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At the offices of Drs. Campanella and Olivacz, we value our patients' experience.  If you are currently a 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.

Nicholas Campanella and Dr. Joseph Olivacz- Bel Air & Havre de Grace Chiropractors

Radiating Pain into Legs

I used to have excruciating pain radiating down my legs when I would drive for more than an hour. I started chiropractic treatment along with weekly yoga and recently I drove 12 hours with minimal pain. Dr. Joe helped make me more aware of my body and how to best take care of it. Just needed to be faithful to the exercises he gave me to improve flexibility and decrease pain. I was always skeptical of chiropractic treatment but now I tell everyone it works. Thank you so much!

Plantar Fasciitis (Foot Pain)

I was seeing a podiatrist for the last year for "plantar fasciitis". At one point I was scheduled for surgery but backed out because it felt like it was healing. But I was wrong and it started to hurt again. Someone told me that Dr. Olivacz has a technique called "Graston" that heals it. I started seeing Dr. Olivacz two weeks ago. I have had 4 visits and my foot is almost healed. It is better now than the 3 Cortisone shots I received from my podiatrist. In addition, not only does Dr. Olivacz do the treatment, he also teaches you stretches that will not only help heal it, but prevent future problems.  Thank You Dr. Joe!

Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain and Calf Pain

I want to take this opportunity to let people know how much Dr. Joe Olivacz has helped relieve the discomfort I was feeling in my lower back, neck and calf.  I believe the various ailments were caused from a combination of running and playing basketball over a 4-5 week period.  The discomfort I was feeling was to the point that I felt I had to seek a professional's help in order to just get around during a normal work day.  Not only did he help with relieving the discomfort I had been feeling morning, noon and night during a regular day, but I was able to get back out on the basketball court without missing any time.  I really couldn't believe it...
 
Thanks again Dr. Joe for not only helping me back to full strength but for also showing me some preventive techniques that I have implemented.  I'm extremely satisfied with the results to date.
Thanks,
Rob Y.

I Highly Recommend Them 

After throwing my back out and suffering for 2 weeks, a co-worker talked me into seeing Dr. Joe.  For the first time in my 60 years I went to a chiropractor and I'm so thankful that my co-worker was there to recommend Dr. Joe.  I have never had a doctor spend time to thoroughly explain what was going to happen and put my anxiety at ease.  Within a couple of days, my back pain was easing and soon after I was back to living pain free.  Dr. Joe's treatment was very gentle and his helpful encouragement was beyond compare.  I highly recommend Dr. Joe!

Back Pain 

I came here because of good reviews from some of my clients, and I have to extend the same.   Now, I've only seen Dr. Campanella in the few times that I've been in, but he has been great.

I came in to visit and ask about my insurance coverage.  The office staff was friendly and fun, and Dr. Campanella had me walking on air for the next few weeks.  Honestly, I don't know how I got so out of whack, but it wouldn't take long for me to give you a list of reasons.  Either way, I felt great after my adjustment, and wasn't continually pressured to keep coming back (although I have, and plan to continue).  Thank you!

Dillon

Lumbar Spine Disc Herniation with Leg Pain
I was suffering from a herniated disc in my lower back and scoliosis (revealed via a MRI) that was pinching a nerve and muscle in my lower back causing severe pain.  The pain traveled from my lower back to my butt and down my leg causing numbness.  After seeing an Orthopedic doctor, a pain management doctor, and physical therapy (not to mention numerous prescriptions for pain),Dr. Joe with North Park Chiropractic was finally able to get me relief.  He also help me understand what is causing/aggravating the pain, relieved the pain, and showed me how to stretch, exercise and move about daily so I do not aggravate my condition.  I follow his instruction religiously and am feeling great.  I can't thank him enough.   
Jeannette L.

Plantar Fasciitis
I started seeing Dr. Olivacz at the end of April 2012. Wow-- what a difference a month makes. I went in with painful planar fascitis. I had battled it for 20 months. After my first visit and first Graston treatment, I felt noticeable improvement. Additionally, I discovered that the entire left side of my body was strained-- from head to toe. Dr. Joe relieved my strained muscles and intense shoulder pain within two treatments. I continue to see him for my feet issues and will contiue to do so because he has allowed me to maintain my running and made my feet feel better than they have in years. He continues to keep my neck and back aligned and I no longer have back pain. Lastly, he recommended a diet change-- anti-inflammatory-- and that has been a nice supplement to my improvement. I cannot recommend anyone else...what a difference with Dr. Olivacz. Maureen C.

