“I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia five years ago. The symptoms that I had with this were widespread pain all over my body, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and a general sense of malaise. Two areas of my body hurt in particular: my feet and my midsection. In fact, I would always describe the pain in my midsection by saying that I felt like someone was sawing me in half. Sometimes, the pain was bearable and I could carry on with my daily activities. But, during flare-ups, the pain was intolerable and there was nothing I could do to relieve it. My entire body hurt so badly that even lying on the sheets in my bed and having them “touch” me was excruciating.
I had seen several doctors and underwent many tests, including blood work, CAT scans and MRI’s for over a year to finally have a rheumatologist make the diagnosis. He prescribed 60 mg of Cymbalta for me to take per day. Eventually, I believe that I did have some relief from this medicine. However, during periods of stress and subsequent flare-ups, I still suffered with horrific pain that would keep me bed (or couch) ridden for days. I also noticed a 10 pound weight gain from taking this medicine (or at least, that’s my story!)
As fibromyalgia became more of a “household” word, I began reading more and more articles about the disorder. Each one suggested seeking alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage, and yoga. Also, exercise was always recommended, but that would be the last thing I would want to do when I was feeling so much pain.
I first met Dr. Oleston at a networking meeting. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and there were other ladies in our group that gave personal testimonies about how Dr. Oleston had helped them with particular aches and pains. I decided to give her practice a try. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
On my first visit, Dr. Oleston took the time to listen to my story and then gave me a thorough examination. What I did not expect, but truly appreciated, was the EMI test that she performed on me. The results of this test with the accompanying bar graph gave me (the former Biology teacher and “black and white” needs proof kind of person) a sense of comfort and peace…because the test actually showed that I had many areas of concern and dysfunction in my body. So, the pain was not “all in my head!”
Dr. Oleston gave me a treatment plan which included 3 acupuncture visits per week and some chiropractic adjustments as needed also. I had some reservation about the acupuncture treatment because I am not a fan of needles, but I can attest that these needles are so small, I did not even feel them. During the treatment, I would actually fall asleep…I was so relaxed, and it became almost a joke that I would come to see Dr. Oleston for my naptime! Sometimes, I think she even “let” me stay there a little longer so I could have a really nice rest!
As I began to feel better and my pain lessened, I went for treatments twice a week. I was retested with the EMI and the results on the graph showed marked improvement…again, “written” confirmation that I was responding to the treatments. Finally, it was recommended that I come only once a week to the office for treatment.
I cannot even begin to explain how great I feel now! So much so, that I even joined a boot camp and I am exercising, losing weight, have more energy and overall, just loving life now! This would not have been possible without the expertise of Dr. Oleston.
I would highly recommend Dr. Oleston to anyone, young or old, who is suffering from any kind of pain. I thank her for restoring my good health and blessing me with the ability to enjoy each day with my family and friends.”
“Dr. Oleston helped me out tremendously during my second pregnancy! I decided to see Dr. Oleston because I saw that she had advanced training in treating pregnant women. I had pubic symphysis dysfunction which a lot of doctors are still unaware of today. She was knowledgeable about the condition, and provided me with specialized treatment and stretches to help ease the pain and discomfort. I wish I would have found her during my first pregnancy! She made me feel very comfortable receiving treatment by using specialized maternity pillows allowing me to lie down on my stomach without any concerns of hurting the baby”
I began seeing her 2-3 times per week starting when I was 20 weeks pregnant, and I continued treatment after the baby was born. I was back to normal in no time at all! During my second pregnancy I had carpal tunnel symptoms in both wrists. She helped ease the pain and discomfort for that as well, without drugs or surgery. I don’t know what I would have done without her! She is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and actually takes the time to listen.”
