WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT US?
We value our patients' experience at Grand Teton Chiropractic, P.C.. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
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"I had foot surgery 2 months ago and the pain in my feet and back were really getting bad. The walking boot I had to wear threw my body out of alignment. I over compensated my weight distribution to my left causing it to hurt too. These issues also beginning to wear me down. My friend and neighbor suggested chiropractic care with Dr. Gardner.Dr. Gardner asked me many questions that my own doctors had not asked. These questions lead me to ask my family doctor to order several tests. As a result, I had a problem that I would not have found out about until next year. It could have been really bad news by then. Dr. Gardner's care has helped me to feel better. I can now move more like my old self. I have begun to get more exercise in less pain, which has allowed me to lose weight and also sleep better at night. So far it has been 1 month of care and I believe that I can get back to the happy pain free person that I've not been in several years.-Anonymous I fell at work, injuring my back. I was initially treated with pain pills, muscle relaxants and light-duty. 2 weeks later, my back was worse, so the M.D. sent me for physical therapy. One week into physical therapy my pain had not improved. As a nurse, I use a holistic approach to my patient care. I just feel like the medications and even the physical therapy was just a band-aid approach to my back problem. Luckily, workman's compensation covered some visits to Dr. James Gardner, DC. Dr. Gardner and his staff took their time to attend to my every need. After my first treatment (which was extensive), I felt immediate release in the spine. I slept well that night without any medications. The next couple of days my body felt an ease that I hand not felt even before the injury. One thing that happened was an emotional release with unexpected tears after my initial treatment. I also was surprised with the results of the computerized bioscan results--because they correlated with my recent lab findings of low B-12 levels. Dr. Gardner's holistic approach in treating the source of my pain, instead of placing a band-aid over it, is just what I needed."
- Abbie Cook
"I first came in to one of Dr. Gardner's Dinner with the Doc presentations to learn about the harmful effects that ibuprofen has on our bodies. At this time I was taking 8-12 tablets a day for headaches, backaches, and general pain. I was also dealing with abdominal pain, bloating, and a lot of fatigue. I was able to receive a bioscan to see what parts of my body were being affected. The results were what I had suspected. I also received the stress response evaluation at my first appointment. Amazing results. Dr. Gardner was able to see my nervous system, how I breathe, and how my brain never shuts off. That would explain the constant headaches, the soreness in my shoulders/neck from not breathing correctly. Thru treatment with Dr. Gardner, I no longer take pain medication. When I feel pain, he was able to teach me other alternative medicines to use that are not harmful to my body. I have a lot more energy than ever before. I have 4 growing boys, a husband, work a full time job and own my own business. When I first came in, I didn't know if there was anything that could help my energy level. Thru the weekly adjustments I have been able to do what is needed on a daily basis plus more. I am thankful to Dr. Gardner and his wonderful staff for their knowledge and help. I am afraid to think where I would be today if I had not come to that Dinner with the Doc with a co-worker. Thank-you Laurie for referring me to Grand Teton Chiropractic."
- Andrea Chamberlain
"I experienced neck pain with headaches and lower back pain that has left me uncomfortable during exercising, running, sitting, and basic everyday functions. Three to four days a week I had headaches due to neck injuries from snowboarding and other activities. These headaches left me unhappy and irritable. With the lower back pain my hips felt out of place and I didn't like sitting and I shifted a lot as I sat. Furthermore, with the neck pain came a sandpaper grinding each time I moved my head. At times I also heard popping in my ears as I moved my head. There were times when my neck felt locked in place and very tender to move in the neck and upper shoulder muscles. All of this compounded and affected my quality of life. From the advice of a good friend (also a patient), after watching me struggle to turn my head and suffer from frequent headaches, I came to visit Dr. James Gardner. The first visit was informative and individual attention was spent first to get to know me and to focus on causes. Dr. Gardner focused on trouble spots and spent time instructing and helping me understand why I might have some of the symptoms. After the first visit my life was drastically affected in the positive. First, no more grinding with my ability to freely move my neck restored. I have not had a single headache since the first visit--honest! The realignment of my back and hips also had major positive effects on my walking, running, and other sport activities. I finally feel I will be able to go back to doing some of the things I love the most. This is significant and I can't thank you enough. Thanks Dr. Gardner!"
