After moving up into
this area and not being familiar with any of the doctors, I was
leery about going to any one of them. But after being in so
much pain with my lower back and waking up in the morning with
such a severe pain up the back of my neck and having it all day
long, I figured I’d have to take my chances and pick a doctor,
because I couldn’t stand the pain any longer. I chose
HealthFirst because it was the closest and I knew I’d have to be
going for a few treatments. I must say I was glad I did choose
them, for when I called for an appointment the receptionist was
very polite and reassuring and explained very well what would be
done on the first visit and got me in within a day. Within a
week of treatments the pain in my neck was gone and I was
feeling much better. It took a month of several treatments
because of many old injuries, but it was well worth it. I did
have some aches and pains at the beginning of the treatments,
but that, I was told was normal because of trying to get
everything back in its place. I also liked the portfolio they
gave me, telling me about my doctor and their clinic and a
summary about my back problems. I also learned a lot at the
one-hour class they provided about what body parts are affected
when you have back problems. I am glad I chose this clinic and
am very satisfied and confident with them and would recommend
them to others because since going to them I haven’t been having
any pain or back problems.
I started treatment here
this past February for Carpal Tunnel in my right wrist as well
as tendonitis in my right shoulder. I also had neck problems
and some lower back pain. I was coming 3 times per week for
about two months and went down to 2 times a week for a couple
more months. I’m now down to 1 time a week and my shoulder pain
is basically gone. My wrist has greatly improved also. My neck
feels much better as well. The treatments I’ve received here
have been completely painless-they actually feel really good. I
hadn’t tried any other treatments before this and I’ve never
been skeptical about chiropractic treatment. In fact, I prefer
it. Everyone here has been extremely nice and helpful and I
love coming here!
I first started being
treated at HealthFirst after my 2nd child. I was
treated during my 3rd pregnancy and was amazed at how
much easier my labor and delivery was because I had almost no
pain. I have noticed a tremendous difference in my health since
coming here. I was very skeptical at first and now I look
forward to my adjustments and would recommend chiropractic care
to anyone especially expectant moms because of how easy and pain
free my delivery was. I have also been sick much less
often and less severe colds and flues. Treatments are painless
and I feel immediate relief each time. I feel that the staff is
so professional and friendly. Chiropractic care has been a real
help to me and I highly recommend it. Thank you to you all for
all your help.
I have been going to
chiropractors for 43 years off and on for neck pain, thoracic
pain, and lumbar pain. They do help me and keep me going on
with my chores, horseback riding, snowmobile riding and deer
hunting. I feel they have helped me considerably.
At first I wouldn’t go
to a chiropractor. One morning I couldn’t move my head it hurt
so bad. I hurt to even move. I was desperate. It was see a
chiropractor or die! Well, the relief was perfect. Now I
recommend chiropractic care to everyone. I go for adjustments
on a fairly regular basis. God bless them all.
I was having lower back
pain so bad it was waking me up many times at night. I went to
Dr. Hokanson and he took an x-ray before he even touched me. He
showed me the x-ray and I saw the part of my spine that was
crooked and he told me he could straighten it. After the first
adjustment it felt better. I was not waking up as many times at
night. After my third adjustment I was sleeping all night long
again. I was so happy that I could sleep at night, and not
I have been coming to
HealthFirst for almost 4 years now and felt my overall health
improve right away. My neck’s range of motion was the first
sign, and the lower back pain disappeared altogether over time.
I’ve suffered migraine headaches almost my whole life and
chiropractic care on a regular basis is a “MUST”; it helps
control them much better. HealthFirst always makes me feel good
about myself and they are so friendly to work with. Thanks for
all they do!!
I have been coming for
chiropractic care for 15 years. When I came in I had extreme
difficulty walking. When I left I could walk comfortably.
Chiropractic is the only thing I have found to work. I firmly
believe that being on a monthly maintenance program is important
for maintaining feeling good.
I was eating about 20
Excedrins a day just to keep moving and it still didn’t get rid
of my migraine headaches. Some of the headaches even put me
down for days in bed. Regular chiropractic treatment has taken
care of those headaches and now I may take 2 Excedrins in a 3
After two back
surgeries, I was still in pain. The back surgeon said a third
operation would be too risky, and recommended physical therapy.
