TESTIMONIALS

“SUCCESS STORIES”

If you’ve had an experience with our Costa Mesa office, we’d love to hear from you!


Susie D.

I have had a chiropractic care off and on since I was 13 due to a diagnosis of mind scoliosis. I met Dr. Cynthia when I was 47 and in a significant amount of constant pain due to degeneration of my discs from playing sports and having sports related injures over the years. I didn’t realize at the time but my degeneration and pain were compounding at a steady rate due to my poor alignment. I thought I would be taking Advil, pain killers and sleep medicine for the rest of my life. Dr. Cynthia gave me the most thorough evaluation and assessment I have ever had. Not just about the states of my spine but my body’s ability to function overall. I remember leaving her office feeling like “Wow! Somebody finally gets me, finally understand how I am feeling and is able to acknowledge that this pain shouldn’t have to be acceptable for a 47 year old. ” Dr. Cynthia gave me and option for an aggressive treatment plan if I was willing to make the commitment or a moderate treatment plan depending what I was willing to do. I went for the aggressive plan and really committed to getting better and changing my body. With her great care and guidance I was able to follow through on the recommendation she made and make steady progress. I am eternally grateful for dr. Cynthia and her relentless pursuit to get me out of the pain I had, I no longer take pain nor sleep medication and I am playing my sports at the highest level I have ever played. Dr. Cynthia changed my kife and I am grateful to her for her work, dedication and care that she has provided to me.  

Neck/Back/Trauma

RosaIee A., HHP

This is the best I have ever felt since my auto accident in 1968. I am extremely grateful for all your help in becoming the new and balanced, healthy me. I have suffered multiple accidents and injuries that have caused me a great deal of pain for the last 35 years. I suffered a lot of damage from these accidents and have multiple disc problems. I have used yoga, massage, acupuncture, and other chiropractic without success. This is the best I have ever felt since my auto accident in 1968. I found the treatments very effective and helpful in realigning my joints. I particularly appreciated the muscle testing technique to determine where I needed adjustments. I found your treatment very thorough and exact, not like the other chiropractors that I have been to. Also, the office staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend and have already sent a number of clients to you. Thank you for all the Tender Loving Care you put into what you do.

Low Back/Asthma

Kristina B.

I couldn't stand for longer than a minute at a time without being in excruciating pain. I felt as if I would have to live the rest of my life in pain... I highly recommend Dr. Cindy. I was amazed that she could help me in such a short time. When I first came to Wellness For Life, I had so much pain in my back. I could barely walk, and I couldn’t stand for longer than a minute at a time without being in excruciating pain. I have lived all my life with diabetes; I have had kidney and pancreas transplants which required massive doses of medications of all kinds. I had suffered with back pain for years, but nothing really helped. I had been hospitalized too many times to count for asthma, which I suffered with since the age of 2. I was treated fabulously at Wellness For Life. Dr. Cindy is a miracle worker with healing hands. The staff was genuinely concerned for my health and well-being. Now I see my future a little clearer. I can stand for longer periods of time; I can go shopping on my own, even play with my puppies without getting to tired and worn out. The best thing of all is that in the twelve months of being adjusted, I have yet to set foot in a hospital for asthma. Dr. Boccara is the best. They understand how you feel. I highly recommend Dr. Cindy. I was amazed that she could help me in such a short time. Thank You!

Valerie R.

I had no idea the health of the spine effected the health of the body so much. I came to Wellness For Life because my left arm had become almost unusable. It hurt to shake salt or pepper onto my food, lift milk out of the refrigerator, and towel dry my hair. I even had to drop out of my dance class. The day it hurt too much to put my arm around a two-year-old neighbor girl, it broke my heart and I couldn't take it anymore. I called and made an appointment.The X-rays Dr. Boccara took showed that my neck had a reverse curve in it and was blocking energy to my arm. My spine was also compromised in other ways. I wanted the use of my left arm back so much that I made this treatment a high-priority project and committed to never miss an appointment. Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe axe wonderful healers, and I put my trust in them. I followed all of their advice to the best of my ability. I iced, I took their recommended supplements, I used the right pillow, I used the traction chair every visit and did my exercises. My arm gradually began to feel better. By the end of twelve weeks of care, the results were amazing.Now my arm never bothers me during daily activities. I have two functioning arms again. I am back in my dance class and am weight training. My arm is getting back its strength and feeling like new. I had no idea the health of the spine effected the health of the body so much. As challenging as this endeavor was, I am very glad I gave it my best effort. There is nothing better than total health.

Back Pain/Asthma

Norma R.

