Patient Testimonials

Still unsure if chiropractic care is right for you? See what other patients are saying about their experience with our practice.

Rebecca S (female, VA) - Neck and shoulder pain

I first went to see Dr. Kang with pain in my neck and one shoulder, and he started with a full evaluation including spinal x-rays. We began with frequent chiropractic adjustments and some postural and lifestyle changes. We are now donw to biweekly adjustments, and I am still continuing with the stretching and strengthening exercises he recommended. It has been 3 months, and althoug I am not 100% pain free, my condition has improved dramatically. I was immediately impressed with Dr. Kang's attention to patient education, and with his holistic approach to good health. I have never had experience with chiropractic care before. I am a believer in the body's ability to heal itself, and I wanted to get care from someone who would not only treat me but would give me advice on what I can do to promote my own healing and continued good health. I am very pleased with the care I am getting from Dr. Kang.


Jae Y. (male, Fairfax, VA) - Low back pain with a herniated disc

I have been a dentist here in Northern Virginia since 1993. As a care provider myself, I know how important it is that the patients receive accurate and appropriate care from doctors who are knowledgeable and truly concerned about the welfare of patients. I can honestly say that Dr. Min Koo Kang is one of them.

I have been suffering from lower back pain throughout my life. I most recently suffered an acute herniated disk from playing golf. I believe playing golf, along with my work related posture over the years placed a gradual strain on my back. Falling off of a motorcycle did not help either. A slight movement on my left side caused a unbearable and radiating pain down  the side of my lower leg. In short, I was not able to stand or sit without pain.

At first, I went to see a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and then a medical doctor, but they did not help. On the advice of a friend, I even purchased an inversion table. Nothing helped.

I was introduced to Dr. Kang through a patient of mine. From the initial consultation, to this day, I feel that his treatment and care of my problem is forthright and sincere. I feel that he was exactly on the mark with his diagnosis and treatment. He explains what he is doing to me carefully and thoroughly. I am able to return to my daily activities without any need of pain medications now. 

It is seldom what we can find a good/sincere care-provider. I have been recommending him to all my family, friends, and patients. I hope this testimonial will reassures you that you too can believe in his care for you. You are or will be in very good hands with Dr. Kang. 


Brian M(male, VA) - Bulging disc and pinced nerve on neck
Dr Min is great!  Recommended by a friend, I got an appointment for a pinched nerve issue I was having.  The entire process was explained to me on my first visit, which was helpful as I very new to chiropractors.  After a few visits I was provided with a treatment plan.  I continued progressing on this plan, performed all the exercises and treatments I was provided, and felt near 100% earlier than predicted.  I am never rushed at the office.  After working with Dr Min, being relieved of pain and numbness, and feeling better than ever, I am now a believer in chiropractors.
Elizabeth O(female, Fairfax, VA) - Serious back and neck pain

I should start by saying I'm new to the area after a big move across the country. I had not found a chiropractor when I got into a recent car accident.  So I went to see Dr. Kang after the car accident which resulted in causing me serious back and neck pain.  I wanted to see a chiropractor who does the Gonstead technique since my previous chiropractor did that and it seems to be a really reliable technique that always seems to work well for me.  Dr. Kang is AWESOME! He has great energy, and is very gentle yet firm.  He took full xray's and really analyzed them before giving me an adjustment.  I am feeling much better, and can actually move my neck!! I highly recommend going to see him for regular care, or more urgent care as well.


Cody T. (male, Mesa, AZ) - Acute low back pain after playing basketball

I was injured during sports practice and unable to stand. My low back pain was very bad and would not allow me to be without pain. I looked for the nearest Gonstead doctor since I had the Gonstead treatment from a previous sports injury.  I found Dr. Kang and knew that I had to go see him for my pain. Without the help of Dr. Kang, I would be in a lot of pain and unable to play any type of sports or even rest without pain. Thank you, Dr. Kang.


Nam K. (female, Surprize, AZ) - Could not sleep because of shoulder pain

I started noticing in Feb. 2009 that my right shoulder was getting tight and it was not comfortable to raise my arm. I felt that the pain was getting worse day by day, and finally I couldn't sleep due to the pain. I couldn’t do any house work, or even take off my shirts, comfortably. I couldn't speak English well so I was looking for a Korean doctor, but it was not easy to find one. I was thinking about visiting an acupuncturist, but I saw Dr. Kang's local seminar about "Arthritis", and I decided to go and see him.

After his seminar, Dr. Kang explained how he could help me, so I decided to start treatments from him even though his clinic was located about 50 miles away from my home. I started to receive treatments 2-3 times per week for several weeks.  I could notice that my shoulder was actually getting better. I realized that I could raise my arm with less pain and I could sleep without any discomfort. I started to do the exercises that Dr. Kang recommended to me. I realized the importance of good posture from Dr. Kang. I believe that people who are suffering from arthritis will get help through Dr. Kang's seminar.

