Chiropractic Testimonials

"After having over a year of treatments for my whole family, I wanted to write to thank Drs. Gerri and Patrick Ryan for their terrific service. All of us have seen wonderful results from our treatments! Add to that the fact that the office is inviting and friendly – what more could you ask for?"

"Although I still have work to do, I have found great relief in my neck, shoulder, arm, hips, and lower back. Traditional physical therapy was just not helping the situation for me; I knew it was time to finally correct and heal the damage. Chiropractic care is doing that for me. My life had come to a complete standstill as I was frozen with pain and could no longer function in my normal daily activities. With slight modifications and some limitations, I am back to functioning in my normal daily life relatively pain-free. My chiropractic adjustments coupled with regular massages by Laura in the office have worked through over 20 years of injuries and body abuse. I truly feel they have peeled back 10 years of that, and I am excited to peel away the next 10 years!

The rest of my family has seen great progress as well. My husband’s neck and shoulder no longer freeze up with a “pinched nerve” when work and travel become excessively stressful. My daughter is off her inhaler for cold weather-activity induced asthma and warts have left her hand. My son has commented on the improvement of his neck and back comfort in his day to day living. Heavy book bags, studying and sports have no doubt taken a toll on their young bodies.

We feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Ryan's Chiropractic care. We highly recommend, and we have, to others who are ready to make a lifestyle change for a healthier, better you."

- P.B.

"I have been under the chiropractic care of Dr. Ryan for over a year and now my son has been for the past 2 months. My son started chiropractic care at the age of 3 weeks. He suffered from gas and constipation as an infant. Until I became a patient of Dr. Ryan, I had no idea of the health benefits for myself and babies.

We had a great big welcome when we entered the office from Sarah and Dr. Ryan. They couldn’t have been any happier to meet my son, Ryan. It’s not easy to get a baby ready to go out in the freezing cold but they have made it worth the effort.

From the moment Dr. Ryan picked up my son, he was all smiles and enjoyed the feel of his adjustment. He slept for three hours after his first adjustment and started to sleep 8-10 hours at night. As a first-time mom, this is a blessing. The gas and constipation has gone away without the use of any medications. Though weekly adjustments and books from Dr. Ryan, my son is able to be a completely happy healthy baby.

I am grateful for the wonderful care that is provided to me, my husband, and my son. We look forward to our weekly visits."

- Michelle K.


"So I am allergic to gluten and I had accidentally eaten food that has gluten in it. My symptoms are major swelling of the joints and it is very painful. I needed quick relief because I am a very active athlete. The first thing I thought to do was come to Dr. Ryan. I kid you not, within three days of chiropractic care I was back to my best ability. It is unbelievable what a week of adjustments can do for your body and overall health. I would highly recommend doctor Ryan to anybody whether they are injured or not."

- Wyatt


"My nine-year-old daughter fell on ice and sprained her back. Then she re-injured herself hauling luggage in the airport. She could hardly walk from the spasms that she was experiencing, we visited an orthopedist who took X-rays and eventually an MRI. They prescribed Tylenol with codeine, valium, and muscle relaxers. Nothing seemed to ease her discomfort. We heard about Dr. Ryan and within a week, she was walking better and experiencing less and less spasms. My daughter started smiling again thanks to Dr. Ryan!"

- S.K.


"I came to Dr. Ryan in February 2008 with persistent dull pain in my lower back. My previous Chiropractor attempted to fix my problem, but it recurred. A friend recommended Dr. Ryan to me and explained he uses a hands-on technique called Gonstead, which he thinks is superior to the activator technique my previous Chiropractor used. He said, “Chiropractic means with hands.” I liked his enthusiasm and in fact, everyone in the practice really treated me special.

Dr. Ryan did not sugar coat my treatment, the X-rays showed and he and the integrity to tell me straight I needed to come frequently for several months if I wanted to get better. It is now May 2008, and I no longer have pain, just a little stiffness which pretty much goes away as I do my regular routines. Being able to do all my activities without pain has really improved my quality of life! So, if you are not yet a patient/client of Dr. Ryan’s, you definitely should give him a try. I found out not all chiropractors are the same."

- M.F.


