Upper Perkiomen Chiropractic couldn't be considered successful without the success of our patients. This page is dedicated to our patients and the success we have had in restoring and maintaining their health. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
I have been seeing Dr. Pfeiffer for more than 15 years. It started out as back issues that first brought me to the office. After Dr. Pfeiffer helped me get better I realized he is so much more than a chiropractor. I have seen Dr. Pfeiffer for back issues, sinus problems, headaches, ankle and foot problems, and colds and the latest my knee issues. I no longer go to my medical doctor as much as I did. Dr. Pfeiffer can help with almost all medical conditions without the use of chemical medications. I tell my friends and family to try Dr. Pfeiffer first before going to a medical physician.
I feel my health has improved and stays good by my once a month appointment for any back and neck adjustments. My allergies, cold and sinus issues are much less due to the adjustments. My back is in such better shape just by my maintenance appointments. It doesn’t take much to help yourself feel better, follow a once a month regiment and you will see for yourself. Thank you Dr. Pfeiffer!
- Sharon Snell
Before I started treating with Dr. Pfeiffer’s, I had pain in my lower back, which got worse as time went on. When the pain was at its worst I could hardly get out of bed. Dr. Pfeiffer did an examination and ordered x-rays. He then put together a plan of treatment, I began to have adjustments to my spine until my back was better. Now I get an adjustment every three weeks, which keeps me on an even keel.
I have had back trouble since I was twenty-five. I had gone to other chiropractor’s before starting at Dr. Pfeiffer’s about twenty years ago.
Chiropractic keeps me stable so I can function each day. I am able to paint, garden, shop and do other chores. At seventy-two I am not one to sit still. Defiantly if a person has back pain or leg pain from the back, make sure that you get help, the condition will not improve on its own. Dr. Pfeiffer is very knowledgeable and caring. He really wants to help his patients whatever it takes.
- Lewis Varian
Before I began treatments with Dr. Pfeiffer, I was in constant pain and had trouble walking. I could not sit or bend over without stabbing back pain. I would scream in agony just getting in or out of my car. Sleep was almost impossible. My doctor prescribed pain killers but I did not want to live the rest of my life addicted to pain medication.
With regular treatments, I now walk up to nine miles a day, I can live a normal life without pain or pain medication. Best of all I can dance for hours again! Thank you for giving my life back to me!
- Jane Benning
I couldn’t walk or stand for more than ten minutes at a time. My back felt like it had knots in it. I had it for years, but it gets real bad about every three years. I went to the family doctor and they gave me pills, but they did not help.
I came to Dr. Pfeiffer’s office and he did an examination and x rays to diagnose the cause of my pain. Dr. Pfeiffer started a treatment plan for my condition. I can now walk all day and do a little more each day. I have improved about 75 percent. Please give Dr. Pfeiffer a chance!
I have dealt with back pain since my twenties. The pain extended from my lower back to my foot if I did not see a chiropractor. The neck pain came later, which was coupled with a headache. When I stay adjusted the pain is tolerable to almost none. I moved to this area seven years ago, Dr. Pfeiffer was recommended by my family doctor, and since then he has helped to keep me as close to pain free as possible.
According to x-rays my condition will probably continue to deteriorate, although chiropractic care defiantly helps to keep me up and moving in my life. And for that I am thankful for Dr. Pfeiffer and his staff.
I suffered with muscle spasms in my mid back and pain in my lower back for a couple months. I could not take the pain anymore so I looked in the phone book for a chiropractor in the area and I found Dr. Pfeiffer.
At times I still have issues, but I see Dr. Pfeiffer on a regular maintenance schedule and that keeps me going.
- Donna Woodland
I was in so much pain it was driving me mad. I went to a doctor which was no help I was seen by an assistant not by the doctor. All they wanted to do was give me shots in my back. I was referred to Dr. Pfeiffer by a friend, he found the problem and started to help me right away. Now I am becoming almost pain free, so the pain that was really driving me mad is gone. The best move I made was to follow the advice of my friend when he told me about Dr. Pfeiffer.
I am almost pain free, the best part was Dr. Pfeiffer telling me how not to get back to where I was. I can now enjoy my life again, being outside with my grandkids I can now go out and have fun. I would tell everyone no orthopedic doctor first. Go see Dr. Pfeiffer, he will find the problem and do his best to solve it. The orthopedic doctor just wanted to cover the problem up.
- Pamela Allen
I had chronic nagging right lower back pain for a few years prior to coming to Upper Perk Chiropractic Center. I had gone to another chiropractic center that just did an adjustment, but never assessed what possible reasons could be causing the issue.
I would take over the counter anti-inflammation and pain reliever medicine to help with sleeping or after a work intensive day. The pain never was worse than a 5 on a scale of 1-10.
Occasionally, I would put myself into an awkward position, and stress my back to a point where my range of motion was greatly reduced, and the pain threshold was elevated. Prior to coming to Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had an episode very similar, and I felt it was more than just muscle related.
I have been visiting Upper Perk Chiropractic Center now for almost eight months, and my range of motion has increased substantially, I have not “stressed” my back to the point where it is difficult to complete my daily activities, and the chronic lower back pain was finally diagnosed!
Dr. Pfeiffer was very thorough in his initial examination, and did regular “checks” to make sure that the plan he established for my issue was helping with my issue. During my initial visits, I stressed my back to a point where my mobility was greatly reduced. Dr. Pfeiffer made changes to the program, and suggested that I get an MRI to further determine the cause. If it wasn’t for him, I would still be chasing down the reason why I continued to have chronic lower back pain.
Chiropractic care is a holistic process; usually the pain you are experiencing is caused by another issue. Dr. Pfeiffer plans the work, and works the plan in a holistic manner, where others just want to focus on the immediate concern.
- David Paar
I could not turn my head to the left and my left arm would get numb. It was quite painful in my neck. I had this pain for several weeks. I used ice but had no relief so I contacted Dr. Pfeiffer.
Now I can turn my head to the left and put my head up and down. I have no more numbness in my arm. I am always telling people to try chiropractic.
- George Smith
After a few weeks of annoying left shoulder pain, it changed to excruciating pain in my shoulder up through my neck. It was so painful to do anything but sit in a recliner. I also slept there as I couldn’t sleep in bed without a lot of pain. Even driving was painful. My daughter recommended seeing Dr. Pfeiffer.
After a few weeks of chiropractic care, most of the pain was gone and I could resume my household chores and could even sleep in bed on my affected shoulder. I occasionally get a slight pain but a chiropractic visit usually takes care of it.
- Patricia Bevan
After a car accident I felt the effects of my injuries. From pressure in my head to a neck injury and shoulder pain, back pain and knee pain to the point I could not walk or stand for a moderate amount of time. After several months of treatment my head, neck, back, and knee problems are gone. I am able to walk as far as I want without the constant pain. Chiropractic care can help, sometimes better than other options available.
Dr. Douglas Pfeiffer
Your Pennsburg Chiropractor
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had severe lower back pain on and off for months. I went to my family doctor and was treated with pain medication, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxers followed up by physical therapy which did not really help. I was referred to Dr. Pfeiffer’s office by my sister in law.
Since treating with Dr. Pfeiffer my back has been much better. I have not needed to take any medicine and have not missed any work and I can now sleep and function normally.
I previously was always in pain to some degree at times unable to stand straight or get out of bed, usually an aching or dull pain in my lower back. I had visited doctors and urgent care, only to be prescribed medication. This went on for close to 15 years. I was referred by living in the community and hearing only good things about Upper Perk Chiropractic Center.
I now feel “normal” most of the time without any pain. Strenuous work or exercise causes stiffness or some sharp pains, which are quickly alleviated with a heating pad and or stretches. I could rarely stretch before because it caused too much pain. Things like getting dressed or cooking have become easier even though I didn’t even realize how much they bothered me before.
