Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

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overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain


Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain:

A tremendous amount of stress in my life made me ill, without my permission!  So much was going on I didn’t realize how I was affected.  I worked 12-16 hour days, drank coffee all day, tired all the time, not sleeping, eating junk food, constant headaches, pain in my neck, shoulders, but mostly my wrists, knees and feet-I love wearing high heel shoes!

Because I worked so much, I had little to no time to exercise.   I was in financial despair after a divorce, huge family skeletons kept falling out and nearly made me crazy-I was so despondent.   Basically, I felt like I was one of the zombies on TV!  I just quietly went through each day.

overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

Breast Cancer Diagnosis:

I thought that my health was perfectly fine until I had a routine check-up.   The doctor said I was pre-diabetic, that I was developing carpel tunnel in my wrists which was the reason for the tingling, so she gave me a wrist brace to wear and finally that I had an unusual large lump in my breast and I needed to have a mammogram immediately!  What?! I had no idea that I was so stressed out and that my body was so sick.

I am a Christian and I know that life is not easy, but when you are faced with one challenge after another, it sure seems like prayers are just words and there is no one in the world except you and your issues.   I began praying for guidance because every cure to better health seemed to be in the form of a prescription.

This Program Saved My Life:

I first met Dr. Jockers in the supermarket and he offered me an opportunity to come in to his office for a consultation.  That was exciting, but I was so depleted, I couldn’t afford it.  The next time I saw him was almost exactly one year later during a company sponsored health fair-now I knew this was my divine intervention and I quickly made an appointment.

I am very reserved and keep to myself, but that quickly changed when I came to the office.  The staff is amazing and consistent.   Each visit, I was greeted by name with a smile asking me general questions like how are you or how was your day?  I was amazed.  I began to follow the concepts promoted in the office and followed the nutrition program, chiropractic care and recommended supplements.

overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

My Life is Radically Transformed:

Today I am happier than ever and my posture is so much better!  I am free of any pains, sleep like a 5yr. old, decreased my coffee addiction to 1-2 cups a month, I exercise, lost 12 pounds and counting, eat organic-with no junk food…AND the lump in my breast is gone!  Yes, gone!  Whew!

Also, I know Dr. Shannon is proud of me-I can wear flat shoes without pain in my feet!  The best part of being a patient here is the blessing the Doctors give me after every adjustment.  They pray over my healing verbally and we confirm that God is working a miracle in my body.  That lets me know that I made the right choice and that God is my healer.   In this crazy world, it is a blessing to meet people like the team at Exodus Health Center who truly care about you as a patient and as a person.

Jewel S. Meertens


overcoming depression, Overcoming Depression and Chronic Pain

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