"I started chiropractic care almost 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. Up until then I just figured that routine back pain was part of life- that everybody had back discomfort and that I was no different. During my pregnancy, I was experiencing a lot of pain even though I was taking good care of myself, eating right, and exercising. During a session of yoga, I was unable to get up from the floor and someone suggested chiropractic care."

"Well, I’ve been going ever since and it has made a world of difference for my family and me. Before regular chiropractic care, I was always sick with something or other- a cold, the flu, a runny nose that lasted the entire winter, mono, strep throat, etc. Since regular chiropractic care, I rarely get sick. My 2 children also receive regular chiropractic adjustment. My 3 1/2-year-old has never had an ear infection and is very healthy. I have seen a potential cold or sore throat stopped in its tracks when she was adjusted. My 7-month-old is also benefiting from chiropractic care. My husband also gets adjusted regularly and Dr. Patrick has helped him with a number of ailments that he has had since childhood and thought could never be addressed.

The Drs and staff at Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness are great!

They are always willing to accommodate my every need from helping me maneuver my infant car seat out the door to passing on informative articles. They are always attending seminars and lectures that show me they are committed to my family’s health. Dr. Patrick’s involvement with the infant and child chiropractic program has already greatly benefited my 2 children.

I highly recommend the Chiropractors at Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness and am willing to answer any questions a potential client may have."

-  Jennifer M.

"My first experience was while I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, Cadence. I was about 33 weeks into the pregnancy and she was still in the breech position. I really wanted to have a natural birth and knew that if she didn’t turn on her own that would be less likely. I came in to see Dr. Patrick because he was trained Webster technique which I had read can help encourage the baby to turn. Immediately I was so impressed with the thorough and precise evaluation they did before they ever did any adjustments. The whole office impressed me with their professionalism and enthusiasm. After 2 or 3 visits with Dr. Patrick, the baby moved into a better birthing position and when the time came we experienced a natural and medication-free birth."

"More recently I came back to Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness for my younger daughter, Holly. She is 2 years old and had been suffering with chronic sinus infections. It seemed she would get a small cold or allergies, but it would just never clear out of her nose. She was a constant green boogery mess. After putting her on an antibiotic and having the sinus infection come back after just 2 weeks, I knew I didn’t want to go that route again. Remembering how impressed I was with this office, I was very hopeful that chiropractic was a better alternative. At the same time I got Cadence and myself evaluated.

Cadence didn’t have any real complaints or problem areas but I had a lot of pain and tension in my neck and shoulders and numbness and tingling in my hands. With Holly, I feel we noticed a gradual improvement of her symptoms within the first two weeks. Her runny nose was slowing down and becoming less green and more white or clear. By the end of Dr. Patrick’s initial recommended time of adjustments, her nose was completely booger-free. Since then she has been on more of a maintenance schedule and doing great. Recently we all came down with a very low-grade cold, and I noticed her runny nose was back. I thought this was the real test, because in the past this would just continue on and on and get worse and worse. This time, however, her runny nose never turned to that yucky green and cleared up very quickly and we are booger-free once again.

Though Cadence didn’t have any specific complaints we decided chiropractic care made sense to keep her strong and healthy too. She just started Kindergarten, and she recently came home and told me that everyone in her class has a cough or cold except her. I had to smile thinking that we started her adjustments just in time. Both girls love coming to the office — both for the toys and the adjustments. When it’s their turn to be adjusted they both jump right up for it. And they love the stickers too.

I am feeling significantly better as well. The tightness and pain in my neck and shoulders are so much less. The numbness in my hand is steadily improving too. I have more energy and generally feel clearer in my thinking. I love getting the progress evaluations and seeing the positive results there too."

-  Lenore, Cadence, and Holly P.

"Two years ago, my health was at an all-time low. My immune system was compromised and I was constantly coming down with one illness or another. I had difficulty sleeping, problems with anxiety and my quality of life was definitely suffering. I visited several doctors, underwent many tests, and still had no answers about what was wrong. At my husband’s urging, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Ryan. It was my hope that chiropractic care would improve the pain in my neck and back. I was not familiar with the idea that chiropractic care could put me on a path to wellness."

