Testimonials

Testimonials



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What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
5 plus years of ongoing shoulder and neck pain.

How long did you have this problem?
Around 5 or more years.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Physical therapy and muscle injections.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Sharp shooting pains hitting a 8 or 9 out of 10.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
My pain was very exhausting, I now don't even think about my pain because it hardly effects my life. I have been able to return to a "normal life".

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
He came highly recommended by a doctor (Dr. Wu) who was giving me trigger point injections.

Would you recommend us to others?
I would 100% recommend you guys to any and everyone with full confidence.

Comments?
I never ever thought I would see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't believe how far I have come and how I am able to get back to sports.
C.M. January 2013


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I could not have a full range of motion on my neck to the left side and numbness on my left hand, palm and face.

How long did you have this problem?
3 years.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
P.T, massages and another chiropractor

How bad was it (at its worst)?
It was very painful, limiting, and interrupted my sleeping during the night time.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
My neck is in much better shape. I have a better range of motion with less pain. We have almost reached our goal to have a full range of motion in a very short term.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Nancy recommended me to see Dr. Matt and he is awesome, very caring and very professional.

Would you recommend us to others?
Sure, I will recommend to anyone that is suffering to see Dr. Matt.

Comments?
Dr. Matt is very professional. I trust him, and he is willing to help people and very happy to see them in less pain. Dr. Matt has many skills and he is also very modest!
I.E. December 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Neck and upper back pain followed by numbness in hands.

How long did you have this problem?
For 2 years.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Massages and medication.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Bad, most times a stiff neck

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
The problem resolved after three months of treatment.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
A friend.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, of course!

Comments?
Matt is amazing, caring, thoughtful and very professional.
J.A. March 2012


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Primarily neck pain that also caused headaches almost on a daily basis.

How long did you have this problem?
On and off for about 8 months, but it was becoming chronic and worse this fall (2010).

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
My Dr. had me on a prescription drug which did work, but had side efects I didn't want! I'm totally off that drug :) (Note: this was determined by the patient and her prescribing doctor)

How bad was it (at its worst)?
The pain was more of a dull pressure type, 6 or 7 out of 10 at its worst.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
After just a few treatments and doing 2-3 exercises at home, I am thrilled to say my pain is gone!

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I love Natural Alternatives. I've known Nancy since the late 90's! It was recommended that I see a chiropractor. Dawn is incredible too!

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes!

Comments?
I think I went only 10 times and the last 3 or so were for my middle and lower back. The neck & headache pain really resolved after 7 visits. I was comfortable with Dr. Matt's techniques.
F.T. January 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Neck, shoulder & hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Decades!

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Regular chiropractic & massage therapy

How bad was it (at its worst)?
9 out of 10, chronic

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Location, I use the services within Natural Alternatives

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Much improved!

Would you recommend us to others?
Already have! Highly!

Comments?
Dr. Matt is one of those rare caring patient therapists. He never makes me feel rushed- He's very thorough and explains things to my understanding. He listens.
A.L. September 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Severe neck pain, headaches and lower back and left hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Neck and left hip pain from soft tissue injuries due to car accident 1988.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Chiropractic care with the drop-table adjustments and pro-adjuster.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Very painful while walking and very difficult to concentrate with the headaches.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Office staff member, Patti recommended him and the website described the Active Release method so well that I wanted to try this method for long term relief

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It had improved over 80% within less than a month, then I over extended my body trying to transfer a patient while performing my job as a home health aide. I did not experience the consistent results with teh traditional physical therapy and could not tolerate the cyclobenzaprine muscle relaxer for pain. Felt very tired, no energy and my muscles were quick to contract after very little activity. I am now back with Dr Matt's care and in less than 2 weeks I am sleeping and feeling over 70% better.

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely, I have never experienced such consistent long-lasting relief from other chiropractic treatments and body massages. Dr. Matt also empowers me with exercises to help strengthen my body and that has helped improve the overall quality of my working and personal life.

