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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

Forever Grateful

Johnston-family“This may be long winded but every word is sincere. Our family first met Dr. Dave and his wife Kristen in 2014 at a farmer’s market on River St. in Batavia. We were very blurry eyed due to our then 3 year old with endless energy, monthly fever episodes, and having periodic night terrors, and his little 9-month-old brother who was having terrible sleep issues. At the farmers market we never pay much attention to all the tents except for the ones we meant to visit. Dr. dave and his wife Kristen were standing in their HFC tent handing out literature. At the time we had never really even thought of Chiropractic care as a solution for any of our problems. They were not those people at the farmers market who try to reel you in and buy whatever it is they’re selling, they were very laid back and simply answered any questions we had. The thing that caught our eye was the “Sleep better” point on their board they had set up. They had our interest.

We talked more on the way home from the farmers market and decided to give it a shot because anything was better than a toddler having night terrors on top of a 9 months old getting terrible sleep.Show More

Speeding this up to a quick synopsis of each of our family members, the 9 month old, now 4, who has been going to HFC ever since, is sleeping at least 10-12 hours a night. When he first started he was also having lots of GI issues. Chiropractic care has helped greatly with his digestion and tummy issues. Any time we are sick, we bring him in for a boost visit and he gets over his illness so much faster. He is doing great in school, and loves going to his Dr. Dave appointments.

Once we saw what chiropractic care was doing for our little once, we decided the bring in his older brother. His older brother was having night terrors, monthly fever episodes with no other symptoms and last summer developed significant uncontrollable tantrums. Since he has been going, he also sleeps any average10-12 hours a night. His endless cycle of 3 days a month fever episodes stopped. His behavior has become much more regulated and his tantrums went from violent 2 hours fights to we are able to bring him back around to calm much faster. After returning to his weekly adjustments last summer, he was able to start communicating during his tantrums and identify his feels, compared to his complete shut down previously. He is also doing great in school (dismissed from Speech services and totally rocking his PT and OT goals!), and also loves going to his Dr. Dave appointments.

Once we saw how great these two were doing, next came Momma Bear. Momma is a teacher and is constantly busy. Mom also struggles with anxiety and depression and balancing high stress levels. After months of feeling “bled”, Mom knew she needed to work on getting her whole body back on track. Through weekly visits, Mom was able to gain back that sense of calm and balance. Chiropractic care allowed her body to form healthier responses to stress! Yay!

And finally, then came dad. Yes, even dad’s stubborn as he is and doesn’t like to admit that it can help him too. Dad is a firefighter. He has allergies, which have lessened substantially, along with with his asthma, which has also become far less severe. Also, the constant back and neck pain are all but gone. Sleep comes easier and the stress of the day is conquerable.

You can’t talk about all these benefits without mentioning the people who provide them. Starting with the quarterback, himself, Dr. Dave. Dr. Dave is dedicated to his patients and his family. He is extremely professional and is always willing to lend an ear or give an opinion if you ask him. He never hesitates to give you extra time if you have questions about your care or just about life in general. He takes a few minutes every visit just to catch up and ask how everyone is doing, so don’t forget to ask him how his own awesome family is doing.

So who is a quarterback without his from line? Kristen, Natasha, Brittany, Rachael, and Dena are probably some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. They greet you every single time, by name, with welcoming smile. They never make a big deal out of having to reschedule an appointment which it seems like our family constantly has to do. They are always willing to take a second to see if they can squeeze you in wherever it will work best for you. Also, if you’r like us, sometimes you completely forget you have an appointment even if you get that text message the day before to remind your forgetful self. Life is busy, SO DON’T FORGET YOUR APPOINTMENT.

We have recommended Dr. Dave Dr. Dave and his team to many friends who we think might benefit from it. If we hear someone have any kind of complaint with themselves or their child and we think “Oh, I bet Dr. Dave could fix that” we don’t keep it a secret. We think this team deserves every bit of praise they get through all the reviews they get and with the addition of the new Dr. Dave and his teammates, we think this office will only grow and get better. Our kids already talk to them as if they’ve been there forever and like getting their adjustments from new Dr. Dave equally. We truly couldn’t imagine our lives without chiropractic care in it! It has truly made an amazing difference. We are forever grateful that we gave it a shot 4 years ago and never looked back!”

-The Johnston Family

Very Welcoming and Very Genuine

Photo of DebbieI started chiropractic care because I had IBS. The treatment definitely has helped me. In the past my doctor would recommend I take Imodium. I didn’t feel good about that so I am really thankful to have found a natural, noninvasive way to treat my IBS.