"From the moment I walked into Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness, I could feel the positive energy and the dedication to promoting a healthy lifestyle. I immediately experienced a care and understanding from both Dr. Geri Ryan and Dr. Pat Ryan that I have never experienced from any of the many other doctors and specialists I have visited in the past. Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness also provides many resources for wellness education. I began to notice such a difference in my health and in my attitude toward health that I decided to bring my 4 year-old son to Dr. Ryan as well.

My son had been suffering from allergies, ear infections, and asthma since he was six-months old. He was literally sick all of the time and had been taking allergy medication on a daily basis for almost three years. Shortly after starting chiropractic care, he no longer needed the allergy medicine and his sleep pattern improved dramatically. This has been his first pneumonia-free winter since he was a baby. At four years-old he looks forward to his adjustments because he knows it keeps him well and because he enjoys the visits with Dr. Ryan, Dr. Gould, and Sarah.

I can’t thank Dr. Ryan and staff enough for the dramatic change chiropractic care has made in the health of my family. I have stopped taking several prescription medications and am enjoying better health than I have in years. My whole family has a renewed commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Very rarely can something so simple and enjoyable make such a difference in your life!"

- Joanne H.

"I began seeing Dr. Patrick during my 8th month of pregnancy. I was having extreme lower back pain for obvious reasons. I have always had back pain due to various sport injuries from earlier years. I have also had three knee surgeries and had periods of severe pain in my right knee. In the past, I would take large amounts of anti-inflammatories. Having regular chiropractic care has been a wonderful drug-free pain management system! Not only am I experiencing less pain, but also an overall sense of better well being."

- B.W.


"Both of our children have been seeing Dr. Ryan weekly for almost two months. After just a couple of weeks of chiropractic adjustments, our 4-year-old daughter now requires only half the does of one of her asthma medications. (Yes, MEDICATIONS – she took more than one) and has not had to use her other “rescue medication” at all!! This time of year leading up to winter is her most difficult time with allergies, colds, and asthma flare-ups. If she makes it through the next 4 weeks, it will be the first time since she was an infant that she has not had to visit her medical doctor during the fall months.

I want to offer a huge thank you to Dr. Ryan and the team for making our visits such a pleasurable, beneficial, and rewarding experience."

-  C.P.


"Growing up back home, I had been under chiropractic care for a number of years with problems related to my neck and shoulders. Recently I moved into this area, here in Randolph, and was 30 weeks pregnant at that time. Up until that point, I was feeling good and was having a good pregnancy without a lot of issues. For this, I was very thankful.

Around the 29th week of pregnancy, I started to feel pain in my right lower side and leg, which over the following days would progressively become more intense. I began having difficulty with walking, standing, sleeping, and general movement. I tried various treatments to relieve the pain but was not successful. I was referred to Dr. Ryan, by my husband, but was a little hesitant because I was pregnant. After meeting with Dr. Ryan and his staff my concerns were discussed and I felt confident and encouraged by the protocol that he had suggested. After only two weeks of treatments, I went from barely able to walk to being able to walk 4 miles without severe pain. After my third week of treatment, I was walking and moving again normally without any pain or discomfort. My greatest moment of appreciation was experienced when my husband and I took four visiting Europeans into New York City for the day. I was able to participate in the entire day’s activities including walking for many hours – “pain-free!”

I am very grateful to Dr. Ryan for his ability to treat my sciatic nerve and give me the mobility that I had lost so that I’m able to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy. His expertise and professionalism in treating adults, children, and babies is amazing. He truly has a passion for seeing others live life to the fullest."

- R.W.


"After 5 consecutive ear infections, my daughter’s pediatrician was pressing for her to have tubes put into her ears. My husband and I did not feel that tubes were the answer. They were a quick fix to a problem that could resurface again in the future. We also were not comfortable with the idea of surgery on our 10-month-old. We heard about pediatric chiropractic from friends and co-workers whose children had similar problems. We decided to give it a try. After a couple of months with Dr. Ryan, our daughter not only was cold-free, but the fluid in her ears disappeared! Our daughter is the healthiest she’s been in a really long time!!!"

-  Paula W.


"I first came to Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness a few days before I was to leave for a month-long trip to Europe and was not able to move. My lower back was extremely painful and I could not imagine spending 8 hours in a plane or walking for hours through the European cities my husband and I planned on visiting. After 3 adjustments my pain was almost gone and I enjoyed our European adventure. When I came back to the United States, I also found out that I had gotten pregnant while in Europe. This was a miracle! My husband and I had been trying unsuccessfully for three years.

