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Patients Tell their Stories


Darren McLea, Santa Rosa

"Being in the tire and automotive industry, my typical day includes a lot of physical work and frequent headaches. I had been dealing with lower back pain for over ten years and assumed it was just a part of life for me along with one or two headaches a day. Finally after hearing great things about Dr. Hartman, I decided to see if it was possible to increase my quality of life through chiropractic work. It has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. After a few months, not only has my lower back pain significantly decreased but shoulder pain that I had is gone as well. However, the best part is not getting a pounding headache everyday. In fact, I can't even remember the last time I had a headache. It is incredible how much better I feel and my little boys are reaping the benefits as I am now in better health and better able to play with them on a daily basis after a long day at work. I can not thank Dr. Hartman enough for the help and dedication he has given to me and he comes with my highest recommendation."

Katherine Lantz, Santa Rosa

Dr. Hartman is an exceptional practitioner. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, and takes the time to assess the problem and develop a treatment plan. I highly recommend him.

Griselda S., Santa Rosa

"I first came to see Dr. Hartman for help with lower back pain. My work has a repetitive motion that causes it to hurt. Dr. H has alleviated my lower back pain allowing me to work without discomfort. About a year later I began a rigorous exercise regimen called CrossFit. I continue to see Dr. Hartman to prevent injury and support my physical health. Dr. H stands out because he takes the time to learn what is going on with my body. He is gentle and thorough."


“Dear Dr. Hartman,

Thank you so much for all your help. Four months ago I was in so much pain. I couldn't find a position that was comfortable. My sciatic pain was even waking me up at night. We started treatment and I could see improvement right away. It has improved so much. The pain is pretty much gone and the numbness that I have had for years is also much better. Last weekend I was able to run my booth at the bridal show and stand for over 5 hours straight! There was hardly even any numbness. It hasn't been that good in over a decade. Thank You!”

Lower Back Pain

"I have suffered occasional back problems that have immobilized me for a couple of days at a time for well over the past 25 years. Those back problems usually occurred on average of two or three times a year. I began treatments with Dr. Hartman about 8 months ago, and those unpleasant episodes have largely subsided. The range of movement in my back and neck has improved greatly. I am more flexible, and am able to enjoy a normal range of activities. The incidents of being out of commission for a few days at a time have not reoccurred. I credit Dr. Hartman's adjustments, in combination with a needed weight loss, with an improvement in my general health and enjoyment of life.”

Back in the Game

“I was a classic study of inactivity and eating. When I had enough of the insults i decided to lose some weight and try to eat healthier. In the initial process of exercising at the gym at a moderate rate ( I am 58 years young), I began to experience lower back pain that was going to get in the way of a well rounded exercise program.I started weekly visits to see Dr. Hartman and the results have been fantastic. With his sports medicine background he has been advising me on simple ways to get my mobility back and become more flexable without the constant pain.My spinal adjustments are an intregal part of the entire process. Hats off to Dr. Hartman for giving me the opportunity to reach my goals.”


“Ever since I was a child I have suffered from migraines due to multiple injuries to my body and head. Some migraines would last for days and medicine would hardly ever help. It seemed that all doctors wanted to give me was pills.
“I was recently introduced to Dr. Hartman and his awesome staff. After having my first consultation with Dr. Hartman he was sure he could help me. I was skeptical. Nothing had ever worked before.  However, my family was concerned for my health and gave me the push I needed to try something new.

 However, my family was concerned for my health and gave me the push I needed to try something new. Also, I saw that Dr. Hartman was truly concerned for me as a person, not just a patient, and that made me believe he could help.
“The damage to my neck and back was so severe that after a few treatments I knew that Dr. Hartman was for real. After four weeks of treatment I hadn’t suffered a single migraine. It’s been almost six months now and I have been so lucky to only have suffered from one or two headaches in that time, but they seem like nothing compared to my migraines that would last for days.
“The quality of my life has greatly improved thanks to Dr. Hartman. It’s nice to have a doctor that honestly cares for his patients.”

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