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Dr. Steven Hansen

My new best friend!

Written by: Tyese
Zip Code: 95758
Date: 2008-07-22 16:41:28
City: Elk Grove
Job: Wellness Consultant
Reason: Carpal tunnel syndrome and very bad menstrual cramps

I had extreme pain in my left hand & wrist including numbness, cramping, & tingling. I also have had very bad menstrual cramps for the past 10 years. I had trouble sleeping every night because of being awaken by pain in my left hand. I also had a hard time every month because of bad cramps, where I would be unable to do anything for a least 2 days. For the pain of both my left hand and the monthly cramps I used Motrin 800mg along with a muscle relaxer. I suffered from extreme fatigue because of not getting enough sleep through the night, and all throughout the day I had a hard time with my daily work functions because of my hand being in pain. As far as my monthly cramps well I thought that it was just part of life and that I was cursed with these horrible cramps forever and that I just had to live with it. I started working here in the office over a month ago, and have the pleasure of working with Dr. Hansen and learning about all of his wonderful techniques of how to live a much healthier life. Since I started care I can sleep through the night and I have not had to take one pill for pain for my carpal tunnel syndrome. As for my monthly cramps, it was amazing a had little to no cramping at all. I was so excited as well as my fiance because he did not have to deal with me being in a bad mood for 2 days.

Dr Hansen office is the best!!

Written by: Annette
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-27 18:10:13
City: Elk Grove
Job: State
Reason: Back pain

The reason I began chiropractic care was because I was having lower back and neck pain for two to three years. When the pain was at its worst it had a huge impact of my life. It was very difficult for me to bend over and pull things. I was constantly experiencing discomfort.

Before going into Dr. Hansen's office I wasn't very familiar with chiropractic care. Dr. Hansen is the only chiropractor I have ever seen and he has educated me more than I would have ever expected.

The adjustments that Dr. Hansen gives me are for my lower back and neck. Since the first adjustment I have had unbelievable results. My exercising has improved, I can walk now without being in pain, my bladder now functions correctly, and I can sit for long periods of time without becoming uncomfortable.

I now sleep better at night, bending is more comfortable, and my lung capacity has improved my breathing. Some benefits I have experienced are being able to come in and get adjusted frequently and concentrating on complete wellness.

Also, thanks to Care Credit I don't have to worry about periodic payments. Concentrating on wellness and feeling good at the same time is awesome!

This office had greatly improved on wellness and care. Periodic x-rays and questionnaires to check up on the patients are great new things. Making the patient responsible for their own care is imperative to the chiropractor and the patient.

Neck and Shoulder pain

Written by: Jona
Zip Code: 95693
Date: 2008-03-25 15:38:52
City: Wilton
Job: Bookkeeper
Reason: Neck and Shoulder pain

Dear Dr. Hansen:

I wanted to thank you for you excellent service. In April of 2006 I incurred excruciating pain in my neck and shoulders for no apparent reason. I had never been to a chiropractor before.

After trying all of the home remedies I could think of, I knew I needed help. My husband suggested that I try your services. I called your office and was surprised to find out that I could see you the very next day.

When I came in for my visit, you told me that I had a slight curve in my spine and that my neck was not curved enough. I have had chronic pain in my neck since 1993. I figured that I would have to live with the pain for the rest of my life.

On my first visit, you adjusted my spine and I felt a little better. The next visit I told you that I wasn't a fan of the cracking. You then told me that I might be a better candidate for the Bio Cranial System. The method by which was used made me very skeptical.

You advised me to come in every day for a few weeks. I felt the pain going away after the first couple of weeks. I now see you once a week and I am pain free in my neck and shoulders.

When I found out about all of the other advantages for doing the Bio Cranial System, I decided to let you do y 13-year-old son. He has suffered from allergies all of his life. When I heard that Tylenol causes liver disease, I was scared because that is the allergy medicine both my son and I took on a daily basis.

I am so happy that we were introduced to the Bio Cranial System because now, my son never has to take allergy medicine again. His overall health is better then it has ever been. My son and I will continue to see you each week to keep our health at its optimum.

I also want to compliment your entire staff for their professionalism. They are always nice whenever we come in. They seem to know everyone's name when they come in the door. Thank you for keeping us in line.


Written by: Carmen
Zip Code: 95758
Date: 2008-03-25 15:35:44
City: Elk Grove
Job: Real Estate
Reason: Over all well being

Dr. Hansen, My husband and I have been your patients for over 5 years now. We have benefited from your Chiropractic service on many levels, a good healthy and aligned body at the top of the list.

When you started Bio Cranial treatments we were very excited about being on the cutting edge of the latest in Natural Healing. We never expected to get such immediate results. My personal favorite is the euphoric energy immediately following the adjustment. Not to mention increased memory and motivation.

