Accident Injuries – Beth
“Seventeen years ago I was in a car accident injuring my lower back. Physical therapy at the time did a little. This injury stopped me from running. Two other major injuries to my spine; one at 7 yrs old the other at 22 yrs old have caused many issues and suffering for a long time. I didn’t realize how many issues were caused by these injuries: just to list a few: migraines, headaches, chronic sinusitis; allergies including wheat, mold, dust, and grass; motion sickness, lower back pain, hip problems, digestive issues, general discomfort all of the time.
I had seen a few other chiropractors before I found Dr Steve. My X-ray showed a phase 3 subluxation of my spine in several places. His style works for me and his dedication to good health is inspiring. I try to impress upon those I meet who are suffering to see Dr Steve. I now understand how important good spinal health is to over all health.
In the past two years Dr. Steve has done major work to correct these injuries to my spine. Now I am able to run again!! I don’t have chronic sinusitis or headaches, my allergies are almost gone. I no longer suffer from motion sickness; in fact live on a sailboat every weekend. We still have some work to do. But, I am so much more comfortable and healthy now.”
Acid Reflux – Ellie
“Three years ago I fell. From then on I slowly began to fall apart. One day I noticed a callus on my foot. I could not get rid of it. After three years I went to a foot doctor who said my gate was off. He removed the callus and within two weeks it grew back.
For years I suffered from acid reflux, becoming unbearable. I decided it was time to see a doctor, a different doctor. I had many tests without any results. They said everything looked good. But my reflux was getting worse.
I began losing sleep, and developed back, leg and knee pain, and my hands became weak. At night I would lie in bed and wonder what was happening to me. I was always healthy and active, and now I was slowly falling apart.
A friend referred me to Dr. Stephen Franson. He has made a difference and turned my life around. My first adjustment was a great success, and my back and knee pain was gone. Within two months my acid reflux was gone, and my callus was shrinking.
I totally recommend chiropractic care 100%. Dr. Franson has helped me get back to living a healthy and active normal life.”
Acid Reflux – Molly
“In 2005 I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux and had trouble digesting many foods. I had to get blood tests and many checkups. The doctors told me I would need to get a small camera put down my esophagus to have a biopsy. I got very worried until my mom offered me another choice, going to the chiropractor.
My mother had been going there for more than three years and felt it was a good decision. It took me a while but finally I decided that chiropractic was better. I got to say goodbye to the biopsy and to blood tests and was delighted. I have now been going for a full year and I’m recovering slowly but surely and I hope to totally recover someday.”
Acid Reflux – Tom
“Originally I did not seek chiropractic care. My oldest son was going to a chiropractor for his back. He was so impressed by how good he felt, but more so by the man that was helping him, that he called me one day and said, “Dad, you’ve got to come see my chiropractor. I know he can help you.”
But I have had a bad back. For over twenty years of abuse stemming from the military with a crash landing in a helicopter at about age 19, and too many other things I have done in various jobs through life. So I was skeptical about whether he could help me at all. But then my son said something that caught my interest. He said he had not had a bit of heartburn after he started going to Dr. Stephen. And I have very bad Acid Reflux, so I decided to give it a try.
I have to say on the first few meetings I was very nervous. I thought I would have damage that could not be repaired, and he would not be able to help me. But the way Dr. Stephen and his staff presented themselves made me feel very comfortable and more importantly, I trusted him. The first month I sometimes questioned if I was doing the right thing. There were days I hurt, and that added to my skepticism. But Dr. Stephen would assure me it was part of the healing process.
Then I started to go to his Power Workshops, like “Eat Right or Die Young” and “Advanced Nutrition.” This began to change my whole lifestyle. I was now feeling better because of his chiropractic care, and his workshops motivated me to want to be healthy. Now I am eating healthy and exercising everyday. It has helped me so much that I have brought my wife and youngest son. But I think the real key to this success is not the magic hands in chiropractic, because I think you can perhaps find that in other chiropractors too. I think it is his combination of chiropractic adjustments and his extraordinary passion and caring for his patients and families to make them healthy. And that sets Dr. Stephen apart from the rest.”
ADHD – Jordan
“My oldest son Jordan is 13 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD and other LD’s at an early age. We have been through years of therapy and numerous medications. Jordan has struggled with school due to his inability to focus, impulsivity, etc. I was so happy to receive info from our friend Debbie about Franson Family Chiropractic, and what chiropractic care can do for children with a multitude of illnesses and disorders. Jordan has been seeing Dr. Stephen faithfully since October and has gone from a child struggling academically to an A & B student! We are so excited about Jordan’s success at school, but more importantly, Jordan is so proud and excited about his own success. He used to battle with getting homework started and finished to now…no arguments over it! Jordan gets right to his assignments. WOW! Myself and my husband are psyched! My youngest son, Jared, recently started with Dr. Stephen, and I also began care. I am very excited about the possibilities ahead of us! Thank you for making a difference in our family!”
Allergies and Asthma – Mary Ellen
“When I started at Franson Chiropractic I was at the end of my rope. I was on so much medication I could hardly keep track. I had been on allergy medication for half of my life, I had three inhalers for asthma, medication for migraines, hormone replacement therapy for 11 years, not to mention all the over-the-counter medications for indigestion, gas, and constipation. I had changed my diet a hundred times looking for relief and still my weight went up and my energy level went down.
