Let me preface this review by providing insight into my background. I had a shoulder injury 12 years ago, and have been in chronic pain ever since. I have tried steroid injections, acupuncture, physical therapy, many different Chiropractor clinics, Rolfing, and monthly deep tissue massage ever since my issues began. Even with all of these regular treatments, my chronic pain in my neck and back and numbness in both of my arms and hands continued to worsen. I was referred to Dr. Michael Fontenot by The Joint in Lafayette, LA after their efforts weren’t helping. I was greeted by a very welcoming and compassionate staff, and given the most thorough initial exam I’ve ever had, which included X-rays and a physical exam. I was then given a treatment plan, based on my condition after going through my test results. This was my last hope before surgery, and I was very skeptical given my past disappointments with other treatments. I expressed my concerns with Dr. Fontenot on multiple occasions, and was always met with patience, comfort, and reassurance. He always takes the time to answer any and all questions that I have with compassion and optimism. Within 4 months of therapy, I am now finally feeling better. My health has improved tremendously, as well as my mood. Living in chronic pain can be debilitating and depressing, and I am absolutely elated to share that I can finally see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Fontenot and his staff are kind, professional, gentle, and thorough. This is the first time I’ve felt relief in 12 years. I know I have a long way to go, but I am forever grateful to The Bryant Clinic for the amazing care I have received. Dr. Fontenot and his staff (Brittney, Donald, and Tyler) truly have been a blessing to me, and I am finally feeling hopeful about my future. Do yourself a favor, and make an appointment today. You’ll be glad you did!