Rohlfsen Chiropractic

★★★☆☆
  • 640 S 50TH St Ste 1120

    West Des Moines, IA 50265

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  • 515-222-1689

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Things started out with X Rays and other diagnostic tests the first visit. I had my symptoms for at least 10 years off and on. I paid for the X Rays which I guess is standard with chiropractors. I had past experience with them. Dr. R. was friendly enough, and at first he explained what he thought or saw were the problems. He said with the "right treatments over time" I ought to be much better. I was encouraged. So I started going two times a week. Eventually it came down to once a week.

My aches and pains were helped some, but I have to say after many, many months of treatments, there was no real lasting relief. His office is fairly new and in a strip mall. I like the staff there. But I just couldn't see continuing to pay for these treatments when I get about the same relief from a hot shower and lying down or stretching or maybe a massage.

I have very mixed feelings about this doctor and chiropractic in general. This doctor is making a real healthy living, and maybe some patients with great insurance can go weekly and they keep going whether they see real positive results or not. I am not one of those people. From what I heard and gathered from going there for quite some time, he does what he thinks is best, and it might work or might not work. I never had him suggest that I try anything else other than chiropractic. I think the thousands he got from me over time could have been better spent probably.

As I said, nice office and staff, and the location was nice. But I went to feel better, and 90% of the time I felt better for a few days only and that was about it. I am currently seeing two other types of doctors (MD types) who are offering me alternatives including advice on how I sit at work, exercises, and physical therapy. I'm sure he won't ever miss my business.

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★★★☆☆

Things started out with X Rays and other diagnostic tests the first visit. I had my symptoms for at least 10 years off and on. I paid for the X Rays which I guess is standard with chiropractors. I had past experience with them. Dr. R. was friendly enough, and at first he explained what he thought or saw were the problems. He said with the "right treatments over time" I ought to be much better. I was encouraged. So I started going two times a week. Eventually it came down to once a week.

My aches and pains were helped some, but I have to say after many, many months of treatments, there was no real lasting relief. His office is fairly new and in a strip mall. I like the staff there. But I just couldn't see continuing to pay for these treatments when I get about the same relief from a hot shower and lying down or stretching or maybe a massage.

I have very mixed feelings about this doctor and chiropractic in general. This doctor is making a real healthy living, and maybe some patients with great insurance can go weekly and they keep going whether they see real positive results or not. I am not one of those people. From what I heard and gathered from going there for quite some time, he does what he thinks is best, and it might work or might not work. I never had him suggest that I try anything else other than chiropractic. I think the thousands he got from me over time could have been better spent probably.

As I said, nice office and staff, and the location was nice. But I went to feel better, and 90% of the time I felt better for a few days only and that was about it. I am currently seeing two other types of doctors (MD types) who are offering me alternatives including advice on how I sit at work, exercises, and physical therapy. I'm sure he won't ever miss my business.

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I have seen 3 chiropractors over about 30 years. I went to Dr. Rohlfsen because his location was close and I was needing someone new due to my old chiropractor retiring. I went through the usual X-Rays, and then he had some expensive looking equipment he used to analyze my spine etc. He had computer printouts that again, looked impressive, but how did I know if they were accurate or just for show? I didn't of course.

Anyhow, the staff and the doctor are all very friendly. No complaints there. But I started out with him saying that even though I had my problem a long time, he could fix it in 9 months to where I was only coming in once every 1-2-3 months. Two+ years later, while I do get relief usually, and the X-Rays have shown some improvement, I still have to see him every 7-10 days.

Insurance pays for 90% or so of it, but since he books 3 patients each 15 minutes (some are no shows I am sure, but he really moves people through - maybe 5-6 minutes with me on average) he is raking in the dough, and I am wondering if I am really getting the proper care or just enough to keep me comfortable for 7-10 days the rest of my life!

When I raise questions, he says it is "normal" and I need to be patient, etc. I believe chiropractic is helpful for most people. I am just not sure if in my case I would do as well without it or not. All I know is he is a very wealthy guy at age 50 or so, and I am glad I have invested in ice packs to apply after each adjustment.

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★★★☆☆

I have seen 3 chiropractors over about 30 years. I went to Dr. Rohlfsen because his location was close and I was needing someone new due to my old chiropractor retiring. I went through the usual X-Rays, and then he had some expensive looking equipment he used to analyze my spine etc. He had computer printouts that again, looked impressive, but how did I know if they were accurate or just for show? I didn't of course.

Anyhow, the staff and the doctor are all very friendly. No complaints there. But I started out with him saying that even though I had my problem a long time, he could fix it in 9 months to where I was only coming in once every 1-2-3 months. Two+ years later, while I do get relief usually, and the X-Rays have shown some improvement, I still have to see him every 7-10 days.

Insurance pays for 90% or so of it, but since he books 3 patients each 15 minutes (some are no shows I am sure, but he really moves people through - maybe 5-6 minutes with me on average) he is raking in the dough, and I am wondering if I am really getting the proper care or just enough to keep me comfortable for 7-10 days the rest of my life!

When I raise questions, he says it is "normal" and I need to be patient, etc. I believe chiropractic is helpful for most people. I am just not sure if in my case I would do as well without it or not. All I know is he is a very wealthy guy at age 50 or so, and I am glad I have invested in ice packs to apply after each adjustment.

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