Testimonials

2006 was a rough year for me. I fell on black ice and injured my back. I was seen in the ER and was misdiagnosed. I had pain radiating into my left hip. The one x-ray that was done indicated that my hip wasn’t fractured so they sent me home. As the year progressed, I became wheelchair bound while working. My body became sicker and sicker, my skin became a light shade...
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Meadow
2006 was a rough year for me. I fell on black ice and injured my back. I was seen in the ER and was misdiagnosed. I had pain radiating into my left hip. The one x-ray that was done indicated that my hip wasn’t fractured so they sent me home. As the year progressed, I became wheelchair bound while working. My body became sicker and sicker, my skin became a light shade of green and my normal bodily functions stopped. My MD started me on Oxycodone which was the only medication that worked to control my pain. Ten months later, I went to a specialist. After reviewing my records, I was sent to receive an MRI of my lumbar area. The films showed extensive damage with bone fragments moving up my spine. Needless to say, it was too long before I received the correct diagnosis. My surgeon asked what would I like to be able to do and I stated, I want to be able to walk. He said he could fix me but it would not take all of the pain away. I replied, I’ll take it. I returned to work but re-injured myself performing my regular duties as a nurse. Next came more tests as I was unable to lift. It took me two years to recover. I quit taking the pain medication knowing that I was headed for bigger issues. I did not seek treatment with chiropractic as I was too afraid of what would become of me with an unstable spine. I started seeing Dr. Brian in December of 2015. By the middle of January I was able to stand and bear weight on my left leg without having to shake it for a few minutes before I could take a step. I am amazed that this could happen for me after 10+ years of dysfunction. Dr. Brian has restored my faith that I can seek out chiropractic treatment and perhaps he can decrease the pain that still exists as my body adjusts to correct posture and alignment. I couldn’t believe that after so long I could regain function. Give it a try and see if Dr. Brian can help. Perhaps it is time to revisit your aches and pains. Dr. Brian has magic hands.
Meadow
Meadow
A couple of months ago, I was waking up with a headache at the base of my neck every day. The pain seemed to intensify as the day went on and then subside at night when I slept. After four or five days of this, I finally decided to seek chiropractic help. I called Living Well and left a message. A short while later I received a call from Dr. Brian Kovara. He advised me that the office was closed ...
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Renee J
A couple of months ago, I was waking up with a headache at the base of my neck every day. The pain seemed to intensify as the day went on and then subside at night when I slept. After four or five days of this, I finally decided to seek chiropractic help. I called Living Well and left a message. A short while later I received a call from Dr. Brian Kovara. He advised me that the office was closed that day, but since he did not want me to continue to be in pain any longer than necessary, he would meet me at his office in a short while. Once there, Dr Brian introduced himself to me and described what he needed to do to diagnose my condition. Following X-rays, he showed me where my neck and spine were out of alignment and that a previous shoulder injury was exacerbating my problem. He gave me an adjustment that day, which eased the pain somewhat. I continued in his care and within a week my headaches were gone. I have received regular periodic adjustments and am now pain free. I no longer have headaches and the range of motion in my shoulder has increased substantially. Not only do I receive the very best of care from Dr. Brian but he and his staff are all very welcoming and personable and truly care about the results of the people in their care. I highly recommend Dr. Brian Kovara for anyone seeking chiropractic care.
Renee J
Renee J
I woke up this morning feeling hopeful …. a plan was in place to help the constant, crippling pain in my neck, middle and lower back that had been going on for two and a half months. I tried going to a masseuse. It felt good and helped, but woke up the next day with pain. I am used to exercising, walking, hiking but could no longer even stretch. It was...
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Tina C
I woke up this morning feeling hopeful…. a plan was in place to help the constant, crippling pain in my neck, middle and lower back that had been going on for two and a half months. I tried going to a masseuse. It felt good and helped, but woke up the next day with pain. I am used to exercising, walking, hiking but could no longer even stretch. It was very depressing. Just as I was ready to give up and go to the doctor (they’d give me a pill). I said to my husband maybe I should try a chiropractor. It was the greatest and best idea I ever had and I chose the right one…..Dr. Brian at Living Well Bainbridge! After the initial consultation to find out what would be the best action plan. After not even the first week of rehab, adjustments and one massage – I FEEL GREAT! So great, in fact, my husband noticed when he saw me this morning looking hopeful he asked, How do you feel? I answered with my happy dance. He responded, Wow! You DO feel good! I went in for my adjustment and when Dr. Brian saw me he said, You look great. How are you feeling? I told him that I felt great and that I’m feeling better everyday. Then I did something very unusual for me. I put up my arms and said, I need a hug. Dr. Brian hugged me back saying, “I’ll take it.” During our consultation he warned that I would start feeling better, but needed to complete our plan to the end. I trust him completely and even though I am feeling better I saw my x-rays and will happily see our plan to completion. Do you have pain? You just have to come to Living Well Bainbridge and make an appointment with Dr. Brian and his awesome staff. It will be the best decision you will have ever made!
Tina C
Tina C
I have been receiving chiropractic care for many years and have experienced relief from lower back pain and headaches. When I relocated to Bainbridge Island, I wished to continue with regular back and neck adjustments and found Living Well while driving. A current patient had recommended them. I became a patient and found everyone in the office from the receptionist, financials, massage therapists and doctor to be cheerful, accommodating, skilled and helpful...
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Ray S
I have been receiving chiropractic care for many years and have experienced relief from lower back pain and headaches. When I relocated to Bainbridge Island, I wished to continue with regular back and neck adjustments and found Living Well while driving. A current patient had recommended them. I became a patient and found everyone in the office from the receptionist, financials, massage therapists and doctor to be cheerful, accommodating, skilled and helpful. Several months ago, I developed a compression and inflammation in my spine that resulted in severe sciatic pain whenever I stood or walked for more than a few minutes. I could not walk the few hundred yards to Winslow without having to stop along the way to sit and ease my pain. I resorted to driving to the market and any other location in Winslow. I rushed to make my purchases and complete tasks before my sciatic pain began again. I had to limit all of my activities to short periods of mobility and standing no matter where I went or what I did. I became a sedentary prisoner in my own home. Being able to walk into town was a major reason I chose Bainbridge Island and the location of my new home and now, I was able not able to walk to my mailbox without pain. Because I have a history of back surgery I sought relief from a spinal specialist who looked at an MRI of my spine and found misalignments of vertebrae, stenosis and arthritis. The doctor suggested a dose of anti-inflammatory steroids, physical therapy and as a final resort an injection of steroids directly into my spine. I did not like the idea of ingesting steroids but decided to do so anyhow. I also began physical therapy that included exercises at home. Neither drugs nor physical therapy or exercise relieved the sciatic pain or increased my mobility. At this point I started to seriously consider the spinal injection. During a regular visit to Living Well I felt better after an adjustment. Dr. Brian suggested the SpineMED® decompression table. I had three treatments and was able to stand, walk to town and ride my much-loved motorcycle again. I am continuing treatment that Dr. Brian has suggested for me. Living Well’s staff and Dr. Brian returned the quality of life to me that I expected to enjoy when I chose Bainbridge Island.
Ray S
Ray S