Meet the Tormala Family
I spent four years on active duty, deployed to Afghanistan, and now serve in the Army Reserves. I had chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Oftentimes, it would limit what I could lift, move, or do. I am a medical professional and have some level of skepticism for non-Western medicine, even though I have tried chiropractic in the past. When we moved to this area, some friends recommended we meet Dr. Skip. Due to my neck pain, I was the first to make an appointment.
Dr. Skip is the most professional and thorough chiropractor I have ever met. He obtained x-rays, and thermal imaging, and tested balance and range of motion. We reviewed the data together and it explained a lot of the pain I was having.
As an anesthesia provider, I am familiar with the spine and nerve function. When I listened to Dr. Skip explain the findings, it showed me he had more knowledge than I credited chiropractors for in the past.
I have noticed a significant improvement in my everyday life. My shoulder pain is essentially non-existent, and my range of motion has improved greatly. I rarely complain of back pain now, and the headaches and neck pain are gone. I have been impressed that any time I suffer an injury, for example, my knee, Dr. Skip is able to move it, and the pain resolves.
Since then, my wife and three children have also become regular clients of Dr. Skip. My wife and I have noticed our kids do not complain about growing pains anymore. My wife has not had the hip pain she usually gets with pregnancy, and if she does, Dr. Skip helps her right away. He even called afterward to make sure she was doing well. The most impressive thing, in my opinion, is that my daughter has not needed to use her inhalers since seeing Skip. She used to be on two inhalers, twice a day, especially during the winter months. However, she has not used an inhaler in over a year.
We are all so appreciative and grateful for The Spine Project and all the people that donated to it. The Spine Project has been life-changing for my entire family. It is hard to find enough words to express the amount of gratitude each of us has for the people that support The Spine Project. Without all of you, I believe I would still have a great amount of pain and a limited range of motion, and my daughter would still be on inhalers. Thank you for what you have done for us!
- The Tormalas
Meet the Hartman Family
Hi, we are the Hartmans!
My husband Chandler has been in the army national guard for 8 years. He is an Information Technology Specialist. He absolutely loves what he gets to do.
When I was about 5 months pregnant I heard from a friend about the Wyss Clinic (now Prime Family Centers), at the time I was having a lot of pain while walking or even changing into my clothes everyday and I thought that was normal for pregnancy since this was my first. I decided to check out Wyss Family clinic and met Dr Skip. At my first appointment with him he could tell exactly where I had pain in my body and how bad it was by just evaluating my spine, and I hadn’t even told him how much pain i was in.
Words I will never forget from him were, “I’m here to help you.” I went to see Dr Skip once a week all the way up until we had our sweet baby girl. Once we had her I knew how important it was to have her get adjusted too so I started to take her with me each week.
She’s 8 months now and has never had constipation, she sleeps well at night, she only cries when she wants something and she is just the happiest, healthiest baby ever and I truly believe it’s from her chiropractic care. I convinced my husband to start getting adjusted when he randomly one day had a ringing in his ear that wouldn’t go away, he was nauseous and felt like he had really bad vertigo. After his first visit with Dr Skip he said his vertigo was gone and he felt so much better.
Since then he has seen some drastic changes in his health and wellness and the same goes for all of us. We truly understand how important it is to take care of your body and get adjusted regularly and our lives honestly wouldn’t be the same without Wyss Family Clinic. We are grateful for people who donate to the Spine Project that allow our family to get the care that we enjoy and love. We can’t thank you enough for your support and hearts to give back to families like ours, it truly means the world to us and we are blessed. Thank you so much!
Hello, my name is Jodine Martin.
I started with Wyss chiropractor using the Spine Project in May 2020. I came to them distraught and in pain, I didn’t know where else to go.
On the FIRST day that I met Dr. Skip he immediately told me he would help me, no questions asked. He was compassionate, caring, and made me feel I was more then just a number to him. He truly cared about my needs.
I have suffered from neck and back pain for about 7 years. When returning home from Afghanistan in 2013 it started in the upper back, then into my neck. Then after having two kids back to back, I couldn’t take it anymore. I was at a total loss.
The pain was starting to affect my home/family life, work life, and social life. I went to a different chiropractor during my second pregnancy but had to stop because I couldn’t afford it, with the amount of times I needed to go. When I heard about the Spine Project, I was shocked. I couldn’t believe that this was a possibility for me to get better without having to struggle. All I did was cry because I was so thankful and relieved. So far after going for almost 6 months, I notice a HUGE difference in my upper back and my stress.
I can cope with daily stress on a better level, and I feel like I have a second family at Wyss clinic / Prime Family. What they are doing for military members is phenomenal, there are not many programs out there for veterans that are this amazing.
I thank my lucky stars every day that I was able to hear about the Prime Family Clinic and the Spine project, because without them,
I don’t know where I would be.
