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.
"Dr. Melissa Arnold is an incredible chiropractor. I suffered from neck pain that was getting worse and worse as the years went by. I had been seeing the same chiropractor for 8 years with no relief and very aggressive adjustments. I finally went searching for a solution and found Dr. Arnold. Not long After my physical therapy begin with Melissa I started to hurt again. Like a wise friend she reminded me to breath and look at the stress in my life. That it could also be blocking my healing and holding pain and tension in my body. Most doctors I had seen wanted to put me on pain meds or talk about surgery, not about healing. To me she was a real doctor. Someone who cares about helping and truly healing people. Her attention to the whole body that is given is amazing and what this world needs more of. It has been 7months now with my neck has not locked up. With her adjustments and PT I am back to riding my dirt bike and living life with full movement. ( Remembering to breath ) My family and I are so grateful to have found her. Thank you so much Melissa."
Dr Melissa Arnold is the consumate professional with technical expertise, intuitive patient care and concern and a dedication to results no matter what it takes. I have been practically debilitated and unable to walk and her chiropractic adjustment and spinal decompression therapy technique really got me moving again—AND pain FREE! I recommend all my friends to her with complete confidence that they will be genuinely and technically taken care of. I am very priviledged to know such a wonderful and GREAT chiropractor.
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!
I just wanted to say thank you for the work you are doing with me! When I started with you a couple of months ago, I could not remember what it felt like to walk without neck and back pain. This past weekend, however, I was able to walk with my husband at Stone Mountain again--hiking four miles on Saturday, five on Sunday, and a couple more to top it off on Monday. I can't tell you how happy that made both of us! I know we still have work to do, but you have given me hope. I thank God for leading me to you!
All of these great reviews on here are not hype. It's all true!! I have been to chiropractors for most of my adult life. Mostly good experiences, some bad. But Dr. Arnold is by far the best I have ever been to. She cares about her patients, and her knowledge about the body, therapies, nutrition, etc...far surpasses any expectation. She is up to date on the latest research and therapies and you just get the sense that she strives for excellence. She has not only helped me with my alignment but has helped me with my overall health, and is knowledgeable about my conditions (Lyme's, mold toxicity, fibromyalgia, scoliosis) I highly highly recommend. Shes the best!
After a rear end collision car accident over 4 years ago that totaled my car, injured my son and left me with debilitating left pain. Then being treated with prescription medication (Percocet) physical therapy for 6 months with no pain alleviation. I finally agreed to get a cortisone pain hip treatment from my orthopedic doctor at Resurgence Medical center which worked for several years. I am an avid recreational runner-running a minimum of 3 miles daily 4 days a week and participating in at least 3-4 1/2 marathons & 3-4 10k a year as well as teaching indoor cycling at Kennesaw State University, La fitness and Golds gym. However in 2013 the pain returned with a vengeance where I couldn't sit for longer than 10 minutes on the left hip, lay on my back without elevating the left leg @ a 90 degree angle. I also had to give up teaching spin because it aggravated the symptoms. Moreover while running I noticed that it started to affect my performance during running where the pain was no longer just in the hip but radiated down the left leg , around to the front of the left groin area and across the lower back. As a result after my morning runs I couldn't stand erect or sit for any period of time. I went back to my orthopedic & primary care doctors and their solution was to take pain medication and/or try the cortisone pain hip treatment again (which is never guaranteed to work & also has side effects). I knew this wouldn't work for me but I kept training for my 2nd to last race of the year the Silver Comet 1/2 marathon in October 2013. As I increased my mileage, the pain also increased. The pain got to where there were days where I worked from home on my back with my left leg elevated at a 90 degree angle. One morning driving to work I heard about Progressive Medical center integrated way of pain management on 104.7 the Fish and I decided to call. On my first visit I couldn't even sit to talk to the medical director I was in so much pain and they immediately got me over to Dr Melissa Arnold. Consequently where after telling her my story that I have never been to a chiropractor but that I needed help and had 3 conditions for me to agree-1). pain reduction, 2). no prescription medication and 3). being able to run again. and the rest as they would say is history. I went from a pain level of 11 on 1-10 scale to currently a 2 (1000% ROI) even after falling down the stairs at my home the 3rd week into treatment. Dr Arnold and Andrea are GOD Sends on my quest to be pain free & run again.
Thanks Dr Arnold for all you do
When I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, one of my leading issues was staying asleep at night. Night after night, I was waking up every two hours only to drift off to sleep and wake up again. Because my sleep was deprived, I found it very challenging to function the next day. I was always drained. I was irritable. I could not think clearly and I had no quality of life. I talked to Dr. Agolli about my sleep issues and he suggested that I try out the Biomat. At first, I didn’t quite comprehend how a Biomat would change my situation. However, I was willing to do anything to obtain rest. Once per week, I started using the Biomat in Dr. Arnold’s chiropractic area inside of Progressive Medical Center. Dr. Arnold not only explained how the Biomat can help to heal the body, she also shared how the Biomat helped transform her own life long sleep disorder. Because I had grown so accustomed to waking up at night, I still went to bed with the anticipation to have interrupted sleep. I will never forget the night I fell asleep, woke up, looked at my clock and realized that I had slept approximately 6 hours straight without waking up. This was a miracle!!!! As time traveled by, I was beginning to sleep longer and longer. Not only am I sleeping, I also feel GREAT when waking up in the mornings. I have more vitality and my mood is optimistic. The Biomat literally changed my life. I am totally persuaded that had it not been for the Biomat, I would not be experiencing the pleasures of life today. My family also noticed the improvements and they made it possible for me to become a proud owner of my very own Biomat. I have made the Biomat apart of my daily routine and I am still reaping the benefits.
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!
Just about a year ago I reached out to Dr. Melissa. I had just got out of the hospital for the 5th time in a year. I was suffering from severe, debilitating anxiety and panic attacks as well as severe depression and suicidal ideations.
I had tried just about every traditional medical treatment including 30 sessions of ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) with very little to no lasting results. I was desperate and had very little hope left.
Dr. Melissa shared with me an alternative approach that I had not tried before. Instead of treating my diagnosed diseases and symptoms she told me she would do extensive tests to find out if my body functions were out of balance. And if any functional imbalances were found she could offer me safe and natural treatment options that could start helping my body function better. It made perfect sense so I gave it a try.
Even before my test results were in she recommended some things to help my body heal and they immediately started helping.
After only 6 weeks of being on her protocol the anxiety and depression went away completely and I was able to go back to work.
Now, fast forward one year and I have zero anxiety and depression, my life is better then ever and those days of such horrible suffering seem like a distant dream.
I am so tremendously grateful for all the loving help and guidance that Dr. Melissa gave to me, I feel that she gave me my life back.
Thank you Dr. Melissa you are an amazing skilled and compassionate doctor and human being.