|| My doctor and his excellent staff have treated my wife and myself for several years now. We have been extremely pleased with the treatment, care and compassion exhibited by my doctor and everyone else at Oak Creek Relief and Wellness. The facilities there are all also state of the art for acute care, wellness and fitness.
As a pastor I also take very seriously who I recommend to my congregation, but we have been so well treated at Oak Creek Relief and Wellness that I have referred several church members to his care. To me that is the highest measure of confidence I can give. I endorse him without hesitation!
Rev. Wayne R.
|| As a school bus driver, I had an accident Sept. 11, 2000 resulting in whiplash and bulging discs. I was so pleased to receive help without surgery at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness. It was FANTASTIC there! My lower back hurt so much it made my life a trial. Id sleep for one hour then wake in pain, shift positions, fall asleep, just to wake to do it all over again in another hour or so. This went on for almost 7 years. There are so many benefits to Dr. Krimpelbeins Decompression Program. I can feel my butt, my toes can now hold my sandals on, I walk, dance, do outside as well as house work with no pain. I can drive or ride to our cabin without pain. Surgery scared me and was presented as my ONLY option. Until Dr. Krimpelbeins Decompression Program, I had a really scary and painful future. Now I have a life! Thank You! I am restful, without pain, and I am happy. I am a tomboy and now I can hunt, fish, campout, hike, bike, row a boat, ride horses, dance, and hold my grandbabies without fear of dropping them. I now can do more than watch others. I can be in the action!
Kathleen C. (Racine, WI)
|| I started Dr. Krimpelbeins Decompression Program May 30, 2007. I had such a good experience at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness. My condition is 75% better already. It has improved my life so much!
Wayne K. (Milwaukee, WI)
|| I originally came into Big Bend Relief and Wellness in January 2011 with
lower back and neck pain. The back had been bugging me for about 15
years, and the neck had been about 5 years. When the pain had first
started back in the day, it would come and go, and wasnt much of a
concern. Only the last few months to a year did it become pretty
constant, so I sought treatment.
In the past, I had tried physical therapy, which seemed to work the
muscles well, but never really took care of the pain totally. It seemed
to help slightly, but wasnt that effective. I was basically
uncomfortable all the time. While it didnt really stop me from doing
things, it did limit the amount of time I was able to participate in
certain activities- sports, playing with the kids, yard work, etc.
Like many, I was a bit skeptical of chiropractic at first. I had heard
the stories about them being bone crunchers, certain injuries, etc., all
of which are misinterpreted. After sitting down with my doctor and
learning what type of program he would put me on, it made sense to give
it a try. I felt things were explained very well, I knew what I could
expect from the plan, and I was inspired to get going.
At this time, about 4 months into correction and treatment, I am pretty
much pain free. I still have some slight pains when I wake up in the
morning, but it pretty much goes away within a half hour, and the rest
of the day is great! It has continued to get better every day it seems.
The experience that made me particularly happy was the fact that I have
gotten results that have been, and seem as if theyll continue to be
long term, rather than just the quick fix that didnt last, or just
masking the pain with medication. I am able to basically carry on with
lifes daily activities without experiencing back and neck pains.
Another benefit is that we also discussed overall health
issues/improvements during my visits, which has helped me get back on
track physically through exercise and diet.
The main advice I would give anyone with similar issues is that if you
are living with pain and feel that its just something you have to live
with, its not true! If you take the time to truly learn what
chiropractic care is about and give it a chance, your quality of life
really can be improved.
Steve L. (Big Bend, WI)
|| I had been dealing with pain in my upper back area since about 1985, but
it never was constant until about 3 years ago. My whole right side of
my neck, shoulder, and upper back area would ache, burn, and at times,
be sharp shooting pain. The pain was so bad that I couldnt sleep
through the night. It also interfered with housework, dressing, doing
my hair and writing. The simple things were no long simple. It got to
the point where I could not lift my grandsons, which broke my heart. I
didnt know what to do, and over-the-counter pain relievers I tried
wouldnt work at all, no matter which I tried. Believe me there was
quite a few I took. I tried physical therapy too. I had about 20ish
sessions of PT, but still had pain!
