REAL PATIENTS, REALS RESULTS!
Our patients share their upper cervical chiropractic and functional medicine testimonials.
“I started seeing a traditional chiropractor when I was 12 years old for headaches and backaches. My headaches never really subsided and I suffered an average of five severe migraines a month. I’m a singer and singing with a migraine, is nearly out of the question. I also found that when I would try to exercise, I would quickly overheat and often the tension of working out would cause me to spend the next day in bed, icing my joints and muscles and medicated to ease me through a headache.
Now, under Dr. Andrea’s care, I have very infrequent migraines, maybe one every three months and typically they are chemically triggered and not as severe. The tension headaches I used to have are gone! I feel like my body can keep up with my “performer’s mind” now, and I can sing all day and perform without restrictions. I can take care of my home and exercise. I walk daily.
Dr. Andrea has also helped me to address the dietary issues that were causing me additional health problems. The problems I had with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), are gone. The issues I had with overheating when I exercise have diminished significantly too. I am blessed, so very blessed to have found a doctor who had helped my entire family understand the value of setting-up our bodies up for success. I truly didn’t know that I was not supposed to live in constant pain until I came to see her. I recommend this treatment, and Dr. Andrea, to everyone I meet who discusses any type of physical distress. Dr. Andrea listens, she is intuitive and sensitive. Healing hands, that’s what she has.”
“I’ve had severe epileptic seizures all my life and have been confined to a wheelchair all the time. Now I can use my crutches and walk where ever I need to go. I’ve had a 90% reduction in the frequency of my seizures and they are less severe. My mom has taken me off almost all of my medication. I can stay out late and go places without worrying. Before I didn’t want to leave the house very much because I would always have a seizure. I recently started a part-time job, something my family and I thought I would never be able to do!”
“People don’t stare at me anymore. You see, I have Multiple Sclerosis. Before I came to Transformation Chiropractic I was extremely off balance and walking was tough. I had trouble standing without my walker. My posture was way off and I was in physical therapy. I had problems with my vision and my speech too. I was short tempered, had tremors, and my neck and hands shook. I could not do the regular things most people do. I couldn’t work, crochet, or do bead-work; I was sad and disappointed, constantly feeling left-out and left behind.
Then I started upper cervical chiropractic care with Dr. Andrea. My ability to walk has improved a lot. I can go out and shop and walk around more. I can walk and talk at the same time! My posture and balance have improved. I can get up from a chair without help and stand without my walker. The way I walk has substantially improved. My tremors are all but nonexistent. People don’t stare at me anymore. I feel more normal than I have in a long time. I’m happy, having fun, and yet I still have M.S.; I’ve had it for more than 20 years, but for now I’m getting better instead of worse. Life is good!”
“I’ve been on high blood pressure medication since I was 26 for more than 25 years. Taking all my pills still would only drop my pressure to about 140/95 – many times my meds wouldn’t even get me down to 150+/100+. In only two months of working with Dr. Andrea, my blood pressure has been steady at 130/78. Better yet, I’ve been able to stop the meds and maintain a healthy blood pressure.”
“I used to get migraine headaches, the worst caused me to have TMJ problems, and I couldn’t do anything but lay in a quiet room and sleep. After visiting Dr. Andrea at Transformation Chiropractic I discovered this was all because two little bones in my neck were out of alignment. Now I can turn my head and no longer have the neck pain at the base of my skull. I can’t remember the last time I took a painkiller for a headache! I just love Dr. Andrea Jordheim’s positive energy. It is a pleasure to visit her office.”
“Before my upper cervical chiropractic care I was in pain 100% of the time. I was taking 800 mg of Motrin twice a day to get through the day. Yes, that’s 1600 mg a day! My neck rotation was very limited; you could feel the knots in my shoulders. I thought they might even be visible and that I was going to have a hump on my back when I got older. I had Candida (yeast overgrowth and female issues). I had red bumps all over my skin, serious digestive issues, itchy irritation all over, and had thrush on my tongue. I was miserable, hated moving, and I was very cranky. I was getting adjusted by a regular chiropractor and it would help for about two weeks and then the misery would return.
I haven’t had a yeast infection in five months. My red bumps and digestive issue are gone! I can move my neck without pain. I can exercise regularly, walk, lift weights, I even sleep better and my body seems to be functioning better. I don’t have to take Motrin anymore for my pain or use any antibacterial creams anymore. I love Dr. Andrea. My daughter and I wanted a female chiropractor and she has been the best for both of us!”
