Doctor's Notes:


CAM (chiropractors are in that group) users spendless on healthcare each year! Like changing your oil, it costs money up front, and pays dividends later. 


Chiropractors make statistically significantimprovements in pain level and function. Minor side effects were expected (short-lived increase in stiffness or pain), and there were no major negative consequences. 


Chiropracticplusexercise beats exercise alone at 12 weeks. However, the combination is the key! 


Chiropractors, added to the standard medical model for back pain, offers a significant advantage for patients 18-35* years of age! 


12 visits at the chiropractor had the best overall results as opposed to 6 or 18. That's something to think about before cutting off at 4 visits! 


Morechiropractors in an area is associated with lessopioid use. Basically, when the supply meets demand, we can help with the opioid epidemic! Plus, non-invasive doctors (like chiropractors) are high on the list for back pain. 


Chiropractors help with neck pain. 


No evidence for causation of CAD dissection by chiropractors.


*(If you're outside of this range, it doesn't mean you wouldn't benefit! It just means it wasn't in the study and we can't claim it!) 





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Weeks WB, Goertz CM. Cross-Sectional Analysis of Per Capita Supply of Doctors of Chiropractic and Opioid Use in Younger Medicare Beneficiaries. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2016;39(4):263-266. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27034107


​Paige NM, Miake-Lye IM, Booth MS et al. Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA 2017;317(14):1451-1460. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28399251 


​Bronfort G, Hondras MA, Schulz CA, et al. Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation. Ann Intern Med 2014;161(6):381–391. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222385 


​Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain. Spine 2013;38(8):627-634. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23060056 


​Haas M, Vavrek D, Peterson D, Polissar N, Neradilek MB. Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Spine J 2014;14(7):1106-1116. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24139233


​Martin BI, Gerkovich MM, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Lind BK, Goertz CM, Lafferty WE. The Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Health Care Expenditures for Back and Neck Problems. Med Care 2012;50(12):1029-1036. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23132198 


​Wong JJ, Shearer HM, Mior S et al. Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the OPTIMa collaboration. Spine J 2016;16(12):1598-1630. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26707074


​Church EW, Sieg EP, Zalatimo O, et al. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation. Cureus 8(2):e498. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27014532 

Reppert Chiropractic in Emmaus Can Ease Your Pain

Are you in pain? Are you in pain?

If you're in pain, and you need someone with the skills to get you out. You want to get back to family, back to work, and back to life. Imagine getting better faster. Imagine learning to take care of yourself. Imagine paying less! I've been there. I've been stuck on the floor, crying, wondering if I'd ever walk again. I know what it's like to have less than stellar treatments, and have spent the last decade dedicating my time to learning better methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Who have I helped? Who have I helped?

I've helped: runners with numb feet, construction workers who could neither sit nor stand, athletes who wanted to get back on the field yesterday, & auto accident victims who couldn't move their toes! And, best of all: I can help you too!

How do I do it? How do I do it?

My protocol involves hacking the human body; what I call "the D.R. R.E.P. pain hacks" (corny I know, but I had to try!). These steps aren't shortcuts, they're just the best research around! They are:

  • Diagnosis
  • Relief
  • Re-evaluation
  • Exercise
  • Progressive Overload

Protocol details Protocol details

  • Diagnosis - the lost art of finding the cause is an absolute must, but seems to be glossed over in today's healthcare system. You won't get a vague diagnosis; you'll get an explanation of the most likely cause of your problem. An individualized treatment plan is the key to getting better, and it starts with an accurate diagnosis.
  • Relief - pain relief can come from stretching, myofascial release, or ice/heat and we'll explore which works best for your case. The main goal of the early healing phases is keeping the pain level tolerable enough to allow you to continue your life!
  • Re-evaluation - once the pain is improving, we need to make sure you're ready to exercise. So, we have to re-test it to see how far we've come! We use validated outcome assessment tools that many other professions use. They help us make sure we are actually making functional progress!
  • Exercise - strengthening is the most important part of recovery and prevention. We need to move well, and move often.
  • Progressive overload - used in strength training, this adds armor to your rehabbed body!

Don't make these common mistakes! Don't make these common mistakes!

Now, before you get too excited and jump right in, here are some common mistakes people make with back pain.

  • Most patients skip the last two steps. They think I'm one of those sleazy chiropractors that tries to get them to come back for 40 visits, so they bail early. But, skipping this step leaves you right at the threshold for pain. My goal is to get you fixed up and out the door as fast as possible. 4-8 visits is my goal! Far less than the 20 or so most PT plans will take, and definitely better than 40!
  • They see the wrong doctor. It's not about chiropractor or PT, but the actual best of the best. Most medical doctors don't do well with mechanical problems; that's why we have DC,s PTs, and Orthopedic surgeons. Guess who recommends the fewest surgeries!? Additionally, guess who ends being cheaper most of the time? You guessed it! Chiropractors! And chiropractors who don't accept insurance beat them all! More time with the doc, for a little more money, means you get more bang for your buck!
  • One last mistake people with back pain make is developing a fear of movement, or avoiding activity. Don't avoid movement, but modify it. Try to continue normal life as much as possible. This is why you need my expertise! You need a guide to navigate your pain!

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Here's the deal. You're clearly here because you're in pain, and you've done your due diligence to make sure I'm the real deal. So, here's my offer. Sign up for a F.R.E.E., no-strings-attached consultation about your case. We can do that via phone, email, whatever works for you. If your case will likely respond to my treatment approach, I'll gladly work with you one-on-one to get you out of pain. If your case doesn't fit my approach, I'll refer you to the appropriate physician. No hard feelings; just what's best for you! Schedule your consultation below, then click the green button to get a free ebook that should help keep your pain at bay until you can make it in. ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓

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I live to relieve pain, teach patients how to prevent common problems, and get athletes back on the field. It's my calling. It's my life!

My experience with back pain and shoulder pain is personal. I've been in your shoes! I know what it's like to experience the dread, the lost quality of life, and the slow recovery. 

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