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Hands holding heartWhat Our Patients Say

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


Part of the HFC family

Photo of R.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 care!

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!
-R.B.

The Entire Team is WONDERFUL.

Photo of Akshi S.“I started care because I’ve had back pain since starting my career as a dentist 5 years ago. I used to get massages every month in order to help, and usually by week 3, I knew I needed another massage soon. It was affecting my work because after a dental procedure I would be sore for the rest of the day. My back and neck were constantly in a state of pain.

Since starting my care, I am no longer in pain. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to say that!!! I have not had a massage in 3 months, and I am not needing it to preserve my back and neck anymore. I am able to work and not be sore, even with difficult procedures.

The entire team is WONDERFUL. They make you feel like old friends. They are always so accommodating when it comes to scheduling. My husband recently pulled his back and they were able to get him in for a scan that same day, and in for an adjustment within a few days. My husband has also told me that since starting adjustments (he’s only had a few so far) he’s already feeling so much better”.
-A.S.

Always Available to Answer Questions

Photo of J.F.After I had my kids, my hips really started bothering me. I was having trouble sleeping with my hip pain. Then within the past year my upper back has been very tense causing me to be uncomfortable throughout the day and also I was getting more headaches. I have tried stretching at home, yoga, exercise, etc. All of these helped but didn’t “fix” the problem. I tried chiropractic care one other time, but just could not commit to the time.

When I decided to come to HFC I committed to myself that I would follow through. I have noticed much less pain in my upper shoulder/back area. I have also noticed improved posture. My hips are still adjusting due to being so bad beforehand, but I can feel a difference after each adjustment. I have also been doing stretches that were recommended to me by Dr. Hopper. I have never met a staff as friendly as the staff at HFC. They are welcoming, kind, and always available to answer questions.
-J.F.

Sleeping Much Better

Patient and doctorI wanted to give chiropractic care another try to see if it would help my chronic neck pain. I have had this pain for over thirty years. After a car accident, I lost my voice and my neck was in constant pain which prevented me from exercising. I also used to have bad headaches and I was not able to sleep well. Overtime my sleep became worse until I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about two years ago. I have tried physicians, chiropractic care and bowen therapy (massage.) Everything seemed to help at first, but then the pain kept returning. My pain was mostly in my neck but also in my shoulder blades and back. At its worst, it felt like a burning pain. My pain all over has improved, especially in my neck and I am sleeping much better. The entire team is awesome. Everyone is friendly and kind. The moment I walk into the office I feel welcomed and comfortable. Dr. Dave explains everything in detail for me to understand my progress, I can see his passion for what he does.”
-P. D.

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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.

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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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This Team is Amazing

I started chiropractic care for help with my twisted vertebrae. This issue began years ago with no exact cause. I also had double jaw joint replacement surgery, which made my neck issue a more severe problem. I have tried chiropractic care before, and well as medications and braces. My headaches have significantly gone down, and I feel much more comfortable in everyday life. Pain and pressure in my back have continued to go down, and my surgery recovery is being benefited. This team provides the best quality of care. They make sure that they do everything in their power to make you comfortable. Especially, calling to check on you if you called off sick. This team is amazing at what they do, and they make you feel like family. - A.B.

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.

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