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What others say about chiropractic care can help you make the right health care choice. Review a selection of Trevens Specific Chiropractic patient testimonials below and please email me or contact the office if you have any questions.

Health and happiness,,
Drs. Bill & Shelly Trevens


Debilitating Migraine Headaches

I suffered with debilitating migraine headaches for 10 years until I found Trevens Specific Chiropractic. I was experiencing between 2 to 3 migraines per week, each one would ruin my day and make me go rest in a dark room. Finally after years of drugs and unsuccessful treatments, I found Dr. Trevens who explained to me that treating the symptoms that I was experiencing was just a band aid and that the only way to get better was to get to the cause of the problem. Once I started care with Dr. Trevens my condition began to improve. Not only are my migraines much less severe now, they have only occurred 1 time in the last 6 months. I am so grateful that my body has started working properly again and that I was given my life back.

I wasn’t hopeful for anything a chiropractor could do to help resolve headaches, deal with insomnia, and address the seizures I was experiencing. Dr. Bryan told me after an extensive assessment that I should expect to begin to get better. And within a couple of weeks I could see a marked difference. If you are looking for an alternative medical approach to a stubborn medical issue, this is a great place to start. Dr. Bill and Dr. Bryan are thorough, professional, and compassionate. Appointments are easy to make and re-schedule. Parking is a breeze. Going into the office is like going back to old friends in your neighborhood. They know you, they care, and most importantly they know what they’re doing.

They have helped me with chronic health problems including migraines. As I result of the treatments I receive here, I have gone from getting 1-3 migraines per month to maybe 1-2 per year. They are compassionate, professional and friendly. I have never had better results with any other alternative remedy.

I’ve been going to Dr. Trevens for about seven years now, and I recommend him wholeheartedly! He’s helped me through a number of lower back injuries, he always listens and explains things, and he really cares about his patients. Two friends of mine convinced me to try going to Dr. Trevens because he’d helped both of them, and I’m very grateful that they steered me right.

An appointment at Trevens Chiropractic is like visiting an old friend. They are professional, friendly and compassionate in how they treat their patients. Appointments are easy to get and easy to reschedule if necessary. I initially visited Trevens Chiropractic over 10 years ago based on a referral from a friend. I was suffering from two bulging disks in my neck that were causing extreme pain, tingling and numbness in my shoulder, arm and hand. I was in pain 24 hours a day until I went to Dr. Trevens. After an initial x-ray and consultation I began my treatment plan and in 3 weeks I was pain free! Now I go to the office for periodic maintenance check ups to ensure that my neck remains healthy, maintains its full range of movement and I have no pain from nerve interference. My health insurance covers my checkups too! I highly recommend considering Trevens Chiropractic for a non-invasive solution to your health issues.

~Lynn


Low Back Pain Injuries

I’m so glad I found Trevens Specific Chiropractic 7 years ago. They’ve helped me recover from several low back injuries, and vastly improved my quality of life. Dr. Trevens and Dr. Wright really take the time to listen to you, explain what they’re doing, and monitor your progress. Their office staff is also always kind and professional. I recommend them highly!

~Michael


Trevens Specific Chiropractic : Nothing like any other doctor I have been to!

Trevens Specific Chiropractor is nothing like any other doctor I have been to!! Dr. Bill and his staff are courteous and professional. I fracture my tailbone last March, I had severe pain in my lower back and migraines that started after my fall. I couldn’t do anything without taking a pain pill!!! When I went to see Dr. Bill for the first time, he told me that my right leg was shorter than my left leg about 1 1/2 inches and my hip was twisted!!! I was happy that finally I knew what was happening to my body, I knew something was wrong and when I spoke about it with my primary care the only thing I got was pills.

Dr. Bill put me at ease, he explained in details what went wrong with my body and what he was going to do to put my hip in place and have my body go back to normal.I know that the only reason I’m not disable is because of Dr. Bill and his magic touch. Thank you Trevens Specific Chiropractor!

~Vanessa


My Body is well on its way to healing itself

My right leg has been slowly atrophying for the past 20 years, coincidentally after a pounding on my head by a large client, and then a pull on my neck resulting in whiplash from a small client in a behavior program where I worked . I went to my doctors, telling them what had happened and asking for help because I could feel that I was developing a limp. They couldn’t see it, and did not acknowledge that a problem had occurred until they saw me 10 years later for an EMG, and wondered what had happened to my leg. ( I tried to get help unsuccessfully for about 5 years, was on workman’s comp. for 3, and finally decided to ignore it as much as possible, because doctors (all types and specialties) could not help me. This accident created a limp, my leg looked concave on the right over the gastrox muscle and I had problems walking, sometimes resulting in falls. I asked many doctors for their opinions as to what I should do, and their reaction was “I don’t know why this is happening, but at this rate you will end up in a wheelchair.”