My husband is a huge fan of the Bio Cranial. Part of the reason we came to you in the first place is because he has tendency to hurt his back. The last time his back would have not gone out, it didn't because he is so much stronger and healthier by being regularly adjusted. He has also had a very interesting experience with his new Bio Cranial treatment.

He had a rather large wart on the top of his hand. We had planned on treating it with an over the counter product, that we considered expensive. One day I asked, have you used the wart remover? He said no. It looked all white and dried out and within another week was completely gone.

Wow, and we returned the product. We both agreed that if you can see such visible results on the outside, just imagine the healing going on in the inside of our bodies. We could see years of damage to our bodies from youthful abuses and extreme sports, being reversed and turning back the hands of time, helping to prevent future illness and disease.

We have seen first hand, the body healing itself. Bio Cranial adjustments are amazing.

Thanks Dr. Hansen, for being our Natural Healer and being "the feel good doctor".

Much gratitude,

Low Back Pain

Written by: Dan
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 15:29:42
City: Elk Grove
Job: Retired
Reason: Low back pain

I saw Dr. Hansen for a chronic low back pain in my number 4 area. Now going into the appointment with Dr. Hansen for the 1st visit, I did not have high expectations for any substantial relief.

I had undergone treatment over the previous three months with only temporary improvement from two different therapists, including one from a renown local chiropractor.

Boy was I ever surprised. Dr. Hansen with his Bio-Cranial System Technique not only gave me relief but my pain was entirely gone away and I have never felt better in my entire back area.

I highly recommend Dr. Hansen to anyone with back inflammation with his up-to-date treatment methods.

Dr. Hansen changed my life!!!!

Written by: Kim
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 14:16:13
City: Elk Grove
Job: Mother
Reason: Pregnancy

I Just wanted to let everyone know, especially pregnant women and new moms how incredible and awesome biocranial worked for me. I just have given birth to my fourth child and after delivery I noticed it was hard for me to walk. I just brushed it off thinking it would go away in a few hours since I had just given birth to my biggest child.

When my doctor came to check on me I mentioned to him that I couldnt walk, he told me take 800 mg of motrin and rest. He was going to let me stay at the hospital until the pain had subsided. Two days later I was released from the hospital but was still in pain and I could not walk.

I was shuffling my feet in order to walk. I had to have my husband help me out of the car. (I had a step stool to climb in and out of the car), I couldnt even drive(the pushing of the pedal put me in a lot of pain) I couldnt lift my legs to step up on the stairs, I couldnt even sleep in my own bed(the bed was too low and too soft) so I ended up sleeping on the couch but could not sleep on either side. I had to keep my whole body in line with everything.

I ended up going to see the doctor again to get to the bottom of this. The doctor I saw told me I have Pubis Symphsis Dysfunction. Basically, I had separated my pelvis area. The doctor told me it will heal by itself, take Motrin and/or Vicodin for the pain and be on bed rest. it could take up to 6 weeks for it to heal. When we left the doctors office,

I told my husband, she's got to be kidding me, I cant be on bed rest for 6 weeks, I have 4 children to take care of. My husband doesn't have time to take care of all of us until I feel better. I told my husband to take me to Dr. Hansen's office.

When Dr. Hansen saw me I was in tears. I told him that I can't walk. When he did the first bio cranial on me I could feel my pelvis coming together and all the pain and strain was getting released. When I first got off the table, I started to walk. I mean walking!!!!

I felt great! My husband couldn't believe his eyes seeing me walking up and down the hall like nothing was wrong with me. My second visit, I told Dr. Hansen it was hard for me to lift my leg up. He asked me to lift my legs up one at a time while standing up, I could barely lift them one inch off of the floor and he asked me to do the same thing while laying on the table. I barely lifted them 3 inches off of the table.

After the biocranial I could be in a marching band. I was able to lift my legs up high to my knee and above my head. My husband was in awe. Once again he could not believe his eyes.

It took only 3 biocranial adjustments to make me feel like my old self again and I also notice all of my swelling in my legs and hands from pregnancy had gone away.

Thank you, Dr. Hansen for taking good care of me.

My pain is gone!!

Written by: Cheryl
Zip Code: 95811
Date: 2008-03-25 13:42:34
City: Sacramento
Job: Mother
Reason: TMJ

I am writing to testify that Chiropractic Treatment with Dr. Steven Hansen has helped me tremendously . After three surgeries for TMJ I was in continual pain. I was taking prescription medication and going to physical therapy, but nothing seemed to help. I suffered for five years with headaches, earaches, jaw, shoulder, back and neck pain.

Many times I had to eat soft foods or liquefy them in order to not inflict any more pain.

Dr. Hansen's treatments relieved my pain instantly and after a few visits I discontinued the use of pain medication. This was 10 years ago and I still do not use pain medication for TMJ nor do I have any symptoms.

