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Sciatica Surgery


The 2 Common Sciatica Surgery…
Which Is Best For You?

Due to the invasive nature of sciatica surgery, medical researchers suggest that you should only consider sciatica surgery options if you meet the following criteria: severe leg pain for 6 weeks or longer, sciatica not relieved by non-surgical sciatica treatment methods, severe functional limitation, and/or patient experiencing Cauda Equina Syndrome.

When sciatica does not get treated properly… or soon enough, Cauda Equina Syndrome may develop. If you have Cauda Equina Syndrome, your leg(s) will get weaker and weaker… or you’ll experience a sudden loss of bowel and/or bladder control.

Sciatica surgery usually involves these two types of back surgery: microdiscectomy and lumbar laminectomy. Which back surgery for sciatica gets done depends on what’s causing your sciatica in the first place. If you have sciatica on one side… and it’s caused by a herniated disc pinching on a nerve root that makes up the sciatic nerve… the sciatica surgery you’ll get is a microdiscectomy or a discectomy.

Microdiscectomy or discectomy involves surgically removing the part of the disc that’s pinching on the irritated sciatica nerve root.

Microdiscectomy can be done using a surgical instrument or using a laser. When you hear laser discectomy, or laser surgery for sciatica pain… this means that a laser is used during microdiscectomy.

Most discectomies are done by cutting your skin and connective tissue to access your herniated disc. Sometimes, surgeons even have to cut or shave your bone to see or to access your problematic herniated disc. Instead of cutting your skin, some back surgeons use a technique called endoscopic microdiscectomy. With endoscopic discectomy, instead of cutting your skin and tissues, the surgeons will poke your back with a tube that contains a camera and surgical instruments. Some back surgeons don’t like to do endoscopic microdiscectomy, because they feel that their field of vision of the problematic area is limited. They also feel that this procedure is hard to do… perhaps due in part to many back surgeons not having as much experience in endoscopic microdiscectomy… since many of them prefer to do the traditional microdiscectomies.

Again, microdiscectomy for sciatica pain will be done if the cause of your sciatica is from a lumbar herniated disc… the most common cause of sciatica.

In addition to this microdiscectomy spine surgery, if you have other complicating conditions such as an epidural abscess, an epidural tumor, or Cauda Equina Syndrome… adding to the nerve root compression or pinching… surgical treatment for these other conditions must also be performed.

Also, sometimes a lumbar laminectomy or a laminotomy must be done in order to access the pinched nerve root and the herniated disc. We’ll cover lumbar laminectomy next.


Here’s an example of what back surgery looks like.

Although a disc herniation is the most common sciatica cause, sciatica may also be caused by a lumbar spinal stenosis. If your sciatica is caused by a spinal stenosis in your lumbar spine, the surgery of choice will be a lumbar laminectomy.

When you get a lumbar laminectomy, a part of your lumbar spinal bone that’s pinching your sciatica nerve root will be removed.

Lumbar laminectomy back surgery for sciatica can be more invasive than the discectomy covered above. If there’s also a disc herniation complicating the spinal stenosis… a discectomy may also be done in addition to the lumbar laminectomy.

If you want to see how lumbar laminectomy and how discectomy sciatica back surgeries are done, you can search the internet for videos on these back surgery procedures.

Are You Healthy Enough To Undergo Sciatica Surgery?

For both of the sciatica surgery options mentioned above, you must be in good general health… especially if the sciatica surgery that you’ll be having is the lumbar laminectomy. Depending on your specific condition… and which back surgery you get… sciatica surgery recovery can be painful… and can take time. Again, sciatica and surgery should not be mixed unless you absolutely need surgery for your sciatica pain, tingling, numbness or leg weakness.

Your response to the sciatica surgery
and your sciatica surgery recovery
will be determined by how healthy you are.

Plus, in case your first surgery didn’t work… or if the surgery makes your condition worse (a condition known as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome) … you may need to have another back surgery done. Multiple back surgeries require a healthy body for complete recovery… especially when the back surgeries are done within a close time frame. This can be difficult for many sciatica sufferers, since many of them become sedentary and out of shape, because their sciatica makes it too difficult and often painful to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle.

