HELPING YOU GET YOUR LIFE BACK!
While we Have Helped Thousand's...Hear What the Following Participants
Have to Say About Their Family Chiropractic Experience
CORRECTION OF THE MONTH
I came to Family Chiropractic to get help with my migraines. I had already tried many different avenues such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, acupuncture, vitamins, supplements, and other chiropractors, in an effort to find relief from my migraines. Although these methods would temporarily help, it was never a permanent solution.
This is where Family Chiropractic out shines all of the other things that I have tried.
They listen to you carefully and empathize with your symptoms. They look for the root cause of your issue and attack it with a systematic plan.
After going through the first phase of my care plan, we have dramatically decreased my migraines - going from 3 to 4 per week to just ONE in a three month period! This has, in turn, helped me with other health issues relating to my digestive system from (previously) overburdening it with pills.
My overall stress level has also decreased.
Family Chiropractic has changed my life in the sense that it has given me the freedom to live without worry.
I used to constantly worry about having a migraine attack and that limited my social activities...
...but now if I feel like going out, I do not hesitate!
Take a look at some of the diagnosis, diseases, syndromes, etc...that have walked into our doors and disappeared without the use of drugs, potions, pills, injections or surgery! Your body was designed to heal itself. By removing the interference we help your body to heal!
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I first started coming to Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey because my brother was a patient and he was getting a lot of help. I had very bad acid reflux and my parents thought chiropractic could help me like it helped my brother. Dr. Amanda showed me why my spine being out of line is related to having my reflux. I started to feel better and love coming to get adjusted because I know it will keep me healthy. - Tyler O.
At six months old Luca rolled down 18 wooden steps to the concrete basement floor. As any mother would do I rushed him to the nearest emergency room. Luca was discharged after 17 minutes. In that time a nurse took his vitals, a doctor took his pulse and a nurse came back in to tell me how resilient children were. As I put Luca in the car I was dialing Family Chiropractic for Luca's first appointment. Moving forward to just after his first birthday Luca became ill. At 2 in the morning his lips were blueish and his breathing was labored. I rushed him to Children's Hospital where after two breathing treatments and a round of steroids he was admitted with a diagnosis of asthma (which is very rare for someone so young). After a two day stay Luca was discharges with a prescription for steroids and a nebulizer treatment system, all of which have precarious side effects. Since these incidents Luca has been under the constant care of Family Chiropractic and for the last six months has been drug free. Luca's asthma is maintained by chiropractic care, he is healthy and very happy. In August, Luca will be two and he will celebrate just as he should. If you ever run into Luca ask him what he thinks of Dr. Amanda... he will raise his arms in the air and yell yeah! - Luca M.
For the past few years I have developed back pain while running. In fact exercise in general brought pain that I decided to live with due to unsuccessful treatments with other Doctors that used muscle relaxers and pain relievers to treat me. It was time to go down a different path of treatment than before. I heard some folks in run club talking about their experiences with Dr Amanda Jordan. The practice was highly recommended by several people so I gave her a call.
In the first visit the Doctor took X-rays of my spine and after finding some issues which she explained in detail. She then talked about how she was going to approach the problems. After a few visits and some time educating me as to the process of what was taking place with my spine, the pain lessened and I am running better than I have in a long time with no pain. Dr Jordan is also treating me with supplements to help with allergies and digestive issues. I have seen positive results in these treatments as well.
The treatments were effective and I experienced results in less time than I could have imagined. I was waiting for some long drawn out treatment plan that was going to force me to lose work time. Instead I found a practice that is very flexible with schedules and gets down to the nuts and bolts of the problem with no huge sales pitch. I would describe the quality of care as caring, efficient, educational and effective. - Scott S.
In December 2013, my six year old daughter Lily started complaining that her back was hurting. She had pain in between her shoulder blades that just wouldn’t go away. I didn’t know much about chiropractors, but I knew that this was an issue for that profession; not something my Pediatrician could help with. A friend of mine used a chiropractor in Cranberry, and I thought about going to him; however, after a quick internet search I found Family Chiropractic which specializes in children. I knew this was the place I needed to take Lily.
During our initial visit, Dr. Amanda did a wonderful job explaining subluxations, how the body worked, and how she helps correct the problems. She made me feel very comfortable having Lily under her care because she took time to explain the “why” and “how it works.” After the x-ray, we saw that Lily’s back was curved and her hips were not aligned; this was cause of her pain. In all the years of going to the pediatrician, they never picked up on this curvature; nor did we, as parents, pick up on this issue because she looked like a healthy kid from the outside. We started Lily’s treatments in January 2014 and within 2 short months her spine was close to being perfectly straight. The pain in her back went away almost immediately after the first few adjustments.
In addition to the back pain, Lily also complained of frequent stomach aches though I could never understand why they were happening or determine the cause. However, as she received the adjustments to her back, her stomach issues began to decline and have now gone away completely. Lily is now on track for a healthy life starting from the inside out. We continue to perform the maintenance adjustments bi-weekly to help maintain healthy spinal growth! Thank you Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey! - Shanna D.
I first came to Family Chiropractic through my daughter who was suffering from back pain. It was through Dr. Cotey Jordan’s great explanation, diagnosis, and plan that I realized I should be coming in as well, after suffering from 30+ years of chronic back pain.
I have had lots of health improvements since starting care at Family Chiropractic. I have dramatically decreased my medications, taking no allergy and pain medicine any longer! I have increased energy, increased mobility and range of motion. I like to go to the aqua classes at the YMCA and I have been able to increase my weight and endurance. I am also staring golf! A lot of stuff!
There are so many things I love about coming in for care. Everyone is so cheerful and happy, and they truly care about you. Drs. Amanda and Cotey are so encouraging, they want ME to take ownership for my health and understand everything, and will go to great lengths to explain everything to you. I love their dedication and their excitement to help other people be healthy and live their life to the fullest. -Claudine W.
I was introduced to Drs. Cotey and Amanda Jordan through a mutual friend who felt we shared mutual values regarding healthy and balanced lifestyles. It has proven to be one of my rewarding encounters and allowed me to establish a fulfilling friendship with people whom I respect and who are examples of how healthy lifestyles can impact our lives.I admit that I was skeptical about chiropractic care from previous encounters with old style chiropractors. As a practicing physical therapist, we sometimes have different approaches to solving problems, which added to my reluctance. After a gentle dose of persuasion, Dr. Cotey convinced me to try his approach and appealed to my desire to make lasting changes in my life.
I am 67 years old and have experienced 3 different back surgeries in the lumbar spine. I have ongoing problems with minor pain after the surgeries, but nothing I thought was dangerous. However, I had resigned myself that my “Golden Years” would not prove to be golden, because of the degeneration that was evident in my lower back vertebrae.
I can now say unequivocally, that the adjustment protocol that I have received from Drs. Cotey and Amanda has done wonders. My back pain is a thing of the past; my vertebral alignment ia more normal, with some changes proving to be dramatic. My body and weight is more balanced, I experience decreased parasthesia in my left foot (a constant post-surgical problem prior to adjustment), and I just feel better.
On another note, I have recently completed a 21 day cleanse from Standard Process. Dr. Amanda first encouraged me to consider this as the next step to a healthy lifestyle. I decided to dive in because of the trust I had in her recommendations. This cleanse also proved to be life changing. The change in my body was staggering to me. My energy level has increased. I lost 21 pounds in 3 weeks without starving myself. My skin condition has improved. My sleeping pattern has improved and I wake up refreshed instead of “groggy.”
Needless to say, I would recommend Family Chiropractic to anyone willing to change their lifestyle, is willing to take the responsibility for their health and is willing to take a leap of faith and listen to the words of wisdom shared by Drs. Cotey and Amanda. I respect that they live what they preach. They have truly been a blessing in my life. -Larry S.
13 years ago, at the age of 22, in just the second year of my career as a Registered Nurse, I developed excruciating low back pain that shot down my legs.
It did not matter if I stood, sat, or lied down - nothing improved the pain.
I couldn't understand why I was going through this? I had not suffered any injury that might cause this to make sense.
