My name is Michelle Simpson, I am 44 years old and have been a Dental Hygienist for 20 years and during this time I have been getting fairly regular care from chiropractors. I had ruptured my L5 disc in high school, when a friend pulled a chair from underneath me and I had surgery then in 1982. Since then I have been pain free and active, until June 26 2010, when out for a routine jog, I experienced immobilizing pain in my low back, I spent a day on ice and taking Ibuprofen, without any improvement. I was familiar with that kind of pain and I was having flashbacks to my previous injury and scared I would be again facing surgery. I could hardly move or get in and out of bed alone. I tried a day or two of muscle relaxers, steroids, anti-inflammatory medications prescribed by my general physician and again found little to no relief.
I am a professional stuntman/actor. As a stuntman, I have to take care of my body similar to a professional athlete. Total Wellness Solutions is the best at helping me do that in every way. From Nutritional supplements to Chiropractic to even proper dieting. They care about every patient individually catering to their needs. I have had my share of chiropractors, but none compare to to Dr. Arnold. She has a thorough and unique approach that gets results. I utilize the chiropractic and physical medicine divisions the most. I would highly recommend Total Wellness Solutions as the place to learn how to live and stay healthy.
Dr. Melissa Arnold has been absolutely amazing in getting my body in alignment after the harsh wear and tear it endures on a daily basis. As a professional stuntwoman in the film industry, I put my body through all kinds of crazy scenarios and I am left limping away from the job or from training, quite frequently. Dr. Arnold has gone above and beyond to help me recover after a hard day of training or work. She genuinely cares about her patients and is extremely thorough. After going to see her for only a few months, she was able to take away tingling in my arm, neck pain, headaches, sciatic nerve pain, low back pain, shoulder pain, etc….the list goes on!! My body was a mess before going to see Dr. Arnold, and now I really do feel like a new woman! By keeping up with getting adjusted on a regular basis, I have been able to perform my job better than I ever had before. She and Andrea also introduced me to POWER STRIPS, which have given me so much relief when I need a little extra healing after a hard day. I put them on my sore joints and the heat that they produce lasts a few days! I’ve put them on my knees, shoulders, neck, and low back. It feels so wonderful! I will continue to go see Dr. Arnold for as long as possible. I’ve told many of my stunt colleagues about her and about her collaboration with the other doctors at progressive and many of them have become patients themselves. Dr. Rick’s acupuncture has helped me with injuries I had on my foot, and essentially blocked the pain that I was having with only a couple of sessions. The Prolozone Therapy has been a lifesaver as well. My knees haven’t felt this good and strong since I was a teenager! High five to all things progressive, and thanks for continuing to heal me! I can’t forget to mention Laura and the hard work she does back on the PEMF machine, which has also quickened my healing process after injuries. Thank you ALL!
The Story of Baby Olivia:
I found out about Dr. Arnold in November 2015 while I was in the hallway of a medical facility and overheard her talking about adjusting pregnant women and babies. I was particularly interested because at the time I was 6 months pregnant. Unfortunately, my pregnancy was cut short soon thereafter due to preeclampsia, so I was never able to see her for an adjustment during it. However, I tracked her down and called her as soon as my baby came home after 7 weeks in the NICU. By this time, my baby was still less than 5 lbs. and had become unable to have a bowel movement on her own. Dr. Arnold worked so lightly and delicately on my tiny baby (with mostly her fingertips) to help align her spine and try to unblock her sigmoid colon. She also recommended an infant probiotic. With the combination of weekly chiropractic adjustments, daily probiotics, and immune boosting gut enhancement powder, my baby began pooping unassisted after only a few weeks and now goes regularly. In addition, I can see changes in the appearance of her skin and eyes, as she is brighter and healthier looking than before treatment. As of September 2016, she is now a happy, chunky, 9-month-old who has never had a single ear infection or illness. Her pediatric doctor is constantly amazed at her progress and how she is thriving, as am I!