What our clients are saying about us...
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Steve Hyjek. I came to Dr. Steve about two months ago with a new diagnosis of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that I'd had for years. I was experiencing numbness and tingling in my face and hands. I was putting on extra weight although I hadn't changed my lifestyle. My energy was so low that I constantly needed a nap--and a lot of caffeine. I constantly felt like my brain was foggy and it was hard to concentrate. I had chronic neck pain that three other chiropractors and regularly massage therapy had done nothing to alleviate. I had bloating and digestive issues. And I was experiencing high levels of anxiety even though my life was relatively calm. Frankly put, I was a mess.
Dr. Steve was very thorough in the tests he conducted before treating me--and I really appreciated that. Because of his thoroughness he discovered I had a parasite (yikes!) and a condition known as Adrenal Fatigue in addition to my Hashimoto's and PCOS. He also noticed my head was positioned an inch and a half forward of where it should be causing it to put 30 pounds of pressure on my neck (no wonder I had chronic pain!) Within 30 days of beginning treatment with Dr. Steve, my head was successfully moved back half an inch, reducing the pressure on my neck noticeably. My brain fog was completely gone, my anxiety greatly reduced, my numbness and tingling almost non-existent, and my energy levels so improved that my husband actually looked at me and said, "It's so nice to see you being who I always knew you were inside." I'd lost some weight too--and felt like an entirely new person in many ways.
Because of the extent of my ailments, I will still be seeing Dr. Steve for a long time to come. But I couldn't go another day without singing his praises because after such a short amount of time I'm already beginning to feel better than I ever thought I could. If you're thinking of giving him a call, don't hesitate. Do it right now.
Dr. Steve is amazing!!! I was recently referred to him from a friend from home in MN where he had a very well established practice. I have had several adjustments from him now and feel very confident in his abilities. I even have him adjust my little 1 year old girl. I normally go to a chiropractor that does the same adjustments to me every time I see him....Not the case with Dr. Steve! He adjusts me differently every time based on my chief complaint. He also has a large bag of tools to assist him....like a low level tissue laser. so cool! That has worked wonders on my husbands sprained ankle!
He is a wealth of knowledge as well! He is always telling me about new research that is out. And on top of all that, he is working with my on my weight loss goals....and not just with another silly diet. He is looking at my HORMONE levels! He treats the cause, not the symptoms. He treats everything from cholesterol to depression. Try him out, you won't be disappointed!!
Dr. Steve is a wonderful Chiropractor and so different than others that I've met and experienced. He looks at the big picture and all the causes, and he's not just there to relieve the pain. I would recommend Dr. Steve if you have any issues that are pain related, weight related or you just want overall wellness. Fabulous bedside manner and good human being, too!
Since my childhood I have struggled with lower back pain, something I have just gotten accustomed too. Recently though, I also was experiencing problems in my upper back. I walked in to Dr. Steve's office with pain throughout my entire back. From the very beginning he was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Dr Steve has the commanding demeanor that gives a quiet confidence but also a welcoming presence that makes you feel safe.
He started by walking me through what was wrong and not only fixing my current pain but starting the road to long term recovery as well. The first month seeing Doctor Steve was amazing, I was experiencing less pain in not only my upper back but also in my lower back for the first time in 15 years!
Dr Steve stands out from other Chiropractors that I have been to because of his knowledge, honest approach and results. I am going to continue to work with Dr Steve and work towards a healthier, happier, pain free life.
Trainer at "The 12"
Dr. Steve has been my Functional Medicine doctor since April of this year. I came to him because I was a diabetic suffering from peripheral neuropathy. I had also suffered for years with acid reflux, bloating and stomach cramps and a poorly functioning thyroid. Through supplements and dietary counseling I have reversed my diabetes, lost 50 lbs. and am off all medications for diabetes, neuropathy and acid reflux. I feel better than I have in 20 years and have more energy than I have ever had, all thanks to Dr. Steve. I highly recommend this caring, knowledgeable doctor.