Chiropractic Care
Fantastic experience every time. No wait time once you are checked in- YES- at a doctor's office! All office staff personable and responsive. The office itself is clean and comfortable. Cannot rave highly enough about Dr. Joe and the various treatments I have received through the years to relieve the muscle pain resulting from spinal fusion surgery. He is also an advocate of massage therapy in conjunction with adjustments which has always been the hallmark of a great chiropractic doctor for me. Adjustments are not always needed, and all treatments/therapies release my pain and symptoms.
Kim A.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

I've been in chronic pain with my neck and shoulder for over a year. I had several months of physical therapy, which gave me some improvement. But after one session with Dr. Campanella I started seeing improvement and even was able to sleep. After 4 sessions he said I was done for now; I can always come back for a tune-up; which I've done for my sciatica over the last few years.
Susan L.

Ankle Pain
I have suffered with an injury to my ankle off and on since 2008. I have worn numerous uni-boots and air casts and have been to physical therapy a number of time also to no avail. A couple of Graston Therapy treatments and I have more mobility than I have had in years. I was able to walk a lot during a recent vacation with NO swelling!! Thanks a lot Dr. Nick!! I never thought I would have an attractive, slim ankle ever again. Love it!!
Paula A.

Lumbar Spine Strain/Muscle Spasms

I went to Dr. Joe with lumbar strain that had happened four days prior.  I could not sit without being in discomfort.  I felt better immediately and saw Dr. Joe approximately a half dozen times thereafter.

My primary care practitioner referred me to Dr. Joe knowing I would be seen in the next day or so (important to someone in so much discomfort)!  I saw Dr. Joe the next day and improvement started.

Dr. Joe and his staff are friendly, welcoming and professional.  I would highly recommend their practice to anyone needing their service.
J. R.

Shoulder Pain
Dr. Olivacz has been helping relieve the pain in my left shoulder and elbow using Graston Technique. I had been to see an orthopedic surgeon who determined that I needed two surgeries. One to fix my elbow and another for the shoulder. I decided to seek an alternative solution and found Graston technique. Since I have been working with Dr. Olivacz the pain in both areas is virtually non-existent. Very nice staff and great doctors.
Kirk L.

Neck and Lower Back Pain
Dr. Joe is absolutely amazing. I had struggled with neck and back pain for years from a severe car accident. Dr. Joe takes the time to explain everything that is going on with your body. He has amazing technique and has eased almost 100 % of the pain I had experienced on a daily basis for years. I would recommend North Park to anyone looking to heal their body!
Jamie T.

Highly Recommend Drs. Joe and Nick
I have been a long-time patient at North Park Chiropractic - more than 15 years! I even recommended my Mom go there, so you know that Drs. Joe & Nick need to be great! I always come back as Dr. Joe listens to what I have to say, treats the whole situation, not just a manipulation and "see you later" approach! They have many techniques in their knowledge base and are always willing to do what it takes for the patient. I HIGHLY recommend North Park Chiropractic and Drs. Joe and Nick!
Chris E.

I didn’t need surgery because of chiropractic!
I am a patient of Dr. Joe's at the North Park Chiropractic Office in Bel Air, MD. Dr. Joe has not only resolved my back and neck pain I was experiencing with therapy but has demonstrated and shown me methods of stretching and exercise that has benefitted me greatly to the extent that I feel my back is stronger and more aligned than it has been in years. I had previously been to a spinal doctor who explained that I would need surgery in the near future. That was well over two years ago and I am doing quite well with no surgery in the forecast. Through what I have learned from Dr. Joe and periodic visits I can say that my quality of life has definitely improved and I feel so much more flexible today. I have recommended this practice to both family and friends and several have taken my advice and have thanked me for it. I strongly recommend North Park Chiropractic and I am thankful for the compasionate help I have received from Dr. Joe.
Don F.

Graston Technique and Neck Pain
For over twenty years I have suffered from chronic neck/shoulder pain and stiffness. After years of chiropractic care and massage therapy the Graston Technique® proved to be the most beneficial treatment. The Graston Technique® has provided me with long lasting relief. During a very stressful time I had a three month interruption in my monthly treatment routine. Even with a three month break the pain and stiffness did not return. Thank you Drs. Campanella & Olivacz!! K.S.


