Hear What Our Patients Are Saying
Here at the Wellness Center Of Franklin, LLC we strive to help all those in pain or need.
Here are just a few of the growing body of testimonials attesting to the work of our lead chiropractor and founder, Dr. Dwaine Allison.
(To see more testimonials on a specific condition, click on "Services We Offer" page and then click on the condition you're interested in learning more about.)
Below is a very powerful story of how Dr. Allison was able to help his patient, Maureen.
Here is the story of an athlete that has improved her performance after seeing Dr. Allison
“Chiropractic Making Teaching Better”
Dear Dr. Allison,
When I started having discomfort in my lower back, I decided to try the Chiropractic way. I drive for at least thirty minutes a day and this was causing pain in my back. I also noticed pain after standing for only thirty minutes. I am a teacher and standing is a must!
After receiving regular adjustments, my discomfort is gone and my energy level has increased significantly. I have recommended you to my whole family! Thank you SO much for the change in my life.
“Chiropractic; A New Experience And a New Way of Life!”
My symptoms prior to seeing Dr. Allison were difficult. I had problems with fatigue and a lot of pain in my lower back. I had problems walking and was unable to participate in hobbies that I enjoyed and with other daily activities. I didn't have energy to accomplish or do the things I wanted to do. I was in terrible pain, it felt like a constant aggravation. This definitely was a problem since I am very active and enjoy getting around and going when I want.
Before seeing Dr. Allison, I had visited a medical doctor who gave me a brace, but he said there was nothing really that I could do about my injury.
This concerned me!
Then, I heard about Dr. Allison from my mom's employer and friend, Dr. Kuhlo who also comes to visit Dr. Allison and he recommended I try it out.
I had never been to a Chiropractor and the stories I had heard were full of horror. However, Dr. Allison came highly recommended and I knew it was worth a try.
I first came to see Dr. Allison in June of this
year. What I really appreciated was the he
recommended many things. For example; eating right, exercises, not just for the moment or time being but encouraging a healthy way of living. His treatment was a gradual process of making sure my spine and bones were in the right places or properly adjusted.
The thought of treatment was scary at first because of all the horror stories. But after receiving IMMEDIATE RELIEF, I put total trust in Dr. Allison's treatment. The staff also contributed to my recovery. They were both very helpful and reassuring. And I really enjoyed the therapy, it was very relaxing.
I would definitely recommend Chiropractic treatment. It made a huge difference in the enjoyment of my life and health. I now feel more productive and full of energy.
Thank you so much Dr. Allison and staff!!! You guys are wonderful!!!!!!
Summer L. Maberry
"Miracle of Miracles"
Dear Dr. Allison,
I was desperate. I had just arrived at the
Nashville airport from Los Angeles. As I stepped off the plane and began my walk to the car rental, my lower back suddenly went out and I was paralyzed. It was undoubtedly the most awkward time I can ever recall. I did not know what to do. I remember thinking that I’d not bother continuing my trip to visit my mother in Lawrenceburg and just get on the next plane to L.A. and head straight for the family doctor.
I got you on the phone and the rest is history. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what you did for me, Dr. Allison. I have always been an advocate of Chiropractic, and I’ve had some very positive experiences in the past with it. However, after my three visits to your office over the course of my stay in Tennessee, it is now the high mark of all my encounters with chiropractic.
I don’t think I could have withstood the pain if I’d gone straight back to Los Angeles. I have never had such agony. I was relieved when I phoned and you told me to come on in to your office. But I really didn’t expect that even chiropractic could relieve me of the sudden existing condition. Your first adjustment that day gave me hope and allowed me to gently make my way to Lawrenceburg. The second adjustment the following morning gave me full mobility with minor pain. The third and final adjustment before I left for home made me good as new. It was MIRACULOUS!
To this day, I’ve been traveling all over in my work both flying and driving. I have not been bothered by a pain in my back since. I have told many people about my ordeal and how you came to my rescue restoring my body to working order. I recommend you to any and everyone, anytime they need a miracle such as the one you provided for me.
You may feel free to use this letter in any way you care to. Should anyone desire to speak with me directly, that’s fine with me. Give them my phone number and ask them to call.
Sim Valley, CA
"Anxiety Gone, Quality Of Life Returned"
My name is Jonna Miniot.
I am a wife, mother of two, and also a pre-school teacher. I have been a patient of Dr. Allison’s since early June 2004. Two people had recommended I see him and I saw an article in the newspaper about a blind chiropractor. I was intrigued and hopeful that maybe he could help me.
