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I have had chronic low back Issues since for over 20 years in and out of hospitals, ERs, neurologist’s and epidurals everything, after 2 visits I can already feel the difference my pain levels decreasing and no pain with walking. Highly recommend.
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I had an out of position rib and I was seen within 30 minutes!
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“Incredible service. I was almost unable to walk or turn my neck. my days of rideing bike were done. I went to compass chiro seeking some relief. Today im like a new man I can walk and bend and turn and stretch. biking is available to me again. Don't accept...” View All that you have to live in pain. Go see the great Dr. and wonderful staff at compass chiropractic. Find out if relief if available for you. 10 out of 10 would recommend.”
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Exceptional customer service and chiropractic expertise!
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“I really appreciate everything about Compass Chiropractic. From the way you are greeted at the front door, to no waiting room wait times, no pressure for supplements & such “extras” but most importantly for the fact that my care plan is effective and d...” View Allefinitely helping, and time is spent explaining it to me. I have now got my husband to go, and he is very happy with his experience as well.”
7405 University Ave Ste 1CliveIA50325US Chiropractic5153091217
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“I didn't want to write a review until I'd been getting treatment for awhile to see if it worked (and I didn't expect it to work right away) but it's only been a week and the pain/issue I was having is already gone simply from the adjustments-also have at h...” View Allome exercises to do but it was resolved before I even started them! didn't even think about it until my husband was like "hey you haven't complained about your shoulder recently..." and then I'm like wow no I haven't. Before I started coming it was always in the back of my mind because it was always uncomfortable/causing tingling in my fingers etc. What impressed me first was dr. David and Sherri helped me learn stretches to do to resolve the issue and prevent it in the long run-which is so important to me because I want it to be fixed, not just temporarily given relief. I will update this review at the end of my treatment(only have a few weeks which is also cool as a lot of chiropractors just schedule you for endless sessions, big red flag!) I have a lot of other positives for this practice but I'll add those to my updated review since I already wrote a lot! 😊 ***one of the most important things to me as a patient is that the chiropractor I'm seeing attended Palmer college of chiropractic and dr. David did so that's awesome as well!”
7405 University Ave Ste 1CliveIA50325US Chiropractic5153091217
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Dr David goes above and beyond any other chiropractor I’ve visited. He takes the time to explain everything in detail and it’s obvious he cares about his patients!
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“I run a decent amount. I've had constant knee pain for close to a year. I've done PT and have seen a specialist, and haven't been able to draw any conclusions. Dr. Krohse took the time to analyze my running form, noticed something wasn't quite right that w...” View Allas potentially causing the pain, and took steps to correct it. Within days my knee was feeling a lot better, and I'm now back to running almost completely pain free after just a few weeks. Dr. Krohse taking the time to investigate the source of the problem and then implementing the proper treatment has made a world of difference for me. I can't thank him enough.”
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“I have been seeing Dr K on and off for about 6 years for various issues and ALWAYS have great results. He keeps me moving! Sherri is great at training you on various stretches that will help you that you are able to do at home. I also love the fact that th...” View Alley are always on time!”
7405 University Ave Ste 1CliveIA50325US Chiropractic5153091217
5 out of 5 stars
Never felt this good in a long long time has totally change how I sleep and feel. Can’t wait to start living my life again.
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“Dr. Krohse and team are fantastic! He spent the time to ask detailed questions and is uniquely qualified to address exercise induced issues given his background as an avid cyclist/runner/triathlete. I appreciate the time and care they provide, getting me...” View All healthier every visit!”
7405 University Ave Ste 1CliveIA50325US Chiropractic5153091217
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7405 University Ave Ste 1CliveIA50325US Chiropractic5153091217
5 out of 5 stars
The staff and Dr. At compass chiro are very pleasant. The doctor and staff are knowledgeable. And professional. I would rate this place a 10 out of 10 and would recommend to my friends or family.
Dr. David Krohse
Compass Chiropractic
Clive (Des Moines), IA

Welcome to Compass Chiropractic.  Since starting practice, I have grown accustomed to seeing instant results and rapid relief with chiropractic care on a daily basis. Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are conditions where I often see patients walk (sometimes even crawl) into the clinic feeling awful and walk out minutes later smiling and pain free. With ART, shoulder pain and instability and carpal tunnel syndrome are two other conditions where results are often instantaneous. In my opinion, the ability to frequently provide instant relief is only overshadowed by the restored function of my patients as the most rewarding part of this profession. There is nothing greater than seeing a loving grandmother pick up and hug a grandchild with her “bad shoulder,” a father return to work after a devastating car accident, or a previously injured marathon runner cross that 26.2 mile finish line.

