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Chiropractic Patient Reviews

Video Reviews from Chiropractic Patients

Written Reviews from Chiropractic Patients


“Approximately twenty years ago, I was hit by a falling tree limb which left my neck and shoulder damaged. The pain was constant and often severe. When my daughter recommended I give chiropractic a try, I was extremely skeptical. My previous experience with a chiropractor proved to be disappointing. Eventually I did see Dr. Kelli and my treatment has been a success beyond my greatest expectations! In less than one month, my neck pain has been decreased to nearly zero. The staff is caring and personable and Dr. Kelli goes beyond treatment by making an effort to recommend a variety of helps. No matter how long you have suffered, do not give up hope for a better quality of life. Give Family First a try. I’m glad I did!”


"My pain is caused by osteoarthritis. I did not have a good experience or improvement of pain with physical therapy or my orthopedist. Since starting with Family First Chiropractic, I began to improve at a much faster rate than I thought possible. I am at a much lower rate of pain and can move in ways I could not move before. It is an amazing feeling to have more flexibility with much less pain, to be able to be active again in ways I thought I would not be able to do anymore. Pain pills and creams are no longer my “best” options; replaced by care I receive here. The staff and doctors at Family First are so kind, attentive and knowledgeable. They make me feel like family, and so cared about and comfortable."

Andrea A.

“Dr. Kelli has really helped my Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is easier for me to walk, and I really appreciate the wellness advice.”

Heather A.

“I have been receiving chiropractic care here for a little over a year. As a patient with fibromyalgia, chiropractic care has helped me with my pain tremendously. I am now able to work full-time and have been able to stop taking pain medications. Both Dr. Kelli and Dr. Winarski are fantastic!”

Dusti S.

“I’ve been seeing Dr. David & Dr. Kelli for 4 years. I brought my 10 day old son to them (not his first adjustment) when he started projectile vomiting. One adjustment & it was never an issue again!”

Betty C.

“These folks have done an incredible job for me. I started in December because of long term shoulder & neck pain. Dr. David has definitely made a difference in my pain levels.”

Dan S.

“I’ve been seeing Dr. Kelli & Dr. David for a few years now. They are always available when I need them & have been a big help to me & my family. I couldn’t ask for better chiropractors!”

Erin P.

“I have had a headache every day for almost 20 years. After seeing Dr. David I found, I just needed adjusted!”

Sheila P.

“After my treatments at Family First Chiropractic, I have noticed a big difference in how I feel. They are very helpful and informative. Thanks for solving my vertigo issues.”

Nadia C.

“The #1 thing that chiropractic care has made me aware of is prevention. It is an easy thing and one step at a time can lead to better health; if you do what Dr. David says. Eat right, exercise, take your daily fish oil and probiotics. You will be amazed at how much better you feel.”

Judy M.

“When I started chiropractic care I had lower back pain that affected me at work and at home. After a few weeks of treatment, the lower back pain is virtually gone. I was referred to a specialist for my shoulder and I am making progress.”

Allison K.

“I came to Family First Chiropractic just wanting an evaluation for some neck and arm pain and I got much more! I got help with exercises & stretching to help my condition for a lifetime, not just a quick fix. They are supportive and proactive in helping people develop lifestyle changes to improve their health for the rest of their life. I will recommend them for every age.”

Rachel T.

“Chiropractic has helped me to gain a better understanding of how my body works and has helped me to prevent some health problems that were very likely to occur if I hadn’t started chiropractic treatment. I have more movement in areas like my upper back that were having little or no movement before. My posture seems to be improving and thanks to chiropractic care, I am more motivated to take better care of my body and live a healthier lifestyle."

Noelle C.

"Having been sick for 4 long, miserable days I finally broke down and went to Urgent Care. The diagnosis was that I had a severe sinus infection. I was prescribed 4 medications and just wanted to get those filled and go home. I called Dr. Kelli’s office to cancel my scheduled appointment for later in the day but was encouraged to try and get in for an adjustment if at all possible. The adjustment felt great as Dr. Kelli was able to target areas of my body affected by my sinuses. Also, after talking with the doctor, I opted to try a natural remedy instead of all the prescribed meds. The following day I felt GREAT! Typically, a sinus infection knocks me down for 10-14 days, but thanks to Dr. Kelli’s treatment and advice I knocked that sinus infection out in no time. From now on, if I’m not feeling well my first stop will be Family First!"


