When I first met Dr. Vukelic it was right after I had to withdraw from school because I was on the verge of failing. My brain wasn’t working to the level I needed it to be to pass my classes and I had no idea why. I had always been a Dean’s List student and then all of a sudden, I was failing. So, what was going on? Between always being tired, having night sweats, cognition issues, constant headaches and mood swings, to name a few, I was miserable. After ordering bloodwork and seeing the results it was determined that I had CIRS. I then started to follow the CIRS treatment protocol, while Dr. Vukelic educated me on this new syndrome that I had no prior knowledge of. After a few months I began to feel much better and more like myself! Now I am in the process of reapplying to school to further my education and future career. I would have never got to this point without the help of Dr. Vukelic. She truly invests her time into her patients and wants the best for each and every one of them!
-medical student, age 24
I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Vukelic. She is one of the most intelligent, caring and competent professionals that I have ever met. She truly listened to me and what my body needed. She treated me like a person, not just another patient and worked hard to relieve my pain. Her individualized approach is safe, gentle but highly effective. It is a wonderful alternative to chiropractic services!
The frequency and intensity of my migraines improved significantly. They were reduced from daily to 1-2 times in a 10 day period. The pain in my arm, elbow and shoulder almost disappeared. And, my back pain no longer prevented me from sleeping.
I tried several medications for my migraines and ended up in the emergency room after having a severe reaction to both a beta blocker and Topamax (prescribed from a neurology office). Other OTC and prescription medications only work slightly to relieve the pain. So, I was left with Botox as my only real option until I tried osteopathy. I declined Botox due to the potentially horrible side-effects like paralysis on one side of your face. Osteopathy was a blessing. I didn't have to worry about having an allergic reaction and I saw improvement quicker than with traditional physical therapy and chiropractic services.
-psychologist, age 52
A friend sent me a picture from her wedding around the same time this one was taken (picture not shown). It was probably about a decade into living with my TMJ. My sloped shoulders are painfully obvious in the photo. The many symptoms I've suffered from as a result had set in as some kind of new normal, that I ignored, what else could I do? No one offered any plausible solution. Last December, I met a doctor who from her first treatment changed everything. All I can compare it to is heeding attention to what works in my nest. The closet solution of repositioning shelves and dowels that turned out to be more tenable these days. She has mad skills in paying attention to what isn't functioning properly, with a simple and gentle touch, with a little nudging, I remarkably feel immediate shifts. Every month a new layer is peeled. Every time mechanics are manipulated to naturally settle into proper position for function and healthy growth. It's definitely the start of something. Comfort in shifts each month. Worth. Every. Penny.
-writer and professional organizer, age 44