Testimonies 2016-11-17T18:32:23+00:00

Patient Conditions NUCCA has helped

Allergies/Asthma/Sinus  |  Arm/Leg Numbness  |  Athletic Performance  |  Back Pain  |  Children  |  Chronic Pain  |  Depression  |  Digestive Disorders  |  Dizziness  |  Eyesight/Hearing  |  Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue  |  Headaches/Migraines  |  High Blood Pressure  |  Hip/Leg Pain  |  Increased Energy  |  Multiple Sclerosis  |   Post-Concussion Syndrome  |  Shoulder/Arm Pain  |  Sleep Disorders  |  Trigeminal Neuralgia


Allergies/Asthma/Sinus

Lifelong Asthma!
I started chiropractic treatment about 15 years ago. I started treatment for numbness in my left arm and neck pain with migraines. My migraines only occur when I am not in alignment. I also found benefit for my asthma. My asthma has been lifelong and have used a lot of medications to control it. I have found my asthma is much improved when in alignment to the point of hardly needing any medications. Thanks – Liz E.

No Inhaler!
I feel much better!!!! I have not used my inhaler at all and have not been coughing as much either. – Deb S.

Asthma Gone In Two Visits!
After seeing another chiropractor I had no relief with my asthma. After visiting Johnson Spinal Care Associates two times all symptoms have disappeared. The adjustments are long lasting, 1-3 months vs. 7-10 days. Food and pets that used to bring on an asthma attack are well tolerated. – D.Z


Arm/Leg Numbness

NUCCA Helps My Big Toe!
For 6-8 years the big toe on my left foot has been kind of numb feeling. Since I have been coming to Johnson Spinal Care Associates for treatment I have noticed a gradual change and the numb feeling has gone away. I could usually tell if my atlas bone was in alignment by the feeling in my toe. If I was out of alignment my toe felt numb again. I have stayed in alignment for 3 months now and during that time my big toe has felt normal. Thanks for the good care. – Hillard J.


Athletic Performance

School Record
Thank you so much for all your help the past several months. This has been my most successful collegiate track season, largely in part because of your care. I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive your care – without it I would not have had such an amazing final track season. This year I was able to achieve many of my long-standing goals such as having a career best performance in the 800m, breaking the school record and winning the conference championship in both the distance medley relay and 4x800m relay, and competing at nationals. I was also able to pursue dreams I did not think were possible until this season, namely dropping over 30 seconds in the mile. Thank you for your support and care this season- you truly have made a difference in my life.
Many thanks! – Hannah O.


Back Pain

Less Care – Better Results
Yes! I’m so grateful that you have had the special training needed to give us this treatment. I know that not many chiropractors have this knowledge.
It certainly has cut down on the number of treatments I needed. Before I found this treatment I’d have to be in at least 2 times a week constantly pushing my sacrum back into place.

After One Pain Free Adjustment I Feel No Pain!
I have had a long history of back pain due to various trauma to my spine beginning at the age of 15. I am now 39 years of age and have undergone numerous treatments for low back pain. At times I have been unable to walk / stand due to the pain that existed in my upper/lower back, hips and thighs. I was thrilled to hear of Johnson Spinal Care Associates and their successful treatment of his patients. When I first entered the office I felt like I was 20 years beyond my age due to my range of motion and daily pain and limitations. After 1 pain free adjustment I feel no pain. I can walk straight, put my socks on, tie my shoes, and I have stayed “in line” for 2 weeks! – Stacy B.

No More Back Pain
I am grateful for the improvement to my overall health due to NUCCA. I first went to Johnson Spinal Care two months ago and no longer have back pain, but also have noticed that my sinuses are clear for the first time that I can remember and I have more energy. I highly recommend this type of care. – Bill G

Drugs and Therapy Never Lasted!
I have had back pain for 20+ years and have been to medical doctors who prescribed drugs and therapy which worked for awhile but never lasted. I then tried a chiropractor who “cracked” my body into shape. That worked for a few years but I started to experience pain that ran down my leg and felt a knife like pain digging into the lower leg while I walked. It was worse at night and when going up the stairs. A friend who had had terrific back pain started going to Johnson Spinal Care and was remarking how great he felt. I decided to try it for a year. First I was sleeping better then I started feeling better all over (I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and those symptoms have improved). I realized while walking up the stairs that the pain in my leg was almost gone. My back pain is much better. When I am in alignment I stand straighter and feel good. – Pat H.


