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More Energy, Less Aches

My whole body was aching, I had a lot of chest pain and back pain. All sorts of minor aches around my body as well. It began in late November. I’ve had it for the past 3-4 months. I think that my new mattress triggered the pain. At my worst, I was extremely uncomfortable, it hurt to do simple things, and my breathing felt off as well. Since I lift furniture for work, my back would hurt every time I moved something. Also, if I played a pick up basketball game or anything else, I would wake up really sore. I’ve been sleeping better, I have little to no back pain. I have more energy, better moods and less body aches! Hanson Family Chiropractic is an excellent group of people that truly care about me and they know how to have fun!
-A.T.

Happy and Healthier

Photo of ClareI was diagnosed with left occipital neuralgia four years ago after I was rear-ended and my left cheek hit the steering wheel. A few days later, I was having headaches. It was a stabbing pain above and behind my left eye. I went to primary care where they told me it was hormones from breast feeding. They came on daily like clock work. After months of dealing with them, I went to the neurologist and realized it was deferred pain from the accident. I was treated with a daily headache medicine and nerve blocks every 3-4 months for 3.5 years. When we moved to Illinois in August, I was looking for a cure not a band-aid. I am having fewer headaches, less painful headaches, and taking the medication 1-2 time a week instead of daily! I am feeling happy and healthier! From the moment I walked into this office, I knew I didn’t need to look any further! The office is fantastic! It’s clean and positive! Both Dr. Hanson and Dr. Hopper are great listeners and sincerely want to help me get rid of my headaches!
-C.H.

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Above and Beyond

My wife and sister referred me to Hanson Family Chiropractic after they both received services here and loved their experience. I have been off and on getting tension migraines that would debilitate me causing me to miss work or social events. I was skeptical about how chiropractic could affect my condition and improve my overall health, but I decided to go for it and see how things would turn out. Migraines have decreased in frequency and intensity. I feel like I better understand the human body and how I can take this back to my Clinical Kinesiology class and teach my students! There is not one person on their team that is not 100% spectacular. I am and have been so impressed by the quality and kindness of the staff. They make the experience above and beyond anything I have experienced before.
- M.A.

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It’s a great place!

I started due to lower back pain and overall discomfort in my back. It began 6 months ago. There was nothing that caused the specific pain other then my height and traveling consistently. At its worst, the pain was so discomforting I could not sleep, which made me very stressed and irritable. I tried multiple back medicines and even pain medication and nothing seemed to help. I am feeling much better and have no severe pain or spasms. My life has improved because I’m comfortable now at work and sleep better as well. Both Dr. Dave’s are incredible. The explanation of why I’m having issues and how to improve were thoroughly explained by them. Both Dr’s really care about your overall health and happiness. The staff is extremely friendly and do everything they can to accommodate you. Keep it up! It’s a great place!
- M.C.

Always Making Me Feel at Home

Photo of Christine MI started chiropractic again because of the ringing in my ears. I read that chiropractic care could alleviate it. However, since my 20’s I have also struggled with neck and shoulder pain. I have been sleeping so much better. Falling asleep and staying asleep has been fantastic. I would like to share the wonderful experience I had at Hanson Family Chiropractic. First of all, I love going there after my commute home from Lombard. I usually walk in quietly and am warmly welcomed by huge smiles. Today, after my adjustment, I wanted to chat with Wendy about something, but she was on the phone. I couldn’t remember what I wanted to talk about so I shrugged my shoulders, said “have a great weekend,” and left. I received a phone call from Wendy shortly after I left. She apologized to ME for not being able to chat before I left. I explained my expressions before leaving. We had a quick laugh and said see you Tuesday. Not many places I go to treat me as well as HFC. Such a wonderful way to end my day and I look forward to my appointments. The staff is unbelievably fantastical and they really listen to me talk about nonsense. I always feel like I am wasting their precious time, but I always get that “don’t be silly” smile from staff (and both Dr. Daves). So…thank you to everyone at HFC for always making me feel at home and part of the tribe.
- C.M.