Words of encouragement for others would be that we often get so used to our pains that they are our “normal”, but they may not have to be.
I have had pain in my neck, back, hips and numbness in both my wrists. Simply driving for five minutes and my hands would tingle and hurt so badly. I have had headaches that hurt so badly I could not focus on daily activities. I had gone too two chiropractors and hardly got real results and still didn’t know why I was in so much pain. When my back would spasm out and all the nerves would feel like needles all throughout my body and I would have to scream from the pain. I was referred to Dr. Pfeiffer by a friend and I will forever be grateful they did.
When your chiropractor makes a plan tailored to your needs it does wonders for one’s body. Dr. Pfeiffer educates his patients in ways that one easily understands. My neck has completely changed it’s curved. My headaches are less frequent, I have loosened up my spine now moves well. My spine used to lock up in areas and was hard to adjust. But with time and a treatment plan we got it moving back into alignment. My hands are mostly free from being numb and I can do my normal day to day things with much more ease than before.
I was having lower back discomfort and spasms. I had been to a chiropractor in East Greenville but he has retired. My daughter told me about Dr. Pfeiffer.
Now I am doing much better. Dr. Pfeiffer keeps me going. He told me that part of my problem was arthritis and I know that age is working against me. I use moist heat at home but I keep going with Dr. Pfeiffer’s help.
I had been experiencing lower back pain for well over a year. I recently had woken up with a stiff neck and shooting pain into my elbow. I decided it was time to give Dr. Pfeiffer a try. Dr. Pfeiffer has helped others in my family, so I trusted him working on me.
My upper body pain is completely gone and my lower back is on its way to being 100%. Give Dr. Pfeiffer a try, you can’t put a price tag on being pain free!!
I have had calf pain for years and had been to many different doctors. It would get better for a while, but then later on it would come back just as bad. I heard about Dr. Pfeiffer from his ad in the newspaper.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer my calf pain and lower back pain is much better. Right now after several weeks of treatment I have very little calf pain. I like to be active, I played golf and walked before all of this started and now I can do all of those things again.
I was told by a friend to go to a chiropractor for my severe migraine headaches. I was having migraines two every week. I had some bad falls and I also had whiplash from an auto accident. I went to see Dr. Pfeiffer and he adjusted my neck and I have had no more headaches since. I had injured my lower back and had numbness in my leg at times from working too hard. Dr. Pfeiffer fixed me right up in a short time he and his staff gave me such good care.
I was also down and out from the flu and many other ailments, with the help of Dr. Pfeiffer in the Center for Nutrition and Wellness it helped me make changes in my lifestyle and nutrition. Between recommendations and nutritional care he keeps my “motor running”. I can do all of my work gardening, baking and dancing. There is no better care in the valley then being in Dr. Pfeiffer’s care. Thank you Dr. Pfeiffer.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I suffered an injury in February and was unable to move my neck, my back was also hurt so badly that it severely limited my movement. Before my first visit with Dr. Pfeiffer, my family physician prescribed a muscle relaxer and a pain reliever. The medications helped briefly until a second injury. The pain returned because the original problem had not been addressed. The medication only temporarily masked the pain. Now after treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I have very little pain. I am able to return to all my normal activities and more! I am now walking four to six miles a day and enjoying my life again. I plan to continue my visits for the rest of my life to stay as healthy and active as possible.
Before I came to Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was in pain everyday, my lower back was always bothering me for a little over six months before I came to see Dr. Pfeiffer. I never did anything about it other than doing some stretches everyday, which helped a little at times. My uncle actually suggested for me to see a chiropractor. Now that I began care with Dr. Pfeiffer, my lower back is a lot better. I do have days where my lower back is achy and sore, but compared to how my back was before, it feels so much better. Standing for long periods of time and lifting things doesn’t bother me as much now as it did before. What I can say is if you have any pain get at by Dr. Pfeiffer and follow all instructions you are given.
Prior to beginning my care with Dr. Pfeiffer, I had been experiencing neck pain, left eye headaches and blurriness, stiffness in my upper back and neck, as well as difficulty focusing on work.
Since I began my care at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I have experienced reduced neck pain, some reduction in headaches and blurriness in my left eye and upper back pain relief. Dr. Pfeiffer has pointed out that much of my neck and back pain is due to degenerative disc disease in my neck which is not reversible. Dr. Pfeiffer’s chiropractic care has definitely helped reduce my pain and symptoms in areas that can be helped.
- John Long
My sons Stan and Steve, wanted me to go to see “their” Dr. Doug about a year ago when I could not stand up straight or walk any distance. I chose instead to go to my family doctor, and he sent me to The Rothman Institute. They fused three vertebra in my lower back. It worked fine for about eight months, then it started all over again. I was again not able to reach my dishes in a higher cabinet. This time I took my sons advice and started chiropractic care and it is easing my pain.
It’s working! After a few weeks of Dr. Pfeiffer’s treatment and explanation of my disability, I am feeling more at ease in doing daily chores, including walking the dog (not far yet) but I am hoping! I now can reach the top cabinets without gasping out loud. I do not think twice when I get up out of a chair, walk, twist or play with the dog.
Before coming to see Dr. Pfeiffer, my arms would go numb and my lower back bothered me. I was seeing a different chiropractor but the travel time became too much (2 hours). Dr. Pfeiffer taught me more than my former chiropractor, on health, the way the spine works and so much more.
After treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, my arms no longer go numb or tingle and my lower back hasn’t been bothering me. Now I can do more yardwork without pain or numbness.
My “journey” began one Sunday evening in January (2017) without warning, injury, or accident, I suddenly felt excruciating pain directly under my waist line and straight across my lower back. My treatment began with my family physician, who prescribed a back x-ray and steroids. After two doses he added a muscle relaxant and physical therapy for approximately a month and a half. On my own I then had acupuncture treatment and a family physician follow up appointment. I then had an MRI and a referral to a pain management physician I had decided to try.
Here are the specifics of my journey. It was a surprising experience to have felt fantastic approximately an hour earlier and suddenly get up from the love seat in one’s own home in so much pain. I was unable to stand up straight and walking across the room was slow, difficult, and each step created a new wave of pain. Sleep at night was near impossible with every tiny movement producing another wave of pain. After three days, I made an appointment with the family doctor as the pain was not subsiding or going away. Treatment began with a steroid pack, and within a few days a muscle relaxant was added to make some rest possible at night, back x-ray, and physical therapy three times a week. Physical therapy treatment with morning appointments was puzzling as I couldn’t do any of the exercises in the seated position I was asked to complete with no pain. However, throughout the afternoon and evening after therapy appointments pain levels would again gradually increase to almost unbearable. In my follow up appointment, the family physician agreed that with my pain level to try alternative care prior to consideration of an appointment with a pain management physician. Several years ago, acupressure treatments gave total relief to nerve pain in my left arm as recommended by a family member after multiple types of prescription pain medication were not giving any pain relief. My search led me to learn that the individual who had provided my treatment died a few years ago and I could not find anyone else in my area qualified to provide this type of treatment. I decided to inquire and try acupuncture treatment. Preceding the actual acupuncture treatment itself, there were multiple exercise movements to complete only with my legs. Again, I had no pain during the performance time of the movements but within hours I was in misery. I decided to try chiropractic care before seeing a pain management physician and used “Google” search for area recommendations.
As the months proceeded forward from initial days of excruciating pain in late January 2017, I silently wondered if being in constant pain was my new reality of living. Since beginning my care with Dr. Pfeiffer, the most significant improvements are that I am able to sleep comfortably at night and I am able to walk without pain after sitting in any chair. Before I began my care with Dr. Pfeiffer, there was only one chair in my home that I could sit on and then be able to walk without being in instant and lingering pain. The best encouragement I can give to others is “don’t wait! It you are in pain, chiropractic care should be your first choice not your last call for help.”
