I had been having problems with misaligned ribs which was causing chest pain. I saw another chiropractor for about a month with no improvement at all. Someone recommended Dr. Semlow so I went and felt relief after my first visit. I continued for a few more weeks and the problem is practically gone. I would highly recommend him. He’s very good at his job!
I have been going to Dr Semlow for just a few months for back pain. After just a couple of visits I had noticeable improvement and now have zero back pain. Dr Semlow is very knowledgeable, personable and would highly recommend him.
Dr. Semlow is the best Chiropractor I have ever had. I suffered from back pain for over 20 years which was affecting my ability to workout. After seeing 3 other Chiropractors, I finally went to see Rick. In 2 months I was back in the gym regularly. That was over 14 years ago. I see Dr Semlow regularly. Now I won't go anywhere else for any ache and pain. He always know what I need to get me back on track. Thank you Dr Rick!!!
I was suffering in pain from a car accident and had not bought in completely to chiropractic yet. However, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the fall of 2005 and was determined to find a natural alternative to cope and prevent exasperations. I soon learned that chiropractic was the solution. My M.S. treatment is without drugs and only includes regular chiropractic visits. Adjustments from Dr. Rick have decreased my occurrence of exasperations significantly. Within one year from 6 to 2, compared to the increase of exasperations previously obtained each year without chiropractic. Adjustments during exasperations of optic neuritis and numbness in my feet or legs have shown immediate results with symptoms of the episode disappearing within a few adjustments. I revealed my improvements to my neurologist during my last checkup and shared with him how I was managing my M.S. with chiropractic. He appeared utterly amazed by the outcome and wondered what was done to achieve these results. I simply stated with spinal adjustments and that the nervous system is affected by the spine. Furthermore, chiropractic has helped during my pregnancy. Regular adjustments have alleviated morning sickness, migraines, and prevented foreseeable birth complications. Dr. Rick has become my primary care giver and will soon be that of the new addition to my family as well. Discovering the benefits of chiropractic has changed my life.
Chiropractic care is helping to correct the wear and tear on my spine and body that years of working as a registered nurse has aggravated. I have suffered with neck and low back pain and have found relief with doctors at Semlow Chiropractic. Recently I was rear ended in a car accident and immediately experienced a headache and neck strain. After only two adjustments, Dr. Rick was able to relieve the headache and tension I felt. His knowledge of the nervous system and musculoskeletal systems has helped to reduce my pain and promote healthy living.
Semlow Chiropractic Clinic has helped me more than I thought possible. I have had scoliosis and back problems my entire life and breaking my left knee a few years ago has made my pain and problems worse. Dr. Rick is my primary doctor but I feel comfortable under the care of any of the doctors at that clinic. Dr. Rick has given me my mobility back, allowing me to work out with more weight at the gym, swim easier and do the things that I have not been able to do in years. With Dr. Rick's sports medicine background he has stopped joint pain in my arms and legs that I thought would be with me for the rest of my life. Everyone at the office from the front counter to the doctors is helpful, knowledgeable and brings a positive outlook to their work.
Renee Sloan and I would like to thank you for everything you have done for us throughout the years we have been coming to. Semlow Chiropractic. During High School, I received many injuries from participating in sports. The first time I came to see you, I had major shoulder problem that had been bothering me for years. I was doing rehab before and after every practice every day. In one session with you, my shoulder has not bothered me since. You have also helped me with my feet, back, and neck issues. Each of these problems has been improved after a session with you. By coming to see you, I was able to perform better in my matches, and also limit my time spent with injuries. You made a major impact in my life as an athlete and as a person. You have also helped with Renee's chronic headaches. When we first started dating she had headaches on a daily basis, and sometimes, multiple headaches in one day. One day I talked her into coming to your office to watch and see what happens. Next thing you know she is being worked on. After a few sessions, she, and I, noticed a major difference in the severity of her headaches and the frequency. You have also helped her with other issues ranging from problems with her ankle to kinks in her back. Overall you have made both of our quality of lives better. People do not realize the improvement they could experience in their lives on a day to day basis by just spending 30 to 60 minutes in your office a week. I encourage anyone who is having any typeof trouble, including issues you would not think a chiropractor could help, to come see Dr. Rick and the staff at Semlow Chiropractic.
