Success Stories

Colin's Story

Colin

San Francisco, CA

LaTache's Story

 

 

LaTache

San Francisco, CA

Julia's Story

Julia

San Francisco, CA

"100% Pain Free"

A few months ago, I herniated a disc in my cervical spine (C5/6). I was bedridden for about two weeks due to nerve compression, extreme pain, numbness in my forearm and thumb, and weakness in my entire right arm--I could hardly hold my head up or pick up heavy things and I was taking narcotic pain meds around the clock. 

After getting an MRI and epidural steroid injection (at another medical facility), I had enough range of motion and decreased pain to start getting adjustments to my neck and decompression therapy. I found Chiro-Medical Express which is conveniently located next to my office. Here we are, about 8 weeks later and 9 visits in and I am 100% pain free, able to do just about everything I was doing before my herniated disc, I have no numbness in my thumb/arm, and my strength has significantly increased. 

I know that going to a chiro office is not necessarily supposed to be a relaxing experience, but I look forward to every appointment, as it's my time to loosen up, listen to music, interact with great people, and get my neck stretched out!

Sarah C.

Austin, TX

"Two Thumbs Up!"

I went to see Dr. Yang with a tingling sensation that would not leave my calf muscle.  Was a bit apprehensive as I've never been to a chiropractor.  Dr. Yang immediately put me at ease and, more importantly, helped me with my issue.  In addition to appointments with her, she's also given me some stretches and exercises that will set me up for future success not getting this injury again.  I give her two thumbs up!  Also, the front desk team is the absolute best I have encountered at a medical office.  Always so friendly and remembered my name by my 2nd or 3rd appointment.  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr. Yang to any of my friends.

Elizabeth T.

Oakland, CA

"I've never felt better!"

About 2 months ago I went to see a chiropractor for the first time in my life not knowing what to expect. I had a bad case of UCS (Upper Cross Syndrome) from working out over the years and not taking the time to properly stretch. Working on computers eight hours a day for my job didn't help either. So I am really glad to have Dr. Tracy Yang as my very first chiropractor. She is wonderful! She is really patient, took the time and care to explain everything about my condition, and provide guidance every step of the way to my recovery. She showed me all the wonderful stretches I need to help myself get better. 2 months later I've never felt better! My posture is best in years, I can see the definition on my abs (nice bonus), and I am pretty much cure of my bad posture. I also feel (and look) taller now because I no longer slouch.

Thank you Tracy for saving me from my condition and added years of health to my life! She is now working on my lower back due to injuring myself in Jujitsu. Frankly, she is the only one I can trust for my chiropractic care. With her you know you're in good hands. Tracy is simply amazing!

Colin H.

Sacramento, CA

"Normal Again"

I was looking for a chiropractic office that had a DRX (spinal decompression) machine that could help me with bulging disc(s) issue.  I emailed the office and got a response immediately.  They set up an appointment for an initial consultation and I was on my way.  I was familiar with the spinal decompression because a family member had gone through treatment and it helped immensely. After trying so many other treatments, I finally decided I'd do something about being in pain for over a year.  

The price of health and a pain free life was worth the money. I have been receiving treatment for about 10 weeks and am just now starting to feel almost normal again. They explained what would be happening for the first few weeks and was completely honest about how slowly the improvement might be.  

I have always found the entire staff very professional and straightforward, which for me in any doctor's office is extremely important. Each time I come into the office for my appointment I'm immediately greeted warmly, and every consultation with the doctor is met with 100% interest in how I'm feeling and how my treatment is going.

Julie B.

San Francisco, CA

"Now I feel... a lot better."

I was looking for a new chiropractor since my previous one is not as "great." It was literally just "oh, you need that fixed? Sure!". Crack here and there, done. So, I looked around online and found out about this place. I went to the non-Express one for physical therapy before, so I felt like it should be a good bet.