I am so thankful for Dr. Kang's help, and it was not easy to drive to come to see him, but I know that it was worth it.


Coco K. (female, Gilbert, AZ) - Neck pain and headache after car accident

I was in a car accident and my whole body was sore.  My back was in a distressing pain and I also had bad headaches. I could not move freely without being in pain. I also could not write without my neck feeling like it was breaking off. Before seeing Dr. Kang, I just took pain killers frequently to get rid of the pain, but it was not effective. After a course of care from Dr. Kang, I hardly felt any pain. I feel absolutely spectacular! Dr. Kang is amazing!


Kyung K. (female, AZ) - Rib pain

I had pain on left lower rib, and if I was coughing or breathing deeply, it was very painful. I took muscle relaxers and pain killers, but it was not helpful at all. Sometimes, I couldn't get up because of pain so I thought I had a broken rib.

My neighbor introduced Dr. Kang. He examined me and took x-rays. After looking at my x-ray, he said my ribs were fine but he found joint misalignment on my lower upper back area. It has been almost 2 months now, and I don't have any pain. Since Dr. Kang found the cause of problem and fixed it, I don't think I will have the problem again. I realized the importance of daily posture, and I will do the exercise what I learned from him. Thank you Dr.Kang!


Hyungju S. (female, AZ) - Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

I had severe pain throughout my body, especially on my neck, shoulders, and legs. I have seen lots of doctors and what I have received was only medications. Obviously it was not helpful at all.

One of my friends mentioned Dr. Kang who is specialized in Gonstead Chiropractic. I have never thought that Chiropractic could help me, but I had no choice back then, so I decided to try.

It has been almost 3 months now, and I can definitely say Dr. Kang did a very good job. I feel less pain, I can move better, and I can sleep better. Dr. Kang told me that it is very important to take care of my body from now on, so I can maintain the progress. 

I trust Dr. Kang and I recommend Gonstead Chiropractic to everyone who is suffering from chronic pain. 


Ho D. (female, AZ) - Chronic low back pain

I had severe low back pain for a long time, and I was tired of dealing with the pain. I was not able to do a lot of housework without frequent breaks. I also stayed home and rested most days instead of going out to have fun with my family and friends.

I had previously tried chiropractic treatments and Chinese acupuncture in Korea, three years ago. It was pretty effective for a while but my pain came back after a few years. My son's Tae Kwon Do grand master introduced me to Dr. Kang.

After about three weeks of treatment I started to feel more strength in my lower back and legs. I now feel a lot less pain when getting up from a chair and getting out of my car. I can also walk with more freedom of movement and less pain. Finally I feel more energy and have more fun in my daily life.

I am thankful to Dr. Kang for helping me feel better and living life with less pain. 


Eduardo G. (male, AZ) - Can't study because of pain on my tail bone

I had pain on my tail bone, and I couldn't sit during school because of my severe pain. I went to see an orthopedic doctor, and he said he couldn't find the problem and that I needed to learn to live with pain.

I met Dr. Kang through my parents' friend. He did an exam and took x-rays, and he told me that my L5 and tail bone misalignment was the cause of my pain. I have had adjustments for about a month and I haven't felt pain in my tail bone ever since I started to see him. Thank you, Dr. Kang! 


Seong K. (male, Chander, AZ) - Can't play golf after shoulder pain

I had left shoulder pain. I couldn't raise my arm because of the pain so it was very hard to do my work. I couldn't enjoy playing golf which is my only hobby. I had also suffered from low back pain.

I heard that swimming or shoulder exercises could be helpful, so I had tried for several weeks, but the symptom were getting worse.

I read Dr. Kang's article in the local newspaper, and I wanted to try it. After my initial consultation, Dr. Kang checked my neck, back and my shoulders, and he said he confirmed misalignment on my neck, upper back and lower back. Dr. Kang said if I have misalignments on my spine, the spine gets weakened and it cannot support my body properly, so the muscles around the misalignment will get tight to support the spine, and eventually cause inflammation around the joint and lead to degeneration. 

I have received adjustments from him 3 times per week for 3 weeks, 2 times per week for 4 weeks, and 1 time per week for 5 weeks, and I followed his recommendation about posture and shoulder exercise. I don't have any pain on my shoulder and it is not 100% yet, but I don't notice discomfort when I use my arms. I also noticed that my digestion had been a lot better and my lower back has been good since receiving my adjustments.

Dr. Kang can find the cause of problems and he can explain the problem to you logically and his treatment plan is very well organized. I am very satisfied with my result. Thanks again, Dr. Kang. 


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