Comments?
I had made a major chance in my life, moving 500 miles from my home state of Indiana to NY for my fiancè and everything was strange and stressful. Dr. Matt at Natural Alternatives was such a compassionate and positive experience at a time in my life when I really needed care to help heal my body during changes. I feel such positive energy from beginning to end of every visit. Will always be grateful to have found such great people with true professional integrity.
L.P. August 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
There was an intense pain running from my neck down around my shoulder blade. I was in too much pain to participate in my passions: golf and playing acoustic guitar.

How long did you have this problem?
It started last year but did not get awful till the end of june.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I would go to the massage therapist once every other month or so for the past two years.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
On a scale of 1-10, it was an 8/10. I was miserable, holding a coffee cup would aggravate my pain.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have been able to regain confidence in my body and I am able to play golf and guitar on a regular basis.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I have know Dr. Matt for over 8 years and trust him and think that he is very knowledgeable about the muscles and the functions of the body.

Would you recommend us to others?
I would hightly recommend Dr. Matt to anyone who wants to figure out why they are having pain and would like to get their body back on the right track.

Comments?
For each visit I felt that I was making progress. Dr. Matt answered all my questions and made me feel that I had the power to feel better through healthy habits and hard work.
J.P. August 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Headaches, TMJ & facial pain, and neck pain. It interfered with my day to day living, exercise & activities.

How long did you have this problem?
Many years; had seen several professionals for treatment; provided relief but did not get to the root of the pain.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Massage, physical therapy, heat, muscle relaxant meds, other chiropractic care.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
The first day seen I was a "10" for pain.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Because I am a client of Natural Alternatives and I received an email announcing Dr. Buffan's arrival.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
No pain! No pain medication for headaches for 2 weeks now! New knowledge of exercises to do to strengthen certain muscles, new knowledge of what exactly was causing trouble- uses lots of visuals

Would you recommend us to others?
Would you recommend us to others?

Comments?
I am fortunate to be working with him!
K.S. July 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Intense sciatic nerve pain going down my right leg to my knee and some lower back pain.

How long did you have this problem?
A couple of months, which felt like a lifetime, and it was getting worse.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
A couple of visits to the physical therapist

How bad was it (at its worst)?
It was an 8 out of 10, especially after sitting, sleeping and sometimes when I would get up after sitting

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It has been a wonderful change. After the first treatment, and following the icing and exercises recommendation, the improvement was amazing. My leg pain was gone.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I was referred by my daughters pediatrician.

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely! My daughter, who is 14, is a cheerleader and does of lot of tumbling. She has been experiencing low back pain. She will be coming to see Dr. Matt.

Comments?
I am so glad that I mentioned my sciatic issue when I went with my daughter to her annual physical.
M.F. August 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I was having a lot of back pain due to years of misuse moving ladders around at work.

How long did you have this problem?
I have had tolerable pain for a few months but the worst of it was for about a month before seeing Dr. Matt.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
About a 9.5/10, to the point where it was taking my breath away.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
After only a few visits Dr. Matt got me from a 9.5 pain level to about a 2.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
He came highly recommended to me.

Would you recommend us to others?
For sure, in fact I already have!

Comments?
Great experience over all, I really like Dr. Matt's approach when dealing with the problem. He goes for the root of the problem for a longer term fix.
N.P. November 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Extreme low back pain. I couldn't walk or function

How long did you have this problem?
Off and on for 12 years. This was a bad episode that had been flaring up for a couple of weeks, until it got to this extreme point.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Other chiropractors. Neurosurgeon consult, was given muscle relaxers and pain meds.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
UNBEARABLE. Could not move without crying in pain.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I was on a workout program & was frustrated that back pain was keeping me from exercising. Dr. Matt worked with me and my trainer by recommending which exercises I could focus on and which to limit. I was able to work up to intense workouts very quickly by following Dr. Matt's recommendations.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I like his holistic, positive approach. He is direct about MY responsibility in my own health, offering his services as my TEAMMATE in that venture.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, I have many times! I have complete confidence in Dr. Matt's knowledge and techniques.

Comments?
I am so grateful for Dr. Matt's help in returning me to health so quickly! He is a blessing to me!
J.D. May 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I have had lower back pain and pain down my right leg for years. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis. I had surgery in October 2009 to alleviate the pain. After the surgery I still had pain in my back, hips and legs.