As an RN, I tend to wait things out, hope my body corrects itself all while trying to self diagnose because... well, that’s what we nurses do.
When the symptoms didn’t pass, I finally made an appointment with my primary care physician. I was not looking for pain medicine - I was looking for a cause. I was given a script for a lumbar x-ray and physical therapy.
I had my x-ray taken and was told that I had decreased spacing between my last several vertebrae. I was told (at 22 years of age!) that this is "typical" of what the radiologist sees with nurses. Umm... I had only been a nurse for a year! This did not make sense.
I went to my PT sessions three times per week, as prescribed. I had to fit them around my work schedule and pay a copay each time. My symptoms waxed and waned. I finished my course of therapy but, for the past 13 years, continued to have flares ups. Luckily, the symptoms resolved enough that I was able to live with it.
Fast forward, 13 years later, when the COVID 19 pandemic began. I was still working as an RN - but, now, from home. My two boys were in 3rd grade and Kindergarten at the time and were thrown into virtual learning. I had to figure out how to be a productive employee, mom, teacher, and IT person all at the same time.
As the weeks passed, that low back pain with the jolts down my legs returned - except this time it didn't just go away. It lingered more and more and was hard to ignore.
In full transparency, I have always been leery of Chiropractic medicine. I had never really taken the time to understand it. It's not talked about in Nursing school and I had heard a few “horror stories”.
However, I wanted something more. I wanted to actually figure out the CAUSE of my pain, and if there was any possible way to truly fix it.
So I started doing some chiropractic research.
I didn't want just any ole chiropractic practice. In my research I discovered the “Gonstead Technique” and was intrigued.
I wanted to learn even more, so I searched the good ole web in order to find any chiropractors in the north Pittsburgh area who actually practiced this way.
This is what brought me to Family Chiropractic.
I have learned so much about my body since becoming a patient here! I learned that I had stage 2 cervical and lumbar degeneration. The full body x-ray I had initially was astonishing!
I knew I didn't feel my best, and I knew I didn't feel like a 35 year old, but that first x-ray changed my life.
There were so many additional symptoms I was experiencing that I never even realized could be caused by my spinal misalignment and degeneration!
Migraines, anxiety, insomnia, GI issues.... and remember, I came here for low back pain!
I'm so excited to have seen my progress xray-- and the positive changes. I knew I felt them, but to see them in black and white is amazing!
That low back pain? It was gone within a couple weeks of my blitz care!
I have not had a full blown migraine since I started this journey.
My GI symptoms.... were the first things that I noticed were gone. They literally improved after my very first adjustment!
I am beyond grateful for Drs Amanda and Cotey and for the smiling faces of Heather and Aubrey. I have so much hope now to be able to function at my best for my husband, boys and myself!
I am forever grateful for the care I've received and the knowledge I've gained at Family Chiropractic.
I can't wait to see what this journey continues to hold in the future for me. - Kaitlyn P.
Night Ninja is an 11 year old boy who due to his ninja skills prefers to remain anonymous:
How often did you wet the bed? 4-5 times a week
How did it make you feel when you wet the bed? confused, embarassed
How often do you wet the bed now? I went 28 days without wetting the bed! (update: over 90 days dry!!!)
Can you explain to other children how Dr. Jordan helps you with bed wetting? I have a bone that is tilted and because its tilted it does not let my body communicate. Dr. Jordan moves the tilted bone so my nerve can communicate and now the tilted bone is not tilted anymore and I can feel when I have to go to the bathroom.
You should know I'm a skeptic. The idea that Dr. Jordan could help my son wake up dry in the morning feels incredibly far fetched. Even now, when I understand WHY she has been able to help, I still feel a twinge of disbelief. Yet it is true. It is really happening. And perhaps only parents of "bed wetters" can imagine how grateful I am.
What I have come to understand is this: The reason my 7yr old "Night Ninja" kept waking up wet is the nerves trying to send the "HEY! Wake-up you gotta PEE!" message were not getting their message to the brain's command center. So my son woke up wet. Often. Four or five times a week often. Lots and lots of laundry. Many expensive "Pull-Ups" often. And my ninja was so very discouraged. I have to admit, I had come to think of it as "normal". Both my son's uncle and grand dad wet the bed into their teen years. I figured it was somehow genetic and my ninja would eventually grow out of it. I really wish I had understood sooner that a chiropractor could help.
"How can Dr. Jordan possibly help?" I wondered. Then Dr. Amanda explained that the reason the messages were not being correctly sent or received was a neurological problem. -That the nerves couldn't get the "HEY! Wake-up you gotta PEE!" message out. And Dr. Jordan understands the nerve (neurologic) system.
Even though Dr. Jordan had helped me hugely with my migraines, it was still hard to take the step and let her help my son. I guess I was just scared. And yet, the likelihood that she could help my son was huge. So I decided I'd try her care for 6 months. Within that first month alone we saw a drastic improvement. The Night Ninja went from wet 4-5x a week to dry 4-5x a week. His longest stretch so far has been 28 consecutive days dry. I can see his confidence growing. He is excited for his first sleepover with his friends. ~A delight he avoided when he had to wear pull-ups.
So now as I lay in bed, I hear the sound of 7yr old footsteps speeding the the bathroom. A swoosh, a flush and the Night Ninja has struck again. Thank you so much Dr. Jordan. - the "Night Ninja" Mama
When I was 38 weeks pregnant, my baby had been breech for 3 weeks and my doctor's had forced me to schedule a C-section delivery. I was very distraught and thought there had to be something that I could do to turn my baby around which did not involve two large men pushing on my stomach! I reached out to my friends and that is when I found Family Chiropractic and Dr. Amanda. The first time I visited Dr. Amanda I felt very comfortable. She was very thorough and explained everything to me before we got started. Dr. Amanda used a technique called Websters, which is completely painless. After just four adjustments, my baby has flipped to head down! I cannot thank Dr. Amanda and Family Chiropractic enough for helping me and my baby. I would absolutely recommend them to all my mommy and mommy to be friends for prenatal care and beyond! - Erin N., Lucie’s Mommy
My daughter Avery, now 18 months old, has been attending my chiropractic visit to see Dr. Amanda Jordan since she was about 4 months old. With a developing immune system, I have found the adjustments that she receives to be very beneficial. It was around 9 months when we began to introduce solid food that she experienced constipation for the first time. I contacted Dr. Jordan to see if an adjustment would be something that could ease her discomfort. I was amazed at what a difference a small adjustment made. Needless to say, my daughter made up for lost time and my husband and I changed more than our normal share of diapers in the days following the adjustment. - Casie Z.
Degenerative Disc Disease
The problems that brought me in to see Dr. Jordan was the fact that no other chiropractors were hearing me because they were not truly “taking the time to listen.” Dr. Jordan really takes the time to listen, truly listen. I feel like with the other D.C.’s my treatment was being put in a box. Meaning I wasn’t a quick fix case and the usual adjustments were not working. I was actually getting worse. Dr. Jordan has you in a gown in order to “see” your back. Because of that she could see swelling; she could see the path of red dots where a nerve was being pinched.
In 2000 I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I am very physically active and because I was getting worse I had to stop exercising. Even using my right leg to push off with and just go up steps hurt. Because of Dr. Jordan’s caring nature I have started to have days where I can walk, stretch, go up steps without straining or painful tightness. I can even do something so easy as to pivot! My right leg and hip would catch so bad with such an intense grabbing strain that because Dr. Jordan takes the time to listen. I can now, without even thinking about it pivot and turn with no problem. - Linda S.
I had another chiropractor tell me that the condition of my spine was too bad and that the best he could offer me was pain management. My spine is not healthy, however in 3 months time Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey have taken me from a phase 3 degeneration in my low back to a phase 2 and from a late phase 3 to an early phase 3 in my neck! That's huge! The Jordan's care about you and your health. They want you to understand how your body works and how to keep it functioning properly. The knowledge I have acquired is just about as huge as the improvement I've experienced! You can't go wrong with this practice, I wish I had found them sooner and I wish everyone I love and care about would become patients here! - Linda M.
