Testimonials

 

We love chiropractic, but don't take our word for it. See what our patients have to say!

 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EWMWTW Testimonials – 2012

 

“Since beginning the program, I have become more acutely aware of my current eating habits and realizing how much I can and want to improve upon that.” – NN

“My greatest success thus far has been weight loss.  I’ve lost a total of 7 lbs. so far.  That is so awesome!  Especially since I haven’t made any huge changes overall…I’ve started with small changes and added in positive choices.” - TC

“I feel better overall since starting the Innate Lifestyle program.” – RW

“Since beginning the program, I feel more positive in day to day activities and have more energy.” - SD

“I have more energy.  It is easier to get started in the mornings and I have less pain in my back and neck.” - SC

“My plate looks so much different at the table!  I have learned to love the veggies and avoid the sweets.” – HC

“Since starting the program, I am more rested and I’m ready to start the day without that draggy feeling.” – HH

“My mood was good to begin with – now it’s GREAT (which affects my overall well-being!)  It’s definitely a win-win situation.” - ED

“Since starting the Lifestyle program, I can do more, go farther, and have more energy.” – SS

“A friend I haven’t seen for quite a while told me I was ‘absolutely glowing’.”  -NN

“I definitely have more energy and can get more things accomplished.”  AF

“My friends have noticed my choices.  When I’m at ballgames, my snacks are fruits and vegetables that I have brought along.” – MR

“Since beginning this program, I am more positive, have better posture, and have changed my eating habits.” – SC

“I am smaller, I look better, my skin, my hair, my frame, and my attitude have all seen improvement.” -HH

“My blood work has improved; my cholesterol is down to 138!!” – RW

“It seems like everyday problems don’t seem like mountains anymore.  I can think things out slowly and not fly off the handle as easily.” - HC

“I have noticed that I am more positive.  I get frustrated less and am more able to handle daily challenges.” – SS

“My mood and overall well-being have improved.  I’m not as quick to react to negative things in my life.” - NN

“I am happier and I look forward to every day.  I am out to see what good I can get out of my day.  I know how to leave tomorrow in God’s hands.” - HC

“I’ve lost a lot of the ‘winter pudge’ that I gained over the last 8 months.” – HH

“My overall mood and well-being continues to improve.” - MR

“Weight loss has increased my energy.  Others have noticed that I have more energy and am happier.” – AF

“I am happier.  Life is fun for me.  I see good things that need to be done for myself and others.”  HC

“I have reduced my coffee intake, improved my eating habits, and have a better overall attitude.” – RW

“I learn new things in every class and the reviews are really helpful.  If I’m getting off track, it helps motivate me to get back to where I want to be.”  MR

“I am more optimistic.” – AF

“My greatest success has been my desire to eat well and eat smart!  My desire to exercise is also a success, as I look forward to pushing myself.” - HC

“Chiropractic care is a gentle and effective way of helping your body to heal.  After just 3 weeks of treatments, I’m walking again.  Thanks, Dr. Loder!” – Marj Sartori

“Thanks to Dr. Loder’s expertise, my memory retention and concentration has greatly improved.  My back pain has gone from very severe to non-existent.”  - Colleen Estes

“I have been feeling so much better since coming to Dr. Loder.  I’m no longer walking with a cane or thinking about back surgery.  In fact, I was able to rid of my cane after just one week of chiropractic care!”  - H. Neal Gish

“Thank you Dr. Loder, for helping Neal to avoid surgery, and doing your best to keep me ‘straight’!”  - Lois Gish

“Dr. Loder keeps me up and going.  I truly believe that my regular adjustments help keep my Multiple Sclerosis symptoms tolerable!”  - Donna Grant

“I want to thank Dr. Loder for relieving me of my sciatica pain.  I’ve lived with it for years and within a few months, I’m pain free!  I owe him my happiness and I’m sure my family thanks him too!”  - Jill Gregg

“My headaches woke me up at 2 AM and continued all day.  It was severe.  1 ½ hours after my treatment, it was gone!  I was pretty skeptical, but you made a believer out of me!”  - Heather Cave