If you or a family member in the Des Moines area are putting up with pain, tightness, numbness, or other symptoms I invite you to read these testimonials and schedule a free consultation at Compass Chiropractic. I will personally take the time to explain how chiropractic and ART care work, how they can affect the problem condition, and how they can result in a rapid return to health.

Josh Maxwell
Waukee Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach

July 30, 2009

I went to Dr. Krohse when I saw that he performs ART, after I had read about ART. I thought that treatment might help me. I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis since 2004. I am a former collegiate distance runner and try to still enjoy running. It is hard to enjoy the great sport of running when you have something hurting you each step.  I had tried acupuncture, physical therapy, shoe inserts, and cortisone shots.  So, you could say I’ve tried about everything to get healthy.

Dr. Krohse did a thorough job of evaluating my posture and my feet.  After each treatment, I felt my feet getting better.  After two weeks of treatment, I was running pain free for the first time in 5 years.  I know at times the scar tissue will build up and it will be painful but I know Dr. Krohse will be able to use his techniques with ART to get me back running.  I would recommend ART to my athletes that I train and to any athlete who has pain that would benefit from this treatment. 

L. Walters

July 11, 2009

 Hi Dr. Krohse,

I just want you to know that my knee is 85% better since my last visit. I stretch every morning before I get up and do some of the massages that you did on my knee when if gets tired. I can walk, bend and climb up and down steps and hills, even very steep ones, without pain. Thank you so much from saving me from having surgery!
With warmest regards,
L. Walters
Calli Ott
Des Moines

April 5, 2009

As far as chiropractic care is concerned, I have transitioned from a skeptic to a firm believer. I was experiencing back pain with tingling and numbness in my back, as well as pain and numbness down the outside of my legs. I had lived with this for a number of years, and decided it would just be a way of life for me. It affected a number of daily activities including washing dishes, doing laundry, sitting, standing, and countless others. After treatment with Dr. Krohse, which included Active Release Technique, the pain, tingling and numbness have significantly subsided in my back, and completely gone away in my legs. I will certainly never live without chiropractic care again.

West Des Moines

January 6, 2009

I had been to chiropractors before with so-so results, but when my low-back pain landed me in urgent care, I decided to look again. (Muscle relaxers are not my idea of a solution.) As a cycling instructor and kickboxer, I don't like to sit still. I found Dr. Krohse from an online search. His testimonials sounded promising, and as an athlete himself, I thought he would understand my need to keep moving. After an extremely thorough exam, Dr. Krohse began to treat and greatly reduce my low-back pain. Not only that, but he also used the active release technique to decrease my migraines and knee pain. I'm back to kickboxing and teaching cycling class pain-free! I've recommended Dr. Krohse to many friends. He produces positive results, and he's a great guy.

Dennis Bracewell
Des Moines

January 2, 2009
I was in an off-roading accident during the summer of 1988 that caused some major damage to my neck.  I went to doctors, specialists, and chiropractors for approximately 9 months and nothing seemed to help the condition.  Over the last twenty years I have learned how to deal with the pain and stopped with any treatments.  Anyhow, I met Dr. Krohse at Aspen Athletic and my wife encouraged me to go see him.  Right away I noticed improved range of movement after my first few initial treatments with Dr. Krohse.  I have also learned that I do not need to live with the pain.  I am not 100% pain free but I do feel "normal" again.  Thank you Dr. Krohse!!
(To someone considering trying chiropractic care with Dr. Krohse I'd say) Please consider seeing Dr. Krohse as he is an excellent chiropractor and a nice young man!  Dr. Krohse turned me from a skeptic to a believer!

