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What Patients Say

What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice.

Review a selection of Innate Family Chiropractic patient testimonials below and please give our South Portland chiropractic office a call or click here to email us if you have any questions.

Dr. Jeremy Book


Chest Pain

“I generally feel as if I’m fighting fatigue, however, severe chest pain and labored breathing are the real reasons I sought chiropractic care. I had been to the emergency room and was given nebulizer treatment, prednisone and albuterol with a diagnosis of acute asthma or reactive airway disease. One week later after no relief, I was diagnosed with angina and given nitroglycerin, only to be diagnosed two days later with anxiety attacks and prescribed ativan. …more »

“I refused to take the medications since they obviously didn’t know what was going on. I came to Innate Chiropractic and after only two adjustments, I was completely relieved of the chest pain and shortness of breath as well as having a significant reduction in incidences of incontinence. Other benefits have been a decreased incidence of headaches. I feel much more at ease.” – Marjorie P.”


Migraines

“I have suffered from migraines since the age of 12. My doctors have prescribed ice packs, heating pads, caffeine pills, ibuprofen and prescription medications. Nothing worked. After seeing Drs. Eckert, I haven’t had a migraine in several weeks! I never thought in my wildest dreams that this would be possible. Popping pills only helped me ignore the problem and make it worse.”-Kelly S.


Sciatic Pain

“I originally came to Innate Chiropractic because a car accident left me with lower back pain, numbness and tingling in my hands, left sciatic pain down to my foot and neck discomfort. Other health problems that I have are asthma, allergies and ulcerative colitis. Before coming to Innate, I had tried physical therapy along with ibuprofen. They worked as long as I kept them up. What I received from chiropractic care is a decrease in back pain, the numbness is gone and my neck is feeling better as well. In general, my immune system is stronger now; I have less illness and more energy…more »

“The kind of care I chose from Innate is Relief, Corrective and Wellness. Originally, (9/29/03) I came for relief of pain and discomfort but I’ve kept coming because I’ve experienced Wellness. In the past, my understanding of chiropractic care was to get adjusted as needed for symptoms such as back pain, neck pain and headaches. I never knew that chiropractic could help with asthma, allergies and ulcerative colitis. My health has improved tremendously, my asthma is much better, I have not been hospitalized in over a year and my colitis is under control. I truly believe that “an optimal spine equals optimal health.” I share this belief with people I meet every day. What I like most about Innate Chiropractic is the friendly and open atmosphere, flexibility with appointments and the ongoing education that I receive at every visit. Thanks Everyone,” -Mary G.


Surge of Energy

“I have been a patient at Innate Chiropractic for 6 months. I had seen other chiropractors for hip and low back pain, but they failed to give me the results I was looking for. In fact, one of my former chiropractors prescribed a heel lift for me to put in my shoe, only to make my original problems even worse! In the 6 months I have been a patient at Innate, I’ve definitely seen improvement and I rarely have any pain. The only concern I had regarding chiropractic care prior to coming to Innate was that it wouldn’t help because of the experiences I’ve had in the past with other chiropractors. But after being at Innate, I have learned that not only does it help with pain, but pretty much every other problem I have as well. …more »

“Every time I get adjusted I get a surge of energy- I just love it! I know that I have a much stronger immune system now than before I was under chiropractic care because my body is functioning properly. I know that coming to Innate is one of the best things I can do for my body. I have learned so much by coming here. I have always been health-conscious, but I truly believe that if I were not under care I would continue to get worse and worse until I wouldn’t even be able to get out of bed! Now that I know about the importance of taking care of my spine and nervous system I have chosen wellness care because I want to continue to improve and stay as healthy as possible. I have made so much progress in the last 6 months and I definitely don’t want to see things regress. I absolutely love going to Innate. It truly is the highlight of my week! Everyone at the office is so friendly and caring and they are so passionate about what they do. I plan on coming to Innate for the rest of my life!” -Toni S.