Hello, my name is Patricia Wainwright. I am a 25 year old mother of two. About two years ago is the first time I'd ever heard about family Chiropractic from one of my friends. She had urged me for the longest time to come see Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey for help. At that point in my life, I had been struggling with anxiety, panic disorder and depression. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy shortly before that and was given medication to help with my fatigue. As we all know, working a full time job and raising two young children is no easy task, but at the end of everyday I had no energy left. I was constantly tired, I struggled with back pain, headaches, dizziness and a list of symptoms that goes on.
I was not functioning like I should at 25 years of age.
I finally made time to hear what Dr. Amanda and Cotey had to say. Just hearing what they had to say opened my eyes to everything that was going wrong with my body. Little did I know, that just a short year later, I had not only made the time, but also a great investment in my health and future.
When I came back for Dr. Cotey to review the changes in my final X-rays, I was amazed at all the positive changes that had been made in such a short time. But I didn't need an X-ray to know there was change because I felt it.
All of my symptoms are near gone and best of all, I am no longer relying on any medications of any kind to help me function properly.
Not only did they help me physically, they helped me see my overall health in a whole new light. For myself and my family. Mentally, physically, and emotionally I have grown in a positive way because I chose to do something about it with people who love doing what THEY do.
I believe in fate. One day, my boss announced we were going to have a chiropractic office bring in lunch and we just had to listen to a short presentation. I was up for it, who would turn down a free lunch? Little did I know, that lunch would change the way I lived and took care of myself and my family.
Stacee was so energetic and excited about her job, so I decided to make an appointment and give it a try. I had been suffering from migraines, sciatic pain and constant dizziness since I was young. I just didn’t ever feel “well.” I had tried doctors and yoga and over the counter medicines, but nothing helped longer than a few days. The first time I met with Doctor Jordan, I knew we would be a great fit for each other. I have only been a patient for almost 6 months, and already my life has drastically improved. The headaches are minimal, the dizziness is almost completely gone and the sciatic pain is far and few between. Not only has my spinal health improved, but I now am inspired to eat better and put myself first for once. As a busy mom of 2 boys, 7 and 15, you seem to always put yourself last. With Dr. Amanda’s help, I realized that when I am not taking care of myself, I am not doing my kids any good. I have lost 8 pounds in 6 weeks by simply changing my diet.
I am amazed how much more energy and healthier that I feel. I can only imagine how much better I will feel in another 6 months. I feel like the staff at Family Chiropractic has become part of my family and that they actually care about my health. I believe in fate, and fate brought me to FC!! - Chris M.
Alex started going to Family Chiropractic soon after his first birthday. We were looking for an alternative to the antibiotics his doctors used to prescribe weekly for his ear infections. He also had colic, issues with immune system, irregular bowel movements, some food intolerances and constant waking up during the night. Alex is now two years old and since we first met Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey, we have not needed to see his "regular" doctor. He has not even had a single ear infection! He is the healthiest kid (even during flu season) at the daycare. We as a family have changed our eating habits/lifestyle per Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey's recommendation (very easy to do so-when their family is a great example to us). Besides fruits and veggies we boost our immune systems by taking quality supplements and with the regular chiropractic adjustments. Alex is a good sleeper and very happy two year old toddler. Thank you for making a difference in our life! - Mickey S., Alex's mom
I have to start by saying that I truly believed I could not be helped by anyone much less a Chiropractor! I was taking so many medications from different Doctors for several issues; I was diagnosed with arthritis, spinal stenosis, bone spurs and Fibromyalgia. I was too young to have so many issues; I was miserable every day and just doing my job was exhausting! Then a friend of mine said I had to try her chiropractor “they are amazing” she said. After my X-rays and an explanation as to what was actually going on with me I decided to give Chiropractic a chance. I am so glad I did; I have had an amazing change in my life! I am done with just over half of my adjustments now and I am feeling amazing, full of energy and can work without pain. I can never thank Dr. Cotey and Dr. Amanda enough for the quality of life I have back! I will continue with wellness care after my corrective care is through and not only because of how it has made me feel physically but because the atmosphere in their office is so invigorating. There is an air of positivity and personal treatment for every client. I recommend Family Chiropractic to everyone and I know given the chance they can help you! - Dee Harman
First I have to say that Family Chiropractic is not the first Chiropractic office I have visited. As a matter of fact, it is the seventh! Some of them were good experiences and some of them were not so good. I have pretty low back/sacrum pain that I have had for a very long time. I also have MS and IBS and I pretty much just hurt. I don’t know how else to explain it other than to say I just hurt; all the time, everywhere. It had been years since I had had a pain free day. I met Dr. Amanda at a women’s networking group I joined and decided to see what she had to say.
I made an appointment and quickly realized JFC was going to be different. I just felt this Chiropractor (meaning Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey) seemed different from the other chiropractors. Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey did an extensive neurological exam, spinal x-rays and a report of findings where they explained their recommended plan of action. Dr. Jordan explained how she was not doing manipulations, but that she was doing “adjustments.” Then she explained the difference! Ahhhh, I see!!! I found it so interesting and informative. It all made so much sense to me.
One day I walked into the office and Dr. Cotey asked me what was wrong. I told him: “I just didn't feel right”. As I walked back to the changing room he noticed me veering off to my left. I was very unsteady on my feet. I changed into my gown and went into the room to see Dr. Amanda. She looked at me and asked me what was wrong. I told her “I just didn't feel right and I had a headache and I was nauseous”. She called in Dr. Cotey and he noticed that my pupils were uneven. Dr. Cotey needed to give me a neck adjustment. He explained what he was going to do and how he was going to do it. He was very patient and kind. After he did the adjustment it was like he had flipped a switch!! I felt better, my headache and nausea were gone and that "I just don't feel right" feeling was gone. Also, my pupils evened out too. I was amazed and realized that this was going to work! One day I woke up, got out of bed and got on with my day. My husband came home from work and asked me how I felt. I started to say “I hurt”, because that is what I always said, but then I stopped myself and said "I actually feel good today! I don't hurt." Huh? Did I just say that? Yes I did!
When Dr. Amanda did my first progress report we were amazed at how much I improved. My second progress report was great too! I continue on the schedule that was laid out and I have had several pain free days! The patience that Dr. Amanda shows is remarkable. This has been and will continue to be a long process, but I have faith that the Drs. Jordan will continue to help me have more and more pain free days and just be a healthier person! - Leslie B.
Let’s start by just saying... I felt really crappy all over all the time. Every afternoon by 3 or 4 was tired, achy joints - before, during and after working. The following days after work had swollen joints. Slow to get out of bed in the morning... taking about 15 minutes to get up and get going for the day. Couldn’t even sleep through the night. Would fall asleep for about 3 to 4 hours and then that was it... toss and turn for the remainder... and then of course felt lousy the whole next day.
Losing weight was really hard so it was easier to give up and besides there was always something “more important” to do…even if it was work. And then you can add hot flashes on top of all this with a screwed up cycle that was all over the place.
After following all of Dr. Amanda’s advice, there is no afternoon tiredness anytime and I felt like I could work all day and feel wonderful. Don’t seem to run out of steam and can work all day even with my rheumatoid arthritis. The supplements have really helped. My joints don’t hurt working and they do not hurt the next day like they used to.
I can go to bed at 9:30-10 and sleep through out the whole night and if I do get up... can go back to bed and fall right back to sleep! I can even fall back asleep when my husband’s alarm goes off at 4:40am! I have not been able to do this since my first child was born 26 years ago.
My hot flashes... within about 2 weeks myself and my husband noticed that the hot flashes just weren’t showing up anymore... just kind of faded away. Along with this my cycle is actually normal again!
With Dr. Amanda’s recommendations, eating better and choosing healthier choices and putting myself first... the weight has changed and is easier to get off.
My biggest regret was not finding Dr. Jordan sooner. If I would have invested in my health earlier in life I would be so much healthier now for my grandchildren. Thank you Dr. Jordan! - Cheryl A.