Mark Ohnemus

October 31, 2008

I came in for what I thought was a chronic hamstring pain that I could not get to go away.  From November of 2007 until October 1st the level of pain was getting to be so high that I was ready to give up my only real hobby – running.  Then I meet Dr. David after a running event.  He uses a couple of terms describing my condition and believes he can help.  It seems like a futile effort but low and behold within only a couple of sessions the problem was going away!  While visiting him I also mentioned my sore knees.  With therapy and alignment that too has also dissipated.  Can I believe it?  Hardly not, but I have to; the pain is gone within one month!  Unbelievable - thanks a bunch!

(To someone considering trying care with Dr. Krohse, I’d say) What are you going to lose?  Money, time.  If he can help your body do what it’s supposed to do, let me ask you why wouldn’t you see him, unless you like pain.

Sheila Lacy
Des Moines
September 25, 2008

I had the privilege of being invited to a BNI (Business Networking International) West-End Chapter meeting where I first met Dr. David Krohse. Dr. Krohse gave a presentation on ART (Active Release Technique) for knees. Now I must tell you I was not a big fan of going to a doctor for any medical conditions. I tell you this so you will understand the depth of pain I experienced from a high school basketball injury in 1988. The only remedy I was aware of at the time was surgery. Since I knew I would not play basketball again, I did not force the issue. Thus I went for the next 20 years in knee pain. The pain continued to get worse. It became difficult for me to run and to exercise.

Now you understand why I was so intrigued with Dr. Krohse when he said he could perform ART without surgery. I did not believe he could help. I went in a skeptic and came out a believer. I am proud to say Dr. Krohse not only helped to alleviate the pain in my knee, he also gave me a new found respect for Chiropractors. After all he was the first Chiropractor I had the privilege of meeting. Dr. Krohse made a great first and lasting impression on me and my knees.
Thank you for all the work you do.
Indiana Wesleyan Cross Country/Track Athlete

July 25, 2008

I have been having problems with shin splints since summer, 2007.  I run cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track for my college and they had tried electric stim, ultrasound, ice, and many other things that didn't really help.  I took some time off and started running again at the start of summer, 2008.  I could still feel some pain when I ran.  David suggested the Active Release treatment he offers and after my first visit I felt the difference.  I have been getting it done once a week and it seems to be working!

(Dr. Krohse) explains everything very well and in my experience chiropractic work has really helped me.

Marcus Mattox, 23
University of Idaho Hammer Thrower

June 12, 2008

  I came to the Des Moines area to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships.  Unfortunately, my degenerative disk disease was causing severe pain in the lower back.  I had heard good things about ART and Dr. Krohse was the only one in the area who specialized in it.  He was able to get me an appointment on short notice before my competition and it worked wonders. 

Not only did Dr. Krohse relieve the pain in my back and increase my mobility, he also performed ART on my knees and IT bands which I have struggled with as well over past years.  After the treatment I had more mobility in my knees back than I had felt in months.  I went on the next day to compete in the Championships and earned my first ever NCAA All-America honors.  (Marcus' throw was 5 feet further than his personal record -Dr. Krohse)

Anyone living in the area, or just in town for a visit that is experiencing back pain or any other chronic pains should schedule an appointment with Dr. Krohse.  I have received injections in my knees for three years and physical therapy on my back and nothing has helped either as much as the ART with Dr. Krohse. 

Todd Sanftner

June 1, 2008

I am 33 years old and recently had a new baby.  My wife went out of town for a long weekend and I was taking care of our son by myself.  The only way you could get him to stop crying was walking with him.  After 3 days of walking with him on my hardwood floors barefoot I developed a severe heel pain.  My doctor diagnosed this as plantar fasciitis and recommended some home treatments.  After 2 years of learning to live with the pain, I went to see Dr. Krohse, and after 6 weeks of treatment I am happy to say the pain has almost disappeared.  Dr. Krohse used the ART technique and custom fit me with orthotics and the results have been great!

Dr. Krohse is professional and knowledgeable about chiropractic care.  His office is organized, clean, and well run and I felt comfortable having him as my doctor.