How long did you have this problem?
I suffered with back pain for about five years prior to the surgery and had stiffness and pain for a year after the surgery before finding Dr. Matt.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Medications, surgery, PT

How bad was it (at its worst)?
On a scale of 1 to 10 most days were a 9 to 10.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
My health and performance has changed drastically since visiting Dr. Matt. I have improved about 70% and continue to improve daily. Before visiting him when bending over to touch my toes I could barely reach my knees. I can now reach almost to my ankles. I am able to move better on a daily basis. I was taking pain medications several times a day. I may take pain pills once or twice a month now, if needed. I am able to go for walks and do everyday tasks that I had not been able to do in the last couple of years. Dr. Matt told me he wanted to give me permission to live my life again and he has.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
My dental hygienist recommended I visit Nancy McCullough at Natural Alternatives. She did some tests and recommended several supplements. When I told her what my problems were she said you need to see Dr. Matt. She highly recommended him. I read his resume online and made an appointment.

Would you recommend us to others?
Definitely! I already have.

Comments?
Since visiting Dr. Matt Buffan at Rochester Spine + Sports I notice a huge improvement. I started visiting him twice a week six months ago and now my visits are down to once every 6- 8 weeks. He is excellent with his therapy and also gives instruction for rehabilitative exercises to be done at home, which have helped greatly. After suffering daily with severe pain I am now able to lie my life again. I would highly recommend him to others!
S.L. April 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Very tight spasmatic muscles in back, shoulder & arm.

How long did you have this problem?
This is a build up from a fractured vertebrae several years ago- so for a long time.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Physical therapy & manipulation.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I couldn't sit in certain chairs, laundry, dishes, driving or cleaning without setting off muscle spasms that wrapped from back around to the front of my rib cage.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Yes, I can perform my daily activities and have a plan to stay healthy.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Saw how he treated other patients and how gentle & caring he is.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, I already do.

Comments?
Dr. Buffan treated the situation & gave me relief from the discomfort that I have been in for several years, as well as taught me ways to help maintain this comfort with exercises I can do at home. Thank you Dr. Buffan for your gentle, caring ways.
L.S. January 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Back pain from lifting my 3 year old daughter the wrong way!

How long did you have this problem?
Immediate- called the next day!

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None

How bad was it (at its worst)?
It was difficult for me to twist or bend down - had muscle spasms and couldn't go about my daily routine at home or at work.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
After the spinal adjustment, I felt somewhat better at that time, but it was significantly improved the next day and was able to get back to my normal routine!

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I wanted to select a place close to home (Webster) and I'm a big believer in natural health, taking good care of myself, eating right and the location/ philosophy appealed to me and I wanted to give it a try. The waiting room was nice and I had the opportunity to learn about the other services that are available at this location.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, I certainly will!

Comments?
Thank you!
A.S. January 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
My neurologist indicated I had a Herniated Disc.

How long did you have this problem?
2 weeks

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Rest. Anti-inflammatories.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Barely able to walk or sit without pain and pinching.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
In 10 weeks I have 90% of the motion I used to have and the pain is relieved!

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I had a good experience with other practitioners at Natural Alternatives.

Would you recommend us to others?
I recommend Dr. Matt regularly!
M.L. December 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Severe neck pain, headaches and lower back and left hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Neck and left hip pain from soft tissue injuries due to car accident 1988.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Chiropractic care with the drop-table adjustments and pro-adjuster.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Very painful while walking and very difficult to concentrate with the headaches.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Office staff member, Patti recommended him and the website described the Active Release method so well that I wanted to try this method for long term relief

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It had improved over 80% within less than a month, then I over extended my body trying to transfer a patient while performing my job as a home health aide. I did not experience the consistent results with teh traditional physical therapy and could not tolerate the cyclobenzaprine muscle relaxer for pain. Felt very tired, no energy and my muscles were quick to contract after very little activity. I am now back with Dr Matt's care and in less than 2 weeks I am sleeping and feeling over 70% better.

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely, I have never experienced such consistent long-lasting relief from other chiropractic treatments and body massages. Dr. Matt also empowers me with exercises to help strengthen my body and that has helped improve the overall quality of my working and personal life.