Also, as with any form of surgery, post-surgical infection is always a possibility. If you develop an infection, to successfully combat post-surgical infection, your body must be healthy.

Another thing to keep in mind
when considering sciatica surgery
is whether or not you’re a “scar former.”

As with any surgery that requires a cut or a penetration to your skin and connective tissue, a scar may form. These post-surgical scar tissue formation can complicate your surgical recovery. These post-surgical scars can also pinch on your sciatica nerve roots and make your sciatica symptoms worse. Surgery will usually leave a scar… it just depends on how much scarring your body develops.

In the beginning, post-surgical scarring may not be an issue, but as time goes by, some people develop severe post-surgical scarring that they have to have another back surgery to remove the scar tissues… and then they have to have another back surgery at a later time to again remove the post-surgical scar tissues… and on and on. This is a terrible cycle that you want to avoid.

How Much Does Sciatica Surgery Cost?

To learn more about sciatica surgery cost, call your medical insurance company and ask them how much sciatica surgery will cost you. Also, call the surgeon’s office and/or the hospital where your sciatica surgery will be performed and ask them how much it will cost. Keep in mind that in many cases, you’ll be charged by the hospital for their facility use and staff cost, and in addition, you’ll also be charged by each doctor and anesthesiologist who helped during your back surgery.

It’s best if you know the total cost of your spine surgery… and that you have your surgery payment arrangements in place… before your surgery for your sciatica. This will allow you and your loved ones to focus on your sciatica surgery recovery after you go through the procedure.

How Effective Is Back Surgery For Sciatica?

Before even considering sciatica surgery, talk to your primary doctor and your back surgeon about the effectiveness of back surgery for sciatica relief. There are mixed and confusing research data on the effectiveness of back surgery. Some say that back surgery can bring sciatica relief. But, others say that if sciatica surgery brings a patient relief of sciatica, the long-term surgical outcome is about the same compared to if the patient chose to manage their sciatica using conservative non-surgical treatment methods.

A good sciatica surgeon or back surgeon should tell his sciatica patients like you about all your treatment options for sciatica relief. Your back surgeon should also encourage you to first explore other non-surgical sciatica treatment methods before operating on your back. If you get absolutely no relief using other natural sciatica treatment methods, that’s when you and your back surgeon should seriously consider sciatica surgery.

What To Do If You Have No Choice But To Undergo Back Surgery…

Do your best to make sure you are in top shape. Because of your sciatica, you may be limited as far as exercising to get in shape. However, get proper hydration and nutrition to help you during and after your back surgery. As mentioned above, put your financial plans in place to pay for your spinal surgery. Also, line up the people who will help you during your sciatica surgery recovery.

After back surgery, you may need help with shopping, cooking, dressing, going to the bathroom, and driving to doctor’s offices or physical therapists’offices. Also, set up your house so that you can comfortably recover. Depending on your condition, you may have trouble getting up stairs or accessing other areas of your house… especially during the first few days after your surgery.

This should go without saying, but make sure you pick a top notch back surgeon. Plus, make sure your chosen surgeon has a lot of experience in doing the specific type of sciatica surgery that you will be having.

You should also hope for the best surgical outcome and a speedy recovery. Reassure yourself that your back surgeon will do their best and will do a great job… and that not everyone develops Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. If you have to have back surgery, think of positive outcomes instead of the potential negative outcomes. In other words… HOPE FOR THE BEST.

Keep in mind that if you still have a choice of not getting sciatica surgery, keep looking for other natural sciatica cure. Because of the surgical complications mentioned above, can you now see why medical researchers suggest that patients first try other non-surgical natural sciatica treatments before getting sciatica surgery?

You’re About To Discover A Non-Surgical Treatment For Sciatica That Many People Don’t Know About

If you’ve tried non-surgical sciatica treatments such as pain medications, injections, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage, acupuncture… and your sciatica is not much better, you might want to consider this modern little-known sciatica treatment that I’m about to tell you about. It’s called Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression and here’s what it looks like.


This remarkable machine is one of the reasons why
I have a high success rate in helping many patients with sciatica.