After only three visits to my chiropractor, Dr. Cindy,  I had great improvements. I was able to dress with little pain. It all started when I tried to lift a heavy object and injured the lower left side of my back. I couldn't lift my leg, and had a difficult time putting on my clothes. All I had done before for my back pain was take drugs from my M.D., but it did not take away the pain. So I decided to see a chiropractor. After only three visits to my chiropractor, Dr. Cindy, I had great improvements. I was able to dress with little pain. But, after just a week I was in a car accident. I was rear-ended on my left side and it gave me more injuries. I had a little tingle in my back and neck. 1 was injured in the car accident on the first week of February, and after just four months I feel great, great improvement. Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe have wonderful staff. They are friendly and caring and very accommodating. Thank you Marianne and Jane for a job well done. I could really tell that the doctors cared about me and how I was progressing. Now, I can exercise and walk better. I was surprised when I realized that I hadn't had to use my inhaler for asthma in six months, and I didn't even tell Dr. Boccara that I had asthma. Most important, I lift my leg and feel no pain. I can work without feeling so exhausted and there is no more pain in my back and neck. I highly recommend these great doctors. Thank you Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe for taking care of me. It's the best chiropractic office I've been.

Tami P.

I had constant pain and aches in my neck and back… Now, I garden, which I love to do but was unable to do before. When I arrived at Wellness For Life, I had constant pain and aches in my neck and back. I was unmotivated, depressed and unhappy. I felt disgusted, frustrated and fatigued. It was hard to sit and stay focused; I had a low patience level and was not able to do normal activities. I tried physical therapy. I tried steroid injections and I even went to a chiropractor.    I had had some less than pleasant experiences, which made me skeptical and hesitant. Nothing had worked for me. My lifestyle has absolutely changed since getting adjusted at Wellness For Life. The office makes everyone feel very comfortable and cared about. The doctors took time to explain things and answer my questions, even when asked over and over. Now, I garden, which I love to do but was unable to do before. I can sit and stand for longer periods of time, which we all take for granted some times. Even though I haven’t tried it yet, I know that I could water-ski again without a doubt.

Steven S.

I just want to thank you for providing such extraordinary services during my recent visit to your office. I had been experiencing lower back pain for some time and was at the point where simply driving the car was painful. Although you quickly diagnosed the problem, you continued to examine me for other areas that may need care. Just when you had concluded what was certainly an excellent exam, Dr. Philippe came in to see me and assess me from a nutritional standpoint. Dr. Philippe's diagnosis was completely consistent with Dr. Cindy's and greatly added to my sense that I was in Very good hands. I have taken your advice, as well as the supplements that you provided me. Not only has my back pain been alleviated, my energy level is through the roof! Thank you again for a truly great experience. 

Neck/Back

Dee N.

I had had pain for nearly thirty year... My overall movement is better and I can sleep longer. I'm winning races now. Before I came to Wellness For Life, I had BAD neck and back pain. I played football and rugby and I race 20-24 foot canoes. I had my neck fused in the 1970's. I walked with a cane and forget about walking up stairs. I had had pain for nearly thirty years, but for twenty years I couldn't turn my head to see over my shoulder. I went to many different chiropractors and had acupuncture. I went to get a massage, but nothing helped. I had good days and bad days, mostly bad days. Dr. Philippe stopped me in the parking lot at the Bay. I was standing there watching everyone paddling, but I was in so much pain that I could no longer participate. I had no money because I couldn't work and they still took me in. I felt genuine concern on the doctor's parts and the staff. After a few months of care I could walk up stairs, I could put on my own pants standing up when I used to have to need help sitting down. My overall movement is better and I can sleep longer. I'm winning races now. Dr. Boccara did a nutritional evaluation and had me take vitamins. I feel better all over, not just my back. If you want a doctor who is interested in you and your overall health, this is the place to be!

Knee

Neil Y.

I had hurt my knee at work and required surgery. Needless to say, I was in bad shape. They greeted me with enthusiasm, encouragement and really positive energy. I carne to Wellness For Life in May 2002. I had hurt my knee at work and required surgery. Needless to say, I was in bad shape. They greeted me with enthusiasm, encouragement and really positive energy. You would be surprised how much that matters, because only then in their environment did I start to progress and come back from my injury. I came to their office three times a week and at first my leg looked like it had polio. But working with Dr. Cynthia, her bending and stretching my leg I started noticing a great improvement and soon I was out of my brace and walking again. And a little later, I didn't need a cane at O. Yes I spent incredible hours stretching and exercising and it didn't come without pain. But I'm eternally grateful to Dr. Cynthia because at first I thought I could come back on my own. Now I know there was no way I could have without her help. So yes, they are the only chiropractors I will go to. I have seen pictures in their office of themselves and their children and they are a beautiful family. But I also notice they are upstanding and honest and they genuinely care about people. That impressed me the most. They are a success in my eyes.

