For many years I struggled with many health issues including allergies, ibs, acid reflux and severe vertigo. Things were so bad I could barely work. I began to give up hope that I would never find anything to help me get better. Fortunately, my brother and sister in law recommended I see Dr. Paterna at Shoreline Family Chiropractic & Wellness. They told me Dr. Paterna would be willing to talk to me first to answer any questions or concerns I had. Although I was nervous at first, Dr. Paterna made me feel at ease. After the first few adjustments, I started feeling a difference. After a month my digestion is so much better, my allergies have not been as severe as they usually are and no vertigo. My health has improved greatly through my weekly adjustments and I have been feeling so much better.
Dr. Paterna and Dr. Briggs are life savers. They truly have helped me improve my quality of life. I am so thankful to be in better health and be able to enjoy life again. The entire staff is so welcoming and truly makes you feel like family. I don't know where I’d be if I hadn't gone to Shoreline Family Chiropractic & Wellness. I had no idea Chiropractic care could help me. Now I tell everyone It's because of everyone at SFCW that I am where I am today. Thank You
I woke up this morning and walked to the bathroom. No really…I WALKED to the bathroom! I didn’t shuffle or stumble and I didn’t use the wall to hold me up. AND there was NO PAIN! After five years of counting every step, avoiding walking unless necessary while still trying to lead a normal life, I have started to believe in normal again...
In April 2003 I was diagnosed with MS and two years later I was rear ended in an auto accident that resulted in severe lumbar damage. The surgeon said “sure we can fix it with rods and screws and fusion, but you would still have PAIN”. The Osteopath charged me a bundle to sit on his hands. The Orthopedist said “Honey, you have MS, your back is going to hurt”. The Acupuncturist wished there was more he could do when the pain didn’t subside.
Dr. Paterna said, “I can help your pain”. But by then I was immune to those claims so I nodded, smiled and walked away with the aid of my wheeled walker. I did that not once, but twice. When I met Dr. Matt for the third time, I thought I had nothing else to lose. Little did I realize that within the first six weeks, what I would lose was the PAIN.
“Chiropractic Changed My Life!”
I began getting adjusted 3 months ago. Initially started seeking out a chiropractor because I “threw my back out” during Zumba dance fitness class. In the past I had been to a chiropractor because I had a bad back. I thought that’s what chiropractors take care of. I didn’t realize my frequent headaches were also related to my spine being “out of whack.” I had been suffering from headaches that sometimes lasted two days. The headaches started coming on more strongly about 6-9 months ago and as for my back, I never experienced pain like I did when I “threw it out” during that class in February. That day, I could hardly get off the couch. Mind you, I am an active, healthy 23-year-old who never gets sick. Yet a fitness class where I worked out beside women who were at least 20-30 years older than me practically put me on bed rest. That wasn’t good.
I remember during my high school years in New Jersey, and since I was a cheerleader needed routine adjustments to keep me in line – but between college and getting out into the working world, I hadn’t been under a chiropractors care for years. I guess I was waiting for something bad to happen. Fortunately my friend recommended Dr. Matt and Dr. Pete. When I walked into Shoreline, Dr. Matt and Dr. Pete not only helped me physically, but also took the time to educate me on how my body works and how every ache, pain and dysfunction in the body is a symptom that can be traced to misaligned vertebrae - SUBLUXATION.
My next goal as far as chiropractic goes is to convince my skeptical friends and family that chiropractic can and will change their lives. It certainly has for me.
Thank you Dr. Matt and Dr. Pete and the entire staff!