- Randall Lillie
"I have been seeing Dr. Gardner for years for back pain, but I just recently completed his stress response evaluation which showed some abnormal brainwave patterns. When Dr. Gardner inquired about my symptoms, I told him I do have a difficult time getting rest. He recommended doing some alpha-wave neurofeedback. Right before we started the neurofeedback, I had an episode with my back. I've had these episodes before, and they usually last 3-4 days, so I took 2 days off of work right off the bat. I came in the first day, got an adjustment and then did my alpha training, which Dr. Gardner explained is the healing frequency of the brain, and I was back on my feet. I played with my kids the next day instead of lying flat like I've had to do for days in the past. Since completing the treatment I've noticed less pain and more flexibility. I've also started dreaming again and having more restful sleep. The follow-up stress response evaluation showed a much more balanced brainwave pattern. It's great!"
- Levi Owen
"My daughter had been seeing Dr. Gardner and has told me how much better she felt, so I decided to give chiropractic treatments a chance to help me. I have had problems with lower back, knees, feet, tennis elbow(s), neck problems. You name it and I have had it. I was also recovering from breast cancer, chemo and radiation treatments, and had finished my last chemo treatment almost one year ago. I had been to many doctors over the last ten or so years about all the pain I was experiencing. All they did was prescribe pain medication and physical therapy all of which didn't help much. Dr. Gardner examined me and exclaimed "You're in really bad shape, and I can see why you're in pain." There wasn't a spot on my body that was properly aligned. So he went to work on me. I could tell immediately after the first visit that this was going to be the ticket to relieve my pain. So far I have had alignments and each time I am feeling better, and the alignment is staying in place longer. Keep in mind that I have been mis-aligned for a very long time. I have been able to do some moderate exercise and not be in massive pain afterwards. I have more energy and feel like doing more. Along with the alignments I have been doing the EB Pro Ionic Cellular Cleanse which also helps to hold the adjustments longer. Sometimes you just need to invest in yourself instead of others in order to keep yourself strong."
- Kathy Van Eps
"EB Pro Ionic Cellular Cleanse-- had seen this type of treatment at the Eastern Idaho State Fair and thought it was really cool. Of course, they were trying to sell their machines for $1500, but of course, only during the fair, otherwise $2400. When I started seeing Dr. Gardner for treatments, I asked him about this type of cleanse. He had not only heard about it, but he had one in the office (only his was a medical grade system, which costs more and was better than the one at the fair.) I immediately started treatments, two a week for the first 10, then backed off to once a week for the next 10. I was absolutely shocked at what was coming out of my body. Ugh!, it was really ugly the first few times. Lots of heavy metals which I'm sure most was from the chemo treatments for breast cancer and just every day life. Over the course of the treatments, not only has these treatments removed heavy metals, but has also removed yeast, cleansed my kidney's, liver, and joints. I know that I am getting a total body cleanse from the inside. You can tell by the color of the water and the color of the flicks. The only side effect I experienced was more energy which has lasted throughout the treatments. The benefits I have received from these treatments is a total body cleanse. You see many cleanses advertised that state they will cleanse just one part of your body. This treatment cleanses many parts of your body at the same time. It gets rid of the bad yeast which aids in digestion, heavy metals, which can cause multiple problems, and cleanses the liver and kidneys which are vital organs and need to be cleansed in order to function properly. Anyway, I am totally satisfied with this treatment and recommend it to everyone. I sure feel better!"
