Success Story – Ellen Bratz

Success with low back pain. left hip pain, asthma, neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches.

I first came to Optimal Performance Health Care Center in February 2019.  I had been suffering from constant daily low back & left hip pain since I gave birth in 2014. I also suffered from anxiety since I was a child, neck & shoulder pain all my life, & every time the weather changed, I would get a headache. The pain was so intense that it was causing me to lose sleep at night, be less productive at work & had to take more breaks, I wasn’t able to play with my boys or walk without pain & I would lose my patients quickly. My health problem was having a negative effect on my life and I knew if I did nothing the pain would only get worse.

Prior to Optimal Performance, I had invested a year into a physical therapy program that provided some relief to my acute pain but left me with a pinching pain and joint pain for the next 5 years. In addition, I tried muscular massages, lidocaine patches, and Advil for relief of my pain.

 Since becoming accepted as a patient at Optimal Performance I became aware of subluxations in my neck that were treated by Dr. Van Westen. I know have fewer headaches, looser neck muscles, I can now walk without pain and my posture has been corrected.

 Now with my improved health, I know my future will be better. I will enjoy getting back into taekwondo and I will be able to do more activities with my kids.  

 I would highly recommend the Optimal Performance Health Care Center to anyone who suffers from unnecessary illness & pain. They brought unseen issues to my attention that were damaging my back. I expect that I will be pain-free when I finish my treatment plan.

Ellen Bratz