Headaches “Before coming to Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center I had daily headaches that would sometimes turn into migraines. After almost 5 years of my chronic daily headaches affecting my relationships, school work, athletics and overall quality of life, I had given up hope they could get better. I also had daily pain and aches in my lower back that were slowly getting worse. After starting Nutrition Response Testing and a few minor chiropractic adjustments, I am headache free! The pain in my lower back is continuing to improve and I feel like a new person! I am so thankful for Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center! They have improved my quality of life 100%.” M.R. Fatigue and Lack of Energy “When I came to Brennan Family Chiropractic and started the NRT program I was experiencing extreme hungriness, I was tired and had a lack of energy. I have a son, who was 6 months old at the time, so I knew where some of my tiredness came from, but the tiredness that I was feeling was more of a “frumpy/deep” tiredness. I felt slow, I felt heavy, I felt winded. I was confused on why I was feeling this tired, feeling this lack of energy because I was constantly eating – I was always so hungry. I was confused on what was actually healthy for you and didn’t feel that I had a good concept on how to approach healthy living. I wanted to start a good healthy approach to life to set an example for my son. Going through the Nutrition Response Testing program has changed my life! I no longer have that “I’m starved” feeling because I am fueling my body on what it needs to sustain high energy levels, which is something I need more than ever now that I have a 1 year old! I no longer have that deep tiredness, that slow, heavy feeling. Now that I have been educated on what foods are actually healthy for you and are enriched with protein and vitamins, my body, mind and soul feel great! I now have the knowledge to not only eat right but to simply live right – live in balance with my body and that makes me feel great! Above all I have learned that feeling great doesn’t just happen – it’s a choice you have to make!” K.J-S. Depression and Sleep Issues “I felt tired, had loss of energy, difficulty sleeping, a lot of stress and just didn’t enjoy playing with my children as I had in the past. I have a history of depression which has been controlled fairly well in the past with psychotropic medications, but I didn’t want to depend on these for the rest of my life. My background is in medicine but I really wanted to look at alternatives as the only management my own physicians were recommending were medications. I’m at 6 weeks now and overall have definitely noticed improvement in sleep, energy level, and focus. My diet choices have not been as difficult as I perceived because they are very healthy choices. It is most difficult to work out of my craving for something “sweet” every day, but it is helpful that this is a slow wean off – not all or nothing. I am hopeful that this will transition to a slow wean off of my medications at some point. I do appreciate that the Brennan’s work in conjunction with what my physician recommends. It has been an “eye-opening” experience thus far for someone with a background in standard medicine.” J.G. Anxiety/Panic Attacks “I was on antidepressants for depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. The panic/anxiety was terrible because of a heart condition. The attacks made me feel like I was having a heart attack, I never knew when it would occur, sometimes ending with a trip to the ER. I almost always had thoughts of when it would happen again. Anxiety caused hyper sensitivity; every little different feeling in my body would make me think something bad was going to happen, health wise. I am now eating much better and feel great. I have stopped taking the antidepressants. The best part is that I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a panic attack and I don’t have that feeling looming in the back of my brain that something is going to happen and I don’t have those hyper sensitivity feelings anymore.” P.D. Allergies “I was sick. I have ulcerative colitis and had been battling frequent flare ups. In addition, I had chronic allergy symptoms, hyperactive histamines in my skin, and muscle and joint pain. I didn’t realize how sick I was because everything had just become “normal” to me. Things are slowly improving. I have noticed my allergies have improved drastically and I can now spend time with dogs and cats with no problem! My sleeping habits have improved and I am looking forward to healing completely and hope to leave my ulcerative colitis medication behind.” C.Z. Weight "I had diarrhea, irregular bowel movements, lack of sleep which was interrupted by weird dreams, and extreme pain everywhere. My bowels have improved 100%, I have more energy and I have slept better since starting the program. I no longer have hunger pangs between meals and I can even put off a meal longer. I have lost 25 lbs, my BMI dropped 4.6 points, my symptom survey numbers are considerably lower, and my back is less sore." D.H. Arthritis and Blood Pressure “My arthritis was pretty bad. My left foot was so bad that it was hard to walk. For some reason my blood pressure was higher