Lorie Bruck

May 23, 2008

Compass Chiropractic has been a true delight for me.  From the great cleanliness of the office to the sincere greeting and care I receive when I am there I highly recommend you check it out if you have not already.

I went to Compass Chiropractic with severe headaches and shoulder pain.  Just after a couple of visits I started to notice the changes.  Now my shoulder pain is completely gone and my headaches are diminishing quickly.  My treatment was like no other that I had received at other Chiropractors over the years.  The unique ART treatment made such a difference for me.

For a great chiropractic experience visit Compass Chiropractic.

Adam Slorah
Residential Appraiser - Rally Appraisal

April 29, 2008

I had been having neck and shoulder pain for 2-3 years without any medical treatment.  This was affecting my sleep and my work.  Within 1-2 visits with Dr. Krohse my pain was subsiding and now 1-2 months into treatment I’m sleeping better than I have in years and my pain is gone.

I would recommend chiropractic treatment to anyone.  From minor aches and pains to severe pain, chiropractic treatment can alleviate your symptoms.

Carl Stam
Absolute Concepts Inc - Clive (515) 282-2133

March 30, 2008

Dr. David Krohse,

I want you to know that I appreciate very much the outstanding results achieved within the short period of time since I've been a patient of yours.  I would like to share my positive experience with others who may also be suffering as I was. 

I came to see Dr. David Krohse specifically with hopes of getting some relief from a pinched nerve in my neck.  I had been experiencing numbness and tingling in my right arm, hand and fingers for several months.  After a few visits and discussions about some other existing symptoms (lower back, hip, knee and ankle pain), Dr. Krohse thought we should scan my feet.  Well, to my surprise we discovered that I have flat feet!  Dr. Krohse then went on to explain how I might benefit from custom orthotics.  I placed my order and within less than a week I was wearing my new custom orthotics.  

I have been wearing these now for about six weeks or so and my hip, knee and ankle pain is pretty much gone and my lower back pain has been significantly reduced.  I feel much better and I look forward to mowing the lawn, hiking the trails and playing golf, confident that I am not going to suffer the painful ramifications experienced in the past. Oh, the issue of numbness and tingling caused by the pinched nerve are now totally gone. Thank you Dr. Krohse.


Carl Stam - Absolute Concepts Inc - Clive (515) 282-2133

Bellingham, WA

My granddaughter recommended that I see Dr. Krohse. I was in a car accident on

June 6th, and had severe headache and neck pain. After being treated by Dr. Krohse, my headaches are gone. I have always had headaches. They are better than they have ever been. I am very satisfied with Dr. Krohse. I would recommend him to our friends.
My husband also came to Dr. Krohse as he has back trouble. In two or three visits he was doing fine and continues to do so.

Burlington Senior Center coordinator
Burlington, WA

The Burlington Senior Center received two health-related talks from Dr. David Krohse. We were very pleased with both experiences and highly recommend Dr. Krohse as a speaker. The Burlington Senior Center appreciated Dr. Krohse and the fact he was very organized and prompt. He had a good selection of topics to chose from and delivered the health- related talks very professionally. He made strong connections with the attendees and we considered both talks very successful.
Dr. Krohse's speaking was beneficial to our senior center by providing up-to-date health information to our members.

Dian and Steve Jahn
Anacortes, WA

I met David Krohse on a bicycle ride on Orcas Island on what turned out to be a very cold and eventually very wet spring day. David and my husband and I struck up a friendship and after our next meeting I set up an appointment to see David professionally.

It had been nearly 30 years since I was injured from a bicycle accident. I had been experiencing discomfort in my lower back and a limited range of movement of my neck. I set up an appointment, and after x-rays and examination, David set me up with a series of appointments designed to relieve these symptoms.
The appointments were fairly brief and happily pain free…and I enjoyed always a pleasant conversation with David. In a short time I was experiencing less discomfort and free movement of my neck, so I feel the treatments were worth every bit of time and money.

