Hear stories of health and progress from some of our patients
” First of all, let me say, it takes a lot for me to give my endorsement to something. That being said, I would like to share my experience with Vital Performance Chiropractic.
A year ago I was having so much back pain I could not lay in bed for more than five minutes in any position. In order to sleep, I had to lay on an electric massager, which ran all night. Even with that, around 3:30 every morning, I would have to get up, because my back pain would not let me lay there any longer.
At the same time I was a patient at another chiropractic office in St. Louis. I saw two chiropractors there. One of the doctors did traditional adjustment techniques and insisted that I needed surgery because, more than likely, I had a bulging disc. The other doctor did more of muscle manipulation and exercise techniques and did not believe that surgery would necessarily fix the problem.
Finally fed up with the now near constant pain I decided to take the steps necessary to get the surgery. I was going to have to get an MRI. To do that I had to see an orthopedic surgeon. He decided to get x-rays and throw steroids and pain meds at the problem as a FIRST step.
I didn’t like the meds, I didn’t like the doctor, and I had had enough.
I bought a new mattress – no help.
I researched tons of things on the internet, trying to find a solution – nothing worked.
Finally, last July, my sister recommended Vital Performance.
Honestly, I was skeptical at first. I didn’t think it would be any different than any other chiropractor. And when I found out I was going to have to come 3 times a week to start, I was not overjoyed, to put it lightly.
Fast forward a year. I cannot say enough about Dr. Dustin, the Torque Release Technique, the staff and the general atmosphere at the office.
First of all, this is the ONLY thing that has helped me in any way. AND NO SURGERY.
I’m not going to lie. There have been ups and downs, and its been a process and continues to be, however, I haven’t slept on that massager in 9 months. I can lay in bed in ANY position. I don’t have to get up in the morning because of back pain.
Secondly – and I realized this the other day – the pain in my feet is gone. For years, if I was on my feet too long, my feet would ache in the arches. I tried various shoes and arch supports and it just made it worse. Last week I walked about 5 miles. The week before that I actually RAN up the stairs at Forest Park. I would never have been able to do that before. And I realized it was because my foot pain was gone.
Finally, a word about the 3 times a week issue I was concerned about at the beginning of treatment. It was really never an issue. I don’t think I have ever been in the office more than 20 minutes for an appointment. And that was at the busiest time! And due to the SKED app, I can change appointment times in about 10 seconds. One day I had to change it 5 times and it was no big deal.
So that’s my story, and I’m so glad that I decided to start treatment. And I can’t wait to see where I can go from here.”
– Autumn D.
I learned about Vital Performance Chiropractic (VPC) at a wellness fair. I knew I wanted to make some positive changes to my health and the staff at the fair were VERY easy to talk to and made me feel like they really cared about my well being. With that said, I signed up for a consultation and the rest is history. I LOVE my VPC family and look forward to seeing them (EVERY ONE of them) every week. Yes, they provide great chiropractic care but they also provide a warm and inviting environment EVERYTIME you walk through the door (this should be, but is not the norm in most businesses so I greatly appreciate it). Anytime someone mentions that they are experiencing some sort of health concern, I am quick to recommend Dr. Dustin at VPC. #ComeJoinTheVPCFamily
I saw an ad on fb for VP Chiropractic. I figured that I would get an email back with them inviting me to come in. I was surprised when Dr. Dustin called me the morning after I filled out my information. I admit, I was very skeptical. Could this really help me? I have scoliosis, sciatica and arthritis. I live with pain daily. I came in for a visit. EVERYONE there is very warm and welcoming. Really feels like family. All the information that was coming at me was explained. I figured I would try it for a month and see if there was any improvement. After my 3rd adjustment, my sciatica pain was gone…….GONE! I was so excited that I came back in on Monday and told Dr. Dustin right away. I can’t even find the words to discribe how happy I am to go not just a day, but weeks without that pain. I am still a work in progress, but I am no longer skeptical. Thank you so much Dr. Dustin and the entire team at VP Chiropractic.
When I first started at the office I was unable to hold the steering wheel with my right arm for more than 5 minutes without it going numb and my neck starting to hurt. Now I can drive for a long period of time with no pain at all. Last night I had an appointment and I told Dr Dustin that I had a problem spot and he turned his focus on my trouble area. Now this morning the trouble spot is gone and I’m ready to attack the day pain free. Amazing! I used to wake up with headaches almost daily, now I can’t tell you the last time I had one. I really like the way he can focus in on just one area and not have to contour me in weird ways and feel like he’s trying to snap me in half. These past few months have been a mind changer.
Have been going here for several months now, when i first started i was always feeling run down and stiff due to having lower back and hip pain. Within only a couple of sessions i started noticing i had less pain and more energy to do my daily routine, everyone here is like one big family and i always feel welcome everytime! If you have even the slightest doubt about chiropractic care, give vital performance and doc dustin a chance. I can guarantee you will feel better in no time!