I am one of the many patients that go to Dr. Jordan's Family Chiropractic. I started going to Dr. Jordan after my mom read the JFC newsletter about how leg pains were not growing pains. Before I went to Dr. Jordan, I was having leg cramps almost every night and headaches during school. When my mom finally brought me into see Dr. Jordan I found out I had scoliosis, my hips weren't aligned, my spine was very crooked which isn't good and my neck was perfectly straight which is very bad too, it is suppose to be curved. I have been going to Dr. Jordan's office for about three months now and I have seen many improvements in such a little time. My hips are evening out, my spine is beginning to move back toward how it's supposed to be, my neck is begging to regain it's natural curve and I have absolutely no leg cramps anymore, and I get headaches a lot less and less severe.
I am so very happy I go to Dr. Jordan's. I feel better every day and my activities and sports are not as hard to do anymore! The Jordan family are amazing at what they do and put so much care and effort into what they do! If you have back pain Dr. Jordan's office is the perfect treatment. Take my word for it, I go all the time and so do other people. Thanks for reading! - Lindsey S., 11 years old
The reason I started treatment at Family Chiropractic was because my leg was hurting almost every night. My life has changed because my leg has stopped hurting as much as it did before. I feel better when I am doing many things like playing hockey, running, swimming, biking and playing outside. Dr. Cotey and Dr. Amanda have been really nice since the day I came here. Thank you JFC! - Shannon S.
I started seeing Dr. Jordan in December of 2009. I was previously diagnosed with a herniated disc. I had been treated for several months prior to seeing Dr. Jordan to no avail. I am very active and an avid runner but this injury significantly reduced my activity and completely halted my running. Running had always been a large part of my life and is something that I enjoy very much. My goal was just to get back to running but eventually the pain and discomfort were altering my everyday life and kept me from being able to complete the simplest of tasks.
Through Dr. Jordan’s adjustments, advice and holistic approach to health a good portion of my pain and discomfort were resolved very quickly. I was able to return to doing most of the activities that I had previously engaged in and was back to running in no time! With her care I was able to progress to the distances that I had been running previously and recently finished a full marathon. This was such an amazing accomplishment for me as I was beginning to question my future running career. I now feel healthier and stronger than I have in a long time and am better equipped to resolve any flare ups as they occur.
Dr Jordan has played a tremendous role in enabling me to resolve my back pain. She has always been very patient with me and willing to answer any and all questions that I have. I feel as though she truly cares about me and my health. Her approach to health and wellness is education of the patient which has always been my belief. The knowledge she has provided me with has enabled me to take better care of myself. - Gina M.
Hip Pain/Hip Replacement
It as a tough beginning… started with a low back pain for which I used heat wraps constantly. Then the pain transferred to my left hip and my doctor told me I should have a hip replacement, which I didn’t want. I couldn’t walk without pain and so I didn’t go anywhere where I would have to walk a distance, even shopping in local big box stores. One day in November of ’11 my daughters noticed I had one hip higher than the other and suggested perhaps a chiropractor. They had no idea at that time how thankful I would become to have followed their advice.
I was referred quite by accident to Dr. Amanda and when I first visited the clinic, had 2 very concise consultations with her about how her treatments would be and when she saw my full body x-rays, what to expect. I am 77 years young and had been very active in my 50’s which unfortunately didn’t seem to help me as I grew older. I have considerable degenerative problems in my spine and as this was pointed out to me, I could see on the x-rays how bad my poor body really is.
However, and this is the best part. I had regular visits with Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey where they worked with moving the bone in my spine off the nerve which causes my hip pain…..there was such pain from a ligament in that hip area, I couldn’t turn over in bed. So between the two adjustments, I don’t have pain from the ligament nor the hip and I can walk. I can walk!!
I will be seeing them less and less as the months go by as I become more able to stay pain free for longer times. I will however, miss the support she has given me on many health issues, but can always be in touch with them if I have questions. - Anne G.
When I tried to play volleyball I would have really bad pain in my right hip area. When I went to the medical doctor who I thought was the best, he told me that I had to stop playing volleyball immediately and that I could not participate in tryouts. He said that I had torn my growth plate and that I had a hip avulsion. He said I should literally do nothing. According to him I was done with sports. Are you kidding me! This is my life! Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey examined me and assured me that I had not torn my growth plate and adjustments are all I needed. After just one adjustment I could tell the difference and was able to finish tryouts. Not only am I playing, I just turned 17 and have been playing on the 18 year old team. Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey really know what they are doing and I am so thankful they were willing to help me! - Rachel S.
Irritable Bowel Disease
Being in Construction almost my entire adult life I was feeling lower back pain and difficulty emptying my bladder- causing major sleeping disruption. After visiting Dr’s Amanda and Cotey Jordan my back feels great and I am getting in full nights sleep because I am able to empty my bladder. My quality of life has improved dramatically. After each visit I feel more flexibility and have better body function. Also, I never thought I would have so much fun in a doctor’s office. Thank you both for your touch in so many ways! - Ron E.
Almost immediately after eating I would feel very sick and would almost have to RUN to the bathroom. I was having incredibly loose stools all day anywhere for 9-15+ times daily. This would also make me very anxious and stopped me from going out often because I didn't want to have my night interrupted by having to go to the bathroom. There were many instances where I would be driving in the car and all of a sudden get a horrible feeling in my stomach and have to find a restroom immediately! Fortunately I always made it to a bathroom, but the thought of not making it was making me even more anxious and thus increasing the urgency.
Since beginning treatment, my stools have become more solid and the urgency has almost completely stopped. I'm also a lot less anxious about going out or having long shifts at work. Along with the decreased anxiety, my physical stomach pain has gone away and the times a day that I have to visit the restroom is more like 3. For me, that is a really big deal!!!!
I had been having these problems for about 3 years and the only solution any other doctor had for me was put me on medicine to slow my metabolism and possibly gain up to 30lbs!!! As a 21 year old girl that was scary. I have made small changes in my daily activity to help with the problem - taking the supplements Dr. Jordan recommended, decreasing my alcohol intake and cutting coffee out almost completely but the chiropractic care is the one thing that has completely changed my life! I have made vast improvements in just the past 3+ months! - Jess P.
Our daughter Madison has been undergoing treatments with Dr. Amanda for the past 2 months for neck and jaw issues. I really appreciate the time spent diagnosing and explaining the diagnosis and treatment plan before treatment started.
Not having experienced chiropractic medicine I did not know what to expect. I have been pleased with not only the treatment results also the patience and willingness of Dr. Amanda to listen to Madison and also to answer all of our questions.
The other benefit has been the nutritional aspect of her practice. She has demonstrated taking a holistic individualized approach to her patient’s care versus a one size fits all approach.
Madison’s symptoms have been difficult to isolate a root cause and we have been searching various ‘cures’ for her problems. Finally we found someone who could help our daughter. I have appreciated the fact that Dr. Amanda has been open to discussing these with us and has even encouraged us in our search. She has been humble to admit she doesn’t always have the answers or that Dr. Cotey may be better at a particular adjustment or will reach out to her mentors for guidance. I truly feel that she has her patient’s best interest in mind.
Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey are very friendly, approachable and create a refreshing change of experience for doctor visits. They have all been an encouragement in helping my daughter through the emotional struggles she has had with her ailments and this has played a part in her being able to move forward. For this I am truly grateful. - Shawn B.
Hi! I'm Linda Donaldson and I have been a patient at Family Chiropractic for almost three months. I sought out chiropractic care because my migraines had become so severe and frequent. Sadly I was out of commission about once a week for at least 24 hours. More and more frequently my husband had to take me to the ER for IV narcotics and fluids. That was our last option after Imitrex and other prescription pain killers didn't work anymore. I also saw the effect my migraines were having on our kids. It had become commonplace for the kids to be told "I'm sorry but you can't see Mama, she had a headache." In fact, if either of them ever saw me resting the immediate question was "Oh Mama, do you have a headache again?"