Guen B.

My daily activities were severely restricted I was exhausted from the pain by 3PM. Now, three months after my injury, I have spent three weeks nearly pain free. The pain I experienced in my low back since 1996 was a dull, increasingly constant ache, but it never limited my activities. In late 2002 the benefits of physical therapy were no longer enough to keep me out of pain, and the pain I was experiencing had become worse. In November of 2002 the pain had radiated down my leg and had increased in intensity. My physical therapist recommended I see Dr. Cindy anal I went to Wellness for Life for my FIRST chiropractic visit ever. I saw Dr. Cindy for about three weeks. Deterred by the length of the treatment and the frequency of the spinal adjustments, I sought a second opinion from another chiropractor. On February I, 2003, following 16 hours of driving and three days of skiing, my back pain was so intense I missed three days of work. Forgoing the quick fix doctor I had been seeing, I immediately called Dr. Cindy and scheduled an appointment with her as well as with my medical doctor. Dr. Cindy graciously and professionally welcomed me back, took re-evaluative X-rays and conducted a re-exam to assess the damage from my new injury. She suspected a herniated disk at L4-L5, and I began a treatment program that will last through July of 2003. An MRI confirmed that I had in fact ruptured a disk, and worse, a fragment of that disk material had broken off from the extruded mass and was placing pressure on a nerve. I could not sit for more than 10 minutes at a time and was thankful that my job as a high school teacher required little time sitting down. My daily activities were severely restricted-I was exhausted from the pain by 3PM. My conventional medical treatment included an epidural injection of steroids, which, like the steroids I took orally, made no difference in the pain I was feeling. Now, three months after my injury, I have spent three weeks nearly pain free. My walking has returned to a normal pace---colleagues no longer ask what is wrong as I walk by. The surgery that once seemed inevitable to relieve the radiating leg pain is no longer even a consideration. I have learned a few lessons from this experience:

  1. What I put into my body makes a difference in how my back feels. This leads to two other revelations... :Peas are not the only green vegetable that tastes good./*It really is possible to quit drinking coffee. (Even after 3 cups or more a day for ten years). 
  2. Getting well takes work, but it is absolutely worth it. I am a partner in my healing - it is not something left up to the doctors. I do physical therapy exercises at home every morning; I've changed my diet and am still working at cleaning it up. 
  3. Icing one's back makes time in traffic time well spent. : The doctors at Wellness for Life, Jane, and Marianne make this office a place where healing truly happens. Spines are not seen as separate from the rest of the body, and this holistic approach to medical care has worked wonders for me. I look forward to a complete recovery and a healthier body.

Low Back/Trauma

Traci P.

My life has improved tremendously since getting adjusted... Family members and close friends have all found relief at Wellness For Life and it has done my heart good to know they are being treated well. When I came to Wellness For Life, I was complaining of pain in my hips, lower and mid-back pain and I was unable to sit for long periods of time. My opinion of chiropractic was good. I had been treated several years before after a car accident, but I had waited until the pain was unbearable to seek treatment. I felt as if I couldn't concentrate properly on my work. I wasn't able to participate in a fitness program, and was getting out of shape and depressed. My life has improved tremendously since getting adjusted. I am able to work out and enjoy life. Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe have always made our whole family feel welcome at the office. I have recommended chiropractic, specifically Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe to several people who have expressed symptoms of pain or discomfort. Family members and close friends have all found relief at Wellness For Life and it has done my heart good to know they are being treated well.  

Low Back Pain Headaches

Carol R.

Now, I exercise regularly with no pain, and I feel happy." When I began care at Wellness for Life, I was in constant low-grade pain. I couldn't stand for more than five minutes without being in quite a bit of back pain. Also, I was experiencing serious migraine headaches two to three times a month. As the pain got worse, I felt like I would have to retire early because I was not able to function at my normal high level of energy and productivity. I went to medical doctors, who told me I was getting old. That was their only contribution, and that just seemed ridiculous! By the time I made it into Dr. Philippe's office, I could no longer participate in physical activities with my children. It took commitment and following doctor Philippe's advice and coming regularly for the first few months to get me going again. It's been a few years now and I'm absolutely back into the swing of things. I still work too hard, but I make better choices as far as my health is concerned. Now, I exercise regularly with no pain, and I feel happy. I don't know if there are other chiropractors of the caliber of Drs. Cindy and Philippe on the planet, but I feel like they saved my life.    

Shoulder/Trauma

Tom C.