"I had back pain that made it impossible for me to walk upright and straight. Before I went to Dr. Gardner for help, I had tried a couple of other ways. All that resulted was a little relief and it didn't last long at all. My husband told me about Dr. Gardner and asked me to give him a try. The next time I was in such distress I was crying we went to Dr. G. In less than 15 min I was up, walking and no pain. I went back maybe 2 times when it would be necessary and I haven't had back pain at all since. He really knows the body and how to help. Dr. told me about a program to extract toxins from the body. He thought it would help me. Trusting Dr. G's word and knowledge and loving care, I did just that and what a wonderful help it is. I remained active in that program until we left on a trip. I've had wonderful results even after the first treatment. Also, you see and hear how we need vitamin and minerals that are lacking in our bodies-but how do we know which ones we need? Dr. Gardner has very easy testing to know which ones we as an individual need, and how much quantity we need. My husband and I have done this as another way to improve our health. I'm so very glad Dr. Gardner has chosen to practice his blessed skills in our area. There are so many he can help. Thank you Dr. G. for your loving care!"
- Barbara A. Johnston
"I can describe several instances where Dr. Gardner has made a difference in my life, but I will choose two dramatic ones. Last year my son, Chandler, called me from BYU-Idaho to say he couldn't move. He felt like all his muscles were frozen. I immediately made an appointment with Dr. Gardner and left for Rexburg to pick him up. Since he's much larger than I, it was hard to get him into the car. Dr. Gardner knew exactly what the problem was and went to work. Within a few minutes, Chandler was able to move his neck and arms and the intense pain was subsiding. After a half hour, he was able to get up by himself and get into the car. After two subsequent visits, he was totally better.Since I play tennis and teach piano my hands and arms are extremely important to me. On a bitter January morning after playing tennis indoors without warming up, my shoulder hurt so badly I couldn't raise my arm to the piano. I went straight to Dr. Gardner. He manipulated my arm a bit and then rubbed some gel on it and began an ultrasound treatment. After two treatments I could play the piano again, and after three more I was back at tennis.I'm always grateful I can trust Dr. James Gardner to know what he is doing and help me without radical surgery or drugs or dangerous x-rays. He is very competent and so friendly, I have to smile when I see him, no matter how much pain I'm in."
-Launa N. Grigg
"I can't think of much worse than extreme low back pain. It impacts everything you do, or don't do because of the pain. That's where Dr. Gardner found me. I could barely walk the pain was so bad. My wife had to drive me into his office. I was a mess. Because of the severe swelling it took three fairly long session just to finally get my back to a position close to right and that I could tolerate. During those three visits and those that followed, Dr. Gardner was extremely patient. He took the time I needed to be comfortable with what he was doing and to explain how and why it was necessary. More gentle hands on such a tender back would be hard to imagine. But we slowly made progress with each visit. He told me what to expect and when I would probably need to see him again to continue to work on something that had taken years to get this bad. He gave me exercises to improve the strength in those weak muscles that were supposed to hold my spine. He has seen many folks like me and gave me hope that things would improve and taught me the milestones of the healing process to look for. Each step of the way he was right on. It took some time but I am better and more pain free now than I have been in twenty years. I never realized I hurt so bad, till I began to feel so good. I had been living with the pain for longer than even I realized. I still have to be careful, but I am gaining strength each day. And with what I call an occasional "tune up" the flare ups are fewer and further between and I'm doing most of the things I wasn't to do again and having fun doing them. If you have pain, don't wait like I did. Get in and start the road to a better life. I know I'm glad I did, and you'll be glad you did as well. Thanks for making my life sweet again!"
-Steven G. Gudmundson
"I have had back pain for years, but it was always tolerable until last month. Nothing unusual happened, except I had been running more than usual that week. On this particular day my lower back felt jammed and as the night wore on the pain became more and more intense until sharp pains started to shoot down my lower back, then down my right leg and calf and even down to my toes. Once this started I could no longer move and the pain was unexplainable. I had never experienced anything like that. This happened on a Friday night and luckily I had Dr. Gardner's phone number. He came right over and was easily able to determine what was wrong with my back. The best part was after only one treatment I was able to walk. Even though I was still in a lot of pain, the sharp shooting pain left and never returned thanks to Dr. Gardner. Honestly, my back hasn't felt this good in years. I was told by one doctor that my recovery would probably take 6 weeks, but it was actually only a week and a half before I felt completely better. My family is shocked to see how quickly I recovered. I am continuing my treatments with Dr. Gardner and I know that my back will by stronger than ever. For me the most unexpected benefit I have seen is how fast I went from laying flat on my back unable to move, to not only being able to move, but to actually have a better quality of life than even before my injury. Thank you Dr. Gardner! One other thing that really impressed me and also my family was how helpful Dr. Gardner was in getting me in to see another doctor and get an MRI. He already knew what was wrong with me but understood that peace of mind was really important to us as well. He really listened to my concerns and helped me the best way possible. Thanks again!"
