Merri Rosales’s Google Maps Review – Juneau
Long story short: I have lived with so-o-o much pain for so-o-o long and I never thought I would live any differently… I had “gotten used to” the idea and my compromised lifestyle. A few months ago, to add insult to misery, I took a terrible fall! I injured my head/neck/brain (severe inflammation) on down to my lower back (where I now have 2 compression fractures) and into my arms and hands. My knee giving out was the 1st injury as both my knees became very weak and painful especially when I have to climb my 4 flights of stairs on a daily basis in my home. My shoulder/arm and on down to my hand and fingertips were hurt, also, plus I have 2 pinched nerves in my neck. I have had sciatic nerve damage and pain into my hips since giving birth to my 5 kids, over 30 yrs. ago, and the fall aggravated this condition. One day my husband learned about this clinic from a co-worker and THIS Dr. was highly recommended to us. She was new in town and it turned out she had moved to Juneau while I was hospitalized in Seattle for a month due to complications from that fall. I was unresponsive and had to be air-evacuated to Seattle one day… They did all they could do for me there and began some PT so I could, hopefully, get around when I came home. I needed a walker to walk and was still quite ill from my whole ordeal. I was in pretty pathetic shape and NEEDED help!
When I came to Dr. Jillian Peterson, the end of to be able to move again. She told me that my inflammation had “gone global” and I could tell she understood my pain. She told me we’d only do what I could handle and made a personalized treatment plan for me. The goal being to heal me and then strengthen me. She accepted my desire to do things as natural as possible, too. I was tired of medications that didn’t help. TRUSTING her was easy, although at 1st I was scared of what they might DO to me there. After being ill for many months and then incapacitated, my husband had told me, one day, “I need to take you somewhere where they can stretch you and help you feel better”… Before this he didn’t even believe in chiropractors… this was a BIG step for us both!
I went 2-3 times a week the 1st 6 weeks and now, I have progressed to 2 times a week. Chiropractic Adjustments… Ultra Sound Treatments… Electrical Stimulation Treatments… Cervical Traction… Massage Therapy (from a woman with magic hands!) and it IS happening! Slow and steady… with constant concern over what I need/how I feel etc. and I am very grateful to her and her staff for helping me to get back to being myself, again. I started phase 2 (some exercises) that turned out to be too much for me right now… so we backed off and proceeded with what I had been doing that was working. It is ALL about what the patient needs/what I NEED.
I have been to other clinics in Juneau and I ONLY received Physical Therapy. I REALLY LOVE seeing two or even three different treatment providers in one visit such as: the chiropractor, a physical therapist(s) and sometimes even a massage therapist. More treatments mean more results and ALL IN ONE PLACE! I, also, liked how she explained my issues using models and diagrams which was helpful and gave me a true visual of what was going on with me. I did not feel rushed and I had a ton of questions! They are working with me re: my portion of the costs… I feel they care MORE about me than they do my insurance and they make it work to calm MY stress :0)
I actually LOOK FORWARD to my appts. because I always leave there feeling BETTER :0) I have NO doubt I will be better sooner than later… my range of motion progress has been amazing and I would recommend this clinic/Dr./staff to everyone!
Merri Rosales Better Health Juneau Chiropractor December 7, 2017
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