Chiropractic Care 
I have been going to Dr. Joe for over 5 years and he is excellent. All of my life I have been very active and have had a sore/stiff lower back. The adjustments, stretches, and exercises Dr. Joe has helped me with have really improved my quality of life. My Dad, who is 71, is still very active and has also been going to Dr. Joe for many years. My Dad even goes skiing each winter skiing and gives Dr. Joe credit for keeping him going. We both have referred many others to Dr. Joe and would highly recommend him.
Scott S.

Post-Surgical Pain

Dr. Nick never ceases to amaze me!  Over the years, I had visited Dr. Nick with a multitude of muscular/skeletal issues, including a dislocated shoulder, which he was readily able to fix, but I had no idea he could help with my new post surgical issues.  My recent gastrointestinal surgery, where they laproscopically removed part of my colon, left me so sore and swollen that I found myself huddled over my office desk, praying for some sort of relief.  It just so happened that I had an appointment with Dr. Nick that evening and was very surprised to learn about the Graston Technique, where he used an instrument, which looked like a butter knife, to rub across my stomach in a certain way to break down the scar tissue and stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers.  The procedure itself was uncomfortable, but believe it or not…this brought immediate relief to my soreness and swelling.  Dr. Nick told me that what I was feeling was typical post surgical symptoms, and since it was five weeks after my surgery and all my surgical wounds were healed, he was able to begin using the Graston Technique.  I’m hoping this message brings awareness to those, who have post surgical issues, that YOU CAN GET PAIN RELIEF!   I’ve already begun recommending the Graston Technique to all my friends and family. I’m glad Dr. Nick will be contacting my surgeon to let him know about this therapy. Wouldn’t it be an ideal world if conventional medical doctors and surgeons collaborated with the chiropractic community in order to bring all of us the complete healing experience?

Elaine M.

Response from New Patient-To-Be

Dr. Joe,

Wow! In the age of automation, I was shocked to see a response from you, especially the same day! No wonder I have heard so many wonderful things about you. We had a couple over for dinner on Saturday evening and the wife had been referred to you by my husband. She said that she has since referred four people to you!

My husband is going to call this morning and try to get us both appointments.

Thank you for maintaining a personal touch in a very busy world. It speaks volumes of your professionalism and dedication!

Christina

 Neck & Back Pain & TMJ Problems

Dr. Joe is a true professional. If you want a chiropractor to believe in, he's the one. Especially if you're a sports enthusiast. For many years, I had been dealing with back pain due to past sports injuries, and neck pain due to some intense TMJ (jaw pain) and some physical therapy side affects due to that. Unfortunately, this condition affected my sports activities in a very negative way, especially my golf. After spending too much money and wasted time on other doctors, I didn't know where to turn and my family doctor seemed at a loss. So, I did what most of us do, I asked for a recommendation from a friend. Finally, after years of pain, I had found my answer. The one outstanding thing about Dr. Joe is that he provided me with personal attention to my problem. He LISTENED to what I'd say, he addressed what I asked him, he asked questions, he made recommendations, he treated my problem areas with different techniques, and ultimately, he fixed my problem. The most outstanding thing about Dr. Joe is that he saw me as an individual with a distinct and unique set of problems. His experience guided him in working towards the ultimate goal of making me "all better." All without prescriptions or medications! It was almost too good to be true. After only a few months, the improvements were significant. Now, thanks to Dr. Joe, the rotation and flexibility has returned to my neck and back and I am pain- free. He outlined a plan of exercise for me also so that I can continue to improve and maintain this strength. I can ski, golf, swim and enjoy the outdoors without the intense crunching and pain in my neck and back. And as for the business logistics, his office handled all the insurance submissions, and the costs were extremely reasonable. His staff is outstanding and very pleasant. Dr. Joe is definitely the doctor you want to see if you need a chiropractor. I expect that he'll be my doctor for a long time to come.  Dr. Joe is a life-changer, definitely for the better. Thank You! Kathy S.

