Audrey S. said: “The ladies continue to give the best patient and chiropractic service imaginable in the new location (which is much more spacious with a tv now and nice hardwood floor; benches are humorously low with “2 for 1? deals in some of the rooms; parking is much more manageable). Doctor Doyle is always showing me ways to keep myself from throwing my muscles and whatnot out of whack. I always get my fair deal of “crack” to last through Sundays in case I forget to breathe during a dire stretch. I love getting to come here virtually every day not just for the obvious adjustments, but because it’s basically impossible not to feel good period after a conversation with these two.”
Sarah Bennett said: “I have been a patient of Dr. Hans’ over the last 3 years. He has helped me gain mobility back in my neck and most recently my hip. At the very start of the new year I found myself unable to get out of bed and do the most mundane things in my day to day life. After just a few weeks, Dr. Hans’s staff had me up and back to being able to do my day to day life, he even got me back to the gym which has enabled me to continue on in my quest to become a healthier and happier patient. I am grateful to his helpful and friendly staff for making me feel like family.”
Wayne Davis said: “Upon my first visit you explained my problem in layman’s terms and how you would try to rectify the problem. Since then I believe that I have improved and hopefully will continue. The courteousness and professionalism shown by the front desk and the rest of the staff make my treatment plan a pleasure.”
Roy Chitwood said: “I recently completed re-building the cabinets for my media toys. This probably doesn’t sound like a particularly big accomplishment but it is for someone who a year and a half ago was in constant pain and had difficultly getting out of bed or lifting a carton of milk. I can again do the activities that I enjoy and my pain is much less. I owe this great improvement in my life to the chiropractic adjustments and exercise program that I receive at Discover Chiropractic. I give my sincere thanks to Doctors Freericks and Hazleton. Also thanks to Jeanie, Cathleen, Chelsie, and Amber at the front desk for always making me smile.”
Joan M. Caldwell said: “I have severe degeneration in my spine and this summer as I was walking at Fremont’s Art & Wine Festival the pain was so severe that I had to sit every half block to stop the pain in my hips. Both my primary doctor and my orthopedic surgeon assured me that the pain was from my back. Pain pills were the only relief. I came across Dr. Hans’ booth and with a quick check he pinpointed the source of the pain and thought he could help. Help he did; now I get up without stiffness and pain. The friendliness and cheerfulness of the staff is a bonus. I look forward to each treatment.”
Rui Almeida said: “For the past 2 years, I have been in pain from a pinched nerved in my neck & lower back. I’ve been on lots of different medicines and still had pain. I didn’t know what to do anymore. I stopped at Dr. Hans’ booth during the Fremont Art & Wine Festival—best thing I did. A couple of days later, I was getting treatment from Dr. Hans with no meds. I’ve been seeing him for 3 months now and I can say that my pain is slowly going away without meds! Thanks, Dr. Hans. You the man!”
Theresa Forbes said: “I just love the ladies in the san lorenzo office. Ginny always greets me with a smile. I have been treated by a chiropractor for one thing or another for at least 30 years. I suffered from the likes of sciatica, car accidents(2), personal injury like falling off a horse and not being spotted while doing a handstand and a lifetime of carrying around two DDD size breast. I always had pain of some kind during the day. Dr Doyle has worked with me so well that I can now say I’m free from daily pain in my back, neck, shoulder, hip, knee and feet, pain. Thank you very much.”
Audrey said: “I originally started at a Danville office for my initial care, then quickly switched to the San Lorenzo one for location convenience. Fourth time being the charm(aka four doctors later), Dr. Doyle is AAAAAAAAH-SUUUUUUUUUM and has been the best by far. She and her assistant, Jeannie (who smells like freshly-baked Christmas cookies), are two of the loveliest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in an environment requiring personal touch and understanding. It’s not just that the doctor legitimately knows what she’s doing and makes you feel gooder/marvelous/terrific/wonderful/fantastic/super(day-depending) after each visit, but they both have insatiable personalities and humor, which is vital when helping and relating to others.
