We value our patients’ experience at Terrapin Care Center. If you are currently a 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. Dan Kraus
I first came to Terrapin Care Center in March 16, 2012. I had experienced neck and my back pain for a couple of years. Originally, I came to get myself assessed and find ways that I could prevent unnecessary pain and enjoy my life for what it’s worth. After the staff took my x-rays, Dr. Dan came into the office and explained to me that adjusting my neck and my back to a perfect alignment is not going to be a job done overnight but instead is a long-term life adjustment. At that given moment I did not know exactly what he meant by. Today, I can say that I have full understanding of his statement and can look at all of the progress that he and his team have done for me.
Dr. Dan’s dedicated team does not only take time to talk to you if you have any questions but they will demonstrate how to do an exercise the correct way in order for you to maximize its purpose. I can honestly say that I am proud to be a Terrapin Care Center patient. This organization has helped me have a greater appreciation for my body and what it means to be truly healthy. Terrapin Care Center has aligned my back almost to a perfect curve line and is still diligently working on my neck. I stay optimistic to seeing my future improvements and how it will affect my life. Thank you very much for all you have done for me.
– Ilya P.
Neck and Shoulder Pain:
“Since I began treatment with Dr. Kraus and the Terrapin Chiropractic team, four months ago, my posture, flexibility, and feeling of well-being have never been better. I thought that the aches and pains I felt in my neck and shoulders were part of the course. After my initial consultation with Dr. Kraus, I learned that accepting pain is unnecessary. With the various stretching and chiropractic treatment, I now feel stronger and pain free, as a result of the work of the chiropractic team. The very competent and caring staff makes me feel welcome and provides me with a very pleasant and positive experience with every visit. Thank you for your dedication and commitment!” – Rupert H.
I was desperate when I first walked into Terrapin Chiropractic and met Dr. Dan in November of 2008. Although I am a health care professional, I knew very little about chiropractors, but had tried everything else to relieve my neck pain and spasm. A co-worker recommended Dr. Dan to me. She had succeeded in recommending a trusted car mechanic and she is an excellent nurse practitioner so I figured, WHY NOT trust her with her recommendation of a chiropractor?
Within weeks of seeing Dr. Dan, I was a believer. I no longer experienced daily pain, but I could actually look over my right shoulder, something I had not been able to do in years. Since my symptoms were gradual, I didn’t realize that a neck injury that I suffered in 1976 was the culprit of my seemingly sudden spasm and pain. Over time, my neck became tilted to one side (and more) causing stress on the muscle and spasms. There were days that I couldn’t stand the weight of my head on my shoulder. As soon as I got home from work I would lay on the floor until the spasm decreased. I tried EVERYTHING to help relieve the pain. I stopped falling asleep on the couch (helped a little); got a new Tempurpedic bed and pillow (helped a little); took antispasmodics (helped very little); had acupuncture (helped for a few days; had deep tissue massages (helped for 3 days) and finally found Dr. Dan. I initially saw him at least 2-3 days a week and I am on a maintenance plan. When I miss appointments because of travel, I can really tell the difference in my neck mobility.
My treatment has also improved my neck alignment. As I look at pictures from around 2000, it appears that my clothes are being pulled to one side. Although I still don’t have a straight neck, I can see the improvement in current pictures. I know that you are now looking at my picture and thinking “REALLY, her neck still looks crooked to me!”; however, I can assure you that it looks and feels much better.
THANKS TO DR. Dan and the fabulous staff at Terrapin Chiropractic! – Margaret Ann C.
“While riding my bicycle in July 2002 I was struck from behind by a car traveling at about 35MPH. The impact resulted in compression fractures of my L1 and L2 vertebrae, among other injuries. I was out of commission and flat on my back for 2 weeks, and had to wear a very aggressive back brace for support for several months after that. However, it was my good fortune to come under the care of Dr. Dan. In the early months post-injury I came in 3x/week, eventually tapering off to 2x, then 1x. With Dr. Dan’s help I resumed my bicycle training and racing program, and now I hate to miss a week, because it makes a noticeable difference in how comfortable I feel on the bike. I will always be grateful to Dr. Dan for making it possible for me to continue doing the sport that has been my passion for more than 40 years.” – Jeffrey T.