My IBS symptoms have improved, I feel happier and have a better sense of wellbeing.

I don’t know if I can adequately describe how impressed I am with Hanson Family Chiropractic. Dr. Hanson has been treating me for months. He is very professional and makes me feel very comfortable. He is always on time . The girls at the front desk are so nice! Each and everyone of them are very friendly, very welcoming and very genuine. I have never had an appointment with Dr. Hopper but I have talked with him and he too is very nice. I highly recommend this practice.

-Debbie W.

The Entire Team At HFC Is Wonderful

katie-brennan-and-ian“Two years ago we were what I thought was a normal family with two kids and parents juggling two careers (busy, exhausted, stressed, sick all of the time, etc.). The tipping point was a severe reaction to antibiotics in our oldest son. He was given another round to help fight a recurring ear infection only to have his entire body break out in a rash and his face swell so bad that he couldn’t open his eyes. It was awful to see how miserable he was and I was desperate for a different solution. I came across a story about how Dr. Dave had helped another little boy with frequent ear infections. I called and spoke to Natasha – who probably could sense the level of panic and worry in my voice. She was amazing at calming me and got us in right away.

Around this same time, I was bouncing through doctors trying to figure out why my right knee was swelling so bad I could barely bend it most days of the week. There was no injury present and I made my way through two rheumatologists – which was a scary experience as a young mom who is so used to being physically active. The medication side effects were terrifying to me and I also became determined to try alternate solutions. After our initial discussion with Dr. Dave, I decided that my younger son and I would also get scanned and start treatment. We haven’t looked back!

Fast forward two years to today and I’m so thankful that we are all receiving chiropractic care regularly. We have not had to visit the pediatrician for ear pain in over two years now. I’m happy to report that my joint issues are almost non-existent, managed through chiropractic care, diet changes, and trying my best to control stress levels in this crazy parenting journey. I’m back to running regularly, riding bikes, climbing the play structures at the park, and everything else a mom of two active boys should be able to do.

The entire team at HFC is wonderful. They treat us all like family and are genuinely interested in the well being of everyone who walks through the door. I’m so thankful I stumbled upon a testimonial from another patient during one of the most stressful times in our family. Through many changes, most of which were inspired by the HFC crew, I feel like we are thriving and enjoying life raising our boys. Thank you for all you do for us!”

-Katie, Brennan & Ian M.

Kindness and Love from Everyone

Photo of Patient LynnI really started to listen to my body when I was treated for an eating disorder in my late teens and early twenties. Despite living a healthy and active life for all of my adult years, I’ve struggled with anxiety, migraines, jaw pain, high blood pressure, fertility problems, severe exhaustion, digestive issues, and brain fog. There was a day and moment in time that told me to stop everything. And most importantly stopping the countless voices of well meaning and some not so well meaning people telling me what I had, who I was, medicines to take, not to take, what I should and should not do. I began keeping a pain and symptom journal and took pictures with my phone of the changes going on in my body.

I try to celebrate the little things in my health everyday. I’ve learned that my body improvements come in many forms and sometimes that includes pain. But with that pain comes knowledge and strength. Chiropractic care encourages my curiosity and empowers the choices I make in my life. It helps keep me open and informed rather than entangled in fear. Every person in the office I’ve encountered has been a fit and a part of something special in my life. Dr. Dave Hopper is wonderful and has been treating me through the good, the bad, the ugly! I’ve always felt kindness and love from everyone. Regardless of how I physically feel, I always leave my appointments positive, empowered and with insight. - Lynn S.

Re-gained Mobility

Photo of Alex L.“I started Chiropractic care due to ongoing neck and upper back pain. The pain has been consistent for going on three years. I have tried sports therapy and different doctors.

I have re-gained almost all mobility in my neck, which has been a big help with my job and exercise.

Everyone has been very patient with my schedule. Staff is extremely welcoming and friendly.”
- Alex L.

Back to Myself

Eric photoI’m not sure what happened, but I woke up one morning and I had a stiff back. It could of been when I lifted a car off of a ducks foot that was trapped, or maybe from holding that two story building from collapsing until the contractors arrived to secure it. Maybe it was just from getting out of the car or picking up a napkin off the floor.

All I know is that it slowly progressed into debilitating spasms every 5 minutes. Now I know what it’s like to be in labor giving birth. Everything would cease up and the expression on my face looked like I just ate either a lemon or a chili pepper.

I thought a massage was the answer, I felt a little better but in the morning it was worse than before. I called Dr. Dave and I was there the next morning.

