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We value our patients' experience at Dow Chiropractic and Acupuncture. If you are currently a chiropractic 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.

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Dr. David Dow
Your Madison Chiropractor


I was in a traumatic car accident in 1997 and saw Dr. Dow during my recovery. He treated me with gentle acupunture, massage, and chiropractic adjustments. When I first started seeing him, my pain was terrible... I couldn't move my head very far in any direction without discomfort, had numbness and tingling in my elbow and hand, and frankly feared that the rest of my life would be impacted. At only 25 yrs old that thought was really daunting! Thankfully, with his help, I've recovered significantly. I still see Dr. Dow often for preventive care and his excellent holistic approach to health. For example, he recently introduced me to the Pettibon System for improving my posture and balance. I practice this at his office and at home with simple tools. I've noticed my neck mobility has increased even more, I suffer from fewer headaches, and my running gait is more balanced which means I feel a lot less pain while exercising. Thankfully, due to what I think is outstanding, exceptional care of Dr. Dow, I'm doing things today like training for my second marathon, driving motorcycles all summer long, and playing heartily with my 9yr old son. I owe a great deal of gratitude to Dr. Dow for his health care, healthy living tips, and friendship. I would recommend his services to anyone!

Josh Dodge 1/14/13

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I've had an incredible experience with Dow Chiropractic & Acupuncture. From the beginning when Dr. Dow does your exam, you get a clear impression that not only does he know what he's doing but that he's really energized and invested in his work and committed to helping you feel your best. I was in a car accident a year or so ago and have had significant neck pain since then - Dr. Dow specializes in motor vehicle trauma and has taken it upon himself to work with the insurance companies to make sure I get the care I need without me having to hassle them about it. Also, unlike many chiropractors where you just go in and get cracked a couple times in an assembly line and then sent on your way, Dr. Dow shows you some individual exercises to do depending on your needs that you do to warm up before going in to be straightened out by him. It's an overall commitment to long-term wellness that I really value. Thanks, Dr. Dow.

Emma Hynes 2/12/13

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Dr Dow is great! He is very helpful and knowledgeable about how to fix your body. I had a multitude of problems – pain, flexibility, balance etc. and in just two months seeing Dr Dow I am tremendously better in all areas. My friends even comment on how much better I look and that I even sound like my “old self”. In addition he is easy to work with regarding appointments and payments. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr Dow to anyone who has any pain, balance problems or other chiropractic needs.

1/13/13

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The problem for which I sought Dr. Dow's help began in early spring, about 6-7 months ago. I began to notice that my sense of taste (flavor of food) seemed less than normal.... I could smell things, but the flavor was somewhat diminished.

At first, I attributed it to possible sinus problems and allergies, which I've had some trouble with from time to time. I was checked out by my doctor, and she found no real sinus infection or such going on.

I didn't give it too much thought until sometime in later May, when I suddenly completely lost my sense of taste. I could detect salty, sour, sweet and bitter, but the flavor of what I was eating was nonexistent. At lunchtime one day I could taste...and at the next meal it was completely gone. This loss of taste went on for several days, and gradually came back, but only faintly.

It was sometime in early June when I lost my sense of taste completely...I could still detect odors and fragrances, but they were somewhat diminished. This loss of taste lasted for 4 months...4 months of totally not being able to taste what I was eating. I think that we take our ability to taste and smell for granted, but when it leaves, life loses its interest and luster. Imagine eating your favorite foods and not being able to tell what you were eating (except by appearance or texture). For instance, when I shared a pizza with my husband, I joked that he might just as well have ordered a carryout box and divided it into pieces, because that's as much flavor as the pizza had for me. Every time I'd sit down to a meal, I was hoping that my taste would return as suddenly as it had disappeared. Cooking and preparing a meal became difficult, because much of cooking depends on tasting and smelling...and then, even when I had worked at preparing a good meal, it felt pointless to me, because none of it had any flavor whatsoever!

In August, on the prompting of my doctor, I had a sinus CT scan which turned up negative. I saw an ENT doctor, who did an exam and found nothing wrong, except that my Vit. B-12 level was a little low. He gave me a B-12 injection and had me follow up with him in two weeks...all to no avail. The B-12 did nothing to bring back my ability to taste. On my own, I even stopped my blood pressure medication (Benazapril), thinking that perhaps that might be the cause. Again, after nearly two weeks, I saw no improvement.

I went to my local chiropractor in late August to see if an adjustment might make a difference. A day or so after the adjustment, I lost my sense of smell also. So now, here I was...unable to taste or smell. I was starting to become somewhat depressed at this point. Since I work as a nurse in a medical clinic, I sought the advice of another of our local family doctors...and her advice to me was to seek acupuncture.

It was at this point in early September that I made my appointment with Dr. Dow. On Sept. 12, he did a thorough evaluation and medical history, and at that same appointment, I had my first acupuncture treatment...hoping for a reversal of my problems.

It was 1 1/2 days later that I was having a bedtime snack while working on my computer. I remember putting whatever it was that I was eating in my mouth and suddenly realizing that I could taste it! I was so excited about being able to taste that I was afraid to go to bed, fearing that when I woke up in the morning that it would again be gone. When I awoke, I wasn't able to taste or smell anything, but after I had been up for a short while, my taste and smell slowly returned. For the next few mornings, my taste and smell were diminished when I first arose, but gradually intensified the longer I was up and about. Since that time, I have been totally able to taste and smell. I did have another acupuncture treatment two weeks later, and have continued to enjoy the wonderful world of taste and smell.