than it has ever been. I have been fighting with my weight as well, I would diet, but it never seemed to do any good. My energy level was low and by noon I was ready to call it a day. Now, my arthritis is slowly improving. I would be doing something and all of sudden I would realize my foot wasn’t hurting. My blood pressure is better, but I am still on medication and hoping to get rid of some of them. The other day I got on the scale and I was down 5 pounds without thinking about the diet. My energy has improved a lot. If my foot doesn’t hurt I am able to keep going without taking breaks.” H.V. Back Pain “I had lots of low back pain, I had pain in my leg that went down into my foot causing my foot to tingle. I have always had back problems- In April 2008 I was down for 3 weeks, ever since then I can’t seem to get back to “normal.” Since last April I have had about a 3 week span where I thought I was “finally okay,” but again I went backwards. I started the nutrition program and chiropractic adjustments with both Drs. Brennan in January 2009. Since then I have greatly improved, I am only dealing with some pain in my leg and foot- it is finally getting better.” F.G. Stomach Issues “I had a lot of stomach problems (stomach aches, diarrhea, and constipation). I also had bad headaches and high anxiety/stress. I haven’t had stomach problems for several weeks and I am doing much better with headaches. If I do get one it is mild. My stress and anxiety are in check. I also have a lot more energy and my running has improved.” A.F. ADHD “My son was very hyper and had a lot of out bursts, which were hard for people to control. Due to his outbursts he was even kicked out of the YMCA program because they could not handle him. He craved foods like ice cream and chips and would eat all of it at one time. Since starting the program he has calmed down quite a bit. His outbursts have decreased and the amount of time his out bursts would last has also decreased. He has started a new program with ARSYS and we have only had two bad days and that was due to a medication problem. Changing food has been hard but we have found some things he likes. When giving him food like ice cream we see a big change in him, he turns very angry and hard to deal with.” T.K.
Ear Infections and Respiratory Issues “My daughter had been suffering from chronic ear infections and upper respiratory issues since she was a baby. After she had her ear tubes, she still had ear infections and her chronic cough still remained constant. I think that bringing her in has helped a lot. She seems less congested and hopefully the ear infections will not be as common from now on. It’s a good feeling to actually listen to my daughter and not have to listen to all that congested noise at all times. I now know that I don’t have to worry about her getting ear infections every time that she gets a cold.” Daughter A.G. Colic “My daughter had terrible colic. At 2 weeks old, she cried uncontrollably for 2-3 hours every night. At 6 weeks, the doctor put her on an acid blocker. With little improvement we decided to try chiropractic care. We have had one adjustment so far (at 8 weeks old) and there was a vast improvement in her temperament that day. She cried due to her being uncomfortable only for about 15-20 minutes that night. She is more comfortable in different positions now that she wouldn’t have been comfortable in before. I would highly recommend Dr. Melissa Brennan for a colicky baby!” Daughter K.M. Acid Reflux “My son was spitting up a lot and throwing up after each feeding. (The medical doctor was recommending medication and we didn’t want to do that so we came to see Dr. Melissa.) (After a few adjustments) he is spitting up a lot less and not projectile vomiting at all.” Son M.W. Low Back Pain “I was in the hospital with extreme lower back pain and was in a lot of pain when moving, walking and sitting. I feel great now after seeing Dr. Brandon the past few weeks! After seeing him my lower back pain is doing so much better and I feel so much better overall!” J.Y. Neck Pain “My neck was so frozen in place, it would hardly move at all. Whenever I would turn my head the bones would click. I had shooting pain in the neck and migraine headaches. All of the muscles in the neck, shoulders and upper back were rock hard and would spasm. I feel so much better now! I can turn my head without pain and the headaches have subsided. I am still working on gentle stretching for those muscles and it continues to improve.” C.S.
“My neck was stiff and painful. It was hard to turn my head. After just one visit my neck felt so much better and saved my weekend! I am a believer!” K.G. Shoulder Pain “I had back and shoulder pain that was making it hard to walk. It is so much better now. I can walk all day and do my work with almost no pain. My arm is no longer tingly and overall I feel really well.” P.F. Hip, Low Back and Mid Back Pain “I was having hip, lower back, and mid back pain. It was painful to sit, stand or lay in the same position for long periods of time. I feel so much better! My hip pain is very minimal and no longer notice back pain. I also noticed that I have more energy and sleep well throughout the night! Thanks Dr. Melissa and Staff at Brennan Family Chiropractic and Nutrition Center.” N. D.