Our patients inspire us everyday at Dr. Herfindahl Chiropractic, but there are some that are so inspirational, we just have to share them with you. The following are our patient’s moving transformations to being pain free.
“I Was Suffering From Back And Chest Pain”!My name is Olimpia Valentin and I was involved in a head on car accident last August with my mom. At the time, my mom was already seeing Dr. Herfindahl to relieve her arm and back pain, but the accident aggravated her situation. As a result to the incident, I also started suffering from back and chest pain to the point that it was interfering with my daily activities such as work and dancing. At the beginning, I could not stand the chest pain and I had to stop working out, and even took time off from the dance team that I was part of. After every visit, my mom and I felt much better and we started seeing improvements after a few weeks. Now, I no longer have chest pain and I feel just like before the accident occurred. I will definitely recommend Dr. Herfindahl; he is a fantastic doctor and truly cares about his patients!
"I Had This Non-Stop Pain in My Back That I Could Not For the Life of Me Stop"I saw Dr. Herfindahl, he is an amazing Dr. that listens to your concerns and does his best to accommodate his patients. I came in because I had this non-stop pain in my back that I could not for the life of me stop. Upon the initial (intake) getting to know you visit, I found out that from a car accident that I had 7 years prior, I actually did have some whiplash! I never had any pain in my neck but the good Dr. showed me through x-rays, damage that occurred from that accident and how my body has compensated leading to my back pain.I still have some pain but it is nothing like what I felt the first day I came in, I continue to go to all my appointments and I follow my at home care that has been suggested to me.I will continue to tell all that are looking for a chiropractor about "MY" Dr. and the office. Liz and Heather are the friendliest and sweetest front office ladies "Ever"!I love my appointments because of the fun that I have when I get there and the feeling of relaxation when I leave. I rate this office on a scale of 1-10 a complete 50! -Telesa Hoagland-
“I no longer have the debilitating pain and can resume my daily activities pain free”After retiring and moving to San Diego, I was experiencing severe back and leg pain with no idea who to turn to for relief. Several friends recommended Dr. Herfindahl with positive comments and praise. I am so glad that I took their advice. Walking into his office I was greeted by friendly staff who promptly introduced themselves and helped me with all my paperwork. I met with Dr. Herfindahl and reviewed all my medical concerns. He was professional in his approach to the problem and after completing the initial testing, recommended a series of decompression treatments along with his adjustments. The difference has been night and day! I no longer have the debilitating pain and can resume my daily activities pain free. Dr. Herfindahl has been there through the whole process, making adjustments in my treatment when needed and offering suggestions to maintain my health in between treatments. I would highly recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to anyone who is experiencing limited mobility and pain. His office staff are friendly and very helpful, with a big smile to all who walk through the doors, and "Dr. Ashley" is akind, caring professional whose main focus is the overall health of his clients. -Ann Marie Kissel-
"I am now walking without any pain."I found Dr. Herfindahl's offer of $47 for an x-ray evaluation of my spine/posture on the internet. It appealed to me because the price was right, and at that time my hip hurt so much that I could barely walk. My prior chiropractor did not have x-ray capability and relied primarily on muscle testing for his diagnostics and treatments. I was so impressed with Dr. Herfindahl's array of options for treatment! It made a lot of sense to me to be treated by activators, given my spinal misalignment, which was apparently the result of forty years if sitting hunched over a desk, in my career of an aircraft pricer/estimator/contract I am now walking without any pain, and am working on building endurance in my walking, so that I can once again take walks with my lovely wife, who has encouraged me throughout the course of my treatment. -Don R. Bukovich -
“My Neck Feels a Thousand Times Better!”My name is James Reavis, I am 33 years old and I will start out by saying that I “WAS” a skeptic when it came to Chiropractic. I did not think there was any benefit to chiropractic. I even thought it was a waste of time. Then one horrible day while doing a simple exercise, “BAM!” something went wrong. I was executing a dip and something “slipped” for lack of a better word, in my neck. For the first time in my life I had a neck injury. Now, I have had pain in my neck before for various reasons and it always seemed to go away on its own after a few days, only this time a few days past and my neck still hurt. The pain was so bad that I had to keep my neck tilted to one side permanently. I couldn’t even sleep at night due to my neck pain. I was worried. After about 3 weeks, some sleepless nights and a drop in my work productivity I was at a loss as to what to do about my neck. While walking through an Oktoberfest festival I came across Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl’s booth. I was going to just walk by, but on a whim decided to see what the Doctor was all about. To my surprise he was able to diagnose right where my pain was. Still a skeptic I decided to make an appointment to see Dr. Herfindahl at his office in mission valley. After my initial consultation and a follow up to review the results, Dr Herfindahl noticed some other injuries in my neck that I did not know about. I thought back to a snowboarding crash and an unfortunate trampoline incident. Suffice it to say I needed some work done. I decided to go with the full treatment plan. Dr. Herfindahl explained to me very well how the treatment would not be an overnight fix, but that gradually over time I would get better. I could feel my neck getting better from the first treatment to the last. I would say at this point my neck is a thousand times better than before I started treatment. In fact, I was so pleased with my results that I continue to see Dr. Herfindahl on a regular basis for maintenance. Dr Herfindahl is very gentle. I never once in all my treatment felt any sort of pain, only relief from said pain. As for the staff who works at Dr. Herfindahl’s office, they are first class. They are some of the nicest people around. My job has me working different schedules on a regular basis. Dr. Herfindahl and his staff were very accommodating to my special circumstances. My overall experience was a ten out of 10. I would and have recommend Dr. Herfindal’s chiropractic services to both friends, family and anyone who will listen for that matter. Thank you for giving me my pain free life back. -James Reavis-