Since I have begun seeing Dr. Amanda Jordan my migraines have diminished slowly and surely. (I am certain she is in as much of a hurry to see them go as I am.) I have now been able to go a couple weeks headache free, and when they do occur they are tolerable -even without medication. (What a change!) Amanda's support and compassion have been incredibly refreshing and sincere. Her approach to chiropractic care is very different from all the others I have experienced. Dr. Amanda is very precise in her adjustments and excellent in her technique. She has an amazing amount of knowledge as to the "why" of what is happening and determining the source of the problem and is able to communicate it all so clearly. I am so grateful for the excellent care and kindness I have received at Family Chiropractic. - Linda Donaldson
Before I started getting adjusted regularly, I would let my pain drive me to the Chiropractor. I never realized that getting adjusted at least once a week would significantly reduce all of my pain and symptoms, improving my overall health.
I was suffering from extreme migraines that were greatly affecting my daily life at least twice a week. As the headaches were becoming more severe, so was my pain. I would lose my appetite, had terrible sleeping patterns, and even being labeled as someone with “a bad immune system” as I was always sick. I was still receiving treatments for a blood disorder up until a month before starting as a patient at Family Chiropractic.
I was receiving little to no results with “traditional medication” and figured that any other routes were at least going to rule out treatment possibilities. Dr. Amanda started me out with Standard Process Supplements and adjusting three times weekly, decreasing weekly visits over time. Within weeks, my symptoms were done. My headaches had been cut down to only four or five within five months. My whole body and the way it was functioning had improved.
Maintaining a regular visit schedule, I am able to maintain my pain and keep it to a minimum. Something I never had the privilege of before. I am also able to ask Dr. Amanda millions of questions, covering every topic when it comes to my heath. She is always happy to help me find answers, and work my treatment for me, which has been able to change my whole life. - Seana R.
I have had migraines for as long as I can remember, probably since I was about 8 years old. Just before the throbbing got unbearable I would have to lay down very still in a dark and silent room for hours. Sometimes they were bad enough to make me physically ill. This was really hard as a little girl! All I wanted to do was play outside with my friends. When I was about 20 I started seeing a chiropractor every once in a while. The migraines lessened in frequency but they were still there and headaches were a 2x a week occurrence. About five years later I started seeing Dr. Amanda Jordan. I was really nervous at first, it was a lot of time and money to invest in something that you hope works out. She took xrays of my spine and I had no curve to my neck and my neurological tests weren't very good. I have been seeing her for three times a week for four months now and at the end of the first month my migraines were gone. At the end of the second month, my headaches were gone! I am no longer leaving work early a few times a month for headaches/not feeling good. The added bonuses are that I am not spending a ton of money on Ibuprofen anymore and my cramps during that time of the month are significantly less painful! Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey have done more for my health than I ever thought someone could do and they are doing it without any drugs. In the most recent xray a curve was very visible in my neck already. I am very thankful for the knowledge these doctors have and the compassion they have for their patients. - J.G.
I started seeing Dr. Jordan July 2010. I went to her seeking relief of my headaches and migraines. I had approximately 2 migraines every month. They were very severe and would last for 2 days and were followed by a headache for a day or so. My symptoms were seeing spots, pressure behind my left eye and extreme light and sound sensitivity. Since seeing Dr. Jordan both the frequency and severity have drastically decreased.
In addition to my headaches, I also have received adjustments for my jaw which would frequently pop and cause pain making eating difficult. In the beginning treatment was frequent as required, but Dr. Jordan is constantly striving to find the balance between frequency and required treatment. Dr. Jordan's primary concern is individual progress and health, and she goes beyond the symptoms to look at the root of the problem to determine the best way to increase my quality of life. - Cory V.
For years I have suffered from daily headaches that I attributed to holding stress in my shoulders. After being diagnosed with arthritis in my neck, physical therapists told me that I was too young to have these problems in my spine and I felt I would just have to get use to the pain. Before meeting Dr. Amanda, I wasn't sold on the idea of chiropractic. Her gentle encouragement and promise of relief left me with no excuses. After my first visit, the troublesome vertebrae was set back into place and I was amazed that the headaches, went away. During my visits I learned how a lower back injury many years ago more than likely caused the deterioration in my upper disks and that I didn't have to accept the consequences. Dr. Amanda is extremely knowledgeable and explains everything in ways that are easy to understand. - Mary Limbacher
Several months ago, I was blessed to be chosen as one of the patients in Dr. Amanda & Dr. Cotey's Migraine Challenge. I have had migraines for over 30 years and was having 3-4 a week, even though I am taking daily migraine medicine. At my initial evaluation, I learned that I had very little curve in my neck and my spine was tilting to the side. After only a few weeks of care, I went 24 days without a migraine! At my 3 month recheck, I was delighted to learn that my neck is beginning to curve and my spine tilt is improving. And, not just my migraines are being affected... my energy level has increased significantly and my body is functioning at a higher level. The personal attention you get from both doctor's and the office staff is second to none. I am on my way to a migraine-free life and am blessed that God led me to these wonderful people! -Nancy M.
I’ve suffered from neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, and weather induced sinus headaches at least 1-2 times per week for the better part of the past 5 years.
Sometimes the headaches were so severe that I would spend the better part of a day in bed feeling sick and then throw up.
Just hearing that the weather was about to change was enough to make me anxious, just waiting for the onset of these debilitating symptoms. I’d heard about Family Chiropractic from a friend of mine who has been a patient for years. I followed her, step by step, through one of her prescheduled appointments and my curiosity grew.
I decided to schedule my own appointment to see if these Doctors could help me and I’m so glad that I did!
I have been a patient since February 2020 and am already experiencing significant relief. I have many more good days than bad now.
I am able to get more done around the house and even work outside with my husband without having to take breaks in order to lay down and recover. I still take Imitrex when needed but simple peppermint oil and ice packs have helped when I feel a “low grade” headache coming on.
It’s simply not enough to just “hope for the best”.
If you truly want to live your life to the fullest, I urge you to get yourself checked! -Robyn P.
In my teenage years I started seeing my Pediatrician for headaches. He prescribed me a lot of different pills and injections. I was hospitalized several times throughout high school for these headaches and was given several medicines and exams.
In 2003, I was diagnosed by a very well-known doctor at the UPMC Headache Center with severe chronic migraines. My migraines were so bad that I had them daily, often waking up with one, as well as, going to bed at night with one. Sleeping was the only thing that helped; I wasn’t able to feel the pain while sleeping.
I finished high school and 4 years of college with daily migraines. Some days were worse than others, however, I continued functioning the best that I could. I continued to see many doctors and even dentists with no actual success in relieving my pain.
Fast forward 18 years, I was still struggling with daily chronic migraines, when I got hurt at the gym. My neck was stiff and I needed to see a chiropractor. My gym partner that day told me that she knew of an amazing chiropractor that also focused on migraines. (BONUS, Yippee!)
I’ve been being adjusted by Doctor Amanda for the past 4 months and she has already worked wonders on me! I no longer have daily migraines. I have gone a few days - maybe even a full week, with no migraines. I recently went away on vacation so I wasn’t adjusted for over a week - I could definitely tell that I hadn’t seen her for that time.
I’m very excited to continue my journey working with Dr. Amanda and her team - and look forward to living a life FREE from Migraines FOREVER! -Jaclyn A.
I’ve suffered from headaches and migraines for longer than I can remember. For a while they would come and go but over the last three years they became a normal part of my everyday life. When I’d listen to how other people would describe a “bad headache”, I would just sit there and realize that would be a GOOD day for me.
When a migraine would hit, I would have to lock myself in my bedroom - avoiding any lights, smells, and sounds - feeling horribly sick and miserable. I had to learn to suffer through and function with a migraine so that I could do normal, everyday things. Trying to explain to someone who has never experience a migraine what you’re going through is impossible. I tried to get help from several different doctors and had given up when the last option I got was a blood pressure medication that “has helped some people with migraines but might drop your blood pressure and make you pass out, but let’s give it a try anyway.”. Needless to say, I had pretty much given up hope in finding relief. Thankfully, that is when things changed for the better.