My recommended treatment journey if I could have a “do-over” would have been to make an appointment with Dr. Douglas G. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center FIRST!
Before I was treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I had pain in my lower back and neck. I had the condition for a little while but I felt it more in my neck than my back. I went to the doctor and they told me that I had scoliosis. We went to a special doctor, they said that we didn’t need to do anything, so my mom brought me to see Dr. Pfeiffer.
The pain in my neck and back decreased a lot because I went to see Dr. Pfeiffer and he would adjust my neck and my back. Before if I were to sit in a chair for a long time my back would ache. Now I can sit in a chair for a long time and my back doesn’t ache.
I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer for years for back pain. I have had virtually no pain since being on the maintenance program. Recently I developed very painful low back and sciatic pain and I was able to be seen the very next day!
Chiropractic care has helped me tremendously, Dr. Pfeiffer and his very caring team made a difficult time much easier to get through! I have never found this with traditional medical facilities, nor do they offer medication free treatment options that work!
My friend asked me to go to Dr. Pfeiffer’s Family Health and Wellness Program because I was having pain in my lower back and butt. I could not sleep in any bed. I used ice which helped some but I still could not walk far. I was giving up things that required a lot of walking. The pain had been there for months.
I am happy to say that after several treatments I am so much better! After my treatment yesterday, I went to Wal-Mart and shopped without the use of a cart to lean on! That was a first for a long time! I will encourage anyone who tells me that they have back pain to see Dr. Pfeiffer!! I am so happy that I found you!!
I have struggled with tension headaches since my late teens. The only relief I have found is with chiropractic care. Prior to visiting Dr. Pfeiffer, I would have daily headaches, some lasted for days with severe neck tension. I grew used to them and thought “this is just how it is for me”. I have gone from daily headaches to about 95% headache free! I have always been active and I eat a healthy diet (water included), so I can truly credit my relief to Dr. Pfeiffer’s care. Even if you are a relatively healthy person, don’t settle for less than your best self!
Before I received chiropractic care at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had the most pain in my lower back and neck with a constant headache. The degree of my pain would range from four to eight on a normal day. I would get the most pain when sitting and standing. Since I began treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, my degree of pain was lowered and I have noticed improvement in my posture. I am more confident in the way I move in my everyday life.
For several weeks prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I felt cracking and grinding in my neck when I moved or turned it, I also felt tingling in my arms. I had worked for a chiropractor years ago and was certain that was what I needed. Since I also have neuropathy I was sure that Dr. Pfeiffer was the right choice. Having faith in your chiropractor is an important part of your improvement. Giving him the time to do what is needed and trusting his instructions will bring the reward. I still have occasional cracking but the tingling is gone. I plan on continuing with maintenance care as often as necessary in order to keep healthy.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I had neck issues and awful headaches. I was unable to turn my head quickly without pain. I was referred to Dr. Pfeiffer by my mom and dad. My dad has been a patient of Dr. Pfeiffer’s for years, and has had great success. After treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, my neck pain and headaches are almost gone. It just feels stiff now at times. I can drive without neck pain now. I almost never have headaches. If you are suffering like my dad and I give Dr. Pfeiffer's office a call.
When I came to see Dr. Pfeiffer most of my pain was in my middle and upper back. It was mostly on my left side. My pain was a nine and a half on a scale of one to ten. The pain had been constant for nine weeks. I have treated with Dr. Pfeiffer before for another condition. Since treating with Dr. Pfeiffer my pain is down to a four. I have much more movement, mobility and my function is much better. I get around much better at work and at home. I would recommend Dr. Pfeiffer to anyone.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was previously in the care of a chiropractor for the last twenty years till I moved to Pennsylvania in 2014. I waited two and a half years before coming to see Dr. Pfeiffer. I have scoliosis so chiropractic care is necessary for me. I had been having headaches daily along with neck and shoulder pain. I treated it by taking ibuprofen daily in order for me to work and perform my daily tasks. I could bend and lift but it was not easy and by the end of the day I just wanted to lay down. I did stretches to ease the pain but because my spine was not aligned it didn’t do much good.
After one visit with Dr. Pfeiffer my headaches stopped. After three visits I could bend over and touch my toes. I was feeling much more energetic because I knew I could do my daily tasks and more with little to no pain. I have been seeing Dr. Pfeiffer for three months and now I only take ibuprofen when I really need it. Chiropractic care is a true alternative to taking opioids or having a surgery that may not be necessary.
Ellen K. Guyton
Before I started treating at Upper perk Chiropractic Center, I had about two and a half years of pain and numbness in my hips. The numbness and moderate pain would be off and on randomly. I had previously gone to physical therapy which only helped me for a little while. I was referred to chiropractic through my mom Kristen Barker.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I have become more flexible in my hips allowing me to play soccer and other sports without any pain or discomfort. I am also able to go for long runs and enjoy them rather than having to deal with hip discomfort.
Before I started seeing Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, My hips would hurt that caused me to limp. Dr. Pfeiffer found that I had an extra vertebrae in my back. Dr. Pfeiffer gave me exercises to make me feel better. My sister saw Dr. Pfeiffer first and said it would be good for me to see him as well.
Since I have been seeing Dr. Pfeiffer, my hips hurt less and I do not limp as much. My running in softball is getting better. I think that all kids and parents should see Dr. Pfeiffer.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was experiencing severe neck, back and hip pain after a motor vehicle accident. I visited numerous doctors, but the chiropractic method has always been the best solution.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer I have almost had a 180 degree turnaround. Dr. Pfeiffer has magical hands, knowledge, education and experience. I am a firm believer and highly recommend Dr. Pfeiffer to anyone who is skeptical of this form of care. Also the other things Dr. Pfeiffer offers such as Nutrition and Alkaline Water are great!
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had pain in my knee that was rather bad for about two months. I did not take any previous steps to help the condition. I was treated by Dr. Pfeiffer many years ago. I then moved out of the area. Since moving back to the Valley I decided to call Dr. Pfeiffer’s office for care.
I am doing much better since starting care with Dr. Pfeiffer. I was helped a lot. I can now walk most of the time without limping or pain.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was experiencing severe pain in my right shoulder blade area and in my neck and down my right arm. I had pain for a week before seeing the medical doctor, who referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
After several visits with Dr. Pfeiffer, I began to feel relief and I am nearly one hundred percent improved.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was in a lot of pain. It was hard for me to walk and I had trouble moving my right shoulder. I also had a stiff neck everything ached. I would sleep a lot to forget the pain. I was taking a lot of pain pills.
Since treating with Dr. Pfeiffer for a little over a month, my lower back pain is much better. I feel as if I am walking straighter. I still have pain in my neck and shoulder but not as bad as it was. I am not taking pain pills.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had back surgery in 2015, with pins, rods and fusion to my lower back. I still had problems though. I as too many doctors since, but no one could help me. The degree of pain was always between a three and an eight with stinging and burning down my leg and foot. My sister recommended Dr. Pfeiffer to me.
I have been to other chiropractor’s, but no one can compare to Dr. Pfeiffer. Dr. Pfeiffer pin pointed the problems. I am getting better. I will continue my treatments, and I feel very optimistic of my outcome.
I have always been a patient, but I neglected to go to visit’s for a little over a year. Prior to returning to Dr. Pfeiffer recently, I experienced right foot numbness, burning in my calves and foot swelling for nine months. I went to another chiropractor for four months daily with no improvement. I had severe foot and calf pain, I was unable to walk and drive. Sleep was not possible. I had three epidural injections for sciatica. This didn’t help me at all. No doctor listened to me as to where I had pain in my back. No pills or muscle relaxers helped. After several treatments with Dr. Pfeiffer my pain decreased. My inflammation decreased and my walking is so much better. I have a much better night’s sleep, which is so important. I can manage to walk further, my mobility has totally improved. I can now enjoy playing with my grandsons again. Every day improves. I always felt chiropractic helped me in so many ways and I recommend it for family members and friends.