"Chiropractic Care Helped my Pregnancy"I came to Dr. Herfindahl because I was experiencing lots of neck strain and tension as well as tingling in my arm and hand. It was really helpful to see my X-rays and see the spinal alignment issues that were causing the problems. With regular adjustments, the pain and tingling subsided dramatically. When my husband and I discovered that we were expecting our first child, Dr. Herfindahl was ready with alternate positions for my adjustments so that I would be as comfortable as possible. As I continued visits throughout my pregnancy, we were able to address the typical "pregnant lady" aches and pains, which were caused by my loosening ligaments. I'm sure these regular adjustments contributed to the ease of my delivery, which was quick and free from complications. Dr. Herfindahl, Heather and Liz have always been so warm and welcoming to me during my time at the office, and have extended the same welcome to my baby daughter as she now accompanies me on my visits. I would highly recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to anyone looking for effective, family-friendly chiropractic care. -Julie Marriott-
“I No Longer Have Tingling Sensation Going Down My Arm”My name is Kim Hinck and I am a Social Worker. I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl a couple of years ago when while sitting at my desk at work I noticed a tingling sensation going down both arms. On further reflection I realized that I was having trouble daily just getting out of bed and doing other routine activities due to back pain. Dr. Herfindahl listened to my concerns when I told him I could no longer live with the pain I was feeling. He began treating me with weekly adjustments and set me up with an exercise regimen that has decreased my pain dramatically. I no longer have the tingling sensation in my arms and I am able to get out of bed in the morning without pain. In addition I have had other issues including headaches and Plantar Fasciitis which Dr. Herfindahl has treated with great success. The headaches have decreased in frequency and the pain in my foot from the Plantar Fasciitis has been greatly reduced with just a few adjustments. I would recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to anyone experiencing pain that is having a negative impact on their lives. The staff at Dr. Herfindahl's office is top notch and always friendly. Liz and Heather along with Dr. Herfindahl make every visit pleasant and informative in addition to being very efficient allowing one to be treated during the work day with very little inconvenience. I would like to thank Dr. Ashley Herfindahl for his commitment to the health and well being of his patients and more specifically for improving my quality. -Kim Hinck-
“Dr. Herfindahl has tremendously helped me... get relief from the pain I was going through every day.”Hi There! My Name is Moji Afcari, I am an Infant Educator/Early Interventionist & for the past 10 years I have been working with children ages 0-3 who are at risk for developmental delays or who have pre-existing conditions such as: Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. I provide therapeutic & educational evidence based practices through play in the children’shomes that benefit their cognitive skills, physical skills, speech & language development, social/emotional development, self-help skills and lastly behavior management. I absolutely ADORE my job & love to watch the children I work with succeed in their development. Like some occupations that come with drawbacks, mine is no different. My job requires me to sit on the floor with the children I work with; hence it’s taken a toll on my body; especially my back causing me lots of pain. Fortunately, back in February of 2013 I sought the help of Dr. Ashley Herfindahl’s Chiropractic Services who was recommended by a friend. Needless to say, Dr. Herfindahl has tremendously helped me to get some relief from the pain I was going through every day. I continue to see Dr. Herfindahl on a weekly basis & I really look forward to my appointments; not only for the relief he gives me; but also for the wonderful smiles & positive attitude I receive from Liz & Heather. I highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl; because not only is he professional and gets you relief; but also because you are treated like “Family” every time you visit him. Warmly, -Moji Afcari-
“Spinal Decompression Helps Low Back Golf Injury”I was referred from a colleague to Dr. Herfindahl. I walked in and was immediately impressed by his wonderful staff and Dr. Herfindahl's attention to detail. I met with Dr. Herfindahl and did a thorough exam, x-rays, and flexibility test. My lower L4 and L5 where touching and caused shooting pains down my left leg. I injured my back while golfing and over extending myself. I heard from a friend who is a retired fire fighter, and he swore by the Spinal Decompression drx9000 machine. I decided to give it a shot. Prior to visiting Dr. Herfindahl, I went to a back specialist, and a San Diego Sports facility. Nothing was working and for 6 months I had pain and nothing was getting better. I started my chiropractic adjustments, cold laser therapy, and would go on the decompression machine 3 days a week for the first few months. I had good days, bad days, but with the little patients I have, things started getting better and better. After a few months, I still had some pain, but a lot less then when I started. Then after a few months, I started some exercises that Dr. Herfindahl recommended to strengthen my core, which had immediate impact on my back. I became more aware of what not to do and what to do. I am at about 90 percent better today which is getting better weekly. I highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl and his great staff. Always gracious, and willing to work around my chaotic schedule. -Andrew Mano-
“For Years, I Had Suffered With Migraines”I first came to see Dr. Herfindahl years ago, for a work-related injury that caused pain in my sciatic nerve. The doctor set me up on a plan and I was experiencing relief in that area in no time. But there was another benefit I got out of it. For years, I had suffered with migraines, sometimes several per week. I noticed once I started getting regular adjustments, the migraines pretty much stopped! It was quite the unexpected bonus. Although it's been a few years since I initially became a patient, I have kept coming about once a month for healthy upkeep and general well-being. I would highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl and have, to several friends. Everyone is always pleasant, warm, and welcoming and you truly feel like family when you're there. They all care about the health and comfort of each patient. Thank you, Dr. Herfindahl and team! Sincerely,-Lauren Alegret-