Knowledge is a part of the stress relief and after examining me, Dr. Dave explained what was going on with my back and most importantly laid out the road ahead of me. After the first adjustment, I was finally able to relax some. This was an acute situation for me, it effected everything I did, so any relief was welcome.

He shared with me the timeline, when I would be feeling almost back to normal but not to take that as being healed, there was still more work to be done to correct what my lifestyle had manifested. Dr. Dave was spot on and now I truly am back to my fully functional self.

You don’t fully appreciate your health until you are unable to do the simple things. Thank you Dr. Dave, your knowledge and treatment have brought me back to who I was, very thankful for you and your staff there at Hanson Family Chiro.

-Eric K.

Always Greeted With A Smile

Photo of Harley P.“Back pain is the reason why I started chiropractic care. Training for a half Ironman, which these races are new to me, is most likely the reason for my back pain. Being on my bike trainer and bending over for a length of time was something my body was not used to. At its worst it hurt to take a deep breath and that affected everything from training, to more importantly family, wrestling with my boys is a big deal in our house as that is all they want to do.

I’m improving every day with the help of Dr. Dave(s). My back/neck is feeling great right now and I know its because of the attention I’m receiving. Overall it’s helping me to train every day and to get wrestling back on the schedule.

The team always greets you with a smile. They know my family and often ask how they are doing. That makes it really nice when we visit.”

-Harley P.

My Pain And Stiffness Has Decreased

nancyl-testimonial“I started Chiropractic because my son was already receiving care and I realized it could benefit me as well. I have scoliosis so I had been suffering from back pain and stiffness. I also did a lot of driving for my job which caused a lot of back pain. I had never really done anything about it before because I thought it was just some things I would have to live with since my Scoliosis is so severe. e starting chiropractic care I have a lot less back pain and stiffness. I also have positional vertigo which also improved after receiving care. Dr. Dave is one of the funniest doctors I have met and is always willing to joke around with me. His staff are all a bunch of sweethearts and make me feel so special when I walk in.”

-Amy B.

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A Better Version of Myself

“I started chiropractic care because I was having headaches at least 3 times a day and I also was having lower back pain. I had these issues for several months and it was affecting my work ability and how I was studying for school because I was not sleeping much. In the past I have tried medications to help with the headaches but they still came back.

My headaches have decreased a lot. If I was not in nursing school they would probably be totally gone. My lower back pain is also better. Chiropractic care has improved my quality of life because since my headaches have decreased a tremendous amount I am able to sleep better and be a better version of myself.

Dr. Dave and his team are wonderful! Every visit they are always so welcoming and very happy and upbeat. I always look forward to coming in for appointments.”

-Hannah G.

Dr. Dave Takes Time to Listen

nancyl-testimonial“All my life, I have been a headache sufferer with intense neck tension. It affected me badly in college, especially when taking written exams. My physician put me on muscle relaxers and pain killers for 8 months straight. Whenever I stopped taking them, all my headache-related symptoms returned. I had two rounds of physical therapy and even saw a surgeon for a consultation. Through my 20s, they worsened, especially during each of my pregnancies. I was having about 15 headaches each month. I turned to chiropractic for a hopeful permanent improvement.

Chiropractic changed many things for me. Not only did the adjustments help me feel better, I also learned about nutrition, which led me to remove gluten from my diet. That change drastically decreased my migraines. Chiropractic also opened my eyes to a better way to birth my children. With healthy eating and regular adjustments, I helped my body stay in alignment, which kept my babies in the position they needed to be for a healthy unscheduled delivery. I was able to let my body do what it was created to do. I still suffered some headaches through my pregnancy, but my adjustments greatly improved my daily quality of life. In Dr. Dave’s office with my third pregnancy, I had already been receiving regular adjustments there for a year prior. I experienced minimal lower back pain compared to previous pregnancies, and I slept beautifully through my entire pregnancy – up until the day I delivered. Overall, chiropractic has encouraged me to live a healthier lifestyle and allowed me to live without constant pain medication. Read More…

Dr. Dave and his team are living proof of what well-rounded health and wellness looks like. They have proven to be a valuable resource for my family’s health with chiropractic care, prenatal and postnatal care, nutrition and overall wellbeing. Dr. Dave takes time to listen and address concerns about my family’s health. The office environment is extremely family-friendly, and it is a fun place to visit. Chiropractic puts the body in its best place to heal itself without medical or chemical interventions. Give it a chance as a first stop option to see if it can help you!”

-Nancy K.