My Favorite Resource for Health and Wellness

Photo of Mary Anne S.I had four babies in six years, with no chiropractic care during any of them. I had sciatic nerve pain that was so bad during my last pregnancy that I’d have to crawl around on the floor to get stuff that my kids needed because standing up and walking hurt so bad. After I delivered my fourth, my hip pain didn’t really go away and my shoulders hurt all the time from carrying humans around. I also began my Master’s degree when my youngest was three months old, so my sleep was disrupted even more than it was from having a newborn. My adrenals were working overtime and it left me exhausted and unable to do anything beyond the necessities. Basically, I was a mess, but was still thinking everything was fine. Looking back now, I see how ridiculous it was that I thought my body was tolerating my lifestyle well. Since beginning chiropractic care, my hip pain is completely gone, I’m able to exercise again without being in extreme pain, my shoulder pain is manageable (I am still carrying humans around, after all,) my body is managing the stress of graduate school with four small children (which is exhausting as it sounds), I have more overall energy to do things, and I’m generally happier because my body is tolerating the stress of my life better. Dr. Hopper did a great job of encouraging me to take care of myself, while being understanding of the fact that I had a bunch of kids and am in graduate school. He never made me feel like I should be doing less in my life to manage my stress. Instead, he accepted my life as it was and worked with me to create a chiropractic care plan that would maximize my health and minimize and eliminate my pain. He’s by far my favorite resource for health and wellness and I feel like everyone at Hanson Family Chiropractic are more like friends now. They are all great with my kids (there are a bunch of them and they kind of dominate everywhere they go) and they are always willing to hold a baby while I get adjusted!
- M.S.

Kind, Knowledgeable and Personable

Photo of Jennifer TI started care because I was frustrated by pain in my hip that would travel to my knee and sometimes the bottom of my foot. It had been bothering me for around 6 months. It was affecting my ability to exercise the way I liked to. It even bothered me sitting on long car rides. I saw an orthopedic doctor and went to physical therapy for a couple of months. It was slightly better, but I still couldn’t lift weights without it bothering me and it still hurt to cross my legs to tie my shoes. I have also had vertigo off and on for the past few years. I didn’t seek treatment for it, because it mostly happened when I was laying in bed and turned. I learned to focus on something and make it pass quickly. I had vertigo every night for weeks before my first visit. After my first adjustment, I have not had any vertigo at all. The pain that I was experiencing in my hip first moved to the other side, where my scans had shown the problem was from the beginning. Now that I’ve been getting adjusted for over a month, I have been able to lift weights with very little discomfort. Sometimes after a heavy leg workout, I do have some hip discomfort, but nothing like I was having before. I don’t think twice about tying my shoes anymore. The whole team at Hanson Chiropractic is wonderful. You feel like you are visiting friends from the time you enter the office until the time you leave. Everyone is kind, knowledgeable and personable.
- J.T.

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No More Pain

I’ve had chiropractic care for lower back pain on and off for about 10 years. I came to HFC after a particularly bad episode that left me struggling to walk or pick up my two kids. I’ve made a complete turn around in my overall health since starting here just a couple of months ago! My back pain is completely gone, but I’ve also had significant improvements with my digestion and anxiety- two things that I’ve struggled with my whole life! I sleep better, have more energy, and feel great! The team could not make this easier to commit to. Both doctors are friendly, kind, and knowledgeable. The rest of the staff makes you feel right at home and they even help look after my young children while I get adjusted. Great place!
- S.L.

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Friendly and Caring

I started care because my upper back began to hurt. It started at the age of 16 when I was in high school. It developed due to a soccer accident. This affected my everyday life. My sleeping schedule was messed up and I couldn’t play sports. At times I would not be able to walk properly. I would take medication to help with the pain, as well as just resting and not putting pressure on it. I am now able to sleep properly. I don’t have back spasms anymore and I no longer feel pain in my upper back. Everyone there is very friendly and caring. It feels like a giant family. I highly recommend this place as everyone is delightful and very easy to work with.
-J.E.

No More Pain

Photo of Mikaela M.I originally started chiropractic care for upper back pain. I tweaked it playing volleyball and before seeing the Dr. Daves I could barley twist to either side without any pain or tightness. It was really frustrating as it limited basically everything for volleyball and CrossFit. I workout almost every day, so it was tough not being able to move normally. Also, my back pain made it tough to drive and pick up things without any pain. After seeing both Dr. Daves I am feeling so much better! I am back to playing volleyball and CrossFit and I am so thankful! I don’t have any piercing pain anymore when twisting or doing regular things like I did before. Previously, I felt like a 22 year old in an 80 year old’s body with how stiff I was. Thankfully, going to HFC has helped me feel my age again and has helped a ton with my mobility! Everyone from the front desk, to both Dr. Hanson and Dr. Hopper have been so welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable about what was going on and the plan moving forward. I never felt rushed and there is a calm atmosphere about the office. I highly recommend the HFC team and am so thankful for them!
- M.M.

The Physical Benefits Have Been Amazing!