Children

We Immediately Saw Color Come Back Into Her Face!
Rachel was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 7 years of age. She began NUCCA care with her family seeking a diagnosis as Rachel was in acute physical distress. The medical diagnostic procedures, while necessary, further aggravated Rachel’s symptoms and we don’t know how we would have endured them if Rachel had not received the relief that her adjustment provided while working through this. After her first adjustment we immediately saw color come back into her face which had been pale for some time. She is still in the beginning of her care and she looks forward to her adjustments. We have had chiropractic care in the past but this type of care is the most direct and impactful we have ever known because the atlas affects the whole body system. We recommend NUCCA to anyone looking for direct, significant and lasting results. – Mrs. T

Not Enough Words to Express My Gratitude
Where do I begin to thank you enough for everything you have done for my daughter Kennedy. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. As you know on Nov 24th Kennedy has stopped breathing at some point in her dads arms. After numerous doctors and tests acid reflux was determined to be the cause. We were willing to try anything to make sure this didn’t happen again. After we saw you for the first time we say you, what an improvement. After starting care with you it is so nice to see such a change. For example her posture was so much improved that even family members were noticing. She definitely had less acid reflux issues and she also loves being in her Exersauser and Jumperroo now more than ever. All this just after her first adjustment. – Nicole K.

Thanks For Helping My Son!
Thanks you so much for helping my son. Quinn’s pain started the first night we brought him home from the hospital. At 3 weeks he was officially diagnosed with acid reflux. Zantac did not work, not even 3 doses a day. We started chiropractic care at 6 weeks but it did not go well. He cried for 4 hours straight, we tried again and he cried again. We knew his C1 was out of place but we were not getting results and he was losing weight so we stopped and we did not know what to do. After 8 weeks of nursing and 4 weeks on an elimination diet he was still losing weight. We changed formulas a few times and ended up on prescription only elemental formula, 2 doses of prevacid and 1 dose of axid per day. His pediatrician said he had sever reflux, a gastric motility disorder, severe protein allergy and the only other thing we could do for him was a trial of reglan or erythromycin. They both have terrible side effects and we tried it only as a last resort.
At 11 weeks I tried chiropractic again. We asked the chiropractor to be very gentle to avoid the negative side effects. After 15+ visits my sons plageocepahly (flat head) was worse so we stopped chiropractic care again.
I decided to try a different chiropractic next. (NUCCA) My son has only been under your care for 1 week, 1 adjustment and the improvements are absolutely astounding. He is refluxing less frequently, less volume. He had stopped choking the first night and is now starting to stop his aspirations. His gastric emptying and motility have returned to normal and he is smiling and happy and enjoying life. – Nattalie O.


Chronic Pain

Pain Free
I have experienced chronic pain for many years as a result of 2 car accidents. During that time I have tried physical therapy, other chiropractic treatments, and steroid injections as well as several medications. After being treated at Johnson Spinal Care Associates I am pain free most days and if I do experience pain it is short lived. I am now able to do things I had given up on such as sitting through theater performances, doing my own vacuuming and working without pain.
I believe this gentle form of adjustment cold be beneficial to anyone. – Kristen