Overall I’ve been feeling my best(no more headaches or occasional stomach issues) under her care and the most comfortable since she explains basic and new techniques she’s doing and how they affect the body, depending on any different, abnormal pain you’re experiencing or how bad (she’s also not a creepy older man doing it). She teaches correct posture, stretches(VERY generous & helpful since I’m unable to make the occasional wellness class), advises on pillow types for pressure-relief at home & is really good with names. She listens to whatever is bothering you emotionally and/or physically and treats you like a friend(which not many doctors are able to do or care to). As such, you’re no longer bothered upon leaving, as typically they both make you laugh too much to remember you were in pain at all.
As soon as you enter the office Jeannie makes you feel welcome, comfortable and cared for. If you ever happen to have to wait, she has a joke or story to keep you entertained. It’s such an extraordinarily calming and quiet atmosphere, you’re easily susceptible to napping.
The payment plans are simplified and Jeannie takes the time to sit with you and go over your options. If you’re poor and semi-broke like me, she does whatever she can to help keep you from starving while keeping up with payments (even bend the rules a little…unless that was someone previous-it’s been a while-but I’ll say it’s her). It’s a medical cost, so still expensive but these ladies are worth it.”
Cristy Tuchtenhagen said, “I came to Discover Chiropractic in August 2009 after a terrible accident. I was left with very minimal movement of my neck and back, as well as right arm numbness. In just a short time, with many visits, Dr. Hans and his staff have helped me back to being me. I feel great and look forward to his cheerful staff and his excellent, knowledgeable skills. I know that I am in good hands when I am at Discover.”
Gregg Burhyte said, “Before I started chiropractic care my condition was pretty bad. I had pain in my lower back down my right leg. Every time I went to the doctor he would just tell me, “It’s okay, just a mechanical muscle strain” and gave me Motrin 800mg. He would also tell me to rest. Then I hurt my back at work, so they sent me to get an MRI. When the results came back, I found my L1 to L5 were bad, and that had a very bad disc, so I needed to have SURGERY. They said that they were going to put TWO RODS and SIX PINS in my back, and I could no longer work at my job, so suggested that I get retrained in another. I told them NO, let me try other ways first. So I tried CORTISONE SHOTS, STEROIDS, and lots of other medications. They all helped for a short time, but nothing-long term.
So one day while I was at a fair, I saw a booth where Dr. Hans was giving out special offer on exams. So I decided to give it a try. When I went there, I thought to myself, this guy can’t help me. I’VE ALREADY SEEN A CHIROPRACTOR and he couldn’t help, but I let Dr. Hans examine me and he t0ld me how he can help. So I let him try. I went to his office every day for 3 weeks straight. Because his adjustments were making me feel better, I was able to do more with my kids. I felt so good, I started playing ball with my son and daughter, and I became an umpire for my daughter’s softball league. I have been seeing Dr. Hans for about a year now and I can do things I thought I would never do again. My kids love the fact that daddy is feeling better now, and I LOVE THE FACT THAT I CAN ENJOY MY CHILDREN. All I can say is if it wasn’t for Dr. Hans, I probably wouldn’t be able to play with my kids at all.”
Hannah DeLor said, “I am 40 years old and have worked in many areas of healthcare since I was 15 years old. When I was a 6 year old, I started getting migraines. In my early teens, my mum took me to a chiropractor and the headaches dramatically improved. I started getting lower back pain in my late teens, probably related to lifting incorrectly as I worked with people with physical disabilities.
The last 3 years have been terrible. I have had consistent lower and middle back pain which has stopped me from carrying out simple day to day tasks and left me depressed and increasingly unfit. I am a mid-wife and the pain left me feeling unsafe to do my job properly. I have taken a lot of painkillers.
I got married in November 2010 and moved to the U.S. from New Zealand and almost immediately started coming to see Dr. Hans. I am now 7 months pregnant.
I am so glad that I followed Dr. Hans’ advice and have persevered with treatment… At times I wanted to give up.
I am feeling so much better. The pregnancy progresses well. I dreaded the impact pregnancy would have on my level of pain but so far so good, as long as I do my part and do the stretches and exercises I need to. Dr. Hans can work on correcting those weakened areas that have taken years to develop.