Comments?
I had made a major chance in my life, moving 500 miles from my home state of Indiana to NY for my fiancè and everything was strange and stressful. Dr. Matt at Natural Alternatives was such a compassionate and positive experience at a time in my life when I really needed care to help heal my body during changes. I feel such positive energy from beginning to end of every visit. Will always be grateful to have found such great people with true professional integrity.
L.P. August 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I had extremely sore feet, swelling, problems walking, tender heels hurt while resting them on a footstool or laying in bed, torn plantar fascia, arthritis in one toe, bone spurs.

How long did you have this problem?
Over a year. Tore plantar fascia 7-8 months before visiting Dr. Matt.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I saw a podiatrist for months. Had 2 Cortisone shots in most painful heel which lead to the torn plantar fascia, as I could not feel how bad it was getting. Lots of sitting, raising feet and icing. Had ¾ length insert made in the podiatrist office.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Could not get my feet to feel pain free. I could not walk or stand for any length of time. Could not comfortably rest feet on footstool or bed. Had sharp pains, dull pains, achy pains in heels, bottom of foot and toes. My feet would swell and shoes would not fit or be comfortable. I was considering purchasing a cane.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It’s been AMAZING! My foot pain is negligible. I get mild aches when the weather is damp….beyond that almost pain free!!! I didn’t think it possible! I can wear a small heel a couple times a week. I’ve started exercising again. I can walk without having to consider the distance I need to go. I can garden. I can do things that I had begun to think I would no longer be able to do.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
During an acupuncture appointment Dawn asked me how I was and I replied, “The only complaint I have is my feet”. Dawn suggested I make an appointment with Dr. Matt. I’m so glad she did!

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes! Absolutely! And already have. I cannot express how thankful I am to Dr. Matt for what he has been able to do for me.

Comments?
WOW! Amazing! Unbelievable! I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about someone ‘touching my feet’. I’m so glad that I put that concern aside. I guess that speaks to how much my life had been affected. At 48, I was seriously considering purchasing a cane in order to get around. Dr. Matt was a blessing to me. His kind manner and pleasant conversation quickly helped me put aside my concern of someone ‘touching my feet’. With his treatments and my (continuing) exercise I can honestly say I feel I am getting my life back; as corny as that may sound. I highly recommend Dr. Matt.Please don’t wait as long as I did to feel better.
P.P. September 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Knee pain

How long did you have this problem?
3-4 months

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None

How bad was it (at its worst)?
1-10 a "9". Getting into bed was painful, kneeling was killing me.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Pain is gone, knees feel great, better than ever.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
My wife recommended him.

Would you recommend us to others?
I carry Matt’s business cards in my wallet to hand out to other contractors who have pain issues from using their bodies hard.

Comments?
I know if I see Dr. Matt, I’ll feel better quickly, best money I’ve spent
M.C. May 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Left knee pain, especially with running

How long did you have this problem?
2 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Surgery, anti-inflammation medicines, physical therapy, rest, pain relievers

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Bad enough that I couldn’t ride a bike for 5 minutes without 7-8/10 pain

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It has allowed me to run more with less pain, certainly has improved my performance. I completed a triathlon in the fall while under care.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I heard good things about him from a family member who is also a chiropractor.

Would you recommend us to others?
Definitely! When everything else I had tried failed, I really saw improvement after seeing Dr. Buffan.

Comments?
The treatments were very effective. I highly recommend his treatment.
M.F. December 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Shin pain while running

How long did you have this problem?
Off and on for years. But intensely for 1 month

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I could NOT run because of the sharp pain in my shin

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Heard about him thru Fleet Feet Newsletter

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I no longer have any shin pain and feel stronger while running

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely

Comments?
I am extremely happy with the huge improvements I have experienced as a result of treatment!
L.G. September 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Lower back pain & elbow pain.