"Initially, chiropractic care was sought for headaches, neck pain, etc. Significant relief was the result and quality of life improved. Care provided by Dr. Gardner has been fantastic, always available to meet with, answers questions, and suggests alternatives regarding treatment options. Over time, other health complications have increased regarding thyroid, adrenal, and immunity. This led to chronic fatigue, weight gain, and mood changes. Dr. Gardner assisted with natural, homeopathic remedies which were determined by a hair analysis and kinesiology. As benefits I have increased energy, improved metabolism/digestion, and my moods are less up and down. I did not expect such a quick response--a big benefit as I have struggled with fatigue-related issues for a long-long-long time! I encourage everyone not feeling A+ to give alternative therapy a try to see what positive outcomes they will experience. Dr. Gardner is more than capable of meeting your needs. I am very satisfied with the exceptional level of care by him and his staff."
"I first found Dr. Gardner nearly six years ago when my daughter was born. My neck and shoulders went stiff from constantly holding my baby. He helped me so much! There's nothing more painful than not being able to function as you normally do. My visits to his office are as needed. I go when I strain myself in the gym or sleep wrong. He always is able to get me into his office as soon as possible and fix the problem. He also offers suggestions for how I can take better care of myself, while having excellent personal skills with his patients. He is interested in helping me live a full life, as pain-free as possible. Late last year I really hurt myself. I can say I have never been in more pain. In my driveway, I turned around to reachinto the back seat of my car. I immediately felt my neck was injured. For the next several weeks, Dr. Gardner helped me day after day. One time during this I was crying as I drove to his office, holding my head with my hands because the pain was so intense. When he walked into the room, he was so sincere, and concerned. I knew that. He did everything possible, including some new treatment he had just learned, to repair my neck. I don't want this to come across wrong, but o me, he is a gifted healer. I strongly believe Dr. Gardner has, not only the medical or "book knowledge" but the intuitional abilities to know what our bodies need. He has the touch! I also have to say that his staff is always very friendly and helpful. I leave with a smile. I have sent friends and co-workers to him, and all of them have been glad for the referral of a good chiropractor. I feel confident that anyone I send to him, he can help. I hope more people will give Grand Teton Chiropractic and Dr. Gardner a try."
"I started seeing Dr. Gardner after picking up a flier at the local health and wellness store. There were a few different areas that I was having some pain and discomfort. My shoulder was bothering me between my shoulder blades which was also causing some neck pain. I was experiencing an arthritis like aching in both thumbs and I had developed plantar fascitis in my left foot. I also have a degenerative disc in my back and had been seeing a different chiropractor in town for over 20 years. After several visits to my podiatrist for the plantar fascitis, a couple of cortisone shots and an expensive walking boot still with little relief I decided to give Dr. Gardner a try.I have been extremely pleased with the results from the care that I have received over the last six months with Dr. Gardner. My foot doesn't hurt at all. The pain in my shoulder is gone and my thumbs don't ache anymore.Thanks to the vitamins, Total Greens and Diatomaceous Earth that he prescribed my overall physical health has greatly improved and along with that so has my mental attitude. I was pretty grouchy everyday because something always hurt!I owe Dr. Gardner a big "Thank You!" He is an awesome person and is ALWAYS willing to take the time to get to the bottom of whatever is ailing you. I have recommended his services to other friends and family and will continue to do so!"