Testimonials from Dr. Garnecki’s Patients
In 2011 I suffered a fracture in my left foot. After almost one year of rest and therapy I was still plagued by daily pain and limping after any sort of active exercise. But within two treatments at Spinal Health & Wellness, I no longer woke up limping on my foot. With each treatment, the mobility in my foot increased and the pain decreased. After nearly six weeks of treatments I was able to finally run without severe repercussions (pain and limping). Dr. Dolly Garnecki has dramatically improved my quality of life! Spinal Health and Wellness is a great resource to total healing. It has enabled me to return to previous activities that I haven’t been able to do since my accident. Dr. Garnecki listens to your issues and attacks your aches and pains with such attention and dedication.”
Kate (Charlottesville, VA)
My scoliosis has been a source of discomfort and extreme self-consciousness for as long as I can remember. Last year, when I started working with Dolly, I set a goal in my head that I wanted to work to get my 35 degree “Cobb Angle” down to 20 degrees. I had no idea if this was even physically possible since I couldn’t recall a time in my entire life that my curve had been [at or below] 20 degrees. I am now 41 years old – which is not exactly an age one thinks of as having “malleable” bones and muscles that would be responsive/adaptive to extreme change after a lifetime of a specific pattern. But, I had an open enough mind to believe that, with the right guidance, maybe I could do it.
Today, when I met with Dr. Dolly to review my current X-rays, she reported that my Cobb Angle is 19 degrees! There are still tweaks to be made to my treatment and things to work toward (new goals to set), but I saw a number drawn on my X-ray that was the lowest that I can ever remember seeing in my life. It definitely took a lot of time, energy, focus, and yes, even money, to make the progress that I made this past year. But, my point is that I’m pretty sure most anything is possible if you’re determined and persistent enough, and are lucky enough to find the right guide. Thank you, Dolly!!! I’m excited to continue the journey and see where it leads.
Before I came to Spinal Health & Wellness, I was tired, lacked energy, and I suffered from moderate back pain and soreness. Since I've received treatment from Dr. Dolly, I have much more energy. My spinal exercises have helped my pain reduct and my scoliosis curve decreased! Eating right, spinal exercises, and treatment have made me feel much better. This is definitely the best option for scoliosis treatment and back pain in general. I LOVE the Raindrop therapy!
Mattie (Charlottesville, VA)
Before my daughter Brianna began treatment at Spinal Health & Wellness, she was feeling alone, depressed, and exhausted. Brianna said, "I didn't have the energy to do the things I wanted to do." Since she completed one week of intensive scoliosis treatment (and subsequent treatment weeks), her confidence is raised, she has more energy, and she feels better all over. Brianna said, "Because I don't have to get scoliosis surgery or wear the brace, I can do so much more!" This is the best experience any parent could hope for their child with scoliosis. The office is great, the staff are kind and make the experience as comfortable as possible. If you want to avoid wearing a brace or getting spinal surgery, get scoliosis treatment at Spinal Health & Wellness!
Rachel (Sumerco, WV)
My daughter Yaitza was diagnosed with scoliosis. She began to wear a brace for 8 months but the results were very minor and her neck and lower back continued with severe pain and discomfort. Her neck was doing so bad that she started to have headaches and lots of discomfort when reading a book. But after working with Dr. Dolly, Yaitza has improved tremendously. The curve in her middle spine has decreased from 26 degrees to 21 degrees. This is amazing, not even her brace has done this results in such a small period of time. I am very satisfied with Yaitza’s results. Dr. Dolly taught her how to be disciplined in continuing with her exercises and eating healthy food. She feels better; her posture and neck have improved a lot in only 5 days. Its amazing. Dr. Dolly is a great person, very dedicated to her profession. She treated Yaitza with care and patience. The results are so positive, the degrees in her spine has reduced so much. We’re very impressed! I totally will recommend anyone to come and visit Dr. Dolly and her staff. You won’t regret it. You’ll see the results in a few days.
Julissa (Burke, VA)
My basic health was good, but I had mild scoliosis including a lot of back pain in the lower left, and mid left back, and in my neck. My back became sore easily with activity such as gardening and lifting. Now my back feels more stable, and the pain has been greatly relieved in lower left area. My scoliosis improved 59%! Dr. Dolly is confident in her abilities to treat, yet humble. The office has relaxed, friendly atmosphere and Dr. Dolly’s professionalism is impressive.