How long did you have this problem?
Back pain occurred 2 or 3 times a year, when it occurred it was bad. Elbow pain occurred during a sports activity, I was playing basketball

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I had been seeing a different Chiropractor for a few years for my back pain

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Very painful. Back pain prevented a restful nights sleep. Elbow pain restricted my daily activities, including comfort at work. I also could not play basketball.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have not had any back pain in over a year. My elbow pain is gone.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I listened to him speak at a networking meeting.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes! I already have.

Comments?
I am very satisfied with the treatment I have received.
B.R. October 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Tightness and pain in the left shoulder blade.

How long did you have this problem?
On and off for the last 15+ years.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Athletic training treatment (ice, heat, and stretching).

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Moderate pain, constant in my everyday life.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Less pain, more comfort and more mobility.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I was referred by a mutual friend that has similar back pain.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, especially for any sports related back pain.

Comments?
Treatment is excellent. I increased my mobility and comfort after the first visit.
A.S. December 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain and hand numbness.

How long did you have this problem?
3-4 weeks after MTB training crash.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Pretty bad. I could still do my normal stuff, but was very sore and stiff

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I am pain free and firing on all cylinders. I feel fantastic!

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Past experiences with Dr. Matt have all been excellent!

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely and I already have!

Comments?
Dr. Matt has been a real find. For muscle/skeletal stuff he's the best I've ever worked with!
D.O. July 2012


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Very tight spasmatic muscles in back, shoulder & arm.

How long did you have this problem?
This is a build up from a fractured vertebrae several years ago- so for a long time.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Physical therapy & manipulation.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I couldn't sit in certain chairs, laundry, dishes, driving or cleaning without setting off muscle spasms that wrapped from back around to the front of my rib cage.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Yes, I can perform my daily activities and have a plan to stay healthy.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Saw how he treated other patients and how gentle & caring he is.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, I already do.

Comments?
Dr. Buffan treated the situation & gave me relief from the discomfort that I have been in for several years, as well as taught me ways to help maintain this comfort with exercises I can do at home. Thank you Dr. Buffan for your gentle, caring ways.
L.S. January 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I could not raise my right arm above my head without pain.

How long did you have this problem?
Five months

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None, it wouldn't go away on its own. I fell on a trip to Hawaii

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Bad pain in my shoulder, neck and back

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have less pain and more mobility.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Referral from Nancy McCullough

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes I already have.

Comments?
The treatment was painful at times but the Outcome well worth it.
K.K. October 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Neck, shoulder & hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Decades!

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Regular chiropractic & massage therapy

How bad was it (at its worst)?
9 out of 10, chronic

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Location, I use the services within Natural Alternatives

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Much improved!

Would you recommend us to others?
Already have! Highly!

Comments?
Dr. Matt is one of those rare caring patient therapists. He never makes me feel rushed- He's very thorough and explains things to my understanding. He listens.
A.L. September 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
There was an intense pain running from my neck down around my shoulder blade. I was in too much pain to participate in my passions: golf and playing acoustic guitar.

How long did you have this problem?
It started last year but did not get awful till the end of june.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I would go to the massage therapist once every other month or so for the past two years.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
On a scale of 1-10, it was an 8/10. I was miserable, holding a coffee cup would aggravate my pain.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have been able to regain confidence in my body and I am able to play golf and guitar on a regular basis.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I have know Dr. Matt for over 8 years and trust him and think that he is very knowledgeable about the muscles and the functions of the body.

Would you recommend us to others?
I would hightly recommend Dr. Matt to anyone who wants to figure out why they are having pain and would like to get their body back on the right track.

Comments?
For each visit I felt that I was making progress. Dr. Matt answered all my questions and made me feel that I had the power to feel better through healthy habits and hard work.
J.P. August 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Hip pain. It was so bad that it would keep me up at night, and getting through a day of work was almost unbearable.

How long did you have this problem?
At least a month

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I went to my primary care and she prescribed medications, then recommended seeing a chiropractor.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
8 out of 10 and not sleeping

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Less pain, improved sleep. The exercises that Dr. Matt gave me have made me stronger, especially getting through the work day.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
My massage therapist Mike Kelly referred him.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes.
D.G. December 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Hip pain.

How long did you have this problem?
One month.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
It was an 8/10 and I was not sleeping.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
There is less pain.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I was referred by a friend.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes.