“I no longer have Mid-Back and Lower Back pain!”Hi my name is Rick Patton, I am a geologist. I had low back pain and mid-back pain. The Issue is resolved. In addition, I have noticed I am sick a lot less, even with colds, since starting treatments. And if I do catch a cold, its duration is much shorter than before. Springtime allergies are completely gone as well. Would I recommend Dr. Herfindahl to others? I have done so, and just this weekend. I hope he drops in soon. -Rick Patton-
“I feel more stable and can move better and faster.”I was referred to Dr. Ashley Herfindahl through a friend. I am so glad that I gave Dr. Ashley Herfindahl a try. The staff and doctor are professional and very friendly. I initially went to him for hip pain. After a full assessment of my spine he was able to see where my trouble spots were. At first I thought I did not have that many issues until I started feeling better. I did not know that my range of motion has decreased along with my flexibility over the years. My neck, middle and low back including my hips feel so much better. I feel more stable and can move better and faster. I am an active person who works out and plays coed softball 5 days a week. He encouraged me to continue while going thru my treatment plan. I noticed a change in everything that I do for the better!!! I have referred my husband to Dr. Herfindahl as I know he will be able to help him. Thank you Herfindahl Chiropractic! -Susie Hernandez-
Pain Free For Over 15 YearsOver 15 years ago I became a patient of Dr. Ashley when he was at his old north PB office by Gold's Gym, and stayed on with him during his move to Mission Valley. Back then I was still feeling the effects of getting thrown off a horse and having my car rear-ended that had happened ten years beforehand. My MRI indicated bulges in two of my discs, as well as neck whiplash. I had sciatic nerve and lower back pain and discomfort. When I first saw Dr. Ashley for my condition, I immediately felt comfortable with him and knew that he really cared about my physical and emotional well-being. I had been to a few other chiropractors before, but he was the first one to be able to adjust my neck, enabling me to experience relief and increased mobility. He also gave me exercises to complete, and later on referred me to the personal trainer Noelle, who helped me with strength training and movement. After continued chiropractic care, Dr. Ashley recommended that I undergo a standing MRI in order to assess my progress. I was astounded when I learned that the new MRI results showed that I no longer had bulges in my discs. My chiropractic care could move into a period of maintenance and support rather than focusing solely on 'healing' my injuries. When I became pregnant with my first son more than 11 years ago, I was very worried about an increase in my pain and discomfort. I had heard many stories from pregnant friends whose physical ailments intensified, and some who endured lower back and hip pain for the first time. To my surprise, I learned Dr. Ashley can easily perform manipulations on pregnant women. I maintained my adjustments every two weeks before I delivered, and RARELY had any back or hip issues, or spike in my pain. Without being under Dr. Ashley's care during that pregnancy and the following one, I truly believe that I would have experienced a lot more discomfort and pain. A true testament to my commitment to chiropractic care is that my sons, now ages 10 and 8, also receive chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Ashley. He assesses their needs and carefully adjusts them. If he determines that they do not require adjustments during their appointments, then he will not do any manipulations. Additionally, throughout the years, the office staff has become like family to me. They have gotten to know me and my children very well. The staff reminds me about appointments, and when I have a flare-up or require immediate attention, they ensure that I get seen by Dr. Ashley at his very earliest convenience. I feel grateful for everything that Dr. Ashley and his staff - Anna, Heather, Kyla and Liz - do for me and their other patients every month, and I am happy to refer my friends and family to them. Without their care, attention to detail and support, I know that my health and overall well-being would be very different than it is today. With much appreciation and gratitude to them, I write this story of success. -Stacie Bresler-Reinstein-
“I would rather have Dr. Herfindahl than a physician who only wants to numb my pain with prescription pills”I found Dr. Herfindahl on Groupon. I liked his services that were listed and he was close to my work. I have seen several chiropractors in the last 10 years, because of my many conditions of the skeletal / nerve and muscle symptoms. When I met with the Doc, he took his time in my evaluation. Then he listened to me talk about my pain. During the 8 weeks session, at twice a week, each time the Doc would ask about my day and how I was feeling and checking my progress. It’s so refreshing to have a Doc take the time and ask about how you are and not make you feel like you're in an assembly line waiting to get cracked...lol... I have made tremendous progress with the Doc, sometimes I feel like I don’t need to go anymore, but I know that I will always need the Doc... to help keep me in alignment and my skeletal/nerve and muscles in perfect harmony that keeps me pain free ... I would rather have Dr. Herfindahl than a physician who only wants to numb my pain with prescription pills., which I feel only causes more issues down the line. From the first day that I walked in the door, those girls up front didn’t make me feel like a new patient...I felt right at home. -Pamela Bishop, Hensel Phelps Const Co. -
“Dr. Herfindahl is an excellent educator of “your” body”Originally, I saw Dr. Herfindahl two years ago for what I thought was a monthly tune-up. There were not any major problems. A tight neck or shoulders or back every so often. I am learning at age 73 to listen to my body and to follow the directions. What impressed me about Dr. Herfindahl was the way he educates the patient. It was my first time seeing not only various x-rays of my body but also having them explained in detail. Then Dr. Herfindahl took other tests of my bone structure, that gave me a print out, so that I could see what was happening in my body. The staff is professional, joyful, and express a sense of humor. A pleasant disposition is important for me to experience when I go to a doctor office. Now I share with whoever will listen. If you want an excellent education of “your” body, pay the $49 and wow! Then decide if you choose to continue with Dr. Herfindahl as your chiropractor. In Gratitude, - Merlene Bukovich