A friend of mine recommended Family Chiropractic after running into Dr. Amanda and hearing her talk about the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. In April of 2019, I started care with Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey and their Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. For the first time, I had found Doctors that didn’t treat me like I was being dramatic or that it was “just a lady problem”. They understood what I was going through and they truly cared.
Within the first three months, I experienced a drastic change in my every day life. For the first time in years, I would go multiple days without a headache. When I experienced my first full week with no migraine I cried! I was finally able to go on vacation without having to pack the “migraine kit” that I took everywhere. I could finally spend time with friends and family and not panic about when a migraine would hit. Since then things have only gotten better. Now I can go weeks without a single headache and I have not had a severe migraine in six months. Yes, it’s cheesy to say but Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cody have changed my life. Everyone at Family Chiropractic truly cares about every patient and they become like an extension of your own family.
If I could give one piece of advice to anyone thinking about coming to Family Chiropractic and/or participating in the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge, I would say: DO IT RIGHT NOW, DON’T WAIT!
I’ve spent far too long to think that living with migraines was just how it had to be. Thanks to Family Chiropractic I realize how wrong that thinking was- It IS actually possible to live migraine free! -Sabrina B.
I’ve suffered with migraines for more than 15 years.
I’ve spent countless days in bed in unbearable pain. For me, a typical migraine would occur 2-3 times per month and last 3-5 days at a time.
(That equates to nearly half of my days spent suffering every single month!)
When down with a migraine, I was unable to eat or drink anything because, if I did, I would end up vomiting.
This affected nearly every aspect of my life! (My family, friendships, work, etc.) I hated that my family had to take care of me; checking on me, bringing me ice packs, and trying to comfort me.
This is no way to live.
I just wanted someone to tell me WHY am I getting these migraines???
Conventional medical experts answered my question with “Here, try this pill!”, which only provided temporary relief. My search continued.
I had gotten to the point where I felt as if I would never going to figure out the answer, when my coworker shared a social media post with me about the Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. I researched this program and thought: “What have I got to lose?”.
I am ecstatic that I have found Family Chiropractic! I’ve finally found Doctors that ask me questions that no other Doctor ever has.
Drs. Cotey and Amanda genuinely care about my overall well-being and their staff are very caring and supportive.
Since starting their program, my migraines have decreased, my mood has improved, I have more energy, and I no longer feel like I am fighting a losing battle or having my life controlled by migraines!
It was not one big reason that lead me to find Family Chiropractic, but rather a lot of small reasons that I had let linger on too long.
A few migraines a month, constant “knots” in my upper back, a nagging hip injury… I just never made time, and each individual issue seemed minor enough.
I’d finally had enough with the migraines and, after my initial evaluation, realized that my spine was a complete mess! All of these issues were connected and making each other worse as time went on. Add two busy kids and a career into the mix, and I was just causing more harm to myself the longer I waited to fix it!
I started with 3 adjustments per week, and the migraines got much better immediately. Improvement in my upper back followed. My hip took a bit longer to improve but what amazed me the most was how many other things got better too - I could sleep comfortably again and actually stay asleep! I was much less tired by the end of each day. My daily anxieties were eased because, physically, I was feeling so much better.
Now I continue to get my adjusted every other week, in order to maintain my corrected condition.
I can not imagine not being here and still suffering through all those little things! -Caitlin S
I had headaches more often than not. Some of them would last for days at a time and others for almost a full week. They would take all of my energy, making me feel useless as a wife and a mother. I was so irritable because I was always tired and constantly in pain.
At the age of 32, I had lost almost all hope that someone could help “fix me.”
I had been to other doctors, physicians, and more than just one Chiropractor without results. Trying to find a way to feel better was even becoming exhausting! The ad for Family Chiropractic showed up on my social media newsfeed daily because I knew several other people who went there. I began to think that perhaps this was happening for a reason, so I reached out.
When I started care here, I wasn’t sure what to expect and honestly didn’t want to get my hopes up. Dr. Cotey and Dr. Amanda are the first ones to ever explain my x-rays and actually tell me what’s wrong and how we could correct it together. A few weeks into treatment, I no longer had to do my nightly “popping and cracking” routine to even think about sleep and my neck is no longer causing me unbearable headaches and fatigue.
I now have the energy to play with my kids, go on outings, and interact more even after a long day at work. I don’t just want to just stay home all the time and “relax” anymore. My family has even noticed changes in my energy and mood.
This was by far one of the best decisions I’ve made for my health! Coming here is comfortable and unlike like any other doctor I’ve been to. They have helped me to understand my body and my health better than anyone else ever has and I’m truly grateful! - Kim T.
I suffered my first migraine at the age of 23… by the age of 32, I was rushed to the ER on stroke alert. I was diagnosed with a TIA but, after a second episode, the diagnosis was changed to complex migraines. I was referred to a local neurologist for treatment. I found little to no success with preventative medications or the medications for breakthrough migraines which had become chronic. My overall health spiraled out of control. I was on so many medications that I didn’t know what medications were doing what any more for good or for bad. When all the medications did not help, the doctor recommended Botox injections. My real breakthrough began a few years ago when my husband changed jobs and we lost our health insurance. I couldn’t afford all those medications without insurance so I was forced to wean off of them.
This led me to focus on what I could control - my lifestyle choices. During those six months, I lost weight and my migraines stopped. In 2018, my doctor noticed I had a head tremor. I then developed hand and jaw tremors as well. In 2019, the tremors worsened, the migraines returned, and I started to experience debilitating low back spasms. I ended up back in the ER on stroke alert due to new complex migraine symptoms.
I realized that traditional medicine was not going to help me and that waiting for things to get worse was not a solid game plan.
That’s when a friend told me about Drs. Cotey and Amanda Jordan. I immediately scheduled a consultation. My x-rays revealed multiple problem areas - including those that commonly cause migraines. My quality-of-life was already being seriously impacted by these health issues and they were only going to get worse, so I immediately began my treatment.
I have now completed the first phase of my care plan and the change in my x-rays is already significant! I have seen a reduction in the severity of food reactions, my body fights off illness better, my flareups have been less severe and my body recovers quicker - all of this in just a few short months!
I look forward to continuing my treatment and the continued personal growth and healing that will follow! - Sammie E.
I was defeated. My head felt like exploding. My eyes hurt so bad I couldn’t keep them open .I was so afraid my husband would resent me because of this sudden, unexplainable illness that had no real treatment options and no definite timeline of when it would ease up. Sad doesn’t even come close to how I felt. My old life seemed like it was just a dream and I was never going to get back to it.
One morning while scrolling Facebook in a bout of insomnia, I happened across an ad for a chiropractic team an hour north of me that specialized in migraines. I’d had friends recommended chiropractors before but I never thought much of it. In the little experience I had with chiropractic, it was never life changing for us. When I was at rock bottom, I didn’t have much to lose, so I sent in a request for information to their website. I got an immediate response from one of the doctors letting me know that I would hear from them soon. Immediate response, from a doctor! As soon as the office opened that morning, they called me. They called ME! They also got me in THE SAME DAY. No 6 month wait. No insurance nonsense. No heaps of paperwork and record transferring. They were they committed to me, a total stranger, because they have been where I was. They both suffered chronic, debilitating migraines.
That’s the story of how I got sick, and how I’m getting better. We did X-rays in the office that day, end a few days later I came back for the review. I was blown away by what Dr. Cotey could see in my imagining and for the first time I actually felt like there was a doctor that could understand and help me. There was no guarantee but when you’re at the bottom, the only way to go is up. So, we did it. A huge commitment, but we did it. I have been coming to The Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge for just shy of 40 weeks now. I drive an hour north of my house and then drive an hour back home, because my life has been changed. My head doesn’t hurt. I’m not taking bottles of medication, or drugs with sketchy side effects. My eyes don’t need ointment or tear duct plugs. The team here is amazing. I feel so at home that I can bring all of my kids with me and I don’t feel judged for having two kids that are so different. There have been many appointments or events that I have cancelled because it’s too much for my twins, but we are welcome here. Dr. Amanda meets my kiddos where they are, and sees that things work differently for them. She has patience like I could only dream of and I am so thankful for it.