Comments?
D.G. December 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Pain in right groin area and right hip

How long did you have this problem?
On and off for about 8 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
heat, rest, ibuprofen

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Excruciating- my leg felt like it was going to give out and I actually cried out with the pain

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have not had a recurrence of this pain

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I was having the problem during Village Days in Webster & Dr. Buffan, DC was there so I asked for his help

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes

Comments?
Dr. Buffan zeroed right into my problem and fixed it. He really listens and applies his knowledge and skill in a professional, caring way.
S.E. September 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Neck, shoulder & hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Decades!

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Regular chiropractic & massage therapy

How bad was it (at its worst)?
9 out of 10, chronic

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Location, I use the services within Natural Alternatives

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Much improved!

Would you recommend us to others?
Already have! Highly!

Comments?
Dr. Matt is one of those rare caring patient therapists. He never makes me feel rushed- He's very thorough and explains things to my understanding. He listens.
A.L. September 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Severe neck pain, headaches and lower back and left hip pain

How long did you have this problem?
Neck and left hip pain from soft tissue injuries due to car accident 1988.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Chiropractic care with the drop-table adjustments and pro-adjuster.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Very painful while walking and very difficult to concentrate with the headaches.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Office staff member, Patti recommended him and the website described the Active Release method so well that I wanted to try this method for long term relief

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It had improved over 80% within less than a month, then I over extended my body trying to transfer a patient while performing my job as a home health aide. I did not experience the consistent results with teh traditional physical therapy and could not tolerate the cyclobenzaprine muscle relaxer for pain. Felt very tired, no energy and my muscles were quick to contract after very little activity. I am now back with Dr Matt's care and in less than 2 weeks I am sleeping and feeling over 70% better.

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely, I have never experienced such consistent long-lasting relief from other chiropractic treatments and body massages. Dr. Matt also empowers me with exercises to help strengthen my body and that has helped improve the overall quality of my working and personal life.

Comments?
I had made a major chance in my life, moving 500 miles from my home state of Indiana to NY for my fiancè and everything was strange and stressful. Dr. Matt at Natural Alternatives was such a compassionate and positive experience at a time in my life when I really needed care to help heal my body during changes. I feel such positive energy from beginning to end of every visit. Will always be grateful to have found such great people with true professional integrity.
L.P. August 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Headaches, TMJ & facial pain, and neck pain. It interfered with my day to day living, exercise & activities.

How long did you have this problem?
Many years; had seen several professionals for treatment; provided relief but did not get to the root of the pain.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Massage, physical therapy, heat, muscle relaxant meds, other chiropractic care.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
The first day seen I was a "10" for pain.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Because I am a client of Natural Alternatives and I received an email announcing Dr. Buffan's arrival.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
No pain! No pain medication for headaches for 2 weeks now! New knowledge of exercises to do to strengthen certain muscles, new knowledge of what exactly was causing trouble- uses lots of visuals

Would you recommend us to others?

Comments?
I am fortunate to be working with him!
K.S. July 2010

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Testimonials By Sport

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Hamstring pull and inner thigh that made running impossible and walking difficult.

How long did you have this problem?
Came out of nowhere in the middle of a run.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
This was a new injury 2 weeks before my marathon!

How bad was it (at its worst)?
8-9 out of 10, I couldn’t run at all right before my big race.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
After a week and a half with 3 visits and cross training I was able to compete in the marathon and qualify for Boston!

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
His record of working with athletes and listening to the patient.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes! Without reservation.

Comments?
1st marathon ever and 2:59:25. 2nd in my age group. I was ready to pull the plug and he made achieving this all possible.
M.P. October 2013


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Shin pain while running

How long did you have this problem?
Off and on for years. But intensely for 1 month

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
None

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I could NOT run because of the sharp pain in my shin

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Heard about him thru Fleet Feet Newsletter

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I no longer have any shin pain and feel stronger while running

Would you recommend us to others?
Absolutely

Comments?
I am extremely happy with the huge improvements I have experienced as a result of treatment!
L.G. September 2010


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
I couldn’t run, practice yoga fully, or sit/drive comfortably.

