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Adult Success Stories

We are PROUD of our patients and the progress they make while under our care. There’s nothing we enjoy more than

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Dr. Dave and his family celebrate with you!

CELEBRATING our patients’ successes along with them. And when there’s something good happening in our lives, we feel inclined to share it with others, right? Using personal stories to share the power of chiropractic with others is one of the most valuable tools our practice can use to encourage others to give chiropractic a try – a decision that can be life-changing! We love sharing pictures and stories of our patients in the interest of showing others that real people are getting great results here at Hanson Family Chiropractic. Has Hanson Family Chiropractic made a difference in your life? We’d love to hear about it! Please share your story with us.


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What Our Patients Say

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. - Kyle E.

I Can Ride Again!

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.

- Eric H.

Huge Weight Off My Shoulders

Doctor and Mira in exam roomMy back had been hurting from cosmetology school. It began hurting really bad back in November. My anxiety also caused a lot of pain. My stomach would feel so upset that I was constantly hunched over. My anxiety has affected me my whole life. I wanted to be home all the time, but now I am almost never home! I have tried multiple different therapists and medications. The therapists made everything worse. However, the last medication I found has helped me so much mentally. And coming here makes everything 10X better!

I can come home at the end of every day feeling good and energized without my back and neck being in excruciating pain. It helps me sleep better at night without being so anxious, and I just feel a huge weight off my shoulders overall.

Everyone here is so kind and welcoming! I haven’t been coming for long, but I already feel like a part of the tribe. They are so trustworthy and I feel like I can tell them anything.

- Mira P.

They Are All So Friendly And Kind!

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!”

-Heidi 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!

- Julie M.

Completely Symptom Free

jake-sI 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.

-Jake S.

Change is Unbelievable

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!

-Mari Ellen D.

Everyone knows me by name

Dr. Dave with Lexi I 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.

-Lexi B.

Chiropractic Care has improved my quality of life.

alicia-h-2019I started chiropractic care because I wanted to see if it could help with my TMJ pain and headaches. I have had TMJ and slept with a mouth guard since high school. I had the most jaw pain and cracking in the morning, which was a very unpleasant way to start the day!

Chiropractic care has improved my quality of life by eliminating the pain I experienced from TMJ. I still have occasional jaw cracking, but the pain is gone. I also experience less frequent headaches and I’ve noticed that my sleep and posture have improved!

Everyone at HFC is extremely friendly and caring! The atmosphere is nice and calm. Dr. Hanson and Dr. Hopper are both very knowledgeable and care about their patients.

-Alicia H.

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