I just want to say that my wife can never get me to go to the doctor when I’m not feeling my best but I try my best to make it to VP. The staff is great and the Doc. has fixed several problems that I have. He takes the time to answer all of my questions and is extremely inviting and polite. Take my advise and go see for yourself what they can do for you!! I must say that they feel like my extended family!! I also love the fact that they really try to make an impact in the community as well.
The adjustments I am receiving have improved my insomnia , anemia, knee pain and my nose no longer gets stuffed up when I lay my head down to sleep. When the pressure is taken off my nervous system with the adjustments the body heals itself, the inate intelligence that was there before a person is born is still there. The brain and the spinal cord make everything else work so if there is no impingement of the spinal cord the body can heal itself. I am so happy because I have been dealing with the above issues for years and now I am getting some relief.
I used to get major headaches due to issues with my neck. Once I started visiting Vital Performance, even after day one I felt a huge improvement with my neck and the pain. I’ve been going now for about six months and haven’t had neck pain nor a headache once since starting. Also to top it off, they have some of the friendliest people working there, that truly care about how you’re doing, and your health progress.
Vital Chiropractic has truly been a life saver for me. I was told about it about a year ago, but thought it wasn’t for me. Then I had a freak accident and found myself in so much pain, and right away I knew where to go. When I walked in, the girls at the front desk were so kind and immediately began to talk with me and help me get started. I never thought that I would love going to a chiropractor, but I look forward to achieving optimal health each week. I also love seeing my VPC family each week. I highly recommend Dr. Dustin to anyone who cares about their health and wellness.
I cannot speak highly enough of how AWESOME this office is! I love The Family friendly, Christian, science based approach that they have here! Plus Dr. Dustin never ceases to amaze when we have questions. We’ve only been here a little over two months and my fiancée who was a chronic migraine sufferer and has had TWO migraines. THAT IS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT from having them almost daily!
After only a couple adjustments, my back pain completely disappeared. I’m greeted with smiles each time I walk through the door. I feel like part of the VPC family.
I drive from south city to here. Been amazing for my fibromyalgia and anxiety. And has really helped since getting in a car accident for my body to feel better faster
I haven’t been going long, but the people are amazing the atmosphere is very inviting and friendly, but most of all they provide great care, my back feels much better from the few times I’ve been seen here so far!
Not your usual Chiropractic office. Very friendly and family oriented. Amazing practice. Overall just an awesome place to be in and receive care from! Recommended it to my mother and she is now receiving care as well and I can’t wait to see her results!
Awesome, energetic staff, enthusiastic about chiropractic and how it can change peoples lives. Dr. Is very professional and has a wealth of knowledge. Would recommend to anyone who might be in pain, or just wants to live a better life.
Been going here for almost a year and besides the marked improvement of my overall health these are some of the kindest and generous people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Even if you aren’t there for services I recommend stopping in just to have them brighten your day.
I love the fact that VP Chiropractic 1) genuinely cares about their clients’ well being, and 2) is passionate to create a mission-minded community through well being. I love the passion they have for being a catalyst to bigger things!
This place is such a blessing! I had struggled with ADD and anxiety my whole life and I was dependent on medication until I started going to VP. They care so much about every person that they come into contact with and that is so evident with everything they do.
Great place to go! I’ve had really bad back pain and knee pain for the last year or so, and just recently started to see Dr. Dustin. Not only has he helped my pain decrease, but the staff there is incredible!! They all make you feel very welcomed and cared about. Dr. Dustin and his miracle fingers are the best in the business.
For the past 7 years I’ve been told over and over by chiropractors, “ I will not touch your back” because my lower spine is very weak, thoratic spine is messed up, and my neck is always out of wack. I experience tingling in my face, hands and feet. I have also at times lost sensation in my legs when lifting anything over 20lbs.
Three months ago simply by chance, I saw Vital Preformance at an Expo. Being in so much pain every day with scoliosis in my lumbar spin I stopped to see what their thoughts were on my condition.
Dr Dustin wasn’t afraid to take a detailed review of my X-rays, MRI, and listen to my thoughts and concerns. Together we came up with a treatment plan and goals. I’m now off all pain meds and looking forward to see where I’ll be in the next 3 months. All my former mentioned problems will sometimes creep up, but it’s no longer daily. When I do have a problem Dr Dustin is quick to figure out a way to lessen it or eliminate it while I’m there. I’m very happy going there. It’s a FAMILY practice and you’re treated as family.
