In the last 10 years, I have been to 6 chiropractors in 3 different states and have FINALLY found one that really works, Dr. Mario Chavez and the NUCCA technique! The first appointment at Vita Nova, I was quite impressed. The receptionist introduced herself, asked if I would like some hot tea or water, made me comfortable in the waiting area and informed me that Dr. Chavez would see me soon. When my time came to be seen, Dr. Chavez explained exactly what he was doing and why, what the plan of care would be, and then he told me to “rest”. He took me to the most relaxing reclining chair and told me to think of the best moment in my life as I listened to the soothing Gregorian chant and did nothing for 10 minutes! Who does that?!
The previous chiropractors always popped and cracked this area or that area on my spine and I always left the office with a pounding headache. One of them was such a large man, I thought he was going to crush my spine at times! The NUCCA technique and Dr. Mario is so gentle AND effective, I can tell a huge difference immediately! My first NUCCA adjustment, I didn’t think he was doing anything because it was such a soft touch with a little pressure, but as I stood up the aches and pains in my neck and lower back were practically gone!
Dr. Chavez has also drastically improved my husband’s (Luke) chronic sports injuries to his shoulder, collar bone, and knee. Luke had knee and shoulder surgery and also broke his collar bone all on the same side of his body. As a result, he often got knots in his shoulder which hindered full range of motion in his shoulder/neck and also pain in his hip. After Luke’s first NUCCA adjustment, he regained full range of motion and the pain was gone! In addition, my husband was very impressed with Dr. Mario’s goal of trying to have the adjustment hold and not needing to come in every week. This proved to Luke that Dr. Mario truly cares about the well being of his patients and tries to educate them to obtain the level of health that they desire.
That is another big reason why I love Vita Nova, because they care. Dr. Mario is always sincere and genuinely cares for me as a person, not just another patient. He asks how my family is doing, how I am eating and getting enough nutrients to be as healthy as I can and gives me the time of day to troubleshoot and come up with a solution if anything is off in my overall health. It is wonderful that Dr. Mario gives truly holistic care, encouraging patients not only to receive chiropractic care but also to receive the best nutrition through good food choices and supplementation and to relax the body and the mind through rest and sleep.
The current receptionist, Heather, is the face of Vita Nova and how perfectly she fits the office! Her smile and her joy are contagious as you walk into the office and greeted by her kindness. She always works as best as she can to get an appointment time that is best for my crazy schedule. My children love going to the chiropractor as Heather bends down to their level to talk and play with them. The office has many toys and books and even a DVD player that could entertain my kids for quite a while. You know a place is family friendly when they have entertainment for kids! At times, my daughter needs a little encouragement to get checked out and both Heather and Dr. Mario are very encouraging with their words and use stickers as a reward. Dr. Chavez has even adjusted my kids in the waiting room so that shows his flexibility and his ability to roll with the punches!
So there are the many reasons why Vita Nova, the NUCCA technique, and Dr. Mario are the BEST out there for chiropractic care!