Stories of Restoration and Renewed Purpose
Bryan & Evelyn
I want to start out by saying that Jake is an angel sent from Heaven! My husband and I first visited Jake when I was about 10 weeks pregnant. After dancing for 10 plus years, my body needed a pick me up. I was having a hard time supporting my head weight and my hips were misaligned. My initial pain level was about an 8 – and that was on a good day.
My husband and I did our research on chiropractic care during pregnancy and knew that was the route we wanted to go. One main benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy is establishing pelvic balance and alignment. When the pelvis is misaligned, it can reduce the amount of room available for the developing baby and cause more pain than usual. I honestly believe that my pregnancy and labor would have been 10 times harder if it wasn’t for Dr. Jake’s care. As my pregnancy progressed, my body was having a hard time adjusting to my growing belly. Dr. Jake helped me maintain a healthier pregnancy and assisted in relieving back and neck pain.
Aside from Dr. Jake’s professionalism and knowledge, he genuinely cares about his patients. He always made it a point to teach us on why he was doing each adjustment and the benefits it would bring, and ensured we were comfortable with every aspect. Over the course of my entire pregnancy, I felt comfortable in our decision and was genuinely excited to see him each week. We knew I was having a large baby for my body size and Jake’s care was essential in preparing my body for labor. I fully believe that Dr. Jake’s care played a heavy role in our son being in the proper birthing position, as well as a smooth labor and delivery.
We would absolutely recommend Dr. Jake to any family member or friend and particularly to expecting Mama’s. I assure you, you will be in good hands. Perhaps the best testimony to Dr. Jake’s character and skill is that we will undoubtedly be going to him for future pregnancies.
For over 30 years- yes 30 years, I’ve had severe mid- and low back pain. In 1999, I moved to Dallas and decided to do something about it. That was nearly 20 years ago. I had a bone density test and discovered osteopenia. We’ve focused on that and the pain continued.
Years of pain patches, and 800 mg of ibuprofen kept it at bay, but the ibuprofen meant taking Nexium to prevent ulcers. The low back pain was also causing severe ankle pains which affected my sleep.
So, two years ago, I decided to finally see a spine specialist. The treatment was facet injections in the spine which offered a few months of relief. However, the pain returned so surgery was the next step. A drastic one at that. A nerve ablation/rhizotomy was scheduled.
Shortly thereafter, a colleague mentioned Chiropractic. As I was not eager to have my nerves lasered to stop the pain, I decided, ‘What the heck.’
I wish I had done this so much sooner! Dr. Jake began caring for me and the real progress began. No drastic physical manipulation! He used an integrator and gentle adjustments.
Within a couple of months, I was and am still completely pain free.
Surgery avoided, no burned nerves, ankle pain gone, and flexibility returned after more than 30 years. I will forever be grateful!
I've always had problems with my period. Almost every other month I would have severe, debilitating cramps, back pain, get dizzy, throw up, and sometimes black out causing me to miss school and work at times. I saw my doctor and they diagnosed me with endometriosis. They tried oral birth control and later a hormonal IUD. Both improved my symptoms some, but I still had some problems. I got tired of dealing with the side effects, so I stopped treating it and assumed I would just always have to deal with my endometriosis. I learned about how subluxations in the spine could affect the nerves running from the spine to the ovaries and uterus, and was linked to problems like endometriosis. I was skeptical at first and didn't get my hopes up, but agreed to give it a try. I began getting adjusted regularly and haven't experienced symptoms of my endometriosis since- no throwing up, blacking out, and I've had mild cramping only a couple of times in the last 3 years.
Chiropractic has also been a huge help to my back pain. Since I was a teenager I've always had chronic back pain from a soccer injury in high school, but since getting adjusted I don't have any problems and am able to enjoy being active. I also have noticed a big difference in my immune system. I've worked in the ER and Trauma Surgery department for the last 3 years so I'm constantly around sick people. Since getting adjusted regularly I've only had a mild cold once.
Rachel got under Chiropractic care with Dr. Jake because she had been diagnosed with scoliosis. Not only had she been suffering with the back pain caused by scoliosis, but she was also suffering from reflux and an increased heart rate which her doctor told her would always be elevated. After some time of getting specific, scientific chiropractic adjustments, the curvature in Rachel’s spine stopped progressing and even began to decrease. Her reflux that she had been having for as long as she could remember started to go away and her heart rate decreased by 10 beats per minute!
Chiropractic care has truly changed Rachel’s life as it has helped her body to start healing from the inside out.
I am a former NCAA and national athlete that endured a fractured L5 vertebrae while training. It resulted in a decrease in activity level, weakness, pain and a general decrease in well-being.
Before pursuing principled Chiropractic care, I had my pain for about 9 years and at times it was very severe. To combat my ailing health, I had multiple steroid injections and eventually two spinal fusion surgeries. Some of the pain was relieved, but my mobility and life never truly returned post-surgery until I experienced Chiropractic care.