“We may not make the drive as frequently as we would like, but our family of five benefits greatly from chiropractic.  Maintaining our bodies’ quality of health!”  - Jodi Case

“My husband had problems with the disc in his lower back.  It was to the point that he was getting cortisone shots in  his back and there was talk of surgery.  He then scheduled a chiropractic appointment.  He no longer gets the shots, and he never had surgery.”  - Roxane

“I have more mobility in my neck and my back doesn’t hurt like it used to.  My wrist isn’t sore anymore.  The changes I’ve made in my diet have helped.  I cut my triglyceride level in half.  I plan to be active until I’m 100!”  - Pam Bowers

“When I moved here last year, my sister referred me to Dr. Loder.  I had been experiencing some pain and she thought he could help.  I have now been a regular patient for several months.  Aside from chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Loder also gently encourages you to take responsibility for your own health by providing you with the tools and information you need to live a healthier lifestyle.  By maintaining a regular schedule of adjustments with Dr. Loder, my pain has been greatly reduced and I feel empowered to make positive changes in the way that I eat, move and think.  I plan to continue my regular schedule at Smoky Valley Chiropractic.  Being a patient there has been a very positive experience.”  - Nancy Neustrom

“When asked this question – ‘How would you explain chiropractic to others?’ – the answer was simple, honest and direct: ‘IT WORKS!’”  - Elizabeth Rawson

“Thank you for the excellent treatment.  It took care of everything last time.”  - Cynthia Swenson

“Since I started coming to SVC on 4-25-11, I have noticed less neck pain and fewer headaches.  I have been able to reduce my medication and feel that I can enjoy daily activities without pain.”  - Amy Fitzgerald

“I recently had a very sore knee and could barely walk on it, much less keep up with my running routine.  After just 2 visits to Dr. Loder, I was able to run normally again, and was back to my normal running routine.”  - Lindsay Modin

“I’m feeling comfortable and moving more freely.  I’m more active and the ringing in my ears is much better!”  - Karen Wolf

“My son Mathew is 11 years old, and has had many health problems since birth.  We have dealt with skin issues and eczema, allergies, asthma, and behavior issues to name a few.  Since coming to see Dr. Darrel, he is now off all medications and is doing SO MUCH BETTER!  I only wish we would have brought him in sooner, we would have saved ourselves so much money, headaches, and would have saved Mathew a lot of unnecessary pain.  At one point, he was taking up to 9 medications and had 3 shots every month.  Now, we have a COMPLETELY different kid.  We cannot thank Dr. Darrel enough!” – Tammy Surface

“I want to thank Dr. Loder for relieving me of my sciatica pain.  I’ve lived with it for years and within a few months, I am pain free!  I owe him my happiness and I’m sure my family thanks him too!”
-Jill Gregg

“My headache woke me up at 2AM and continued all day.  It was severe.  1 ½ hours after my treatment, it was gone!!  I was pretty skeptical, but you made a believer out of me!
-Heather Cave


“Since I started coming in to see Dr. Loder, my range of motion has improved tremendously.  I can actually turn completely around in my car now when I’m backing up!  Way to go Dr. Loder!” – Lisa Broshar

“Dr. Loder offers change you can believe in!” – John & Jan Rathlef

“I’ve been a soldier or a police officer all of my adult life.  I had, in the past, always lived with the aches and pains that came with that lifestyle.  Dr. Loder’s care has made those aches and pains almost non-existent!  I can’t thank him enough for his care.  He’s a miracle worker!” – Chris Gregg

“Dr. Loder has been a “God Send” to us.  Having severe reactions to pain relief drugs, he has not only “kept us going” but is making it possible for us to enjoy life! Thanks, Dr. Loder!” – Reuben & Muriel Strange

“Dr. Loder has kept me going thru the years, climbing ladders and general overall better health.”  - Ernie Allen

“I feel better than the last visit. Great improvement!” – Steven Tinkler

“Dr. Loder brought my knee back to mobility and I was able to avoid surgery!” – Beth Randall

“I’ve been a chiropractic believer for years.  There have been many times when Dr. Loder has fixed my aches and pains helping me to maintain good health.  Thanks!!”
 – Jim Parker