“Within the first month of receiving treatments from Dr. Herfindahl I began feeling improvement that I had not felt in months”My back pain began after lifting a case of water at home. The pain was felt in my lower back and I felt a shooting pain down my left leg when this happened. It was a little sore that day but didn’t affect me too much immediately. I woke up in the middle of the night though and could barely get out of bed. After I did, a simple walk back and forth from the bathroom back to bed took about 15 minutes and then I was having a hard time laying back down on the bed. The next morning I went to intensive care so I could be looked at. They gave me some medication and just said to take it easy for the next week. After that week I wasn’t improving much and scheduled an appointment with my primary Dr. After meeting with him (3 weeks consecutively) and nothing getting accomplished I chose to do nothing and hoped it would get better. It was slowly improving but I felt the recovery should not be taking this long. My wife was then rear-ended and needed to be checked out. After her initial visit with Dr. H and his staff she urged me to go down for a checkup. Initially I resisted but felt I needed to try something else if I wanted to get better because “giving it time to heal” was not working. Within the first month of receiving treatments from Dr. Herfindahl I began feeling improvement that I had not felt in months. Due to the injury it has been a long recovery and in the middle of it I decided to give a massage a try as well. Both of these treatments began to make me feel better and after a couple of months the improvement was shocking. I am not fully back to 100% but I am able to exercise normally again, coach the kids I coach in different sports and generally feel better on a daily basis. Without the help of Dr. H and his staff I don’t think I would feel the way I do today. I feel the need to mention ‘all of his staff’ because each of them makes you feel better from the time you walk in until the time you leave. Liz and Heather are always so sweet and helpful with anything you need. Dr. H always does a great job in explaining things to us (as my wife and son have also been in to see him) so we can understand and learn how to improve on our own as well. I would also recommend to anyone who has not received a massage to try it out because as I found out, this has only helped in my recovery and made me feel better…now I’ve signed up and become a regular. Thanks to all of you for your help! - Mike Bravence
“I knew right away without hesitation who I was going to call; Dr. Herfindahl!!!”
Dr. Herfindahl saw me back in March of this year. I was putting my daughter in her car seat when suddenly I felt this sharp pain on mu right arm; and I wasn’t able to move it anymore. I knew right away without hesitation who I was going to call “Dr. Herfindal!!!” He had seen me before for a prior car accident I was involved in. He left me with no pain from that accident and I knew he would do the same with the pain I was feeling now.
I was having pain on my right arm and neck area, as well as my upper back. My right arm would go numb at times and I wouldn’t be able to use it. I was in severe pain. I called the Office and the same day I as seen by Dr. Herfindahl. He started therapy that same day and about the third week I was almost to my normal self again. Now I am pain free and I’m able to go about my day as if nothing had happened.
Dr. Herfindahl, Liz and Heather have made this a wonderful experience. Every visit they make me feel at home. They take care of me right away. I will surely keep coming back to them. Thank you guys for making me feel like family. I will keep on recommending you guys to my co-workers and family.-Maria Judiz
“I am now able to go back to work.”
I saw Dr. Herfindahl for lower back and leg pain. After an exam, X-ray and MRI tests, I found out I had a herniated disc in my L4 - L5. I also had disc degeneration in other areas of my lumbar. The pain in my back and leg was causing weakness that prevented me from working full time. I began spinal decompression, cold laser treatments and chiropractic adjustments. After 4 months of treatments the pain in my back and legs were 90% better. I am now able to go back to work. I will continue to get Spinal Decompression treatments monthly to prevent it from coming back. I've recommended Dr. Herfindahl to so many of my friends and relatives. Everyone there was great and friendly. Good place to go if you’re suffering from any pain.-Mark Rohr
“Thank you Dr. Herfindahl for giving me my life back!”
I found Dr. Herfindahl on the web and have been treated by him since July 2016.
When I first saw him I had neck, arm and lower back pain along with a hiatal hernia. I am improving everyday but I am definitely a work in progress.
I have recommended Dr. Herfindahl to family and they LOVE him. I will continue to recommend him to family and friends.
Thank you Dr. Herfindahl for giving me my life back! I am so blessed to have found you!-Debbie Chrisope
“After 4-5 weeks, I stopped using the cane”
I'm 61, and I consider myself to be quite healthy, with the exception of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Those conditions led to a total hip replacement in June. I was healing very well, until I was in a bad car accident in July, followed by hip dislocation in August (on the first day of school, right in front of my 34 6th graders!). Following the dislocation, I was in so much pain that I couldn't work. I went to physical therapy on a regular basis, to no avail. The orthopedic surgeon was also unable to help me.I returned to work in September, but was in constant pain. Every step was excruciating, and I couldn't walk without a cane.
My grandson, who is 13, and his other grandmother had been seeing Dr. Herfindahl on a regular basis, with amazing results. In desperation (I've always been a bit leery about chiropractors in general), I made an appointment.
What a shock that first appointment was! I couldn't believe the kindness of the staff. The thoroughness of the exam, and the detailed questions I was asked by Dr. Herfindahl. He truly listened, took copious notes...he was like a detective determined to solve a puzzling mystery. I was so overwhelmed by this first visit that I found myself in tears on the way home. For the first time, I felt like there was hope.
I can truly say that, beginning with my first treatment, I noticed a marked improvement. It only lasted a few hours initially, but every visit provided more relief with longer lasting results. After 4-5 weeks, I stopped using the cane. And now - 3 1/2 months later, my hip feels strong and totally pain free! It's amazing!
I plan to continue seeing Dr. Herfindahl to maintain this new level of health. I also plan to continue because I can't imagine missing out on Liz's upbeat, humorous enthusiasm, or Kyla's amazing massages.
