Words cannot describe my gratitude for all of the compassion and support I continue to receive from Dr. Joe, Melissa, and Kathy. My future looks so much brighter because of you. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
In 1999 I was overcome by intense physical pain, chronic fatigue, IBS and blood sugar spikes and was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Becoming bed ridden and seeing my active life dwindling away was not an option for me. I made a commitment to myself and my husband to never give up on finding the solution to my medical issues. After exhausting traditional medical treatments, I switched my focus to alternative medicine. With a high protein, low carb diet, painful massages, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments and Yoga, I was able to reduce many of the symptoms. However, my muscles remained full of knots and hard as rocks. When I strained a muscle it would take months or years to heal. In November 2015 I hit my breaking point when none of my coping methods worked to alleviate a three year history of having a locked periformis and injured bicep. As a hiking guide I needed to take a step back and stop playing injured. I simply was “Sick and Tired” of being Sick and Tired!
In the back of my mind I knew food was a major component to my healing. Over the years I never found a doctor who understood the digestive system and its role in how the body functions. After I saw the Carolina Spotlight interview with Dr. Joe and Melissa I knew their approach provided hope and I immediately made an appointment. Dr. Joe was the first doctor in 17 years who understood my frustration and explained why my muscles were tight and did not heal. With just two chiropractic adjustments he unlocked my periformis. Six months of enzyme therapy and tightening my diet I am healing faster than I ever imagined. My muscles are pliable, they no longer have knots and my energy levels are through the roof. What a relief it is to know I’ve uncovered the missing piece of the puzzle to live a pain free life.
Dr. Joe’s down to earth professionalism and wealth of knowledge has been a tremendous comfort to me as I progress with the enzyme therapy. Going forward I will continue to have faith, trust the process, keep an open mind and embrace my new found pain free lifestyle. I am elated to refer friends to Foothills Wellness knowing they will receive the same level of compassion and care I have received.