I’ve always believed in Chiropractic Care. My family always believed in Chiropractic- and we went to the Chiropractor – when we had a back ache or stiff neck. In High School- I was on the Swim Team- and my Chiropractor’s Son was a team mate- so he would come and give us adjustments- every once in a while – to help with performance… however when I moved away from Fremont Nebraska… I didn’t know of one that I could trust…
Fast forward- to Michigan- and my Father-In-Law- George Blank. He was having chemo- treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – and his doctor suggested Chiropractic – to help with his condition… he was apprehensive- and had not been to a Chiropractor before- however I encouraged him to give it a try- and if it helped- GOOD! If it didn’t he didn’t have to go again.
He decided to give it a try and set up an Appointment with Dr. Daniel Van Gessel DC- (So happens – Dr. V- went to school with my Brother and Sister in Law- and George knew of him. Good Connection! Also Dr. V (and Dr. Adam) is an Activator Chiropractor- rather than twisting or cracking your neck and back- etc… Dr. V uses an Activator Tool- that is a plunger type device- that releases the pressure that builds up around joints and muscles… it’s non-invasive- and it helped my Father-In-Law so much. I was so impressed by the help it provided George- I set up an appointment to give it a try myself.
Well- Dr. V’s Treatments changed my life- I had very interrupted sleep- and back pains for years… I couldn’t sleep more than 3 hours with being awakened by Pain. I also suffered from Sciatic Nerve Pain- that sometimes prevented me from standing or getting out of bed… it was awful… to say the least! After a few months of treatments- I was sleeping all night- I was no longer having Sciatic Pain… and my overall health improved dramatically.
So… you’re probably wondering how I got to know Dr. Adam Van Gessel DC- (Dr. V’s Son)… this is a good story! I hyper-extended by shoulder one day at the grocery store- getting a jug of distilled water… silly- but this small little injury quickly turned into a “frozen shoulder” where the injured muscles start to bind to the bone and literally freezes your should- and prevents movement- and causes a great deal of pain.
I was doctoring with Dr. V- and we were discussing the options for Frozen Shoulder- one is intense activator therapy- another is surgery- and still another is going under anesthesia – and have them rip the muscles loose- and then several months of physical therapy. Dr. V is a great guy- and he was trying to help my shoulder but also had become my good friend- and didn’t want to hurt me… Unfortunately- you need to inflict some pain to remedy “Frozen Shoulder” and he just didn’t have the heart…
Enter Dr. Adam! heheh. Dr. V was telling him about my case- and said that he didn’t want to hurt me- but also didn’t want me to have to undergo surgery or the “tearing and ripping process”… so Dr. Adam said… I don’t mind hurting him… let me have a go at it! And that is exactly what happened… Dr. Adam professionally, helpfully, aggressively and CAREFULLY- Cured Me- of Frozen Shoulder!
I don’t go a day- without Saying THANK YOU to Dr Adam for his Bravery, Skill and Help in making me better… it was nothing short of a miracle in my eyes… and I can do anything and everything- thanks to these two Knowledgeable Doctors of Chiropractic.
Dr. Adam also cured my when I lost my sense of smell and taste- following a bout with Influenza A- and an unexpected drug reaction… He ‘lasered’ my taste buds… because I had GREAT Success with Laser therapy with my frozen shoulder- and AGAIN- SUCCESS… If you’ve ever lost your sense of smell or taste- it’s HORRIBLE… it’s worse than frozen shoulder or back pain… Trust me.
To this Day- I see Dr. Adam and consider him one of my PRIMARY Physicians – because he sees me frequently and keeps me going – healthy and moving… it’s a Match Made in Heaven for me! I’m glad you got to meet him in this fun segment- where we talk Chiropractic and compare the Health and Wellness Benefits of Flowers!
Dr. Adam also introduces us to his Favorite Garden Plant… the “Strep Throat” Plant- he jokes… It’s a plant he purchased for his Grandmother for many years and now gets one for his Mother every year as well… The plant is actually called “Streptocarpella Saxorum” – and it’s a Beautiful Purple Flower- that is also a Hummingbird Magnet… so a great addition to any garden, porch or balcony!
I hope you enjoy meeting Dr. Adam- he’s a fun guy- and can’t say Enough about his Knowledge and Skill when it comes to Chiropractic Care and my Health and Wellness! Watch Dr. Adam in action on Episode 206- The Garden Contained Here!