My biggest surprise came after my first or second visit. I had a breakthrough at my Yoga class…I was able to hold a balance position that had been difficult for me, and soon after was able to do the “bird” pose, which at age 60, I did not expect to achieve!

If someone is considering chiropractic care with Dr. Krohse, I would encourage them to do so without hesitation! David is both a compassionate and skilled diagnostician/practitioner.

Mount Vernon, WA

Dr. Krohse,

I have to thank you for your services. Being in the accounting profession, I am usually hunched over my desk for hours, and inevitably I would leave work at the end of the day with a pounding headache. After a few visits with you, my headaches are nearly nonexistent. This being my first visit with a chiropractor, I was surprised how much better I felt in such a relatively short amount of time.

Thank you Dr. Krohse.

Sedro Woolley, WA

Firstly let me say I am a disabled health care worker. I suffer from severe osteoarthritis, with numerous joint replacements and repairs. I have never really had confidence in chiropractors, as I come form the school of traditional medicine. Traditional medicine says, “Cover up the problem.” Approximately a year or so ago, my chronic back “went out” as usual. This has been going on for years, as I inherited degenerative joint disease from my father. I also have scar tissue in my back from a double laminectomy in 1986. Traditional medicine says, “Take pain pills, and hide the problem.” Anyway, I decided to go to the chiropractor, and see if he could give me relief. The regular chiropractor was on vacation, and I met David Krohse. Well, I was really unsure of this guy, but I also needed relief. David's treatment was professional, and when the regular chiropractor came back from vacation, I stuck with David. He used manipulations, and some special treatment on my back. I haven't had a problem with my back “going out” since and that was a while ago. I remain as active as I can to stay mobile, so I push this bad back to the limit at times, and it is still relatively pain free.

I highly recommend David Krohse, and am sorry to see him go, but he must pursue his career. The reader of this testimonial would do well to give David Krohse a chance to administer their chiropractic needs, as per my experience with him, he is professional, and caring in the administering of chiropractic.

Audrey Mellott
Mount Vernon, WA

I took a fall while hiking and two fingers on my left hand went numb. I also had back pain because of the jarring. Dr. Krohse solved both of the problems. The conversation was good also. I highly recommend the services he can provide.

Darin Gallagher
Sedro-Woolley, WA

My experience with Chiropractic care began after I felt a pain in my lower back while helping a friend move some furniture. It really seemed like no big deal at the time, however I was at the end of a 4-month Marathon training program and was about to attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
I was unsure about seeing a Chiropractor because I had heard “once you start going, you have to keep going.” So I put it off. One night while walking in the gym, still in pain, I told my wife that I was going to have to do something before the race. By coincidence, Dr. Krohse was set up at the gym that night offering free back exams. We met and I explained my situation. He ran me through a few strength tests and offered to see me the next day at his office for a more complete exam. We made the appointment, took some x-rays and started adjustments.

A few days before the Marathon, my injury became worse. I was in extreme pain and could barely walk. I gave up the idea of running this race, however, Dr. Krohse did not. He began seeing me twice a day and even opened the office on Thanksgiving and the day after to help me. I went to the Marathon, was able to jog around (which was a major improvement from just 3-days before), however decided not to run.

Afterwards I began seeing Dr. Krohse on a regular basis and continued to improve through his adjustments, and exercises that he strongly encouraged. I became stronger, the office visits grew further apart, and then ended altogether. Today, almost exactly one year later, I am again at the end of a 4-month training program. I am running better than ever and feel stronger than ever.

I would like to thank Dr. Krohse not only for helping me recover but also for his determination and attitude through the entire process. Dr. Krohse became part of my team and also a friend. Thank you David!

Charlotte Faust
Arlington, WA

At age 70, I was losing the range of motion in my neck due to arthritis; suffered frequently from lower back pain; and experienced sore spots in my upper back, shoulder and neck muscles due to stress. Thanks to Dr. David Krohse's excellent chiropractic treatments, I am now relatively pain free. I have chosen monthly maintenance treatments as this seems to keep my body in better working condition.

Through manipulation of my neck, I now have 2 to 3 times the range of motion in my neck. Spinal adjustment keeps my lower back relatively pain free. Vibration massage of my upper back releases the stress and thus eliminates the pain in my shoulder and neck muscles.