Arm Pain and the Graston Technique

I still have no idea how I injured my arm, all I know is I was in severe pain and could barley move my arm, and I was hosting a bridal shower in 5 days. I needed to have use of my arm and fast. I have had chiropractic care years ago and was not thrilled, I felt like I was on an assembly line. So I was leery to try it again. I have had other injuries in the past where my choice of treatment was physical therapy; unfortunately after numerous visits I was still having pain. However I was desperate to find relief so I called the office and was able to get an appointment that day. Dr. Nick explained that I had severe tendonitis, I immediately thought this was going to be a long healing process. I was amazed at how well I felt after just two treatments after the third I was back to doing all my usual activities. The day of the shower I hardly had any pain when using my arm. Dr. Nick was great he explained he was doing the Graston therapy which I had never heard of but I can say it definitely worked. Believe me Dr. Nick will absolutely be my first choice in the future whenever I have an injury or pain. Also the staff is extremely friendly. 
Thank you, Brenda H.

Scoliosis & Low Back Pain

The Best Chiropractor in the Bel Air area.

I am a 37 year old Fitness Instructor and mother of 4 who has been a patient of Dr. Joe's for several years now.

I am a scoliosis patient (thoracic 38, lumbar 36) w/ a bulging L4 disc. I have been seeing orthopedic surgeons since I was 12. Over the past 25 years I have also seen different chiropractors. Dr. Joe is by far the BEST. My personal experience is that he is not aggressive, key for my situation. And he LISTENS. For the past several months I've been seeing him once a week, due to chronic back pain, a symptom of my scoliosis. I always feel better after leaving the office and with each visit. I have come to a point in my life that consistent chiropractic care is necessary for maintenance and pain management.

I have been to chiropractic centers that feel more like a McDonald's drive-thru. Again, I feel that Dr. Joe LISTENS and my treatment is specific to me and my ailments. I not only get adjustments, but I get personal stretching, the Graston Technique and, of course, 'muscle stimulation'.

I recently saw my Orthopedic Surgeon at University of MD hospital. Although surgery is still up for debate w/ my condition, my surgeon's suggestion at this latest appointment...."if chiropractic care is helping, continue with it." The longer I stay away from the operating room the better!


THANK YOU Dr. Joe!

Low-Back Pain: Spinal Stenosis

I began seeing Dr. Olivacz in February after trying everything else for my low back pain: pain management, nerve block, and physical therapy.  I have spinal degeration and spinal stenosis.  I have seen great improvement in my low back and I'm able to function and do a lot more of my daily activities that I was not able to do before. I have lived with back pain as far back as I can remember and it is a pleasure to have the freedom of movement back in my life.

Thank you Dr. Olivacz!

Barbara H.

Chiropractic Care

I am 40 years old now, I have 3 young children and stay very physically active. I have been going to Dr Joe for many years as a preventative measure but each time I have suffered an injury he was able to help me identify what to do to recover, from specific exercises to do at home to the Graston technique. He also helped me exhaust every option available before turning to surgery for my knee. He runs a cost conscience practice for his patients and I have referred others to him that are still clients today as well.

Brian D.

Low-Back Pain

I am 30 years old and hurt my back on Memorial Day. I had never been to a chiropractor before but was very happy with Dr. Joe and the staff at North Park Chiropractic. I went to the Bel Air office and was greeted by a friendly front desk staff member. Dr. Joe addessed all of my problems and I left feeling much better. He also showed he some things I could do at home in between visits to help with the pain. I would recommend this place to friends and family without a doubt!

Patricia V.

Great Doctor!

Best chiropractor in the area! I have seen others in the area that were okay, but I felt they didn't listen to my complaints of areas of pain/discomfort. Dr. Joe not only listens, but he fixes. He has a gentle touch. I always leave with improvement in whatever area is causing me pain. I highly recommend North Park Chiropractic!

Low-Back Pain

I had recently lost some weight and was having lower back pain, so I went to see Dr. Joe because a colleague had recommended him after having very successful results from working with him. I had never been to a chiropractor and didn't know what to expect, except that maybe I would be seeing a lot of him and paying a lot! Nothing could be further form the truth! Dr. Joe was excellent, he actually discussed the possible reasons for the pain, and after a little realignment, got down on the mat next to me and showed me the precise way to do the exercises to correct it. Then he said, "...go home and continue these exercises, this should correct everything. Come back if you need anything else." One session, problem solved, and you couldn't meet a nicer Dr. that truly cares!! I have since recommended people from Baltimore County that drive over to Bel Air for his services, because he is worth the trip!

