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We value our patients' experience at Tacoma Chiropractic Health and Massage Center. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Your Tacoma Chiropractor
Lisa D., 45 years old
"I have moderate to severe degenerative disks in my C4, 5 & 6. This causes all kinds of issues including piercing nerve pain in my neck, shoulders and down my arm. Sometimes it causes tingling and numbness, but there is always dull pain and fatigue."
What other methods had you tried in treating your condition? "I have tried neck injections (two) the later part of 2011 and I have a TENS unit (electrical shock). I've also done stretches, hot packs, cold packs and various lotions and potions."
What were the results? "The injections relieved the sharp, piercing pain but did not help the chronic feeling of fatigue and dull pain. The TENS unit helps with the piercing pain as well, and temporarily relieves dull pain. Ice, heat and lotions only help for a short time."
How has chiropractic changed your life for the better? "As I was driving down the road yesterday, I noticed something odd...I didn't have any fatigue in my neck! Normally at every stop light, I am stretching, rubbing and pulling at my neck, that didn't happen! For the first time since I can't even remember when, but years, I did not have that horrible feeling in my neck! I must have looked funny, sitting at the light grinning to myself!"
Has your attitude on health changed? "I see a postive future! I see that I have the opportunity to have a "normal" pain free day and a better, less interrupted night of sleep. I do know that I have to continue to do my part, but I have found a path!"
Jennifer J., 43 years old
Patient was suffering from cluster migraines for five years and had never been to a chiropractor before.
What led you to your decision to try TCHC? "I have heard from family, friends and others who have suffered from migraines that a chiropractor has helped with the issue. I decided I would give it a try."
How has chiropractic changed your life for the better? "It definitely has made me more aware of what my body needs from me, and the positive change that a chiropractor can make in ones life."
Has your attitude on health changed? "My attitude on my health has changed tremendously since coming to TCHC. The number one thing one can do for themselves is to have a positive attitude to start with."
Michelle V., 48 years old
Patient suffered from severe pain in her lower back. She tried several other methods to relieve the pain such as; anti-inflammatories, prescription muscle relaxer/pain meds, physical therapy.
How had this problem affected your life? "I used to be physically active and average weight, but with the lack of mobility, I gained weight and lost muscle mass/strength/endurance."
What led to your decision to try TCHC? "I didn't want to go the pain med route again, and I was in crisis."
How has chiropractic changed your life for the better? "I have minimal pain and I am exercising and active again with the hope of improvement over the next years rather than worsening."
Has your attitude on health changed? "I feel like I am getting back to my "old self" which was a healthy, active woman who enjoyed life, ate healthfully (not "emotionally") and could enjoy outdoor activities and keeping up with the family!"