“I have been a patient of Dr. Oleston since May 4, 2010 and would swear by all the success that her treatments have done for me! Let me explain. When I first became a patient, I was very skeptical of acupuncture. I was having severe lower back pain caused by Arthritis in my Facet Joints and I also had Arthritis in my left Knee. My quality of life had deteriorated to such a point as I was not able to sleep in a bed any longer and was only able to sleep in a recliner. My knee was throbbing all the time and I had spent at least 9 months doing physical therapy, taking prescription medication and then finally a procedure where they gave me 5 needles in my lower back. After all the failed treatments and drugs I found myself desperate for a solution that would help me stabilize my condition. That is when I met with Dr. Oleston for a consultation and I immediately felt very comfortable as I had all my questions answered in a manner that was professional, but most importantly in a way that I could understand what she can do for me and what my expectations should be for the next few months. As I started my treatment, I was shocked that I felt better after my first visit. I started to come to Dr. Oleston on a regular schedule and in a matter of months, I was sleeping in a bed and had NO significant pain in my lower back or knee. The treatments and Dr. Oleston were a life saver.
I have also started to see Dr. Oleston in February of 2011 for treatment of Bells Palsy. I was in NY and woke up with the right side of my face drooping with NO control of my muscles. This was a true nightmare and a very scary experience. After meeting with all the appropriate doctors and realizing that this virus attacks the nerve below my right ear and that I was told that there really isn’t much that can be done, I immediately went to Dr. Oleston, who first really calmed me down and told me she could definitely help. I have so much confidence and trust in her, that I put my belief in her hands once again. It has been a long road, but I can tell you that after 8 months, I have 80% movement back in my facial muscles and believe that with the continued help, support and quality care I get from Dr. Oleston, I now expect a 100% recovery. Dr. Oleston has made a huge difference in my life and I would highly recommend her services and incredible staff to anyone!!!”
“I started acupuncture treatments with Dr. Carrie for migraine headaches triggered by allergies. I experienced almost immediate relief from symptoms. The frequency of headaches gradually decreased from almost daily to “I can’t remember the last one because it was several months ago.” I didn’t expect such a dramatic result from acupuncture treatment and I am definitely pleased with the results!”
“Are you suffering from migraines and overall irritability over the pains associated with that wonderful “time of the month” us women have been “blessed” with? If so, please go see Dr. Oleston and Jackie at Oleston Chiropractic. I had been suffering from ocular migraines and awful symptoms from my cycle for the past 5-10 years, resulting in nausea, sensitivity to light, and not being able to function, often bedridden. I was VERY irritable about my lack of wellness, and unhappy because nothing I tried helped me. Dr. Oleston and Jackie have ELIMINATED my migraines and my cycle has improved DRAMATICALLY. Thank you SO much Oleston Chiropractic!!!! My family thanks you too! You are truly a BLESSING!!!!
Are you going to a stressful meeting or job interview in the near future? Go see Dr. Oleston and Jackie at Oleston Chiropractic about 2 hours before your scheduled meeting/interview time. ALL of your jitters will DISAPPEAR. Believe me when I tell you I had an acupuncture treatment right before my recent job interview and it has been the best interview I have EVER had in my professional career. I was VERY calm, but alert. My 2.5-hour interview involved a face-to-face with an executive team that asked close to 20 scenario and behavioral questions, followed by a 5-page technical written essay exam. Everything went wonderfully, and I felt I did very well. Time will tell, as the candidate will be chosen soon. Getting an acupuncture treatment right before my interview was one of the BEST decisions of my life. Try it…you will be AMAZED at the results!”
-Angie, one of Oleston Chiropractic’s “happiest” patients. : )
“Dr. Carrie Oleston is a true professional to the core. She listens to your needs, respects patient’s privacy and offers appropriate care for your problems. She helped me recover from a car accident in 2009 and I have been a loyal patient ever since. My job creates neck and back problems and I look forward to seeing Dr. Oleston for an adjustment to get everything back in its place. I never feel quite “right” until she aligns me and then I’m back in business! I always feel welcome and comfortable at Oleston Chiropractic and encourage my friends and family to go. She definitely stands out among other doctors and healers I have been to in the past.”