At our home in Joliet, IL and stepped suddenly into a hold in the ground. My body was severely jolted, and the result was a very stiff and sore neck. My father knew that an MD would not be able to help me, and so he took me to a chiropractor. Shortly thereafter the pain went away and the incident was forgotten. But the neck problem reoccurred at least 2 more times before age 12, and each time a chiropractor was able to fix it. Unfortunately, my Dad id not realize that I needed more that one treatment to realign my neck. Later at age 16 while playing basketball with my high school team, I landed off balance on one leg which caused almost instant low back pain. This time I did have regular treatments, but with the methods of chiropractic almost 50 years ago, 9 months past before the pain subsided. It was clear that I would need periodic maintenance treatments in order to avoid major pain. Over the ensuing 50 years I have been treated by many chiropractors, and I can report that those trained by the Palmer College are by far the best. The Semlow doctors are Palmer trained and are dedicated to helping those in pain. I owe much to them and can't imagine how miserable my life would be without their expertise. Should you decide to come to the Semlow clinic, please give the treatments a chance to work. Too many expect instant relief and if it doesn't come they quit without giving their bodies a chance to heal. I know from experience that some mis-alignments take many visits. So give your body time, and you will be glad you did!
I am a 40 year old competitive runner. My back has been causing me trouble as I have gotten older. Dr. Rick has helped keep me off the couch and on the roads. His knowledge of the human body and how everything works together is outstanding. He is excellent at listening to his patients to diagnose the situation so he can make the proper adjustments to get the body back to working like it should.
I have been a back pain sufferer for most of my adult life and had even been to see a chiropractor before. I would only seek care when I thought I "needed" it. On one of these occasions I came upon Dr. Rick based on a referral from a co-worker. After my visit I immediately felt better, but more importantly than that Dr. Rick did more than just give me a quick fix. He asked me many questions regarding my general health and lifestyle and based on our conversation he suggested a plan to improve my quality of life. I sit at a desk for a living, play softball 2 nights a week, and I am 100% addicted to golf! All of these things tend to wreak havoc on anyone, especially someone with a history of back problems. I started seeing Dr. Rick weekly for a few months and now down to seeing him every 2 weeks. We have completely worked out some problem areas and I have never felt better!! I have more energy, I am hitting the golf ball farther, I'm more flexible, and I just plain FEEL better. I used to doubt the need to see a chiropractor on a regular basis, but I am sold for life!!
Relief was just an adjustment away at Semlow Chiropractic. Prior to visiting the wonderful doctors, my upper body would periodically feel like it was sliding off my hip joint and I couldn't turn my head easily to the degree I once could. I developed a limp and experienced difficulty sleeping due to the pain in my hip. My daughter had recommended Semlow. The doctors had helped her with a back injury and she was able to avoid surgery. That was over 10 years ago and she is still doing well. I have seen all the Semlow doctors and hold them in very high regard. The office staff is also courteous, helpful and friendly. At present, Dr. Rick has helped me gain flexibility in my fingers also. A month ago, I could not bend my fingers after a weekend of cleaning and marathon cooking. When I visit Semlow for adjustments, it is a relief to know I will have my pain put in the past.
I have never seen a chiropractor and had not planned on seeing one. Then... I met Dr. Rick. I've learned quite a bit about chiropractic but it's what I've experienced that made me a believer. I had always been sick 8-10 times a year. If there was a cold, I caught it, a flu bug, I foundered. During the course of my student teaching I was sick six times in just four months. I was told by many teachers that it would take me a few years to build up immunity to the kiddy colds, coughs, and viruses that would inevitably fill my classroom. Imagine my surprise when the first year I taught school, I was sick just once. What made the difference? Chiropractic! It certainly improved my immune system. Now, just try to keep me out fo the office. For me, being adjusted is not just for when I pull a muscle, have a headache, or have pain, it's preventative. I choose to make time for wellness because if I don't, I know I'll be forced to make time for sickness.
I am a mother of two and I have been seeing the Semlow's since I was an infant. The benefits of chiropractic care are astounding. It helps prevent and treat problems at any age but you can ensure proper growth if started at a young age. I've seen both of my children and their cousin benefit when they were learning to crawl and walk. It makes all the difference if you've got a baby that is crawling crooked or refusing to walk. Take them for an adjustment and you'll see an immediate difference in behavior. It helps with the normal bumps and falls that all kids encounter. I am pregnant again and have seen numerous benefits of maintaining chiropractic care through pregnancy. It has helped my morning sickness as well as my dizziness and the pain in my back, neck and hips. After I get an adjustment I am more comfortable the rest of the day. I think better during the day and I sleep better at night.