Depression

My Depression Has Lifted!
When I started seeing Dr. Johnson it was for my physical pain. My daughter recommended this care to me. She said, “I don’t know how to explain it , but you feel different.” I didn’t really know what she meant by her statement.
Well I do now! When I was a child, I was very depressed. My mother was no only concerned about me as a child, but as a teenager and an adult. I started medication for my depression in my early 20’s. I never felt like a “normal” child or adult. As life went on, with all the emotional bumps & bruises I received in life, I not only became more depressed, but angry as well. Any little thing I would get angry at, and keep it inside. I’m now 64 years old and at the point where I couldn’t stand myself. I thought about suicide thousands of times. I couldn’t even stand to listen to certain types of music; I wasn’t sure why.
As I write this I cry because my depression has lifted. I can now listen to beautiful music as I cry because I can “feel” now. I feel more peaceful and not angry inside. I was so angry at the whole world.
As for the physical benefits of NUCCA care, I have less pain, I can turn my neck when I drive, I move better and have more energy.
(Nadine wrote this after her second NUCCA spinal correction) – Nadine A.

Suicidal Thoughts!
In a football practice I got hit on the top of my head and felt nauseous and suffered horrible headaches. My doctor said I had a concussion and I couldn’t play football until they went away. 14 days later I started feeling really sad and had suicidal thoughts. My cousin recommended Johnson Spinal Care and I shrugged it off until I was still having concussion symptoms 3 months after the blow. I finally went to get my neck checked and Dr. Johnson said he could fix my neck and make my concussion symptoms go away. Since then my depression has gone away and same with the headaches. I can’t thank Dr. Johnson enough because I have my life back and want to live again! – Max


Digestive Disorders

Irritable Bowel Non-Existent
I am 42 years old and have a history of scoliosis and irritable bowel syndrome. I also have lingering effects from a whiplash injury suffered in 2 car accidents in my late teens and early 20’s. I have had routine chiropractic care in the past but did not feel I was achieving lasting results until I began NUCCA care at Johnson Spinal Care Associates. This has been the only treatment that has significantly impacted my scoliosis both cosmetically and functionally. My irritable bowel syndrome has been virtually nonexistent as long as I remain in alignment and I have not suffered any significant flare-ups of neck pain and immobilization that I would suffer in the past from the car accident traumas. I recommend this care for noticeable and positive life changing results. – Natalie R.

I Feel Good All The Time!
I feel good all of the time! If I’m out of alignment I feel funny. It’s hard to describe. I start getting indigestion, which I never have anymore. I get slight nagging headaches- the kind you don’t necessarily need Tylenol or aspirin for but you take anyway. Then if I ignore these symptoms it progresses to my arm aching/numb, pain in the shoulder, feet hurting etc.
Upper cervical care is great and does wonders for me and my life. – Cheri H.


Dizziness

A Miracle Occurred!
I was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic with a brain infection causing vertigo, nausea, and severe headaches. Medical science could not treat my symptoms. I left the hospital in as much distress and pain that I had when I was admitted a week before. Even the strong pain medicines they prescribed could not take away the agony I was feeling.
A couple of days later a dear friend of mine suggested her chiropractor. She said his treatment had helped her remain migraine free! I had always been skeptical of chiropractic care, and was hesitant to take her referral. However, I continued to be in misery, and agreed to check it out. The day I came to Johnson Spinal Care Associates, I couldn’t even hold my head up due to the extreme pain and discomfort. I had suffered from dizziness and headaches since 2001, when I had West Nile Virus, and this current infection was due to encephalitis.
Then a miracle occurred!! Within a matter of a couple of days, I was a new person. The color returned to my face, I could hold my head up and not get sick, and the best part… I was headache free!!!! This was truly a miracle!
The transformation I felt was unbelievable! I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for Johnson Spinal Care Associates! The Dr’s and Staff are amazing. I am no longer a skeptic. I can look at my X-rays and see the difference with my own eyes. I am a changed person, and I am forever grateful!
Thanks you for being willing to make a difference in my life! – Kari F.