I fell very badly in January of 2009, and began to lose the little ambulation ability that I had left as well as the ability to think clearly. When my dad suggested that I visit his chiropractor, I was extremely cynical but felt that I had nothing to lose. I saw Dr. Trevens twice the first week, and after the second visit, my thoughts began clearing, and I could feel myself walking evenly on both legs. Within a month my right leg began growing muscle where it had been atrophying, and the concave spot has filled out. Everything is not perfect yet, but my body is well on its way to healing itself, and the only difference was going to Dr. Trevens for upper cervical chiropractic techniques. I would recommend Dr. Trevens and upper cervical chiropractic techniques to be useful for everyone without reservation.

~Heart


Excellent Care at Trevens Specific Chiropractic

I have been to many different offices for chiropractic care, over the past 20 years. Working with the staff at Trevens Specific Chiropractic, I have received excellent care, and I noticed the difference right away! They worked with me specifically for my needs and re-evaluate those needs all the time. I used to have constant discomfort, and now it is rare that I have any. You will be happy working with this team to have a healthy future.

~Boston Color Group


Positive Changes for my life

I’ve been to about six or seven chiropractors, tons of massage therapists, and even two acupuncturists (I’m 46 years young), and I’m lucky I “found” this place! Although I’m not a doctor and can’t explain EXACTLY how or why I’m feeling better and better, I understand and believe the GOAL of what’s to be accomplished by Dr. Bill, and not only am I feeling better, but I’m getting better!! I’ve told my brother and other family members about this place (so has my wife, at work etc..) She knows that I’m a tough critic, and I MUST be feeling better, otherwise I would have found another place to go. My wife and 10-month-old daughter now go to see Dr. Bill Trevens. My wife also has been feeling better in so many ways and is so happy that she’s decided to go.

I thank God that I’ve met Dr. Bill and his staff; they are also all so nice! Going here has really has changed my life into a more positive direction than ever before.

~Mardy


Bulging Discs in my Neck

An appointment at Trevens Specific Chiropractic is like visiting an old friend. They are professional, friendly and compassionate in how they treat their patients. Appointments are easy to get and easy to reschedule if necessary. I initially visited Trevens Specific Chiropractic over ten years ago based on a referral from a friend. I was suffering from two bulging disks in my neck that were causing extreme pain, tingling and numbness in my shoulder, arm and hand. I was in pain 24 hours a day until I went to Dr. Trevens. After an initial x-ray and consultation I began my treatment plan and in three weeks I was pain free! Now I go to the office for periodic maintenance check ups to ensure that my neck remains healthy, maintains its full range of movement and I have no pain from nerve interference. My health insurance covers my checkups too! I highly recommend considering this chiropractic practice for a non-invasive solution to your health issues.

~Lynne


Help for Chronic Health Problems

Trevens Specific Chiropractic helped me with chronic health problems including migraines. As I result of the treatments I receive here, I have gone from getting 1-3 migraines per month to maybe 1-2 per year. They are compassionate, professional and friendly. I have never had better results with any other alternative remedy.


Condition: Lower Back Pain/Headaches
Name: Steve
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Through two friends.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“severe lower back pain”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, because of the pain, I was very irritable. It was hard to walk and stand, even sitting hurt. All I wanted to do was lie down.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“The back pain is completely gone.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“I was overall happier and felt better because I could do more.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Absolutely!”


Condition: Carpal Tunnel
Name: Lauraine
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“I saw a sign in Watertown Square and also the yellow pages.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“I fell down at work and sprained my left foot.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, I couldn’t walk long distances.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“The Carpal Tunnel has gone away.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Subtle, general, overall improvement.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes, I already have!”


Condition: Epileptic Seizures
Name: Ellen
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From a friend whose wife had been helped by Dr. Trevens with her blood pressure.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“For twelve years I have suffered from seizures that began after the birth of my first child.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, In 1989 I experienced my first Grand-Mal seizure and from that point on my condition had progressively worsened. The only thing to do was to raise the dosage of Dilantin that I was taking for my seizures.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“In the first two weeks of my care, my seizure activity actually increased. My Chiropractor explained to me that my body was starting to function properly and I may be going through a period of “Retracing”. During my third week of care, I experienced intense side effects from the medication and was advised to go to my Medical Doctor to have my levels checked. The levels were very high and my Dilantin medication needed to be reduced. In twelve years they have never been able to reduce my medication- they usually increase the meds because of my progressively worsening condition.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Since that time I have not experienced any seizure activity and I couldn’t be happier.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes, now I have my entire family under chiropractic care because I understand the importance of keeping them free from nerve interference and having them checked regularly to keep them healthy. Specific Chiropractic was my last hope for leading a normal seizure free life and ironically, it should have been my first choice. It is a natural drug free, surgery free alternative that really works!”


