Patient Testimonials

I began care with Dr. Kretschmar about 8 weeks ago for headaches, neck and shoulder pain.  At that time, my pain levels were 8-9 on a scale of 10.  My condition was creating a lot of stress!

I had previously tried acupuncture without resolving my condition.

I now feel WONDERFUL!  My pain levels are a 2-3 on a scale of 10, and I am now able to resume yoga and dog walking.

Dr. K, thanks for being so patient, listening to me and really caring about my condition.

I want others to know that Dr. K truly wants his patients to be pain free and he does his best to achieve that.

Please feel free to use my story in order to help other patients.
C.S.

I am so glad that I took advantage of an offer to see Dr. Kretschmar. I didn't even expect very much for results because I didn't believe I had any real complaints even though the following were true:

  1. I couldn't bend over to pick something up off of the floor without hurting.
  2. I couldn't stand on my feet for more than 10-15 minutes without feeling pain and pressure in my back.
  3. I couldn't walk very far.
  4. I couldn't turn my head very far to see what was behind me if changing lanes when driving.

I am now a much safer driver since I can turn my head more, can bend to pick something up, can stand on my feet much longer and can walk through parks and attractions without feeling the need to sit every 2 minutes.

It was when I began to see the improvement when I realized that I had just been living with these problems and ignoring them.

Now thanks to Dr. Kretschmar I have found relief. It is not necessary to just live with pain when Dr. Kretschmar's office offers relief.
Lynn Griffen

You have eased my pain level in 2 weeks of treatments where I am sleeping 4 hrs a night after many years of no sleep. It is wonderful to stand without pain like I did 20 years ago. I was told to grin and bear the pain for life. How sad that I didn't know earlier what you could do for me. You are very thorough with all of your tests and treatments, the best I've ever had. All of the staff is wonderful and pleasant. Very caring about each and everyone and about our well being. I am able to walk and feel well all over without chronic pain.
Thank you! Lucia S.

The biggest benefit I have received since starting treatment is my stress level is down. I also can play sports and cards again without pain. Your staff always remembers my name and that makes me feel good. The information I get is very good and helpful. I feel great.
Marty S.

My headaches have improved and the pain in my neck and shoulders has lessened since I started treatment. The employees are very thorough and very friendly. I feel very good about the progress I have made.
Lee S.

You have met my expectations and more. The pain I was experiencing has somewhat diminished. My whole body feels more limber. I am very happy with the services I receive. I feel more alive and much happier.
Judy B.

Since I started treatment I find it easier to fall asleep, the numbness in my fingers is gone and my legs feel less tingly. I like the flexibility of the services and you respond to my questions and concerns promptly. The staff is very nice and helpful as well as professional. It feels good to be on the way to recovery from my car accident.
Jessica H.

The staff is very friendly as well as knowledgeable about what they are doing. Recently physiotherapy has been most helpful. I am now able to walk without too much limping. I also have fewer headaches and less pain. I feel like I'm improving.
Cathy W.

Everything is well explained and comprehensive. The staff is competent as well as nice. I thought it would hurt but it really doesn't. I now have fewer headaches and less pain. I feel a lot better now. The benefits I have received since starting treatment makes me feel great!
Donna F.

I started care with Dr. Kretschmar about 7 weeks ago for neck tightness and limited motion and pain. Stiff and aching lower back. Tightness between shoulder blades. My pain levels were 7-8 on a scale of 0-10.

I was unable to stand or walk for any length of time without back ache and stiffness or ride in a car without neck pain and headache. Could not work in my flower gardens or sleep through the night. I had a lack of interest and motivation to do things.

I had previously tried ice and hot packs, conventional chiropractic and muscle relaxing medications.

Now I feel energized, rested, motivated to participate in what interests me. My pain levels are 2-3 on a scale of 0-10. I am now able to return to flower gardening, driving and riding in the car, exercising and getting housework done.

I would like to thank Dr. K. for his dedication and continued learning in his field. You have helped me so much on my journey to becoming healthier. I would like to tell others to not give up on trying to overcome your pain. Meet with Dr. K. because he can treat you and you'll be able to have your life back.
Debbie Witt

Sorry for the Sunday interruption but I just wanted to write a quick note to tell you my bowling night was a huge success! I have not had this amount of mobility and control pain free in over a year. Absolutely NO pain in my arm, elbow, shoulder or neck. I am pain free today also, no lingering stiffness. I will see you tomorrow, Monday 5:00 pm for treatment. Thank-you so much.
Regards, Mark

I started care with Dr. Kretschmar about 7 weeks ago for head and shoulder/neck pain. Also right hand for arthritis. My pain levels were 8 on a scale of 0-10. I was unable to open a jar, and carrying my purse/bag was uncomfortable. I had constant pain in shoulders/neck. also constant pain in right hand.

I had previously tried 2 chiropractors, physical therapy (for neck/shoulder pain), physical therapy for hand and given a hand splint.

Now I feel much better! My pain levels are 6 on a scale of 0-10. I can do my activities with less pain. Thank you so much! I can't believe how much better I feel!

I would like to tell others to try the techniques Dr. K offers--you'll be surprised at the results!
Lisa Cannella

I started care with Dr. Kretschmar recently for chronic lower back pain. My pain levels were 6-7 on a scale of 0-10. I was unable to lift anything more than 20 lbs, do any gardening or bicycling or an  exercise other than PT. I was also overtired due to exhaustion from chronic pain. I was taking too much Naproxen too frequently.

Now I have improved so much I can bike ride for long distances. My pain levels are 5-6 on a scale of 0-10. I can now do some light lifting and much more regular exercise. The miracle of it all is that my fibromyalgia is immensely improved as a byproduct.

I would like to tell others that the pain relief stays with me. I feel much more confident that my conditionn, posture and pain relief are stable. Please use this success story to help other patients.
B.S. 10-12-10

I feel like I'm doing a lot better. I appreciate everything u have done for me. Your a great doctor. hope your enjoying your summer !!
B.D.