A Safe Place even for those with PTSD
At the urging of family member, I came to Atlas Family Chiropractic as a last resort before quitting my job and applying for disability. My top complaints were non-stop headaches/recurring migraines, fybromyalgia, sciatica, and difficulty breathing. Some of my other symptoms included being unable to walk across the room without pain, inability to chew my food, inability to walk up stairs without gritting my teeth and holding my breath, and inability to get a good night's rest. I cannot remember that time I was without pain, ever. On a pain scale of 0-10, I frequently experienced pain at a 15 and considered a 6 to be a good day!
I also suffer from complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and overwhelming physical and emotional trauma. In Dr. Johason’s office I found that my PTSD history was not overlooked or considered irrelevant as it had been by other practitioners! Instead I found that the glimpses into my past that I choose to share were both safe and enabling. Dr. Johanson listened and applied his chiropractic skills to receive further insight into developing a personal chiropractic treatment plan.
I was impressed by the careful attention to detail throughout the assessment period, and the way Dr. Johanson continues to consult and train with other Doctors to stay on the cutting edge of research, practice, and technique. Due to this, I am able to make better decisions for my life.
Under the care of Dr. Glen, my quality of life has improved, I have been able to remain gainfully employed, and my baseline level of energy has risen by 10%! I ‘bounce-back’ more quickly and effectively from challenging days and I am now able to participate in more activities that I enjoy! My headaches and migraines are reduced. There are less of the extremely high pain days, my sleep disorder has lessened, and the sciatica is gone!!
I have been under consistent care for the last six months and I can testify that the changes have been significant all around… however, the most for me is that I now hope and support for continued spinal recovery, something that I had not found anywhere else.