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Chiropractic Care Was Way Outside My Comfort Zone But Pain Motivated Me To Step Outside My Comfort Zone

Chiropractic care for Gavin at Baker Chiropractic and Wellness
Gavin and Dr. Kelly Duffner

My name is Debbie and chiropractic care was way outside of my comfort zone. I mean, who wants to have their bones snapped, cracked, and popped ( LOL-sounds like cereal). Not me !

But I had pain radiating from my right shoulder to my thumb, which by the way, was numb all the time. This pain was constant while standing, sitting or lying down.

Sleep, forget it, not happening! Did I mention I’m right handed and watching an active 3 yr old, a guarantee for chaos. Chaos causes stress which aggravates the pain, so I was stuck in a viscous cycle.

My husband saw Baker Chiropractic and Wellness on TV, explaining how to help reduce pain. He asked me to go and see if I could at least get some relief for my pain. I knew he meant well, but I asked him why he didn’t go get his shoulder treated first. (Me – a guinea pig – yeah right !)

He felt I was in worse shape as I had already been to 2 orthopedic doctors, given medication (which did not help) and the next step was exploratory surgery. That surgery was not guaranteed to give me any pain relief and came with a strong possibility of causing more problems with scar tissue. So he had me call that day. I figured it would take a long time to get in, but NO, they were able to get me in right away, just wonderful, NOT.

He even drove me there, just to make sure I went. (He knows me too well!) Calming but uplifting music was heard upon entering Baker Chiropractic and Wellness and yes, I did check, no broken bodies, WhooHoo!

The only thing I saw was smiling personnel with caring attitudes being encouraging. On top of that, you guessed it, hugs. I’m the Grouch when I’m in pain, like, leave me alone, don’t look at me, don’t talk to me and definitely, don’t touch me. But our meeting with Dr Patrick Baker was different than what I expected. He was only concerned about getting me comfortable right away. Afterwards, he explained how to possibly get me back to a full PAIN FREE life. He sold my husband but hey, it’s my body that will be disjointed; I did say pain makes me a Grouch. I had to decide, Dr Patrick or Pain?

Pain will motivate you to step out of your comfort zone. So I finally gave in; besides, I don’t think my husband would let me go home without getting help. 

So from October 21,2014 until now, Baker Chiropractic and Wellness has reduced or decreased my pain and numbness, all without medication or surgery!

My shoulder, arm and thumb are back to 90%. Compression on spine, relieved, who knew that stopped migraines. Ribs not right, relieved, restored flexibility helped me with my grandbaby, tying my shoes, brushing my hair, reaching overhead, lots of everyday basic movements.

Chiropractic Adjustments (new word for me) help without hurting and the results are a better life. Adjustments are needed to return your body to its rightful alignment. I have gone to Dr. Patrick Baker, Dr. Joe Fields and Dr. Kelly Duffner to be adjusted, all with good results. It is rare today to like all the doctors in one practice, so I feel blessed.

December 2014 saw my husband coming here for his frozen shoulder which was at 15% flexibility, but now is around 80%.

Soon after talking to Dr. Patrick about how our 3 yr old grandson’s doctor and surgeon were leaving his walnut-size lymph nodes alone until he turned 5, our grandson started seeing Dr Kelly Duffner in early 2015. The lymph nodes are now pea size.

Gavin loves going so much that whenever we drive in that direction, he is ready to go. He doesn’t understand waiting your turn, so when we arrive, he climbs up on the bed and lays down waiting for Dr. Kelly to FIX him. I tried to explain ADJUSTMENTS to him, but he told me, Dr. Kelly doesn’t ADJUST clothes, he FIXES bones. He loves Dr. Kelly and the tickle hammer.

Recently, our skeptical daughter started coming due to numbness in her shoulder and neck pain. Let’s just say, she never misses her regular visits to Baker Chiropractic and Wellness.

Family doctors are needful and do well, but for this family it will be after our Chiropractic Care. There are no worries as we know that we’ll be directed to our family doctor when needed.

Thank you Baker Chiropractic and Wellness family, (Dr. Patrick, Dr. Joe, Dr. Kelly, Jackie, Danielle and John), for your great care now and for many years ahead.*

– Debbie Bollmer
– Tom Bollmer
– Gavin (Grandson)

*Please note, there is no guarantee of specific results with our care and results may vary. Please contact us to discuss your specific condition.