“Thanks for changing my life!” – Jerilyn Johnston

“I never thought my ankle could be better until Dr. Loder helped me and made it better.” – Gary Gish

“Thanks Dr. Loder for the great chiropractic care that has helped to relieve my stress migraines.  Also, thanks to the staff for the great customer service.” – April Dauer

“Thank you for keeping me “in line.”  Adding exercises along with adjustments has been a great thing for me.” – Janet Malpert

“I always feel better after being on your adjusting table!” – LaVeta Spargo

“Thanks for all of the improvement in my health.  I feel better and have more energy.” – Amy Fitzgerald

“The pain I’ve been experiencing is greatly reduced since I’ve been seeing Dr. Loder.  The adjustments I’ve been getting in conjunction with the exercises he is recommending have really made a difference in the way I feel.” – Nancy Neustrom

“I feel great after my visits here.  Dr. Loder does wonders!” – Deb Sparks

“The benefits of chiropractic are too numerous to list!  Better sleep, better movement, better overall function.  Staff is absolutely terrific!  Dr. Loder is the most compassionate and passionate Doctor I’ve ever dealt with.  He always has the patient’s better health in mind.”  - Rita Engle

“Thanks to Dr. Loder’s expertise, my memory retention and concentration has greatly improved.  My back pain has gone from very severe to non-existent.”  - Colleen Estes

“I hurt my back and was having spasms.  My mom brought me into Dr. Loder and he made me feel so much better!  No more pain pills!” – Mikayla Estes

“Thanks for fixing my neck and shoulder after I swam backstroke into the pool wall!” – Mary Voigt

“Dr. Loder has helped me A LOT!” – Dick Radiel

“As an athlete, the chiropractic care I receive here keeps me goin’!”  - Keenan Thompson

“Your chiropractic care has made a real difference in the quality of our lives.  Here’s to many more years of caring for people!” – Chuck & Monette Johnson

“I’m healthier thru regular treatments and wouldn’t go without them like I wouldn’t go without eating!” – Mandi Davis

“I have been feeling so much better since coming to Dr. Loder.  I’m no longer walking with a cane or thinking about back surgery.  In fact, I was able to get rid of my cane after just one week of chiropractic care!” – H. Neal Gish

“I have a very physical job that tends to take its toll, especially on my hands, knees and back.  Since I have started coming to Dr. Loder, his honest, caring, knowledgeable treatment and that of his wonderful staff have helped tremendously to solve my aches and pains.  I always leave with more spring in my step!” – Nancy Holk

“Thank you Dr. Loder, for helping Neal avoid surgery and doing your best to keep me “straight!” – Lois Gish

“Dr. Loder keeps me up and going.  I truly believe that my regular adjustments help keep my Multiple Sclerosis symptoms tolerable!” – Donna Grant

“I am thankful for a better outlook on my health.” – Tamra Gladding-Young

“Awareness!  This is the number one word I use to explain the chiropractic benefits I have received from Dr. Loder.  Awareness about spinal health, nutrition, mental health and physical health!” – Chris Baker

“Thank you for my improved overall health and a better education of what “truly healthy” means.” – Traci Baker

“Thank you for the relief of headaches and back pain!  Thank you so much for the many years of taking care of our family.  We know the benefits from the kids have helped them through their changing years and will continue to benefit them in the future.” – Kimber Mellinger

“I’m excited about becoming pain free!  I feel great!” – Jill Gregg

“My lower back is so much better and I can get up and down easier.” – Kayla Johnson

“Thank you for a wonderful experience at your office.  Your staff is friendly and great.  My back feels much better since coming in.” – Rachel Bradley

“I had come to the place where I did not know where to turn.  It seemed my life was falling apart.  Then Dr. Loder and his wonderful, friendly staff came into my life and I have complete confidence that they will help my husband and me in many ways, including nutrition.  Thanks from the bottom of our hearts!” – Helen Chipperfield

“Dr. Loder has helped reduce my muscle tension and the pain in my shoulder.” – Roger Wofford