Photo of Eric H.I initially started chiropractic care for pain in my neck and shoulder. I had been going to PT for a few months and felt like my symptoms would improve slightly, but then inevitably flare back up. In addition, I was pregnant, which naturally comes with some aches and pains. I was frustrated with the ongoing pain and was very anxious about these issues, making it hard to care for my baby when she was born. There were nights after a busy day that my shoulder would hurt so bad I would need help from my husband to do daily activities like showering, dressing, etc. Feeling frustrated and worried, I knew I needed to try something different. While browsing on Facebook one day, I saw a post about Hanson Family Chiropractic specializing in the care of pregnant women and I thought, perfect…help for my neck and shoulder AND staying healthy and comfortable throughout my pregnancy. I am so glad I made that initial call. I have had consistent pain relief of my neck and shoulder! I didn’t experience any significant discomfort during my pregnancy, and stayed active walking and doing exercises everyday up until I gave birth to Gwen (which went very well)! I also believe that regular chiropractic care contributed to my wonderful birth experience! I have significantly less pain, and greater ability to do the things I need to do for myself and as a Mom! The physical benefits of coming to Hanson Family Chiropractic have been truly AMAZING, however, little did I know I would benefit in so many other ways as well! Every time you walk into the clinic, it’s like a weight is lifted off of your shoulder. You are always greeted by a smiling face and the atmosphere is so cozy and welcoming. Both Dr. Daves have given me great adjustments, but also have been great resources for asking any type of health related questions about myself or my family. They are a great resource for finding like minded community resources. I am so grateful that I stumbled upon such an amazing place, and will continue to benefit from their services as our family grows!
- K. L.

Attentiveness, Passion, and Skill

Kyle E. photoI sought chiropractic care after struggling with radiating upper-back pain for 6-7 months. It was an increasingly painful ache that went up to my neck and limited my activity. It began by limiting my physical exercise, then how long I could walk, until finally interfering with my work. I’m a high school teacher, and at my worst I couldn’t lift my arm to write on the whiteboard and I was limited to my desk for lessons. The pain was slowly, but surely crippling me; leaving me to drag through my day to rush home to a heating pad. My physicians had prescribed me muscle relaxers and physical therapy, but that was covering up the core issue with a band-aid. I’m training for a 5K. I was able to run 2 miles immediately after receiving care. My physical activity has no restrictions. I can exercise to my limit 7 days a week. Finally, I’ve found freedom to live my life!!! Recently, my friends and I were able to spend an entire day exploring Starved Rock and I didn’t question my abilities once. My first impression of Dr. Hopper was thorough. I had recently seen another chiropractor in the area, but the stark contrast in my health came from Dr. Hopper’s attentiveness, passion, and skill. My expectations are often exceeded from the promptness of my care, to the cleanliness of the facility, to the genuine, friendly staff. - K.E.

I Can Ride Again!

Photo of Eric H.Walking in, or trying to walk in on my first day, I was at my worst point. I blew my back out the day before and collapsed to the floor in pain, due to my lower back nerve being pinched. Lower back pain has been an issue for me for awhile. I work in a trade that impacts my body on a daily basis. Currently, at the age of 37 years old, it was taking longer to heal and the pain kept getting worse. I tried going to massage therapists and it only “fixed” the issue temporarily by relaxing tightness in the muscle.

Since attending Hanson Family Chiropractic, I’ve been able to get my mobility back – no more lower back pain – and I’ve been able to stand upright properly. I ride motorcycles and when my lower back wasn’t aligned it was tough to ride. I can ride again!

The whole team is great and treats me with respect. They are flexible with my work schedule and they all treat me as a friend, not just a patient.
- E.H.

They Are All So Friendly And Kind!

Photo of Heidi KI came in search of a new chiropractor out of desperation due to severe, debilitating headaches and nasal congestion. It was also my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and I had a “wacky” changing pelvis with the aches and pains pregnancy can bring. With the congestion and headaches, I was unable to “mom” and “wife” well, if at all. I was in full survival misery. I was eating clean (zero sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, or processed foods), taking extra supplements (vitamin C, echinacea, ACV, and bone broth), used and diffused essential oils, drank lots of water, and got lots of rest… but I wasn’t improving fast enough. Thus chiropractic came to my desperate aid!

I literally called HFC for an appointment Monday morning and was crying on the phone. Natasha gave me an appointment slot for an hour and a half later. The entire first week of being adjusted daily, I was a tearful mess and the staff was so gracious, helpful, and understanding. The congestion and headaches slowly but surely cleared up and I was able to recount baby steps of improved health with each day and treatment at HFC. 1 week after treatments (yes, daily adjustments!), I was drastically improved! After 2 weeks of treatments/adjustments, I was back to good health! The HFC family welcomed me so warmly and the adjustments have improved my health so much!

Every time I come into the office, it’s a lovely welcome. A comforting environment, where my kids love coming. They are all so friendly and kind! I’m so impressed with the staff. I appreciate each of them immensely! High Five HFC!”
-H.K. 