My whole family LOVES VPC. We have been going for a year and could not be happier. I started at VPC when I was pregnant and in a lot of pain. Dr. Dustin helped me become pain free and was always willing to see me if I needed an extra adjustment that week. After having my daughter, Dr. Dustin even came to the hospital 2 hours after she was born to do an assessment and adjustment (at 10 pm!). Now, my daughter is 7 months old and her favorite time of the week is going to the chiropractor. The adjustments are always gentle and have helped her with neck stiffness (she was born preferring to only turn her head to the left), constipation, and overall wellness. My postpartum appointments have helped my body readjust after giving birth. I have recommended VPC to all of my family and friends and several of them are now enjoying their care at VPC as well.
The staff is always friendly, helpful, and flexible. It is clear that their priority is the patient and they are willing to stay open a few extra minutes or rearrange your appointment time the day of – just so that you can get the care you need.
I would highly recommend VPC to pregnant women, infants and children, and anyone else seeking holistic care.
I came to Vital Performance with a Bulged Disk in my L4-5 lower back. I was walking in severe pain and my hip pulled to one side. Dr. Dustin worked me in and after the evaluation he adjusted me and I walked out nearly straight up!
After that first day is when the work began. With Torque Release Technique and a care plan I have seen and felt and experienced results!
His Goal is treating the Cause of the problem, not the symptoms, I have not taken 1 single pain pill, what so ever since under his care.
In addition to my lower back strengthening, my ears have opened up, tension pain in my neck is at a minimum and I am more active with less stiffness after.
Remember, I came in with lower back pain but I have experienced healing in multiple places in my body.
I have learned to be patient and let my body respond to the physical changes that are taking place and I cannot be more Thankful, grateful, and blessed to have been led to
Vital Performance Chiropractic!
I came to Vital to see if they were the real deal for my mom….turns out they are!! Dr. Dustin is a sharp person with great intentions. I wouldn’t say that I was experiencing any out of the ordinary back pain, but since seeing the doctor my back is noticeably more relaxed. I now sleep better and have increased my flexibility (from 0-4 aka still not flexible but the improvements are noticeable).Overall I would recommend VP to anyone who is seeking to correct or maintain their health.
Vital performance chiropractic with Dr Dustin, Bella & the ENTIRE team provide an extremely comforting environment. The knowledge base shows with every visit and all questions are answered knowledgeably and professionally— with a personal touch! They consistently ask about what is happening with me personally and truly make me feel “at home” and one of the family.
I absolutely LOVE my weekly visits and adjustments.
I’ve been to other chiropractors in the past but none have compared to the amount of progress and results I’ve seen in my back pain and everyday life benefits!
They are seriously the very best in all aspects of my chiropractic experience!!
I cannot say enough great things about the facility and staff here. It is a family practice and you are treated like family. The staff is always very helpful and flexible. My husband, my mother, and my 9 year old daughter are also under care here. The positive results they’ve seen in their health since starting care here in August 2017 is amazing. I would definitely recommend this facility if you are looking for chiropractic care. The approach is unlike any other chiropractor I’ve every seen it heard of, I’m very glad I gave VPC a chance to care for my family.
Just started chiropractic care here and love the environment. Dr. Dustin did a very good job explaining to me what to expect and what was to come in my care. Dr. Dustin and his team were amazing and made me feel right at home. Excited for my next adjustment here at Vital Performance Chiropractic!
My husband and I have been going to Dr. Dustin for a year and a half and we will never stop! I suffered from daily migraines and neck pain. Since consistently visiting Vital Performance, I have no migraines and only the occasional minor headache. The ladies at the front desk are also incredibly helpful and always happy 🙂
Just went to Dr. Dustin’s Dinner with the Doc. What a wonderful experience of him sharing about chiropractic and his office and technique. And there was also a wonderful testimonial for a person being treated in his office and her experience and all the benefits she has experience since being under care with Dr. Dustin.
Dr. Dustin and his team are incredible! He has a passion for finding the root cause of your health concern with the state-of-the-art technology that they utilize within the office. The environment is awesome and everybody is so welcoming. Highly recommended!
I started chiropractic care with VPC last year. My health insurance plan was not going to be of any help whatsoever, but VPC was able to work out an affordable plan of care for me. They practice a form of chiropractic treatment that i was not familiar with, and I fully admit that I was skeptical at first. However, unlike my experiences with typical chiropractors, taking a chance with them has done wonders for my issues. I noticed an immediate improvement after my first treatment, as have some other patients that I’ve met. I highly recommend VPC, if you have any health issues and/or pain.
Dr. Dustin has been a blessing to my family! From after accident care to chronic migraines in my daughter. He is very dedicated to his patients and has a wonderful bed side manner. His new office is so beautiful and has top of the line equipment to better the health of the community like I said a true blessing! I highly recommend Vital Performance Chiropractic for any of your chiropractic needs.
“Medicine is about disease and what makes people die. Chiropractic is about life and what makes people live.”
“The nervous system holds the key to the body’s incredible potential to heal itself.”
“While other professions are concerned with changing the environment to suit the weakened body, chiropractic is concerned with strengthening the body to suit the environment.”
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