After over 16 years in practice, I’ve treated over 3,500 patients. Many of them had sciatica. I’ve been using this Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression machine for over 8 years, and many of my sciatica patients get fantastic results. It doesn’t help EVERYONE with sciatica, but it may help you. Which one would you rather try… non-surgical spinal decompression or back surgery? If this treatment doesn’t help you, you can still get back surgery.

But, what if this treatment
can save you from undergoing back surgery?

Some excellent back surgeons have asked their patients to first try this treatment before they operate on their backs. Here’s what a couple of back surgeons said about this incredible machine:

“A lot of patients that I see are actually sent for surgery and I give them this alternative and in a great majority of patients, this lets them get rid of their pain without having to have surgery.” *

“I have patients who I would bet would go into surgery after looking at their MRI and after examining them. And they’d come back telling me that after 2 sessions they were better and after the completion of treatments are completely pain-free. You can’t argue with that kind of success.” *

Being on this machine is so EASY and so RELAXING that most of my patients that use it just relax and maybe take a short nap during their session. For a lot of these sciatica patients, being on this machine is the only time when they have no leg pain or foot pain or numbness or tingling… therefore, they’re able to finally relax.

Here’s a patient talking about how she has benefited from using this remarkable machine.

 Will you have the same experience she had?

I hope you find the sciatica relief that you’re looking for. If you’d like to see if I can help you with your sciatica, call my office at (831) 475-8600 and schedule a FREE Consultation. The reason why I offer a FREE Consultation to new patients, is because I don’t know if I can help them with their sciatica. I don’t want new patients like you to come in and pay… only to be told that I can’t help you.

If you’re afraid that we’ll convince you to sign up for care or sign you up for long-term treatment, rest assured that we will NOT do that. I focus on short-term care… meaning my staff and I will do our best to get you out of pain and out of our office as fast as possible… with minimal time, effort and expense on your part.  This is one reason why I get a lot of referrals from satisfied patients referring their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. This is also why I get referrals from other health care providers in Santa Cruz County.

I have a very busy practice. I want to help as many people as possible, so I do my best to give you the sciatica relief that you’re looking for… and get you back to living your life.

If you’re not ready to schedule a FREE Consultation, you should request a FREE copy of my book, “How To Relieve Sciatica Without Back Surgery.” This book will show you the little-known sciatica treatments that have helped many of my sciatica patients. In this book, I also include sciatica treatments that you can do at home. I want you to feel better… and as much as possible to avoid sciatica surgery.

Click Here For Patient Testimonials



Please note that patients' conditions vary and therefore, results vary.

  • I had a herniated disc in my lower back. The pain was a 10. After 3 visits I could sleep, walk, and move with half the pain gone. After 1 month I was free of the pain and doing light work again.

    - Tom J., Soquel, Contractor
  • I visit Dr. Falkenroth regularly for pains, aches and for good health. I travel frequently, and he puts me back together after long plane rides. He’s a good guy, and I trust him to adjust my back, neck, shoulders and anything else that’s out of whack. I’ve stopped in with no notice and he’s accommodated me, always friendly and easy to work with.

    - Marty F., Scotts Valley Show More
  • I first went to Dr. Falkenroth several years ago for a Sciatica issue I was having (extremely painful). After seeing one chiropractor with little to no results, I found Dr. Falkenroth in the phone book. I made my appointment with him, and immediately felt comfortable when I met him and his wife Estrella. After one visit I was feeling relief already, and with the 2nd appointment I was pain free…

    - Phil J., Aptos, Electrical Distribution Show More
  • A year ago, I was riddled with back pain. I thought for sure my back would return once I retired and was able to give it a good rest… wrong. I found myself in tears every night praying for my life back. After costly doctor appointments, painkillers and a chiropractor that was not a match for me, I was referred to Dr. Falkenroth. Inside of a year, I am happy to report that I’m on an as needed”basis… I am pretty much pain free. I can now walk again, ride my bike, swim and take road trips!

    - Dianne F., Aptos, Retired Show More
  • I was introduced to Dr. Falkenroth thru a co-worker. I have a history of back issues and was looking for a good chiropractor in the area. I can state absolutely that Dr. Falkenroth has helped me with not only back health, but better overall health and wellbeing. He has an excellent gentle manner and is a good listener. I have recommended him to many friends and associates.