Eyesight/Hearing

Remarkable Improvement In Eyesight!
Not only has the comfort level in my body increased but the improvement to my eyesight has been remarkable! For many years I required bifocal glasses for reading and driving. Now all I need is reading glasses also known as “cheaters”. I’d recommend NUCCA for anyone especially if all other methods have failed. But why waste time and money, not to mention pain and suffering when NUCCA can obtain what you need.
Thank you! – Nancy F

Tick Tock!
After my initial adjustment I was able to hear clearer than I have in years. I never noticed that my clock ticked but 2 nights after my adjustment I had to move it to another room and close the door. My mood has improved greatly and my back pain has decreased to the point that I only have a couple times a day that it hurts at all. – Katherine G.

I Could Hear the Birds Singing!
I lost hearing in my right ear in December 2009. I went the typical route of medicine with 2 MRI’s, Prednisone, ENT visits, and 4 steroid shots into the inner ear. Nothing had changed. I started seeing Dr. Johnson in April, two weeks ago. I plugged the good ear, then plugged and unplugged the deaf ear. When I unplugged the deaf ear I could hear the birds singing. This has happened twice now. I do not have complete hearing recovery but hopefully we are on the way. – Mary P.


 

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue

 

I Got My Life Back
My name is Lynn. I suffered from chronic fatigue for approximately 9 years. I had flu like symptoms that often would leave me in bed for days at a time. This was all occurring during a time in which my girls were growing up and I knew I could never have this time back. I was also taking care of 8-10 kids at a daycare. Each year I found myself getting progressively more sick. In 2002 I was forced into retiring from daycare because of my poor health.
During the next 2 years I went into several other chiropractors and saw little if any change. I also tried a large variety of vitamins that claimed success with CFS. I literally spent hundreds of dollars each moth trying to get well but none of it really helped.
After finding NUCCA I felt better the next day!!! I had more energy than I had remembered having in months!! It took me 3 months before I started holding my alignment for more long term but now I feel fabulous all the time!! I believe that Johnson Spinal Care Associates has given me my life back. I am so thankful for the gift of my restored health. – Lynn A.

25 Years of Pain!
I first came to Johnson Spinal Care Associates on Sept 24. I was dizzy and had a terrible headache. After I had x-rays done the doctor told me why I felt so bad and that he could help. I had been in a car accident in 1976 and had never felt the same. Lots of shoulder and neck pain and on top of that I suffered with fibromyalgia.
My first adjustment was Sept 26 and remarkably I felt better even though more adjustments were needed.
Today I feel great. I have had the best days, even friends have noticed the difference in me. I’m not in pain and I’m feeling better than ever. – Sue B.

Years of Helplessness!
After 2 1/2 months of chiropractic care at Johnson Spinal Care Associates I am feeling much better.
I was diagnosed about 15 years ago with fibromyalgia and have tried many different prescription medications at different doses, other chiropractors and physical therapy to help with my symptoms. I went into my medical doctor and requested that he help me wean off the two drugs which I had been taking morning and night for 15 years for fibromyalgia. He was very helpful and referred me to a naturalistic doctor to support me on the nutritional end and she then recommended I go to Johnson Spinal Care Associates to help with my complaints of fatigue, headaches, pain in my hands, legs, feet and upper back and neck.
It was a commitment on my part to undertake this treatment plan since I had to travel 1 3/4 hours to get to the office from my home. It was worth it and I plan on continuing as needed.
I have been in alignment and held my adjustment for the last 3 weeks and I am feeling well. I have no pain in my legs, feet and hands and the pain in my upper back and neck are almost completely gone. I don’t have the headaches that I had on an average 3 times a week which would wake me up at night. What a relief!! It is great to feel like I have control over something that I felt so helpless with for so many years. – Nancy D.


Headache/Migraines

I Slept Alot and Cried Alot!
I have been having chiropractic care for 7 years. I have been to several chiropractor who were recommended by satisfied patients. However due to the nature of my injury I was unable to get relief from these non-NUCCA chiropractors. When chiropractors twisted my neck it gave me a worse headache than before I sought treatment. No kidding. Before I came to Johnson Spinal Care I was in a lot of pain. I slept a lot and cried a lot. After my first treatment my headaches disappeared. I kept improving and now come to the cities every few months to keep in alignment. I drive about 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours depending on traffic.
I woke up this morning at 5am with face, neck and head pain. Immediately after the adjustment I felt instant relief. I had had trouble concentrating but after the adjustment it felt like I had walked into a well lit room from the darkness. – Brenda D.