I can’t express how relieved I am to have my life back because there was a time I didn’t think it would be possible. Thank you, Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge. - Cipriana G.
In my 20s, I was scared to turn 30.There was no real reason, it was just a big turning point in maturity. Maybe I expected it to be like y2k and I assumed everything in my body was going to suddenly stop working properly. A week before my 30th birthday, they seemed to happen. It started off with a headache that no amount of ibuprofen would lessen. I missed my 30th birthday, and the following week I suffered through Christmas, and then New Years, my husbands birthday, Valentine’s Day, and our anniversary. It was every single day. If this was 30, I wanted no part of it. I was depressed and frustrated because my pain came out of nowhere and it never stopped. Trips to the ER were only a band-aid solution. Doctors didn’t care. “Here, take this drug and don’t call me for 3 months, no matter the side effects”. That’s how we treat people with chronic illnesses? I was sick. Sick of life. Sick of pain. Sick of being so dependent on my husband when I am ordinarily a person that will refuse any kind of help.
My husband was picking up all of my slack and I didn’t even notice it until his boss asked how I was doing. I was shocked; how does his boss know? Because my husband had been missing work, and missing events, because of me. He was working full time military while also managing my duties as a stay at home mom to four little humans. Two of those humans with pretty significant special needs. Moms don’t have time for this kind of pain. In addition to migraines, I was struggling with a recent autoimmune diagnosis that caused EXTREMELY dry eyes. I was putting ointment into my eyeballs with no relief, keeping an eye patch on one eye for a few hours, to switch and relieve the other eye for a few hours. For weeks. Again, it was the same story. “Take this drug for 3 months, let us know if it doesn’t work after 3 months”. Three months is a long time when you’re really sick.
Neck & Upper Back Pain
Some of my earliest memories in life are of sickness and the subsequent exercises, antibiotics, or surgeries intended to “cure” them. From age two, through high school and into my twenties, I was given antibiotics to treat bronchitis and sinusitis - and even experienced hospitalization when those were severe! I was instructed on how to exercises for poor posture, prescribed medications for severe feminine pain, tranquilizers for dizziness and what was labeled “nervous tension”, and underwent surgeries for endometriosis, cystitis, and two bouts of colon cancer. Until the more recent illnesses, I heard a LOT about things being “all in your head” and just “nervousness”, yet I STILL continued to accept many of own conditions (things that I experienced every day) as “normal,” “just the way it is,” and an “expected” part of growing older.
In December of 2019, my husband experienced lower back injuries that severely affected his leg and foot. Our daughter recommended that he see Drs Amanda and Cotey Jordan. We made the journey from Western New York, but planned to continue care closer to home.
However, what we learned about the close relationship between optimal spinal position and the health and exceptional functioning of every bodily organ amazed and impressed us so much that we continued to make regular trips from Western New York to Family Chiropractic.
During those first few visits for Lee, I began remembering my own history of “normal” and, as he received his first x-ray and evaluation, I realized that my own symptoms – (lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain and stiffness, brain fog, occasional blurring of vision, tinnitus, digestive issues, etc.) - were, in fact, just going to get progressively worse if I didn’t do something corrective SOON!
Fast forward two and a half years to today : Never again will I accept a symptom as “normal,” or ignore the warnings of my own body’s immune system at work. After my second X-Ray, I realized that many of my symptoms were either reduced or no longer a problem at all!
I have learned that the very BEST thing that I can do to avoid sickness—even during a pandemic—is to keep my body in tune and my immune system strong with regular adjustments, proper diet, exercise, and a sound mindset.
I am healthier now than I have ever been and, at my age, that’s saying something. I have not missed a single adjustment during this pandemic; and I won’t! Today, I can say for sure that what others labeled as “all in my head” was really “all in my spine”.
With so many thanks to God and to Drs Cotey and Amanda, this has been (and continues to be) an amazing journey toward life-changing good health! -Marty W.
I started going to Family Chiropractic in late December 2013. I’ve struggled with neck and upper back pain for years. I was the passenger in a car accident in college and have never been the same. I found some relief in the past from other chiropractors, but had to move each time I started getting established. One chiropractor would just adjust me each time I came in. He helped with pain management, but did nothing to help solve the source of the pain. Not long after I moved and no longer was able to go, the pain quickly came back. I just learned to live with it for years, accepting that this was something I’d have to accept and get used to and try to function as best as I could despite the pain.
Finally in December, I’d have enough. I couldn’t carry my 13 month old daughter without being in pain. I met Dr. Amanda in a mommy group on Facebook and found out that her practice was not far from me. I decided to give it a try. At my first visit, I learned how truly bad things were and how other areas were suffering due to my back issues. My balance was off, I was weak in my arms and my x-rays showed my neck was almost totally straight and even starting to curve the opposite direction that it should. I couldn’t believe it. I felt defeated. But I felt like I was finally in good hands of people who could actually, finally, get me the help I desperately needed.
I started my treatment right away and have been going twice a week ever since. I’ve noticed over the past 4 months that I no longer am living with pain daily. I can carry my now 17 month old daughter without pain. At my next x-ray, we found that my neck had a 7 degree change, which is an amazing change! It was proof that Family Chiropractic was helping me – I finally found people who could help “fix” me. It’s such a difference to be able to live pain-free. I’m so thankful that Dr. Cotey and Dr. Amanda truly care about helping their patients –every size and every age –to live healthy, happy and pain-free lives. I appreciate the fact that they don’t just “crack” my back to help me get thru the next few days before my next appointment; they only focus on the areas that are causing the issues and target them to fix the underlying cause of my pain. They had to be tough on me at times, but they knew I could handle it because I am that dedicated and determined to get better. I appreciate everyone at the practice for their warm smiles, their caring hearts, their honesty and their passion for helping people. - Kristi C.
Nutrition & Overall Health
I met Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey through my photography. I had the pleasure of taking pictures of their beautiful newborn, Ali. During our session my back was hurting, as it always seems to, and I spoke to them about my back pain. I went back for a consultation a few days later. I didn't know what to expect, because I have never been to a Chiropractor before - it all seemed kind of scary to me. I tend to avoid going to the doctor unless I am really sick or in pain, because they have never really helped me. Dr. Amanda did my initial consultation, and never in my life has a doctor actually talked to me about my health for over an hour! (And she had just had a baby less than a week before my appointment) We talked about my overall health including my back pain - not just my back pain. Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey really care about overall health, and are willing to invest their time and expertise to help me! I took several tests, both physical and written, and I answered lots of questions. I really love their philosophy that the body can heal itself with the right care. At the end of my appointment, Dr. Amanda told me she could help me with my energy level, my headaches, and my back pain! She prescribed a course of vitamins and several weekly adjustments. After only one month of regular adjustments and taking vitamins, I now have more evergy, and my monthly headaches were almost non-existent! I am not on any prescription medications. My lower back pain is gone and now they are helping me with my neck pain caused by sitting at my computer for several hours a day editing images. I am so excited to have met Dr. Amanda and Dr. Cotey, and to have their guidance. They have really made a difference in my life! - Andrea S.
I have had a need for Chiropractic Services for many years. In January of 2008 I moved back to Iowa and went to the Palmer College of Chiropractic to obtain services. There my husband and I met many different students and have grown fond of Dr. Amanda and her careful touch. My difficulties have always been the result of my active lifestyle. I enjoy working around the house and having moved and the work involved with moving has brought me to her attention. I only wish I could move with her as she is going on her own to far for me to be her patient. Her skills and her training have given me great relief. I wish her well and hope that my travels will enable both my husband and I to meet with her again. - Chrystal S.
After working around the house, my back was knocked out of whack and I was having a hard time walking. In fact, I had to crawl up the stairs in my home on both Sat and Sunday. On Monday, I called Dr Amanda Jordan and she was able to squeeze me in around 10am that morning. It was the best call I made. My pain was rated at a 10 on a scale of 10!