I was riding my bike and was sideswiped by a truck. My left arm was broken and the muscle around it was crushed... I quit going to physical therapy because they told me I would never be 100%. Dr. Cynthia told me I could get to be 100% again and I believed it! Last year I was riding my bike and was sideswiped by a truck. My left arm was broken and the muscle around it was crushed. My arm would not move more than six inches forward or to the side. I tried physical therapy for three months. Then, I quit going to physical therapy because they told me I would never be 100%. I was treated very well at Wellness For Life. Marianne and Jane are pleasant and upbeat. They gave me encouragement to keep going on almost every visit. Dr. Cynthia told me I could get to be 100% again and I believed it! My left arm now is very mobile. Movement to the side is fully restored and my left arm is functional for regular activity. Combined with the nutritional counseling, I have steady energy all day long. I recommend to everyone to go see Drs. Cynthia and Philippe Boccara. They are open minded about many approaches to health. They work like coaches with you to get you well and keep you that way.

Upper Traps/PMS/Mood Swings

Kay C.

I was very stressed out all of the time. My shoulders were up to my ears, literally... I have told many people about how great Dr. Philippe and Dr. Cynthia are and I thank my friend Cricket for caring about me enough to refer me to her doctors. I was very stressed out all of the time. 1 was an uptight ball. I had bad mood-swings; terrible menstrual cycles and my neck and shoulders were hard as rocks. My shoulders were up to my ears, literally. My friend Cricket told me about Wellness For Life. She said, “Kay, it saved my life." I was treated excellent at Wellness For Life. They always make me feel good and they are very competent with the different therapies. Marianne was very accommodating with my schedule and Jane did a great job. They are very nice and helpful. Chiropractic has changed my life more than I ever could have imagined! It makes me feel happier and I am a nicer person because of it. My friends and family noticed and everything started to connect, like the light had been turned on. I feel more flexible and I have more strength overall. I have told many people about how great Dr. Philippe and Dr. Cynthia are and I thank my friend Cricket for caring about me enough to refer me to her doctor. I look forward to my weekly tune-ups. Your health is your wealth.  

Neck

Lisa F.

"Just moving my neck from side to side was painful... I can finally sleep through the night and I am out of pain." I was referred to Wellness For Life by a friend who had seen Drs. Philippe and Cynthia Boccara before. I suffered for over two years with constant neck pain and headaches. I couldn't sleep through the night without waking several times from the pain. Just moving my neck from side to side was painful. People take for granted simple things like being able to look right and left while driving, which I struggled with. My daughter had a baby and I could hardly pick her up, let one play with her like I wanted to. I finally decided enough is enough, and I went to urgent care. The people at urgent care were nice enough, but they didn't have any answers. No X-Rays were taken, but I was given pain medication, told that there was nothing that could be done and they sent me home. I was a little wary of the treatment plan Dr. Cindy had planned out for me at first, but after just a few weeks, I felt great! I can finally sleep through the night and I am out of pain. There was nothing I didn't like about the care I received at Wellness For Life. The staff is caring and they treat their patients like family, very warm. It almost took some getting used to being out of pain. I feel more relaxed and calm. I also notice that I am able to stretch better now than before I started treatment with Dr. Cindy. Even at work I have noticed a considerable difference in how I operate at work and how much easier it is to work when I'm not hurting and when my movements are free. It took commitment to the treatment plan and the belief that I could get better. If you choose to seek chiropractic care with Drs. Philippe and Cindy Boccara, you will have a healthier, more positive outlook on life.    

Tom C.

Living with no back pain didn't seem reachable to me. I didn't think the pain would leave. I thought I would learn to manage having back pain with small improvements. Living with no back pain didn't seem reachable to me even though the doctors thought it was. I noticed small improvements, but I didn't believe them when they said they could heal me. I appreciate Dr. Cindy and Philippe's assurance that I could live a normal life without pain. I am surprised that getting adjusted regularly, combined with regular gentle exercise and improved diet would heal my back. Both Doctors have my appreciation for hanging in there with me, without preaching or nagging. They kept emphasizing what I needed to be doing with such a great adjustment-table-side manner. For the next few months I am going to gently increase the exercise load, and then try to play tennis again if all continues to go well. Thank you for your care, information and competence in helping me.

Trauma/Headache

Adriana K.

Before I saw Dr. Philippe at Wellness For Life I suffered most of the time for as long as I could remember from back pain, headaches, and tension. My low back was a mess; my shoulders and neck were tense all of the time and hard as rocks. It seemed as though I always had a headache. I had trouble sleeping and I woke up stiff in the mornings. At six months old, I fell off the dining room table onto my head and might have started my troubles back then, considering I grew up with a headache every day. I had seen other chiropractors on and off during the last thirty years for my symptoms, including migraines, but none of the previous chiropractors had set out a care plan for me to obtain lasting results. None used therapies such as ultrasound and the traction table. I have been successful at improving my posture and walk tall. I was treated wonderfully at Wellness For Life. They made me feel welcome and that they wanted me to get better. I felt relaxed in the friendly environment and I thought the treatment were very effective. After being treated by Dr. Philippe for several weeks I could walk easier and for longer periods of time. I have no pain while walking; I have no headaches and no more numbness in my hands. I have more energy and I am no longer stiff in the morning. If you want to get fixed up, see Dr. Philippe. He'll do the trick!