PATRICK O.

Low-Back Pain-Spinal Degeneration & Spondylolisthesis

I've had chronic low back pain for years due to sitting all day at a desk and spinal degeneration. It got so bad this year that I couldn't sit, stand, or sleep without pain. I was referred to Dr. Olivacz by my family physician. After a few sessions with Dr. Joe my condition improved greatly. Along with chiropractic treatment, he gave me stretching and strength-building exercises to do. Already, the pain is much less. He also explained my condition to me, which reduced my fear. I thought surgery was the only answer. I had actually decreased my physical activity because I was afraid of causing more damage. Now I'm exercising more, I'm stronger and more flexible. I'd also stopped going to chiropractors, even though they'd been helpful, because I didn't like the long waits and the frequent return visits. I've never had to wait for Dr. Joe. Plus the exercises he has given me to do at home have decreased my need for return visits. Dr. Joe both treated me and educated me so I've learned how to take responsibility for my low back pain. I'm not finished yet. There are some other preventive measures I need to take that Dr. Joe suggested. I'm looking forward to even further improvement in the future.

Thank you!

Barbara A.

Neck and Shoulder Pain
As a patient of Dr Olivacz for several years now, I have been more than pleased with the results each time I visit.  Having a physically demanding job in Law Enforcement can sometimes leave me feeling pretty sore after a long day.  When needed, I visit Dr Olivacz and when I leave his office, the pain in my neck and shoulder are immediately 80% better than when I walked in.  I would highly recommend their services, and the pleasantness of the front office staff and professionalism of the services provided are welcome change, especially today when it seems good customer service is hard to find.

Nathan C.

Middle and Lower Back Pain

I was in a car accident in 2003 that left me with a broken lower back. After months of physical therapy, I was able to move around for the most part however, the orthopedic doctors told me I would have permanent damage and chronic back pain due to the damage done. In March 2009, I began going to see Dr. Olivacz in hopes that seeing a chiropractor would help give me some relief. He told me about a new technique called Graston, gave me some literature and told me it could help me. I took him up on it and only a few weeks after starting the treatment, I have noticed an incredible difference. I have more movement in my back than I've ever had since the accident, and very little pain. I really am amazed! I am still receiving treatment with the hopes that I continue to see an improvement in my overall quality of life with less pain. I firmly believe in Graston. It has made a huge difference in my life. Thank you, Dr. Olivacz!

Mike M.

Migraines & Neck Pain
I began seeing Dr. Olivacz for neck pain and migraines.  Dr. Olivacz used traditional chiropractic methods and also the Graston Technique to help remedy them.  After just a few weeks I was able to completely eliminate my migraine medication and the flexibility in my back and neck increased tremendously.  I am now able to actively participate in activities that I had given up, like yoga and backpacking.  Dr. Olivacz has given me a quality of life back that I thought was never possible.  If you have even the smallest amount of neck or back pain, you should see him as soon as you can, so that you are free to live your best life.

Thank You!

Kathy W.

Neck & Upper Back Pain

I went to see Dr. Olivacz after suffering from a sudden onset of severe neck and upper back pain. After a couple of office visits resulted in some improvement in my condition, Dr. Olivacz implemented a therapy known as the Graston Technique, and the results have been quite remarkable. Almost immediately, the pain and stiffness were dramatically reduced, and I can now envision being able to resume my active lifestyle in the very near future.   

Allen L.

Foot and Ankle Pain

For years I had suffered from pain in my calf and ankle region due to sports injuries that healed poorly and furthermore were re-injured several times. I began receiving Graston treatment in the summer of 2008. After the first treatment I noticed an increase in flexibility in my calf, but was hesitant to credit it all to just one treatment. However, the increase in range of motion and decrease in pain were undeniable. By the end of treatment I felt as if I had a brand new calf and ankle. I noticed better performance in my athletic activity and a comfort I had forgotten even in daily activities such as walking or climbing stairs. I have since received Graston for other injuries, including my neck and shoulder after a car accident. Every treatment has proven effective. I truly feel blessed to have been able to work with Dr. Olivacz in order to receive such a remarkable form of therapy. I highly recommend the Graston technique to anyone suffering from a soft tissue injury.