Dr. Krohse is not only a very capable chiropractor, but very friendly and caring which makes your chiropractic care a pleasant experience. I recommend him for anyone needing help to maintain a quality lifestyle.

Thank you Dr. Krohse and best wishes in your new location.

Christy Carrozzo
Stanwood, WA

Twenty-three years ago I was having periods of dizziness. My family doctor had me undergo a CAT scan, sent me to an ear, nose and throat doctor and even a psychologist! He was hoping they could find the reason for my problem. Since they weren't able to give me an answer, my father-in-law suggested I go see his chiropractor thinking, maybe he could find something. Sure enough! I discovered that my spine was out of alignment, and that one of my vertebra was causing me to experience the dizziness. I truly was so thankful to have an answer. After a series of adjustments my problem was gone. Chiropractic care has really changed my life. I consider it as important as my yearly medical exam, dental care etc.

Dr. Krohse was a joy to meet and be treated by. I loved his smiley face and friendly nature. He was always very gentle with my adjustments. I always felt at ease with his care! He always listened to me and truly was interested in me as a person, not just a patient. He was very knowledgeable and was the only chiropractor I've gone to that has ever recommended orthotics for my walking shoes. They have really helped with back and knee pain. I will miss him, but send him to Iowa with my thanks and well wishes knowing there are some lucky people waiting to be his new patients.

Mount Vernon, WA

My entire chiropractic experience involved only one other chiropractor (after having injured my neck in a fall). It involved about six weeks of adjustments (after 6 or 8 weeks of physical therapy). There were at least 2 occasions where my neck was wrenched, once that involved pain afterwards! My last encounter there was with a LMT, which made for a pleasant end to that office visit. I had an unusual (for me) but common lower back strain and knowing of Dr. Krohse, through my husband's business, went to see him. He provided personal, professional care for me and after two visits I felt relief and also along with his exercises, improved my overall back pain issues!

Regardless of you past chiropractic “issues” or even non-issues, I would tell anyone considering Dr. Krohse to rest assured you will be getting a reliable, responsible medical professional, caring for you and your back.

Mount Vernon, WA

When I first went to see Dr. Krohse, my back and hip were painful. After two or three treatments, my back wasn't hurting at all and it stayed pain free. My hip eased up a lot and I could go days without it being painful. My medical Dr. wanted to do surgery on my hip, but I decided to try Chiropractic first. I am very glad I did. Thanks to Dr. Krohse, I feel human again.

Try Chiropractic care before going under the knife.

Anacortes, WA

I have gone to one other chiropractic clinic a few years back, but did not find I was being helped, so this process was quickly removed from my list. Around February of 2007, I started getting pain in my left shoulder, and went to my regular family doctor, who proceeded to put me on medication, basically to help with the pain. I have been playing racquetball for many years and have not had this problem until 2007.

David Krohse was recommended to me, and I started my treatments around June 22. He first explained how he would treat me. At this time I was not able to lift my left arm over my head. After the first treatment I did not feel much difference, however as we progressed through the next three or four sessions, I began to notice lots of improvement. He gave me a set of exercises, to help get more mobility in my shoulder, which it did.

The 20th of July was my last session, and I was able to get back to playing racquetball again. With my faith back in chiropractic medicine, at least through David Krohse, I would certainly recommend him to anyone.

Thank you David!

Ps. By the way I am 78 years young.

Burlington, WA

Chiropractic care is a “tool” I've used over the years to reduce the pain in my neck, lower back and right hip. Prescribed adjustments, massages and physical therapy have also helped me with good results.

David Krohse treated my neck and hip pain. He was thorough in recording my past and current conditions. He was a good listener, personable and I never felt rushed during appointments.

The solution for my hip pain was the Foot Leveler Orthotics offered through his office. A computer-generated footprint was taken of both my feet. This image determined the correct support needed to keep my feet, ankles, knees, hips and back in line. The burning hip pain disappeared as soon as I started wearing them, and has not returned. The product easily moves to different styled shoes, so I can wear them all the time.