Throughout my pregnancy, I continued to have weekly adjustments and suffered no back pain whatsoever.

My baby is now three months old and he too has been benefiting from being adjusted. He had trouble turning his head to the left side and after only two adjustments he is doing so much better. I would never have thought that Chiropractic could do so much for anyone, but I would definitely give it a try!"

- L.K.


"My name is Eddie Bilinkas, I am 24 years old and I have been a patient at Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness since the summer of 2013. Before coming I was diagnosed with a deadly heart disease known as Brugada Syndrome. This heart disease is extremely rare and can lead to sudden heart arrhythmias, which can lead to death. After being diagnosed with this heart condition, I was in the intensive cardiac unit for four days at the hospital. The cardiologist’s recommendation was to immediately implant a defibrillator to my heart in efforts to shock my heart in case I ever went into sudden cardiac arrest. My family and I were almost positive that I was going to walk out of the hospital with a battery-device defibrillator attached to my heart. Before my life was going to change forever, I wanted to explore every option and consult with other professionals to make sure a surgical operation was in my best interest."

"Within a week I was introduced to Doctor Ryan. His initial tests and scans found that I had extreme nerve blockage between the nerves that affected my heart. The scan indicated that my nerve pressure was off the chart and that there was much room for improvement and possibly another option besides surgery to implant a defibrillator. Doctor Ryan was adamant that surgery should be the last resort and that if my problem is coming from subluxation in my spine, then he could help me.

I started going almost every day. Doctor Ryan would constantly explain to me that my spine controls every aspect of my body and that any nerve pressure can negatively affect certain parts of my body. It was clear that the vertebrae corresponding to my heart was in very bad condition, so Doctor Ryan focused on taking the nerve pressure away from my heart. Weeks went by and improvement was noticeable. My scans and tests all immensely improved. After months of chiropractic care, I went back to the hospital to consult with my cardiologist. The cardiologist changed his mind and stated that I did not need an implantable defibrillator anymore. He said that I had gone from a serious Type-I Brugada diagnosis to a low-risk Brugada diagnosis. However, what my cardiologist did not know was that I had been going almost every day.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. I was days away from listening to my cardiologist and implanting a permanent device to my heart that would change my life forever. I took a step back and put my faith in Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness. After months of constant adjustments and clear improvements by Doctor Ryan, I no longer needed heart surgery. This change of direction did not happen by chance. It was directly attributable to Doctor Ryan and his endless dedication towards my life.

I am eternally grateful for not having to implant a defibrillator to my heart. There is no doubt that Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness played a vital role in changing my life forever. Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness not only enabled me to dismiss the option of heart surgery but I am now stronger, healthier, and more confident that ever. I am a walking, talking, and breathing example of how Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness can change someone’s life forever."

- Eddie B.

"I have had chronic ear infections since I was an infant. I had eleven surgeries. Two months before I was about to get my 12th surgery I started coming to Dr. Ryan. I told him about my ear problems. He said he could help me. We weren’t sure if we would have enough time before my surgery. The day I went for my surgery my ear doctor looked in my ear and said never mind you can go home your ears look fine. I was so happy I could not thank Dr. Ryan enough."

- J.L.


“After about a year of chiropractic adjustments, I have noticed a marked improvement in my overall health. I no longer suffer from constant lower back, neck, and shoulder pain. I enjoy a more restful nights sleep and fewer ear, nose, and throat problems.

Chiropractic adjustments helped throughout my pregnancy. While other pregnant friends were complaining of constant backaches, I was completely free of any spinal problems. I could not imagine pregnancy without constant adjustments.

I am also glad that my daughter is being adjusted. Her first adjustment was at just 13 days old. Chiropractic adjustments add to her overall health and well-being.”

- J.M.


"When our 9-month-old son was being treated for an ear infection and was on his “THIRD” antibiotic in 5 weeks, we decided to look into Chiropractic Care. We already went through “tubes in the ears” with our three-year-old last year, including the several rounds of antibiotics, the complications that go with antibiotics, and the fighting to get the child to take the antibiotic. (Pink, blue or whatever the color, it still does not taste good.) There must be an easier way."