“A funny thing happened while seeking treatment for discomfort in my left leg and across my lower back region – a year-long battle with problems with both elbows was resolved. I first engaged Dr. Oleston when I felt numbness in my left leg and I couldn’t sit comfortably. The pain was so intense I had trouble working. During my second session, I happened to mention to Dr. Oleston that over a year earlier I had overworked both elbows lifting hand weights. In my attempt to rest my elbows, I stopped working out with my personal trainer, stopped swimming laps, and stopped playing golf. I then went to an orthopedic specialist. He diagnosed me with golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow in both arms. He sent me for physical therapy. When that failed, I received four cortisone shots: two in each elbow. I felt relief for about two months.
By the time I asked Dr. Oleston about my elbows, I could barely make a circular motion with my arms without feeling pain. She immediately began therapy on my forearms and prescribed a program of exercises. I told her that my goal was to play in a charity golf tournament in the near future. My goal became her goal. Happily, after a few months of treatment, I have no more pain in my lower back. I still have occasional pain in my leg, but it is manageable, and I can actually sit again. Most importantly, I have pain-free elbows! The ultimate test came during the charity golf tournament that I got to play in. For the first time in over a year, I played 18 holes of golf. I remained pain free during the round. I remained pain free after the round. I remained pain free during the night. Two days after the tournament, I swam half a mile. Did I mention my arms remain pain free?! Thank you! You gave me my lifestyle back!! Now, if you could only get me to stop hooking my fairway wood!!!”
“When I came to Dr. Carrie Oleston, I was suffering from severe back pain and was recovering from torn ligaments in my knee. The care and concern she provided immediately put me at ease. When it comes to those types of injuries, the treatment is very sensitive and she’s the only one I would trust with my medical care. She takes the time to provide you with all of your options which is very helpful when making an informed decision. Simply put, her insight is invaluable.”
“I have moved over the years and seen several Chiropractors. Dr. Oleston’s thorough initial examination, explanation of therapy options, and execution of those treatments have been highly professional and productive. In addition to Chiropractic adjustments for neck and back pain treatment, I was introduced to Acupuncture for my sinus congestion. I became an Acupuncture patient of Dr. Oleston voluntarily without being pushed into it. The initial mapping and explanation on the first visit was something most Chiropractors would not spend the time explaining. The results are positive and Dr. Oleston’s bedside manners are highly professional. I recommend her to everyone I can.”
“Last year I was diagnosed with needing knee replacement surgery by an orthopedist. After consulting with Dr. Oleston, I elected to try the Acupuncture treatment. Dr. Oleston was totally up front with me. She told me that acupuncture would not cure my particular disease, but she was confident that it would prolong the need for surgery. I am now happy to say that she has been 100% accurate. I am able to play golf every Saturday and walk without a noticeable limp. I started out seeing her twice a week and now with the improvement I only need the treatment once every three weeks. I speak highly of this professional and would recommend her to anyone.”
“I used to get headaches like clockwork every weekend. Nothing debilitating, but enough of a dull throb to throw me off and prevent me from really enjoying my free time. My dad used to have the same issue before he retired, so I figured it was hereditary and resigned myself to living with it. These headaches were exacerbated by my long (3 to 4 hour) weekend bike rides. At Dr. Oleston’s suggestion, I began receiving weekly adjustments on Mondays to compliment my weekend workouts. After two or three adjustments, I was headache free, and I’ve noticed an improvement in my performance on the bike. I’m diligent about maintaining my bicycle, it just makes sense to be as diligent about maintaining my body. Thank you Dr. Oleston!”
“After suffering for months with foot pain localized in my toes due to a pinched nerve in my lower back, Dr. Oleston prescribed a combination of acupuncture and manipulation. Amazingly, after only one treatment the pain disappeared and I was able to sleep. I would highly recommend this non-invasive treatment. Finding relief without drugs has been a true blessing.”