Meet the Christianson Family
Roughly 4 months ago, I started down the path of getting my health back on track. It was at this time I went for my first consultation at Wyss Chiropractic. As a Marine, I have always been slow to go to doctors for any help. I had been suffering from chronic neck and back pain. The neck pain started early on in my military career and progressively got worse. The pain in my lower back has been something that has slowly come on in the last few years. I thought for sure this was going to be something I would have to live with the rest of my life.
It was at this time my wife recommended I go to Wyss/Prime Chiropractic. She had been going there for a few months before me. I had always been skeptical about Chiropractors and was slow to go. I finally went for my first consultation and was brutally honest with the fact that I was skeptical and would not want to be put on a program I knew I could not afford. This is when Dr. Skip introduced me to the Spine Project. It was because of this project that I gave chiropractic care a chance.Ever since I signed up for the project, I have zero regrets. In fact in the first month, I noticed quickly that my neck had less pain and a greater range of motion. I also had stopped running because of my lower back pain and have recently started this back up again.
Being part of the Spine Project has been the best thing that I could have done for my overall health. Without the Spine Project, I would never have pursued this level of care and still would be struggling with chronic pain.
As a veteran, words cannot express my appreciation I have for Wyss Chiropractic and the Spine Project. The program is an ultimate way to give back to those that have served and for that I am forever grateful.
Meet the Reschke Family
Dr. Skip has helped me to have a lot better and much happier life.
Thanks so much Dr. Skip!
Dear The Spine Project:
I have been seeing Dr. Skip for a little over a year now.
He has changed my life greatly for the better. I used to have a lot of problems with my back, but he has alleviated that greatly. The pain used to be so bad that I used to have to use a back pillow when I was driving.
But thanks to Dr. Skip I don’t use one anymore. I used to have a lot of pains in my shoulders and neck. Dr. Skip has helped me a lot with these also. And when I do have aches and pains it helps to know that I have another appointment lined up where I will get the help I need.
I have young children who I used to have some trouble playing with because of military injuries. But now I am free to play with them because of the help I’ve received.
Meet the Bolzenthal Family
I have been dealing with a lower back and neck injury for over 20 years now. There were times when my back spasmed on me, and I struggled to put my own socks on, hold my baby daughter, or even get in and out of the car. Just the motion of standing from sitting made me wince in pain. Needless to say, it was an on-going ordeal.
This all started when I was serving in the Marine Corps. I served in an Amphibious Unit, where one of my jobs were working with Zodiacs (a type of boat). Many times, myself and others would have to lift the boat engines and carry them to the boats and put them on. Let me tell you, those engines were pretty heavy. The Marine Corps Motto was always do more with less, so we usually lifted those engines, often awkwardly if the one other person didn’t handle their share of the weight. Overtime this took a toll on my lower back. I really noticed one day during exercises when one person pushes your shoulders forward more, while you’re already stretching as far forward while sitting down and reaching for your toes. This instantly made my back spasm for the first time. During lunch break, I was laying on my bed, trying to rest it off, and when it was time to get up, I really struggled to get off my bed.
During the next few years I spent some time eating Marine Corps vitamins (aka Ibuprofen) and going to physical therapy. They also injected a steroid shot into one of my disc’s which did give me some relief and made me numb for a little while in that area. After that, I struggled to be able to complete a PFT (Physical Fitness Test) that I had to pass or I would be medically discharged, instead of an Honorable Discharge. When I finally got out of the Marines I was hoping to stay away from physical labor jobs due to my back injury. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. I started working with an armored truck company, which required picking up many coin bags/boxes. It didn’t take to long for my back to go out on me again and go into spasms. This time my back seemed to be getting worse, as I couldn’t even stand up straight. I was leaning to one side. When this happen, it would take over a month to finally get back to normal (aka putting on my socks again without major pain). I tried a couple chiropractors, most tried to pull or stretch my body and put those shock pads on me. None ever worked, and I always left in more pain than I went in with.
Working for the armored truck company for 12 years, I started to just try and accept this pattern of my life and back. I was discouraged due to my limitations revolving around my back pain. Still having my labor-intensive job, it would take half the weekend of sitting on the couch to relax my back before I get even attempt to or want to do anything with my own family. This would really bug me, since I would feel less of a father, and less of a husband.
Finally, my wife had started going to Wyss/Prime Family Clinic, and was talking about how amazing the doctors were and how her neck and back were feeling better. So, I finally decided to try them out, but I had my doubts due to my past experiences.
I’ve been now going to Prime Family Clinic for a little over 2 years now, and I couldn’t be more happy with the job that they have done with my back! I feel like it is healing itself. I am rarely in any pain, unless I use it wrong, but if I do, I always look forward to being seen by Prime Family.
I’ve been enjoying life with my family, and feeling like a better husband for doing more of the honey due lists that need to get done. My wife says I have a lot more movement in my neck as well, so even she notices what Prime Family has done for me.
I couldn’t be happier with Prime Family Chiropractors and The Spine Project that makes this all possible for me and my family. Thank you to everyone that contributes to the Spine Project that makes this possible for us and for many other veterans and families!
The Spine Project has been an answer to our prayers, thank you! God Bless!