Neck

Margaret K., EDD

I had to stop driving because I couldn't see over my shoulder. Almost immediately I was able to move my neck. I had awakened unable to move my head in any direction. I had been dragging my feet for nine months. I had very little energy to do anything. Even retirement hadn't helped. I had to stop driving because I couldn't see over my shoulder. I was treated very well indeed. The staff was extremely courteous, professional and knowledgeable. Almost immediately I was able to move my neck. It still took a week or so before I was driving again, but I don't drag my feet any more. Pm not running yet, but I will be in the near future. I take better care of myself now, and I have more energy and I feel more functional.   I felt so good that I purchased two gift certificates for my friends to come in. There is nothing better for them than to come in and get healthier with me.

Carpal Tunnel

Kim H.

I came to Wellness For Life with pinched nerves which were causing pain and tingling in my arms. I feel healthier, I am more mentally aware and I feel stronger. I came to Wellness For Life with pinched nerves, which were causing pain and tingling in my arms. I had suffered with this for three years before I decide to seek professional help. My primary care doctors recommended drugs for pain, but I knew that would only mask the real problem. I am not a pill-taker and never have been. With the help of Doctors Cynthia and Philippe, the problem was resolved in less than a year and I did not have to wreck my body with drugs. The doctors were very professional, always cheerful, genuine and positive. They didn't just focus on the pain, but my overall health. When I'm here I feel like more than just a patient, more like family. Now, I am more aware of how my daily activities can help or hurt my overall wellness. What I eat, how I handle stress, how I sit, etc. I can handle stress better in my life. Through Dr. Philippe's nutrition counseling, I feel healthier, I am more mentally aware and I feel stronger. I feel perfect. Thank You Wellness For Life.

Blood Pressure/Neck Headache/Sciatic

Knight K.

For almost two decades, I was suffering with neck pain and headaches.... I'm not dying; I'm living and loving life. My first meeting with Drs. Philippe and Cindy Boccara was during my daughter's visit. I was there to support my daughter, knowing I was in much need of their help with my own pain. For almost two decades, I was suffering with neck pain and headaches that had ultimately began causing sharp pain down my arms and thighs. My blood pressure was a constant 216/130 despite different medications. I used to be a competitive swimmer for seven years; I also used to enjoy 14-mile walks with my dog. For three years I had not been able to walk ten minutes at once and I had no desire to get into a pool at all. For the past three years I thought I could be going through early menopause. I had seen several doctors at Sharp, as well as a few physical therapists, all of whom offered surgery with the possibility of reducing pain but with no guarantee that I would have more mobility in my neck. On my first visit to Dr. Boccara's office for myself, I was scared that I was dying. I felt like I was 80, even though I'm only 47. When I left their office, I had hope and reassurance that I could live. Their knowledge and professional guidance was amazing. Nowhere have I been treated with such calmness and true love for not only physical care, but also my mental state. With my first adjustment, I noticed pain relief. By the 10th visit I was walking thirty minutes; on the 11th  I walked for forty-five minutes. I am now walking one hour a day, four days a week and I am happy to say that I have started swimming again and my blood pressure has dropped 50 points. I'm not dying; I'm living and loving life. For the past three years I thought I could be going through early menopause. Getting adjusted proved that that was not the case at all because now I'm as regular as I was ten years ago after only my third adjustment. I have and will continue to spread the good news of my own progress to others and to help other people become more aware of Chiropractic, as well as the kindness and treatment of Drs. Cynthia and Philippe Boccara. Where else can part of your health care be put into better hands! They care about your progress.

Golfer/Back

Neville K.

I suffered for two years with back pain… I was adjusted only two times before I tried my hand at golf again. I hit 150 balls without incurring any pain. I am a golfer and have been for 58 years. I suffered for two years with back pain, which became intense when I played. The pain would last about 2 days. It got so bad that I had to crawl out of the car and into my house after a round of golf. I got to the point that I had to stop playing golf. I had x-rays taken and even with many physiotherapy sessions the pain never went away. I went to my local chiropractor that adjusted only the vertebrae that hurt, not the whole spine. I got no real relief. I swam for four months and I had to stop playing golf for two month. I was on vacation and visiting family in San Diego when I decided I would try another chiropractor. The doctors were very nice. The staff treated me well. I was adjusted only two times before I tried my hand at golf again. I hit 150 balls, two full rounds, without incurring any pain. I went through a very intense therapy week including the adjustments and seeing a physical therapist Dr. Cynthia recommended. The therapy was great and they gave me numerous exercises. They have put me on the right track in solving my problem with my hips and my spine, which were out of sync.

