I have been seeing Dr. Wilkens, as needed, since he was recommended to me after a car accident in 2001.
I had seen a chiropractor a few years prior, and had a bad experience, so I was hesitant to get chiropractic treatment. That particular chiro used sheer physical force to try to correct my spine, and after suffering a pinched nerve in my back, I vowed never to see a chiro again.
HOWEVER, I was desperate. My situation clearly required a chiropractor, and Doc Wilkens was highly recommended.
Jim Wilkens knows spines. He has never asked me ""Where does it hurt?"". I tell him generally what I'm experiencing, and he merely starts to gently examine my spinal column, and has never failed to stop at the spots that are tender or out of whack. That to me is the sign of a man who knows his stuff. There are no guessing games. I have nicknamed him ""Dr. Magic Fingers"". This talent alone gives me tremendous confidence that I am in good hands.
Dr. Wilkens does 'gentle' manipulations to adjust you, and uses a few gadgets that are extremely effective. No need to worry about getting your neck cranked sideways here, or getting a 'body toss' against the table. Doc keeps up with the latest information, techniques and technology.
One of the things I appreciate most about Doc is that he wants you to be well, and doesn't suggest continuing treatment unless there's a need. Does he always fix the problem on the first appointment? No, but some of us are physically rougher on our bodies than others. His goal is to get you back to fully functioning, and he doesn't string you along to keep you coming in just because. Also, his staff has always been caring and professional. They understand you are experiencing pain, and they try their best to get you in ASAP to get you back on the road to wellness.
Doc sees lots of patients, however I have never felt like 'a number' at this office, or like patients are getting run through like cattle. Dr. Wilkens is engaging, and gets to know his patients and their lifestyles. He has both a wonderful sense of humor, yet very sincere empathy when you are in pain.
I have recommended Dr. Wilkens to half a dozen friends or coworkers, both men and women, who were experiencing either acute or chronic pain conditions. Every one of them made the effort to connect with me later and gave GLOWING reports about how quickly and completely he relieved their pain or condition.
No need to dink around experimenting, trying to find the 'right' Chiropractor. Just go see Dr. Wilkens. You'll be glad you did.