    - Mike W., Brookdale, Business Manager Show More
  • Ah, let me count the ways Dr. Falkenroth has improved the quality of my life!… I am pain free (upper neck, shoulders, lower back)… Dr. Falkenroth has been consistent, patient, and encouraging. He allows you to find your path to a pain free life! I am extremely grateful. I love the monthly newsletter and the office staff. Totally professional.

    - Faye M., Boulder Creek Show More
  • When I first met Dr. Falkenroth I was in constant pain, very intense pain. I took so many painkillers it scared me and my doctors. I had been to so many doctors looking for any kind of help. My life had been affected so much in so many ways and it had been affecting my family’s life in ways I have never even thought of. I was desperate for help. I hated being alive and suicide was not an option. Dr. Falkenroth was and is my salvation to at last living again in a somewhat normal life. He too

    - Deborah R., Scotts Valley Show More
  • … I was referred to Dr. Falkenroth by 2 of my Registered Nurse clients. I was suffering from low back pain with intermittent numbness from low back down through my knee. Having also been a Registered Nurse for 28 years I knew it was probably from L4. He gave a free thorough consultation and we both agreed to the problem stemming from L4. Since that time he has solved my shoulder, back and hip issues. I have so much confidence in his abilities. I have referred many of my own clients to him much

    - Georgia C., Aptos, Massage Therapist Show More
  • … Dr. Falkenroth was my lifesaver. I recommend him to everyone I know. I work long hours as a caregiver and love to do yard work in my spare time. After I do yard work, my body is in pain. But not even pain can stop me from doing yard work, because I know Dr. Falkenroth will be there to fix me back up. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. This is something you will have to come down here and try for yourself.

    - Ginger R., Watsonville, Caregiver Show More
  • Fifteen years ago, my lower back was a huge problem. I would lock up or have spasms on a “daily basis. Being a fitness trainer, this was not good. I turned to Dr. Falkenroth for help. After a few weeks of treatments I began to feel better… for the past 15 years my back has not caused any problems and I have never been more active.

    - Michael B., Santa Cruz, Personal Trainer Show More
  • I’ve gone to chiropractors my whole life. It got to a point that my condition was getting so bad that chiropractor manipulations only made my condition worse. I went online to find information on sciatic relief and found Dr. Falkenroth. I thought: I’ll try one more chiropractor. He was amazing! He was gentle and made me feel better instead of worse. He always spends a lot of time with me and I don’t feel rushed. He always gives me exercises when I ask. He knows every exercise for every par

    - Rami H., Santa Cruz, Retired Show More
  • … I always appreciate being able to get an appointment the same day I have pain and then feeling so much better when I leave the office. I am afraid of manual adjustments so him using the Pro-Adjuster is a scare-free way of getting adjusted.

    - Cecilia K., Aptos, Program Manager
  • … I have gone to other chiropractors before and have never been helped at all. Now I feel a relief of joint pain with Dr. Falkenroth and maintain this recovery with monthly appointments. I have been relieved with this method of care. It is much better than the traditional chiro adjustments that I was previously used to.

    - Nanette V., Boulder Creed, Retired Show More
  • … Dr. Falkenroth is always friendly, knowledgeable and professional. I look forward to my appointments, not only for the chiropractic care, but because he and his staff are always so welcoming, great conversationalists and care about the whole picture.

    - Joanne B., Capitola, Administrator
  • … I’ve always been impressed with the level of care and understanding Dr. Falkenroth brings to each visit. The computerized adjustments keep me relaxed, and are very effective. Dr. Falkenroth keeps me upright and mobile…

    - Michael M., Santa Cruz, Musician
  • I was getting to the point that I was having trouble getting out of bed in the morning. As a UPS Driver that is not a good thing for me. So my wife made me an appointment with Dr. Falkenroth. It took several visits before I started feeling better. That was three years ago. No I come in once a month for maintenance only and I am able to work without low back pain.

    - Scott S., Watsonville, UPS Driver Show More
  • I came with severe pain, received painless treatment and immediate results. I have come back several times after being away for weeks or months and again received immediate relief.