- Wendy H.
I am relatively new to the area and found Dr. Steve during a search for a Functional Medicine practitioner in Orange County. I worked for more than a year with endocrinologists, my GP and endured lots of tests. I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's and honestly these traditional practitioners were unable to help alleviate any of my symptoms.
As a 53 year old woman, I came to Dr. Steve with chronic joint pain, low back pain, general edema, fatigue and insomnia. Within a couple of months I was close to symptom free for the first time in over 2 years! His approach to diagnosis and treatment was clear and easy to follow. I've always been skeptical about using supplements, but I can actually feel the benefits of the treatment program I've been on. I also appreciate how open to feedback Dr. Steve is - he doesn't force a particular approach if it isn't working for me. He is very well read and always seems headed to the latest training or is talking about some recent research that could have bearing on my treatment.
Finally, I'd just like to say that Dr. Steve is one of the nicest people I've worked with in any capacity. I couldn't recommend him more, whether it's for a routine adjustment or a full workup.
- Andrea I.
I started working with Steve due to chronic neck pain, back pain, and extreme limitation in my range of motion in my neck. I pretty much was in pain all the time and had recently taken a job that required me to drive about 20 hours/week.
I had worked with a chiropractor many years ago and was unimpressed, however, my wife had been working with Steve for a couple of months with great results. She could not say enough about how positive an experience it was working with him. So given how awful I felt all the time, I figured it could only help. I had been on Humira and was still taking celebrex with very limited benefit and really wanted to get off the medication.
My schedule allowed me to work with Steve once a week, but I felt relief from our first session on. I don't know if this is typical or not, but I felt lasting benefit from that very first adjustment. It made me excited to go back. After working with Steve for several months, my back is pain free and I have gained great strides increasing my range of motion in my neck. I have gained an inch in stature and have started reversing an extreme head forward posture. I have been medication free for several months.
One of the biggest benefits of working with Steve has been my weight loss and improved overall gut health. In the six months I've worked with Steve I've lost around 30 lbs!
I highly recommend Steve for anyone looking to make a positive change in their overall health. I never thought I would feel this good again before I started working with him.
- David I.
I have been dealing with a lot of back pain which has been preventing me from doing certain activities, and I have had problems with this for quite a while. I have visited several chiropractors in my life, and have never received as good or as promising care as I have been recently with Dr. Hyjek. Finally, I am noticing long term improvements and know that with enough time and care, I will be able to live my life pain free and without more long term ailments. It took a long time for these issues to develop, but know that with Dr. Hyjek’s help and time I will continue my recovery. Thank you!
- Lorie M.
I had a sore neck and back, with a constant discomfort. Chiropractic Care helped a lot with relieving that feeling [discomfort], and overall my posture felt better. The Creating Wellness program was great because it has helped me take small steps in improving all areas of my well-being.”
- Dianna D.
“I fell off a deck that I was working on and broke my left clavicle, which pulled my spine to the left. I also had a bulging disc and had significant back pain. Dr. Steve was able to re-align my spine and fix my bulging disc, all of which alleviated the pain I was having. I am skiing again and I have not had any back problems since I’ve been receiving treatments with Dr. Steve.”
- Shaun J.
“I have been going to Dr Hyjek for over a year now and have been very pleased with the service and level of care he provides his patients. I switched to him after receiving mediocre care from my previous chiropractor. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hyjek!
– Jen D.
“I had extreme back pain and was unable to sit or walk without pain. I now experience very little discomfort in my back and neck. I also had indigestion for more than 20 years and I am now able to eat without liquids to wash it down. I now enjoy good health, and very little discomforts. I have Hepatitis C, and have had it for ten years, but now I am enjoying good health.”
– Bonnie G.
“As a patient of yours, I can say unequivocally that you are the best chiropractor in Minnesota.”
