oaktree storeies

OAKTREE STORIES…

Let’s make more this Christmas season!

Here are a few Oaktree stories. What motivates us to get out there and share our message of health is this: despite suffering for years with their condition, they were never once told by their doctor or neurologist that chiropractic or acupuncture could help them. 

Kim: At 16 years old, my life changed. During a soccer game, I received an elbow to the head and suffered from a concussion.  Weeks transformed into months, and then into years. I was in a wheelchair for 9 months wearing earplugs 24/7, no reading, no music, no TV, no long conversations, and no walking, with constant migraines and back/neck pain. For 2 years, I was seen by many specialists. My parents were attending every seminar, constantly searching for what could possibly help me, but all I was hearing was: Patience. Never had anyone mentioned chiropractic or acupuncture. After completing 12th grade over 2 years and trying to go to university for another 2 years in Human Kinetics, I had to make a hard decision to drop school and find something else to suit my new lifestyle. The post-concussion syndrome (constant naps every few hours, migraines and high anxiety) was now a part of me. It is only a few years later, when I started working at Oaktree and receiving both types of treatments, that all these symptoms were eliminated. My symptoms disappeared within a month! What I thought I would have to live with for the rest of my life was gone in 1 month! I still can’t believe the miracle that changed my life back to a healthy and active life. I will never be able to thank them enough.

Céline: I came to Oaktree a year and a half ago, ready to give up. I had broken down in so many doctors’ offices, no one seemed to know how to help me. I had chronic migraines: at my worst I was in pain 20+ days a month, trying my best to medicate only the “really bad ones” and suffer through the “bad but not really bad” days. I was 25 and facing disability, I was incapacitated. A friend recommended Oaktree and I gave them a shot and I am very grateful I did. It took a year, but I noticed along the way I was sleeping better, my energy levels slowly crept back up and by February this year, I didn’t have to call in sick for migraines! I began with acupuncture about 6 months later. I was waiting until my next appointment with my neurologist to start coming off the medications she had put me on (without any explanation!). Imagine my surprise when I found out I was on an anti-depressant…I was alarmed and unimpressed but life had a different idea: I got pregnant! And I had to come off the medication right away. My last migraine was in July, when I was detoxing from the medications and I have since been migraine free. If I have a headache and have an adjustment or acupuncture, I am no longer haunted by week long rebound headaches. I sleep well and wake up normal!  With my pregnancy, I love my dream team of chiropractic and acupuncture – it has made my last two trimesters as easy as possible. I really appreciate everything Oaktree has done. I was given a big piece of my health back, and I look forward to coming in the spring to have my Little One assessed after birth.

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