    - Katera R., Aptos
  • The first time I came to see Dr. Falkenroth, my back was out, I was in pain, and I could not stand up straight. Twelve hours after my first treatment my situation was dramatically improved. The treatments were not uncomfortable and I have always found Dr. Falkenroth to be kind and helpful.

    - Laura L., Aromas
  • Having researched “wellness” thoroughly, I can speak very clearly of the benefit my family and I receive via this clinic. As a family, we rarely visit the MD (except for the occasional stitches or poison oak treatment), and have enjoyed the freedom of movement even as we get older. I recommend this clinic all of the time with satisfactory results from all.

    - Greg K., Aptos Show More
  • After seeing a massage therapist several times for a sore neck, she explained that she couldn’t get to the core issue. She said that Dr. Falkenroth has some advanced techniques that could help me out. I was very skeptical at first, but after 3-4 weeks, the pain has subsided and the visits are less and less frequent.

    - Ken P., Capitola Show More
  • My experience in using the decompression therapy for the past 6 weeks has been good. At first it was hard to get used to, but I had no choice. Doing the therapy was great. I would recommend in the future to anybody I know that has back problems to come to Dr. Falkenroth for treatment. They won’t be disappointed.

    - Alfonso P., Watsonville Show More
  • I was skeptical about the Pro-Adjuster because I had never heard of it before. However, I have enjoyed the painless treatments and like the fact that I can visually track progress after each session. Dr. Falkenroth has been fantastic. He is friendly and very professional.

    - Leona C., Santa Cruz
  • I was having back pain for several weeks. After a few days of sweating from pain I called Dr. Falkenroth and he was able to see me within a few hours. I was able to sleep after that night. Over the next few visits my back and neck pain were all but gone. I was skeptical of his approach with the new technology but am now sold on his procedures.

    - Jerry H., Santa Cruz Show More
  • I have had a lot of pain in my lower back and neck. Dr. Falkenroth has worked wonders for me over the last couple of months. I recommend people that have back problems to him all the time. I went to see about five other doctors before finding Dr. Falkenroth, all with some results, but not with the results that Dr. Falkenroth has given me. I am very happy that I found him when I did. He’s very very good at what he does. He’s also a person who really cares about his patients. I am able to do s

    - Mark W., Aptos Show More
  • I was referred by a co-worker. I have been suffering from low back pain due to an injury sustained at home, making it difficult for me to move without pain. Coming here to Dr. Falkenroth was a breath of fresh air! My first visit was great. I left here with less pain in my back, but still not sure about how his adjustments were going to help. About 4-6 weeks into the adjustments/treatments I noticed a very significant difference in my pain level. 5-9/10 down to 0-1/10 pain level. It is so nice to

    - Martel D., Aptos Show More
  • I met Dr. Falkenroth 4 years ago in Aptos. Dr. Falkenroth has been treating me and greatly helping me in my strenuous training. I have referred over the years my students and all of them have had a great experience.

    - Brice C., Aptos
  • At first I was skeptical about the effectiveness of the adjusting machine he uses, but I am now a huge fan. It instantly shows areas of my spine that are slightly out of whack that I might otherwise have simply written off as stress or tension. When something is out of whack, Dr. Falkenroth can pinpoint the area and treat it accordingly. I no longer suffer from chronic headaches and my back has never been stronger.

    - Brooklyn T., Santa Cruz Show More
  • Service is courteous, friendly, prompt – in a nice clean environment. Back pain was severe at beginning and has subsided substantially.

    - Byron G., Santa Cruz
  • My experience has always been positive. I was referred by a number of colleagues at Cabrillo College. My very first time seeing Dr. Falkenroth was very positive. He started seeing me because I got in a position of a work comp situation. Severe neck & back pain & tingling on the tips of hands & numbing. My condition has really improved… Staff has always been exceptional.

    - Rose C., Santa Cruz Show More
  • Dr. Falkenroth has helped me with my back & foot pain that has helped me to be more productive at my job. The experience has been excellent…

    - Curt N., Santa Cruz
  • When I started coming to Dr. Falkenroth my back pain was causing me to lose sleep; I was in pain most of the time. I followed the plan set out by Dr. Falkenroth, and I have noticed a huge difference. I’m not consistently in a bad mood anymore from back pain.