Everyone At This Office Is Wonderful

randi-testimonial“I came to Dr. Dave’s office with chronic, intermittent neck pain and headaches. This had been present for many years but had been getting worse. It felt like a knife going through the back of my neck and out my eye. The made work difficult and my days very long. I only felt like laying down with my eyes closed. I did not want to do anything else. I tried Tylenol, Icy Hot to take the edge off. If I went to bed with a headache, I just hoped it would be gone by the morning. I rarely get headaches anymore!

I recently gave birth to my first child, a son. Although I did not seek out Dr. Dave for the fertility/pregnancy reasons. I truly believe he played an important part in my health at this time. My pregnancy was uncomplicated and stress free. My delivery, although long, went well! I don’t know if I would have been prepared physically and mentally without Dr. Daves adjustments.

Simply put: everyone at this office is wonderful. It’s so nice to feel that the staff truly loves what they do. I don’t think I’ve ever left Dr. Daves office without a smile on my face.”

-Randi L.

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I Feel So Much Better!

“I have had neck and back pain for 10 years. I took a lot of ibuprofen and had physical therapy which only have temporary relief. I usually ended up with a headache and stiff back and neck after doing anything from sitting, walking, driving, social events, etc.

I feel so much better! Not only my back and neck but I have more energy. I finally sleep better and it has pushed me to want to be all around healthier.

Dr. Dave and the team are great people. Their smiles and energetic positive attitudes are contagious! So helpful and accommodating!”

-Claudia N.

No More Headaches

Image of patient Cate P.“I started chiropractic care to improve overall health and to reduce headaches (they can be so debilitating!)

Recently I had a headache that lasted well over 24 hours and no matter what I tried (sleep, medicine, herbal support, cold cloth on head, etc) NOTHING worked!!! I walked in to Hanson Family Chiropractic with this horrible headache and after an adjustment, I walked out with NO headache and it never returned!”

-Cate P.

My Neck Pain is Reduced

“I started seeing a chiropractor skeptically, not sure it would really help or do anything. I had been experiencing significant neck and back pain for a few months, along with numbness all down my left leg and into my foot, and numbness in my left arm which I blamed on a desk job. I was living with regular pain, it affected my ability to workout, my ability to play with my kids and had me concerned that any strenuous physical activity would lead to further injury and more pain. I was managing pain with Tylenol regularly and when things were more severe with prescription medications for pain and muscle relaxers.

My health has improved since completing treatment! My pain is much reduced. When something does flare up, it also is quicker to improve. My ability to workout has returned with less fear of further injury. It’s hard to describe sometimes, my back just feels better, more relaxed, less stressed. The numbness in my arm has gone, and the numbness in my leg is less constant.

The team at HFC is great, everyone is genuinely kind and always takes time to make sure you feel welcome and cared for. Dr. Dave is always willing to answer questions even when he’s busy and very glad to explain things (in as much or as little detail as desired). Very happy to get to know these people over the course of my care.”

-Josh H.

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Finally a Restful Night’s Sleep

I injured myself about 9 years ago. I have received chiropractic care on a regular basis since then. Hanson Family Chiropractic has made a huge difference in my life. My previous Doctor would adjust me just enough to keep me not in pain until the next visit. Dr. Dave on the other hand not only showed me with scans what was wrong in my body, but actually fixed it!

Since I could feel the difference, I chose to put my daughter under care as well. She was waking up nightly with terrors. Now she has a solid 10 hours of sleep!!

I can finally get a restful night sleep without waking up in pain and my daughter no longer has night terrors!

The team is so friendly and welcoming. They know everyones names and are great with children.

-Holly C.

Absolute Game Changer

Robby B. When my wife first approached me with the idea of seeing a chiropractor as a family, I’ll be the first admit I was slightly skeptical. During our first sit down with Dr. Dave, I said “I feel fine! No complaints here!” (typical Dad response). Fast forward to the first scan results: I needed the most help. We discovered that a soccer injury from almost 15 years ago was affecting my lower back and hips in a pretty big way. And not to forget, all of those soccer headers over the years had really done a number on my neck. Chiropractic care has been an absolute game changer for our family. When I would come home from a long day of work, I would take ibuprofen or tylenol to help with any back/neck pain. I haven’t had to do that since starting treatment! In the past, I dealt with seasonal allergies, especially in the spring. I am happy to report I have had little to no symptoms this year. I can breathe! My posture as also greatly improved. Our family can’t compliment Dr. Dave and his team enough! They are all so welcoming and make you feel like you’re part of the HFC family. During treatment sessions, Dr. Dave often utilizes a technique that essentially is a big ol’ hug.I felt the need to awkwardly name it “The Embrace”. Ask for “The Embrace” next time you’re there! It’s pretty great!

-Robby B.