An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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We value our patients' experience at Tanaka and Associates Chiropractic and Massage. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Dr. Colleen Tanaka
Your AIEA Chiropractor
Below you will find a small sampling of patient testimonials we've received from a variety of our patients over the years. The testimonials have been arranged with a short heading, and highlighted text to emphasize the kind of problems these patients were experiencing.
-OUR PATIENTS SPEAK-
Whiplash Injury, Lightheadedness
"I was involved in a motor vehicle rollover and wanted a second opinion on current injuries and possible latent injuries. Immediately after the accident, I experienced drowsiness, light sensitivity, facial/jaw tension, and feeling of disconnectedness as if in a mental fog. I had difficulty driving, due to these problems, and eventually experienced memory lapses and problems with focusing visually/mentally. I also did not realize my muscles were so tense, especially in the neck and upper body. My daily routine was significantly affected due to feeling impaired in my mental/visual abilities.
I had initially gone to the Emergency Room for a second opinion after my initial E.R. visit and went to an internist for an evaluation. All reported that there was "nothing significant/remarkable," but that response wasn't satisfactory. I still felt that further evaluation was needed.I found Dr. Limbaga in the yellow pages.
Dr. Limbaga assessed that I had whiplash and post-concussive syndrome, which explained many of my symptoms. She did a great job with coordinating with M.D.s as well, from my seeing another internist more open to alternative treatments to referring me to a neurologist, and having further testing - CT/MRI scans-done. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, and medical care, she also incorporated massage therapy and physical therapy, which have been very helpful as well. I have truly benefited from this treatment.
Currently I work in the medical field and I enjoy hiking, watching movies and reading.
With treatment I have more mobility & decreased tightness in my neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back - I'm feeling better overall. And just learning about what post-concussion syndrome is and its effects has been a great relief - confirms that my symptoms are not psychosomatic, or "all in my head". I am very pleased with what Tanaka And Associates has done for me!
Consistency in treatment is a necessity. If possible, make your treatment a top priority because your health will benefit in the long run. The staff are excellent, professional, and very accommodating with scheduling. Be patient and give yourself time to heal".- Suzanne L., Honolulu
Lower Back Pain / Disc Injury
Pregnancy, Lower Back Pain, Headaches, and Sciatica
"During my 2 pregnancies, I experienced extreme, radiating pain from my buttock area down my left leg. I received treatment throughout my pregnancies for this condition (This was the only thing that worked). I contribute the chiropractic treatment to my easy labor and deliveries. Since I work on a computer terminal for most of the day, I experience tightness in my neck and shoulders. I periodically get headaches. I also receive chiropractic treatment for these conditions. After an adjustment/icing the pain subsides. On occasion, I receive massage, this rejuvenates me and get the blood flowing.Chiropractic is the natural alternative to medicine. If you are like me and do not like taking medication, please try chiropractic. It will improve your life and self awareness. Chiropractic is more than just an adjustment it is health education and body awareness. Stay in tune with your body, NATURALLY!"
-Michele S., Nanakuli
Scoliosis, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain
Whiplash, Neck Pain, Back Pain
Lower Back Pain, Leg Pain, Numbness, Weakness, Headaches
Chronic Lower Back Pain, Foot, and Knee Pain
Neck Pain, Headaches
Whiplash, Neck Pain, Foot Pain
Severe Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Pinched Nerve, Disc Injury
"I was in severe pain. I have four herniated neck discs. My left shoulder hurt. I couldn't raise my left arm well, or lift my head off the pillow. It was difficult to sleep more than a few hours or get comfortable in any position. I had numbness in both legs, and left arm and hand. I went to two family practice MDs, and I was prescribed muscle relaxers and told to put heat on the affected areas. I slept a lot from all the medication, and I wasn't getting better. I also saw a neurologist who recommended spinal surgery. A co-worker refered me to Dr. Tanaka. Dr. Tanaka saw me 3-4 days/week initially. She adjusted me, and also prescribed traction, ice packs, physical therapy several days / week. She also gave many tips which aided me in daily living to decrease my numbness, tingling and painful symptoms. She was very supportive. I improved and was able to avoid spinal surgery as recommended by the neurologist". Through chiropractic the "pain is gone and the numbness, tingling, and strength in my upper body has improved a lot. I have gone back to work full time (as a nurse) and I am able to travel and do most activities I used to do". -Pat C., Ewa Beach
Pregnancy, Headaches, Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Upper Back Pain, Shoulder Pain
Lower Back Pain, Sciatica, Headaches, Pinched Nerves
Rib Pain, Neck Pain
Lower Back Pain, Pinched Nerve, Numbness In Leg" I injured my lower back on the job. I suffered from severe lower back pain,and numbness down my right leg due to a herniation of the L4-5 disc.Dr. Tanaka explained to me what was happening to my body, and made a care plan of what I needed to do to get better. With chiropractic care I have improved dramatically. I am almost fully recovered (90%). I don't believe I would have come this far without the care I got here."-Arne K., Millilani