I was able to eliminate multiple opioid prescriptions, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory and general analgesics.
I had many doubts that chiropractic care would help me, as I was told I would never be a good candidate because of my past injuries and surgeries. I am a living testament that gentle, specific care can be for everyone!
After a couple weeks under care, I noticed big changes in my sleep and general vitality, and after a few months I was back working out in the gym after being absent from it for years!
Now my entire family is under care because it keeps them healthy and active!
Dr. Schumann is one of the finest people and chiropractors that I have ever met and worked with. His treatments are highly focused and precise and I look forward to seeing his office grow as he helps more and more people.
At the age of 14, I was diagnosed with several health problems, specifically ENDOMETREOSIS. I was placed on birth control pills to “help” alleviate symptoms, and it was implied that there would be a rough road ahead… and one with few options. Each year my symptoms progressed and it became very discouraging when there were still not many other options to try. Being young and unsure of if I wanted to have kids helped me to take the news pretty well that one day it might not be an option. I believed that if and when I had made the decision to have kids there would be more options for me to try. My symptoms progressed to a point of reaching a category of options that were pretty mature for my age, and it was strongly encouraged that I grow to accept the idea of having a hysterectomy in the near future. At the age of 23 I was told that I had no other options and would need to have a hysterectomy soon. I decided to try an IUD as a last resort to help reduce my symptoms and eliminate my menstrual cycle. I did the IUD for 5 years and my personal outcome was that it never eliminated a single cycle, increased my symptoms, and lastly wasted time and hope for me. When I went back to my doctor's office they could only recommend another IUD or a Hysterectomy. I was defeated and upset.
My life changed when I decided to try Chiropractic and more holistic approaches. I felt that if a hysterectomy was my last option, I could take my time in making that decision. I have consistently been under Chiropractic care for the past 6.5 years and my life has completely changed for the better. I am no longer suffering from endometriosis symptoms and they removed the diagnosis 3 years ago. Becoming pregnant this year was an amazing gift and something that I never thought would be an option for me, since endometriosis and infertility go hand in hand. My pregnancy was so healthy and I could not have been more blessed with a better situation. I never experienced any morning sickness or pain. I continually received adjustments and the baby continued to grow. At one point near the end of my pregnancy, I was told the baby was not head down and that would be an undesirable position to birth a baby. I continued to get adjusted because it helps in getting babies in correct and safe positions for delivery- which facilitated a wonderful, natural birth. We trusted chiropractic because it was the only thing in my life that has been worthy considering my health. I am now a proud mother of two beautiful children. Me and my family are so thankful that Chiropractic has given us this opportunity.
Before committing to Chiropractic care, I was low on energy, depressed and had pain in my lower, mid, and upper back. Now, I have added getting adjusted to my health routine.. My friends and family have noticed a big difference in me. I have a lot more energy, little to no back pain and in a couple of months slowly started getting off my medications for depression! My experience with Chiropractic has been amazing. I always look forward to my weekly adjustments.
In the beginning, I felt pretty bad. I was having menopausal migraines and all over body aches and pains. I had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia 12 years ago. I was also 100 pounds overweight. Now, I feel so much better. The pain is virtually gone and I haven’t experienced a migraine in a long time. I lost all of the extra weight as well due to my ability to move and ultimately function better. I was skeptical at first, but learned to trust Chiropractic care. It has worked for me!
I couldn’t move my head and neck at all after a very bad car accident. I was on oxygen and would pass out if I stood for longer than 2 minutes. I couldn’t work or even dress myself. I was told that surgery would be my only chance of regaining any motion. Now, I feel incredible! I have regained full range of motion and can do everything like before the accident. Only 3-4 months into my corrective care, I was back to breaking horses and exercising. Chiropractic has been an incredible blessing. Adjustments have allowed my body to heal itself, fully restoring my health.
I first reached out to Dr.Jake during one of my teacher summers. I was experiencing a ton of lower back pain and daily headaches and could not even think about possibly having to start working with my little learners again with so much discomfort.
Before visiting Dr. Jake, I had been experience discomfort for a couple of years. I chalked it up to always sitting cross-cross applesauce on the ground with my kindergartener’s and the constant up and down that comes with working with tiny humans. The headaches... well, that was part of the job, right? I talked all day and encouraged the little ones to have fun and learn together, so I became accustomed to the nightly headaches once I got to the peace and quiet of my own home. Because the discomfort was never enough to keep me home from school, I figured it wasn’t too bad. However, the back pain and headaches were imposing on my classroom.
I had to limit sitting with my students and often (while I hate to admit it) found myself with less patience for my little loves.
Shortly after starting a treatment plan with Dr. Jake, my headaches stopped COMPLETELY! It was truly awesome. Soon after, I started having relief from my lower back pain.
In addition to the physical pain being subdued, I was functioning better and could feel my body more in-sync with itself. I stopped having to take over the counter pain medication during the school day and finally felt like my own body wasn’t working against me, but instead FOR ME.