I Love the Personal Touch & Family Feel

What “pushed” me to chiropractic care was an auto accident. My primary physician did not have an appointment available and directed me to urgent care. I did not want to have unneeded x-rays or medications. My daughter suggested it was a good time to try chiropractic care. In reality, the pain started in 1996. I’m a Registered Nurse and I was assaulted while at work in a hospital. I ended up with a fractured jaw and an L4-L5, L5-S1 injury. I spent the next 13 years in extreme pain. Medical procedure after medical procedure, physical therapy, lots of pain relievers, and muscle relaxers. Over the years, I gained almost 150 pounds because it was too painful to move. I stopped doing all the activities that I enjoyed. My left leg dragged and the sciatica pain was awful. I utilized PT, radiofrequency lesioning, steroid injections, massage therapy, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, medications, medications, and more medications. Never was chiropractic care suggested. Honestly, I am not certain I would have been open to it then. Fast forward to 2018. I am witnessing positive changes in my grandson, as he receives chiropractic care. My daughter continues to encourage me to try it. I have a car accident and I have a headache that won’t quit. I end up at Hanson Family Chiropractic and my life begins to change!

Since starting chiropractic care: I can sleep through the night, I rarely feel pain, I have begun to lose weight, and am already down 4 sizes. I can walk around Disney! I feel stronger, healthier, and happier. I can physically do things I have not done in many years. My lab work has improved. I bought an exercise bike. It will NOT turn into a clothes hanger!

The “front line” staff make a great first impression. I love the personal touch, use of client names, and the “family” feel. The accommodations of my need to change appointment times are great. Dr. Hanson and Dr. Hopper are amazing. They are professional, yet down to Earth, approachable, “normal” people, with life-changing touch. I would advise to put your preconceived beliefs aside and just try chiropractic care!
- J.M.

Completely Symptom Free

Photo of JakeI started care due to a herniated disk in the cervical area of my spine. I had been under the care of another doctor previously and had been neglecting the issue after stopping treatment due to relocation. I was a professional horse trainer for a number of years primarily working with 2-year-old colts. During that time, I noticed a small amount of neuropathy in my left hand. Over the years, this got worse eventually leading to complete numbness in my left hand. Chiropractic care has saved me from surgery that was recommended by my doctor.

Since under the care of Dr. Dave Hopper, I have been completely symptom free and have noticed less issues with the rest of my spine.

The level of service provided by Dr. Dave and his team is unparalleled. From the front desk to the adjustment table, they are a class act. I would recommend their services to anyone serious about chiropractic care. They are consummate professionals who will work to solve your individual needs while doing so with a smile.
-J.S.

Change is Unbelievable

Photo of Mari Ellen DI joined Hanson Family Chiropractic because I exercise a lot and thought I had a sports injury. My arm hurt, my back ached, etc. I couldn’t sleep at night because of back pain and I could hardly pick up a cup of coffee. My workouts and daily life were getting hard because of the pain. I got tired of taking pain meds all of the time.

Since joining the Hanson Family, the change I feel is unbelievable. Not only does my arm feel better, my back hardly hurts when I sleep. The bonus is that I learned about how chiropractic care affects my whole body. Not only did they help me with my initial problems, I hardly have any headaches anymore and my whole body feels better.

I have never met a nicer group of people. They are always eager to make me comfortable and help me in any way they can. They changed my whole schedule around just because I wanted to come in 10 minutes later. Both doctors are outstanding and I would recommend them to anyone!
-M.D.

Everyone knows me by name

Dr. Dave with LexiI started coming to chiropractic care because I really wanted to improve my moods. I have had anxiety and depression since I was a child and it goes in phases, but has been worse as an adult. I have always wanted to find another alternative to medication or just improve my moods in general. I also came to HFC to become more aware about my body alignment. I am a yoga instructor and I wanted to find the weaker points to help make them stronger and more flexible.

I was recently in a car accident, where my car was totaled and HFC was amazing. Making sure I was ok and helping me heal. I went in for a few adjustments and I felt good as new! Not to mention, the large range of motion I now have in my body. That surely helps me with yoga! I have also had slightly clearer thoughts and a more positive attitude. It could also be the kind and compassionate attitude of the HFC family that helps as well, since I see them 3 times a week! :) But, either way, I am improving and I can’t wait to reap even more of these benefits in the future!

Everyone knows me by my name and that is incredible! It means a lot since I have been to places before where it feels like it’s the first time meeting them every time I come in. Both Dr. Daves have been very fun to be around. Asking me genuine questions about my life and answering any questions I may have as well. I feel so welcome every single time I am in the office. It just makes coming to the doctor that much better! It is so quick when I am there too. I rarely find myself waiting around to see the doctor Daves.
-L.B.

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