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-Jennifer Lasly (Abilene)
Dr. Kopas is my 4th chiropractor in my life. He is without a doubt the best I have had. After decades of athletics and injuries I have lived with extreme chronic pain throughout my entire body. I have also lived with neurological difficulties, such as ADHD. I never thought I would say this but I am as close to pain free as I have experienced in almost 15 years. My mind is clear and I am excelling at a faster rate than I ever thought possible. It’s almost as if I got 10 years younger in a few months of Dr. Kopas’ care. I am so glad I found this practice and I tell everyone about it. Well worth the investment. Thank you!!
-Austin Homfeld (Abilene)
In February 2017, we took Callen to be evaluated to see what we were dealing with and figure out any other ways to help him. We were told ADHD and ODD and are waiting to hear if further evaluation is needed for other issues. The first works out of their mouths were to put him on meds. I was not comfortable with going that route because of the horrifying issues I had seen some friends’ kids go through when they were placed on medications for issues like this. The same week, we saw Dr. Kopas and I casually mentioned to him that he had been very defiant lately and was still wetting through a pull up most nights. Dr. Kopas said that these things could be related and that he spe3cialized in treating kids like this. So, we scanned him and found that his numbers were off the charts. His energy/noise to the brain number was 7 times the normal person and his organizational number was about 25% of that of a normal person. So, basically, he had tons of information coming into his brain all the time and no way to deal with it or make sense of it.
Dr. Kopas started adjusting him 4 times a week. The next week went a little smoother. I was skeptical to be seeing progress that soon and kind of wrote it off because I didn’t want to get excited and then be disappointed if nothing changed. But at the end of that week, we gave him a bath with some Peace oil and when he got out; he wanted to be held for a few minutes. This usually lasts for about 5 seconds before he is up and doing something else. While Clay was holding him, Callen looked at me and his eyes were so still. I had not seen that kind of look on his face in so many years I almost couldn’t look at him. It was like all the ping pong balls and fireworks I can usually see going off in his head had suddenly stopped. It was at that very second that I knew we had found another piece of the puzzle and it was a big one!
We continued adjusting and scanned again the first week of March. His numbers were so much better that we were a little shocked. He was now showing only 2.5 times normal on his energy/noise number and was up to 79% on his organization number! We knew he had improved but did not expect that! We also started flax oil and digestive enzymes that week based on recommendations from the book that Dr. Kopas let me borrow. We had previously only been doing a whole food multivitamin, fish oil, and probiotic. We continued all of those and upped his multivitamin dose. These additions seemed to help calm him down as well. We missed them for a few days in late March and boy could you tell. In early March we also noticed he was having some nights where he was completely dry in the morning. This had NEVER happened before.
We have definitely seen ups and downs because his brain has to adjust to a new normal and certain foods still send him into a fit. But the improvements are definitely becoming apparent. He is calmer, able to sit still longer if we go out somewhere, able to have more of a conversation, has made some other developmental leaps, isn’t having near the number of degree of fits that he normally does, is less defiant, more compliant, more polite, sleeping better most nights, and just overall happier. We have made huge strides in just 2-3 months. We are working on more diet changes to cut out more processed food, all the dairy, and try to go as whole and organic as we can. We are focusing on the Body Ecology Diet which is all about probiotic nutrition, food combining for proper digestion, and healing the gut lining. The more I research and read, the more I find to help balance his system back to where it should be and I know that we are on the road to giving Callen back his life. We are determined to do everything we can to give him the best chance to succeed. We have seen several things make improvements and impacts, but chiropractic treatments have definitely made one of the biggest impacts along with diet. Dr. Kopas has definitely played a huge part in that and we will be forever grateful.
-Jennifer Rose (Abilene)
I have scoliosis and a tilted pelvis. I got to the point that I couldn’t walk straight and was in a lot of pain if I sat too long., I went to several chiropractors, but it didn’t help. I came here and Dr. Kopas put me on a schedule of treatments. I am now walking better and I don’t have any pain sitting at work. He is amazing. I feel so much better. Thank you so much for helping me.-Sheila Cornil (Abilene)
I have been to a chiropractor much of my adult life. It began with a car accident in 20s. The birth of twins, with a combined weight of 12.8 pounds, at 28 exacerbated the problem. Add to that a new business, a grueling work schedule and 4 growing children and neck and back problems abound. I did what I thought was right and sought help. Unfortunately, I chose a chiropractor that looked at the immediate problems and not the whole spine. Medical doctors only threw pills at the symptoms.
