Chiropractic Testimonials


"I’m a 36-year-old man, athletic and active who has been using chiropractic now for over 13 years. During that time, I’ve had about 7 chiropractors and I can say unequivocally that Amelia Mazgaloff is the best one of the bunch. She is thorough and applies a broad range of techniques and tools in treatment (including X-rays, and orthotics). One of the things I look for in a chiropractor is good, solid adjustments with little effort, and Dr. Mazgaloff is an expert. The other thing that’s great about Dr. Mazgaloff is that her goal is to get you on the road back to health. She is proactive about giving you exercises to do outside of treatment, and she will STAY ON YOU to do them while exercising great patience and understanding for where you are and whatever you can accomplish. Her commitment to the health of her patients is unwavering, and in a couple of instances, has seen me on last-minute notice when I’ve really needed it, often rearranging her schedule to make it happen. If you need a chiropractor in SF, look no further."

- Brent R.

"I began to have Plantar Fasciitis pain in my left foot after many years of running. Immediately recognizing the symptoms, I tried conservative treatments over the next few months such as stretching, strengthening exercises, ice and rest, but the condition did not improve. The pain became so severe that I could no longer walk barefoot. After reading the DSE (dolphin south end) newsletter’s article about PF treatment by Dr. Mazgaloff, I scheduled an appointment. With her knowledge and guidance, I was able to progress back to barefoot walking in just a month! Although the pain is not completely healed, I have no doubt that with Dr. Mazgaloff’s assistance, I will be pain-free in the upcoming months. Thanks, Dr. Mazgaloff!"

- Jason C.

"Since being a teen, I have walked with a tilt in my shoulders; family and friends and I would always laugh about it, but it never slowed me down at all. In fact, I was very active throughout my twenties and thirties, never experiencing any kind of pain for long. Two and a half years ago, my husband and I adopted a 3.5-year-old boy, and life changed in many wonderful ways. Suddenly, I was lifting a child (and not a small one!), being bowled over, giving piggyback rides, pushing swings, and carrying a large mommy bag…if you have children, you know what I mean."

"Still, I felt fine; about a year ago, however, I began to have low back pain. This became regular and then acute. From there, my neck began to click when I moved it and then started to seize up. My right knee gave out regularly, and my shoulder tilted even further. My right foot began to burn and the pain was waking me up from sleep. Advil wasn’t working, ignoring it wasn’t working, and finally, in December 2005, I contacted Dr. Mazgaloff on the referral of friends. She saw me immediately and put me on a course of intense treatment."

"Suffice it to say that issues borne of years of small habitual problems and a year and a half of parenthood did not resolve overnight. I felt immediate relief in some ways, but progress did not follow a straight line – in February 2006, I actually felt worse, though that was short-lived – and that was frustrating. Dr. Mazgaloff assured me that this was normal and that, as my body learned new ways of being, it would improve. She was right. I have been in maintenance since the summer, and 98% of my daily issues with pain have resolved. Problems caused by overexertion or strain (a hellish tennis game, for instance) are now quickly resolved with what I call tune-up adjustments – my body has learned new ways to be because of the patience and expertise of Dr. Mazgaloff. I am enjoying my son, my family, and my life, and I am deeply grateful to her. I have learned how to exercise areas that are weak and how to take the burden off areas that are overworked. She has taught me stretches and movements, she fitted me for orthotics that have allowed me to run again, she has listened to me kvetch and she has healed my back – without drugs, without braces, without surgery."

"I most highly and without reservation recommend Dr. Mazgaloff, and I am sold on the value of continued chiropractic maintenance – even though I feel better, I am mindful of how I felt last year at this time, and I have no intention of going back to that condition. Dr. Amelia – thank you so much!"

- Mary B.

"Dr. Mazgaloff is a gifted and talented health practitioner that is incredibly skilled in Chiropractic care. I am a Registered Nurse and have had multiple chiropractic providers before Dr. Mazgaloff. Until I was under her care I suffered from chronic pain. I am now feeling great….and she truly cares! Seeing her is a must! She will take excellent care of you and improve your health and state of mind!"

- Cameo G.