“I have great hopes.  Everything has been very positive.” – Stan Chipperfield

“I am in better physical condition now at age 40 than I have ever been in my entire life.  Thanks to chiropractic I feel better and am able to exercise more.” – Kurt Krehbiel

“Since coming to Dr. Loder I have learned how to live a healthier lifestyle in ALL aspects of life.  I feel the best I’ve ever felt!” – Lindsay Modin

“I have severe back pain when I am pregnant.  Getting adjusted is the only way I get relief.  Headaches are also very common.  Chiropractic is my lifesaver!!” – Kristin Wilson

“With chiropractic, I have a very effective means of getting rid of stress headaches and bad moods!  My employees and husband appreciate this as much as I do!” – Carla Adams

“Dr. Loder has decreased my headaches and back pain greatly.  I was hurting all the time when I started coming in.  I see a big difference and it’s only been one month since I started treatment.” – Heather Cave

“I always feel better after an adjustment.  Dr. Loder has been especially helpful with my lower back and mid back problems.  He keeps me active and functioning.” – Linda Johnson

“I have learned how to stretch out my shoulder.  I have less lower back pain due to my shoulder now.  I feel better all the way around.” – Kim Horn

“Thanks for the help to feel better!” – Kathy Lindgren

“After a stroke and heart surgery, they said the pain wouldn’t ever go away.  After seeing Dr. Loder, the pain is gone!  He makes my life liveable!!” – Charlie Cline

“Without chiropractic, I would be stiff and in pain all of the time.” – Spencer Bird

“Chiropractic helps me to be able to function in a mostly pain-free lifestyle.  I am thankful to Dr. Loder for all that he has done for me.” – Gary Patrick

“I see improvements in my health every time I come in.  Thank you!” – Jennifer Krehbiel

“Mobility is such a huge chiropractic benefit for me!  Without chiropractic, I would hurt too much to function, work or walk!  Chiropractic also helps me with emotional stability.  Thank you Dr. Loder!” – Deb Weller

“Dr. Loder and his staff have helped me through several major injuries.  I depend on them to keep my body going.” – Mark Casebeer

“My mid back and jaw are so much better!” – Royal Mellinger

"Dr. Loder introduced us to chiropractic. He has treated all members of our family since infancy and through adolescence. Chiropractic has helped my family through childbirth, ear infections, and sports injuries. We have learned about exercise and nutrition, every facet of living well from Dr. Loder. Everyone needs a Dr. Loder in their life! There are many times I've said, "What would we ever do without him?!" -Katy England


"After having knee surgery a year ago, I re-injured my knee, making it painful to put any weight on it. I had quit running and working out for a week, trying to rest it. I saw Dr. Loder, and after two adjustments, I was pain-free and ran again that night." - Cindy Couchman

"I am in a lot less pain. After the first week I felt almost no pain. Dr. Loder is very informative. Chiropractic is a gentle plan of getting yourself back to normal. I feel better coming out of the office. I got the results I was looking for." - Kim Foley

Dr. Loder,
One of your patients made the front page of the Salina Journal! Again, THANK YOU for your part in Jackson's successful recovery and wellness, so that he can enjoy playing his favorite sport. He hit one over the fence at Dean Evan's stadium in last evening's game also!
Marilyn Rolfs

"Every spring I would have a runny nose, tender sinuses and headaches. This spring, after treatments with Dr. Loder, my sinuses are not sensitive and no more runny nose or headaches!" - Judith Fast

"This is the best I've felt in years!" - Kim Foley

"My hands aren't going to sleep and feeling numb at night anymore the way they used to. I'm also able to use my right leg a lot more." - Gary Patrick

"I first visited Dr. Loder at my brother's insistence on May 25th. I was walking with a cane and had terrible back pain. On June 1st, I'm no longer walking with a cane, and I'm standing straight and with a lot less pain." - H. Neal Gish

"I've been taking the supplement that Dr. Loder recommends. I work in a large office and there are always colds and flu germs around as people get sick. I have not been sick all winter. I feel great and I have lots of energy!" - Pam Bowers

"Regular visits to Dr. Loder keep me up and going with my Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic areas. He is a blessing to me!" - Donna Grant