“I was having very bad upper back pain due to my job and was having headaches/migraines several times a month. This was causing mood problems as well. Every day I would be tired, sluggish and in a bad mood. I also experienced frustration because I love my job, but didn’t know how long I could continue. After chiropractic care I have noticed big changes in my back pain and also in the amount of headaches I get. I no longer need to take my migraine medicine as often. I had been taking it a couple times a week. Now it is more like every couple weeks. Doctor Andrea has not only educated me, I also feel like every time I see her she inspires me to live a great, healthy life.”
“Headaches kept me in a constant bad mood and my poor kids and husband had to pay the price, especially during the summer when the headaches were the worst and the allergies really kicked my ****. I usually held back in a lot of outside activities to prevent major headaches, but I’m now looking forward to enjoying our family picnics without stressing about it! I also used to suffer from constant migraines. I haven’t had a migraine in more than months, if not longer.”
“After suffering a back injury during a head on collision on the freeway at age 16, I spent many years in physical therapy, utilizing acupuncture and basic spinal chiropractic to try and treat low back/sacroiliac pain. I had headaches and back spasm flair-ups for many years. I could not sit through long classes while in high school and college because it irritated my back and caused pain and stiffness. I had trouble standing for long periods and I would suffer a lot of pain from running…and I love to run! I was a teacher and had a hard time tolerating being on my feet all day. I turned to yoga, Pilates, and swimming for alternate forms of exercise which helped take the pressure off my back but I still suffered a lot of pain and for 13 long years was always uncomfortable. Then I met Dr. Andrea!
Now my sacroiliac joint pain and low back pain are 100% gone! I am able to run (when not pregnant…lol). I can do my new love, plyometric and the Insanity workouts whenever I want to. I can do any activity without any pain. I no longer need Motrin or muscle relaxers for pain. Overall, my not being in pain eases daily frustration and helps me to enjoy being with my kids. I am truly amazed at the results I have seen. I feel like God brought Dr. Andrea into my life for a reason!”
“My active time during the day was limited due to severe lower back pain. I had a stabbing sensation that was debilitating. I had difficulty cleaning and standing for long periods and by the end of the day I was wiped out from the pain. After two or three visits with Dr. Andrea, my lower back pain was gone! This changed my life so much as I had become used to the constant, nagging pain in my lower back. I can do my household chores and still have the ability to do other things during the day. Before, it was a limited choice between doing household chores, or things I enjoy. Dr. Andrea is very knowledgeable and she helped with additional suggestions on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.”
“I became really sick at 30 with a number of kidney issues which had gone undetected for months, even though I had gone to the emergency room four different times with the same complaint. I dropped 30 pounds in less than a month, couldn’t keep any food down, and had a continuous low grade fever. I slept for two weeks with a fever of 106. I was admitted to the ICU for two weeks because the doctors did not know what was wrong with me, even after multiple tests! I thought my life was finished. On the inside I had given up! After being released from the hospital with little hope.
I began upper cervical chiropractic care under Dr. Andrea. I believe it was the restoration of my nervous system through her consistent care that enabled my body to fight and withstand everything it was going through, including the kidney issue and the toxins from the medications. I healed quickly and got back to good health! I haven’t had any problems with my kidneys since. Dr. Andrea Jordheim knew the importance of restoring my nervous system even when I didn’t. THANK YOU DR. ANDREA!”
“Before care with Dr. Andrea my health was generally pretty good, but I had upper cervical alignment problems in my neck that caused debilitating pain and spasms in my lower back that would make life and work very excruciating. It was terrible. The constant physical pain limited my work as a self-employed contractor. This was compounded by constant emotional stress and its impact on my wife and children.
After my first visit at Transformation Chiropractic & Wellness Center my pain was relieved almost immediately. The difference in my life is like night and day! I can work without pain. I can sleep, stand, sit, and walk all pain free…it’s like a miracle! I love Dr. Andrea! She’s so professional, intelligent, helpful, kind, and considerate…she’s an amazing blessing in our lives!”
“Prior to my care with Dr. Andrea, I suffered with heartburn. I had to be careful to not even drink water. Just about anything would trigger an awful stomach burn. Since my very first treatment, my heartburn is gone. So, I no longer have to be so careful in what and when I drink or eat. I love how I feel.”
