, she swore she wouldn't join the office because it was too long of a commute. Today, she continues to drive thirty minutes to get adjusted, raving that Dr. Erik's care has given her the energy to do what she loves most: gardening!
Jocelyn always made health a top priority through her diet, exercise, and essential oils. Still, she was plagued by a number of digestive problems and frozen shoulder syndrome. After learning of Dr. Erik's holistic and natural approach to health she joined Embrace Life. She was thrilled when she noticed improved digestion, increased shoulder range of motion, and even a few unexpected changes like reaching higher octaves on her church worship team! Today, Jocelyn is one of our most dedicated practice members!
I was referred to Embrace Life by my sister who was in awe of the healing power of chiropractic after receiving regular adjustments for a few months. Although I’d been seeing a chiropractor for some time, I still felt terrible and, even worse, the manual adjustments were just too rough! Still, I wanted to experience the benefits my sister was always going on about, so I sought out Dr. Erik, hoping he could help me find relief from my severe depression, anxiety, and digestive issues that I’d been battling for years! There was no hesitation on my part; I knew what Dr. Erik was capable of and I was ready to jump all in and knock out my pain once and for all. Admittedly I did not find relief overnight. Instead, I experienced more permanent relief from the depression, anxiety, and digestive problems. I cannot say it enough: chiropractic is for more than just "back pain." I'm urging you to meet with Dr. Erik, especially if you a.) prefer a gentle approach, b.) want results, and c.) want to feel like yourself again!
Back pain is only a small percentage of what chiropractors care for. If you're feeling irritable, stressed, or anxious, let us help!
Theresa would be considered healthy by any standard; she eats wholesome foods, takes time to exercise, and nurtures her relationship with God. Sadly, an auto accident left her with excruciating hip pain. Instead of opting for painkillers, Theresa immediately sought chiropractic care. Unfortunately, the doctor made her feel like a dollar sign, never explaining how the body works, the benefits of chiropractic, or what to expect. So, despite incredible pain, she decided to end her care.
When she met Dr. Erik, she was immediately impressed by the technology he used to check for inflammation in her neck and the fact that he truly listened to her. At her first appointment, Theresa was educated on the body's innate intelligence-the ability to heal without the intervention of drugs and surgery. She also received her first Torque Release adjustment, which she described as "very relaxing," citing that she could feel her nervous system "waking up." She even noticed her eyesight improved, as if she'd put on a new pair of glasses. Since then, Theresa has noticed increased flexibility, the disappearance of her knee pain, and a significant decrease in her hip pain!
Luke, 8, came to Embrace Life after his mom noticed him exhibiting impulsive behavior, along with complaints of headaches and stiff necks. Initially, Luke was excited for his visits because he thought Dr. Erik was funny and Miss Audrey was nice (she printed out coloring pages for him). He continued care after his mom noticed he was better able to control himself and suffered fewer headaches and stiff necks, all of which gave Mom some peace!
Drugs aren't your child's only option.
Abby, 12, was brought to our office for behavior problems that frequently impacted the entire family dynamic. She would exhibit negative behaviors without even realizing it! Even more troubling, it would take 3+ hours to fall asleep at night! Eventually, Abby was placed on Concerta for ADHD. These drugs helped her focus and control her behavior, but she hated feeling like a zombie all day. Fed up with her daughter's misery, Mom sought a more holistic approach: chiropractic. Abby says she was excited and curious to see results which she did soon after getting under care! Regular, specific
neurological adjustments helped her fall asleep at the end of the night without tossing and turning, helped her control her own behavior, and even helped her with the digestive problems she'd been
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“I Was Tired of Taking So Many Medications!”
Ashley suffered from fibromyalgia, resulting in chronic aches and pains from head to toe, especially in the feet. Even the simplest tasks like walking were unbearable. Her primary care doc and Rheumatologist offered more pills and false hope. Fed up, she sought out alternatives. Although a skeptic of chiropractic, she gave it a shot. The results were instantaneous! Today, she continues to drive an hour to and from our office to avoid the medication and remain pain-free.