How long did you have this problem?
For about 3 years, throughout the last few years it has progressed significantly.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Physical therapy and traditional chiropractic care.

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I drive 60 miles per day to and from work, it was horrible!

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I ran the Rochester half marathon in September 2011 and I can practice yoga, sit, and drive.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
Matt is an old friend. Knowing Matt’s trustworthiness, thoroughness and compassion, I was completely comfortable having him work on an area that I wouldn’t have trusted many others to go near.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes, I have!

Comments?
Matt helps you learn your body- he’s not a “quick fix” but someone who is devoted to helping you improve your lifestyle. His techniques would make sense especially to yogis.
J.Z. December 2011


What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Left knee pain, especially with running

How long did you have this problem?
2 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Surgery, anti-inflammation medicines, physical therapy, rest, pain relievers

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Bad enough that I couldn’t ride a bike for 5 minutes without 7-8/10 pain

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It has allowed me to run more with less pain, certainly has improved my performance. I completed a triathlon in the fall while under care.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I heard good things about him from a family member who is also a chiropractor.

Would you recommend us to others?
Definitely! When everything else I had tried failed, I really saw improvement after seeing Dr. Buffan.

Comments?
The treatments were very effective. I highly recommend his treatment.
M.F. December 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Left knee pain, especially with running

How long did you have this problem?
2 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Surgery, anti-inflammation medicines, physical therapy, rest, pain relievers

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Bad enough that I couldnt ride a bike for 5 minutes without 7-8/10 pain

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
It has allowed me to run more with less pain, certainly has improved my performance. I completed a triathlon in the fall while under care.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I heard good things about him from a family member who is also a chiropractor.

Would you recommend us to others?
Definitely! When everything else I had tried failed, I really saw improvement after seeing Dr. Buffan.

Comments?
The treatments were very effective. I highly recommend his treatment.
M.F. December 2010

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Unable to lift my right arm over my shoulder- really painful to play volleyball & chronic mid-back pain.

How long did you have this problem?
6 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Traction and adjustments by several other chiropractors, all kinds of treatments from the athletic trainers room

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I would say a 10 in pain, and it especially bothered me because I could not play volleyball or do any of the bootcamp workouts I enjoy.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Yes, I now have full motion and compete without pain. I play volleyball at least 3 times a week and also play with the girls that I coach. I also started doing intense bootcamp workouts and love doing them.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I met him through a networking group, Rochester Referral Network, and gave him a chance.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes- I already have many times.

Comments?
Dr. Matt fixed a problem that no one elses methods could- Thank you!
R.B. December 2011

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Lower back pain & elbow pain.

How long did you have this problem?
Back pain occurred 2 or 3 times a year, when it occurred it was bad. Elbow pain occurred during a sports activity, I was playing basketball.

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
I had been seeing a different Chiropractor for a few years for my back pain

How bad was it (at its worst)?
Very painful. Back pain prevented a restful nights sleep. Elbow pain restricted my daily activities, including comfort at work. I also could not play basketball.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
I have not had any back pain in over a year. My elbow pain is gone.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I listened to him speak at a networking meeting.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes! I already have.

Comments?
I am very satisfied with the treatment I have received.
B.R. October 2011

What was your original complaint(s) or health problem(s)?
Unable to lift my right arm over my shoulder- really painful to play volleyball & chronic mid-back pain.

How long did you have this problem?
6 years

What types of treatment did you receive prior to visiting us?
Traction and adjustments by several other chiropractors, all kinds of treatments from the athletic trainers room

How bad was it (at its worst)?
I would say a 10 in pain, and it especially bothered me because I could not play volleyball or do any of the bootcamp workouts I enjoy.

How has your health and performance changed since visiting us?
Yes, I now have full motion and compete without pain. I play volleyball at least 3 times a week and also play with the girls that I coach. I also started doing intense bootcamp workouts and love doing them.

Why did you choose Dr. Matt Buffan?
I met him through a networking group, Rochester Referral Network, and gave him a chance.

Would you recommend us to others?
Yes- I already have many times.

Comments?
Dr. Matt fixed a problem that no one elses methods could- Thank you!
R.B. December 2011

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