For several months I went to the therapist but was still in a
lot of pain. I had trouble walking and the pain was always
there while walking, sitting, and sleeping. One Sunday in the
Sunday paper was a flier from HealthFirst Chiropractic offering
reduced cost for consultation, examination, spinal scan, and
x-rays. After approximately 2 ½ years of treatments, I can now
walk without assistance and have virtually no pain while sitting
and sleeping. The doctors at HealthFirst gave me my life back.
I had a very bad
experience with a chiropractor and said “I’d never go to one
again” until my niece needed adjusting from a severe lower back
pain. I found HealthFirst and they educated us about the spine
and took x-rays before they even touched us. That alone made me
comfortable right away. When I saw how quickly the pain went
away on my niece by getting her spine straightened, I chose to
get my spine adjusted also. I am a hair stylist and from
standing on my feet so long my feet started a burning and
tingling sensation. After my first treatment it was gone. I
also was having many migraine headaches, and after about 3
adjustments on my neck, I have not had another migraine. I will
highly recommend people to go to the chiropractors at
HealthFirst for any health issue they may have. I truly believe
in natural healings. I think if more people would learn about
chiropractic they would choose to go to them instead of medical
doctors that like to push the pills to cover up the pain instead
of fixing the problem causing the pain.
I used to take 8-12
Ibuprofen per day for low back pain. Now I almost never take
I was treated for a
tailbone injury caused by a biking accident. The pain was so
severe, I could not sit. I’ve been seen by you for the past 13
years off and on. My first appointment relieved a majority of
the pain. The treatment was uncomfortable die to my body still
being sore, but definitely worth it. I would definitely
recommend chiropractic care to anyone with discomfort. The care
I have received from HealthFirst is great! The associates are
friendly and caring.
My thanks to the people
of HealthFirst for their skill and dedication. A few months ago
any kind of walking, let alone work, was so painful I could
hardly function. Their course of treatment has put my back and
my life back on track. Again, my thanks and appreciation.
I have had very good
results here. I would never consider another chiropractic
clinic. Without the people here I do not believe I could
maintain a quality of life to be without pain. Most of my
symptoms are relieved and it has been pretty much painless when
I’m adjusted. Each person here is very special to me in
maintaining my health care of my back and neck. Great people!
Great place! And Great health care! I would recommend it to
anyone I know. God bless you all here.
My back had been sore
for quite some time. Now that I have been treated here, I have
been feeling much better.
My experience with
HealthFirst has been very positive! My first visits were
due to serious back pain. I have found them to be very
accommodating and the results much better than expected.
Regular visits have kept me pain free and active.
Happy with everything
and everyone here. I could not walk before, and now it is much
I have been a patient
for the last 9 years. I started after a roll-over accident. I
feel the help with regard to my overall well being has been the
continued treatments that I have received during this time. I
know that it has saved me from having surgery, and besides, the
doctors and staff have been great people to work with.
Down in my back with
only 20% or less movement ability, I went to HealthFirst
Chiropractic in Pine River. After a few treatments I was able
to tie my shoes again. I can get in and out of my boat and
enjoy fishing again!
adjusts me so well I haven’t had to visit my medical doctor in
several years. I no longer have severe colds that used to put
me flat in bed. I no longer live on aspirins for headaches and
backaches, and best of all, I feel better. Not only does
HealthFirst help me tremendously, but the simple process of
visiting the office is like dropping in on old friends. When I
arrive for an appointment, the staff greets me with friendliness
I have been a patient at
HealthFirst for one and a half years. When I started, I was
seeking relief from chronic headaches and neck pain.
HealthFirst Chiropractic was very successful at relieving my
headaches and neck pain. I have continued treatment because I
am very satisfied with the results. The staff is friendly and
professional and willing to schedule my appointments to fit my
work schedule. I would recommend HealthFirst Chiropractic to
anyone looking for a chiropractor. I have had great results and
been treated very well by the doctor and the staff.
has been my chiropractic clinic for over five years. I see them
on a regular basis due to my back injury as well as injuries
received due to an auto accident. I also have family and
friends that go to HealthFirst due to my recommendation because
of their own high rated opinion of how they are treated.