I am grateful, beyond words, for Dr. Herfindahl and his amazing staff.-Lynne Baker
“Dr. Herfindahl found out more about my back in 30 minutes than numerous other people had found out in months”
For a long while before I had begun seeing Dr. Herfindahl, my mom had been bugging me to go see him. Saying that "He has helped her," and that "I would be surprised." I was slightly skeptical because nothing we had done had helped my lower back and no one we had seen seemed to be able to help me with it either. Finally I gave in and my mother scheduled me an appointment. The first day I went in I was under the impression that all the pain in my back was due to pulled and weak muscles. Dr. Herfindahl took an X-ray for me and quickly established that some of my vertibre were angled abnormally and were pushing up against the discs in my spine. Dr. Herfindahl found out more about my back in 30 minutes than numerous other people had found out in months. My mother scheduled me for three visits a week for four weeks and throughout these four weeks I felt my back progressively getting better. I finally began to be able to play soccer again. As each week passed I found that I could spend more and more time on the soccer field due to my back becoming progressively healthier. I would highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl to anyone who is in need of healing. Through Dr. Herfindal I have learned that many problems can be attributed to having a body that is out of alignment. Dr. Herfindahl has certainly helped me progress with healing my back and given me optimism for my future with soccer. One of the often overlooked aspects of medical facility's is how the employees and environment make you feel. So often hospitals are filled with monotone receptionists suffering from extreme boredom, but not at Dr. Herfindahls office. His receptionists are always welcoming and responsive to all of his patients as they are helping prep them to see Dr. Herfindahl. Furthermore the office is filled with decorative furniture and stimulating decorations, such as his fun facts and inspirational quotes. Overall I am greatful for my mother pushing me to get healthier and referring me to Dr. Herfindahl. I am also extremely grateful for Dr. Herfindahl and all of his helpers for putting the time and energy into helping me get healthy again.-Stefanus Brown
“You have Given Me My Self-Confidence Back and Changed My Views on Life”
When I first reached out to you in August 2016 I was a complete different person. I remember the constant battles I faced within myself, and all the pain I was constantly in. I remember my migraines hurt so badly I couldn’t sleep, and my back was so messed up I had completely given up hope of returning to the gym. I remember the pain was so bad in my right hip that I couldn’t carry my kids up the stairs anymore, but thanks to you and your amazing staff I now look at myself as a new person with a fresh start in life. Not only did you take all of my pain away with your treatments and adjustments, you have given me my self-confidence back and changed my views on life. I have so much energy now when I go to the gym, and I am back to running 15 miles a week which I never thought could be possible. I feel more confident as a person and make better eating and sleeping habits, and because of you I have the energy to play with my kids even after a long day at work. I could never thank you and your staff enough for giving me my life back, its crazy to say I look forward to my visits now because I know you were the start of the new me. Dr. Herfindahl, I really just want to say thank you for everything you have done in my life. It’s not just the adjustments or physical therapy; it’s the little things you do like coaching me in the middle of the office and showing me exercises to do in the gym. You and your staff do such an amazing job, and I could never thank you enough for everything you have done.
My recommendation to anybody seeking chiropractic care would be to see the staff here at Herfindahl Chiropractic, this team truly cares about you and will change your life forever.-Blake Brown
“THANK YOU Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl GOD BLESS YOU!”
My name is ILeana V. And I want to tell you my testimony about how my visit to the Chiropractor has given me back my life. Literally! A couple of years ago I lived one of the most terrible experiences of my life. And it is not an exaggeration what I am going to tell you: after several visits to the doctor and specialists for headaches, sore throat, neck pain, back pain, stomach pain, chest pain, general body pain, feeling tired, pain and numbness on my legs, arms, hands and feet. My symptoms were getting worse! Stayed several nights in the emergency room, due to lack of air, intense chest pain, problems speaking, long episodes of depression and anxiety, migraines and headaches that I had never felt also sadness, crying, stress, fear, despair and frustration. I do not even remember the name of so many medicines I had to take! Even more; My moral and anemic state was shattered. My face was pale, had dark circles, eyes crying and reflected anguish, despair and sadness. We did not know what to do! My husband found Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl's office; from the first visit you feel well taken care of and comfortable. Liz, Heather and Kyla; The reception girls are so attentive, friendly and always good! They are the maximum. Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl is very attentive, respectful and trustworthy. It is a very warm facilities and a friendly atmosphere. When he examined my nerves and took the x-rays; I was surprised. The truth I was a little incredulous! I was feeling so bad, knowing and having consulted doctors and specialists; how was it possible that in this office they could help me? I was so desperate to feel good that I tried it! And now I do not regret it. It was the first time I had visited a Chiropractor. They gave me a brochure and they explained that every body’s is and reacts differently! And I was going to experience different reactions. In my first adjustment, I felt so strange. My first reaction was to cry, all night! But it was a cry of relief, of liberation. And I felt better! In my first massage I was crying too! Can you imagine how bad I felt?! Thus passed the adjustments and each day were minor “Corrections". Less migraines, less depression, less pain. The numbness in hands, feet and arms disappeared. No pain in the chest and throat. I feel stronger and better. I understood many things about how the body works. It was truly incredible!. Now over the course of almost a year I feel much better physically, emotionally, and mentally. I can do the things I couldn't longer do. The mere fact of being awake, eat, think. All these things were pain for me. It was not easy for me; especially because I live an hour from here, and had to came 3 times a week. I still need work more; especially in my neck. But you know? For real; No matter what you have! Because you can have from a simple stomachache, and you don't know that this can be due to your lower back? Can you imagine everything that can be affected sentimental, moral, and physically; and that the problem can be solved with a visit to the Chiropractor? When you really want to feel better and there is no doctor, pill or place to help you; You have to do this!: Go with a Chiropractor; WITH MY CHIROPRACTOR! Dr. Ashley J. Herfindahl.-ILeana V.