- Sandra E. Burks
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had pain in my legs from my waist down to my ankles. I was unable to sit in the evening to watch TV. My knee pain would flare up every couple of weeks. I was unable to walk without severe pain. I went to an Orthopedic and he said I have sciatica and slight arthritis in my knees. He suggested therapy. My friend told me to try Dr. Pfeiffer.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer for a month, my pain is almost gone. Everyone in the office is so kind to me. I cannot believe I suffered so long. I wish I would have gone to Dr. Pfeiffer sooner.
- Marie Kelly
Prior to see Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I could hardly walk on my left knee. It had been swelling up to about three times its usual size and I could not put pressure on it at all. I was having a lot of difficulty walking, climbing stairs and sleeping. I had already been to see an orthopedic surgeon and rheumatologist before my mom told me to try Dr. Pfeiffer. Since I have been seeing Dr. Pfeiffer, I feel so much better. I can walk and even run now in fact last week I ran a whole mile with very mild pain. My swelling though not vanished, is significantly diminished and I only have pain periodically.
Prior to coming to Upper Perk Chiropractic Center I was in a lot of pain at times the pain was unbearable. I was unable to walk due to my lower back pain that sometimes extended down my legs. It progressively got worse over about a year. During that time I saw another chiropractor, my family doctor and physical therapy who were all unable to help prior to visiting Dr. Pfeiffer. I was referred to Dr. Pfeiffer’s office by my sister-in-law.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, my condition has greatly improved. I have not experienced the inability to walk since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer. I am able to continue working and doing normal everyday activities, like mowing the grass. I am able to sit more comfortably now where before it was effecting my ability to drive. I no longer have pain from laying down and I can sleep better.
I had a lot of pain before I came to see Dr. Pfeiffer. I couldn’t do a lot of things at home without suffering with pain in my left arm, back of shoulder and neck. This was all due to a car accident in 2014. For two years I had injections, therapy and burning of the nerves, nothing kept the pain away. A friend referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer, she had gone to see him, and said chiropractic was great.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I have been pain free for days which I love! I am able to do dishes, wash, and play with my dogs and other things at home. I still have a ways to go till I am completely pain free forever, but as of now I have made improvement. I am so happy with my improvement of my pain and my ability to function. I would strongly recommend coming to see Dr. Pfeiffer for any aches and pains and maintance work. My only regret is not getting here sooner!
I found Dr. Pfeiffer just about 2 years ago. It really is hard to believe it’s been only 2 years. To describe the changes that have occurred with his help, remarkable is probably an understatement. I travel extensively for my job often with 2 to 4 hours a day driving. My lower back was so uncomfortable that I couldn’t sit without pain, I couldn’t partake in physical activities with my kids, and I was having a hard time training in Jujitsu. Jujitsu specifically is very rigorous and something that is very important to me. My pain had become bad enough I couldn’t participate and my recovery times were very long. I had brought my concerns to my regular family doctor and it wasn’t really taken seriously. My martial arts training gives me better than normal flexibility and pain tolerance and it was beyond difficult to get a traditional doctor to believe I had more than muscle strain. I found Dr. Pfeiffer by chance on the internet and figured I had nothing to lose by trying chiropractic care. I didn’t know much about it, but I was out of options and getting worse. I will admit that I had some skepticism up front as to whether some simple spinal adjustments would really make any kind of difference. I have never been happier to be proven wrong. Once Dr. Pfeiffer started working on me, I felt immediate relief in my lower back. Turns out my hips were way out of alignment from an old knee injury. He started working my hips, back, knees and neck and little by little I stopped hurting. I now participate fully in Jujitsu. I have no issue playing with my kids and I am up to 4 or 5 workouts a week something I haven’t done since college.
But wait there’s more! I still get some discomfort from excessive driving, however it is part of my job so I cope with it. Usually, just before I am about to come in for my appointment I start getting uncomfortable and a visit with the doctor fixes me right up. However, recently I had a serious issue occur that gave me a whole new respect for Dr. Pfeiffer. I had just gotten off a plane from a one day trip out of town and was heading up some steps to my car in the parking garage when suddenly I felt a severe pop in my back and all of the musculature just let go. I knew immediately I was in trouble. Usually, flying aggravates my back more than other activities, but I actually felt like it was going ok until this happened. I hobbled my way to my car and drove home in extreme pain. I have had plenty of pulled muscles and I just figured I really pulled something bad this time. However, after a half hour or so of trying to ice it while laying down I realized this was more than a bad muscle pull. I went to stand up and have my wife drive me to the ER when I fully understood my predicament. I couldn’t stand. I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t even sit myself up. I was in some of the worst pain I have felt and it was getting worse. We managed to get me in the car and head to the hospital when my wife says we should call Dr. Pfeiffer and let him know what was going on. I felt so guilty calling the emergency line since it was around 11p.m. He told us to stop heading to the hospital and he would meet us at the office. He checked me out, did some therapy and had me rest that night. He had me come back the next day and the staff was so nice and made me feel much better about calling the doctor so late. Over the next few days he adjusted me and I followed his instructions. I was up and about in 2 days and in just a few weeks I was fully functional. Amazing!
It’s truly rare to find an office full of people and a doctor who cares this much about patient health. People who will drop everything to help someone and who are so effective at what they do. I am positive that without regular chiropractor care I would not have recovered nearly as fast. Dr. Pfeiffer and his team are awesome and if you have any pain at all you are really missing out on a chance to get better by not making an appointment. Do yourself a favor and call them.
Having spent some sixty plus years on this planet, I have had the good fortune to discover certain individuals who are trustworthy and have earned my trust. Being able to rely upon them, without reservation, has greatly reduced my stress level over a wide range of issues. For anything to do with my cars, I call Scott, (or Randy is it's particular to auto body). Dave handles the legal stuff and Tom answers my business concerns. For aches and pains or health issues, I call Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center.
I find that I'm a big believer in the fact the body will heal itself if we remove or avoid that which would interfere with this ability. We've all heard the joke about the patient who told his doctor about a pain he experienced when he made a certain movement. The doctor's response was to instruct the patient not to make that movement. The other alternative was to take some pain medication so the patient would not feel the discomfort when making that movement. While this may be an answer to the problem, it certainly can't be the best one. My chiropractor, Dr. Pfeiffer, would investigate why this certain movement was causing pain and then take the necessary steps to remove that cause. It's really that simple. Over the past ten years, Dr. Pfeiffer has treated me for pain in my neck, lower back, hip, and knees. I like the fact that he orders exams like X-rays or MRI's to support his diagnosis and then formulates a treatment program for me. In every case, the results have been positive and the pain alleviated. He also suggested various stretching exercises as a kind of preventive "medicine" which I have made a part of my daily routines. In addition to that, I have taken advantage of his nutritional program at the Center for Nutrition and Wellness and even experienced one of his total body cleanse programs. As a result, I'm eating smarter and healthier, exercising regularly, drinking lots of water, and enjoying improved overall health. I'm also trying to make regular adjustments a part of my regimen just the same as I change the oil in my car every 4,000 miles. I can't say I've got that routine down pat, but I'm working on it. He has even made personal calls to me at times to check on my condition. Without a doubt, Dr. Pfeiffer has certainly earned my trust. For anything that has to do with my body or my health, Dr. Pfeiffer is my "go to" source for help. I know I can count-on his advise/treatment, or direction to particular specialists for my situation. It's just a matter of trust.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had been having upper and lower back pain as well as neck and hip pain. I was unable to stand for long periods of time and I could only walk short distances or I would experience pain. My husband referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
After one month of treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I have improved drastically. I am able to stand and walk long distances with minimal to no pain. Dr. Pfeiffer gave me my life back. I am so happy to be doing all the activities that I love again.