Peter J. M., APR

Originally, I was referred for acute heel pain of mysterious origin. The treatment meshes well with my workout regimen and I consider both essential. I have been going to Wellness For Life for nearly a decade and I consider it an essential part of my health maintenance program. Originally, I was referred for acute heel pain of mysterious origin. Regular chiropractic treatment eliminated that pain and has, over the years since, contributed to my overall state of good health. Since beginning my program, now reduced to maintenance visits, I have been in better general health, had fewer colds and other ailments, and had fewer back problems than before. The treatment meshes well with my workout regimen and I consider both essential. Drs. Cynthia and Philippe Boccara are personable and truly caring. Their holistic approach and very personal treatment add to the efficacy of their work. I cannot imagine better care in a chiropractic setting.

Yolanda M.

“Before I became q patient at Wellness For Life, I used to go home exhausted and hurting. Now, I can work a full day, which can be up to 10 or 11 hours with little or no pain. I feel strong” I was treated for arthritis since 1970 until my massage therapist referred me to Wellness For Life. I had suffered from age 14 with sciatic problems and at age 25 I developed migraines. I had pain down the side of my leg. I also suffered with stiffness in my shoulders and pain in my right shoulder every time I reached for something or lifted something. My job is very physical, it requires that I reach, bend and lift things during most of the day. Before I became a patient at Wellness For Life, I used to go home exhausted and hurting. Now, I can work a full day, which can be up to 10 or 11 hours with little or no pain. I feel strong. I used to take high dosages of anti-inflammatories, painkiller and opiates. Now that I get regular adjustments, I don't need all of those drugs to feel better. I have less pain and No medication for inflammation and No more opiates. I am more flexible, my neck and head move much more easily and naturally. I can drive my car without being in pain all of the time. I have more enjoyment in my life. This new approach to health has enriched my relationship with my husband who is also a patient. Drs. Cynthia and Philippe Boccara are dedicated and caring. They are a strong foundation for a healing relationship to enhance al1 areas of your life.  

Scoliosis/Asthma/Back Pain

M.K.L.

I arrived at Wellness For Life with a number of complaints, the least of which was stiffness, soreness, bad posture... After only four week’s under Dr. Cynthia's care, my symptoms had significantly decreased and I was virtually pain-free. I have serious scoliosis, which requires regular adjustments. Due to many changes in my life, I had neglected to continued treatment. I arrived at Wellness For Life with a number of complaints, the least of which was stiffness, soreness, bad posture, and general aches and pains, which caused me to limp occasionally. I had poor range of motion in my neck and difficulty sleeping; I was wheezing more and more to the point that I thought my asthma had returned. The entire staff was involved in the healing process, which treats the whole person, not just the symptoms. Every improvement is treated as a victory, met with enthusiastic support and encouragement. Although I have had chiropractic care before, I had never been x-rayed, nor given a treatment plan. After only four weeks under Dr. Cynthia's care, my symptoms had significantly decreased and I was virtually pain-free. I felt healthy and wasn't wheezing at all. Working with Dr. Cindy has been a complete joy. Her holistic approach, upbeat, positive attitude, not to mention chiropractic skills, have greatly contributed to the speed in which I have improved. I feel calmer, more clear and focused. I have no more night sweats, and no more snoring to interrupt my sleep. My range of motion continues to improve. I continue to recommend Dr. Cindy and Philippe to anyone who will listen and am glad for the opportunity.

Mood Swings/Low Back

Tamra M.