– Sam S.
“I began having excruciating back pain a couple of years ago. I thought I had pulled a muscle while moving my motorcycle into winter storage, but the back pain just wouldn’t go away. Sometimes, it was so sudden “and so bad” I’d drop to my knees. My family doctor sent me to a back clinic, where they put me on a lot of fancy machines to measure and strengthen my back muscles. The exercises helped some. The first time I saw Dr. Steve, he took an x-ray of my back. He showed me that my back pain was the result of a very old injury. He also said my spine was adding new bone and growing away from the injury. I was stunned. The x-ray looked exactly how I felt! He also pointed out a kink in my neck that I wasn’t aware of. In a few sessions, Dr. Steve straightened out my neck which feels even better now and my back is feeling much better too. Thanks!”
– Ralph S.
“I never thought I would care for chiropractic work but after moving my girlfriend, my back was killing me. The staff was very friendly and my first experience was more than what I expected. If you are a first timer, this is definitely an experience you are missing out on.”
– Tony C.
“I was in a minor car accident. Truly minor (less than $1000 of damage) and I really wasn’t experiencing much back or neck pain. Over the next three months I started developing migraine headaches so severe they completely disrupted my life. There were times when I had to leave work because I was in so much pain. Even worse, had to call my husband to come get me from work because I couldn’t see straight it hurt so much. These headaches, which were increasing in severity and frequency, were affecting quality of my work and my relationship with my husband and 2 year old child. It was by pure chance I met Dr. Hyjek at a health expo, and had a brief analysis done. Based on his findings there, I agreed to a complete examination. What he found completely amazed me. Apparently my headaches were the result of whiplash I didn’t even know I had! Over the course of three months I am now completely migraine free. Thanks Dr. Hyjek, for giving me my life back!”
– Amanda D.
“I was referred to Dr. Hyjek when my elbow was in severe pain. He quickly resolved the problem and the joint-tendon issue has not come back. All of the pain was gone in a couple days. I now go back to maintain my body. Dr. Hyjek gives clear analysis and shows how to prevent and take care of oneself which is very beneficial and shows his level of care. Thanks Doc!”
– Dale Y.
“I hurt my lower back playing hockey, which greatly reduced my ability to compete in sports and even affected many of my regular daily activities. Dr. Hyjek put me through an evaluation and sat down with me and gave me a full diagnosis and corrective treatment plan. The treatments and adjustments were very helpful, and I highly respect Dr. Hyjek’s skills and professionalism. Now I am back competing in sports on regular basis. Thanks, Dr. Hyjek!”
– Brian C.
“As a cancer survivor, my right shoulder, neck and back were often stiff from surgeries and radiation. Through chiropractic adjustments, massage, and Dr. Hyjek’s guidance, I have been able to begin a weight lifting program again and gain strength. The physical treatments have been great but the personal mentoring and guidance was what really improved my condition. Thanks Dr. Hyjek!”
– Aleesha K.
“My job requires a lot of repetitive lifting. Lower back pain and pain in my left knee have really bothered me. I have had pain every day for years. Dr. Hyjek has been working hard to get me better and with adjustments to my back and knee, I don’t have any knee pain anymore, and my back only hurts a little after a really tough day at work. I hadn’t had much relief in the past, but the chiropractic treatments have really helped.”
– Steven W.
“Dr. Hyjek is not only a fabulous practitioner, but also has a radiant personality. He has made me feel very comfortable, and I look forward to trusting him to help me feel better when my body aches. Each and every chiropractic treatment has been exactly what my body needed. Also, he trusts me to come in when I need it, and doesn’t pressure me at all, like some chiropractors that I’ve seen in the past. His massage therapists are also wonderful! I’d recommend this doctor to anyone and everyone!!
– Melissa H.
If you are interested in personalized healthcare that is designed to address your unique challenges and help you achieve YOUR GOALS, then give us a call at 949-424-3962.