“Let Me Assure You That You Will Not Find Anyone Better Than Dr. Herfindahl”
I’d like to share my experience with Dr. Herfindahl. I was suffering from a severely herniated disk in my back. After many months of extreme pain, a cortisone shot reduced the pain to a manageable level but not to a level I could live with long term. I couldn’t tie my own shoes. I couldn’t sit or stand for very long. I tried physical therapy, stretching, acupuncture. My last resort before back surgery was decompression. I had heard it worked for some but to be honest, I was dubious. And the treatment is not inexpensive. I found Dr. H. on the Internet. He took the time to review my MRI and after testing me, told me plainly that my recovery would not be easy or quick given the size of the herniation. But it was this or surgery.
Six months or so later we’re still working on it, but I am much improved. I have no pain and much more mobility. I have (most of) my life back. I am so impressed by his patience, expertise and, most of all, his genuine concern for my recovery. This is how health providers are meant to be. He has prescribed an effective combination of decompression, cold laser and tense treatments in the office and taught me exercises to do on my own to maximize my recovery. Everything combined, with time, has delivered great improvement. His staff is also very caring and friendly.
If you have any doubts at all about the character or professional expertise of Dr. H. or his staff, please don’t have to: you’re in good hands. Having gone down the road with this treatment, let me assure you that you will not find anyone better. Good luck to you and I wish you a speedy recovery!– David Brauner
“I started to feel relief within a few days.”
I have been seeing Dr. Herfindahl and his staff since October 2016. I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl after experiencing muscle cramps on my upper back and neck. I started to feel relief within a few days. In February, I was involved in a minor car accident that caused the muscle cramps and neck pain to come back. The chief complaints have been getting better and are almost completely resolved.
At the time I began to seek care in this office, I was also experiencing dizziness and headaches. I am no longer experiencing dizziness, headaches are rare, neck pain is occasional, and back pain has been resolved.
I would recommend Dr. Herfindahl’s team to others looking for a chiropractor in the area. The staff is caring and welcoming. They listen to their patient’s needs and address them in a timely manner. Dr. Herfindahl does an excellent job at explaining what is going on and the treatment plan. I also thought it was extremely helpful that x-rays were taken to know what was being treated. My overall experience at this office has been great. I would highly recommend this team for anyone’s Chiropractic needs.– Crystal Barajas
“Dr. Herfindahl has changed my entire life – and that is not an understatement.”
There are so many factors that come together in order to make or break a chiropractic experience. Level of professionalism, efficiency, attitude, value, the list goes on. I can honestly say, that there isn’t a single factor of my entire Herfindahl experience that hasn’t been above and beyond any and all my expectations!
Upon my first visit to see Dr. Herfindahl, I had never been to a chiropractor before, did not know what to expect, and was in a large amount of pain, due to a cervical spine injury sustained during a bad fall. I filled out detailed questionnaires, had a very thorough, professional assessment done, and immediately knew I was in the right hands. My injury was explained to me in detail, along with the entire mechanism of the spinal cord and the nervous system, my options listed, and a treatment plan suggested. I never felt like I was being conned into treatment that was unnecessary or overly expensive, and with every visit, I consistently began to feel better and better. Now, not only is my injury completely gone, I still come back regularly for adjustments, massages, exercise, and check ins, just to make sure I’m taking care of my spinal cord as best I can.
Dr. Herfindahl has changed my entire life – and that is not an understatement. Only now do I pay attention to how much pressure I put on my spine, how I sit, and what exercises I do. He has explained to me the importance of taking care of oneself, and there is no one else I will go see when I have any pain or discomfort in the future. I trust him fully to makes sure that the degeneration in my neck doesn’t progress any further, and I maintain a healthy spine!
Now this team would be incomplete without the fantastic ladies that make every visit so special. I have never met a more wonderful, genuine group of women who are so supportive, professional, sweet, and always make me laugh out loud. Liz and Heather stay on top of calls and scheduling and a million other things, all the while making sure that their clients are catered to on every level. Though the client appreciate month muffins may have made my jeans fit a little tighter, I have never been anywhere where I felt like I was truly cared for and looked after. Kyla may already be sick of me, as it is now impossible for me to go more than a couple of weeks without seeing her for one of her sensational massages. Her knowledge of the human body is impressive to say the least, and she always knows exactly where I need the most work. Not to mention she’s an absolute treat to spend 90 minutes with every week or two!
This entire practice is one of my favourite places in San Diego – and that’s saying a lot, considering I spent half my time there in severe pain before they fixed me! I’ve already sent three people their way, and I would never hesitate to refer anyone and everyone there for all their chiropractic needs. A true gem!!!– Ola Zak
“I would, and have recommended Dr. Herfindahl to everyone I know!”
My name is Jeremy Fitzpatrick last year 2016 I hurt my back. I was referred to Dr. Herfindahl’s office by a close friend. I had never been to a chiropractor and heard some things about it being fake medicine. But my friend insisted I try it out, so I did. So I went down to Dr. Herfindahl’s office where I was greeted by some of the most outgoing happy staff on the planet. I met with Dr. Herfindahl, and was examined. He quickly came up with a plan to fix me up; he said 6 months to fix me up blah blah blah… Then gave me my first adjustment! And to my surprise I immediately felt the difference!!!!!