Dr Jordan has been an amazing help to me. She thoroughly explained the issues and walked me through the x-rays. She gave me tips for eliminating the pain beyond the normal visits and tips for how to live a more healthy lifestyle when it comes to my lower back. Absolutely, the pain started going away in a very short time frame and I was able to return to work rather quickly. The quality of care was more than I expected. Thank you Dr. Amanda Jordan. - Darryl T.
As a patient of Family Chiropractic on and off for almost eight years, something has always brought me back. Years ago, I was committed to my exercise and diet, but not my overall health. I hadn't fully come to realize how necessary it is to not only be healthy on the outside, but even more so on the inside. Whenever I felt my overall health was improving, I didn't think it was necessary to receive adjustments anymore because I felt I was at my best and almost unstoppable. I didn't realize I was horribly wrong until about two years ago when my internal health decreased to the point where I could barley walk. The amount of excruciating back pain I was experiencing every day was getting too overwhelming. I was in constant pain and couldn't even take part in daily activities or workouts. There were recommendations for various surgeries and treatments, but then I thought of the positive impact Family Chiropractic always had on my health. My decision was clear even though it was hard to accept that I needed help - I had to go back to getting adjustments. Fifteen months later, I can take part in daily activities and most physical activities that I couldn't do before.
Due to the lack of recognition of chiropractic care, many people like myself think they are helpless when in this much pain. But when one, again like myself, is forced to make a life-altering decision that may put his or her health at risk, one would obviously choose the easiest way out. With consistent chiropractic care, positive changes and progress can be made. Thanks to my positive experience of healing with Family Chiropractic, I have seen and experienced how crucial both internal and external well-being are. It all starts with the spine.
I am very happy about the progress I have made since I started coming to Family Chiropractic in December. I had been struggling with my running because of some issues with my right hip and surrounding muscles. I had qualified for and entered the 2019 Boston Marathon, but was unable to go. My goal to run another sub-three hour marathon was also sidetracked. I started doing triathlons, but my running was a painful struggle even with the cross training from swimming and biking.
Fortunately my close friend and running buddy, Aubrey (who works at Family Chiropractic), suggested that I come to Family Chiropractic. Knowing how her running had improved from seeing Dr Cotey & Dr Amanda, I started coming in December.
Stubbornly trying to power through injuries and misalignment had left me very frustrated and experiencing chronic pain. The first three months have brought big changes to my spinal alignment and posture. I can see the changes in the mirror, from my x-rays, and from how I feeI moving around. I am still easing my way back into running to allow my muscles to strengthen and readjust to moving in the way they were intended to move.
I am now hopeful about my running and triathlon future as I continue to be treated. I started doing triathlons in 2018 and am looking forward to my running being a strength again instead of being the weak link in my triathlon. I am entered in the Louisville Ironman scheduled for October and I am still chasing my sub-three hour marathon goal a little further down the road.
I have goals to achieve and with the help of Family Chiropractic and being dedicated to doing the exercises they have assigned me to do, I am confident that I am on my way to reaching them! - Ed S.
I need to let you know that without the adjustments you made prior to my leaving on this whirlwind trip, I would never have been able to sit comfortably in the truck for the 12 hour trip. That also goes for the 4 hour plane ride that followed. Thank you again for your expertise. - Diane M.
In 2012, when I was pregnant with my second child, I looked into Webster Chiropractic care because I desperately wanted to achieve a VBAC. I found a Webster certified chiropractor (unfortunately not Drs Amanda and Cotey), and had a semi-successful VBAC. My daughter was "large" at 8 lbs. 12 oz. and she got stuck with mild shoulder dystocia. When I became pregnant again at the end of 2015, I knew that I wanted a 2VBAC. I was already 100 pounds lighter than when I delivered my previous daughter but I was also battling with Hashimoto's Disease and Cutaneous Lupus. I met Drs Amanda and Cotey in April of 2016, and successfully delivered my son in August 2016 via a 2VBAC with no complications. My entire labor was 3 hours from start to finish.
I continued my chiropractic care with the Drs for the next 4 years. In February 2020, I started to notice that my right ring finger was occasionally going numb. I didn't think much of it because it wasn't constant and I wasn't in any pain. Fast forward into March, more of my right hand was numb and it was more consistent. Then the day hit that changed my life. I'll never forget it. March 13, 2020 – the day that all the schools closed. I am a beginning band teacher and, on that day, we had no idea that we would not be seeing our students again for six whole months. We thought that we would be out for two weeks and then be right back. We soon found out that we were not returning for the remainder of the school year.
Not only was I devastated for my students, but I was also stressed out, myself, because we were in the middle of a house build and our builders were shut down. For 7 weeks our house sat vacant while birds built nests inside and took the insulation for their nests. Needless to say, due to the stress and other issues, the numbness in my hand continued to get worse and now there was pain. I wasn't able to sleep and I was in excruciating pain all of the time.
I told Dr. Amanda everything and she suggested taking some x-rays to see what was going on. Dr. Cotey found that my C6 and C7 were bone on bone and my neck had a reverse curve to it - even with faithful chiropractic care for 4 years! We made a plan – and every day during quarantine, for 6 weeks straight, I got adjusted twice a day. Monday through Sunday. There were no exceptions to this rule. We did not take holidays off. Weekends were spent making the drive to the Drs house so I could get my adjustments. I also was faithful to my spinal hygiene protocol. I began a program called the “Auto Immune Protocol”.
If you think the Purification Program is intense, you should try this program. It makes Purification look like chocolate cake and your favorite wine!
During the course of this intense 6 week program, I was able to squeeze my hand again. I was able to move my fingers, and the pain was going away. By mid-June, I was also down 15 pounds. When we took follow-up x-rays, my disk had regenerated and the curve was back in my spine. I cried when I saw the x-rays and then I beamed from ear to ear.
I am now down 50 pounds down from where I was on May 1st. I still have some numbness in my hand but it is manageable and I am working with the Dr. Amanda and Cotey, as well as, my other doctors to continue figuring out what is going on. I still completely my spinal hygiene faithfully. I try to keep stress out of my life - but we know that is not always possible.
I am happy, healthy, confident, and full of life! Heck – last week, I even ran up the stairs, two at a time! At almost 40 years of age!
I don't know where I would be if I hadn't confided in Dr. Amanda back in April and told her how miserable I was. I was unable to function as a mom, wife, friend, or teacher. There are not enough thanks in the world for the Doctors; they’ve literally saved my life! - Kelly L.
Prior to coming to the office, I was going to numerous doctors and trying to figure out what was causing the severe and constant tingling pain in both feet. No one had been able to figure out a cause for the neuropathy in my feet. I could not take one step without being aware of the pain. Having a teaching position that required constant walking, the work day was very difficult. Over the past eight months, God has blessed me with the care and expertise given by Dr. Amanda Jordan and my primary care physician. By listening to their wisdom and submitting to their care, I can now walk for 1-2 miles twice a week without extreme pain. This is truly an answer to my prayers! I used to walk 4 miles every day for the past 25 years. So, I’m not where I used to be but I’m hoping by God’s kindness and the expertise of Dr. Amanda Jordan I’ll be walking long distances again! - Darlene M.
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I used to lose about 12 days a month for migraines. I’d either spend the day in bed, or on the bathroom floor, or have so much medication in me that I was a zombie. Another five or six days would be the migraine hangover days - you know, when you’re so tired and wrung out but you just have to ...(fill in the blank)...with housework, work, or whatever because you just spent the last day or two in bed.
I’ve been to other doctors, specialists, neurologists - same answers, all the time:
“Go to bed and get up at the same time!”, “Regular exercise!”, “Good diet!”, “RELAX!”, “Manage your stress!”, “Eliminate your triggers!”... Blah, blah, blah!
Oh - and, of course, PILLS!
Thank God I took the chance and looked up the “Pittsburgh Migraine Challenge” when I saw the signs posted along Freedom Road!
I must admit, I was a little scared and skeptical at first; but when I saw the x-rays of my spine and realized the implications on my health, I knew I was in the right place.
In less than four months, Drs. Amanda and Cotey have me to a place where I can be migraine free for up to 27 days!!!
To me, that is nothing short of a miracle!!! - Theresa H.