Success Stories


Hear what some of our patients have to say about Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic…

After my auto accident I had constant neck and back pain. My shoulders were extremely tight and I was unable to sit or stand for long periods of time. Working was extremely difficult because of my constant pain. I had been to a chiropractor before, but it was not a good experience. I became very skeptical of chiropractic in general. Fortunately, I was referred to Dr. Mark Rusnak. When I first walked into the office I noticed the staff was extremely friendly. I immediately felt at ease. The doctors were very knowledgeable, friendly and caring. They really made me feel like I had made a good decision. A couple of days after my first adjustment I started to feel good again. Once I had completed my treatment plan I realized I was back to me again! My neck and back pain was gone, and it no longer affected my mood. I’m no longer skeptical of chiropractic treatment. If you are feeling pain or tension, definitely try chiropractic treatment. Don’t let your fears or skepticism keep you from trying it out. I truly believe I feel better because of Dr. Rusnak. I highly recommend coming in for treatment.

-Jenna J.

I have been unfortunate in that I was “rear ended” 3 times within a 15 month period. During the 1st accident I had whiplash and the next 2 accidents made it even worse. As a result of this, I have regular chiropractic care. Dr. Ashley Rusnak is the 5th Chiropractor I have seen for my treatment and she will be my last. Her level of treatment has far surpassed any other doctor I have been to. In addition to the regular chiropractic adjustments, she has done a lot of rehabilitation through muscle treatments and neck exercises. She has also worked with me on a personalized nutritional plan. I would recommend her care for everyone!

-Barbara T.

I first started having excessive menstrual cramping and low back pain one month prior to seeing Dr. Ashley Rusnak. I had not had any care for this problem and I was just living with discomfort. Dr. Ashley Rusnak treated me with very professional and caring service.
Now, I have no pain and am also more flexible. Dr. Rusnak is very thorough and carefully lays out your treatment plan. I will continue to use her services as preventative care and will refer my friends and family members as well.

-Ruth N.


I felt dead inside! Pain and struggle was running through my body on a constant basis. I didn’t know what it felt like to exist without it, as I had done for 16 years, prior to the both of you, letting me know I was not alone!
What a relief treatment has been for my entire body. It was a full service (neck, mid, and lower back). I have now began a lifetime, full of no pain! Thank you Drs. Mark and Ashley Rusnak!

-Haley F., Interior Design

When I moved to San Diego I thought surfing would be simple for me… I would soon discover I was wrong. One day I took a nosedive directly into the ground. I landed head first and felt like my head might be pushed into my body. I stood up to realize I was only knee deep in water. It was pretty scary I thought I might be paralyzed or something. I was happy to discover nothing was wrong… or so I thought. I noticed for the next couple of weeks that I was having trouble turning my neck and sleeping. Normally I’m the type of person that lets things just “work themselves” out with time, I’m the last to seek a doctor or chiropractor. It took a lot of suffering before someone recomended Dr. Rusnak and I took their advice. I was very skeptical going in and so was even more amazed by the results. I immeadiately felt better and as I continued to visit Dr. Rusnak not only my neck felt 100% but everything else felt better as well. I’m convinced this is the most important appointment of my week and would be lost without it. I would not be the surfer I am today with out you! thank you Dr. Rusnak!

-Scott T.


I came here to get my body moving. Thanks to Drs. Mark and Ashley Rusnak, my stomach and lower back are doing wonderful, and my legs don’t hurt anymore.
When I first came in I had water retention really bad. I am 65 years old and thought boy, if getting older is this bad, no thanks! I don’t want to be here!
But now, I am still 65 years YOUNG and am on the road to doing, moving and feeling good. I don’t have that sick feeling and my body doesn’t hurt anymore. Thank you, Drs. Mark and Ashley Rusnak for a new chance!

-Gail D., Caregiver


My fibromyalgia was all over and very frequent. Thanks to the care of Dr. Ashley and Dr. Mark my pain is much more manageable. I love how the Doctors listen to my needs and concerns. My only regret is that I don’t come more often!

-Penguin E.


When I first came in I had arthritis, neck and lower back pain, muscle spasms/ knots and constant overall pain in my body. I am most definitely improving and greatly appreciate the Doctors area specific treatment. The front desk staff is wonderful as well! -Nina C.


My life has been changed by going to see Dr. Ashley. I had an L and I on the job injury which affected my right shoulder, hip, left ankle and lower to mid back. I also had fibromyalgia that affected my sleep, back going out of place and also my mental disposition. I walked with two canes and had to wear wrist and back braces constantly.

What an amazing difference my life is now. After a year and a half of going to the clinic I now no longer have to use the canes or braces. I now sleep soundly through the night and rarely get mild headaches. My overall energy has even improved drastically.

The Doctor is loving, honest, friendly and personal with me. She is always willing to work with me and my needs, even treating my jaw pain. Thanks to the care of her I now take no more prescriptions! I can’t say enough good things about the care I have received.

– Lorraine L.


When I came to Dr. Ashley all I could do was hope for the best. I figured I may feel better but only to a certain level. Well she got me to that level and so much more! After she had me change my diet and get massages my chiropractic adjustments became more productive. The longer I have done the two together, the better quality of life I have had. Thank you Dr. Ashley and Northwest Clinic for improving my life!

-Deb R


I had pain in my lower back, upper left back and headaches constantly! After only a few treatments I am feeling so much better. I have no more headaches or lower back pain and only occasional upper back pain. The Doctors are amazing and I leave every appointment feeling great! The staff is so friendly and great. I just love this place!

-Becky H


I came into the clinic with severe and frequent hip pain. It was almost constant. The Doctors are so helpful, friendly, and supportive. Now, after getting treatment, the pain occurs very infrequently and a quick adjustment always stops it completely. Crystal is also so friendly and wonderful. I will definitely be recommending this clinic to others!

-Carrie E.


I was in a car accident that made me much more aware of my spine curvature and caused throbbing pain on a periodical level. Also my right knee was out of alignment. With the help of Dr. Mark and Dr. Ashley I got the adjustment that I need. I am now feeling much better and have a minimal amount of pain.

What I especially love about the Northwest Clinic is their customer appreciation days and attentiveness to their patients. Thank you for all that you do!

Deborah D.


I first came to see Dr. Mark because I had some out of place ribs and scoliosis. Dr. Mark is amazing! He is knowledgeable, patient and trustworthy. He definitely makes me feel very comfortable. After treatment I am feeling so much better!

Also, Crystal is so great. She is one of the reasons that I keep coming back to this clinic. Thank you Northwest Clinic for all you have helped me with!

-Jaime H.


I had sharp pain in my left lower hip, left leg, and weakness in my left foot and right elbow. Thanks to the Doctors at Northwest Clinic of Chiropractic I am fully healed except for some infrequent zingers. I appreciate the kind care and patience that has been shown to me. The staff is great! I wouldn’t want to go to any other chiropractor.

-Judith J.


I used to have constant lower and middle back pain. After treatment I have very little pain. I have noticed if the pain comes back that a quick adjustment clears it right up. I love the personal and whole body care that I receive from the doctors. The staff is great as well!

-Salli T.


Drs. Mark and Ashley Rusnak