"I’ve had headaches my entire life, and about four years ago, I started having frequent migraines. After seeing more doctors than I care to remember, no one could determine the cause of my pain. Since I’ve been seeing Dr. David and Dr. Kelli, I have experienced my first headache free days in years! Dr. David is very understanding and easy to talk to. He makes me feel comfortable and talks me through the adjustments he’s making, explaining why they are important. I am now able to carry on my daily activities without the worry that a migraine will disrupt my life. I am so pleased with the care I receive at Family First Chiropractic! I only wish I had known about the benefits of chiropractic care years ago!”

Gene M.

“I was a chiropractic skeptic but after the care I have received at Family First from Dr. David and Dr. Kelli, I can honestly say I am a believer. I have had severe neck and lower back pain for years and my posture was horrible because of it. After about a month, my neck pain is gone completely, my lower back is improved and now I can stand tall. And it is all because of the care I have gotten at Family First!”

Stephanie Y.

"Family First has helped me take a more thorough look at my body from a whole health perspective. Chiropractic care (along with my at-home regimen) has drastically helped ease my back pain."

Carla J.

"I’m off all my medications! They’ve helped me so much and my whole family. From a person that has had trust issues, they have really turned me around. Very understanding. Great advice on what to eat. When I leave here I feel happy!"


"Dr. Kelli has helped me with more than a couple odd health/adjustment/muscular problems. After a colonoscopy and seeing an OBGYN with no answers or help given, she fixed a severe abdominal spasm in one visit and gave stretches for me to do if I felt it coming back. I’ve had no problems with that since then – about 2 years ago!"

Leslee M.

“Having been involved in several wrecks over the past decade, I suffered from chronic lower back pain and migraines. I have seen several chiropractors over the last decade who were able to relieve my symptoms – “put me back in place” – briefly allowing relief. I always felt like they put me back in place and sent me out to continue to do the same things I had been doing – repeat cycle. That’s not the kind of care that I receive at Family First. Dr. Kelli and Dr. David take a more Holistic approach. They assist me with nutrition and teach me ways to strengthen the areas in order to build strength in problem areas – which gets rid of the pain for good! No more migraines! Yay! And, Kristie is a sweetheart!"

Craig S.

"I injured my back and was on crutches for several days. With the help of Dr. David and Dr. Kelli they got me back on my feet and walking without crutches in less than a week and after a few more visits my back was feeling much better."


"Work great with my schedule! I can call after work and they get me right in. I had so much pain in my neck and by coming here, I have less headaches and Dr. Kelli makes Gluten-Free bars that are amazing!"

Michele E.

“I was getting a migraine every day before coming to Family First Chiropractic. In the 5 weeks I have been coming here I have not had one migraine. I feel wonderful. This is a great group of doctors and staff."

Barbara B.

“My husband and I have been under Chiropractic care for many years now and it’s hard to describe the many benefits, we feel, regular care provides us. We have received weight and exercise counseling, regular adjustments and specific treatments for certain chronic issues. There is so much to be gained from prevention. At ages 52 and 54 we lead a fairly active life style and are blessed with good health. We feel this cannot be taken for granted and continued regular Chiropractic care is a major contributor in maintaining a healthy mind and body now and in our future. We feel fortunate to have found a doctor who truly cares about our well-being and responds to our individual health questions and needs.”

Kristi M.

"I came to Family First Chiropractic with unusual symptoms for visiting a chiropractor. For several weeks prior to when I first came into her office, I had been slowly but more frequently feeling dizzy and faint. For someone who was very with it and was excellent at multi-tasking, having trouble focusing at work and completing everyday tasks, such as driving, was a bit scary. At first I thought it might be too much caffeine or lack of hydration, but after weeks of trial and error and only worsening symptoms, I was starting to think there was something medically wrong with me.
A trip to urgent care and a five-hour stay at the emergency room later, I had countless tests done thinking it could possibly be vertigo or migraine related. When none of the doctors could give me any answers and a follow-up appointment with a neurologist was over a week away, I knew I had to do something to get back to being myself.

Originally, I didn’t think about visiting a chiropractor, but after my future mother-in-law mentioned chiropractic care had improved her migraines, I thought I would give it a shot.

At my first visit, I knew Family First had the answers I wanted, and I immediately felt comforted. Right away, the doctors were friendly and welcoming, but she was also very up front. Although chiropractic care helps lots of issues, she told me she wasn’t sure adjustments would do the trick, but she was willing to try if I was.
Just hours after my first visit, I was a whole new person. I was not only back to my old self but better. My symptoms were almost null after only one adjustment, and I finally felt like I wasn’t crazy. It took a couple of weeks for my symptoms to stop returning, but the care I received at Family First office made me feel so much better.

Now, I look forward to my appointments. It’s a chance for me to have 20 minutes to relax and improve myself. I enjoy seeing the friendly staff and look forward to leaving refreshed and renewed."

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