My Wife Says Thank You!
I was experiencing many sever headaches over a period of 7 years when I first was seen by Dr. Johnson. In addition my whole body was sore from the tension the headaches placed on parts of my body. Even walking was difficult because my body was not loose. I have been a runner and have done extensive biking in my life. Walking should have been no problem, but it was. It’s nice to have my life back again.
My wife also notices the difference and asks me to thank Dr. Johnson. She tells me I am not as ornery as I was over the past 7 years since my car accident. Of course that’s a good feeling for me. So from my wife, “thank you Dr. Johnson”. – Arne H.

16 Tylenol a Day!
In 1982 I began having migraines which over the next year became increasingly more intense and of longer duration. Not only would the pain be intense, but I also had nausea and a lightheaded feeling with it. I would make it through my work day and have to come home and lie down in the darkness in silence often times crying because of the pain. I would maybe have a day or two where I did not have to take Tylenol. At one point I was taking 16 Tylenol a day and this was only taking the edge off the pain, never completely eliminating it.
I went to my medical doctor in 1985 and he put me on Amitriptyline. I took it daily. In the beginning the medication lessened the severity of the headaches but didn’t cure them. After 6-8 months the headaches intensified and by the end of the year I was back to where I was when I started taking the drugs. Only now I was taking excessive amounts of Tylenol and Amitriptyline. The solution was to increase the dosage to the drug because my body was building up a tolerance to it. After 3 years the drug was causing problems with my thyroid and the headaches were still there. After looking up the side effects of the drug… one of which was headaches… I decided to quit the medications and just endure the pain.
Years later my husband head about the benefits of NUCCA and encouraged me to go to Johnson Spinal Care Associates. An assessment was made of the correction needed and a treatment plan was set up for me. I noticed a difference with the first treatment in that the pain and duration of my headaches lessened. This continued to lessen throughout my treatment plan. As of today I haven’t had a migraine in over 5 months!!! – Sandy G

A Miracle Occured!
I was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic with a brain infection causing vertigo, nausea, and severe headaches. Medical science could not treat my symptoms. I left the hospital in as much distress and pain that I had when I was admitted a week before. Even the strong pain medicines they prescribed could not take away the agony I was feeling.
A couple of days later a dear friend of mine suggested her chiropractor. She said his treatment had helped her remain migraine free! I had always been skeptical of chiropractic care, and was hesitant to take her referral. However, I continued to be in misery, and agreed to check it out. The day I came to Johnson Spinal Care Associates, I couldn’t even hold my head up due to the extreme pain and discomfort. I had suffered from dizziness and headaches since 2001, when I had West Nile Virus, and this current infection was due to encephalitis.
Then a miracle occurred!! Within a matter of a couple of days, I was a new person. The color returned to my face, I could hold my head up and not get sick, and the best part… I was headache free!!!! This was truly a miracle!
The transformation I felt was unbelievable! I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for Johnson Spinal Care Associates! The Dr’s and Staff are amazing. I am no longer a skeptic. I can look at my X-rays and see the difference with my own eyes. I am a changed person, and I am forever grateful!
Thanks you for being willing to make a difference in my life! – Kari F


High Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Very Stable
Dr. Johnson’s medical care over the past 3 years has been very successful in the following:
1) Blood pressure has been very stable recently. My BP medication is a minimum dose and can probably be stopped.
2) My alignment has required no significant adjustment.
Good job Dr. Johnson. – Mr. Burns

You Provided Way More Corrective Treatment Than Anyone!
Just a quick note – for as long as I can remember (50 years) and prior to my MVA, my blood pressure has been a rock solid 120/80. However, since my MVA, it has been consistently elevated. I have kept records and the average is in the neighborhood of 165/95 or higher.
My last two visits to my primary care physician coincided with my atlas being in place for relatively long periods of time, in my case 2-3 weeks. As I predicted to the nurse prior to her taking my blood pressure it would be “low” because my atlas is in place. To both her and my physicians amazement, both readings were within a couple of points of my normal 120/80.
Thanks – we have more work to do, but out of all the trips to the specialists, pain clinics, including Mayo, you have provided way more corrective treatment than anyone. – Mike W.


