We are dedicated to EMPOWERING individuals with chronic, debilitating, and neurological issues. We are driven to help people get well and stay well naturally.
That is our commitment to everyone. Below are some stories from a variety of patients and how Atlas Specific has helped improve their life, reclaim their health and live life to the fullest.
“When I returned from a two-week trip overseas, I was so weak, I had difficulty getting up from my recliner. I had poor bladder control, a headache, and my balance was so poor that I needed to use a cane. Shortly after an upper cervical adjustment, I noticed that I was moving around without using my cane. I had left it leaning against a wall. My headache was gone. The adjustment definitely accelerated my return to normalcy. ” – Cheryl B.
“I am physically very active in both my extracurricular activities and primarily my work. I have used traditional chiropractic for two decades as I have chronic mid back issues. Since I have been going to Atlas Specific for upper cervical care, I have been clear of any of my former back symptoms. Typically my back would “go out” every month or so, conceivably from my construction work. I continue in my work and yet my back issues have abated. I would highly recommend this treatment. It is working well for me.” – Mike H.
“I suffered from lower right lumbar pain kind of a pinched nerve for years. After investing thousands of dollars and numerous chiropractic appointments with little or no results I decided to try cervical chiropractic on the recommendation of my daughter. Best decision I ever made. It’s the first time in years that I don’t suffer from daily, chronic pain. I am pain free and couldn’t be happier. It took less money, less adjustments and actually produced the desired results which is to be healthy.” – Anne R.
“I came in to Atlas Specific for chronic lower back pain. Since beginning treatment I feel more stable overall and I can get out of bed with less pain. I would recommend this type of treatment to anyone as I believe it has had a very positive affect on my quality of life. Trevor H.
I have suffered from hip and back pain for over a year. After traditional chiropractic treatment I took for granted that I would have to live with it. A friend recommended Dr. Sullwold. I am now pain free and loving life. Thank you.” – Carmen M.
“To me a testimony is something that you give when you have completed something and want to describe the journey, so others can perhaps learn from it. I have been putting off writing this for many weeks, because I simply do not feel that this is the end of anything, but just the beginning. When I came to Atlas Specific in April of 2018, I was desperate for answers on my health. I had chronic pain – in my neck, low back, knees and hips and knees. I had chronic swelling as well and was living on a daily diet of Ibuprofen just to get through each day and try to get through each night. This had been going on for years. This last year though, I started having serious lapses in my equilibrium and fell several times through the winter, including falling down the stairs in our home. With each fall, I was more “injured” and had less and less mobility and confidence in my body to do much of anything. My horseback riding, which I previously had done daily and competitively, was going downhill, my desire to even go for a walk was drained away by the constant companion of pain. I was seeing a regular chiropractor as many as 2-3 times a week, seeing doctors, naturopaths and body workers. Each one ended up throwing up their hands and saying they couldn’t help me or came up with ridiculous notions/diagnoses for my condition. By April of this year I hit bottom. I was ready to give up on riding and accept that my life was going to be severely limited. I had given up hope of finding any answers and I was battling depression. A body worker friend asked if I had heard of Atlas Specific and the type of chiropractic they practiced. I had not. She told me her story and suggested I give it a try. That was the best advice any health practitioner had ever given me. During my evaluation appointment, Dr. Clay asked me questions that spoke directly to my issues. He never made me feel like I was crazy; it was completely the opposite. He made me feel heard. He made me feel validated and understood. My “bizarre” set of symptoms that nobody could figure out seemed like common knowledge to him and for the first time in a long time, I felt an inkling of hope. Within 2 weeks of my first adjustment, my mood was lighter, my body felt less burdensome and I had quit all self-medicating to get through my days and nights. I haven’t taken any pain medication since I started and have not missed it. Within a month, I felt so good, I started taking Pilates classes three times a week to try and strengthen my body to support my neck and help hold my adjustments. Within three months, I was experiencing zero pain in my knees. Zero pain in my neck and only intermittent pain in my low back and hips. I decided to try swimming a few days a week to see if moving my body with the support of the water would help. It’s been a wonderful practice and I now swim for an hour three days a week and crave more time in the water. I have been working out 6 days a week since June (only 2 months into my treatment). My depression episodes are gone, along with the pain in my body. My whole outlook on life has improved. I have been able to do things I never thought I would do again. I have made big changes in my life, because for the first time in a very long time, I feel confident and happy in my skin. The sky is the limit and I am no longer afraid to commit to physical activity, travel or everything life throws at you. As I mentioned at the start, I feel a whole new chapter beginning in my life. One that is pain free, healthy and strong. One that will allow me to travel to places I previously had given up on. One that has opened my heart and mind to all possibilities again. While my treatment starts to wind down, my life is just ramping up. I cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for all the Dr. Clay and Dr. Tim and Kelsey at Atlas Specific have done for me. They listened to me, understood me, came up with a plan for treatment and have honestly handed me back my life. There are no words for the gift that they have given me. My only regret is that there are not enough upper cervical practitioners to treat everyone in the world. Because I sincerely believe that if there were, spine and pain centers would have to close, the opioid epidemic would decrease substantially, and the world would be a better place to live.” – Helen G.
“Several people recommended Atlas Specific to me after having great results. This care has been wonderful. After my first several visits I has less pain, more energy, and was able to go nine months before returning for another adjustment. That has never happened in all my years of care and that says a lot to me! Thank you! This really works.” – Lisa G.
“I came to Atlas because over the last six-eight months I had developed pain from head to toe on the left side of my body. Physical therapy had helped some, but the pain was still becoming more acute, and it was more and more uncomfortable to do the things I love, like riding my bike and run. After my second adjustment at Atlas the difference was incredible! I finally slept through the night without waking up and without any sleep aid. I’m not at 100% yet, but I am back on my bike and a LOT more comfortable. I now have hope of my body lasting me many more years in good health.” – Catherine B.
“Through decades of ignoring the needs of my body, defects began to appear and naturally the tension of shoulders and neck muscles and structure resulting in dizziness. It understandably took some time to address and with Atlas Specific’s support, I stuck with treatment. The initial problems I had diminished as have others that I was not actually aware of. I continue to improve at all levels, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. My dogs too.” – Anita C.