I know that no other course of treatment would have helped and healed me.”
Brenda Scott-Fong said, “It’s been over 3 years since I first walked through the door of Discover Chiropractic. It started with a car accident, a rear end collision that left me with a neck injury. I went to Discover Chiropractic for help. I meat with Dr. Hans and his team, listened to what he had to say about the treatment, and after following the prescribed visits and exercises, I was back to normal in a little under a year. I learned how to listen to my body and detect signs of unusual pain. With long hours at work glued to the computer and the aches and pains of just getting older, I decided to continue my treatment under a wellness care program that’s offered by Dr. Hans. After another year of wellness care and feeling better than I ever felt before… I thought, “Hey, I don’t need to continue my adjustments.” So I didn’t renew my wellness care treatment for the second year. What a mistake that was… with the stress my mind and body was under from my company being bought out, by the end of the year, I was miserable. My body started talking to me and back to Discover Chiropractic I went. Dr. Hans and his team welcomed me with open arms. They were happy to assist in getting me back to normal. It took about 6 weeks of multiple visits a week to get me back to this point… but I’m back on the wellness care program and I feel better than I have in over a year. Thanks Discover Chiropractic! Your loyal patient,”
Sarah Bennett said, “I have been a patient of Dr. Hans over the last 3 years. He has helped me gain mobility back in my neck and most recently my hip. At the very start of the new year, I found myself unable to get out of bed and do the most mundane things in my day to day life. After just a few weeks, Dr. Hans’s staff had me up and back to being able to do my day to day tasks. He even got me back to the gym which has enabled me to continue on in my quest to become a healthier and happier patient. I am grateful to his helpful and friendly staff for making me feel like family.”
Samantha Petro said, “I HAVE MY LIFE BACK! It was August 2004 when I was caught passenger in a roll-over accident, rolled over three times and landed up side down. My senior year in college, pulled from the car wreck by a random kind person, my life turned upside down. I was in pain beyond imagination and no one could tell me why—x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs all turned out with nothing. My doctor sent me to two weeks of physical therapy to relocate my shoulder and send me on my way.
For four years I lived with excruciating pain in my back, shoulder, and hips and I couldn’t stand up straight. I tried to continue on with a normal life but I couldn’t lift anything. Sewing became painful and straining. I couldn’t enjoy roller coaster anymore. I thought it was the only way I could live until Discover Chiropractic visited my gym offering $20 first exams. I shrugged it off at first, since no on had been able to stop the pain, but my housemates pushed me forward and told me to just see what comes up. Just by touching my spine, he could tell it was off and pinched nerves were causing my pain. And so I went in for the exams and just about died when I saw my x-rays. I didn’t know spines could bend that far. The curve in my spine was huge and literally twisted it. My neck even had a backwards bow. Finally I had an answer to my pain and it was fixable.
I had no insurance so I scrounged up what money I could and started intensive care. Even at my first re-exam I could see the difference. My spine was realigning. I was feeling more alive. I was able to start doing things I’d forgotten I could do. Over the next year, each re-exam showed huge improvements. It seemed too good to be true, but it was real. Now two years since I first started going, I felt like myself. I was living a pain free life. I could go to theme parks again, riding roller coasters pain free. Sewing became easier and I began to love crafting costumes again. I had my life back!
I’m 27 and able to live again, thanks to everyone at Discover Chiropractic.”
Maria Elena Byron said, “I already had two previous great chiropractors so I knew chiropractic treatment was excellent. (Each of us moved to different areas so I could no longer use them.) I went without chiropractic care for several years until I got a frozen left shoulder. The pain was intense but since I had previously had a frozen right shoulder, I knew that chiropractic care would help me without the need for surgery.
I found Dr. Hans Freericks and he restored my shoulder to complete range of motion and health. Now I have been a patient with Dr. Hans for quite a while. He has continued to help me throughout the years with preventive care, as well as acute care when I have suffered other injuries to my back or arm. I am a grandmother with the two youngest being 4 and 5 years old. This required a lot of physicality and I have been able to enjoy them because I have been physically able to, due to my great chiropractic care with Dr. Hans.