    - Kristy T., Santa Cruz
  • My injuries have subsided quite a bit. I don’t pull muscle as much and feel stronger. Overall I have had great results here.

    - Andrew V., Aptos
  • I’ve had problems for years and never dealt with them. After two visits, I could feel myself gradually begin to get healthier. It was good.

    - Jordan F., Santa Cruz
  • Dr. Falkenroth is very knowledgeable & his treatment is effective. Treatment is painless and has helped me very much.

    - Julia D., Aptos
  • First of all I would definitely recommend the clinic to my friends. As for being skeptical, Yes, I was, but then I’ve been going thru this pain for many years. I admire Dr. John’s honesty in explaining every move he makes. I know it has taken many years of abuse to get my body in this condition, but I’m like everyone else – looking for the sure cure like overnight.

    - Nancy S., Santa Cruz Show More
  • Dr. Falkenroth is wonderful! He is very knowledgeable, very accurate, he takes the time to understand the situation. I am very confident in his abilities. He is very kind and caring. His treatments are very gentle and don’t hurt. I have frequent severe migraines. I have just started treatment with Dr. Falkenroth and feel some real relief in my neck after the treatments.

    - Judith J., Marina Show More
  • I woke up one morning with a terrible pain that started in the back of my neck and ran all the way down my right arm. Not one to immediately see the doctor, I lived with this intense pain for several months. A friend told me about John, her D.C. and how he had helped her with pain so I made an appointment. He evaluated and treated me on the first visit and the pain soon went away after a few more visits.

    - Norma P., Soquel Show More
  • Treatments are really good and I love that they’re personalized.

    - Jennifer G., Freedom
  • When I began receiving adjustments from Dr. Falkenroth’s office using the Pro-adjuster, I not only began to feel much better, but there was no discomfort at all.

    - Vickie B., Scotts Valley
  • Dr. Falkenroth has treated my chronic pain as well as a more recent disc injury. The treatment is excellent, gentle and painless. This treatment allows me to function with less pain and has alleviated much of my back pain. I highly recommend this clinic above any other treatment.

    - Laura K., Scotts Valley
  • I came to the office with severe neck and shoulder pain. The treatments were painless and immediately effective. The massage chairs are so relaxing before each adjustment and the water massager after adjustments is wonderful. The office staff is friendly & organized. I look forward to each of my treatments.

    - Vicki S., Capitola Show More
  • I woke up with intense and aggravating low back pain that kept me from focusing on anything. I called in the morning and they had an opening that afternoon, thankfully. After the Pro-Adjuster, which helped relax my muscles and remind my spine how to be in correct alignment, I appreciated the additional expertise of Dr. John.

    - Dr. Krista A., D.C., Santa Cruz Show More
  • While massage is good for the person I’m working on, it can sometimes take its toll on my body. Dr. Falkenroth keeps my lower back, shoulders and hands working freely so I can do my best for my clients. For fun I dance, it keeps me fit. Sometimes I overdo it and the massage table helps with that.

    - Courtney B., Santa Cruz
  • Four years ago I was I a car accident where my neck and back were severely knocked out of line. After experiencing a year of pain I decided to come to Dr. Falkenroth. Since the beginning of my therapy my neck and back have become more in line and I am not experiencing any more pain. Dr. Falkenroth has been very accommodating, kind and helpful though my therapy and his great service will keep me coming back for years to come. I believe in Dr. Falkenroth and refer people to him as much as possible

    - Jeff D., Aptos Show More
  • …If I had put off any longer getting the help I needed I probably wouldn’t be enjoying my life, grandkids, or dog walks at all. I would say give it a try!! It is not invasive like surgery or shots and if it helps, you will be healthier, happier, more content and understand your body better.

    - Sharon E., Aptos
  • Since I began seeing Dr. Falkenroth for chronic (3 1/2 years) lower back pain, the pain has reduced. I am now able to do some of the activities I avoided due to the increase in discomfort the next day. He listens well and targets the right areas for maximum relief. The treatments were never painful and I always felt better after I left the office.