I started seeing my doctor in November 2010. I was impressed that
on the first visit Dr. Scott took the time with me to understand what I
have been going through. I was happy that My doctor took x-rays, did
an exam, and waited to treat me until after he looked at my x-rays and
exam results. That way he was able to pin point the problem and we
could come up with a game plan together in the second visit. On the
second visit my doctor went over my x-ray with me, he let me know he
knew what to do to help me with my pain and didnt want to waste any
time to get me pain free! After about 6 or 7 weeks of seeing my doctor I
am feeling so much relief. I still have some discomfort but nothing
like before. This discomfort is tolerable, manageable even.
Besides just less pain, the simple things have become simple again!
Dressing, doing my hair, housework, no problem! I can sleep through the
night without pain. I can even write this testimonial for my doctor
pain-free, something that was so hard to do before I became a patient of
his. I have become a fun grandma again to my wonderful grandkids. I
can lift them up and play with them, and it warms my heart to see their
smiling faces when we are having fun together.
I have been so relieved of my aches and pains, and how they were
affecting my life, people shouldnt hesitate to see a chiropractor.
Better yet see my doctor. I feel so much better all over thanks
to him. Youre in the right place! Thank you Big Bend Relief and
Wellness and my doctor!
Charmein K. (Waterford, WI)
|| I first became Dr. Krimpelbeins Decompression patient early April 2007. Overall, I felt Oak Creek Relief & Wellness is a very professional place with a positive and friendly staff. It is a nice, well-equipped facility. Due to my work schedule, I am generally not available during the regular clinic hours. Thanks to the Doctors and staffs willingness to come in early, I was very happy that I was able to minimize my time away from my job. Now I can dance again (pain free). I literally couldnt make my feet move to dance before. Being able to return to dance classes has restored my social life as well as given me back my primary form of exercise. Another great benefit is that I have more energy and zip, as my co-workers have noted. When the office held its last evacuation drill, I was the last person to arrive at the Safe Spot. As I lumbered up to the group, I realized that had this been an actual emergency I just might not have made it out. Now I have no such concern. Ive even lost 6 lbs.
Susie R. (South Milwaukee, WI)
|| I became a patient after watching an ad on TV for Dr. Krimpelbeins Decompression Program. I called the toll-free number on the screen and they sent me free information and referred me to Oak Creek Relief & Wellness. I think this is one of the best places I have ever been for the problems I was having. I have never been anywhere that is more concerned about you, the patient. I was very happy with the way I was tested before anything was even done and being told that the Decompression Program may help me. After only 5 treatments on the machine I could feel a vast improvement on all the things that were giving me trouble. I appreciated the way I was taken care of by your staff through all phases of treatment. It was outstanding! I really liked the benefits that the machine was doing for me and that things were getting so much better. It made me feel like my legs are alive again. I have feelings back in them again, especially my left leg. The numbness is gone from my thigh, calf and foot on the left leg. I can walk much better and seem to have more movement in my legs. My hips dont ache any more after walking a couple of miles with the dog. I can honestly say that I feel better than I have in twenty years thanks to all of you!
Ron S. (Kenosha, WI)
After I was diagnosed with degenerative discs, it was recommended that I have surgery to fix the problem, a few months later, there was very little improvement, and soon my symptoms were back.
Desperate, I found the Oak Creek Relief & Wellness website through research on my own, since I already had the surgery with 3 disc fused, I wasn't sure they could help.
To my surprise after my consultation with my the clinic director, I was then referred to my doctor who looked at my history, x-rays, and was able to help. I noticed a relief in my symptoms on my first visit. I want to thank my doctor and the staff at the Oak Creek Relief & Wellness location for their compassion and care regarding my situation.
I only wish I had been given other options by the surgeon to try before going through with a surgery that only left me with the same symptoms I had before I went in.
I would recommend my doctor to anyone going through a similar situation or anyone needing help and relief from pain to consider trying chiropractic care, before agreeing to any surgery.
Lynn A. (Milwaukee, WI)
The problem that initially brought me to Big Bend/Vernon Relief and Wellness was neck pain and lower back pain. The neck had been bothering me for a few months, on and off, and the lower back pains had been there for a few years. I wouldnt say any of it was constant, but the frequency of which I felt it was increasing.