Thank you, Dr. Hans and staff at Discover Chiropractic!”
Yolanda Sierra said, “My name is Yolanda Sierra. I was referred to Dr. Hans by my sister Josephine. Prior to my visits to Dr. Hans, I was having regular massages and taking pain medications but they brought me no relief. When I first came to see Dr. Hans, I was in sever back pain which travelled down my legs to my knees. I was using a cane to walk. When I walked, bent, or moved I was in excruciating pain. Normally, I am an active housewife that works out and enjoys knitting and going for walks. I also like to travel with my husband in our spare time. I was unable to do any of my normal activities. When I went to see Dr. Hans he first gave me an x-ray which found deterioration in back disks and a pinched nerve. My back is also not straight and I have arthritis in my back, neck, shoulders, and hands. I have improved a lot since seeing Dr. Hans. I ca now walk without a cane and have been able to clean my house and return to most normal activities and hopefully will be able to travel soon. I strongly recommend for people in excruciating pain to see Dr. Hans because it can make them feel better and be able to do what they love to do again… live.”
Meleny Lathom said, “Over a year ago my mother referred me to Dr. Hans. My daughter was in aching pain from an ear infection. She has had a countless number of ear infections and has seen her share of the “pink stuff”. I dreaded the trip to the doctor’s office, where yet another prescription nof antibiotics would be issued… only to see another ear infection return weeks later. My daughter, 5 at the time, had no been able to take swimming lessons for over a year and was begging to swim again. I knew it would be the money down the drain; she would only attend the first and second class until he ears hurt so bad she’d get the “pink stuff” again. So after much encouragement from y mother, who has had wonderful results from Dr. Hans, I took my daughter in. She went through a series of adjustments with ease; and I’m glad to say we have had 14 months of pain free, ear infection free, happy swimming!! We think it’s amazing! Thank you for taking such great care of our family and providing us with the knowledge and information to pass on to others. We think you are all wonderful!!
Citlalin (my daughter) says, “Thank you for helping me with my back and my ears when I had ear infections, no I never miss a class!”"
Billi Vitrano said, “NO MORE PAIN! I am stronger, focused and happier (better mindset). I have relief from shoulder pain and back pain. It’s good to know what’s going on with my body. Thank you, Doctors and staff, for your caring and encouragement.”
Darlene Richardson said, “NO MORE HEADACHES! Dr. Hans has eliminated my every morning headaches. I used to wake up every morning with a headache. I also can now turn my head and look over my right shoulder. I feel relaxed and safe with his adjustments.”
Pete Willis said, “I GET BETTER WITH EVERY VISIT I first came into Discover Chiropractic from someone who was a patient because I didn’t believe in chiropractic. I thought they did more damage than good—well after the first week I started to feel better and am now back to better than I was before I screwed up my back… and I get better each time I come in. I am looking forward to the day Dr. Hans tells me I’m as good as new.”
Dean Edmonds said, “FINDING THE RIGHT CHIROPRACTOR I have been receiving chiropractic care on and off for more than 30 years. Not all of it has been positive. I have turned down more offeres because I felt the doctor was more interested in adjusting my financial status, than helping me get better. Talk about real pain…ow!
Dr. Freericks’ first comments to me never included costs, payments or the like. He actually looked me in the eyes and said, “I think I can help you get better.”
Since I began treatment my neck and lower back have improved. The neck pain I’ve had is subsiding and my sleep has improved greatly. It is rare to find a doctor with such a great personality, with such a great staff, and food… what wonderful food.
Thank you all for improving my body, my life and for being such a great influence to my life.”
Joan Adams said, “What luck, the day I read your confession in the Argus.
I want to thank you for all that you have done. You and your staff always made me feel as if I was the most important patient that walked in the door. That really gave me a lift.
As you know I had been receiving treatment from another chiropractor. I know he was doing his best to treat me, but it just didn’t seem to be enough.