They booked me for an appointment with Dr. Tracy Yang. First day, she assessed me and did some tests. I was surprised that my previous chiropractor didn't do it. One of the things that made me like this place is that Dr. Yang was able to tell me that my hip is a bit torqued. Every time I squat at the gym, I could feel like I kinda lean towards one side a little bit. I did not tell her about that and she found out about it just by feeling my spine, etc. To top it off, she does not just do adjustments. She also showed me various exercises to help me improve my conditions.

I started coming to this place in early December 2017, and now I feel like my neck and hip are a lot better. Plus, the front desk staff is great as well. They're really friendly.

Ardo K.

San Francisco, CA

"Impressed"

My primary care provider at One Medical Group referred me to Dr. Rabbetz. I'm 4 months pregnant with extremely severe back pain. I'd never had chiropractic treatment before. I was unable to walk or sit for almost a week before seeing Dr. Rabbetz and there is not much my primary care team can do for me due to the pregnancy (med limitations etc.). 

One hour after my first adjustment with Dr. Rabbetz and work with his PT staff, I was standing and sitting comfortably for the first time in over a week! I am absolutely impressed. They're sensitive to the unique needs of the body while pregnant (including the massage team who has prenatal experience). The PT team understands all the nuance of a pregnancy-impacted care plan. I'm also impressed with the collaboration between the traditional MD/FNP world of medicine and chiropractic medicine and physical therapy. Dr. Rabbetz is efficient, direct, and sharp. I'm impressed with his ability to coordinate a full care team in his office. They run a coordinated and efficient practice, with thorough treatment and no wasted time, getting me back to work and family life. I am so grateful I was referred his way.

L. S.

San Francisco, CA

"Extremely Positive"

I can't say enough about the team at Chiro-Medical Group.  Before finding Chiro-Medical Group in 2007, I had chronic lower back pain for a decade.  I'd seen a series of orthopedic specialists and physical therapists.  While my doctors were beginning to talk about surgery, my conversations with Dr. Scott Calzaretta convinced me that it was premature.  After working with Dr. Calzaretta and his team for  a few months, my pain subsided.  During the same time, Steve Moreno helped to understand and practice exercises to both relax and strengthen my back.  I've regained my flexibility and range of motion.  Now, I continue to seek periodic treatment for preventative care and the occasional flareup. 

Besides the fact I'm generally pain free, the experience with Chiro-Medical has been extremely positive. Throughout, I felt as though the treatment plan was personalized and specific.  Though I'm not athletic and have not exercised regularly, Steve and the people who occasionally stood in for him were extremely supportive in motivating me to learn and practice the critical strengthening exercises.  And generally, the efficiency and congeniality of the entire staff continues to make every interaction and every visit a pleasurable experience.

Janet M.

Novato, CA

"Healthy and Feeling Young"

Chiropractic care continues to be very beneficial to me.  It keeps me healthy and feeling young.  It allows me to live pain-free and maintain a very active lifestyle, which includes training horses and working out.  I originally came to the chiropractor about twenty years ago for a shoulder problem. Through adjustments and massage, the doctor was able to give me my arm back.  After that problem, I continued to come once a month for maintenance, because the care felt good and helped me stay in tip-top shape.  I highly recommend chiropractic care to anyone.

Eugene S.

San Rafael, CA

"Chiro Medical Changed My Life!"

Since the start of my injury in 2003, I have gone to many surgeons and specialists. They gave me cortizone shots, recommended physical therapists, prescribed wrists braces, muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory medication, portable e-stim machines and acupuncture. They even gave me $5000 for my injury! But it never brought back the full movement in both shoulders. In July 2008, I made an appointment with Dr. Calzeretta. He has a holistic approach to resolving my injuries and chronic pain. After a thorough examination of biomechanics from standing to sleeping, pain is addressed with chiropractic and physical therapy is employed to resolve the cause of the pain. Every exercise I learned, every bit of information shared with me from posture to ergonomic improvements, proved to be beneficial to my recovery. I haven’t moved my arms since 2003 and in the last 2 months I’m 85% into my recovery. I can’t believe it!

Catherine B.

San Francisco, CA