He also gave me some exercises to do in between visits; all of these things put together did the trick!! Not even half way through my months rehab and I was already back to full strength. I continued going and every time I go I swear I feel stronger then the last!!!
I would, and have recommended Dr. Herfindahl to everyone I know! Dr. Herfindahl and his office staff made all the difference! I AM HEALED!!!-Jeremy Fitzpatrick-
“Dr. Herfindahl has been a pleasure and I'm soo appreciative to him for helping me.”
My name is Adriana Dominguez. I had been suffering for Years from horrible back and shoulder pain. Pain that I had been managing with pills. I had been to see my primary care physician for her to only tell they figured it was arthritis at my young age of 31 and there was really nothing they could do for me besides give me pain meds for when I couldn't tolerate it. Or cortisone shots. The Dr suggested I change jobs? Really? Like if it were an option to me. Both options weren't an option. I tried physical therapy and the pain temporarily subsided. Pain obviously returned. I had forgotten what life was like without constant pain throughout my day. When I decided to try something else I searched Groupon for messages and Chiropractors to see if it would help. I came across Dr. Herfindahl. I purchased the deal on Groupon. Right away I was greeted by Liz. And I was blown away by the excellent customer service. I appreciate how easy every thing was made for me. From payments made easy to fit my budget to scheduling that was perfect for my busy on the go life. From first being skeptical of the process to now being a believer, I have been months without pain now since starting treatment. It's a feeling that I hadn't felt it years. No more throbbing in my back, no tense shoulder, no stiffness, no more days where the only relief was to lay flat on the floor. I feel great. It was almost hard to believe to be true since pain and meds had become the normal to me. Dr. Herfindahl has been a pleasure and I'm soo appreciative to him for helping me. I can gladly say that I am pain free. Thanks to everyone. My early mornings have been a pleasure. And I'm enjoying a life pain free...❤-Adriana Dominguez-
“Almost overnight my posture improved...”
My first appointment with Dr. Ashley Herfindahl was on May 31st, 2017. I had lower back pain for almost a year. It was so bad while vacationing in Hawaii that I needed help to exit the plane. I also realized at that time that my posture was not erect --I was bent over at the waist. It made me look fifteen years older. My neck was also pretty stiff. Dr. Herfindahl did a very thorough examination which included x-rays. I learned that I had two compressed discs. Dr. Herfindahl started me on the DXR9000 for disc decompression. Almost overnight my posture improved allowing me to walk upright and I look fifteen years younger. I received adjustments twice a week. The lower back pain went away and I feel like a new person. I'm running again and started swinging my old golf clubs. The staff at Dr. Herfindahl's office fabulous. They are very friendly and professional. I have referred many people to Dr. Herfindahl and I will continue letting others know of his great skills.-Robert Hensley-
“I Had Constant Pain in my Lower Back”
As a senior I want to maintain a good quality of life and remain active. Three years ago, I had constant pain in my lower back. Movement had become an issue and I found myself exhausted from the pain. Medication and surgery were recommended, however I wanted to pursue an alternative. Dr. Herfindahl was recommended to me by another chiropractor. Following my initial screening, it was determined my lower back might benefit from being decompressed. A comprehensive was developed by Dr. H, his chiropractic assistants and me. We became a team and spent several months implementing the plan. I came several times a week; a 3-time week, a 2-time week, and a 1-time week for several months. I received a massage once a month at a very reasonable rate. In addition to the decompression protocol, I learned what exercises were needed to sustain the healing that was occurring, what benefits dietary changes and supplements would have, and how to carry and position my body when being upright and sleeping. LOL...straight back chairs, hinge bends, and body pillows to help me sleep on my back are my best friends. To maintain and sustain my good health I now come for adjustments twice a month.
Coming to Herfindahl Chiropractic is one of the best decisions I ever made! From the moment, I came through the door of this office, all my experiences have been joyous. Dr. H and all the chiropractic assistants and massage therapists have been and continue to be positive and helpful! I have learned how to take good care of myself and sustain my active life. Dr Herfindahl is, without a doubt, the best chiropractor I have ever connected with. I look forward to every appointment and recommend Herfindahl Chiropractic to family, friends and anyone who is wanting to obtain and sustain a healthy body and lifestyle.-Nancy Spejcher-
“I Had Constant Pain in my Lower Back”
I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl about a 7 months ago. I had been in a car accident about a year prior and still had a lot of neck pain and loss of range of motion. I also wanted to improve my posture and get an assessment of what I needed to improve. Dr. Herfindahl came up with a plan for me and at the end of the program I have no more pain, and have an ideal posture. I am going to continue to do the things out of the office that Dr. Herfindahl has recommended to maintain the improvements I have made under his care. I went straight to Dr. Herfindahl’s office after another minor collision and he treated me and my mother that very day. I have and would recommend Dr Herfindahl to friends looking for a good chiropractor. The staff is great and always have smiles on their faces.-Jason Feibish-
“ I Would and do Highly Recommend Dr. Herfindahl”
I started seeing Dr. Herfindahl in March of 2017. I had been suffering from plantar fasciitis for about two years. At the onset of my foot pain, I visited a Podiatrist, was properly diagnosed, was fitted with the big black boot (which I wore for weeks), and eventually was fitted with orthotics - to no avail. I tried every shoe and drug store plantar fasciitis product I came across in hopes of alleviating my foot pain. In addition, I was starting to have hip pain and neck pain. Dr. Herfindahl started laser and tense therapy along with regular adjustments and exercises and within the first couple of visits my foot pain had decreased significantly. He helped me understand what I had done to my spine by not walking properly during the two years with the plantar fasciitis. With Dr. Herfindahl's adjustments, laser and tense therapy and prescribed exercises, I am happy to say I am pain free. I would and do highly recommend Dr. Herfindahl and his office (the kindest staff you will ever meet) to everyone I know.-Kathy Combs-
“Dr. Herfindahl and his staff have helped me feel better which has allowed me to return to work”
My name is Jim Hall, I’ve been an elevator mechanic for 35 years. Eight months ago I had ongoing neck and back problems that left me unable to function. A co-worker recommended Dr. Herfindahl; I was able to schedule an appointment almost immediately. After an evaluation and consultation, Dr. Herfindahl assured me that he could help me. His treatments included weekly adjustments, electro therapy as well as home exercises. Dr. Herfindahl and his staff have helped me feel better which has allowed me to return to work. I would high recommend Dr. Herfindahl . Very sincere thanks to Dr. Herfindahl and Staff,-Jim Hall-
“I most definitely recommend... Chiropractic care here at Dr. Herfindahl’s office”a
I’ve never been a skeptic of Chiropractic care but never really thought much of it, even with my Uncle being a Chiropractor. Originally I just came to Dr. Herfindahl’s office because I found a great deal on Groupon for a massage and Chiropractic exam. I thought, why not!?