On my first visit to the office, I was very skeptical, thinking, Sure he can do what he is saying. I’ve been there, done that. Well, just after four days of treatment, I felt really good. And you, Dr. Hans, had relieved my most severe pain in my hips and legs. I was able to get up and walk straighter and not be humped over. I was almost back to being my old self. And this was only the first four days. I was amazed. Even my husband could see the difference. Not only the way I was getting around, but also my appetite returned (I’ve gained weight) and my disposition was greatly improved. I have always been a happy, cheerful person. When you don’t feel good, you don’t act and look good. Let’s not forget about the frozen shoulder. You really worked out the kinks there. I can raise my arm over my head, behind my back; I can even lift my grandchildren. NO PAIN!
You’re the best. Thank you again.”
Salome Gomes said, “My problems began over 30 years ago. Two months ago, I was living the life of a disabled person who could not get up from a seated position alone, was incontinent and have chronic severe pain.
After falling at work decades ago, I experienced severe pain in my neck that traveled along my back and side. Over the years, I have been to specialists at the Stanford pain clinic, UCSF and John-Hopkins Hospital in Cleveland. I have endured two surgeries to fuse vertebrae in my neck and undergone physical therapy and acupuncture. Throughout the ups and down of various treatments. I have spent combined months trying to relieve the chronic pain. I spent days eating, reading and watching television alone on my back.
Nearly all of the dozen of doctors I have seen prescribed me strong prescription drugs which, besides making me feel drugged most of the time, caused damage to my stomach.
By the time I found Dr. Hans Freericks and his associates, I had the added problems of very painful and swollen knees and feet. It has been a month and a half of treatment and I am so relieved of my pain that I feel like I am living a new life. Without exaggeration the treatments with Dr. Freericks has resulted in the following improvements: considerable reduction in pain and swelling in my knees and feet, increased flexibility (I can put on my own shoes!), 65% improvement on my back and neck pain, I can sleep through the night without leaking before making it to the bathroom. Other doctors tell me that there is a reduction in the pressure in my eyes due to glaucoma and for the first time since I can remember my blood pressure is down. My friends and family tell me that my face looks different, more relaxed with better color. Most importantly, I am not constantly consumes with debilitating pain. I have been to many doctors who have made many promises to me. I am a fighter so event though I have been very disappointed many times because I did not find relief, I did not give up trying to improve my health.
I would not share my story if I did not believe Dr. Freericks. I am 84 years old and I am grateful that I had enough faith in Dr. Freericks and his associates to continue treatment and find relief. I believe he can help others as well.
Maria Bonilla said, “I had severe headaches and lower back pain for over a year. The headaches and lower back pain would come and go, but stay for hours at a time. When it came to my lower back pain I could hardly be able to sit down, lay down or stand for too long. My neck was so stiff and my headaches were so bad that it would effect my eyesight. I had severe indigestion and bloating problems and having a hard time losing weight.
I went to different specialists (doctors) for my headaches, bloating and indigestion. All the doctor’s ordered blood samples and tons of tests. I also went to the eye doctor and came out told me that I was perfect when I felt that I wasn’t. Due to all the tests that came out negative the specialist that I say (an internalist) diagnosed me with I.B.S (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – the last possibility of what my problem could be. Since I wasn’t confident in any of the doctor’s diagnoses or handling of my situation… I turned to pills. Anything that I would take that would make me feel better, I took advantage of. (Since the doctor’s couldn’t “help”)
My boyfriend Andy Adame referred me. He had mentioned that “ALL” my problems (physically) can be saved by seeing a chiropractor he has a lot of faith in Dr. Hans, and seeing his own condition improve I was a little bit convinced. I had doubts at first due to past experiences, but due to Andy being persistent and my physical condition worsening I decided to try anything that would make me feel better permanently.
When I went in for the first exam I got x-rays taken of my back and upper body. Dr. Hans found my neck to be in the “worst” shape then my back (lower) and my middle upper back. He recommended me t get treatment for atleast 4 months to improve my condition, and I wasn’t thrilled because I didn’t know if it was actually going to help me. I took his advice and did treatment because I really was willing to do and try anything that could help me with my physical condition.
My condition really interfered with my daily activities and job. “Everything” was so bad cause I had to stop working out and going out cause I always felt so horrible. I used to waitress but I no longer could anymore because of my back. I felt like my life was put on pause because of how I felt and what I was going through.
