What Patients are Saying
The following testimonials were written by patients. Authenticity and verification kept on file as required by federal law.
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My back has gone through cycles ranging from “good” to “tender-painful”. Over the past 2 years I noticed that “tender” became the norm and that I was limiting my range of motion as a regular part of daily life (especially getting up from chairs or out of bed in the morning.. but also bending, lifting, etc.)
I had an episode about 2 years ago in which I thought my back was going to go out again – the pain was increasing over the course of 2 days. I sought & received chiropractic care for 2 or 3 visits. I didn’t have insurance that would cover it at the time, and I couldn’t afford the cost to continue.
In the fall of 2007 I again thought that my back might be nearing an episode and I sought care with Dr. Koplen, who was referred to me by a friend.
I think that staying with the course of treatment – for 6 months now – has really made a huge difference in my well-being and my ability to function without pain. I still have twinges at times; but I no longer think about how I’m going to get out of bed. I hardly think about my back at all – which is remarkable. I’m still careful about what I put my body through, but I have a much wider range of pain-free motion and enjoy simple physical activities such as gardening and bicycling – which were sometimes problematic. I’m also guessing that I sleep better, more productively.
This decision to commit myself to healing my back has paid off in dividends. I’m very glad I decided to do it – esp. since I am aging (52). I want to work towards strengthening myself so that I can have as active and independent “old age” as possible. Thanks!
Adam tried different procedures to stimulate the nerve and he was able to be able to reverse the atrophy, but not stabilize it without frequent appointments. Adam and I decided to check with Michael to see if chiropractic might help to stabilize the leg. After reviewing xrays Michael saw that my back was calcifying and felt that he could loosen it up. So we started treatment with both procedures.
Currently, I am able to walk steady and with no pain for one, two, three miles and enjoy walking again. I need to walk with trekking poles for stability … but at seventy one I can move about quite well and enjoy traveling again without the use of wheel chairs in airports or on the streets. I am happy that Jack at the Vitamin Store suggested I use acupuncture and chiropractic. I want to than Adam and Michael for getting back my walking ability.
I was afraid to see a chiropractor. It looked and sounded scary to me to have someone jerk my head and neck into place. But Vanessa raved about how gentle and sensitive you were – she said you had been a massage practitioner yourself at one time – and my neck felt so bad I eventually gave in.
I’m glad. Your firm but gentle manner helped me relax and feel confident. I can’t say I love chiropractic adjustments but I couldn’t deny the instant relief. Full correction took many weeks of adjustments to stabilize and then every other week sessions, and later monthly ones. Then it stabilized for good and I have only needed sporadic care ever since. Could it be that was 19-20 years ago? I come in whenever I need spinal care care adjustments, always feel thankful for the assistance, and recommend you to my clients and friends.
A neighbor referred me to Dr Koplen. I’d been skeptical about chiropractic care, but ‘tradiitonal’ PT hadn’t worked and I was desperate. Given the amount of degeneration in my spine, Dr Koplen wasn’t sure how much help he could give me, but we started with three visits per week. Progress was so good after a month that we were able to decrease that to twice a week. After three months we switched to once a week. In May 2005 I found I could walk short distances without my cane. I’m now scheduling adjustments every 3-4 weeks, I no longer take vicodin, am managing with aspirin and ibuprofen, and don’t need my cane. I have absolutely know doubt that if I’d continued treatment at the SC Medical CLinic instead of coming to Dr. Koplen, I’d be in a wheelchair today
Having lived in several places, I have seen several chiropractors in my life and I have been most happy with Dr Koplen. I have been especially appreciative of his neck adjustments which are extraordinary in restoring full range of motion and relieving tightness and pain. Thank you so much Dr Koplen!
In 1998 I fell and fractured my sacrum. Ouch! Michael got me through that and has continued to give me adjustments to ease the pain that resulted from the injury. If I had not had regular chiropractic care over the years since my accident I am convinced I would not be able to walk and would be on pain medication. One of the pain medications prescribed is also used for seizures. Can you imagine what a toll that would have taken on my body over the years had I not refused to take it? I opted for chiropractic care vs. drugs and am so thankful that I did.
Michael may or may not realize the huge, important role he [chiropractic] has played in my life. Thank you Michael … from the bottom of my heart.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Koplen’s since 1997 and feel that my pinched nerve was a blessing in disguise; I don’t know that i would otherwise have been introduced to the benefits of Koplen’s healing hands. I am so very, very grateful to Dr Koplen for not only relieving my pain, but for educating me on the reality of chiropractic care. This is a person who genuinely cares about helping others.