Dr. Rick has worked wonders on my quality of life! I originally went in after a road trip to Florida. My neck was in tremendous pain. I had bad lower back pain too but over the years I had learned to live with it. Dr. Rick put me back in shape almost immediately. After I healed, I wondered why it took me so many years to correct a problem that seemed so simple in retrospect. Once I realized how effective Dr. Rick could be, I asked him about doing something about my menstrual cramps. To my surprise he was able to instantly relieve my menstrual cramps without heaving to rely on more medication. Instantly. Now I tell everyone I can about the miracle of Chiropractic care and Dr. Rick!
I have to admit that I was very skeptical of Chiropractic care for most of my life. It was not until recently that I turned to a chiropractor for advice and help for my 2 year old daughter, Sydney. Just before my daughter turned 2 we began to notice that her right foot often turned outward when she walked or ran. Sydney, also had "knock-knees" which is a condition where the knees turn inward and almost knock together. At her 2 year old checkup the pediatrician voiced concern about the right foot turning outward, but decided to just watch it over time. My husband and I decided to talk to Dr. Rick Semlow about Sydney's condition to see if he could help. After Dr. Semlow examined her, he found that Sydney's hips were out of alignment, which was causing the knock-knee condition. Dr. Rick treated Sydney about 2 times per week for 1 month. He worked to realign her hips and her foot. After the first two weeks there was noticeable improvement in her foot. Now, after a month, Sydney's knock-knees are greatly improved and her slue foot is not even noticeable. Another positive outcome that we attribute to her Chiropractic treatment is that her seemingly chronic morning cough has disappeared. We are grateful to Dr. Rick Semlow that he was able to correct Sydney's issues so quickly. Dr. Semlow is great with children and really goes that extra mile to make both parents and child feel comfortable with that adjustment procedure. Sydney never once whimpered or shed a tear when she was getting adjusted. She actually loves to go there.
Mary Lynn C.
I am 79 years old. Four generations of my family are benefiting now from Dr. Rick's help. It was my parents that first began treatments at the Semlow Clinic some 30 years ago from Dr. Ron and Dr. B ob. So 5 generations of my family have found relief here from various problems. I began treatment from Dr. Rick about 2 1/2 years ago. My right leg had been numb every morning for about 2 years previous to my first visit. The numbness would go away after about 2 hours every morning. After the first treatment from Dr. Rick I no longer had that symptom at all. Another problem I have is weakness in the legs due to neuropathy. There is no medical treatment for it except an operation if it progressively worsens. The adjustments from Dr. Rick have helped a great deal to keep the pressure of the vertebrae off the discs and keep the vertebrae aligned to relieve the affect on the nerves to my legs and feet. I know that it is helping me to keep walking, relieves the discomfort and avoid the operation.
Approximately four or five years ago I had my first visit adjustment with Dr. Rick. I have been coming to the Semlow Clinic since they were located in Rochester. Dr. Rick's method was totally different from any other I had ever had in my 60 some years. It took me a few days to recover, but he had solved my problem. I know within two adjustments I'll be back to normal.. At my age, I should be smart enough to come in at least once a month to prevent problems.
I have been dealing with severe back pain from the top of my neck, down to my tailbone. I have been to 2 other Chiropractors and Dr Semlow is by far the most thorough in his investigations. He has already relieved much of my pain. I cannot wait to continue treatment and start feeling like me again.
I have been to several chiropractors over the past few decades for multiple issues as a result of a lifetime of sports. Dr. Semlow has listened to my various complaints and has made it a point to attack each of them. Most chiropractors have good intentions for their patients, but Dr. Semlow has taken a personal interest in my treatment. He always asks questions regarding my individual ailments. He calls to check up on me between visits. This is someone who cares about his patients and their improvement. A+ service for sure.
I would recommend Dr. Semlow to anyone looking for chiropractic care. He has improved my wellness over the past 6 months. He has helped significantly with lower back and hip pain, as well, recent shoulder pain. Dr. Semlow is definitely an expert in his field and knows how to help with your wellness.