I was surprisingly impressed during my initial exam. He was telling me symptoms I might be experiencing just based on the injuries I’ve been subjected to over the years and he was dead on!! Every single symptom. Neck pain, back pain, respiratory problems, equilibrium issues, hip pain, headaches, shoulder pain etc and not to mention, just over all depressed.
What shocked me even more were the X-Ray results on my 2nd visit. I wasn’t aware how badly my neck and back were so misaligned. I almost started crying. I had hardly any curvature in my neck, hence the neck pain. And my upper spine was curved. When he did my first adjustment I actually did cry from the relief.
I’ve been going to him consistently, 3x/week at first, and now 2x/week for 4 months and my mood has drastically improved. I smile and laugh more than have in a few years and it feels great. I have a lot of people telling me how great it is to see me smiling again.
Whereas I’m still in the Therapy stages and my body is still acclimating to the changes from Chiropractic care, I can most definitely feel the changes happening in my body. He uses Cold laser therapy to help loosen the muscles which definitely helps! And uses Nuero stem therapy which makes me feel like a brand new person every time I leave his office!
Outside of Dr. Herfindal’s experience/knowledge, his staff is amazing!!! I know most everyone dreads going to the Dr but I look forward to my visits here. The therapy is relaxing and the staff is comforting.
I most definitely recommend, not only Chiropractic care, but Chiropractic care here at Dr. Herfindahl’s office. He has many of patients but can still remember me and the exact problems he’s working to correct. Again, I can’t express how amazed I am with the whole experience!-Alaina Lockwood-
“Dr. Herfindahl Relieved my Pain and Fixed My Posture”
I saw Dr. Herfindahl because I injured my lower back while exercising. The injury left me in a lot of pain that kept me from sleeping well and made it painful and very uncomfortable to work. Dr. Herfindahl's therapy and adjustments not only relieved my pain and fixed my posture he also gave me tips and exercises (preventative measures) to help prevent any future injury. I would definitely recommend Dr. Herfindahl to anyone in need of a chiropractor, I have had a very positive experience with him and his staff.-Many Thanks-
“ It took me 30 years to find the Chiropractor that I have found in Dr. Herfindahl”
I went to Dr. Herfindahl for a number of physical issues. My body had experienced numerous traumas in its lifetime, from 2 severe car accidents to other accidents due to just being very physically active. During my review Dr. Herfindahl diagnosed me with a forward curvature in my neck and subluxations in my spine. I started treatment to correct these issues and can look ahead to being physically active as the years progress. It's a challenge to overcome natural disintegration from severe bone breaks and tears of tendons and ligaments but Dr. Herfindahl has provided me with the optimal health my innate self can provide to overcome those obstacles. It took me 30 years to find the Chiropractor that I have found in Dr. Herfindahl and a privilege to refer to him as a friend. The staff lives and breaths the want to help people and the professional skills to provide just that.
Thank You Dr. Herfindahl and staff.
“I Would Highly Recommend Dr H.”
I was seen by Liz, Dr H and Kyla. I was seen for serious lower back pains as an MRI revealed I had an L4-L5 herniated disc pushing on the L5 nerve root. The issue is MUCH better, working towards 100%. I would highly recommend Dr H and his staff to others. Very friendly, very helpful and eager to get good results for you as a patient. All therapies they provide are interesting and helpful in their own ways. I felt that with a massage at times it would help more so your body could fully relax. The DRX machine made a dramatic difference after a few months of treatment. This Dr. and his staff know their stuff! If you are having issues with your body and need a checkup, I would highly encourage a visit to the office so they can fix you up!- Sincerely Mike Bravence
“A Life Changing Story”
Dr Herfindahl saw me for a scoliosis problem, spinal stenosis and degenerative vertebrae. I was constantly in so much pain; my regular Dr referred me for epidural injections and a lot of cortisone that caused more problems rather than healing my back. Then my daughter gave me a gift to go with Dr Herfindahl, such a blessing, and I started the decompression and the adjustments. My life changed drastically, from being in bed for almost 2 months to riding my horse again. I know that this will be a chronic problem that I will have to handle my whole life but thanks to Dr Herfindahl I am now having a better quality of life. While, of course, taking care of myself and taking precautions I am now back to doing what I love the most, riding my horse!!- Sincerely Mabel Tiscareno