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Dr. Joe A. Cantu

Your Charlottesville Chiropractor

"Dr. Cantu makes the visit comfortable and I have always left the office without my neck or back pain." F. Hanlon, Charlottesville, February 2018

"Not only did I get a same day appointment but I felt better immediately!" L. Rogers, Charlottesville, VA, January 2018

"Love Dr. Joe and his staff!  Highly recommend Dr. Joe!!!!" D. Meadows, Earlysville, VA, January 2018

"Dr. Cantu and staff have been so helpful and have put me back on the road to a better life.  Thanks is okay but words do not say how much better I am." C. Amos, Howardsville, VA, January 2018

"Dr. Cantu and his staff is excellent. I had a problem with my lower back and after a few visits, I was finally back to normal. Dr. Cantu understood the whole problem and easily pin pointed how to fix it and get everything back to normal. I was in and out very quickly for every visit. He did everything needed and then some. He's great and so is his staff. I will certainly go back when needed and always recommend his name."  Chris E., Troy, VA, September 2017

"I seriously injured my back about 5 months ago. For the first week, I could hardly move or get a good night's sleep. For the following 2.5-3 months, I only gained a little mobility back and was in constant, exhausting pain. My back injury kept me out of the gym and interfered with all levels of my life to the point of total disruption. Physical therapy was helping with mobility, but the pain wasn't subsiding. A friend referred me to Dr. Cantu and I am so glad I decided to give him a try. He patiently listened to my very involved description of what happened and was honest about his first impressions; he was worried that the injury might be too serious for him to help with but he had some ideas of how to start the slow process toward recovery. After only six or seven appointments, my back felt 90%-95% recovered. Dr. Cantu really knows what he's doing, truly cares for his patients, and doesn't schedule unnecessary appointments. If you're in pain, Dr. Cantu is the guy to see." Emma K., Waynesboro, June 2017

"Always quick appt, very friendly." Lori L., Ruckersville, VA, December 2016

"Have never visited their office that I have not left feeling better."  Robert L., Keswick, VA, July 2016

"Dr. Cantu was recommended to me by a close family friend. I was having a difficult time with lower back and hip pain. When I called to make an appointment, Sue was welcoming and helpful. She was able to get me in right away. Dr. Cantu did a thorough evaluation before any manipulation was done. His previous background in radiology, in my experience, gives him an edge over other chiropractors. He understands in greater detail the skeletal structure and how it effects nerves and muscle. He has helped me over the last several months work through some extremely painful issues. I find him easy to talk to. His manner puts me at ease and his manipulations have been spot on. I have been using chiropractic care for over 30 years. Dr. Cantu has been one of the best."  Linda W., Charlottesville, VA, June 2016

"Had a super positive experience.  Great to have a qualified chiropractor in the network who gives superb adjustments with great technique and real care for the customer.  First time I have had a follow up call from the Dr just to check on me.  Nice touch." Derrick M., Palmyra, VA, April 2016

"Dr. Cantu is amazing at what he does. He is always easy to talk to and knows immediately what the problem is. Not only did he solve my back issues but also gave me great advice on how to improve my back by using stretching exercises. I recommend him first as a great practitioner and also as a great chiropractor. If you have back pain you owe it to yourself to go by. When you're in pain you can't wait weeks to get help and I've been able to set appointments within a day or two with no problem, which makes a big difference."  Steven S., Charlottesville, VA

"Been coming to Drs Walker/Cantu since 1973.  I've tried other Chiropractors when they were closed but none compare to these guys." Donald W., Scottsville, VA

"The Chiropractic Office promptly, effectively, and professionally addressed my chiropractic needs. The doctors and staff are courteous and friendly. If I need chiropractic treatment in the future, I will definitely go there again."  Terry L., Barboursville, VA

"Over the past 35 years I have had the good fortune to meet and know Dr. Walker both professionally and as a patient. His expertise and focus on the patient is outstanding. Over the past 10 yrs I have also met and appreciated the skills and knowledge of Dr. Cantu who has looked after me and my family as has Dr. Walker. I have referred many of my patients to the practice because I knew that they would be treated extremely well and never be taken advantage of. I still feel the same about them."
Ashok D. Ajgaonkar M.D. (Retired), Charlottesville, VA

"First class operation and I hope that they continue that at least until I kick the bucket. I would not know where to turn without them. I have been going to this office for thirty years and have been treated for every pain imaginable from head to toe. I once went to Dr. Walker for a severely sprained ankle that I simply could not walk on and he had me on skis in Colorado three days later. My family relies on these fellows to bail us out every time we get hurt."  William B., Charlottesville, VA

"I called on a Friday afternoon in severe discomfort and was asked how soon I could get there.  Made it in from Nelson County and went home 'fixed'.  David H., Roseland, VA

"The doctors and staff are warm and compassionate.  Excellent results after only one visit.  I will continue to visit them for all of my chiropractic needs and recommend this business highly!"                Dr. Sara S., Charlottesville, VA

"I found my treatments to be helpful and much more comfortable than I expected.  I always thought and heard that "popping" feels good.  I was always scared of that, but I found that it is a much more gentle release than a snap crackle and pop!  Have gotten relief and am improving weekly with the direction of Dr. Cantu's advice.  Thank you." - Sally

"Dr. Cantu and Dr. Walker's office is clean, comfortable and the team is very friendly.  I was treated by Dr. Cantu who is very professional and knowledgeable about his profession.  He is also very patient with each one of his clients." - Mary M., Keswick, VA

"With the knowledge that there is no quick fix for a painful back injury, I was very pleased with the results I felt very quickly. I appreciated the doctor's candor, honesty and attentiveness. I would gladly recommend this practice to anyone I know in need of chiropractic services!" - Allisa S., Charlottesville