L. C.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

I had pain in my left shoulder throughout the arm to my fingers, which made it hard to keep my mind focused.  Within a few weeks of Dr. Olivacz using the Graston treatment I am pain free.  I would highly recommend this treatment.  Thank you Dr. Olivacz!

Mary S.

Shoulder & Wrist Pain

I am a computer programmer and carry all of my stress and tension in my shoulders.  No treatment or drug of any kind ever relaxed the tight knots in my shoulders until Dr. Joe Olivacz began using the Graston technique.  Over time, with this procedure, the tension in my shoulders has greatly reduced.  I also believe the Graston technique used occasionally on my wrists and hands has helped me avoid problems with carpal tunnel syndrome.  I must confess, I am a big fan of the Graston technique - It has worked very well for me.

Linda R.

Plantar Fasciitis

During a routine visit to my chiropractor, I mentioned a recent diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Dr. Olivacz described a new treatment called Graston, and I was all for giving it a try.

After 4 treatments, and stretching exercises at home, I am cured. I no longer limp to the shower in the morning. Nor does my foot cramp up after a long drive. The 'graininess' I felt in my foot is completely gone.

I will recommend the Graston treatment to all my friends. What a great alternative to splints and booties!

Doug E.

Neck Trauma & Disc Degeneration

A few weeks ago I injured my neck when a large ocean wave slammed my head on the bottom and flipped my body over top of my head such that my right ear was pressed to my right shoulder as I tumbled helpless in the wave. I thought I broke my neck and when I was able to stand up my right arm was totally numb and I could not feel my right arm from shoulder to fingertips. Within a couple of hours I could barely move my neck left or right. After going through x-rays (where the attending physician told me my neck was broken) and subsequent MRI (not a broken neck), I was diagnosed with a Severe Cervical Sprain, a pinched nerve and degenerative arthritis in my neck. My right shoulder and arm experienced constant numbness and tingling but feeling did return. I decided to visit Dr. Joe and began the Graston treatments and chiropractic services with Dr. Joe. After three to four weeks of treatment I was feeling much better, able to sleep and turn my head left and right all pain free. My shoulder no longer hurts, all numbness and tingling has disappeared and I actually feel better and stronger than I did before the accident. I am amazed at how much better I am in such a brief period of time.

I also hurt my back in a lifting accident last August and was in unbelievable pain. Dr. Joe's Chiropractic treatments and the exercises he gave me not only made my back pain disappear but have made my back much stronger and it now feels better than it did before the accident. 

In both cases these services have increased my motion ability and added much more strength and flexibility and I am able to function better than I did before either accident occurred. My quality of life has improved and I would recommend anyone who is experiencing and living with pain to use these services. I now use Chiropractic services to maintain my body in optimum condition. Preventive maintenance makes life so much better.

I have recommended the Chiropractic and Graston treatments to others including my wife. I am convinced that I am much better with this treatment than I thought would be possible and highly recommend others to use the Graston and Chiropractic practices for better health. 

Don F.

Shoulder and Hamstring Pain

10 years ago I developed "swimmers shoulder" and stopped swimming. I attempted to return to swimming after the 10 year hiatus and found it so painful that I couldn't continue, but also found that the pain prevented me from doing things outside of the water, like lifting my arm in front of me. I saw a massage therapist for three sessions and I went to physical therapy for 8 months with only nominal improvement. The pain of everyday actions went down, but I was still unable to swim. I saw a shoulder doctor who wanted to do surgery because he couldn't see anything wrong and wanted to take a look inside. I heard of Graston at this time and gave it a try. After 3 treatments of Graston with Dr. Olivacz I had improved more than the entire 8 months of PT. After several weeks of Graston treatments I was able to return to light swimming and after a couple more Graston treatments, I was able to swim how I liked and felt that the shoulder was back to normal. The improvements were fast and I enjoyed the deep massage of the treatments.


Recently, I pulled my hamstring. It was one of those tearing pain injuries that stops you in your tracks. I was unable to walk the next day, so I scheduled a Graston treatment. Two days after the injury was my first Graston treatment and it removed my limp. One week after the injury was my second Graston treatment and I was able to return to jogging. 12 days after the injury was my third Graston treatment and it allowed me to return to running. An injury that I have seen sideline others for months was gone in two weeks for me. I whole heartedly recommend Graston for old and new injuries.

