John’s Wellness Journey
A Patient Testimonial
My name is John C. and I’d like to explain to you how I came to “believe” in Chiropractic Care as practiced at Franson Family Chiropractic.
I’ve been living on this planet now for 66 years and during that time I’ve had more than a few assaults on my body. These assaults started like so many of us with a forceps birthing, then came the car accidents: hit by a car at age 4, later 3 car crashes and then a few industrial accidents along the way, i.e., torn muscles, sprains and all the other “routine” traumas that one experiences during a working lifetime. For the most part I felt OK with the exception that I had a CONSTANT left trapezius muscle and neck pain for years. I self medicated almost daily with 3 to 6 extra-strength aspirin. The pain and discomfort had become such a part of my life that I came to believe that I would have to endure it forever.
Then in April of 2011 on the recommendation of my caring friend, Jon, I was referred to Franson Family Chiropractic. I had a previous Chiropractic experience, which only gave me transient relief, and quite frankly I did not expect more than that from Dr. Franson’s Team.
Was I ever wrong!
From my very first visit I knew there was something “different” about the Franson approach. It started with the warm and genuine greeting at the front desk by Chaney, Sara & Alexis. There was definitely a feeling of good Karma in the office. It just felt good to be in that environment. Being somewhat naïve, I then explained my symptoms and medical history to Dr. Jesse Davis, Dr. Paul Kratka and Dr. Stephen Franson. “OK, I said, here’s what’s bothering me so please just make your adjustments and I’ll be on my way.” Looking back I now say…Hello, 66 years of abuse and I expected a 20 minute cure…..,wake up and smell the coffee John! So what happened?
I listened to Dr Franson’s analysis and his recommendations, which included a series of spinal adjustments as well as a commitment on my part to make lifestyle changes. His promise: I would feel stronger, more physically and emotionally energized and would gain control of my symptoms. Most importantly, what I came to understand was that my symptoms were not the problem as much as they were a SIGNAL of what I was doing wrong to cause the symptom. In my case, that meant bad posture, sleeping wrong or sleeping too long, or most importantly sitting too long. So the fix was to first make the commitment to Dr Franson’s care, then ACT on my commitments to lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and emotional discipline.
After a few weeks the physical adjustments that Dr Franson and Dr Kratka made to relieve my spinal subluxations slowly started to relieve my constant discomfort. The tipping point came at about the 4th month of care…I was watching TV and moved my neck to the left, and I could not believe the experience, everything in my neck was more fluid, there was no restriction and no pain….it felt like a SLINKY…I felt unchained!
At this point I no longer have the constant pain and discomfort. The daily aspirin regime is now a once or twice a month event. Now whenever I feel the tension in my neck and shoulders I merely walk it out, stretch and correct the improper action (i.e. sitting too long) and also take control of any emotional stress that is exacerbating my symptom.
So simply stated, Franson Family Chiropractic is more than physical care and subluxation correction (which is paramount) but it is also about wellness care and prevention of illness. This is accomplished by a partnership of patient and doctor, a commitment to proper Chiropractic adjustments and ACTION by the patient to make the lifestyle changes that will improve ones health. I promise you….The Franson Approach Works!
Thank you for sharing your story with us, John!
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