Patrice (Charlottesville, VA)
Before I came in for treatment for chronic neck and low back pain, I was more limited in the things I could do. Now, I no longer have chronic pain and I’m able to be more physically active without complications. Dr.Dolly not only worked on my spine, but she also works on deep tissue and muscles which gives me tremendous relief. Dr. Dolly was able to adapt and develop a special treatment plan for me that not only didn’t aggravate other existing health problems but actually helped them. No other chiropractor has been able to help me like Dr. Dolly has!
Kate (Charlottesville, VA)
I have gone from a constant pain to only occasional minor pain in my mid-to-low back in just three weeks time. The treatment has been delivered in a personal and empathetic manner rather than a cold, detached, clinical manner that I've been used to at other clinics. I am sure that the caring and compassionate atmosphere has hastened my healing.
Ken (Waynesboro, VA)
Being in my mid-50s I was skeptical that any treatment would help me. If you are serious about improving your health, particularly scoliosis, I would recommend visiting Dr. Dolly. Between the work she does in her office and the persistence of doing your at-home exercises, I'm sure you will be pleased. Dr. Dolly and her staff are encouraging, friendly, understanding, and genuinely excited for you when improvements are reached. It is a positive and joyful environment and I look forward to my visits, even living 50 miles away.
Kristi (Harrisonburg, VA)
I have suffered with frequent migraines for years. Also, my back would hurt while standing for long periods of time. Recently my mid-back and left shoulder started hurting as well, which is why I finally sought different care from before. My migraines have become less frequent and less severe--I just went 16 days without having a migraine...that is HUGE for me! The pain in my mid- back and shoulder are completely gone. I have discovered that some of the at-home exercises that Dr. Dolly has prescribed have helped tremendously. I am looking forward to continued improvement.
Kristi (Harrisonburg, VA)
Instant Relief!Recently I was run down with a stuffy head cold and Dr. Dolly offered to do a cranial/sinus massage on me. I was amazed at the difference this 10 minute "massage" made. I had instant relief from the sinus pressure and headache. She also took the time to explain what she was doing and how I could take steps at home on my own. She even gave me a secret tip which has been a huge help - but I will not spoil the surprise, you have to see her yourself!
Whole body Healing Dolly has freed me from lower back pain and empowered me with the tools to maintain my spinal health. She supported me through my Crossfit athletic training and encouraged my "paleo diet" nutrition goals. She is very thorough and intelligent with a motherly touch. I would recommend her to anyone with any type of back pain.
Melissa (Charlottesville, VA)
Dr. Dolly is fantastic. A soccer injury in both my wrist and knee had left me with persistent pain and inability to exercise at full capacity. Despite months of rest, little progress was made and the injuries had not improved. Dr. Dolly used her in-depth knowledge and experience to apply cold laser and guasha treatments to the injured areas. Within a couple of weeks, the injuries had healed, and I was able to resume normal exercise.
Aaron (Chantily, VA)
Spinal health and wellness is the best chiropractic care in Virginia. Dr. Dolly will do anything she has to to make you feel the best you can. After a few weeks of treatment, I noticed I had better flexibility in my hamstrings, and for the first time ever, I could kick a football past 20 yards!
Hunter (Culpeper, VA)
I started seeing Dr. Dolly about three months ago with chronic neck troubles. She helped me regain flexibility and mobility that I thought I'd never regain. She is positive, compassionate and, above all else, results-oriented. Her partnership approach -- where we work together -- for maximum results has been empowering and effective. I highly recommend Dr. Dolly for anyone who wants better spinal function and health.
Suzanne (Charlottesville, VA)
Dolly's enthusiasm and commitment to her client is unparalleled by any other person I have met. She is absolutely driven to provide results and is very clear in her planning, service delivery and expectations. Likewise, she is very clear in her expectation regarding client participation, and does not cater to anything less than full participation. Our community is very blessed to have her as a local leader, and I am honored to have the opportunity to recommend her for any engagement, as I know she will not accept any for which she would not be 100% committed.