"Dr. Loder and his staff always have the best interest of my family in mind." - Chris Baker

"My knowledge on how to change my lifestyle for the better has made me feel much better!" - Lindsay Modin

"My son Mathew is 11 years old, and has had many health problems since birth. We have dealt with skin issues and eczema, allergies, asthma, and behavior issues just to name a few. Since coming to see Dr. Darrel, he is now off all medications and is doing SO MUCH BETTER! I only wish we would have brought him in sooner, we would have saved ourselves so much money, headaches, and would have saved Mathew a lot of unnecessary pain. At one point, he was taking up to 9 medications and had 3 shots every month. Now, we have a COMPLETELY different kid. We cannot thank Dr. Darrel enough!" - Tammy Surface

"Thank you for the excellent treatment. It took care of everything last time." -Cynthia Swenson

"Since I started coming to Smoky Valley Chiropractic in April, I have noticed less neck pain and fewer headaches. I have been able to reduce my medication and feel that I can enjoy daily activities without pain." - Amy Fitzgerald

"When asked this question - 'How would you explain chiropractic to others?' - the answer was simple, honest and direct: IT WORKS!" - Elizabeth Rawson

"I'm feeling comfortable and moving more freely. I'm more active and the ringing in my ears is much better!" - Karen Wolf

"I didn't realize how much better I could feel. I move so much easier, with less stiffness. Chiropractic has taken away most of my pain and made me more flexible again."

- Kathy Andrew

 

"Chiropractic relieves the stress built up in my body and also helps my arthritis."

- Louise Benson

 


"I've had a few weeks of pain free existence. It's been wonderful! My golf game is awesome!"

- Bill Bequette

 

"I have more mobility in my neck and my back doesn't hurt like it used to. My wrist isn't sore anymore. The changes I've made in my diet have helped. I cut my triglyceride level in half. I plan to be active until I'm 100!"

- Pam Bowers

 

"Dr. Loder has helped me with my arthritis. I wouldn't be able to walk and get around if it weren't for him."

- Aloma Carlson

 

"I feel the best I have in years! The wellness and lifestyle classes have really helped me. I've lost weight and feel more energetic."

- Jim Andrew

 

"Chiropractic helps my allergies, especially my sinuses!"

- Letha Alstatt

 

"Dr. Loder has been very helpful in helping me maintain my every day physical health."

- Ernie Allen

 

"Chiropractic is a natural, non-invasive treatment that helps my body function better. Dr. Loder's care relieves my painful joint discomfort and my physical and psychological conditions have improved. Dr. Loder is great and so is his staff. Dr. Loder shows an unconditional care and concern for each patient. He makes a person feel special, cared about and comfortable."

- Val Barrett

 

"Having been bothered by a pain in my left hip for quite some time, I decided to see if Dr. Loder could give me some relief. The pain often prevented sleep and even sitting in certain positions. It took time and patience by Dr. Loder and myself before the pain eased considerably. It has been some time now since any sciatica pain has been noticed. What a great relief this has been!"

- Bill Carlson

 

"I feel better, have more energy, my focus is back, I'm exercising daily again, my tone and shape are returning, and my hearing has been great. You get overall wellness advice and care in this office. It's a natural healing process pulling you back into line with healthy eating habits and an exercise regimen along with spinal adjustments."

- Chandra Cooper

 

"Dr. Loder has helped me with my arthritis. I wouldn't be able to walk and get around if it weren't for him."

- Aloma Carlson

 

"I have had good relief for my neck pain and also for my ankles.  Thanks, Doc!" - Margaret Carlson

 

"Chiropractic treatments for my sciatic nerve pain not only changed my view of this type of care, but also changed my ability to function pain-free and medication-free.  Thanks to Dr. Loder and staff."  - Mary Carlson

 

"Dr. Loder will help you learn to live healthier in all areas of your life - without drugs or injections." - Dorothy Carmichael

 

"A year ago, I was living on pain pills and facing back surgery until my son insisted that I see Dr. Loder first.  Today, I am off of pain pills and resuming normal activities.  Thanks, Dr. Loder, for putting sunshine back into my life!" - Jean Case

