Dr. Armen has changed my life. I’ve been seeing him for over a year now, and before my first visit in late 2013, I could barely even get out of bed. I woke up with the most excruciating pain in my neck, and the best way to describe it would be to say it was almost a debilitating – permanent – stiff neck, that wouldn’t heal with time. After a couple months of realizing my stiff neck and excruciating pain were here to stay, I knew it was something serious. I had been to numerous doctors, who gave me various types of heavy pain killers, muscle relaxants – you name it, and I’ve probably tried it. I was told that I had overactive muscles, and that the muscle relaxers would help relieve tension. Was there really nothing else that could help? Nothing could decrease the pain. I could barely move my head side to side, for many months. I had zero mobility. So you can imagine every simple daily task was more than painful – it was impossible. Eating was extremely difficult and uncomfortable, not to mention painful. I could barely pry myself out of bed, and felt like giving up completely. It was a living nightmare for months, until I was referred by my sister (who had previously been in a bad car accident) to see a NUCCA specialist. She had also been to numerous doctors, as well as chiropractors, until she discovered NUCCA. This gave her almost immediate relief. So I thought I would give it a try, even though it seemed too good to be true.
When I first walked into Dr. Armen’s office, I was literally leaning to one side. I’m 25 years old, and I appeared to have the posture of an 80 year old. After he took some X-rays, he was able to confirm that my head was 4 inches from where it should be. This frightened me, and he assured it wasn’t an easy fix – it would take some time to get back to normal, but that it was MORE than possible. I left his office with hope. After the next couple adjustments, I was feeling better mentally and able to eat more comfortably, like a normal person. These were baby steps, though. After each adjustment, I noticed slight changes in my capabilities. I was finally able take a shower comfortably. Before the adjustments, I could barely raise my arms up. I had even more hope. The more adjustments I had, the faster my body was able to adjust and adapt to normal living. Now I only need an adjustment once a month. I can’t begin to describe the real transformation here, because it’s sort of a miracle. I went from being bed-ridden, and being cared for like an elderly person in an old folk’s home, to being able to drive myself to these appointments. I get relief immediately after each adjustment, and it’s almost an enlightenment. I feel as though I can think more clearly, and that my mental state is just as healthy as my body. I feel as though I’ve recovered about 85%. It’s really about maintaining the adjustment, and making sure that I don’t live one day out of alignment, so my body doesn’t fall back.
Plain and simple, my overall health & wellbeing has improved remarkably. I can plan for my future! I really can’t thank Dr. Armen enough for genuinely caring about his patients. He’s the only doctor to date, on a list of about a hundred specialists, who has truly cared about my health. I’m able to sleep better, have much more energy, and am MUCH more capable throughout the entire day, everyday. Whereas before NUCCA, I was not able to brush my own hair. I have much less pain, and some days I don’t even think about it. NUCCA is truly a miracle, and I couldn’t be more thankful.
Dr. Armen has given me my life back!
– Ashley M.