"First of all, let me say, it takes a lot for me to give my endorsement to something. That being said, I would like to share my experience with Vital Performance Chiropractic.
A year ago I was having so much back pain I could not lay in bed for more than five minutes in any position. In order to sleep, I had to lay on an electric massager, which ran all night. Even with that, around 3:30 every morning, I would have to get up, because my back pain would not let me lay there any longer.
At the same time, I was a patient at another chiropractic office in St. Louis. I saw two chiropractors there. One of the doctors did traditional adjustment techniques and insisted that I needed surgery because, more than likely, I had a bulging disc. The other doctor did more of muscle manipulation and exercise techniques and did not believe that surgery would necessarily fix the problem.
Finally fed up with the now near-constant pain I decided to take the steps necessary to get the surgery. I was going to have to get an MRI. To do that I had to see an orthopedic surgeon. He decided to get x-rays and throw steroids and pain meds at the problem as a FIRST step.
I didn’t like the meds, I didn’t like the doctor, and I had had enough.
I bought a new mattress – no help.
I researched tons of things on the internet, trying to find a solution – nothing worked.
Finally, last July, my sister recommended Vital Performance.
Honestly, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t think it would be any different than any other chiropractor. And when I found out I was going to have to come 3 times a week to start, I was not overjoyed, to put it lightly.
Fast forward a year. I cannot say enough about Dr. Dustin, the Torque Release Technique, the staff, and the general atmosphere at the office.
First of all, this is the ONLY thing that has helped me in any way. AND NO SURGERY.
I’m not going to lie. There have been ups and downs, and it's been a process and continues to be, however, I haven’t slept on that massager in 9 months. I can lay in bed in ANY position. I don’t have to get up in the morning because of back pain.
Secondly – and I realized this the other day – the pain in my feet is gone. For years, if I was on my feet too long, my feet would ache in the arches. I tried various shoes and arch supports and it just made it worse. Last week I walked about 5 miles. The week before that I actually RAN up the stairs at Forest Park. I would never have been able to do that before. And I realized it was because my foot pain was gone.
Finally, a word about the 3 times a week issue I was concerned about at the beginning of treatment. It was really never an issue. I don’t think I have ever been in the office more than 20 minutes for an appointment. And that was at the busiest time! And due to the SKED app, I can change appointment times in about 10 seconds. One day I had to change it 5 times and it was no big deal.
So that’s my story, and I’m so glad that I decided to start treatment. And I can’t wait to see where I can go from here.”
– Autumn D.