Thank you very much Dr. Hansen

TMJ and Chiropractic

Written by: Andrew
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 13:33:11
City: Elk Grove
Job: Law enforcement
Reason: TMJ

I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the treatment you have provided me over the past two months. As you may remember, I came to see you based on a referral from my dentist Dr. Tinney.

I was having TMJ related jaw issues and suprisingly Dr. Tinney suggested I contact you for help. I was somewhat skeptical that a chiropractor could help me with a jaw problem, but I decided I had nothing to lose.

To my complete suprise and satisfaction, your Bio Cranial treatments had a significant, positive effect by the second treatment. With a few more treatments, my jaw problem had all but disappeared.

Needless to say, I am a firm believer in the Bio Cranial System and look forward to continued improvement in my overall health and well being.

I wanted to to take this opportunity to tell you what a great job all the members of your staff do. They are always pleasant, helpful and very efficient.

Thank you for making a huge difference in the quality of my life!

Not living in Pain anymore!

Written by: Heidi
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 12:32:41
City: Elk Grove
Job: Mother
Reason: Headaches

Before coming to Dr. Hansen I suffered from back pain since I was 10. I've gone to a chiropractor since I was 16.

Most recently I suffered from persistent/intense headaches and pain & numbness in my right arm. Just prior to starting with Dr. Hansen in September, I had debilitating pain and headaches, My husband also had persisent back pain with loss of mobility, headaches, he hadnt been to a chiropractor in over 8 years.

Now when I get stressed and feel pain, I come in and get adjusted with immediate relief. For the first time in 1 1/2 to 2 years I haven't had a constant pain/ache or numbness down my whole right arm.

I am not popping ibuprofen everyday just to make it throught the day!

For my husband areas of his back have opened up, unbound, pressure released to allow mobility, better circulation and little to no pain.

Thanks Dr Hansen!

M.S. and Chiropractic

Written by: Judy
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 12:20:51
City: Elk Grove
Job: Retired
Reason: Back pain

I have multiple sclerosis. I suffered from high blood pressure, extreme fatigue, difficulty walking, and poor balance. I was always falling into something. A

s if that wasn't enough I also suffered from back pain frequently.

As a result of Dr. Hansen's adjustments, I am off all my blood pressure medications. I was taking one in the morning and one at night.

My fatigue is much less, my balance is better, I can walk! My back pain has lessened a lot. This is the 1st thing that actually helps my M.S.!

Chiropractic and Autism

Written by: Mo
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 12:10:58
City: Elk Grove
Job: Mother
Reason: Car Accident

March 19, 2008 I would like to share my heartfelt testimony regarding Dr. Hansen and my autistic son, Derek.

When Derek was two years old, I had just begun adjustments with Dr. Hansen after a car accident. I brought Derek with me to each appointment and every visit, Derek would crawl underneath the adjustment table and hide. He was very fearful because he had been through a lot with doctors.

Dr. Hansen recognized that something wasn't right and asked me about Derek. I told him that Derek had just been diagnosed with Autism and we were just starting down that long road. Derek was considered "high-functioning", but had no language, wasn't potty trained, rarely made eye contact, and mostly was in his own little world. Dr. Hansen told me he believed he could help Derek. I was very skeptical. After all, he was just a little boy.

I didn't know how I felt about him being adjusted, and everyone told me I needed to accept that Derek would never be normal. Dr. H told me that a study had been done in the past where they pinpointed misaligned vertebrae just below the brain stem in quite a few autistic kids.

I went home and prayed about it, and decided to let Dr. Hansen give it a try. Dr. Hansen began with a simple "tick-tock" sound as he moved Derek's head gently side to side. Derek was mesmerized with this and actually laid still with a smile while he was adjusted! Incredible! I brought Derek in two or three times a week.

On the third week, Derek jumped up off the table after an adjustment, ran right up to me with a smile, and looked directly into my eyes and didn't look away! It was like seeing into my son's soul for the first time! I just stood there and cried.

Since that day, Derek has made nothing but progress. He has never been medicated and now plays varsity football and track at Pleasant Grove High School.

There have been many things that have contributed to Derek's growth and success, but Dr. Hansen's wise counsel and adjustments were the catalyst that I believed allowed Derek's brain to begin healing. T

Thank you Dr. H!

Asthma and C.O.P.D.

Written by: Riohard
Zip Code: 95624
Date: 2008-03-25 11:40:14
City: Elk Grove
Job: Retired
Reason: Asthma

I Suffered from Asthma related breathing problems and upper respiratory bronchitis (C.O.P.D) ever since moving to California 3 years ago.

After less than a month of adjustments with Dr. Hansen my air volume (tested with a peak air-flow meter) has improved greatly and ongoing shortness of breath has almost completely diminished


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