Dramatic Increase in Mobility

“I came to Innate Chiropractic as a last resort after seeing several medical doctors (M.D.) and osteopaths (D.O.) who gave me no real relief or solutions. I had even been “manipulated” by the osteopaths, with no results. I figured it couldn’t hurt. …more »

“I have been in chronic pain for almost twenty years. I was even unable to walk around a store with my wife while she was shopping. I had to go sit in the car due to the severity of my pain in my lower and upper back. I had carpal tunnel surgery done on both of my wrists, which gave temporary relief but after a few years I had difficulty signing my name due to the severe pain in my wrists and elbows. Other treatments that I have tried are prescription drugs, acupuncture, counseling, meditation, exercise programs. All had short-term relief of chronic pain, but provided no real increase in physical limitations. The results I have received from Innate Chiropractic can be categorized as a small miracle. I now have a dramatic increase in mobility of head and neck, decrease in muscle spasms in back and shoulders, decreased chronic pain in upper extremities, increase walking ability from 10 minutes to 60 minutes and a greater feeling of well-being and mental health.” -Ray P.


Getting Off Medications

“After talking with Dr. Eckert about some of my health concerns I decided he made sense so I made an appointment. I have been to many medical doctors for every problem – each gave me more medications, which I knew were not good for me and haven’t fixed anything. When I started seeing Dr. Eckert I was on five prescription medications and now after about four months I’m down to two with a goal of getting off these. …more »

“Just after a little more than four months I feel better than I have in years. One thing that has impressed me and given me utmost confidence is the honesty of Dr. Eckert. I went to him concerning an injury to my leg and was told, “There are some things we just can’t fix and you should see your medical doctor.” Also, when I first went he was very honest about not being sure if he could help me with the Meniere’s. However, I haven’t had any symptoms for almost three months. -Diane F.


Loves Her Adjustments

“My 2 year old daughter, Vanessa, had recurrent infections and was on one antibiotic after another for a year. Since seeing Dr. Eckert, she hasn’t needed any! She loves to get adjusted.” -Stephanie R.


Sinus Infections

“I have been under your care for approximately 5 years now. The effects your care has had on me are simply amazing! It all starts from the moment I walk into your office; a very friendly staff greets me. Rachel and Danielle are always willing to go the extra mile. And your new partner, Dr. Chris is as professional and knowledgeable as you. All three of you are constantly educating me in terms of health, diet and medicine. A dramatic difference years ago was a personal problem brought on by an overuse of amoxicillin, which was due to the numerous sinus infections I use to have. …more »

“The adjustments provide so much more than the average belief from people outside of chiropractic help. I often times notice immediate results from an adjustment; especially if I am stuffed up with a cold or sinus infection. Speaking of sinus infections, before coming under your help I use to suffer from 15 or so bad sinus infections a year (no kidding!) Now, I might have one or two and that is without taking medicine and only when I over extend my sugar intake. Something you educated me on. Last, but not least, one of the most important health issues for me is my wrists. As a professional magician, my career is determined by my mobility of hands and wrists. At Innate Chiropractic I have gained strength back in my wrists and most importantly they do not hurt as much or as often as they use to. I highly recommend anyone who isn’t currently happy with any health issues that they may be challenged with that they too start care under your guidance and witness the positive results.” -Philip S.



I Was a Skeptic

“I had severe carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists, high blood pressure, a stomach acid problem, pain down the back of my leg and very tight muscle pain in my mid-back, which was so bad I couldn’t sleep. My medical doctor had me on three different prescription medications: an anti-inflammatory, blood pressure medication and an acid-blocker for my stomach and he wanted me to get surgery on both of my wrists. I was a skeptic, but after seeing Dr. Eckert, I am off all my medications and I didn’t need to get the surgery!” -John S.


I Became a Believer

“I never studied chiropractic before and had always heard they weren’t anything except “bone crunchers,” or as they were referred to by the older folks “horse doctors.” I was in constant pain at the time and my hands and forearms felt like they were burning and being crushed at the same time. I had previously been for neurological tests and had been put on all kinds of pain medications and antidepressants. Nothing worked. I had to wear gloves to drive, push a shopping cart or even hold a cold drink because the slightest feeling of coldness or a cold draft would send me into spasms of pain. …more »

“I called to make an appointment that very morning and it has truly changed my quality of life. I thought I was going to have to quit my job and try to get disability, but after five visits I started to feel a definite relief. I was afraid to believe it was really helping. It took several more weeks before I became a believer. I am only 56 years old and before I started coming to Innate Chiropractic I was thinking what was remaining of my life was looking pretty bleak and dismal. To be perfectly honest, I was to the point I didn’t even want to live much longer if I was going to be this miserable. Today I feel more like my old self mentally and spiritually. My physical well-being is coming along nicely, also. Not every day is perfect, but how many people can say that everyday anyway. All of the folks at Innate are very kind and friendly. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and a great learning experience. I just thank God I saw their flyer that day in August, 2003.” -Sally M.

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