“I Now Have the Energy to Live My Life!”
When Sue noticed she was feeling chronically fatigued and slumping at her desk, she knew what she needed to do: see a chiropractor (her grandfather was a chiropractor)! Unfortunately, she was just not getting results, so she followed her grandma’s advice and sought out a new doc, eventually discovering Dr. Erik’s practice. Although impressed by the technology, she swore she wouldn’t join the office because it was too long of a commute. Today, she continues to drive thirty minutes to get adjusted, raving that Dr. Erik’s care has given her the energy to do what she loves most: gardening!
"I’m a skeptic by nature. When I met Erik (he wasn’t “Dr. Erik” yet…) in undergrad, he told me he was going to be a chiropractor. That meant little to me. Perhaps like you, the term chiropractic recalled visions of backs, necks, and sports injuries. Boring, but uh good for him.
Three years later we were newlyweds living in Davenport, Iowa, home to Palmer College of Chiropractic where chiropractic as we know it began. It is here that I became a guinea pig for my husband and his buddies. Still, I didn’t have high expectations for chiropractic, nor did I value it. I wondered why a healthy twenty-something like me needed care usually reserved for old men and athletes. I was healthy enough; I wasn’t overweight, I ran semi-frequently, and I ate what I considered a healthy diet (i.e. not McDonald’s). Like most Americans, I bought into this twisted, incomplete definition of health.
Over time, however, I was exposed to a complete and accurate explanation of what healthy looks and feels like. (But, that’s a topic for another day!) Today, I simply want to share my chiropractic testimonial, especially for those of you who might be suffering needlessly as I was.
Allow me to paint a picture of this so-called healthy me. At twenty-three I was plagued by chronic, painful UTIs. Doctors also found pre-cervical cancer cells which had to be surgically removed. Furthermore, I’d been a lifetime sufferer of anxiety. Crowded restaurants, malls, and unfamiliar places and situations in general left me flushed, breathing heavily, sweating, and even crying. It was embarrassing for me to have to explain to friends and family why I was behaving as I was, and it made social events with me a true nightmare. It got to the point where I no longer wanted to make plans with friends unless I knew exactly when and where we were going, how long we would be there, and who else would be present. Eventually, friends simply stopped trying to make plans with me.
The UTIs were treated conventionally-with antibiotics. When the first brand didn’t work, I was prescribed bigger, stronger drugs until docs were finally left scratching their heads at my condition. Finally, through my own research and confirmation by a urologist, it was discovered that I was suffering less from UTIs and more from an uncommon, under-researched disease called Interstitial Cystitis. The symptoms, of course, imitated the excruciating, unceasing symptoms of a UTI.
Perhaps, I thought, I wasn’t healthy at all…
Once Erik became a licensed doctor, I started getting adjusted regularly and more often with Torque Release Technique, as opposed to manual adjustments. While our office has had its share of miraculous, success-stories, my story took a bit longer.
One day Erik asked if I still suffered with IC, to which I had to answer honestly, “Oh, I’m not sure!” Had I grown so accustomed to the pain, the sense of urgency that I was no longer bothered by it, or was it gone? So, I made a point to watch for the symptoms that once plagued me, and to my surprise, they were virtually gone! GONE!
Unfortunately, I was still dealing with a lot of anxiety. But, little by little, things began to change. I noticed myself being able to partake in social events more often. I noticed I was worrying and fretting over the little things less often than usual. Finally, I noticed my symptoms had all but disappeared. This was truly and absolutely life-changing. I was no longer living under the heavy weight of those anxious thoughts.
This was life changing. Today, I can honestly say I suffer from anxiety attacks maybe once a year. I’m no longer skeptical of chiropractic, but rather of modern medicine. If you find yourself feeling miserable and anxious day in and day out, know that you are suffering needlessly and make the decision to change by taking control of your health…TODAY."
- Audrey (Dr. Erik’s Wife)
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