 

"We may not make the drive as frequently as we would like, but our family of five benefits greatly from chiropractic.  Maintaining our body's quality of health!"  - Jodi Case

 

"I have had neuropathy in my feet and legs for some time and after several adjustments at teh chiropractic office, I am finally getting some relief.  Also, after many attempts to get my digestive and elimination system on track, I now feel so much better and feel I am back on track.  Try it, you'll like it!  Chiropractic care, that is."  - Rozann Cedarholm

 

"A year and a half ago, I had a stroke and a heart attack, and a brain craniotomy.  I now have a plate attached to my skull.  The doctors told me that I had permanent damage and would have to live with the constant pain for the rest of my life.   Since seeing Dr. Loder, I HAVE NO MORE PAIN!  I am sleeping better than I have in two years.  I keep my adjustment schedule, do my exercises, and follow through on Dr. Loder's recommendations.  I look forward to my adjustments because I know I will sleep better.  I am making progress each and every day thanks to him!"  - Charlie Cline

 

"Chiropractic has helped my entire family in so many ways!  Getting weekly adjustments has been a huge boost to our overall health."  - Tammy Cook

"After all of my injuries throughout the year, I've been able to feel 100% again after coming to see Dr. Loder consistently." - Zach Cook

 

"I feel better, have more energy, my focus is back, I'm exercising daily again, my tone and shape are returning, and my hearing had been great!"  - Chandra Cooper

EWMWTW Patient Testimonials 2010 Class

- I haven't taken any OTC or prescription drugs in 3 months!  I am more motivated and happier than I've been in a long time.
 

- One of the positive changes I've noticed is weight loss.  It's easier to move.  I have healthy eating habits.  I am more informed about food.  No MD visits since beginning this program!


- I am more positive, more knowledgable and happier!


- I feel more positive, I'm thinking more clearly.  I can walk faster now and make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables.


- My co-workers have commented on my lunches and that they now consist of heathy foods, lots of raw fruits and vegetables.


- I feel more in control.  My brain is really working more clearly.


- I have better eating habits, exercise more innately, more positive mind-set and thinking, I do everything for health, not necessarily to lose weight, I have an awareness of every choice I make.


- I have been eating fewer dairy and grain products and sugar.


- I have more efficient exercise habits and greater speed.


- I am dedicated to what I'm doing, including my health.


- I am keeping my weight down, walking and moving more, feeling better and making better choices.


- I make a point to exercise every day and get my requirement of daily protein.  I'm also eating more fruits and veggies.  My greatest success thus far has been cutting my mile time by half!


- I'm eating better, I've lost weight, and I'm happier overall.


- I've always been pretty happy, but I've found little things don't bother me anymore.


- Mentally, I'm a lot happier than I was.  I've learned how to handle emotions in a healthier way.


- I've learned so much about "dieting", I love giving things up gradually, not all at once.


- I have more energy and feel better in general.  I have a more positive attitude.


- I have lowered my blood pressure and my cholesterol by making lifestyle changes.

-My cholesterol is down, PSA down, HDL down and the LDL results are better, not perfect, but better.

-I am gaining more knowledge about what contributes to overall good health.

-I really enjoyed this program! The info was presented well by someone who is knowledgeable and passionate. It was obvious how hard Dr. Loder worked to learn this material and how much he cared about the people he taught.

-I haven't had any significant illnesses since beginning the program! I usually get a sinus infection in November, but I took my supplements, ate well, exercised, and got adjusted, not to mention (almost always) thinking positive thoughts and my body really responded.
I think everyone could benefit from this program!

-This program is very beneficial. The monthly meetings are great and provide an abundance of information on the 3 areas – eat well, move well and think well.

-I am more positive and more in control of how things affect me.

-I have better eating habits, exercise more innately, more positive mind-set and thinking, I do everything for health, not necessarily to lose weight, I have an awareness of every choice I make.

- I have been eating fewer dairy and grain products and sugar.

- I have more efficient exercise habits and greater speed.

- I am dedicated to what I'm doing, including my health.