After four months at the chiropractor I got off the hormone therapy completely [yeah!]. It’s now one year since I started with Dr. Camilla and I am medication free! My energy is way up and I have lost 16 pounds. I highly recommend the seminars to learn about nutrition and exercise.
It’s hard to imagine that getting adjustments could help so much where pills had failed miserably, but I am living proof, and I am finally living drug free. Thank you Dr. Camilla for giving me my life back.”
Allergies – Ann Marie
“My husband Jim suffers from chronic headaches. He started getting adjusted regularly last summer based on his parents’ recommendation (also Franson clients). When he began feeling relief pretty quickly, I was curious about chiropractic care. I thought, “I have no particular ailment or chronic concern to bring me in,” but I thought it would be supportive for Jim. Much to my chagrin, when my x-rays came back – oh yeah, I had problems of my own.
Conveniently, I had forgotten about sleepless nights due to allergies and the effects of chronic stress: hours of correcting papers, preparing lessons and being on my feet all day teaching children. I had no particular reason to begin chiropractic care because I didn’t realize the cumulative effects of my work environment and previously sedentary (30 extra pounds ago!) lifestyle. I’ve been a client for four months now. Already I feel the positive effects of frequent adjustments. No longer do I require twice daily treatments of over the counter nasal spray or pills to cope with allergy symptoms. Sinus pressure is far less painful. I stand up straighter. I wake up just before my alarm goes off in the morning feeling well-rested. I listen more closely to my body when it’s tired of sitting at a desk.
If I’m not sitting correctly in my chair, my students are MORE THAN HAPPY to remind me, “Your spine doesn’t like the way you’re sitting.” Nothing like having a bunch of nine year olds policing their teacher’s spine on a regular basis! Now they’re very curious about the nervous system and the power they have inside themselves. There was a lot of laughter and some groans in our house as Jim and I went through our pantry and threw out trash bags of HFCS and hydrogenated products. I can’t begin to describe the horrified look on his face when I made a murky looking glass of Berry Green and blueberry juice for breakfast! Convincing a reformed two-Coca-Cola-a-day drinker that a beverage looking like pond water is good for you and doesn’t taste so bad is really tough. He’s taking organic food one broccoli crown at a time.
Getting my spine adjusted twice a week isn’t just about those minutes with Dr. Jesse or Dr. Steve. It’s about making a shift in the mind away from unhealthy and sedentary practices toward optimal health. I am more mindful now about the body I live in and how I juggle my professional and personal commitments with regular exercise. Each day I work toward staying healthy not so I can fit into my wedding dress in February or a great bathing suit for summer. I want to fit into a positive, healthy and active lifestyle with Jim for decades to come. Thanks Franson Chiropractic!”
Allergies – Anonymous
“I am presently starting my 5th year at Franson Family Chiropractic and will continue because of the difference the staff here has made in my life and health. When I first came to Dr. Franson, I had a sciatic nerve problem (unable to sit for long times and leg pain, aching knees). Now I no longer have any problems with this area thanks to Dr. Franson’s care and adjustments.
I was also an allergy sufferer my whole life. I would always get sinus infections and continuously take Allegra and other medications. I was not happy but thanks again to Dr. Stephen, I have not taken any allergy medication for a year now. This past winter, whenever I felt a sinus infection coming on, Dr. Stephen would give me a proper adjustment and with my extra knowledge of nutrition would clear in days without a missed day of work. Oh boy am I Happy!
Dr. Franson and the staff work together with you (the patient) to educate and make you aware of the healthy benefits a healthy spine can create.”
Sciatica – Joseph
“I had lumbar spine surgery 10 years ago to cut out part of an L 4, 5 Herniated Disc. I was only 24 years old at the time. Two years ago I was lifting a snowmobile and herniated the same disc again. I had severe pain and tingling going down my right leg for over a year before I finally went to the doctor. I was depressed, lost over 20 pounds and began losing my hair all due to the stress caused by the pain. I was trying to take care of my 2 year old and was physically unable to keep up with him.
My neurosurgeon said I needed surgury again. I am in the unique position to see a lot of people with my same situation and symptoms since I am an MRI tech. I scan people who have had multiple surgeries over several years and still have syptoms. I did not want to be one of those people that are still in so much pain after all the surgeries. I thought there had to be another way. I was just about to give up and give the ok to do the surery when someone reccommended I try Franson Family Chiropractic. I was very skeptical of chiropractic and realy didn’t think they could help.
I was desperate so I went and did evrything they told me to realyl tgive it a shot. it took a while but my symptoms were pretty much gone after 5 months. it took longer for me to see results since I had previous surgery. I continued my appointments and after a year a second MRI showed my L4,5 dics was no longer pushing out into my spinal cord. My body had repaired itself with the help of Chiropractic. I didn’t think this was possible without surgery. I am now a believer in chiropractic and still can’t blieve what FransonChiropractic did for me. I am now able to take care of my now 3 year old and my 4 month old the way I shoudl be able to. Thank you again to all the staff at Franson Family Chiropractic for helping me through one of the most difficult times in my life and greatly improving my quality of life.”
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