I began to adapt to this chronic discomfort and compromised movement...Shortly after I committed myself to a thrice weekly regiment of chiropractic care at Wellness For Life, many of my symptoms abated and my mood lifted. It all began last September when my low back and left leg went into spasm after a canoe ride. This bothersome problem was just the latest in a year of feeling below par. I had come to endure constant pain and gripping tightness in my neck extending down to my right shoulder, chest and back. Sadly, at age 41, I began to adapt to this chronic discomfort and compromised movement. Difficult days together with restless nights, struggling to fmd any position of relief, left me worn out before the day even began. Feelings of well-being were replaced with daunting concerns of coping and fears of not being able to meet the demands of my energetic, growing family. I kept wondering why I felt so miserable and even forgot how it felt to be well. At that point, I asked my friend Anne for a referral to her chiropractor, Dr. Cindy. A fresh perspective seemed m order as I had previously sought treatment from another chiropractor, received deep tissue massages and had been faithful with stretching exercises, yoga and Pilates- none of which gave me relief. Shortly after I committed myself to a thrice weekly regiment of chiropractic care at Wellness For Life, many of my symptoms abated and my mood lifted. Within a few months, my most challenging problem, the tightness in my shoulders, began to resolve and steadily improve. Today, it is easy to take for granted the freedom from pain and full movement I now enjoy-but I don't! I am immensely grateful to Dr. Cindy. Her care extended well beyond skillful and adroit spinal adjustments to exploring and addressing the role of emotions, posture, breath, self-care, nutrition, and being true to my responsibilities and dreams. Dr. Cindy's optimism and resolve, her awareness and her candor, as well as her obvious love of her profession and her concern for her patients, contribute to her ability to mend our bodies. In the process, she has helped me mend my destructive ways. Wellness for Life is a place of nutrition, of hope, and of dedication to wholeness and wellness! It is my delight to receive a booster shot of Dr. Cindy and Philippe's wisdom and joyful equanimity. I always feel physically, mentally, and spiritually revitalized after a visit to this special place. My children now join me in receiving nutritional and chiropractic support from Dr. Cindy and Philippe. Coincidentally, my husband left a quote by Anais Ninn on our chalkboard this morning that read: "We don't see things the way they are, We see things the way we are." With the help of Dr. Cindy and Dr. Philippe, I am seeing the world and my role in it with increased clarity and perspective because I have a much healthier mind and body.

Sick/Cold/Immune

Morgan M.

The staff at Wellness For Life is always warm and encouraging and recommended that I come in that day (one week earlier than my regular maintenance visit). After my adjustment and the rest, I was able to go to bed that night with very little coughing. I developed a deep chest cold consisting of a dry, irritating cough that began the first day of the illness and continued to worsen. I was awake at night coughing spasmodically and unable to get back to sleep. I took various herbs that target the immune system, along with herbal cough medicine, but no prescription drugs. All total, it lasted about five days. The staff at Wellness For Life is always warm and encouraging and recommended that I come in that day (one week earlier than my regular maintenance visit). After my adjustment and the rest, I was able to go to bed that night with very little coughing. Less than nine days after I developed the fist symptom, I was 100% better. No more coughing and I feel great! Dr. Cindy is always available to listen to my condition and will do anything to help me heal. They are a wonderful team, each with a huge heart. The team at Wellness For Life is made up of people who sincerely care about your health and road to recovery. The doctors are highly qualified to deliver care and have helped me heal numerous times over the years.

Neck

Phil M.

I couldn't turn my neck and I was in horrible pain... Now, I lift things the correct way and I can turn my neck. My mobility that I once took for granted has returned. I came to Wellness For Life after I injured myself at work. I couldn't turn my neck and I was in horrible pain. I was basically immobile. I thought I was paralyzed. I went to an osteopath who prescribed pain pills but recommended surgery, and I thought No Way! Someone from work recommended that I see Dr. Boccara since I had been a patient here many years ago. I was treated tremendously well at Wellness For Life. Everyone was caring and helped me learn to adjust to life through receiving adjustments of my spine. I'm back to great health. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave at the end of my treatment. Now, I lift things the correct way and I can turn my neck. My mobility that I once took for granted has returned. The doctors are truly caring because they are both passionate about their vocation in life; to help people, physically, mentally and spiritually. Thank you Dr. Cindy for helping me help myself.

PMS

Sarah A.

During my period, I would usually take six painkillers a day just to be able to function…  After being adjusted only a few times, Dr. Cindy recommended that I start taking Symplex F and my cramps have greatly subsided. I was having terrible menstrual cramps.  During my period, I would usually take six painkillers a day just to be able to function.  I’m only 23 and I had had problems for four years.  I didn’t think anyone could help me. My Gynecologist offered to give me stronger painkillers, but I didn’t want to be on medications like that. I was treated wonderfully at Wellness For Life.  I received a lot of personal attention.  I felt like I was treated as an individual for my specific needs.  I like how they combined total wellness, not just adjustments, but nutrition and life habits as well. After being adjusted only a few times, Dr. Cindy recommended that I start taking Symplex F and my cramps have greatly subsided.  I would absolutely recommend the doctors at Wellness For Life.

Neck

Lisa F.