Most people take their sense of taste and smell for granted, but I'm one person who will always appreciate this wonderful gift which God gave us. I felt like a new person...like I had had a rebirth. I know that it may sound silly, but until you have been without the enjoyment of smells and delicious tastes, you might never realize just how wonderful it really is.

My sincere thanks to Dr. Dow for taking the time to really listen to my problem. I have read the explanation for how acupuncture works in the body, but the entire process still remains absolutely awesome and amazing to me. When I shared my experience with friends and co-workers, I could only describe it as a "minor miracle!" It has truly given me a new lease on life!

Bonnie Miller 10/15/08




1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

I feel much better in general because my back is finally "released" and much more relaxed.  My tennis elbow is almost recovered.  My neck is more flexible and my re-evaluation showed a general improvement. And I feel that I  have learned 

important info about my body structure.

2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients? 

When people have spoken to me about back problems, I have recommended Dr. Dow and Justin and explained what kind of services I have received and how happy I am with the care.

3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?  

I avoided more back pain and stress and reduced the chances for more strain in these areas.

4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus other doctor's you've experienced?

I have never been to another Acupuncturist, but have tried other Chiropractors

and Dr. Dow is an excellent Chiropractor. His skill as a an Acupuncturist is wonderful - he always knew exactly what areas needed the needles.



1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

My pain has subsided and I've learned to incorporate my whole being when considering health issues.

2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

Trust Dr. Dow's advice about treating the whole being. It is a reality that Western Medicine ignores for the sake of business.

3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

I was told I would have to have surgery, would have pain and difficulty the rest of my life, and that pain killers would be in my future until I died.

4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?


Dr. Dow examined me and created a plan to assist me in getting to a pain free and healthy state. He focussed on Acupuncture and Chiropractics combined in a way to put me back in a proper stature. This relieved a pinched nerve that was causing the problem. no surgery, no drugs, just some exercises, stress relief, and repositioning of some disks. A very pleasant experience compared to my Dr. whom I have since fired.

If I were still consulting in Madison, I would still be Dr. Dow's patient. It's almost worth flying in for a treatment.



1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

 I am now more aware of my posture and what I need to do in order to correct it.

2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

I would say he is a great chiropractor. He is genuine and truly cares about his clients. I have already mentioned your practice to several people!

3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

I most likely avoided more tension and migraines. 

4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

I am not sure I understand this question. If you mean technique or practice, I feel he is very patient, takes his time and he is very experienced and informative! Thanks!


1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?  

Someone who cares about the individual and their concerns.

2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

You will get the best care possible.

3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

Tense muscles and stress

4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

Dr. Dow is concerned with the individual and others just want to get to the next person.


1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

Decrease in pain in mid back. Relaxation of muscles between shoulder blades. Decrease in frequency of headaches. 

 2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

I think he is a great chiropractor and will do his best to help you.

 3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

Long term addiction to Drugs in the oxy family. An unemployment statistic. 

 4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

He is personable as well as being keen on natural ways to improve health going to his office is always comfortable.

 Daniel Staples


1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

Reduction/elimination of pain, increased range of motion, and better body movement all over

2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

As a practitioner, Dr Dow. is attentive yet light hearted and his technique is gentle and effective.

3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

more spinal misalignment and pain

4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

I have not been to another practitioner that had his exact manipulation

style, also the availability of pre or post adjustment massage and  in

the same office is a good benefit.


1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

Relief of pain and mobility in my spine in areas where there was none

before.  I always feel more energized  after adjustments than before.

 2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

I highly recommend Dr. Dow.  He doesn't rely on X-rays for diagnosis,

he is able to evaluate your needs with a few simple tests; he has the

ability to zero in on the problem and provide relief.  He is very

personable.  The adjustments that Dr. Dow makes are firm but gentle, he

is very capable and I can trust him to help and not harm.

 3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?  

I believe that I have avoided some age 

related flexibility issues.  I have an autoimmune disease which may 

have taken a different course had I not had the chiropractic 

manipulations from Dr. Dow.

 4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

I've not gone to another chiropractor but as far as a health care

provider goes he gives me the time I need and listens to my concerns

which hasn't always been my experience with health care providers.


1. What specific benefits have you received as a result of seeing Dr. Dow?

The results are that I went from a wheel chair to walking with out a 

cane.


2. What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming one of Dr. Dow's patients?

I would say do it. You have nothing to lose.


3. What type of problems did you avoid by becoming a patient of Dr. Dow?

Wheel chair bound for the rest of my life.


4. What is the difference between being Dr. Dow's patient, versus others you've experienced?

He is a very pleasant man and he knows what he is 

doing.




After six visits over a period of weeks, my left ankle feels much better-

12 years ago as a teenager, a friend crashed his car into a cement bridge. My ankle swelled, and sprained. Having no money to fix it, 

I let it heal naturally - as I didn't think it was that bad. Now I work on my feet 10+ hours a day- the bone sticks out - and my pain was constant 

and at times unbearable. Now I am excited to say that my ankle is feeling so much better and for the first time in years I noticed I was holding 

my weight with the injured ankle and felt no pain! The bone is still sticking out - and healed this way - but I can focus on other things in my life, 

than just my ankle!


Anna Immel

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