Hip/Leg Pain

Big Changes In My Life!
I never expected NUCCA to make such a great change in my life. I have so much energy now. That was missing in my life before I started seeing Dr. Johnson and I had a great deal of pain; shoulders, hips, knees, ankles… even leg muscles. I thought I would have to live like that and with that pain forever. But today I can say I have so little pain, if any, anymore that my days are more enjoyable. Pain used to wake me at night – but that is a thing of the past.
Never did I think NUCCA could make such big changes in my life – but it has. – Ginger C.


Increased Energy

More Energy!
I am grateful for the improvement to my overall health due to NUCCA. I first went to Johnson Spinal Care two months ago and no longer have back pain, but also have noticed that my sinuses are clear for the first time that I can remember and I have more energy. I highly recommend this type of care. – Bill G.

Health Improved Tremendously!
I wanted to let you know that my overall health has improved tremendously since I began receiving treatments from you. I had struggled for 18 months with bronchitis and annoying coughing attacks that would come and almost go away. I would feel almost well and the bronchitis would return along with annoying sinus discomfort. After 3 months of treatment from my bronchitis is gone, no more coughing episodes and my sinuses are clear. My breathing is less labored and I can feel my stamina increasing when I ride my bike. Because of your treatments I have reclaimed my health and I feel better than I have ever felt. Keep up the good work. – Rose B.


Multiple Sclerosis

MS Symptoms Abate After One Correction!
After my first NUCCA Correction I have been walking straighter with less stumbling. My gait problem and recent exacerbation had been due to a MS flare-up.
Additionally I am sleeping better and generally feel that I am in a healing phase. – Angie R


Post-Concussion Syndrome

Missed 6 Months of School!
I was chasing a loose ball in basketball and dove and hit my head on the bleachers. I experienced a concussion but the headache pain really went away. Since I’ve been to Johnson Spinal Care my pain level in my head has dropped from a 7 out of 10 to about a 3-4 out of 10 in the last 2 months. I noticed my pain in my head increased every time I went out of alignment. I have recently just returned to school because I have been feeling so much better. – Joshua

No Headaches After 2 Weeks!
Almost a year ago in May I was longboarding down a steep hill, I fell backwards off my board and hit my head into the cement. I was then taken to the hospital where they just told me to rest because I had gotten a concussion. From then on I have constantly had headaches up until now, after about two weeks of care at Johnson Spinal Care. – Tucker


Shoulder/Arm Pain

Intense Shoulder Pain
My 12 year old daughter had intense shoulder pain. After just one adjustment she has felt significant improvement. She had an 8 degree twist in C-2. She said she would never go back to a “pop and crack” chiropractor.
Glad we were led to Johnson Spinal Care. – Mary P


Sleep Disorders

I Can Sleep 5-7 Hours Without Waking Up!
After 2 adjustments, and I have to say I was a little skeptical about NUCCA helping me, but after the first 2 adjustments I now sleep 5 hours or 7 hours straight without waking up. This is very unusual for me because for many years (at least 15) I have been waking up every one and half hours. This new length of sleep has given me more energy during the day. And besides that I don’t have that shoulder and neck pain that I came into NUCCA for in the first place. My only other wish is that I didn’t have to drive so far to get the help I need. Thank you. – Ginger C.