Over the course of my life, I have suffered from neck and back problems. Since the age of twelve, I saw different chiropractors, orthopedists, and many specialists to try to help with my “uneven” hips and legs. Some suggestions were to lie on wedges to flatten my hips, wear a lift in my shoe to equal out my legs, or take anti-inflammatory medicines. My musculoskeletal “abnormality” caused me a multitude of health issues including chronic sinus infections, endometriosis, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder, depression, and fibromyalgia. My childhood friends always pointed out to me that I got sick more than anyone else.
Thirty years later, I was still sick and very irritable. Right before my first visit to Dr. Allison, I had three MRI’s and was screened for multiple sclerosis. Each morning I awoke to stiff, sore joints and experienced tingling in my fingers. Every organ in my body seemed to be irritable and I had to take a pill to get things to work right. Fatigue was a daily battle and I couldn’t wait for the day to be over so I could go to bed. My head felt foggy, I had memory problems and my eyes seemed to be heavy. Life was not fun for me and I knew I needed help.
After just one adjustment from Dr. Allison, I felt immediate relief. The tense, pinching sensation was gone. I felt like I could breath much deeper and with less effort. The thing that impressed me the most though, was this calming of my nerves. My anxiety was gone and I felt relaxed. As the weeks went by, I was diligent in coming to the office for all my visits. I noticed my fatigue was gone and my energy level was elevated. All of a sudden, my brain was functioning better and I wasn’t as forgetful.
Dr. Allison has changed my life!!
"From Skeptic To Amazed"
I first came to see Dr. Allison in January 2005. Prior to seeing Dr. Allison, I would occasionally get dizzy a couple times a day, just from standing up. Upper and lower back pain sometimes got so bad that it was hard to walk. Occasionally, I would get numbness and spasms in my left hand. The stress I was experiencing made it hard to do day-to-day things without being upset all of the time, even when not in stressful situations.
These problems slowed me down, making the days painfully long, and made things harder than they actually were. Occasionally, I would place pillows under certain areas of my back when I slept. I also took over the counter medications for the pain. Most of the days were painful, but I had had the symptoms for such a long time that I just learned to live with it.
When I joined World’s Gym in Spring Hill, I spoke with one of the personal trainers there about prior injuries. She referred me to Dr. Allison. My main thoughts were that I was wasting my time and money at another doctor. I was skeptical at these types of treatments and wondered if they would do anything at all to help me. I had also lost confidence with the medical doctors over the years.
Dr. Allison found 8 subluxations and recommended spinal manipulation (adjustments) and therapy. My response to this treatment was AMAZEMENT!!! I was able to do things without pain, and do certain things, like standing, for longer periods without being in pain. I was sleeping better, no longer had heartburn after eating any type of food, my vision even improved slightly, and what took a while for me to realize, but helped more than anything, was my ability to deal with and handle stress had improved
dramatically. I am no longer upset or losing sleep because of stress throughout the day!
In the time that I have been seeing Dr. Allison, all of the staff have been very kind and courteous, d have made my visits to his office very enjoyable. It is nice to be able to go to the doctor and not be a number or just another person….Dr. Allison and his staff make it a joy to go to the doctor’s office.
Chiropractic has made a BIG difference in my health and enjoyment of life. The pain has gone almost completely away and daily living is easier to handle. My stress has improved with lowering my stress levels and giving me the ability to exercise for longer periods without pain.
Coming from someone who has been to a LOT of doctors and specialists through the years, and was skeptical of the treatments, believe me when I say that Dr. Allison DOES HELP and WILL IMPROVE YOUR LIFE! I would recommend him to anyone. I would like to thank Dr. Allison for the improvement he has made in my life. Thank you Dr. Allison for taking my pains away and giving back the enjoyment that I have been missing in my life for a long time.
Go see Dr. Allison. It does work, and it will improve your life and make those problems go away!
"Watch Me Now!"
Dear Dr. Allison,
I came to you A WEEK AGO last Monday. I was hurting all over; my head, arms, hips, my kidneys were not working right, and I couldn’t raise my right leg. I needed help getting up and down.
I have been to doctors that sent me for $40,000 worth of tests; CAT, MRI, Electrogram, Myelogram, etc. I was taking all kinds of prescriptions. The doctors told me they could not do anything for me. I even bough an electronic therapy machine for home, but it didn’t help either. My wife is disabled and I have to do the cooking and cleaning for her, and it was hard for me to do any of it.
I wanted to avoid surgery, so I found Dr. Allison’s number in the yellow pages. I knew Dr. Mashburn from before, and knew if Dr. Allison was with him, he had to be good! I am VERY happy with the treatments Dr. Allison has given me. I am able to move around as good as I am able. The therapy has been helpful also to help me relax.
I would send anyone to see Dr. Allison. Now I can look forward to my wife’s birthday next week.