In the past, I hadnt tried anything as far as other treatments. Mostly Ive just dealt with it, as Im not the kind of person to look for drugs or surgery for any small problem, and the pain was manageable. However, having these pains was a daily reminder that something was wrong.
I began care with my doctor and BBVRW on December 10th, 2010. My condition was diagnosed with x-ray, among other tests, and an exercise program with chiropractic adjustments was planned. Now I can safely say
all with great success!
This place as a whole has been very helpful, friendly and informative. Aside from the help with my symptoms, I have learned a great deal about the spine and the body, as My doctor took the time to educate along with his treatment, which you dont get too often nowadays. Another thing that made me very happy was the initial special which brought me in the door. I realized that for just a small amount of money that I could at least find out what might be causing the problem, what if anything my doctor could do about it, what it would take, and how much it would cost. That brought me in, and the results I experienced kept me coming back!
Besides just the relief, some of the other benefits I have from this place is I now have the confidence to do certain exercises knowing they arent harming me, and I have the encouragement to keep exercising. The information they provide really helps one understand the structure of the body and why its so important.
I would tell anyone with problems like I had to see my doctor for a work-up and a report of findings, and then based on the reasons behind it and the results Ive had, FOLLOW THE PROGRAM THAT IS PRESCRIBED.
Judy C. (Big Bend, WI)
Before I came to Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, I was suffering constantly from shoulder pain (both shoulders) and knee pain (both knees). I have been dealing with this pain for years and have been affecting my every day life during sleep, performing home chores and even playing with my grandchildren. I have tried physical therapy, medications, injections and even surgery, All of which helped me minimally, but it wasnt as long as I would like. I was discouraged that I would have to live with this for the rest of my life.
On March 2011, I started care at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness with my doctor to see if she could help me. My family has always believed in chiropractic care, so I didnt have a hard time trying something new. The office personnel were/are very polite, nice and efficient.My doctor is all of the above and more. Not only have I felt relief, but my doctor listens to you, not only about chiropractic care and symptoms, but even subjects about family.
For treatment, my doctor gave me exercises to perform at home as well as chiropractic adjustments and within 2-3 weeks, I was starting to see a difference. What I value most about coming in to see my doctor was that my shoulders and knee are not as painful as they used to be and I can perform the chores around the house as well as take care of my grandchildren. I am enjoying life.
Not only do I come to see my doctor, but my granddaughter comes into the office and has found to have great results. Oak Creek Relief & Wellness is very nice, clean, and pleasant and offer many different services. I have been to a few chiropractors in the past and Oak Creek Relief & Wellness has really improved my quality of life the most.
Ruth C. (Oak Creek, WI)
The main problems which I had dealt with for over 15 years that initially brought me in to Big Bend Relief and Wellness clinic was neck pain and low back pain. My pain came and went to an extent, but was around more than it was gone. I had been to another chiropractor for treatments in the past, with which I had minimal improvements. These pain bouts I was dealing with kept me from functioning normally. I couldnt do a lot of household chores or even walk in the yard without a lot of pain. Sometimes I could hardly stand up straight or even have such pain I would have to stop what I was doing.
I began care with my doctor and Big Bend Relief and Wellness in March of 2010. My experience here has helped me more than I ever thought imaginable not only physically, but even mentally.
From an overall point of view, this is the best facility I have ever seen. Every one of the staff is very friendly and professional. The facility has a wide range of exercises and treatments to help with the chiropractic adjustments to get the most out of your care.
One particular experience that made me extremely happy was when I came to see my doctor for the first time and was welcomed immediately, and knew after talking with him that he really cared about how he could help not only get relief from symptoms, but cared about my overall well being as well.
Another specific benefit has been the chiropractic adjustments. The manual adjustments that are made to my neck by my doctor are unbelievable. I was always in pain, always had headaches, could not move my head from side to side like I should. He has made my neck, head and shoulders feel like Im 20 years old again!
If anyone has problems like the ones I have had with my spine, I highly recommend they try Big Bend Relief and Wellness. Surgeries are hardly ever the answer to relief. Sometimes it takes finding the right doctor, and that I have done!