“Since beginning care at I now have entire days without back pain. This is a big change from before since I didn’t really have any days where my back wouldn’t hurt at least a little bit. I am now freer to participate in athletic activities without having to worry that my back pain will hold me back.”
“When I came in, I really couldn’t do much because I was in so much pain! Last summer I had sudden and severe pain in my neck that was quite frightening. I had suffered quite a bit with minor neck pain before, but always attributed it to sleeping on it wrong or from a poor pillow. Usually, the pain would go away after a day or two. But this pain was different. I couldn’t move my neck past a certain angle and I had shooting pain from behind my ear down to my shoulder.
My pain brought my daily life to a halt! It was triggered when I tried to pick up my daughter, who was one year old at the time. I almost dropped her when the pain shot through my neck. I was in so much discomfort and I had such limited use of my neck that it truly made trying to do anything nearly impossible. I remember being quite concerned because I had never experienced pain to this degree in my neck before.
With Dr. Andrea my results have been phenomenal! Instantly I was able to pick up my daughter again and resume my daily activities. It took frequent appointments at first to get my neck back to feeling good again; but even then I experienced relief right from the start.
I’ve also found myself with more energy in the evening when usually I’d get more tired. My neck is now healed and I can enjoy all the things I did prior to this incident.
Transformation Chiropractic has been a wonderful experience for me and I am a firm believer in the importance of maintaining the health of my nervous system in order to maintain my overall physical health! Maintenance is the best prevention to pain!”
“Before coming to Transformation Chiropractic my neck felt like it was in a vice creating a lot of headaches. Now I am sleeping better, the related sciatic pain is gone and I can walk, climb stairs, and sit and visit with the kids without pain. Even my hair and nails have even grown better. I am living my life again!”
“Before my chiropractic care I was having all kinds of weird problems with my body that simulated hormonal symptoms of pre-menopause. My knee with the old torn ACL was acting up. I developed edema in both legs on a daily basis for no reason. It hurt to bend, walk and just function. Playing soccer was fun, but extremely painful as I would spend the next week icing and elevating my various painful body parts.
My care with Dr. Andrea has made a huge difference. The edema disappeared after my very first adjustment! I can see my anklebones again and the swelling in my knees is also gone. I am finally able to go on long walks again. I am completely off ibuprofen. All my other pre-menopausal symptoms have subsided and I actually feel “normal” again. I very rarely get headaches anymore either.”
“I had been seeing Dr. Andrea for a few years before my third pregnancy, so naturally I continued my care throughout it. It helped greatly with the pelvic joint pain I experienced due to a weak sacroiliac joint which caused my tailbone to deviate to one side. The midwives I saw were impressed with my baby’s low and engaged position all throughout the end of the pregnancy, which I attribute to my body being in perfect alignment. When labor came three days before my due date, it was swift and effective, lasting less than four hours from first contraction to delivery. My daughter was born alert and ready to nurse, and saw Dr. Andrea at just three days for her first nervous system checkup!”
“The chiropractic care I received from Dr. Andrea, while pregnant with our first baby was amazing! I had not been to a chiropractor before, and it was suggested that a visit might be in order when our baby was still in a breech position at 35 weeks. Dr. Andrea did a wonderful job making me feel comfortable; adjusting what needed to be adjusted, and provided me with an extra boost of confidence that we were doing all we could to make sure our little one was safe and comfy while we awaited his arrival. Her warmth and kindness was so reassuring and I looked forward to each of our visits, even the few extra visits when our baby decided to come later than expected! Thank you so much, Dr. Andrea!!”
“Although I consider myself a fairly busy person due to my personal passion of helping others and volunteering overseas (I’m a nurse), my activities were limited due to injuries sustained in a few falls over the last four years. Having broken my right arm and leg, I thought my body had been compensating well…until I began to notice an imbalance in my body that was increasing with time. Having to use my left shoulder and arm more frequently led to severe muscle tension. I began to experience a pain that radiated from my neck to the left side of my head. Because I had limited neck movement, this created problems doing common chores and in some cases, just lying on my back to rest my head was painful.
After the first treatment I noticed a tremendous decrease in nerve pain radiating from my shoulder into my head. I can turn my head side to side without feeling that excruciating pain and tension in my left shoulder.
Overall my body is less tense. I am less hesitant to lift my patients at work and can transition from one activity to another more easily. I am impressed by the integrity and the professional treatment I receive with each visit. Dr. Andrea knows what she is doing!”