“I don’t have anything else to say but, watch me get up from the table!”
Bennie E. King
Hooked On Chiropractic Not Drugs"
Dear Dr. Allison,
I had been suffering from severe lower back pain and pain in my rib cage from a recent car accident. I had constant pain even when I walked. It would also take me 5-6 minutes to raise myself out of bed. The pain was so severe that I did not want to live with it anymore.
I had gone to the doctor and he prescribed me pain pills. I was to take 2 of them daily, 6 hours apart. The pills stopped the pain for about 8 hours, and after that, the pain was constant. I refused to face the pain daily.
I have been to a chiropractor before, so I had no doubt that Chiropractic care really works. Dr. Allison was recommended to me by my son, Dale who was a previous patient of his. He had wonderful results and so I decided to see if he could help me too.
After beginning my treatment daily for 2 weeks, I could get out of bed with no problems and my lower back pain had decreased significantly. I have told my family, friends, church minister and church group about Dr. Allison.I will continue this treatment as recommended. Once all of my pain is gone, I plan on continuing treatment for maintenance care so I don’t have to experience pain again!
Sincerely, Jamie Ragsdale
"Breaking The Aspirin Addiction"
I have suffered over 15 years with extreme back pain. Nothing seemed to help. I took medication after medication which only brought short lived results. I began fearing addiction to aspirin with the amount I was taking! One day I read a brochure on Chiropractic. I had never been to a chiropractor but believed that Chiropractic could help my back pain. I found Dr. Allison’s office to be very helpful in filing my insurance, pleasant surroundings, and effective in finally reducing the pain in my back. Dr. Allison recommended adjustments and treatment and within 2 to 3 weeks, I could actually tell the pain was less!
After all these years of suffering I have FINALLY found relief!!! I have others in my family who also receive Chiropractic care for back pain and leg cramps. Chiropractic has eased their pain and improved their health conditions. I have told others, as I would like to tell you, that Chiropractic really works! I’m living proof!
Essie R. Drake
"Pain Is Not A Lifestyle."
I no longer have the chronic pain in my neck and shoulders like I used to experience. I can do my job more efficiently, as a chairside Dental assistant. I can concentrate on my patients better instead of being distracted by the pain that I would experience almost daily.
I have discussed my absence of pain with my co-workers and some of my patients at work, also my family.
The pain I have experienced for the last TEN years was something I just “put up with”. Now, I can wake up in the morning and not be in fear of living with constant pain.
Thank You, Dr. Allison!
"My Only Wish, That I Would have Seen You Sooner"
Dear Dr. Allison, I was suffering from low-back strain and mid-back tension when I first came to see you. My pain would last several days per onset causing me to miss work. I thought that by getting a lot of bed rest and taking medicine that my pain would go away. It didn’t. Although I had never been to a Chiropractor, I did have some friends who had and they had great results. I really didn’t know what to expect, but I figured seeing a Chiropractor was worth a try, being nothing else was helping. Your recommendations were Chiropractic adjustments, muscle stimulation, and Intersegmental traction. I spent an average of 20 minutes per visit, got quick results, which have been lasting. I would recommend to any others who are sick, suffering, or in pain to give Chiropractic a try! Since I have, I have told many others about my results from Chiropractic. I only wish I had tried it a long time ago!
Sincerely, Hoby Hittson
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No Drugs, No Harmful Side Effects Just Chiropractic, and My Gratitude"
Dear Dr. Allison,
I would like to express my appreciation and thanks, first of all for the Chiropractic profession in general, and especially to you for honest and sincere concern for both me and my wife.
As you well know, both of us had stiffness in our back and neck to the point where it was painful to turn our bodies or head in either direction, or bend over and raise up without holding onto something. After a series of treatments over a period of two and one half months, we are both much improved, the stiffness in my back and neck is almost gone, and the pain almost ceases to exist. All of this without drugs of any kind and of course, no harmful side effects!!!
I have had drug therapy for my condition for several years, but always have side effects from the drugs that seemed almost as serious as the condition I was being treated for. I had to discontinue taking the medication for my back and neck because of the complications to my stomach and liver. With Chiropractic treatment, I have received relief from the above described conditions, and also a great improvement in my stomach and liver disorder as well. I have heard of killing two birds with one stone, but this is the first time I’ve had series of ill conditions removed from just ONE doctor!
So thank you, Dr. Allison, for your honest and sincere approach to better health the natural way. I’m sure God will have a place for the Chiropractic method of better health in HIS SOON COMING KINGDOM.
Please feel free to use this letter of recommendation for the purpose of promoting the Chiropractic Method to better health!
Vernon C. Ellison