Cindi K. (Muskego, WI)
I started at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness in December 2010 for lower back pain. Before I started, I had low back discomfort for approximately 6 months and it was starting to get constant and kept getting worse. Medications did not seem to help much and the pain was starting to affect my sleep and work. Since I walk for long periods of time throughout the day at work, it was starting to get unbearable. I have seen a chiropractor in the past, so I already knew that chiropractic was a great option for me, so I sought out care at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness.
Overall, the office was clean and organized and my doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful regarding my condition and treatment. She told me that the curve in my low back was not where it should have been, so we started rehabilitation to help improve my curve and other therapies to work on balancing out the muscles.
After about two weeks, I started to see improvements in my symptoms and it got better from then on. I do not wake up with the stiffness as much as I did before and walking at work is easier.
I would recommend Oak Creek Relief & Wellness to anyone with back pain. The doctors, techs and other office staff are very nice and helpful. I already recommend them to co-workers and family of mine.
Scott L. (Franklin, WI)
When I first started at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, I had left upper back and shoulder pain as well as pain into my lower back. I have had these pains and discomforts for approximately eight years and it would come and go throughout the years. It would normally start or get aggravated more while sitting at my desk, which is how I spend most of my time while at work.
I started seeing my doctor in October 2010 for this pain and discomfort. I am usually uncomfortable around people that I do not know, but my doctor made me feel relaxed and the adjustment felt good. Since starting at Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, not only have I noticed an increase in my range of motion, but I am also learning how to decrease my back pain from coming back.
All of the staff has been very helpful and pleasant. They have all helped me realize my bad habits and how I can correct them. The facility itself is kept clean and orderly which is great. If I would have to give anyone advice about chiropractic it is to give it a try. Youre not going to get better on your own.
Scott M. (Cudahy, WI)
I came to see my doctor in the fall of 2009 with joint pain primarily in my knee and shoulder as I am an active person so tend to be pretty hard on my body, so was looking at just overall wellness. My knee pain had been going on for over a year after a marathon, and the shoulder pain came shortly after. The knee pain would come and go based on how far I was running and the shoulder pain was fairly constant, but would become aggravated with certain exercises.
I had spoken to my doctor about my knee pain and his answer was to quit running and for my shoulder taking medication and long periods of rest.
These options were not sufficient for me because they prevented me from leading the active lifestyle that I love to do. I am also sensitive to medication and wanted to address the pain vs. just mask it with medication.
The injuries and treatments I sought before were not working and they were preventing me from doing some of my favorite activities. Also I am a kettlebell instructor and I was not able to do some of the exercises to teach my clients due to the shoulder injury.
My doctor provided me with different therapy options to allow me to get back to my activities as soon as possible, whether it was with adjustments, kinesiotape or electrical stimulation treatments. Also, she gave me exercises I could do on my own to help treat the problems. She worked with me until the issues were fixed!
My care opened my eyes to the different types of treatments for various issues and the importance of taking care of your body (and not just from a nutrition and fitness standpoint!)
About 6 months after I started seeing my doctor I was rear-ended in a car accident. The accident seemed minor but had a severe headache starting the following day. I didnt hesitate to head right in to see my doctor and she was able to do adjustments and get me feeling back to 100% after the accident.
My doctor has provided me treatments to keep me healthy so that I can continue to lead an active lifestyle and also keep me healthy so I can continue to work hard with my clients.
Before getting treatment I only thought Chiropractors provided services to help with back problems. Dont only seek out chiropractic services for just back issues. Let them know about other stuff going on and chances are there is something they can do to help!
Meagan P. (Milwaukee, WI)
I was suffering from chronic pain in my lower back which I had known was from a degenerative disc condition. I had been dealing with this pain for many years, probably accelerated by an injury on the job in the 1970s. Always in some type of constant pain, overall things just kept getting worse over the years.
My whole life was affected in one way or another. This started in the 70s, so I was still working, and it made my pressure laden job that much more difficult. Yard work, chores, water skiing, hunting, and my golf game were also key parts of my life that were affected. I even gave up golf a few years while still working.