Being free of pain has been a blessing and has improved the quality of my life. I can take long walks, work in my yard and on my house without experiencing severe pain.

David and his partner at Northwest Chiropractic Clinic in Mount Vernon, Washington, offered health classes to their patients. They were well presented and of help to me. I hope he will continue to educate his patients when he relocates.

If you are seeking a gentle and caring chiropractor who gets results, I recommend Dr. David Krohse.

Mount Vernon, WA

 have had trouble with my lower back on and off for the last 30 years. During that time I have had 5 major back events. They are different from a bad ache, which goes away with rest and aspirin. They came unexpectedly with a slight movement and produced such blinding pain that you can't move in any direction. You feel as if your spinal cord is snapping in two. Before trying chiropractic care, I was extremely skeptical. I thought chiropractors were bordering on being quacks. Then 1 year ago when on vacation back east, my back went out. I immediately began to use ice and Ibuprofin. My friend called the chiropractor, who was a block away, and he said he could see me that afternoon, but I resisted. After getting progressively worse for 5 days, I relented and walked to the chiropractor's office because I couldn't sit in the car. He gave me adjustments for several days and I was able to fly home to my family though still in pain. I continued chiropractic care at Northwest Chiropractic Clinic, still never realizing how much easier my recovery would have been if I had started chiropractic care immediately.

Just recently my back “went out” again and I immediately went in to Dr. Krohse. I didn't want to wait because typically my condition would get worse for 3-5 days. This was my first experience receiving chiropractic care at the time of injury. I am still amazed at the results! There was dramatic improvement in 1 day! With no chiropractic care it took me 2-3 months to feel back to normal. With Dr. Krohse's care I felt better than normal in just under a week. Phenomenal! I can hardly believe I am the one saying how great chiropractic care is. After attending the short informational class at Northwest Chiropractic Clinic I understood the logic of it all; but nothing changes your opinion so fast as being relieved of excruciating pain.

I heartily recommend Dr. Krohse as a chiropractor to anyone considering chiropractic care.

Mount Vernon, WA

Dr Krohse is a gentle chiropractor who listens to his patients. He was especially good with me, a nervous patient. I was concerned with being hurt by chiropractic care, as this had been a problem once before. However, Dr. Krohse was very gentle.

Football player, Camron
Mount Vernon, WA

I first went to Dr. Krohse after feeling a tingling in my finger. My first visit consisted of the typical get to know you and figure out what the problem was. He then proceeded to set me up with 3 appointments for the first week and then 2 the next couple of weeks there after. In the short time that he saw me, he took the tingling away and straightened my back out. I was 100% satisfied with the results in which Dr. Krohse helped me with.

If you're considering Dr. Krohse to become your chiropractor, I would strongly urge you to go forth in his care. Not only is he a great chiropractor, he's a caring man. To me Dr. Krohse is one of the best chiropractors I've been to.

Burlington, WA

I cannot say “Thank You” often enough to Dr. David Krohse, nor truly convey to him how much I will miss him. He is the BEST!

I work in a very stressful position as an Escrow Closer causing my neck, shoulders and back to feel like a vise is attached. I met Dr. Krohse through a networking group (BNI) earlier this year. In July my pain and stiffness was at a point that I was unable to sleep and every tiny movement was excruciating. I spoke with Dr. Krohse and I began treatment. For the first time in years, after a few treatments, I am able to turn my head completely from side to side; walk without pain; and I cannot remember when the strength in my legs and arms has been better.

I am also subject to acid reflux and through his treatment, I am now able to eat foods that have been forbidden to me for a number of years.

I am so grateful that he was in practice in my community; and, wish him the most success with his new practice in your community. I envy you!