Condition: Temporal-limbic Epilepsy/Chronic Fatigue
Name: James
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Referred by work acquaintance.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Severe headaches, petit-mal seizures, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure(140/90)”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Couldn’t concentrate, always felt fatigued, poor memory, depression”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“Headaches are gone! Seem to have less seizures, blood pressure has dropped slightly (140/85)”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Definite increase in energy and clarity of thinking. I also have a much more positive attitude.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Absolutely! All the Doctors and staff are professional, caring, and committed. It is a joy to receive that high a standard of medical care!”


Condition: Chronic Fatigue
Name: Mary
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Through a friend.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“fatigue, some days of confusion”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, I was unable to do much physical activity.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“I am more relaxed and have a better sense of confidence. I experienced a mild depression for 2 days and after treatment, there was a noticeable difference. Within a half a day the depression lifted.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Yes, becoming more alert of symptoms and progress.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes”


Condition: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This 49-year-old female suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for approximately four years prior to seeking help from upper cervical care. She tried many therapies, including vitamins, herbs, and chelation with no results. She also suffered with neck pain and stiffness for four years as well.

During her upper cervical chiropractic exam, an upper neck injury was discovered. When questioned as to traumatic events in her past that could have caused the neck injury, she recalled a fall down the stairs in which she fractured her tailbone. The fall preceded the onset of chronic fatigue by just a few months. After only one month of upper cervical care, the neck pain and fatigue were absent.


Condition: Chronic Fatigue, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Headaches

This 11-year-old male suffered with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Headaches for many years. He experienced constant muscular pain throughout his body and had trouble participating in sports or exercise due to pain and muscle spasms. He couldn’t even wear a watch due to pain around his wrists. he frequently took hot baths or used a heating pad to relax his muscles. In addition, he was home-schooled due to frustration and difficulty in school. Headaches occurred twice per week, sometimes severe. His sleep was extremely irregular–he usually awakened every few hours. Frequently he would be in bed for 13 hours and still wake up fatigued.

During this 11-year-old’s upper cervical chiropractic exam, an upper neck injury was found. When questioning his mother about the boy’s medical history, she recalled that he fell out of a grocery cart at age 3 months. After only 1 month of upper cervical care, all symptoms were greatly improved. He was able to participate in sports without pain; he no longer had muscle spasms; all headaches were gone; school work improved in that he had less frustration and better attention span; he slept through the night and had energy upon awakening; and all fatigue was gone.


Condition: Chronic Fatigue/Neck Pain/Headaches

This 56-year-old female suffered from chronic neck pain, headaches, and fatigue for years. She thought the problems may have started sometime after an auto accident she experienced 14 years before. During the accident, she was hit head-on and totaled her car. The pain bothered her on and off for years– sometimes on a daily basis and other times a month would go by without pain. She tried many practitioners such as massage therapists and chiropractors and received some relief but still the problem continued year after year. Finally, after struggling over a decade, she sought help from upper cervical chiropractic care.

During her upper cervical chiropractic exam, an upper neck injury was found, most likely stemming from her auto accident. Unfortunately the injury had never been addressed by any of her previous practitioners. After only 3 upper cervical adjustments, her neck injury was corrected. All neck pain, headaches, and fatigue healed and never returned.


Condition: Allergies/Shoulder Pain/Neck Pain
Name: Kelley
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Through my yoga teacher.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Suffered severe hay fever/ragweed allergies. Was on medication daily.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, I was miserable! Constant headaches/sinus pain/runny nose. I was stuffy and couldn’t breath properly.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“No allergies. Just some sneezing and a little (tiny bit) stuffy at night. I am taking no medications at all.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Yes, less pain, no pain in areas I was suffering. Find my posture is more erect. I don’t tilt my head to the right as much.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes!!”