I had been through a bunch of treatments: physical therapy, pain medication, and even injections. Nothing really did much good. I had got wind of the spinal decompression treatment that the Big Bend Relief and Wellness Center offered and in spite of knowing Medicare didnt cover it, I decided to give it a try. I began care Big Bend Relief and Wellness and my doctor on July 8th, 2009.
The treatments I have received have helped me considerably. The balance of the program, between the spinal decompression, exercises, and chiropractic adjustments gave me almost immediate relief, and my golf game has progressed from me being one of the poorer scorers in our group of octogenarians, to me being the consistent better score. I have also noticed improved balance, greatly reduced pain, and more flexibility making me able to do chores, golf and dance rock n roll style again!
My overall impression of this Relief and Wellness center is that its well-balanced, and provides significant relief and improvements in overall health and wellness. I was very grateful to be under the care of such a well qualified, positive, caring and knowledgeable chiropractor in Dr. Scott Simon, and the best part being he gets favorable results with his patients. My advice for anyone suffering similarly to what I was is to consult with my doctor and Big Bend Relief and Wellness to find out if this would be right for you too. Like my case, it could change your life.
Donald S. (Brookfield, WI)
I had spent 2-3 years with a few areas of complaint. One area was my lower neck, upper back area, which was a come-and-go ache, but more constant before beginning care here. Others were persistent sore ankles, and occasional bouts with plantar fasciitis.
I had tried other remedies for a while
pain killers, which I knew werent fixing anything, but only covering up the pain I was having. Eventually, my medical doctor had referred me for physical therapy rehab for my neck. At the time there was minimal relief from that. Basically, the effects on my life varied, but at times, everything I did was in some way affected. The quality of life I had in the past just wasnt there anymore
I began care at BBVRW in June of 2009. I was somewhat skeptical at first, but quickly started to realize the why behind what they were doing here, and how important it is to have things like a well-functioning nervous system, and good posture. They really go after the cause of the problem. Those are just some realizations I had, but besides that, I received some great arch support orthotics which since have cut down the foot pains almost to nothing, and I also began some therapy and exercises for my neck. The neck therapy was mainly to correct my posture and position of my head and neck, and considering how long the problem had been there, I had 75% or so improvement in just a fraction of that time! I have also gotten to experience the great massage therapists here
Overall, my view of this practice now is extremely good. My doctor is very professional, confident in the services he provides, and has a no-nonsense approach to chiropractic, all while keeping patients feeling comfortable. I currently maintain my greatly improved spine and health with nutritional supplements, home exercises, and regular adjustments.
My advice to everyone, but especially those with similar problems that I had: go chiro first. They can do wonders without drugs or surgery, and because they deal with the nervous system working properly, they can help almost anyone!
Gary S. (Waterford, WI)
I was dealing with a great deal of pain in my right hip and lower back area which originally brought me in to see my doctor at Big Bend Relief and Wellness on May 6th, 2010. I had been dealing with flare-ups off and on for a while, but the time that really brought me in had occurred 10 days prior to my first appointment.
I had a unique type pain, as it was almost as if my right leg was go out, and Id be unable to walk, stand, sit, sleep, or drive. In the past it was never this bad, but at the time I had first come into the office here, it was constant and extreme. It affected everything in my life and I couldnt even do normal routine things. I spent a great deal of time sitting on ice bags, and sometimes alternating with heat, but that only helped me minimally.
My doctor and BBVRW have helped tremendously. I felt relief immediately, which continued to progress through the care and exercises. One of the most significant ways they have helped has been helping me to become aware of what poor physical shape I was in, and how aspects of the spine and nervous system are connected to it all. Additionally, they have taught me about maintaining proper posture, and how to exercise properly, to help strengthen my core muscles and whole body. As a result of all this, I am almost completely pain free!
Another feeling I have toward this practice is I truly like the doctors here. They are happy faces, and personable, which helps when youre in a lot of pain. They take time to understand whats going on, but still keep you in good spirits. I remember feeling comfortable here right from the start.
Advice I would have for people with a problem similar to what I had: seek chiropractic treatment! I have advised many in this direction, especially as a first treatment option.