I have had Plantar Faccitis for almost 8 years. I had physical therapy two times a week. Obviously it did not help. I also had major hip pain and all over discomfort. I had quite a few people refer me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
I seriously cannot believe how much better I feel since treating with Dr. Pfeiffer. I am able to sleep better, I am able to run with little to no pain. I feel everyone can benefit from seeing a Chiropractor. I have referred my husband to Dr. Pfeiffer, my husband will be starting his care with Dr. Pfeiffer as well.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I felt that my whole body was in constant pain. I went to a Rheumatologist and the pain clinic, but I was not getting better. My granddaughter in law referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, after each visit I feel better and I do not feel as tight as I did. I am able to do more around my home than I have been able to do for a long time.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was unable to sit I was in agony. The only relief at first was having my husband pull my leg. At the hospital, morphine couldn’t take the pain the away. I was unable to sit in a chair, I had to kneel and with that the pain only lessened. Hospital did nothing I was sent home with pain killers that didn’t work, I was told “good luck”.
I blew out a disk, I don’t know how but I went to Upper Perk Chiropractic Center on that first Monday. Dr. Pfeiffer’s first adjustments and stretches gave me relief. By the second week I could sit for short periods of time. By the third week I didn’t need crutches and now I am almost back to normal. When I got an MRI I was called into a surgeon’s office because I was walking without much pain to his surprise. He said to call him if anything changes. I haven’t needed to.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, my wife had mentioned that my posture was awful. I had always had morning back discomfort. Walking after work always seemed to help. I also had noticed that I had a crooked neck. After I had seen what Dr. Pfeiffer had done for my daughter it was a no brainer to come and get help myself.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, when going for walks with my wife I have noticed that my posture is a lot better. Doing the morning stretches has also tremendously helped my lower back. My neck has also improved.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had been in a car accident two years ago. Since I have struggled with constant pain. When I came to see Dr. Pfeiffer the pain had become unbearable. It was so bad I felt nauseous and could hardly move.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer the pain in my neck has reduced significantly and the radiating pain and weakness in my right arm has subsided. I am able to turn my head from side to side. After just four weeks my pain has gone from a ten to a two.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had sciatic pain that had left me bent over and walking with a cane. I had two family doctor appointments and a weekend in the ER. I was given pain medications that did not help. My granddaughter Lindsey and my husband have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer and Lindsey said “see Dr. Pfeiffer”.
After five treatments with Dr. Pfeiffer, I did not need the cane and my leg pain was all but gone. I thank my granddaughter and husband for convincing me to see Dr. Pfeiffer, and I also thank Dr. Pfeiffer.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was experiencing serious lower back pain and spasms for about two months. I had difficulty functioning at my job, having normal play with my grandchildren, sitting, standing and walking. Some nights were sleepless. An individual where I work recommended chiropractic care, and I began my journey with Dr. Pfeiffer.
After treating with Dr. Pfeiffer for eight weeks I am feeling much better. The pain and spasms have subsided and I am able to do mild exercise again along with the exercise’s given to me as part of my care. Depending on the person’s situation, chiropractic care is a viable alternative.
Prior to seeing Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I had quite severe shoulder pain due to tendonitis and possible rotator cuff tears. This pain was caused by an injury I had sustained while weightlifting. I have already been going to Dr. Pfeiffer for a few years due to back problems, so I decided to come to him for help and guidance.
Since I have been seeing Dr. Pfeiffer, he has guided me almost completely through the path of recovery. The pain in my shoulder has almost completely disappeared and my rotator cuff has begun to heal. I can now carry out daily activities such as putting on a coat and combing my hair due to treatment. I urge anyone with a similar injury to seek help from Dr. Pfeiffer rather than trying to fix it themselves.
Prior to treating with Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was experiencing visual migraines that I have not had since childhood. I had been away from a chiropractic regimen for years. Once I started with the migraines I decided to start again with chiropractic.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer the migraines are entirely gone! In the meantime, my husband and I had embarked on a project to clean up and remodel a newly purchased home. At 45, our bodies complained at the use of neglected muscles with all of the painting, squatting to the floor and carrying debris. With my husband and myself both on the maintance program with Dr. Pfeiffer we can honestly attribute proper alignment to our quick recovery.
Before I started seeing Dr. Pfeiffer at Upper Perk Chiropractic Center, I was in a lot of pain. My left arm felt very heavy, cold and my fingers were constantly tingling. I am an avid runner and I found that I could no longer run because my entire left leg would go numb. During the day I constantly would have to be stretching my left hamstring to relieve the stress on my lower back. I could not sleep for more than an hour at a time throughout the night due to pain in my left lower back. I also could not ride in a car or sit in a chair for more than thirty minutes at a time without having to stand up due to unbearable discomfort. I also, was unable to put any pressure on my left shoulder and was unable to sleep on my left side. My pain kept me from living a normal day to day life as I had before. I could not sit up straight and walked a little crooked and was unable to put my left hand above my head.
Since I have been treating with Dr. Pfeiffer, I am able to feel normal again. I have minor aches and pains, but I have gained full range of motion back as well as better posture. I am able to sleep throughout the entire night and can sit for extended periods of time. I am now able to exercise regularly. My left arm is no longer cold and does not have tingling. I am able to sleep on my left side for an entire night. Dr. Pfeiffer has changed my quality of life. I no longer have to schedule my day’s activities around my pain!
Neck / Shoulders
I had pain in my shoulder in three different spots for about four years. Recently, I fell and hurt my wrist, shoulder and neck. The reason I went to the chiropractor was numbness in my thumb, hand and forearm. I did physical therapy about two years ago. I’m not big on going to the doctor, so I have just dealt with the pain.
When the numbness began, I went to my family doctor. He suggested I see Dr. Pfeiffer.
My first visit to the chiropractor we talked about my problems and we discussed where my pain was and how it might have occurred. Then, we checked my mobility and took x-rays of my wrist and spine. Dr. Pfeiffer reviewed everything and decided how to treat my problems.
I like to ride motorcycles and mountain bikes, but most of all; I enjoy playing with my family. Simple things, like throwing a ball, swimming or playing tennis were very painful. Most of all, I could not sit in a theater for long because of the pain in my shoulder.
I noticed improvement in one week, and in three weeks, my mobility has improved immensely. The numbness in my forearm is gone, and the constant pain in my shoulder and wrist is all but gone.
I went to the chiropractor for the numbness in my thumb, hand and forearm, not expecting him to fix my shoulder. It is a good feeling to wake up in the morning without pain. I am very happy with the progress I am making. I recommend chiropractic care because it is working so well for me.
I had pain in my neck on the left side which went all the way into my shoulder. I have suffered for at least five years off and on. At one point I even missed a week of work and was wearing a collar.
I had seen a chiropractor which gave me some relief but I didn’t really stay with the program long enough to correct it completely.
A friend suggested I try coming to see Dr. Pfeiffer. Since I remembered that chiropractic had helped some before I thought I would give me some relief, but I didn’t believe that my problem could be corrected.
Dr. Pfeiffer examined me and was able to pinpoint my problem. I feel treatment has helped me more completely and I am optimistic that I will have long term relief.
Once again I enjoy riding bike, spending time with my grandchildren and being active with them. In general, I feel better “doing” things with them. I no longer have that dull constant pain.
I am continuing my treatment which right now is three times per week for a month. I get moist heat applications and treatment on my neck. This treatment makes my neck feel less stiff and tight, which used to create constant soreness.
I feel getting treatment is better than just taking pain pills to mask the real problem. Doing the right exercises helps to loosen muscles. Without the pain, you can feel more relaxed.