Condition: TMJ/ IBS/ Acid-Reflux/Headaches/ Jaw Pain/Digestive Problems
Name: Susan
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Recommended by a friend.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Chronic headaches, severe jaw pain, severe stomach pain, chronic digestive problems.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“I was able to work but not enjoy the evening and had continuous mild pain during the day.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“All my conditions are less severe. My jaw problem has greatly improved, my headaches are less frequent.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Yes, I never get a cold, more flexibility when I exercise, immune system has improved.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Definitely”


Condition: Migraines
Name: Colleen
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Walking by.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Migraines- severe pain in my head.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, most times I had to lie in bed or on the couch. Couldn’t have any noise or lights on. Which was difficult since I have a four year old and a two year old.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“My migraines decreased. I’m no longer taking any medication. I became a patient on 1/10/98 and I have had no migraines since 3/26/98. I am now migraine free after 8 years.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Yes, I am now much happier and friendlier. I have more energy. I exercise now and have lost weight.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Absolutely”


Condition: Migraines
Name: Marie
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Television, National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care..”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“frequent migraines, allergies, neck pain, back pain, shakes, tremors (hands and mouth) from medications, arthritis (spine and lower back).”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes! Very difficult to function, some days impossible with the pain. No interests, very withdrawn and periods of depression.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“Migraines and head pain less frequent, attacks not as severe. Neck pain improved.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Not feeling depressed or withdrawn.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Of course!”


Condition: Major Depression
Name: Joe
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From a good friend.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Major depression, sleep apnea for over 25 years. Muscle problems- ankles, hips- were all being affected.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“I was progressing to hospital stays. Constant search for the correct medications.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“Immediately my coordination and breathing. Since then, instead of 43 years old going on 60, I am 43 years old going on 25!”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Everything- appetite, libido, my hair is thicker, my energy. I am off all meds after 1 year and 5 months.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“I have already told everyone who will listen.”


Condition: Asthma
Name: Rachel
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From a family friend.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“When I would play basketball it would be hard for me to breathe.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, because I would have to stop playing to catch my breath.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“I would start to play a lot longer. The asthma go a lot better.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“I was a lot healthier.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes, I would.”


Condition: Asthma
Name: Nicole
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From a family friend.”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Asthma”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Sometimes my husband or I had to stay home from work with our daughter.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“Less attacks since we have brought Nicole in to be checked.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“She is a lot healthier.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes we would, and have.”


Condition: Ear Ache/Posture/ Speech Delay
Name: Dylan
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“Walking by”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Ear ache, speech, posture”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Dylan would have a hard time expressing his feelings. He spoke too fast so that his words came out mumbled. He had a difficult time sitting. He would lean on the person next to him for support or lean on his side or elbow when sitting on the floor.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
” My son’s ear aches have decreased, his posture is great, he no longer slouches. He has slowed down his speech and now speaks clearly. ”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Dylan has had no need for medication. He has been drug free since January 1998 and is a healthy happy boy!”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Absolutely”


Condition: Ear Infections/Nose Bleeds/ Upper Respiratory
Name: Michael
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From a family friend”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“ear infections, nose bleeds, upper respiratory problems”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Yes, they would cause us, his parents, to miss days of work.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“No more nose bleeds, ear infections or upper respiratory problems.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Has been much healthier.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Yes we would, and have recommended it to others.”


Condition: Tingling/Numbness/Headaches/Inability to Sleep
Name: Bonnie
How did you discover Specific Chiropractic?
“From YFH (Your Future Health–your future health.com).”
What were your health problems/ chief complaints?
“Tingling in the hands and arms with numbness, pain spasms, inability to drive fare, inability to sleep, very weak all over my body, pain or feeling of detached knee caps when walking, headaches for the past 20 years, and had a fuzzy, detached feeling in the brain. I’ve also had psoriasis in hands, on face and on back of neck for the past 2 or 3 years coming and going at intervals.”
Did these problems interfere with your daily routine? -If so, how?
“Very much. I was limited in many of my activities, couldn’t drive far and sometimes not at all. Couldn’t do many activities because of lack of sleep, headaches every few weeks kep me out of work for 2 days at a time. Couldn’t do my 2 mile a day walking program due to my knees and no energy. Had to cut back on my work and many activities. I was very weak most of the time. I had psoriasis giving me hardship using my hands when I had the breakouts. Sometimes my fingers would bleed.”
What progress/improvements have you noticed in your condition since beginning care?
“In the past 4 months since I began care last November ’01 the pain, tingling, and spasms in my hands and arms had been reduced about 95% of what it was before. My energy level has returned and I am back doing almost everything I did before.”
Did you notice any other changes in you health?
“Yes. My knees no longer bother me, my headaches are much better and come at fewer intervals with less pain and last only a few hours and no more than 1 day. I also sleep very well now. My psoriasis is practically gone. I feel like a new person.”
Would you recommend Trevens Specific Chiropractic to others?
“Most definitely yes”


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