Everything improved. Dr. Hans gave me 4 months to start feeling “back to normal” and I actually felt back to normal about 2 ½ months “IT WAS AMAZING” my indigestion and bloating stopped and went away! My headaches stopped along with the blurry vision. My back pain reduced dramatically and I actually started loosing weight (w/ out going to the gym –cause I couldn’t’) (Dr. Hans says everything cleared up cause all the nerves are tied together) – And I know its true NOW!
I never thought I would feel this much better in such a short amount of time. I’m so glad I got treatment, getting treatment improved my life!”
Sally L. Humphrey said, “I feel great! I couldn’t make that statement two months ago. My neck, shoulders, hips, you name it my body hurt. I’m a bus driver and I sit and get bounced around most of the day. My shoulder had started hurting one day and my doctor said it was a virus and to have patience and it would go away. After a year and a half I lost patience. A friend the day I started coming to him. After only two weeks I was feeling so much better, more energy and wanted to get out and do things. I now can play golf again and the movement in my shoulder gets better every day. You won’t find a more knowledgeable and warm staff as the one Dr. Hans has. Very caring, helpful and just great people. You walk through the door, they greet you by name and your in and out in a short time. Best of all, when I walk out the door, I feel great and ready to take the world on.”
Diana Harrison said, “When I walked into Dr. Hans’ office in September of 1998, I couldn’t turn my head either direction without radiating nerve pain. My right arm was experiencing numbness and tingling. I had long standing lower back pain as a result of lumbar stenosis. What Dr. Hans showed me on my initial visit after x-rays was not only lumbar problems but basically a ‘crooked’ spine all the way up to my neck where the current pain was. Over the past year of treatment with Dr. Hans I have become more active as a result of greater flexibility, increased energy and significantly decreased pain in my lower back and neck. I haven’t taken any Motrin , Advil or Tylenol since beginning treatment. I sleep better and my disposition and perspective on life is brighter because I am not living as stressful and painful a lifestyle.”
Vina T. Lathom said, “For the past 5 years I’ve endured dull chronic pain in my lower back which penetrated through my right hip. …I began searching for a chiropractor. I looked through the phone book and drove to several places. It wasn’t until I walked into the office of Dr. Hans – Discover Chiropractic, on the evening of Dec. 16th, 1999 that I was greeted with friendliness and efficiency. I was seen at that very moment by Dr. Hans for a consultation. Since that initial visit and through continued chiropractic treatment, I have been free of pain in my lower back and hip.”
Patricia Campbell said, “When I first came to Dr. Hans I was suffering from pain radiating from my right shoulder to the top and center of my head. My right ear had pressure from withi n. I had been treated by an ENT, head and neck physician, had gone for a CAT scan of my sinuses, had received an injection into my sinuses and was taking Extra Strength Tylenol every three to four hours. The head pain was only controlled for about two hours but I was advised not to take any pain reliever more often than that. I returned to the ENT doctor and was told that the sinus CAT scan was normal and that I should get a prescription filled for some steroids and take them for ten days. If they didn’t help within that period of time, he was going to send me to a pain clinic so I could learn to live with my pain. I walked out of his office in disgust knowing I would never return there and did not get the prescription filled. The day before, a friend, Rose Wong, told me that it sounded like a problem that her chiropractor, Dr. Hans, might be able to help. I called his office and was given an appointment the next day. Within three days, my neck and head pain began to diminish and within a few more days the ear pressure subsided. After the third day I was not taking anything for pain. I continued feeling better on a daily basis. Within approximately one week I was completely free of pain. I had always thought I would never need to see a chiropractor. I had nothing against them, but felt they were fine for others but that a medical doctor was the only caregiver I would ever need. If I had not been in so much pain and desperate enough to try almost anything I would not have experienced the relief not only from the head and neck pain but from the other conditions that were uncomfortable but that I considered a way of life. I had experienced a tingling in my left rib area since having surgery nine years ago during which my ribs had been separated. Now this sensation is completely gone. I am very impressed with Dr. Hans and his caring staff. They treat you like family and they are genuine in making everyone feel special.”
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