    - Christopher G., Aptos Show More
  • I am feeling much better since my car accident. I also noticed my neck isn’t cracking and popping like it used to. I am not taking Vicodin anymore since the pain has diminished to a manageable level.

    - Robert M., Aptos
  • Dr. Falkenroth has helped me in so many ways. My shoulder, back and hip were in bad shape due to my job as a hair stylist & salon owner. I got instant relief & have had steady results…

    - Donna P., Aptos
  • I had a bike accident. I felt pain in my back and other parts of my body especially my left foot. This treatment helped me a lot to recover, to walk normal again and to ease the pain that I am suffering. It took me like more than 2 months in my treatment and I hope even after many years will pass everything will be fine to me. Their treatment is remarkable especially the water massage.

    - Rowena R., Capitola Show More
  • It has been a very great experience to be treated by Dr. Falkenroth. His treatment is gentle, painless and beneficial to my whole body. Even though I haven’t been coming for very long, I’ve found that I feel better, my neck is stronger and has more mobility. In addition, my lower back has less recurring aches & pain. I’ve recommended Dr. Falkenroth to many of my friends already.

    - Kristin M., Santa Cruz Show More
  • Had consistent headaches from stress in neck which have disappeared. Also was ready to have knee surgery from pain caused by misaligned cartilage which has also lessened considerately.

    - Gigi P., Aptos
  • I was having terrible neck and shoulder pain limiting my being able to turn my head. I now have great flexibility with no pain.

    - Charlene H., Aptos
  • Dr. Falkenroth has made my back 100% better since I’ve been coming to him. I have no lower back problem near as much as I did. I would recommend him to anyone with back problems!!

    - Jim H., Capitola
  • Suffering from Carpal Tunnel is very painful. Through my treatments with Dr. Falkenroth I have a decrease in pain immediately & on an ongoing basis I have increased mobility in my arm and hand. I highly recommend Dr. Falkenroth. The treatments really work and the patient care is exceptional.

    - Laura R., Scotts Valley
  • Since seeing Dr. Falkenroth I have been able to cut down and even exclude allergy medications on a seasonal & year round basis. I also have less migraines eliminating dependence on preventative drugs and emergency medications. I sleep better and have lost weight now that I have more energy to put into my workouts.

    - Sarah K., Aptos Show More
  • I first came to Dr. Falkenroth for help in recovering from a broken bone in my foot. The result of the treatments was that not only did my foot heal quickly, but both my feet became more flexible than they had been in years. I was responding so well that I had my husband begin treatments for low back pain. Then my teenage daughter, who is a dancer, tore a muscle in her groin. Dr. Falkenroth helped her to get back to performing very quickly. I certainly recommend him for his painless and effectiv

    - Karen M., Watsonville Show More
  • I get adjustments by Dr. Falkenroth when my neck and back feel out of alignment or when I have muscle spasms. He can quickly and gently get things back into place. He is kind, efficient, gentle and funny. I love the massage chair and the Aquamassage – and the nature videos of beaches.

    - Carol W., Aptos
  • I hurt my lower back months ago. My neighbor recommended Dr. Falkenroth. The treatment is great. Pain is gone. I’m back to normal.

    - Joseph M., Capitola
  • Noticed a big improvement with my neck and back pain after about 3-4 treatments. I like the gentle adjustments – I would highly recommend it.

    - Diane S., Santa Cruz
  • I was rear ended in a car accident and was sent to a general practitioner and was given drugs to mask my pain. But I knew I wasn’t healing. Dr. Falkenroth’s approach was new to me. I decided to give this method a try and I have been very impressed. I feel like my body is healing properly and my pain has decreased significantly.

    - Robert A., Los Gatos Show More
  • My experience with Dr. Falkenroth and staff has been very positive from the beginning. His explanation of the treatment was easy to understand and the results have been very good…

    - Dale O., Soquel
  • I came with a pinched nerve in my neck. I got instant pain relief within three visits. I felt great with more energy no headaches and with full mobility of my neck.

    - Dennis J., Felton
  • It took about 5 weeks but definitely I could tell the difference. Treatments did not hurt. I would definitely recommend him to others.

    - Mark H., Santa Cruz

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