"We interviewed several moms that had no connection to Dr. Ryan, but had switched to Chiropractic Care after the typical treatment for ear infection did not work or were going down the road to Tympanostomy. Each mother had positive results with Chiropractic Care and they continue to bring their children to a chiropractor. I also spoke to our pediatrician to get his view on it. He was open to the idea and had heard positive reports, but no medical findings. In listening to others, doing some Internet research, and from my own recent results (I just started Chiropractic Care about 2 months earlier), we decided to go ahead with Chiropractic Care.

Matthew's first adjustment was a day after going to the pediatrician where we were told that he still had fluid in his ears and that we should talk about “tubes in the ears” and maintenance antibiotic. Matthew was also not sleeping well, most likely due to the pressure in the ear and this also made us tired too. Up to this pediatrician visit, Matthew has been on three antibiotics and weeks of decongestants with no positive results. I do not doubt our Pediatricians skill or knowledge, that is why we consulted with him first and will continue to do so.

Dr. Ryan adjusted Matthew while we held our breaths. Matthew did not flinch or make any kind of reaction to the adjustment. I continued to bring Matthew in twice a week for two weeks and then once a week for two weeks, then he was off to the pediatrician for a follow-up. The report was no fluid in the ears and no infection. During the weeks of chiropractic adjustments, we had stopped giving the antibiotics and the decongestants.

My wife and I are both medical professionals (OT and MT) who love our children very much, who did some investigation, and asked a lot of questions. I believe that the Chiropractic Care that Dr. Ryan uses facilitated in the healing of my son and was a part of the treatment. We will continue to use both professions (the Pediatrician and Chiropractor) in the future and hopefully less antibiotics."

- R.W.

"Sarah used to suffer from spring/fall allergies and was instructed by our pediatrician to take Zyrtec daily. We stopped this almost very quickly after Sarah came to Dr. Patrick.

Had repeated ear infections (tubes in and out x 2) has not had any issues since coming with any ear infections…

Had eczema on her shins and forearms when we first started ( I did not want her to use the harmful creams) that went away completely. Less sick time out of school, but if she has had to take a day due to a cold, etc. we come to Dr. Patrick and her recovery from a cold, etc. is much quicker. I no longer have used antibiotics, cold remedies (cough syrups, nasal decongestants or Advil/Tylenol)

Sports injuries-basketball jammed fingers have healed much faster w/ adjustments made to the injured fingers. Moderately sprained ankle which Sarah was on crutches for and the sports trainer at our school was recommending we see an orthopedic, we had Dr. Patrick adjust the ankle and foot and increase our fish oil and Sarah was off the crutches in a week. And again healed much faster."

- Sarah


"Erika was on an inhaler for (exercised induced asthma) she was able to wean off of the inhaler and no longer need to use this for her sports. Erika was prone to getting strep throat infections and would be prescribed of course antibiotics, she has no longer needed to take antibiotics at all since those early years. I can not even recall the last time either of my children have taken antibiotics. Additionally, Erika has w/ her sports especially skiing experienced some falls and hurt her lower back which Dr. Patrick w/ time and adjustments has been able to relieve the achy pain she was experiencing and make her feel better.

As a mom, you are always wanting to keep your children well free of illness and help them adopt healthy habits. Hoping the healthy habits will continue once they become grown adults with their own families. Chiropractic along with other lifestyle habits (ie eating well, getting enough sleep and regular exercise) have given my family the gift of health. As a family, we have first hand ALL experienced better posture, far less sick days, and faster recovery if an illness or injury does occur. My family knows and has the HABIT right now if we do not feel well, rather than visit our primary care physician and or pediatrician. We make an appointment with Dr. Patrick, we don’t take prescriptions or even over-the-counter remedies at all. We get an adjustment, continue all our vitamins (those recommended by Dr. Patrick), increase our fish oil, and use our diet and rest as well to enhance our immune system to function the way in intrinsically already knows how to function.

Thanks Team-our health has been improved tremendously since being in your care for 9 years."

- Erika

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Monday
6:15am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
6:15am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
Closed


Thursday
6:15am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
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Saturday
By Appointment Only

Total Life Chiropractic & Wellness

961 New Jersey-10 #1B
Randolph, NJ 07869

(973) 252-6040