Josh G.

Shoulder Pain

After suffering from shoulder pain for almost a year, I started receiving treatment using the

Graston Technique.  I play a lot of competitive tennis and work on a computer all day--both of which had contributed to my ongoing shoulder pain in different ways.  After about
2 months of regular treatments and some exercises on my own, I realized I had been in more pain than I thought (for much longer than I thought) when the constant pain finally subsided.  I also realized my range of motion had decreased substantially over time and have noticed a huge
increase in mobility of my shoulder after what I consider a small amount of time being treated via Graston.  This is the second time I have had soft tissue work done and I am amazed at the increase in function and decrease in pain without having to use invasive procedures!! 

Vickie C.

Low Back and Hip Pain

I was referred to your office by my primary physician for pain in my low back and hip. Dr. Joe was gentle and very considerate of my needs and helped me understand the nature of my pains. He then explained to me what he could offer to ease my pain and suffering. After a few short visits, I am over 80% pain free and I'm on my way to a full recovery.

Patricia R.

Shoulder Pain

I am just amazed!!! After 7 treatments, one a month, my shoulder (partially torn rotator cuff) feels better than it has in over a decade. My flexibility is at 98% and I can use my arms again!

Thank you so much Dr. Joe

Doug B.

Upper Arm pain

Several months ago I damaged my left arm, obviously much more than I thought.  Over time it got to the point where I had trouble using that arm for anything that required lifting.  I could not raise my arm past my waist without great pain.  As time went on I found I could not sleep at night because the pain was so intense.  I am against any pain medication since I know it only covers the pain for a time but does nothing about the cause.   I went to see Dr. Olivacz who determined the damage and began using the Graston technique.  My arm began to feel better almost immediately.  The pain lessened, my arm motion increased to 80% and I am again sleeping at night.  I know that in time all the pain will be gone and my arm will be back to normal.

Larry C

Low Back Pain

In June of 2000, while camping in Connecticut, I found myself caught in a nasty wind storm in which a 120 lb. table became airborne and struck my lower back. It was serious enough at the time that I could not move and had to be taken to the local hospital by ambulance. After a slow recovery of about 4 months I believed I was fine. Such was not the case. The following 3 years would be a period of horrible back pain. I would be fine for months at a time until something would trigger a painful back pull. It was usually something small such as lacing my shoes or bending over to brush my teeth. These back 'pulls' would immobilize me for weeks.

In 2004 I became a patient of Dr. Joe Olivacz. Through regularly scheduled treatments, Dr. Olivacz was able to help me regain greater lower back mobility and the back pulls became less frequent. But again, when I pulled my lower back, the pain was intense, and the recovery time took weeks.

In early 2009 I pulled my back shoveling snow. Dr. Olivacz suggested that we employ a new treatment. He began the Graston Technique. He explained what the treatment was and what it did for my back muscles. He even gave me the website address so I could learn more for myself. As soon as Dr. Olivacz administered the first treatment, my back pain subsided greatly. Within 3 days of pulling my back I was at about 90% recovered and I never missed a day of work. A far cry from the usual laying in bed for a week and missing work.

I visit Dr. Olivacz roughly every 4 weeks. During each office visit he administers the Graston Technique. My back has never been better since the accident I had 9 years ago. What I mean by that statement is, my range of mobility has increased greatly, I no longer need to stretch out in the morning for 10 minutes just to get my clothes on, and more importantly, when I do "jolt" my lower back, the pain is much less severe and the pain goes away on its own usually within a day or two. I can say without any hesitation that I owe my better back health to Dr. Olivacz, chiropractic and his use of the Graston Technique.

Bill M.

Neck & Shoulder Pain

For over twenty years I have suffered from chronic neck/shoulder pain and stiffness. 

After years of chiropractic care and massage therapy the Graston Technique® proved to be the most beneficial treatment.

The Graston Technique® has provided me with long lasting relief.  During a very stressful time I had a three month interruption in my monthly treatment routine.  Even with a three month break the pain and stiffness did not return.

K.B.

