I first found out about Natural Medicine Clinic from my parents who were both patients of Dr.Rofrano since I was in elementary school.
I started receiving treatment my freshman year of high school after suffering from chronic headaches. It was not uncommon for the headaches to last days and sometimes even weeks long. There came a point where I was taking up to 8 ibuprofen in a day with no relief. That’s when my dad decided it was time for me to see Dr. Rofrano.
Within a couple visits my headaches were dramatically less intense and in half a dozen treatments they were completely gone!
I came back a couple years later with a knee injury from playing soccer. The pain was so bad that I had to miss some practices and eventually sit out of some games. Dr Rofrano was able to help my knee injury and I was back to my starting position on the team in no time.
After high school I started competing in powerlifting. The training was really intense involving bands, chains and other powerlifting equipment to lift multiple times my body weight. Needless to say, I re-injured my neck and the headaches came back with a vengeance!
I couldn’t think straight and no amount of pain killers would even take the edge off of the pain. It even got to the point where it was affecting my sleep. I would often times wake up in the middle of the night with my head throbbing and could not go back to sleep.
I tried going to other chiropractors, got deep tissues massages and neither helped. After experiencing a two week long migraine, I decided it was time to go see the only doctor that has been able to help me.
This time my headaches and migraines weren’t my only health issues. I also had been suffering from terrible digestive issues for years.
I experienced daily nausea, gas and bloating, diarrhea, hives, severe anxiety and panic attacks, depression, chest pain, terrible stomach pains, chronic fatigue and exhaustion, and believe it or not, I was throwing up almost every single day. Sometimes I even woke up in the middle of the night to throw up. I remember telling my husband time and time again, ” I feel like I’m dying” because I felt so terrible every day.
I started receiving the chiropractic and active release treatments to help with my headaches. Dr Rofrano did some blood work on me and found many nutritional deficiencies. He discovered that I was sensitive to gluten and I had been eating it almost daily. He tested me for other food sensitivities as well and it turned out I was sensitive to 37 different foods that I ate all of the time.
Dr Rofrano put me on a supplement and diet plan and within two weeks I started feeling human again. Within 8 weeks almost all of my symptoms were gone and I was even able to lose weight and add 40lbs to my squat!
I competed at the World Championship Meet a couple months later and got first place with a gold medal for my weight class!
Although the vomiting was very much reduced from what it had been, I still threw up occasionally for what seemed to be no reason. That’s when Dr Rofrano told me that he needed to check my gallbladder. He palpated my abdomen and it felt like I was being stabbed in my abdomen. My gallbladder was VERY inflamed from the birth control I was taking.
He advised me that I should get off the pill, tweaked my diet a little more and gave me some supplements to help heal my gallbladder. After a week he checked my gallbladder and it felt normal with just a very small amount of tenderness left. I couldn’t believe how fast it cleared up especially since the vomiting has been going on for well over a year and a half.
A few months later I became pregnant. At first I was very scared of what was ahead of me. Many women have told me how terrible they felt during their pregnancies and I watched my sister and two sister in laws complain their entire pregnancies. Dr Rofrano was on top of my blood work and re tested me every trimester to make sure me and my baby were healthy.
I continued my chiropractic care, diet and supplements throughout my whole pregnancy and I felt great! I didn’t experience any of the sickness, was not hormonal and I felt so healthy the entire time. People were surprised when they asked me how I was feeling and I couldn’t complain about anything. They would often tell say “oh you’re lucky”. The truth is, I wasn’t “lucky” I was blessed to have such an exceptional doctor that truly cared about my health. Instead of losing a gallbladder, I gained a precious daughter!
I gave birth to a very healthy baby. The doctor who delivered her said as soon as she came out “what have you been feeding her? Beef? She’s got no fat on her!”
Unfortunately, I did have to have a c section and I was devastated. But the hospital staff and myself were shocked at my recovery. I was on my feet within hours of the surgery and I was doing so well that they released me in less than 48 hours.
I didn’t take a single pain killer after the surgery but instead got immediately back on my supplements and diet. In exactly one week I was one pound below my pre-pregnancy weight. In three weeks I was back to training.
Dr Rofrano has changed my life for the better. I have no doubt in my mind that I would still be in daily agony if I had never seen him for my multitude of symptoms. I certainly wouldn’t have had such a great pregnancy and who knows if my daughter would have been born as healthy as she was. He is the most thorough and caring doctor I have ever met. He will continue to test and research until he finds the root of the problem.
I could never thank him enough for the impact he has had on my life. There is almost nothing that he can’t help with.