"Dr. Amelia Mazgaloff is truly the best chiropractor I have ever encountered. She has helped me so much with my neck pain–and the Chiro-Health office is very very organized. Over the years I’ve nervously gone to chiropractors who are basically “back-crackers” that take you over their knee in a wrestling hold and tell you to come back 3 more times that week. Dr. Mazgaloff has finesse. Her manipulations are subtle and immediate. She combines deep tissue massage with her adjustments, and I leave feeling good good good. The best part is that she empowers her patients to help themselves with physical therapy exercises and various devices to try at home. I’ve recently relocated to Cambridge, but run as fast as I can to see Dr. Mazgaloff whenever I am home in SF. Also, her expertise in helping mothers with post-natal re-alignment and the ergonomics of schlepping a baby/child around is uniquely helpful. I miss you, Dr. Maz!"

- Jullie M.

"Dr. Maqzgaloff, I am writing to tell you how much your holistic approach to treating my back and hip pain has changed my life. Upon first seeing you, I had no idea that a Doctor of Chiropractic would take an approach that marries chiropractic treatments with physical therapy and strength training to improve my well-being so dramatically. Life-long back pain was a constant that woke me up every night and doctors told me that I may have to give up one of my passions, golf. I want to thank you for helping me on a path of continued better health and well-being. I rarely experience pain that awakens me during the night any longer, and I am able to golf two or three days in a row when I want to. My game is much better and I would recommend that anyone who loves a sport, particularly golf, seek out your expertise to help them overcome injuries or chronic pain so that they, too, can continue to do what they love."

- Nick G.

"I as well commute to the city to see Dr. Mazgaloff (and I hate going to the city) But very well, WORTH IT! Who would have ever thought to see a chiropractor for carpal tunnel and arthritis? I’ve been a manicurist for ten years and it’s now catching up to me…… thanks to Dr. Mazgaloff I’m definitely seeing improvements in these past few weeks of seeing her. I was to the point, without my hands I have no job. I was recommended by a client who has said nothing but great things and has had other people as well see REAL results. I as well, have had my share of chiropractors and must say Mazgaloff really knows her stuff….very well EDUCATED! and on that note, her personable and friendly staff has definitely found a client for life in me. Give her a call today!"

- Catherine P.

“I continue to have deteriorating knees and now a compressed disk in my back. I blame the years of bowling for my knees, but I’m sure that had nothing to do with it. A wonderful chiropractor has put my back in shape so that I face each day without pain in my back. The knees are another story.”

- Karen S.

"After two years of steroid shots and physical therapy, I had given up on my HMO dealing with my almost constant neck pain. I finally “gave in” to friends urging me to see a chiropractor. Dr. Mazgaloff’s treatment has eased my pain and I no longer have to take high doses of anti-inflammatories each day. A maintenance visit once a month keeps everything in line. Tendonitis in my right arm and lower back pain occasionally flare up with too much work outside. They are treated and go away within a day. Dr. Mazgaloff’s care has definitely improved my quality of life."

- Denise Y.

"I initially came to see Dr. Mazgaloff after experiencing months of frustration in dealing with Achilles tendonitis. This had become very painful and had compromised my distance running to the point that, even at reduced mileage and pace, I had to take a minimum of two days off between each run to allow for any recovery to occur. As part of the process of evaluating and treating the immediate tendonitis issue (electrostimulation, manipulation, custom orthotics, and stretching), Dr. Mazgaloff also addressed muscle and skeletal abnormalities in other areas of the body that could be contributing to the tendonitis and creating other issues as well."

"For example, I had experienced problems for several years with upper back/neck/shoulder pain resulting from extensive computer use. The subsequent treatments that I received, in combination with the, focused stretching and strengthening instruction that Dr. Mazagaloff provided, worked very well to address this and the tendonitis simultaneously. This comprehensive approach allowed me to work back into my previous running regimen (5 days/wk, 25-35 miles…now Achilles pain-free) and also experience great improvements with respect to neck and back discomfort. Over the last several months my running gate has become more balanced and efficient as my body has continued to respond to the therapy and exercise. While none of this has happened overnight and it still requires an ongoing commitment on my part, the payoff is that I have much-improved flexibility and range of motion…and I am virtually pain-free. Most importantly I now feel that I am in control once again and have a greater understanding of the underlying issues and how better to deal with them. Thank you!"