HealthFirst’s doctors and staff are all very well trained and
very professional at what they all do, but yet they are a very
loving and caring group that makes you feel relaxed and
comfortable and not afraid. They are always friendly and very
helpful if you have any questions about anything. Just ask and
they will do everything they can to answer them. I have all the
respect in the world for HealthFirst Chiropractic and do
recommend anyone in need of their professional abilities to
definitely set up an appointment and form your own judgment.
I continue to visit
HealthFirst Chiropractic even though we have moved some distance
away. I feel they take a holistic approach to chiropractic
medicine. They don’t just treat the area of concern; they
explain and discuss reasons for the pain, exercise, diet, and
lifestyle changes necessary to help restore quality of life
prior to injury/accident. HealthFirst chiropractic is very
thorough and I feel they keep abreast of any and all new
information and approaches in the field of chiropractic.
I have been coming to
HealthFirst since 1990 and have been very satisfied with my care
and the results. I have chronic back pain due to spinal
misalignment so therefore I have regular periodic visits to
maintain my back health. Occasionally I need additional
treatments to help when I have overexerted my back. I have
found the chiropractic treatments to be extremely helpful in
relieving pain and stiffness. Treatments are painless and bring
comfort to my body. I definitely would, and do, recommend
chiropractic care to others. I do believe that chiropractic
care is an integral part of my life and very necessary for me to
maintain my health.
I have been seeing a
chiropractor for at least 15 years as the job I used to have was
graphic design and I was on the computer all day…neck and
shoulders! I had a car accident that messed my neck up and now
I am doing gardening and wood working. Through all of this I
have been happy with the treatments, some taking longer than
others to correct, but always good.
Everyone is always
cheerful and I have a good adjustment each time.
Three months ago, I was
in extreme pain due to one of the discs in my back. The pain
extended to my thigh and the front of my leg. I was unable to
work full time. This condition made it difficult to lie down.
I was getting little or no sleep and was on pain medication.
After about two weeks of treatment I began to notice a slight
improvement. I remained patient, and continued with treatment.
As of now I am able to get a normal night’s sleep, and the pain
and discomfort have all but disappeared. I am back to work on a
full time basis. This was basically my first encounter with
chiropractic. It made a “believer” out of me. The treatments
were painless, and I suggest patience; and have faith in your
chiropractor. He will be the first to let you know if you can’t
be cured of your problem.
I first came to the
HealthFirst Chiropractic on 6-5-06. I had a hard time walking
any distance and getting up out of a chair. I do not remember
how many visits I had before I could walk the ½ mile to the lake
and back without a great deal of difficulty. By the end of the
first month I was walking to the lake three times a week. Now I
look forward to my walks instead of dreading them. When I first
started treatment, it was such a struggle to get up out of a
chair. I had to help myself up and then think to myself “right
foot, left foot” to start walking. I now take getting up out of
a chair for granted. I just get up and go. Dr. Hokanson was
very professional and explained my treatment each step of the
way. He made sure that I understood why my progress was taking
longer than I felt it should. I thought that after one or two
treatments I should be walking like I did when I was 40 or maybe
50. I had a very stressful week. My neck and shoulders were
like a rock. Dr. Hokanson not only helped my body but also my
spirit. He made me laugh and that was the best medicine I could
have had. I attended the monthly seminar that Dr. Prouty puts
on. I would recommend that all of the patients go to this
talk. It reinforced the importance of good nutrition, exercise,
walking, and chiropractic health. Shelly is wonderful…she is so
pleasant and helpful. When I would call the office, you can
hear the cheerfulness in her voice. She was very good at
answering my insurance questions. HealthFirst has one of the
best billing systems I have seen in a doctor’s office in years.
They stay on top of the billing procedures and keep me informed
of any problems and if I owe them money. I know that we won’t
leave for the winter and find out I owe a monstrous bill down
the road. I appreciate all that they have done for me.