"This practice is what I call old school. They listen, question, and treat. No vitamin promotions, no 26 visit schedules, no scare tactics. I have been to other DC's that do all the negatives outlined above. Dr's Walker and Cantu treat to the degree necessary, not what my insurance will allow. I appreciate that level of professionalism.  I have recommended this practice to dozens of my own clients and I have never heard a negative word regarding the care and relief they received.  These guys are tried and true. "     Dave F., Bumpass, VA

"Overall, I had a great experience with The Chiropractic Office.  I had never seen a chiropractor before, and the nurses and doctor walked me through the experience with patience and understanding.  They helped me feel comfortable and confident with the process.  One of the doctors even gave me his cell phone number in case the pain became unbearable over the weekend!  My lower back feels much better, and when I do have pain, I know exactly what to do to help ease it with icing, heat, and stretches.  I also know I can get an appointment right away if needed.  I've never had to wait to get an appointment!"  Johanna L., Charlottesville, VA

"On my first visit I did not know what to expect. There was no waiting time to deal with, and I actually schedule some of my appointments on my lunch hour. Everyone treated me with kindness and respect,and I was shown concern by everyone about my needs from the pain I have dealt with for some time, trying to decide what doctor to see.I would highly recommend this Chiropractic Office to my family and friends." - Joan A., Charlottesville, VA

"Dr. Cantu very professional and helpful. Office staff very polite and helpful. I highly recommend all in the office." - Dee W., Earlysville, VA

"I have been a patient for several years....They are totally focused on healing your body! I have been in the position where I was barely able to get in the door. And in just one treatment, feeling much better. I totally trust these guys with my back pain and health." - Edwin H., Keswick, VA

"I am and have always been extremely satisfied with the services I have been provided over the years." Dorsell W., Charlottesville, VA

"I never had to wait to be seen. The office atmosphere is exemplary. The customer service was exceptionally. My pain is gone and I have the tools I need to prevent further damage." - Angela C., Scottsville, VA

"These doctors are always available to help. They are willing to make room in their busy schedule to include an emergency or new problem. What a great service!" - Barbara H., Stanardsville, VA

"I was very impressed with the doctors and the assistant, very personable, kind and understanding. I could barely walk on first trip, but after two trips was able to walk I also recommended their office to a friend she went and was very pleased with the results. I feel this is a great office and great doctors,and assistant, also my brothers have been going to the same office when they had back problems and also was pleased." - Joyce K., Charlottesville, VA

"I went with issues that were of course bothering me and previous doctors didn't really understand if you ask me.Dr. Cantu showed the utmost concern and was puzzled at first of my symptoms.After the evaluations he decided how to approach my issues and his knowledge and expertise were well accepted and now after several visits i am on the road to recovery.It is a shame that this town has so called qualified doctors and really show no sympathy to their patients.Hats off to great folks like Dr.Cantu and his staff.I continue to recommend him to friends and family and I will continue to be a patient rather I need it or not." -  Danny M., Earlysville, VA

"There was no waiting for an appointment, they brought you right in. The whole staff was very nice and made you feel comfortable. Dr. Cantu was wonderful and explained everything as we went along. Made me feel like my pain was very important to him and there was no pressure "sales" for continued treatment. Dr. Cantu and his staff was very professional and I would recommend them to everyone." Theresa W., Scottsville, VA

"Knowledgeable, skillful, friendly and trustful are the first words I think of to describe Dr. Cantu.  His friendly demeanor and knowledge of the human body put me at ease within minutes of our fist visit.  That coupled with his skill to quickly locate my problem areas and his good humor, have kept me coming back.  My trust in his abilities and his knowledge of the skeleton have made me feel comfortable recommending his services to my friends and family."   -Glenn H., Charlottesville, VA

"Like most people with back and leg pain, I put off going to the doctor as long as I could.  The pain became so unbearable I had to go to my primary physician.  I asked him for a miracle to rid me of this pain.  I could hardly walk, bending over was out of the question.  I didn't want to take a lot of medication so he referred me to Dr. Cantu.  He was my 'miracle'.  It was early in fall, the holidays were coming and I needed to be able to carry on my holiday traditions.  Dr. Cantu promised me that I would be able to cook my Thanksgiving dinner.  I cooked and served my family and friends, without the pain I had suffered a few months ago.  I can now tie my own shoes and walk when and wherever I would like to walk.  Dr. Cantu was able to diagnose the problem immediately and apply a treatment plan that started working from the first visit.  He not only took care of the pain, but he made me feel as if I was the only patient he had that day.  Thank you, Dr. Cantu for being kind, being gentle, and giving me the use of my mobility again." -Doris, Troy, VA

"I have been a patient with Dr. Cantu since January 2004.  My first experience to any chiropractic service was due to severe lower back pain that I had over the holidays.  I was referred to the practice by a friend at work, as well as my primary physician.  Dr. Cantu was able to see me immediately and had to work with me over the course of several days to relieve my back pain.  Since then, I have been on a 4-6 week regiment to maintain my back health as well as take care of any new  "trouble" spots.  The staff are welcoming and easy to work with when it comes to schedule changes or even changes in insurance.  I recommend them to anyone that wants immediate help or even more importantly, wants to keep their back adjusted and feeling great!"
-S.B., Charlottesville, VA

"I came to Dr. Cantu after suffering for years from neck pain and headaches.  Bad posture and hours spent in the library and lecture halls had left my neck in knots and my headaches debilitating.  Within a short amount of time from my initial visit, I was feeling better than I had in years and my pain was no longer daily.  I am very impressed and pleased with the level of care that Dr. Cantu provides." -Chrystal

"Dr. Cantu and his staff are genuine and caring.  I would not want to go elsewhere." Dani S., Stanardsville