Barb (Charlottesville, VA)
Dr. Dolly is an exceptional Chiropractor who truly cares about her patients and the results that they receive. Always up to date on technology, Dr. Dolly has a commitment to her industry, her patients and her community. I have gone to her for my own health care and was really taken back by the positive result that I received (and how quickly I noticed changes). I would recommend Dr. Dolly to anyone who is need of chiropractic care - especially those with scoliosis, mothers and children.
Jennifer (Charlottesville, VA)
I was recently very sick and called Dr. Dolly on a day she is not normally in the office to see if she could see me. Not only did she come into the office right away, she adjusted me, performed cranial massage and brought my pain level down from an 8 to a 3 before I left the office. She specializes in scoliosis treatment and has a passion for helping parents and children in her practice. The advice and treatment I've received from her is top notch and I highly recommend her!
Elisa (Charlottesville, VA)
Along with her expertise and chiropractic methods, Dr. Dolly also provided me with all the tools and education necessary to maintain my spinal health at home. I was very impressed with how she approached my health from all angles such as nutrition and exercise as well. I followed her treatment plan as prescribed, ate healthfully, continued regular exercise and I experienced full recovery from my pain in the exact amount of time she predicted.
Melissa (Charlottesville, VA)
Dr. Dolly, I really want to thank you for all you did for me this past week. It was a long, hard week for me. It dawned on me that I did not voice how grateful I am for all the time and effort you put in on my behalf. This IS my only alternative to surgery, and I am now hopeful that I may be able to avoid it altogether if I keep working and get regular access to care. On top of the curve improvement, you have made a big difference in my life already in another way—this is the first time I’ve ever stuck to an exercise program, ANY exercise program, for more than a day or two, and it’s been a whole week! May not sound like much, but it’s one week down, 12 to go to get to the 90 day point. Before any of this, I didn’t think I could do it. But guess what—I CAN!
My thoracic scoliosis curve decreased from 40 to 36 degrees and my lumbar scoliosis curve went from 55 to 52 degrees in only 5 days! This is totally unheard of without surgery. I am so grateful to Dr. Dolly Garnecki, because she really cares, and she worked hard to help me achieve these results. Now I know there is a true solution to scoliosis without surgery.
Dr. DeJeanne (New Orleans, LA)
After a month of treatment, I felt better standing...I used to be able to stand for only one hour at a time, and now I can stand for 3 hours without pain! I sleep much better at night, and for longer periods of time. Before treatment, I would have soreness in the upper right ribs after working at the computer at work for about an hour. Now, I have no pain in my ribs at all when working at the computer. After 6 weeks of treatment, my low back pain has resolved completely!
I suffered from back pain for over three years before I saw Dr. Garnecki. One morning, I woke with a very sharp, debilitating pain in my lower back. It took seeing a physical therapist (for exercises that didn't help), an MRI confirming a pinched nerve due to disc degeneration, and then two shots from the Pain Clinic before my masseuse suggested I see Dr. Garnecki for a second opinion. I was very impressed with the thoroughness of her initial exam and the program she outlined for my condition. After almost two months of working with Dr. Garnecki, not only is my scoliosis improving, but the pain from the pinched nerves is getting better.
My 11 month-old daughter fell off a bed and bumped her head. She was really fussy when anyone touched her neck. So, I took her to Dr. Dolly who gently worked on her neck while she was lying on my tummy. Afterward, she immediately stopped grabbing at her neck and ears, the color instantly returned to her cheeks, and her fussiness stopped. Pretty soon, it was replaced by a big smile--thanks to Dr. Dolly.
Dr. Dolly is top notch in her field. She is determined to help and heal with patience and precision. When I went in for help with shoulder pain she was very thorough when identifying my problem and showed concern for my well being. I would recommend her to anyone who is in search of a wonderful chiropractor.
I was in a good deal of constant, nagging pain in my lower left back and hip which made sitting for an 8-hour work day very difficult. Sleep was horrible. At the same time this pain was starting to become unbearable, I was also beginning a new athletic training program which required weight lifting. My back/hip pain was prohibiting my range of motion especially achieving any depth in squats. Now, I can reach my fitness goals, and I'm able to focus at work. Being able to sit, sleep, drive, work, and play without pain is such a blessing that Dr. Dolly has given me.