Debra T. (Muskego, WI)
I live a rather active life. I weight train on a regular basis, snowboard in the winter, mountain bike in the summer, and rock climb indoors and outdoors throughout the year. I am also a kettlebell instructor and personal trainer, and I need to be able to demonstrate movements and exercises in order to earn a living. So maintaining a strong, healthy, and mobile/flexible body is extremely important to me.
I started seeing my doctor for regular maintenance and adjustments in mid-2009. I didn't have any back pain, but due to the regular weight training (and spine compression), I didn't have the mobility that I wanted. After every session with my doctor, I always feel "taller" -- I basically have better posture. Some focused strength training and stretching has allowed that feeling to last longer than it did when I first started getting adjustments. And my personal performance in both weight training and the sports that I play has improved because of that improved posture and mobility.
But improvement in posture is just the start. My doctor has also helped me to rehab some minor knee and shoulder injuries and has adjusted my shoulders, knees, ankles, and feet. All of this has allowed me to CONSISTENTLY function at a higher level than what I had been able to before. As a personal trainer, I have also referred a couple of my own clients to her... some because of some sports-related injuries and others simply because of back pain or restrictions. From my perspective, it's comforting knowing that my clients will be able to get back to their training routines sooner because of the fantastic care and focused program/progressions they'll get from seeing my doctor.
Ryan T. (Brookfield, WI)
On October 15, 2010 I was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the interstate that resulted in the front and rear of my car being crushed. Due to the multiple hits to the front and rear of my vehicle, I started having pain the included throbbing in my mid and lower back. The discomfort would often occur during normal daily activities.
I have had back pain before, but this was different. This pain and throbbing started a few hours after the accident and became noticeable and bothersome during daily activities in the following week.
Before coming to Oak Creek Relief & Wellness, I received no other treatment, other than physical exam immediately following the accident. I was prescribed prescription strength Advil and Oxycontin at the ER, however, never filled them. For previous back discomfort, I had been prescribed a one month supply of a muscle relaxer that I used on a few occasions. I did not notice any benefit from taking these pills.
My quality of like is great; however, the discomfort did limit me from being able to do everyday activities or hobbies at times. Drying my hair and doing household chores brought on discomfort most days of the week. I also had a hard time staying in one position sitting up unsupported while working on craft projects, such as scrap booking.
I started my treatment with my doctor during the first week of November 2010. I have been treated with a combination of chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy. Now I am able to continue my treatment with an at home rehabilitation therapy kit and occasional office visits for chiropractic adjustments.
I believe that the doctors and staff at OCR&W are committed to helping their patients in a variety of ways in addition to chiropractic adjustments. I am very impressed with all the services and products they offer to treat the whole body. There is a range of rehabilitation and therapy treatments available. I was also provided with a folder and instructional guides on the therapy exercises so I could continue my rehab at home. OCR&W offers all the equipment you need to set up an at home rehab kit. The doctors also have seminars on health, nutrition, etc. I have benefited by asking my doctor about nutrition when I wanted to make healthy eating lifestyle changes. There is also a gym, fitness classes, supplements, orthotics and much more available.
I was very happy that at my first adjustment, a short presentation was given beforehand. The information helped my understand the benefits and ways chiropractic care treats the whole body. It also prepared me for what to expect during an adjustment, since it was a new experience to me. The chiropractic adjustments and therapy exercises have certainly decreased the comfort I was experiencing which has improved by daily living.
I am healthy, moderately active person and normal weight. However, I have wanted to eat healthier to reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer, inflammatory conditions, etc. I told Dr. Lisa about my desire to benefit from eating better and she has provided me with information and guidance. I attended a presentation recommended and give by my doctor and learned about toxins in the body, nutrition and therapies OCR&W offers. I am so impressed with how my doctor has gone above and beyond to bring the chiropractic care full circle, providing care for the whole body. I think this type of benefit with improve my life for years to come!
As someone new to chiropractic care after my accident, I would say to try this path of treatment first. You may need to give it some time, but it will provide relief that pills may only mask and cause you to rely on instead of treating the real issues. You may find that it opens doors to other benefits, too if you are willing to take advantage of them. In my experience, OCR&W chiropractic care is more than adjusting your spine, it promotes whole body wellness.
Ashley Z. (Oak Creek, WI)