I truly cannot say enough good things about Elixia Wellness and Dr. Ryan Minarik.
Dr. Minarik literally helped me walk again. Before I came to see him, I had been in chronic pain for 17 years due to an old injury in my SI joint area. Things had progressed to the point where I was mostly bedridden/sedentary and had had to quit multiple jobs because of the pain. I couldn’t exercise, couldn’t socialize much, couldn’t move hardly at all. At 27 years old, this condition had consumed my whole life and I was at my wit’s end.
After years of trying countless doctors, chiropractors, yoga therapists, massage therapists, and physical therapists, I started looking into prolotherapy and PRP treatments. That is when I learned about Elixia Wellness and Dr. Minarik.
It took several treatments because my injury had been progressing for a long time. But I am ecstatic to say that my life has finally returned to normal. I can walk. I can move without pain. I can exercise, socialize, roll over in bed, bend over, lift heavy things - all activities I never would’ve dreamed of being able to do a year ago.
SI joint issues are incredibly misunderstood in most of the medical community and it can be incredibly difficult to find a medical team who knows what they’re talking about, much less how to treat it. In my 17 years of suffering with this condition, I can count on one hand the number of healthcare providers who actually had the knowledge I needed and took the time to make me feel heard.
Dr. Minarik was a breath of fresh air. Not only is he knowledgeable about this condition, he actually listens to his patients and treats them as partners in the recovery process. He was clear, kind, and very thorough in his treatment. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Thank you, Dr. Minarik and Elixia Wellness, for giving me my life back!