I first started seeing Dr. Melinda in early 2015. Before that, I saw a chiropractor in St. Joseph & an acupuncturist in Overland Park. I had heard wonderful things about Dr. Melinda – and it turns out they are all true! At my first visit, Dr. Melinda took a great amount of time to go over my medical history, which at that time included numerous prescriptions for allergies and a history of lower back, neck and daily facial pain. Dr. Melinda gave me my Wellness Plan at my second visit and suggested trying the Paleo food plan – she thought I may have food allergies in addition to seasonal allergies.
After several chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture sessions, plus converting to the Paleo lifestyle, I was able to stop using numerous nasal sprays & other prescription medicines. I now know what my “trigger” foods are, and I feel great! My allergist & ear/nose/throat doctors are amazed that I am no longer visiting them several times a year for infections. Both have told me they are encouraging their other patients to try chiropractic and acupuncture. My previous chiropractor had told me I have arthritis in my lower back – but after Dr. Melinda’s adjustments I rarely have any lower back pain.
If anyone is skeptical about trying acupuncture – give it a try! It is painless – and I consider it a 20 minute nap.
Growing up on the farm I always wanted to be out working with my older brother and my dad. I was also very competitive in sports. Both of those things meant various injuries to my joints and my back. When I was about 22, I suffered a significant injury to my right leg, hip and lower back while serving in the Navy. Additionally, I have been a nurse for over 25 years and we all know the work of a nurse takes it’s toll on the back, knees, hips and shoulders. After years of punishing my body I came to a point that I could no longer do the work I loved in the ER. It was simply too painful to continue. I had been to various chiropractors for 30 years. I had done physical therapy and had my back and hip injected but nothing worked long term. I also suffered from headaches and seasonal allergies that have gotten worse each year. Much to my dismay, in 2010 I had to take a nursing job that did not involve all the physical work as well as a job that could accommodate my absence due to severe headaches that occurred at least monthly.
In August of 2014 a friend told me about Dr. Melinda at Trusted Care Chiropractic. I made the appointment that changed my life. First I was welcomed in like a dear friend by Erin. Then Dr. Melinda took an extensive health history. Then she performed a physical evaluation unlike any I had ever had before. Dr. Melinda developed a holistic plan of healing, recovery and maintenance for me and we set to work. I had chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture treatments and exercises to do at home. I was also encouraged to eat better, stay well hydrated and walk every day. The positivity in the office really makes me want to do better and be better! Plus they work very diligently to get everyone worked into appointments.
By December of 2014 I was able to return to the ER full time! I can meet and exceed all the physical demands of the job. I rarely have a headache! On those rare occasions the headaches are not nearly as intense, they are no longer accompanied by debilitating nausea and they may last an hour or so, not up to an entire day. My hip pain has been completely resolved and my back is better than it was in my 30s! I continue to get adjusted and receive acupuncture about every six weeks. The treatment I receive at Trusted Care Chiropractic has given me back the job I love and tremendously improved the quality of my life! I will always be grateful to Dr. Melinda.
– Myra Harwood
“In July of 2013 I injured my right leg, causing extreme pain which affected its use. I received advice, care, encouragement, exercises, and understanding from many sources. With time, I walked better but still with a random pain.
In January 2014, I returned to Trusted Care to see Dr. Melinda. As we talked and I shared my story of continued minor pain, she carefully explored and found it’s location. I was so excited because I knew she had it! She explained what it was and what needed to be done. From my treatments, I’m beginning to use my leg with no pain, a positive I questioned would ever happen.
I learned much during this time. I’m so appreciative to Dr. Melinda for her continued effort and time to work with and heal my pain.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
– Becky Reynolds
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“I had spent almost two years with Achilles tendon and calf pain, which prevented me from doing many things I loved. It was a constant nagging pain that I had resigned myself to having to live with… then I met Dr. Melinda. She told me about acupuncture treatments and her belief that she could improve my situation. After treatment from Dr. Melinda my pain is gone. I have started running again, something I didn’t think I’d be able to do. Dr. Melinda took the time to fully understand my situation, did an excellent job of explaining the process and made sure I was comfortable and relaxed as she worked. Dr. Melinda’s acupuncture treatments are amazing and my quality of life has dramatically improved.”