As I aged, I wrote more and more of my problems off to aging. Things like being able to walk up and down stairs easily, or waking multiple times each night to pee. Sleep was not restorative. Restless legs became more pronounced. My digestion was poor and hot flashes plagued me for over 15 years! I was in pain. I began searching for answers on YouTube and decided I needed a corrective chiropractor. I found him...Dr. Cory Kopas.
I’ve been undergoing treatment for 5 months now and I can’t believe the progress! I often sleep 7-8 hours straight and awake feeling rejuvenated. Hot flashes are almost nonexistent. I rarely have digestive issues. I rarely have pain. While stars are still not my favorite thing, we are making progress. Am I finished? No, but I didn’t get this way overnight. I am encouraged! With just a few changes in my diet and a comprehensive chiropractic plan, I have more energy. Do I feel 20? No, but my body is healing itself! I have no doubt that this is the tip of the iceberg. As we age, healing takes longer, but it is soooo worth it!-Dianne Green (Abilene)
I found myself at Big Country Clinic of Chiropractic after experiencing the same symptoms that brought me to a chiropractor several years ago. I had been having pain in my neck, mid and lower back and right arm, plus constant muscle tightness throughout my shoulders after several adjustments. I started noticing a significant improvement in my symptoms, even ones that weren’t my initial reason for seeking chiropractic care such as allergies, headaches, dizziness and intermittent hip pain. I’ll never forget the day I got into bed and realized that I had had a completely pain free day for the first time in months. The care I received from Dr. Kopas has been the best chiropractic care I’ve ever had and myself and my family will continue receiving our care here for years to come.-Rachael Baldino (Abilene)
It’s great to be a success story! Thirty years ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, Jordan, I injured my back lifting weights. As the pregnancy progressed, the injury didn’t heal and the pain increased. After delivery, I sought help from my general practitioner who gave me muscle relaxers. Not caring for the effects of the drugs, I turned to a chiropractor, but found my back would readjust itself soon after an appointment. My third attempt for help was with a physical therapist who gave me exercises to do that improved my condition but the pain never went away. As my husband, Joey, and I grew our family and I gave birth to four more children, I resolved to just live with the pain. I exercised regularly and ate well. Later, I developed a pinched nerve and had bouts with sciatica. Searching for relief, I found Neil Hall, a Bowen Technology practitioner who works with the soft tissues to stimulate healing. However, this soft tissue technique, as wonderful as it was, didn’t totally resolve my back issues. When my long time prayer/waling friend mentioned her awesome chiropractor at the Big Country Clinic of Chiropractic, I spouted off my objections based on my previous experiences. For some of us, God’s gentle nudge has to be more like a swift kick! In my case, it was a new back pain on top of the chronic ones I already carried. I scheduled a massage with the awesome masseuse, Michelle Bierma. After our appointment, she counseled me, “Your back needs help! I know a wonderful chiropractor who uses high-tech equipment that can pinpoint the exact location of your problems. It will change your life!” It has been an amazingly short journey to healing! What an exciting blessing to work with Cory Kopas as I graduate to the maintenance phase of my treatment! -Karen Light (Abilene Wylie)
We have experienced significant improvement in the behavior and the bladder control of our 4 year old son since beginning a treatment plan with Dr. Cory. The bed-wetting issues and mood swings were very difficult and we were grateful to try to combine chiropractic care with changes in nutrition and see consistent results. We also brought our youngest son in when he was having earaches from teething and wow!- right away he experienced relief and was smiling and laughing for the first time in days. We will continue to use Big Country Clinic of Chiropractic while we live in Abilene and will continue to tell friends about our experiences!-Jada Gavic (Abilene)
Dr. Cory Kopas
Our daughter, Elizabeth, was having trouble hearing. We would whisper things and she could not hear us at all. Even words like "ice cream" and "party" would not be heard by our 3 year old. So, we did what most parents would do. We took her to her pediatrician. There, they did a test on her ears to see if there was any fluid in her ears. The test was positive. They sent us to an ENT specialist. They did another test and found the fluid was behind her ear drum. A hearing test also verified that she could not hear well because of this fluid. The ENT have us some prescription steroids to help the fluid drain. It did not work, so they recommended a surgery to have tubes put in her ears. We were hesitant to schedule the surgery because of financial reasons and because of stories from family and friends about that surgery not working. We came to Dr. Christenson's new patient class and learned that chiropractic care could cure many different types of ailments and pains. We decided to give it a try. Within just a few weeks of adjustments, we could tell a difference in Elizabeth's hearing. Dr. Christenson would also look in her ears with an otoscope and he could see a noticeable difference. She now goes once every 2-3 months to keep well adjusted. I would encourage you to give chiropractic care a try before expensive surgeries or even traditional medicines. Cherith and Elizabeth Newman (Clyde)