Trigeminal Neuralgia

Neurologist – Nothing More I Can Do!
In January 1986 I was diagnosed with right sided TN (trigeminal neralgia). At that time. I was placed on Tegretol and had some relief of pain. In July of ’86 I went into three months of remission where no medication was required and I was pain free. By Oct of ’86 the right sided pain returned. The pain was electrical and shock like in nature lasting 10-15 seconds. The pain was in my gums and cheek. For the next 3 years I was treated with numerous medications as well as Tegretol. These included: Elavil, Depakote, Leorasol, and Dilantin. Despite all these medications, I received very little pain relief.
In Aug 1989 I underwent vascular decompression at UCSF. They had hoped to find abnormal vessel but found normal anatomy, at which point he performed a rhizotomy instead. The procedure was not successful and I awoke with pain. I was placed back on medication immediately. The pain was tolerable while on Tegretol alone but I continued to have episodic break through pain.
In Jan 1995 I was hospitalized for increased right side pain that did not respond to drugs. While in the hospital I was placed on morphine drip while my Tegretol dose was increased. During this time I had a significant weight loss of 15 lbs. For the next year I had less pain but it was never completely gone. By March of ’96 I began to experience both left and right sided pain. I continued to use Tegretol.
By Nov 1998 the pain on the right side had gone but the left sided pain began to increase. The episodes became more frequent and more painful. These pains went from shock like, lasting under a minute, to severe spasm pain that would radiate up to my left eye and my jaw would lock. My Tegretol was increased but I did not receive significant pain relief.
Beginning in Nov ’99 the left sided pain became more frequent and more painful. By Jan 2000 the spasms became more frequent as well. My Tegretol was increased to 1000mg a day and I went on 2400mg of Neurontin. Despite the increase medication the pain persisted and my weight dropped 15 lbs. The medications were so sedating that I was unable to work as an RN in labor and delivery. I was also unable to drive a car. This went on for 3 months. The only time I left my house was if someone took me out. My gait was unsteady and my speech was slurred. The pain persisted and I continued to lose weight. Finally my daughter researched TN on her computer and found out about a support group in the Twin Cities. My husband took me to the monthly meeting. Dr. Johnson was the speaker that day and he spoke about NUCCA chiropractic care. My husband went to speak to him after his talk. I began care at Johnson Spinal Care the next week. He explained how my atlas was rotated out of alignment and how that could effect the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve. By the time I had completed my 3 month care plan I had cut down on my medications enough that I was able to return to work and drive a car. I felt like I had my life back. I continued care for the next year and I continued to decrease my medications every couple of weeks.
Eventually I completely stopped all seizure medication. I had not been off of medications for 15 years. Today I continue to be off medication. My visits to Johnson Spinal Care are less frequent. I can hold my alignment for up to a month now. I am usually able to recognize when I feel out of alignment, and if i stay out too long I will start to feel some facial pain.
I will always be grateful to my family who didn’t give up on me when I did. To my daughter who found out about the support group and to my husband for his gentle persuasion and taking me to my appointments.
I don’t think I could find words to express my gratitude to those at Johnson Spinal Care for all they have done for me. I had truly reached a point of despair when I met them. My neurologist told me that there was nothing more he could do and he recommended surgery. Johnson Spinal Care never gave up on me even when I didn’t follow the typical path of recovery. Because of Johnson Spinal Care I have my life back. I continue to work in labor and delivery, a job that I love, and I live each day medication free. – Patty A.

Every Day Is A Joy!
I am doing very well. Every day is a joy. If I go out of alignment it’s pretty obvious, the face starts pulling and I get nasty zingers of pain, little daggers behind the eye, but nothing as bad as the original trigeminal neuralgia back in 1995/6. But every appointment is further and further out. Johnson Spinal Care uses a particular sub-specialty of chiropractic care that uses a technique called the NUCCA method. It is practiced by those who are members of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. It involves very precise adjustments of the C1 with very little force. The sensation is that of a light pressure, no more. Anyway there are only about 1000 of these practitioners in the US so every time I have to drive from Anoka to Apple Valley I tell myself they could be in Madison or Chicago, and just enjoy the scenery. – Mary B.