I was referred to Wellness For Life by a friend who had seen Drs. Philippe and Cynthia before. I suffered for over two years with constant neck pain and headaches. I couldn't sleep through the night without waking several times from the pain. Just moving my neck from side to side was painful My daughter had a baby and I could hardly pick her up, let one play with her like I wanted to. I finally decided enough is enough, and I went to urgent care. The people at urgent care were nice enough, but they didn't have any answers. No X-Rays were taken, but I was given pain medication, told that there was nothing that could be done and they sent me home. I was a little wary of the treatment plan Dr. Cynthia had planned out for me at first, but after just a few weeks, I felt great! I can finally sleep through the night and I am out of pain. It almost took some getting used to being out of pain. I feel more relaxed and calm. I also notice that I am able to stretch better now than before I started treatment with Dr. Cynthia. Even at work I have noticed a considerable difference in how I operate at work and how much easier it is to work when I'm not hurting and when my movements are free. It took commitment to the treatment plan and the belief that I could get better. If you choose to seek chiropractic care with Drs. Philippe and Cynthia Boccara, you will have a healthier, more positive outlook on life.

Shoulders/Trouble Sleeping

Ed H.

I am self-employed. I am physically active in my automotive exhaust business and most of my work requires full extension of my arms over my head. At the age of 47, the first of two surgeries was performed on my right shoulder. The second surgery was performed one year later. Each surgery was followed by a year of extensive physical therapy. My shoulder continued to be very painful and my range of motion was very limited. I was advised to discontinue the "hands on" portion of my work and move into management of my business only. I was also told to discontinue weight training at the gym. Both activities I had performed passionately. For the past three years, I had had to sleep in a recliner in order to get any kind of rest. The chronic pain and lack of sleep made my blood pressure rise. Needless to say, when I first saw Doctors Philippe and Cynthia Boccara, I was a mess. Now I am back to sleeping on my bed next to my beloved wife of 28 years. I felt as if I had been pulled off the "scrap heap" and returned to real life, the pain down my arm and low back are gone. I was filled with a new energy I hadn't experienced in years. It is amazing how much pain and discomfort can affect your level of energy. Within a month and a half, I was back to my weight training and fully active again in my business. Life is great when you are in balance. My personal recovery is an actual walking testimonial to what Drs. Cynthia and Philippe's talents and training can do. I have referred my family and friends and customers to them.    

Russell B.

In 1958, when I was about 16, I started going to my medical doctor for a “strained hip”.  Since that time I have seen a number of different medical doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists.  At about the age of 20 I went to that one “miracle worker” who was known for miles around as the person who cured everyone of their aches and pains.  I have had numerous X-Rays and MRI’s of my back, knees, and shoulders. Medical doctors said I had arthritis or torn cartilage; chiropractors said I was out of alignment and made adjustments that helped me feel better, but none of them ever really tackled the question of what was causing my problems.   Recently I was told by a chiropractor that I would be having neck surgery in two years if I did not get it straightened out. On the recommendation of Tucker Sharp, Integrative Therapist, I went to the Wellness For Life Clinic where I met Drs. Cynthia & Phillippe Boccara.  From the very beginning I was totally impressed with their professionalism, knowledge and concern. They took all the time needed to thoroughly explain everything in a manner I could understand; what was wrong and how they would correct the problems and relieve the pain.  They also explained added benefits to my overall health. I am amazed at nearly every appointment how much Dr. Philippe remembers about my personal situation and physical history. I am not an easy case, being 69 years old with a neck and lower back bent in a variety of ways. I am happy to say, however, that after several weeks of therapy I now have very little pain and only on rare occasion.  I can sleep at night without waking up in pain.  My wife notices a significant improve in my posture and gate.  We recently spent 3 weeks in Europe, walking on cobblestone, sleeping in unfamiliar beds and worse of all flying coach.  I never once had any pain. Although I still have work to do, I am on a path that I believe will spare me from neck surgery and greatly improve my overall health and organ function. I will always be grateful to both Cynthia and Phillippe.  Although I have liked many of the Chiropractors I have had in the past, I have never met anyone that compares to these two.

Lung Disease/Carpal Tunnel/Heel Pain

Marilyn H.

 When I first came to Wellness For Life, I was in dire need of assistance. I had pain in my heel, knee, thigh, carpel tunnel syndrome, and shortness of breath, which turned out to be Pulmonary Hypertension. I had heel, wrist, and knee pain for over 6 years. The heel pain was severe enough at times to make it impossible to walk. The heel pain was all day every day with each step I took. Eventually, I was taking 3200mg of pain medication a day for six years. Chiropractic became my last resort. I drove 90 miles to Wellness For Life three times a week for almost eight weeks, but it was well worth the drive. Today, I take no pain medication, but I walk with no pain in my heel or knee. I feel as though I have been given new life now that I have more endurance for my daily activities. Best of all, I breathe easier and almost without any assistance. I have highly recommended Wellness For Life to my family and friends, even customers at my husband’s shop. I never thought I would be sleeping better and more flexible.. You couldn’t find a better group of people anywhere. They are professional and truly caring about each and every one of their patients. My friends see the dramatic results in me. I have truly been amazed at the tremendous results; life is hopeful again.


 

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