RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS & CROHN'S DISEASE NO MORE!
My Chiropractic Story
I initially consulted with Dr. Glen because I was interested to hear if chiropractic care could help my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. I had heard and read many positive reviews, and wanted to give it a try for myself.
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in October 2013, and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) shortly after. I have suffered from standard Crohn’s Disease Symptoms for several years, included abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. I experienced regular joint pain, especially in my fingers, toes and ankles. At one point, my ankles had swollen to the point of not being able to walk.
I watch what I eat, and try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I self-inject two different medications to treat the Crohn’s Disease and RA bi-weekly and weekly, and also take several vitamins as prescribed by my doctors each day. I have a positive outlook on life, and am determined to not suffer from my illness.
I was a little bit skeptical about receiving chiropractic treatment in the beginning. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be worth the time, effort or money, or if it was even going to work for me. Like I said, I was willing to give chiropractic treatment a try; it appealed to me because it was all natural and non-invasive.
Dr. Glen has been amazing from the get-go. I have appreciated his positive spirit, and sincere and honest care. He is extremely knowledgeable, and always takes time to share his insight and listen to mine. Dr. Glen is eager to help and genuinely wants to make a difference. He has a knack for saying the right things and making you feel at ease. Dr. Glen’s staff is cheerful, kind, organized and accommodating. His office is welcoming, clean and filled with current reports and information.
My chiropractic results have been both rewarding and revealing; I have experienced a definite decrease in my abdominal and joint pain over the past 6 months – my GI specialist and rheumatologist have also indicated and confirmed this improvement. I am sleeping better and waking up feeling rested. I have more energy, less headaches and my mind isn’t as foggy as it used to be. I have a had very little swelling in my joints, and have gained weight. My most recent bowel ultrasound for the assessment of Crohn’s Disease was extremely revealing, in that that it did not diagnose an active disease.
Aside from my known Crohn’s and RA diagnoses, Dr. Glen also has been treating scoliosis in two areas of my spine. I was unaware of the scoliosis until my initial assessment with Dr. Glen. This has also been treated with great success, as revealed by the difference between pre and post x-rays.
I am extremely pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Glen, and would not hesitate to recommend him for chiropractic care. I feel fortunate to have been a patient at Atlas Family Chiropractic, as my results were excellent – the time, effort and money spent were definitely worthwhile.