~ Fern Ditty
I was in extreme discomfort. I had severe burning under my left shoulder blade, and generalized pain at the base of my neck and in between my shoulder blades. I could find no comfortable resting position. All I could do was stand and pace.
I had tried over-the-counter heating pads that stick to the skin, as I was out of town at the time of my injury.
A family member heard Dr. Pfeiffer do a presentation about chiropractic care at an adult learning session and recommended I see him. I made an appointment with Dr. Pfeiffer as soon as I realized I needed more professional help.
First, I prefer to try everything else before seeking prescription drugs or invasive procedures. Second, the office kindly fit me in their busy schedule. Dr. Pfeiffer was very compassionate and took the time to listen (very much appreciated!). I also appreciated his honesty in communicating that if he couldn’t help me, he would refer me to someone who could. He worked with me regarding pain relief and reviewed a treatment plan, patiently answering all of my numerous questions. I found him to be very caring, thorough and determined to assist with a positive outcome recovery. I was Impressed that the x-rays and MRI results concurred with his suspected diagnosis of my condition. Additionally, when he was out of town he and his staff were very helpful with referring me to another chiropractor in Dr. Pfeiffer’s absence, to provide uninterrupted treatment. This is all greatly appreciated!
I enjoy walking, swimming, and riding horses. My condition interfered with all of them, most definitely. I’d never sustained a back injury before - it definitely interfered with my lifestyle. Today, I can comfortably do all.
The burning sensation is gone, as is the pain between my shoulder blades! My range of motion on my left side (arm/shoulder) has improved enormously. I’m much, much happier.
In all honestly, I knew of chiropractic (or thought I did) but never thought of it in terms of “my own health.” I think it truly is wonderful and should be a part of everyone’s health regime. It makes such wonderful sense and it truly is connected to maintaining health awareness.
Many thanks to Dr. Pfeiffer and staff for their genuine care and concern! It’s enormously appreciated.
~ Linda L. Henson
I had severe pain in my neck and shoulder and shooting pain in my arm and elbow. They said from the results of my MRI, that I had herniated discs, a pinched nerve, and stenosis. I was out of work and sleeping in a chair.
I went to my family doctor, who sent me for an MRI. He then sent me to a neuro-surgeon who told me I no choice but surgery. I decided to get a second opinion, but I could not see that surgeon for 5 weeks. In the mean time I called Dr. Pfeiffer.
The insurance company told me my only options besides surgery were going to a chiropractor or pain management. I had never tried a chiropractor before, but my wife had success with Dr. Pfeiffer, so I gave it a try.
He told me I was in pretty bad shape, but he felt confident he could get me back to work and to a point that when I went for my second opinion, the surgeon would say surgery was not necessary and keep doing what I was doing. I continued to see Dr. Pfeiffer, did my stretches and at my second opinion that’s what the surgeon said.
I am into all sports, but my biggest thing is coaching baseball. I also enjoy working outside and being active. I am back to work. ( my job is pretty physical ) I’m throwing batting practice, hitting ground balls, doing what I always did and the yard and garden are in pretty good shape! All this in a matter of five weeks.
It’s been five weeks and I’m basically back to normal. Like I said earlier, I never tried chiropractic before, but I’ll be doing whatever Dr. Pfeiffer says I have to do for as long as he says I have to do it. I didn’t need surgery, and I’m a HAPPY CAMPER! Like I said today when I left, “I like to thank Dr. Pfeiffer and his staff. It’s working for me!” And I have been telling everyone what has happened.
- Jeff Sell
I had upper back, neck pain, arm pain and tingling in hands. I had much difficulty turning my head from side to side.
Before chiropractic care I tried physical therapy. Friends and family members that treat with a chiropractor referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
Dr. Pfeiffer ordered x-rays and evaluated me. He adjusted my spine and neck area, assigned stretching exercises and neck traction. He also recommended vitamin supplements.
As of 7/18 I have not had back achiness in 3 weeks. I can move my head side to side and back with minimal discomfort. I have an overall healthier feeling.
My hobbies are reading, walking, and scrap booking. I could do all of these, but had on and off achiness in my back and neck.
I’m sorry I didn’t try chiropractic first, knowing now how much better I feel and how much better I can move. I finally found a person who could explain why I had pain in my arm and tingling in my hands, and the explanation made sense! I found the literature given to me on my condition very helpful. I read it and said, “Oh my gosh, this is me!”
~ Donna Ney
I had neck and low back injuries from a car accident. I had been to see Dr. Pfeiffer before to help me through a pregnancy. He helped to “fix” the bones in my neck so that now I have very little discomfort.
I can move my head easier and turn it further. I felt better within a week and feel normal after four to five weeks of treatment. I am comfortable doing my hobbies of gardening, walking and weight lifting.
Please, for your own health, see Dr. Pfeiffer. I truly believe that chiropractic can help insure a better life.
~ Susan Dooner
I was in a great deal of pain and discomfort in my neck and arms.
I would wake every morning with a headache at the base of my head and numbness and tingling in my arms and hands.
It is amazing the difference 3 weeks of seeing Dr. Pfeiffer has made. I do not wake up with a headache every morning and have noticed a good deal of improvement in my arms and hands.
~ Angie Ruth
I have had neck - lower spinal damage from my early 20's. I came to Dr. "P" because he treated me immediately. I am 71 and can now sleep in a bed again. I have full use of my neck, arms, hands, knees and lower spine. I play golf, swim and walk, and whenever possible, I ride by bike. I am rarely ill, sleep soundly, only take a low dosage of aspirin once a day along with an Omega 3 fish oil supplement. I have montly adjustments, eat healthy, get 6-8 hours of sleep and exercise.
~ Ruth Cuthbert
Before receiving chiropractic care, I had trouble getting through a day's work. Stiffness in my neck was so bad that I had trouble driving. I was taking muscle relaxers and Advil and nothing was working. So a friend at work suggested Dr. Pfeiffer. She told me how much he helped her. I have been going to the Upper Perkiomen Chiropractic Center for 3 months. I have better days at work, less stiffness in my neck and I don't feel as tired. Also, I haven't had to take any pills.
~ Ruth Weller
Before coming into the office, my hip had pain and I had no ability to use it fully or to run. Medications only helped a little, but the pain returned. My friend told me about how Dr. Pfeiffer took care of him. My hip is fine now. I have no pain now. I can run now. Anyone who has chronic pain should seek another method if their current problem keep recurring. It doesn't hurt to try a change. After one treatment and one day's rest, my pain was 99% better.
~ Dean Kratz
Before seeing Dr. Pfeiffer, I had such difficulty walking, getting up out of a chair and getting in and out of a car. This was done with much pain in my back. I had this condition for about 9 months. One of my friends referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer. Previously I used a chiropractor when we lived in Kansas. I find walking, getting in and out of the car, andgetting up from sitting is no longer painful! I can now do many more of my household chores. I would urge anyone with any pains to seek chiropractic care! Complete relief will take more than one treatment. Don't give up!
~ Fern Freed
My occupation as an illustrator requires sitting at a computer and drawing many hours daily. I had long suffered with a stiff neck and shoulders. I even had tingling in my right arm at times. I did a course of physical therapy with minimal results.
I finally learned I had a degenerated disc and decided a chiropractor might produce results. I rarely have symptoms now and have learned to be more sensitive to my posture and body dynamics. My work goes smoothly and I have learned to use proper exercises while taking breaks throughout a long work day. Patience and discipline have paid dividends.
~ Gary Phillips
I had pain in my lower back and I could hardly walk. I had this condition about two weeks before I came to Dr. Pfeiffer’s office. I had been to other doctors who gave me shots and tried other therapy, but nothing seemed to help.
I heard friends and co-workers speak of Dr. Pfeiffer and chiropractic treatment. They were already patients and spoke very highly of his office. They encouraged me to make an appointment, so after two weeks of suffering, I did.
