Allergies, Asthma and Headaches testimonialI am writing this letter as a testimonial of the chiropractic care that my daughter, Maggie and I have received at Stanlick Chiropractic.
Just a little background on each of us…I am 43 and have had headaches for several years now and was diagnosed about 3 years ago with Migraine headaches for which I was prescribed a preventative, Nortriptylene. This medicine was to be taken every night. It lessened the frequency of the headaches, but never the intensity. I took this medicine for about 2 ½ years.
I stopped taking my migraine medicine on January 5th after only seeing Dr. Stanlick 5 times. My headaches now are very few and far between and are not considered migraines.
My daughter, Maggie had more serious issues when we started at Dr. Stanlick’s. She just turned 16 and was on a daily regimen of Singulair, Zyrtec, Dulera (inhaler) and sometimes a boost of Prednisone. She also has an Ibuterol inhaler for emergencies.
Several years ago, when Maggie was about 10, she was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma and given an Ibuterol inhaler for use when she played sports and couldn’t breathe as a result of the over exertion. Over the years, her breathing became worse and she had to use the inhaler more and more frequently. You are only supposed to use this type of inhaler once or twice a week. Maggie was using it several times a day. She also developed a chronic running nose, with sneezing, stuffy head, infected sinuses, sore throats (never strep), eye infections related to sinuses and headaches.
In November, 2009, she developed walking pneumonia. Her symptoms happened in the middle of the night. She could not catch her breath and was in panic mode. It got so bad that we had to go outside in the cool air to try and open her airway until we got her inhaler. Once we got to the doctor, a breathing treatment was administered and she was told to use her inhaler 4 times a day and she was put on Singulair at this time. After this, her pneumonia was almost gone, but breathing still did not come easy.
Over the course of the next 6 months, we went through Singulair prescriptions, allergy pills, much Kleenex and several trips to the doctor because of feeling poorly.
In October, 2010, we went to see an allergist/asthma doctor who after a few breathing tests determined that Maggie had severe asthma. He also felt she had some skin allergies but wanted to get her asthma under control first. That was when, in addition to Singulair, we began taking Zyrtec at night and Dulera (inhaler) 4 puffs a day and a 10 day regimen of Prednisone. We saw a little improvement with her breathing, but not enough to take her off the medicine. Twice she was taken off Zyrtec so that allergy testing could be done and twice her symptoms became so bad that the testing could not be done.
Maggie started going to Dr. Stanlick the first week of January and on January 17th, she quit taking her Singulair. About 2 weeks later, she cut back to 2 puffs a day on the inhaler and then 1 week after that she began to forget to take the inhaler until she wasn’t taking it at all.
We have had no breathing issues, no headaches, no eye infections, very minimal sneezing, 1 sore throat caused by a cold and no runny nose to speak off.
We are down to 1x a week with Dr. Stanlick and doing great. I didn’t know much about chiropractic care, but I’m a believer of what it can do and have seen first hand what it has done for me and my daughter.
Dr. Stanlick has been very open and honest with us from the very first visit. He explained everything that he was doing and what was going in our situation. It is amazing the way our bodies were created and that everything really does all work together to achieve one simple goal: good health.