Mount Vernon, WA

I had a serious motorcycle accident about 7 years ago. I had some major upper body injuries. The doctors were focused on reconstructing my wrist above all. Later as my physical therapy was progressing, I started having pain in my mid-back region. I thought that I might have had a stress fracture in my back that had been overlooked due to the severity of my other injuries. Over the years I had grown used to ignoring the pain and stiffness. I love to ride bicycles as well as motorcycles. I started coming home from my bicycle rides with a very stiff back and barely being able to twist my torso. The pain in my back was starting to affect my ability to ride. That was the final straw. I had heard of Dr. Krohse through the bike club, that we were both members of. I decided to have Dr. Krohse check out my back. Dr. Krohse went over several tests for flexibility, strength and alignment as well as an x-ray of my back. To my relief, I did not have a stress fracture of the spine. The muscles in my back had built up a solid knot due to my spine being out of alignment for so long. Dr. Krohse came up with a treatment strategy to put my back on the path to wellness. At first, my back did not want to move. As the treatments progressed I could feel my back growing more flexible. I found myself walking more upright. I could ride my bike longer without my back getting stiff. To my amazement after about 3 months of treatment, my back was feeling better than it had in years.

If you have had an injury in the distant past or the not so distant past, I'd suggest that you have Dr. Krohse check it out. Who knows, maybe the pain you've learned to live with is totally unnecessary. I'd still be moaning and groaning after my rides if I hadn't stopped in, but now I can ride as long as I want without the pain and stiffness. Thank you Dr. Krohse!!!

Molly McGraw
Bellingham, Washington

Dear Dr. Krohse,

As a senior-year elementary education student and now a fourth grade teacher I have had a lot of stress in my life. This stress seems to pile up in my lower neck and upper back and shoulders. At the time, I found the chiropractic treatments you gave me absolutely amazing at instantly reducing the tension in my lower neck and upper back. I have to admit though, I was frustrated at how quickly the problem tension would return.

I am so thankful you incorporated ART into your, “bag of tricks.” Since I have been getting both adjustments and ART, I find that my neck and upper back feel great for so much longer.

Now I hear that you are leaving the area. Though I'm definitely disappointed, I do wish the best for you. You'll have many patients who will greatly appreciate you in Iowa.

Thanks Again!

Matt Pisney
Owner, Marshalltown Center Street Dairy Queen

The fact that I was Dr. David Krohse's very first patient when he started adjusting as a student at Palmer College shows the trust I have in him. Since that first adjustment, I have seen Dr. Krohse develop into an outstanding doctor with a keen focus on getting rapid results and creating an excellent chiropractic experience for his patients.

Recently, I sprained my ankle while playing basketball. Dr. Krohse examined my it and tested the muscles in my lower leg. He found that one of the muscles was not functioning fully because of a misalignment in my ankle. He explained that the muscle was very important to keep me from spraining that it again. He adjusted my ankle and the muscle function returned to full strength. Dr. Krohse gave me some recommendations for strengthening the area and told me it would take some time to heal. Soon after that my foot doctor came through the drive-through of my restaurant, and I asked him if he had any recommendations to speed up my ankle healing. He replied, “You could get it adjusted by a chiropractor.” “I already did,” I replied. I'm happy to say my ankle is now stable and I'm back on the basketball court.

I'm excited to see Dr. Krohse's practice quickly grow! I'd tell him good luck but he doesn't need it.

Dr. David Krohse
Compass Chiropractic
Clive, IA

During chiropractic school, I started regularly wearing dress shoes with virtually no arch support. As a result, I started experiencing pain whenever I stood for an extended time, as well as sharp pain in my arches whenever I stood up first thing in the morning - an early sign of plantar fasciitis. I was excited when I learned that chiropractic college students get custom orthotics for only $2 a pair. The company that made them, Foot Levelers, was confident that if chiropractic students tried their products, they'd be convinced of their quality and effectiveness and recommend them to patients in the future. As soon as I started wearing my Foot Levelers custom orthotics, my foot pain resolved and has never returned.

Foot Levelers' confidence paid off in my case. Since that time, I have frequently found Foot Levelers orthotics to be a “silver bullet” treatment for a variety of conditions in the legs and low back. My patients are thrilled when their problems rapidly resolve shortly after they start wearing their orthotics. Since the orthotics are guaranteed the patient has nothing to lose by trying them. I highly recommend a digital scan of your feet if you ever start to experience ongoing foot, ankle, knee, hip, or low back pain. The solution is often as simple as proper arch support.

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