Dr. Pfeiffer took x-rays and found that my hips were out of place. He also discovered disc problems. He put my hips back in place. As a result, I can walk without being in pain.
I couldn’t bowl for six weeks and I am very happy to be able to bowl once again. I also enjoy fishing, hunting and watching Nascar.
I still go for my treatments and I feel so much better than I did nine weeks ago.
If you have any problems, I believe chiropractic care would be helpful.
~ Randy Corle
I have been experiencing lower back pain for about three months. Then I also had a sciatic attack in September. This was my first such attack and found it really difficult to move for days. Recently I have been having tightness in the neck and also tingling coming across my face toward my mouth. I was only taking aspirin to relieve the pain. It didn’t do much good.
I mentioned my symptoms to my sister. She was familiar with chiropractic care and felt I could be helped that way.
Through the use of x-rays the doctor was able to locate where my spine was mis-aligned. He then performed corrective adjustments to bring my spine back into correct alignment. A series of exercises also was prescribed.
The pain in my lower back is gone. I have not had any problems with my sciatic for the last week. Even though my neck is somewhat stiff yet the tingling is gone and there is more movement that I had in a while. Something else I’ve noticed is that I don’t have the bloated feeling in my stomach that I’ve been experiencing for almost six months. I am able to take deep breaths much easier now too.
I hope that my stepfather sees that my symptoms are gone. He has had problems with breathing and exhaustion. After myself having several examinations at the hospital in the spring, not finding anything wrong with me, I think that chiropractic is the best way to correcting these problems.
My chief complaint was low back pain on the right. I also had chronic left hip pain from falls several years ago. A disc bulge at L1& 2 vertebrae has resulted in degenerative disc disease at that level. I have osteoporosis and scoliosis with rotation. For over 40 years I have had pain and restricted motion in my neck, which has degenerative arthritis with spurring and 50% narrowing of the spinal canal on the left.
During the 40years that I rode and worked around horses I accumulated a number of injuries. I’ve had several courses of physical therapy, osteopathic and chiropractic adjustments acupuncture and massage therapy. There have been multiple steroid injections given in the region of my left hip and I’ve taken medications for pain, inflammation and muscle spasm.
The pain in my low back was being aggravated by my job, which is filing, and my left hip pain was flaring periodically, in spite of getting massage therapy. I asked a massage therapist who used to work in this community to recommend a chiropractor and she suggested Dr. Pfeiffer.
I had x-rays taken of my lumbar spine showing an unleveled pelvis with the left side being much higher than the right. There is scoliosis with rotation and degenerative disc disease at L1 & 2. The physical exam revealed many functional limitations. A course of 28 treatments at close intervals was recommended of which 21 have been completed. My symptoms have improved markedly and I rarely experience any discomfort.
I have always been an animal lover and in my senior years, I have scaled down from a horse to a dog. When my left hip pain would become acute I couldn’t take my dog for walks. Now I can walk longer distances and enjoy the outdoors with my pet.
Within weeks of starting treatment I was able to get through a day at my filing job without low back pain. For the first time in years I am able to stand with my weight evenly distributed on both feet because my pelvis is now level.
I am amazed at how much modern chiropractic treatment has helped me in spite of all the degenerative changes in my spine. I hope that reading of my experience will encourage others to try chiropractic instead of resigning themselves to living with pain and dysfunction.
~ Trudy Eilenberger
I had severe pain in my neck, shoulder, lower back, right knee, and right calf. I was limited in my ability to do daily tasks. (Driving, vacuum, lift, etc.)
I had neck surgery for a pinched nerve. I was unable to lift my right arm. Surgery released the arm, but I still have neck and shoulder pain. I take
A family member referred me to Dr. Pfeiffer.
Dr. Pfeiffer evaluated my problem and planned a treatment of recovery.
My symptoms have decreased greatly. My ability to function in all areas has improved, and my mental outlook has improved.
I enjoy gardening, water color artist, decorating, reading, and my dog.
Whatever your symptoms, chiropractic should be used to try and solve the lack of function and in most cases will gradually improve your life!
~ Gretchen C. Rogers
I had extreme pain in my right hip when standing, sitting and walking. I was tired of dealing with it.
I was referred by a friend whose family had found pain relief with Dr. Pfeiffer.
After x-rays it was found my right hip was not aligned with my left. I received therapy and now I’m almost pain free.
I am able to walk, sit and stand without pain. I was even able to start training for my half marathon. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and running.
Don’t suffer silently in pain. Seek natural, healthy pain relief through your chiropractor.
~ Nancy Rodenberger
I had severe pain on right side and right back.
I was using ice and heat to help with the pain.
I located Dr. Pfeiffer through the Town & Country Newspaper.
Dr. Pfeiffer ordered x-rays and started mild treatment on the spine.
I have improved very much since my first visit.
My hobbies are painting and wood carving and burning.
I feel my trip to the chiropractor saved me from taking drugs or maybe a trip to the hospital.
~ Marion Bleile
I was having pain so severe in my lower back and buttocks region, all the way down through my calf! I was walking with a walker and sometimes a cane. I used heat with no results. I call a physician and he prescribed anti – inflammatory and muscle relaxer’s, but they did not help either. I had an MRI scan, too.
I decided to go to a chiropractor since years ago when I had another back problem chiropractic helped me than.
Dr. Pfeiffer diagnosed me with a bulging, herniated disc. I received therapy and was adjusted. Now I feel really good.
I walked faithfully about two hours every day before I had this problem. I am back to walking about an hour and a half everyday. I feel about 90% better and I know it won’t be long until I’m at 100%.
I would suggest chiropractic care to anyone for lots of different problems. I have tried different methods and have found chiropractic to be THE BEST!
~ Dawn Purcell
When my husband Charles first came to your office he was in a lot of pain. He could not sit or stand for long period of time. His first visit in November 17, 2007, I did not believe he could be helped. In 3 ½ months he is pain free.
It helped me to get of a chair and bed with out pain. He is also a lot happier person.
~ Charles Gery
Before I started treatment with Dr. Pfeiffer I was experiencing excruciating pain in my lower back and abdomen. I tried everything: hot baths, Excedrin, stretching, I had
enough. I went to the Upper Perkiomen Chiropractic Center, and there I met Dr. Pfeiffer. He started treatment right away and had me get X-rays and an MRI. Finally
they saw what was causing all the pain. I had a protruding disc. After about six weeks of treatments that pain was 95% relieved. Little by little I started getting back to my daily routine and I'm back to work. If you start treatment, I would encourage you to stick to your recommended appointments and exercises to heal the problem, don't just cover them up with all the medications.
~ Janice Gerhardt
In the beginning of December I noticed a little pain in my lower back. By the end of January it progressed to stabbing pains there and moved into my hips also, to the point I couldn’t stand it.
A friend suggested I go to see you.
After three weeks of treatment I can now walk and move around without the fear of getting a stabbing pain in my back or hips. I can also stretch which I hadn’t done for a long time.
Don’t wait, if it bothers you have it looked at.
~ Bruce Schant
Before coming to the Upper Perkiomen Chirpractic Center, I had experienced back and neck pain for several years. Right before coming to see Dr. Pfeiffer, I had four long days of exrcuciating back pain. Picking up my daughter, carrying laundry baskets, or simply bending over to pick something off the floor sent sharp pains through the center of my lower back. A family member of mine spoke very highly of the Upper Perkiomen Chiropractic Center. The chiropractic care I have received has helped me in several ways. With each week that goes by, my back has been getting better and stronger. I have also been sleeping more peacefully and I have noticed fewer migraines. Anyone experiencing pain should seek chiropractic care immediately. There is simply no reason to wait.