"Dr.Dolly is the best EVER! Recently I was having chest pains and going to a regular doctor was told it was "Unknown Chest Pains." Dolly found the issue (in my ribs) and fixed it! For almost two years, she has been making my lower back injury, intermittent knee issues, and all around health better. My life is better with Dolly helping me."
Just after our son Gavin was born, he could only turn his head to one side. We brought him to Dr. Garnecki...she was very caring, and professional, and Gavin, quickly warmed up to her. After a thorough pediatric examination, Dr. Garnecki performed a gentle adjustment on our son's neck using her hands. Immediately after the adjustment, Gavin could fully turn his neck in both directions. We also noticed he was less fussy, he slept better and longer, and he ate better at feedings. We made sure that Gavin was checked regularly and adjusted, as needed, on a consistent basis after that first visit. We highly recommend Dr. Garnecki to other parents for their babies and children.
Angie (Port Orange, FL)
I came to Dr. Dolly for treatment prior to my U.S. Pole Dance Federation Eastern Regional Pole competition. I was about to compete against women from Cirque due Soleil, elite gymnasts, and professional dancers from across the eastern seaboard, and my body was falling apart! The days leading up to the competition, I wasn't physically able to train to the level that I needed. After getting neck, back, shoulder, and hamstring treatment at Spinal Health & Wellness, I was able to complete my last minute training requirements and give a 110% effort during my competition performance. It was my best performance to date!
Dr. Dolly treated our baby girl when she was about 4 months. She was having trouble turning her head to one side because of a spinal misalignment...probably from the trauma at birth. She put our daughter (and her mommy) at ease, and our baby was giggling during and after her adjustment. She is the best...we only wish we lived close enough for regular adjustments from our favorite chiropractor!
Greg (Indianapolis, IN)
Before I began my scoliosis treatment, I had so many pains and problems with my back. I felt like I was the only person on the planet with this problem. After a few weeks of treatment, I started to notice extremely large changes. My breathing became better, my clothes were getting more comfortable, and [my favorite!] the part of my back that was uneven started to level! It is taking a lot of patience and time to fix my scoliosis. I know that under the chiropractic care of Dr. Dolly and her staff, anything can be accomplished, and it will only get better from here!
Dr. Dolly helped me examine my whole lifestyle--she treated the whole patient rather than solely the fertility issues that I was having. Now, I am more in tune with my body, more aware of the impact nutrition has on my body, and I'm feeling healthier. To date, we have two beautiful girls, and I credit Dr. Dolly’s ability to teach me more about listening to my body as one of the contributing factors.
Allycia (Port Orange, FL)
Dr. Dolly Garnecki and her staff were extremely helpful and encouraging throughout my scoliosis treatment. The next day, I was feeling significantly better, and I also noticed that my breathing was improved. I could take deeper and fuller breaths than before I started treatment. I was so amazed!
DeJeanne (New Orleans, LA)
It is refreshing to get everything back in alignment. I definitely feel as though it is worth it. I can tell that it is something positive for my body. After just a few appointments, my back felt much better. I would give my highest recommendation to anyone looking for scoliosis treatment with Dr. Dolly Garnecki. I have been searching for effective treatment for my back for years, and now I finally have proof and hope that this method is undoubtedly the best way to achieve natural health!
Before I started treatment, I had severe, chronic pain in my neck and shoulder resulting from a series of injuries over the past ten years. After my first adjustment, I felt euphoric! The vast majority of my pain was relieved within the first three visits. Months after completing my treatment plan, I still have much less discomfort than before I began.
Jeff (Lovingston, VA)
I came to see Dr. Dolly because I was suffering from migraines several times a week. Because of my scoliosis, I had low back pain, and limited flexibility. After receiving treatment, I haven't had a migraine in several months. I can now do the splits on the right side, and I'm not limited in my ability to dance and to teach my students.
Before I came to Spinal Health & Wellness, I suffered from daily pain--standing, walking, sitting, doing almost anything hurt. I experienced frequent headaches, pain and tightness in my mid-back, continuous pressure on the outsides of my feet, and I had trouble sleeping. After one week of treatment, I am in a lot less pain, and I'm sleeping better. I have been to chiropractors in the past, but they have never achieved the results I have here. I'm so glad to finally find a doctor who can help me with scoliosis!
Kyle (Christiansburg, VA)