“I’ve always been in pretty good shape. I believe it’s because of chiropractic care that I’m able to stay as active and healthy as I do. I’ve had issues with allergies, and through Dr. Andrea’s care and eustachian tube adjustments, I am doing very well. With upper cervical chiropractic care I think more clearly, I’m energetic and able to enjoy horseback riding and mountain biking with less lower back issues.
Recently I broke my leg, but with upper cervical adjustments, massage, and my rehab program, I was able to heal faster than normal. Dr. Andrea is a wealth of knowledge in a multitude of areas including those outside of chiropractic!”
“I am amazed and grateful how with just a few clicks my 2 month old daughter is now able to look left and is not colicy anymore. Dr. Andrea has also been able to help align my pelvis after birthing an 11 lb. Baby. Now I don’t have anymore pain! She is amazing!”
“I was referred to Dr. Andrea by my sister who told me wonderful things about her care. Dr. Andrea treated my son Dylan who suffers from reflux and multiple allergies. She has great compassion and a delicate touch. She encouraged me to have a micronutrient test done. I found it remarkable! This testing was so helpful for me and my son. We are so grateful for her care. Dr. Andrea is amazing chiropractor and very well rounded holistic healthcare provider. She puts all the pieces together to build a great foundation for a healthy life.”
“I used to suffer from allergies and asthma. Since I’ve been under Dr. Andrea’s care I haven’t had an asthma attack at all and my allergies have diminished. I was also on high blood pressure meds along with allergy meds, but I am now off the blood pressure meds and only unsing my allergy meds on an as-needed basis!”
“I saw Dr. Andrea for headaches that I was getting when I started to have allergic reactions to gluten. I have my own graphic design business and I have to work at a computer a lot. Having headaches made that impossible. Dr. Andrea was so quick to jump in and help; she was full of knowledge on the subject and was able to point me in the right direction. She helped with diet changes and vitamin choices to get me healthy again. This was a rough time for my family and me. She was able to ease our fears and concerns. I am glad to say I am healthier now than I have ever been and I cannot thank Dr. Andrea enough for her amazing care!”
"Dr. Andrea- I wanted to tell you how much you are missed. I miss seeing you as a patient and I miss the positive effects you had on me physically and emotionally. You had a significant impact on my life in both healing me but also helping me to see a different approach to lifestyle improvement. I find myself thinking 'what would Dr. Andrea do' to solve this or that physical issue for both myself and my kids. And I have solved many things without seeing a doctor and without the use of medications. So, I just wanted you to know I think about you often and I miss you!"
“I suffer from chronic anxiety, PTSD, depression, and thyroid issues. Before seeing Dr. Andrea I was a wreck! I was nervous before my first visit at Transformation Chiropractic & Wellness Center but after I met Dr. Andrea and experience the compassionate, welcoming, and comfortable atmosphere of her office I found myself looking forward to coming and seeing her. With Dr. Andrea’s help I was able to explore the many facets of my overall wellbeing and get the answers to why I was having so many significant health issues. Now my husband and I own a graphic design business and I’m following my passion for helping young high risk girls learn and implement skills they will need to be successful employees and professionals. Dr. Andrea has been an enormous blessing in my life!”
“Ten months ago I started to experience severe numbness and tingling all over my body from head-to-toe. I saw several doctors: my internal medicine GP, an orthopedist, and a neurologist. I had two MRI’s of the spine and brain to see if there was anything affecting my nervous system and they told me everything came back clear. However, my condition affected my sleep and caused some minor insomnia.
My mood was greatly impacted it caused me to have anxiety and be less confident about myself. I didn’t have the energy to play with my kids or even really sit down and listen to them or my wife. I was unable to train for boxing, I was unable to run, or even just lay down and try to relax without feeling like bugs were crawling all over my body.
The results I’ve achieved through Dr. Andrea’s care have been phenomenal. My anxiety, numbness, and tingling are gone. I am back to being my normal self, playing with my kids without feeling pain, as well as training and conditioning myself to get back into the boxing ring. I’m able to run longer, stronger, and faster. Just recently, over the past two weeks, I’ve been running the entire way up to Mission Peak in Fremont without stopping.
Dr. Andrea’s care has been phenomenal. She found the source of my ailments and quickly nursed me back to health in about four months.”