~ Jodi Amerman
I came to Dr. Pfeiffer with high blood pressure which was hard to control. I was concerned about having a stroke or heart attack. I had tremors, anxiety, and headaches. A CAT scan showed some aging damage to my brain from the uncontrolled blood pressure and all the medications for it. I felt as though I was losing control of my health. I have been a patient of Dr. Pfeiffer's for years and he thought he could help me with the Wellness & Nutrition program. Since I have a lot of trust in Dr. Pfeiffer, I thought it was worth a try.
After 6 weeks, I'm still on my medications, however my blood pressure is better than it has been since I was 18 years old (I am now 60). The anxiety I felt about having a stroke or heart attack has improved. The tremors have improved some. I am looking forward to seeing my family doctor and hoping he will decrease my medication. Also, by following the nutrition plan I have lost more than 15lbs which gives me more encouragement to stay on the program. I still miss some of my favorite foods such as pretzels, cereal, white potatoes and sweets. However, with encouragement from Dr. Pfeiffer and my wife I am making progress. After seeing how well I am doing, my wife has decided to join me on the program. The going gets tough at times, but that's when the tough get going.
**Update on Bernie's progress: After only a few weeks on Dr. Pfeiffer's plan, Bernie's medical doctor cut one of his blood pressure medications by 1/3 and the other two were cut in half. Bernie has now lost 35lbs. May 14, 2009
**Another exciting update: Bernie's doctor has completely stopped of one of his blood pressure medications. June 18, 2009
**In July of 2008 Bernie's triglyceride level was 467 and his glucose was 121. After starting our Targeted Functional Nutrition™ Program and making specific lifestyle change, Bernie's triglyceride level has dropped to 86, and his glucose level balanced out at 98. Bernie walks 4 miles most days in addition to our Nutrition Program.
~ Bernie Sell
I was feeling tired, sluggish and had a medical condition that popped up. I knew I had to do something for myself to feel better and care about myself. I also wanted to lose weight. I had done a few weight management programs but none really helped me.
I started out doing the body cleanse and quickly realized how eating the right foods made you feel energized and so healthy. Eating right combined with nutrition testing to find deficiencies in my body has helped me feel great and I have lost weight to add to a new healthier body and outlook to eating right.
~ Sharon Snell
Since I was young, I knew I was different - my body just didn't work like everyone else's. I spent more time at the doctor's office and in the hospital than I did enjoying life like a normal kid. Over the years, doctors and specialists diagnosed me with pinched nerves or stress, and prescribed many medicines which never helped. As a last-ditch effort to improve my health, I had major surgery in 2008. In all, I had my wrists released surgically four times, had my gallbladder removed, along with my secum (part of the bowel), several inches of large intestine/bowel, my appendix, and a hysterectomy - all before age 45!
I had been a chiropractic patient of Dr. Pfeiffer since 2006, and he was diligent in working with my symptoms. He suggested I participate in the "Cleanse" this past January, 2010. I took him up on his offer and have never looked back since! On the Cleanse, I was able to clear the "fog" from my brain, get off of caffeine and sugar, increase my energy level, improve my sleep, and lose 19 pounds as a bonus! What's most important is that I learned that my symptoms were coming from the food I was eating!
Armed with this new information on how to live gluten-free and Dr. Pfeiffer's custom Wellness regimen, I am resuming my happy life!
~ Kelly Alderfer
Davey did Dr. Pfeiffer's Cleanse long distance, from Washington, DC and lost 14 pounds while he gained the confidence to take on the challenge of running a marathon.
I'm pleased to report in that I completed the Virginia Beach Half-Marathon yesterday with an unofficial time of 2:03. My goal was to be under two hours, which is still possible considering my friend and I were in the second group that was released a few minutes after the first group was. I was in excellent mental shape -- there was never a point before or during the race that I doubted my ability to complete the 13.1 miles. I really started to feel the fatigue in my legs the final two miles, though. I did take break pace and walk at times, but I don't believe that accumulated to more than a quarter mile total.
I'm still undecided as to when my next run will be, or if I will perhaps try a full marathon at some point. All I know is that it felt great to accomplish what I did, and with the mental perspective I had, at that!
~ Davey Ermold
I’ve been taking anti seizure medication for many years and one of the long term side effects from taking this medication is developing osteoporosis. In December 2008 a dexa scan showed signs of osteoporosis in my left hip and lower back. My neurologist insisted I see my family doctor and be put on medicine for osteoporosis.
I chose to discuss the findings with Dr. Pfeifer first. He suggested I start taking Vitamin D and calcium before resorting to taking any kid of medication for osteoporosis. Another dexa scan done in March 2010 showed the bone density in my hip improved drastically and the bone density in my lower back also improved. Thanks to Dr. Pfeiffer's advice my bone density improved without the harmful effects of taking osteoporosis medicine. I would suggest to anyone to speak to Dr. Pfeiffer first before resorting to take any kind of medicine that could be harmful to your body.
~ Susan Bargher
Before coming into the Center for Nutrition and Wellness I was very tired and felt so worn out. I had pains in my muscles and joints, felt sick and had to rest a lot between jobs. Three out of seven nights I was awake; I just couldn't sleep. I had a lot of indigestion, especially in the evening after meals. I could hardly eat anything without a problem. Now, I feel a lot getter. I have hardly any joint pain or muscle pain. You can't imagine the energy I have now, it's almost unreal. I do not get run down so that I have to quit what I am doing and rest.
I sleep all night now and even when I wake up I can go back to sleep. It makes you an entirely different person. No more indigestion. I can eat everthing and I feel great.
~ Jan Sha
Before I came to the Center for Nutrition and Wellness, I was tired, craving foods, and having a hard time sticking with my eating plan. I also had a nodule on my thyroid which concerned me. My cheeks had lots of rosacea; the only solution was prescription topical ointment that didn't seem to work so well.
Now, I feel much more alive. I have more energy and I am able to eat the correct things more easily. The cravings for sweets, breads, and carbs have diminished. My rosacea is fading without the topical.
My overall health has improved; I have a better outlook, am happier and feeling better.
- Beth Rinkus
"I was faced with a serious health issue that led me to the Center for Nutrition and Wellness™. I was feeling horrible and looking horrible. My hair and nails were very dry and I felt exhausted. I had a lot of stress in my life and found myself eating comfort foods (chips and candy). I was concerned, worried and thinking the worst about my health. I knew I couldn't keep eating the junk every night and I am thankful Dr. Pfeiffer was there to guide me in the right direction." "Dr. Pfeiffer felt that he would be able to help my health concerns through the use of supplementation and dietary changes.
I started to take the Omega 3 fish oil and within a month my hair was starting to feel stronger and look softer. The amazing part of this process was the dietary changes; through completing the 'diet diary' I realized I was a sugar addict. Gradual changes in my diet were made and I started to feel less tired and have more energy. I was starting to become healthy from the inside-out.
As an added bonus to becoming healthier I started to lose weight along the way. People at work started to notice changes in the way I look. The greatest compliment to me was my daughter Jen saying, "Thank you for giving me my mom back; she has tons of energy and looks like she did when I was little."
~ Sharon McCarthy
In 1992 I had an accident which caused muscle and tissue damage in my body. All of my muscles in my lower back and legs were tender and sore all the time. I was unable to do normal everyday tasks, like cooking, because I had to sit down every 5 to 10 minutes due to pain. I wasn't able to enjoy going out of the house and going shopping. I started taking Standard Process
supplements October 2006. Shortly after starting to take these supplements, my pain started to decrease and I had more pep.
I continued to make changes in my diet, eating more fruits and vegetables. My muscles
became less tender and sore, so I was able to start walking again. I also feel that I am able to heal from injuries quicker than I did before since I started this program. I am now able to do more of the things I want to do. I am starting to get back to doing my hobbies and I plan on starting to bowl again at least 1 game a week.
~ Edie Frank