Elbow Pain & Achilles Tendon Pain

The Graston technique has been to me what feels like miracle treatments. I had muscles and tendons in both arms that were very sore and painful from computer overuse. Dr. Joe used this treatment about 8 times and after 4 treatments, I felt a huge improvement. He also used it on one of my Achilles tendons and I felt almost immediate relief.

I am so grateful for this noninvasive treatment that works so well and particularly done by such a caring and knowledgeable doctor.

Lindy G.

Neck Trauma & Disc Degeneration
A few weeks ago (summer 2010) I injured my neck when a large ocean wave slammed my head on the bottom and flipped my body over top of my head such that my right ear was pressed to my right shoulder as I tumbled helpless in the wave. I thought I broke my neck and when I was able to stand up my right arm was totally numb and I could not feel my right arm from shoulder to fingertips. Within a couple of hours I could barely move my neck left or right. After going through x-rays (where the attending physician told me my neck was broken) and subsequent MRI (not a broken neck), I was diagnosed with a Severe Cervical Sprain, a pinched nerve and degenerative arthritis in my neck. My right shoulder and arm experienced constant numbness and tingling but feeling did return. I decided to visit Dr. Joe and began the Graston treatments and chiropractic services with Dr. Joe. After three to four weeks of treatment I was feeling much better, able to sleep and turn my head left and right all pain free. My shoulder no longer hurts, all numbness and tingling has disappeared and I actually feel better and stronger than I did before the accident. I am amazed at how much better I am in such a brief period of time.


I also hurt my back in a lifting accident last August and was in unbelievable pain. Dr. Joe's Chiropractic treatments and the exercises he gave me not only made my back pain disappear but have made my back much stronger and it now feels better than it did before the accident. 


In both cases these services have increased my motion ability and added much more strength and flexibility and I am able to function better than I did before either accident occurred. My quality of life has improved and I would recommend anyone who is experiencing and living with pain to use these services. I now use Chiropractic services to maintain my body in optimum condition. Preventive maintenance makes life so much better.

I have recommended the Chiropractic and Graston treatments to others including my wife. I am convinced that I am much better with this treatment than I thought would be possible and highly recommend others to use the Graston and Chiropractic practices for better health. 

Don F.

Elbow Tendinosis
After suffering from tennis elbow that resulted in pain and loss of strength in my arm, I went to an Orthopedic Surgeon who sent me for physical therapy. Months later, I was still in extreme pain and my symptoms were getting worse. The Orthopedic Surgeon told me I had an extreme case of tennis elbow that would require surgery. At a routine Chiropractic appointment with Dr. Olivacz, I told him about my arm pain and he was confident he could help. After just a few treatments using the Graston technique I started feeling better. Today, I am pain free! My grip and strength are back to normal and I'm able to enjoy my normal activities. Best of all, Dr. Olivacz helped me avoid an unnecessary surgery!

I.Haney

Low Back Pain
Before I started seeing Dr, Joe I was in a lot of pain as well as having limited mobility. After the first session my back hurt much less and felt all around better.

Now my back pain is much better, I can walk and sit without having horrific back pain. If you are on the fence about chiropractic then take my word that it can be life altering.
H. Smith

Chiropractic Care
I've been treated by Dr. Joe many times for relief from back, shoulder, and leg pain. He always takes his time and his treatment is gentle. Dr. Joe gives me the relief I need to get through my work day and busy schedule. So much better then drugs.
 Dr. D. Ratliff


Neck & Back Pain
I've been seeing Dr Olivacz for several years now and every time I leave the office I feel like a new man. I had a stiff neck recently for 7 days and when I left the office it was gone...the hours are very accommodating, can usually get an appointment the same day as you call! He is a doctor who talks to you the whole time and truly cares about you.
Kyle

Low Back Pain and Tingling in Toes
I have been a patient of North Park Chiropractic for six years and have recommended their services to many friends. From minor to major back pain or simple numbness in toes...I have had quick relief of pain. I really like their complete wellness approach to health.

Joyce. F.

Dr. Joe,

Wow! In the age of automation, I was shocked to see a response from you, especially the same day! No wonder I have heard so many wonderful things about you. We had a couple over for dinner on Saturday evening and the wife had been referred to you by my husband. She said that she has since referred four people to you!

My husband is going to call this morning and try to get us both appointments.

Thank you for maintaining a personal touch in a very busy world. It speaks volumes of your professionalism and dedication!

Christina