Dr. Mike Ludovico:
I found Westside through Yelp reviews. I was looking for an excellent chiropractor who could see me immediately -- I had woken up one morning with a painful crick in my neck that made it difficult for me to function in my role as a full-time mom. It turned out that I had called his office on a Thursday, which is the day of the week that they're office his closed. No matter! His associate, Dr. Kyle, called me back and told me that while he couldn't see me that day, Dr. Mike could. He then took my cell and had Dr. Mike call me. Dr. Mike came in shortly thereafter to take care of me -- on his day off with his family! He did some diagnostic tests on me and then adjusted my back and neck. Over the period of a couple of weeks, he got me back to normal, and managed to kindly pass on some advice along the way. Namely, don't sleep on your stomach, be more cautious about picking up the toddler, try not to carry her more than I have to -- especially on my hip, etc. I appreciate that he is a parent himself, so I was extra confident that he knew what he was talking about! Another benefit of his being a parent is that he and Dr. Kyle are very understanding when you have to bring your kids in with you.
A couple of other things about Dr. Mike -- he's different from other chiropractors I've seen in that he does some muscle relaxation work along with the adjustment of your bones. This helps a LOT for those of us who have a lot of trouble with the neck and upper back/shoulders. Another thing that makes him different -- his personality is really endearing. He remembers your conversations, the names of your husband and kids, etc. (Dr. Kyle is awesome in this respect as well!) You can tell that he genuinely cares about his patients. Final plus: he and Dr. Kyle accept drop-ins -- this has helped me out on more than one occasion.
—Melissa F., San Mateo, CA
Dr. Kyle Taketa:
I must see to it that my review does this fine establishment justice so please bear with me.
I was entering my second trimester of pregnancy and had the misfortune of being sideswiped by a wayward car on the freeway on the war-zone known as 101 S. I experienced an onset of excruciating sciatic pain on my lower right buttock area. The pain was so bad that I found myself crawling on the floor just to get from one corner of my house to the other. Desperate for some relief I began researching online and found helpful information pertaining to chiropractic care and its benefits for these types of symptoms. Prior to this experience, I had no knowledge whatsoever when it came to chiropractic care and solutions. I conducted Yelp searches for favorably reviewed services in my area and made a few calls. Fortunately, Dr. Will from Westside was the first to respond and agreed to see me that same day. I was 30 minutes late for my appointment because I was having so much difficulty moving and getting out the door, but he patiently waited and encouraged me to take my time. He provided me with a lot of pertinent information regarding my symptoms and was very sensitive to my pain when conducting his adjustments.
I was struck with another bad episode a few days later while at work and drove straight to Westside. I asked to be seen by Dr. Kyle as I was told that he specialized in pregnancy-related care.
I was a crying, blundering mess when I entered their office but the staff was so compassionate and accommodating as they held me up and gently assisted me in.
Dr. Kyle's kind, personable and professional demeanor made all the difference. He carefully explained where my symptoms were coming from and what to expect in the future. He was very precise in his adjustment methods and was careful not to overdo it. I continued to visit weekly, and then biweekly for a few months and was amazed at my recovery. I am a new believer in and supporter of chiropractic care. I cannot express in words how grateful I am to Dr. Kyle and Westside for taking care of me. My pregnancy thereafter has been nothing short of a beautiful journey.
On a side note, the facility is exceptionally clean and well managed.
If you are curious or looking for chiropractic care where the specialists demonstrate professionalism and genuine compassion towards their clients, look no further.
—Jaed W. San Francisco, CA
Dr. Tony Cresci:
I love my career, but it requires my body to torque in strenuous positions and carry heavy, uneven weight all day. To prevent injury I try to exercise regularly and eat right, but when I began to experience constant pain in my lower back and neck, I quickly came to the realization I was going to need additional help. A co-worker recommended that I see a chiropractor. I had never been to a chiropractor before, and to be honest I was a little reluctant to believe they could help, but when my back and neck pain continued to persist I was willing to try anything.
I started looking for a chiropractor online and found Westside Chiropractic on Yelp. I read the reviews and made an appointment. The moment I walked in, Dr. Tony Cresci was in the lobby to greet me. We sat down and he educated me on what was causing my pain and how chiropractic care can help.
Dr. Tony performed a thorough exam and was quickly able to identify areas in my spine and hips that were out of alignment. Dr. Tony eased my nervousness and worked with me to develop a plan to correct my deficiencies. Now, after just 3 appointments, I feel a significant reduction of pain in my lower back and almost no pain in my neck.
If you are looking for a chiropractor that is professional, knowledgeable and understanding to your situation, I recommend you make an appointment with Dr. Tony Cresci.