- Kevin L.

"Dr. Maz, I wanted to write a brief note to thank you for all your help this summer while I was preparing for the Gay Games. Referred by another member of the SF Track and Field Club, I came to your office with a pulled hamstring and strained the muscles connected to my hip. With your help, I was able to completely overcome my injuries in 8 weeks, and win a gold medal in the Men’s 40-44 Pole Vault! What I especially like about your practice is your emphasis on healing practices to incorporate into my life (stretching, strength-building exercises, and a sort of metaphysical approach to exercise). It’s nice to be able to be taught the skills to be proactive about my chiropractic health. Thank You!"

- James B.

"When I first consulted with Dr. Mazgaloff, I was in terrible pain, but after about three treatments last year, the pain was tolerable until I had back surgery (a very last resort, believe me!) About three months after surgery, Dr. Mazgaloff treated me for stiffness and post-surgery joint/back pain-I now have pain-free days often-and there are more of them. I get up with ease from a chair or sofa-something that I could not do for many, many months before her treatments. Truly, Dr. Mazgaloff has been a “miracle worker!” I continue to see her for maintenance, and I have recommended her to family and friends."

- Linda O.

"I’ve had lower back and neck pain for a while now and both doctors at Chiro Health have taken great care of me. From massages to chiropractic care, and the best steps in terms of stretches and workouts - it’s been nothing short of a transformational period for my body! Highly recommend this place and the location is great too."

- Meet B.

"I got in a bad car accident and I had severe whiplash. The chiropractors at Chiro-Health did a phenomenal job of helping me. If anyone needs a chiropractor in San Francisco, we highly recommend Chiro-Health!"

- Abby R.

"The chiropractic and acupuncture services in this San Francisco office are top-notch. I have been to different doctors for both chiropractic and acupuncture over the years for my low back pain. I just figured I was stuck with the pain and have been in pain for over three years. I feel taken care of at Chiro-Health. Dr. Mazgaloff and Dr. Li have such confidence in their craft it is palpable."

- Maureen F.

"I went to Chiro-Health for my lower back injury from weightlifting. Thanks to Chiro-Health, I've been able to get back to the gym and now I am able to weightlifting 5 times a week and do cardio exercises 4 times a week. Most importantly, I've learned exercises and stretches I could do to prevent back injuries in the future."

- Dan L.

"The Chiro-Health team has been instrumental in my recovery from a neck injury. They take the time for hands-on work and utilize the entire 30 minutes of every appointment. They also teach you about ways to help care for yourself at home in between appointments. The staff is friendly and the office is clean and calming. So pleased with my experiences! Highly recommend."

- Kayla T.

"I had severe neck pain for over ten years and had tried many chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and massage therapists only to basically come to the conclusion that I'd likely just have pain forever. I gave it one more try with Chiro-Health where both amazing chiropractors took a comprehensive look at my neck pain. I surrendered to their best advice and am neck pain-free today. The impact they have had on my life is massive and I'm so grateful for them!"

- Katie A.

"Dr. Mazgaloff was immensely helpful in the recovery of my Crossfit and Olympic Lifting Injuries. I happened to catch a snatch incorrectly which lead to lingering shoulder and wrist pain. With her help, I was able to cut my recovery time down significantly and resume weekly training on my fitness and lifting goals."

- Davis K.

"Such intuitive, kind, thoughtful doctors and massage therapists.
I have gone on two specific occasions when I had thrown my back out and they were super helpful in restoring me back to my normal active self!"

- Liesl L.

"I had chronic headaches for the past couple of months and decided to do something about it other than take medication. They scheduled an appointment the same day I called, helped me verify my insurance benefits, and greeted me with a friendly smile. I was seen by Dr. Mazgaloff within minutes. One thing I liked about the office is that they didn't only adjust me but did muscle work, and electrical stimulation, and iced my tense muscles. I felt better immediately. I have only seen them for three adjustments and already my headaches are gone. I highly recommend it!!!"

- K.R.


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Chiro-Health, Inc

211 Sutter St Suite 401
San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 546-1461