I have had reoccurring back issues for the last 4 to 5 years. The first incident happened when I was outside putting up Christmas lights. I bent down to pick the lights up and my back popped. I barely got myself up off the ground and into the house. When i got into the house, I went to the floor because I Was going to pass out from the pain. They had to take me by ambulance to the emergency room because I couldn't get up. It took 4 shots and 3 doses of morphine by mouth before I could even get up to walk out of the hospital. Since then, My back would go out periodically, It would be a severe pain in the middle of my back. My Right side would hurt me off and on also. I would go to the doctor and get a shot and some medicine. It would take about a week to heal and then I thought I was back to normal. The summer of July 2012 my back went out again. I went to the doctor on a Friday, got a shot and by Monday I thought everything was going to be okay. Well, it wasn't. My back locked up again at work. I was in tears because the pain was so bad. I went back to the doctor on Tuesday and got another shot. I woke up during the middle of the night and I was having back spasms. Some friends of mine told me about Dr. Christenson. I had always heard horror stories about chiropractors but since so many people i knew and went to Dr. Christenson and had such good results, I was willing to try anything. I went in the next day and Dr. Christenson took an x-ray. I had a degenerative disc in my lower back. Thanks to Dr. Christenson my back is much much better. When I went into his office, I was on crutches because the pain was so bad. I was sleeping in the recliner because I couldn't lay down on the bed. Since my treatments, I am off crutches, sleeping in the bed, and my back pain is much less. I am Teaching zumba and twirling and living a normal life. It is God's blessing I was referred to Dr. Christenson. If I wouldn't have been, I would have been looking at sciatic nerve issues and possible back surgery. Plus, I wouldn't be able to teach zumba or twirling. He has also been able to help me with neck and knee pain. The best thing i ever did was go to Dr. Christenson. He has been such a great help to me. I am so appreciative and i recommend him to anyone who has any type of pain. It is so much cheaper than medical treatment. Thank you Dr. Christenson for everything that you have done for me! Misti Zeissel (Munday)
I started seeing a chiropractor about twelve years ago with lower back problems. A year ago I started having heart problems and I quit going to the chiropractor. All of the sudden I couldn't walk. My right leg hurt so bad I was using a walker and a cane. I read about Dr.Christenson in the paper and made an appointment. I have been seeing him for 10 weeks. I can now walk without a cane and have almost no pain. He has also healed with other problems such as my stomach. I will be seeing Dr.Christenson about once a month for a long time. I don't want to get back to like I was. I like to walk. Sue Haynie
As a man of faith and a very professional and kind individual I'd recommend his services to anyone! It's been a wonderful process for me and most of my family! Shay Senter (Abilene)
I began having lower back pain about 5 months ago. The pain was severe enough that I decided to go to a doctor. I've always believed if you allow the body to heal itself then it will. When I met Dr. Christenson, I felt he had similar views on how the body works and "medication" wasn't the right treatment for the problem. After about a month of treatment, I began to see a difference in the amount of pain I was feeling. After two months of treatment, I realized changes were happening to my body. The lower back pain was minimal and the stiffness began going away. Three months into treatment, I felt like I did the first time I wore contacts. My body felt rejuvenated and my energy levels increased, as well as my outlook on life. I believe in Chiropractic treatment and the practices of Dr.Christenson and his staff. Brad Zonker (Abilene)
I came to Dr. Christenson in my third trimester of a twin pregnancy. One of my babies was breech and my doctor told me unless my baby turned I would be having a c-section. Dr. Christenson performed the Webster Technique on me for the next 21/2 weeks, and at my next ultrasound appointment the doctor told me the baby had turned head down! My husband and I are overjoyed at the prospect of avoiding a c-section and being able to deliver these babies naturally. We feel blessed to have found Dr. Christenson and believe through prayer and his expertise and knowledge we will be able to have the kind of labor and delivery our hearts desire.We are thankful the Lord used Dr. Christenson this way. Thankful, Lacey Casey (Abilene)