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Reviews for Schultz Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Chiropractic & Acupuncture For You and Your Family:

Chiropractic, Spinal Decompression, Traditional Acupuncture, Chinese Herb Formulas, Sports and Spine Rehab Facility for all ages and body types, Whole Body Vibration Platform for strengthening without stress to joints, and Custom Orthodics.

Add all of this AND 32 years of clinical experience, and you have Schultz Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Rehabilitation
serving Johnston and Des Moines.

We serve patients of all ages. Dr. Schultz’s newest and most advanced chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before! Call now and schedule a free 15 minute consultation to determine if your problem can be helped utilizing our experience, technology, and multiple treatment options.



As part of what will soon become Johnston Town Square, we are conveniently located at the corner of Merle Hay & NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston (Across from Walgreens | Kitty Corner from Johnston City Hall).

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Low Back Pain & Sciatica:

Yellow stars“On a scale of 1 to 10, I was definitely an 8 with the pain IN MY LOWER BACK AND DOWN MY LEG. I couldn’t stand, sit, or walk any amount of distance, and riding in a car was absolutely terrible. After the treatments I am not limited to anything now, and I am back to normal.

I had never been to a chiropractor before, but now I am a believer in it. Dr. Schultz was very sympathetic and if you do what he tells you, he will be able to help you.”

– Diane W.

Low Back Pain | Staying In Bed | Hard to Walk:

Yellow stars“Before seeing Dr. Schultz, the pain in my lower back was so bad that it was almost hard to walk. Some days I only wanted to stay in bed… and I did. Being that I am in the real estate business, I have open houses every Sunday in which I must stand and greet people for hours. This would really take it’s toll on my back. Now, after my treatments with Dr. Schultz, I don’t have nearly as much discomfort. The headaches I had and the continuous heartburn that I was experiencing before I began my treatment with Dr. Schultz have no all disappeared.

Dr. Schultz takes you to a “safe island” where even before he begins treatment he tells you what he recommends and how to achieve it. He is very thorough in his explanations. If you follow what Dr. Schultz prescribes, even if you are on a busy schedule such as myself, you will be so much healthier and happier. People are constantly asking me what I’m doing, because I ‘look different.’ I simply tell them that I go to see Dr. Schultz and Shelly.”

– Paula H.

Chronic Low Back Pain | Couldn’t Stand Up Straight:

Yellow stars“I experienced a dull pain in my lower back for about 8 months. Then one day while working, it became so painful I couldn’t even stand up.

A family member referred me to Dr. Alan Schultz in Johnston. After getting treatments with Dr. Schultz, I’m completely out of pain, I feel more flexible and my back doesn’t ache and get stiff when I sit too long. Now I like to come in for monthly check ups.

I liked Dr. Schultz’s screening of my first to see if chiropractic care would help me. After he determined that chiropractic care would help, his treatments were gentle and painless.

Dr. Schultz also now works with my neck. I use to get headaches up the back of my head. But now my headaches have all disappeared!

I use to have doubts about chiropractic card until l I came to Dr. Schultz. I now feel that had I gone to another type of doctor, I would have ended up with a back surgery. That would have also caused prolonged time off of work and a loss of income. My care here has really been great!”

– J.J.
House Builder

Unable to Walk Without Pain in Low Back & Leg:

Yellow stars“I was unable to walk without pain in my lower back and left leg.

After my treatments, I now walk at least one mile daily without discomfort and I’m able to sit for longer periods of time.

Dr. Schultz was honest concerning my prognosis, and his treatment was conservative because of the advanced condition of my spine.

I am now more mobile and activity is not limited. My mental health has greatly improved as the pain eased. I had learned to live with limitations, but I shouldn’t have put up limitations. I also come now for periodic treatments to keep everything in alignment.

I realized that any continued progress depends on my following rules for exercise, activity and chiropractic care.”

– Marj S.

Recommends Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Pain:

Yellow stars“When I first came to Schultz Chiropractic & Acupuncture I had pain in my lower back and neck that would not fully subside, even after resting. After just a week or two of receiving chiropractic treatments and acupuncture, my neck pain disappeared and my lower back pain gradually subsided.

Now I am free of pain! I can do many activities now that I couldn’t even think of before.

I have recommend chiropractic and acupuncture/ Schultz Chiropractic & Acupuncture to most of my friends and family.”

– Paul B.

Couldn’t Bend Over to Tie His Shoes | Job At Risk:

Yellow stars“I am a carpet installer and have done so for years. I came to Dr. Schultz two years ago when I couldn’t bend over to tie my shoes anymore. The pain was so intense that my whole body leaned to one side.

I had tried everything, but the pain wasn’t going away. My report of findings indicated that I was headed toward a possible referral to a surgeon and that I would likely loose my job.

I did my best to follow Dr. Schultz’s recommendations from the spinal care class as he treated me. I was given immediate relief after the first visit so that I could walk straight again. After six weeks, I was back to work.

I’m sure glad that I tried Dr. Schultz in Johnston, Iowa. I may have ended up with a back surgery if he hadn’t treated me. I also liked how he charted my progress and helped determine when it was safe to return to work.”

– Will H.

Avoids Back Surgery:

Yellow stars“When I first came to see Dr. Schultz, I had severe pain in my lower back and numbness down my left leg. I could not bend over or stand for long periods of time. After the treatments, I no longer have any numbness in my leg and I can lift more and bend further than I’ve been able to in a long time. I was surprised when other health problems that I had been experiencing, such as my elbows and shoulders, became nearly pain free and my headaches were much less frequent.

I didn’t think that chiropractic care was for me. I went on a referral from a friend. Surgery was going to be my next step. However, since I’ve been going to Dr. Schultz I don’t think I’ll need surgery at all. His friendly approach and personality make you feel right at home with every treatment.”

– Jeff S.

Neck & Low Back Pain:

Yellow stars“When I first came to Schultz Chiropractic, I was unable to sit for prolonged periods of time because I felt as if something was poking my left inner buttock. I later learned that this was my sciatic nerve being pinched.

After receiving chiropractic adjustments, I am now able to sit for as long as I desire, which is wonderful (since I have a desk job).

I also couldn’t stand on my left foot for very long without developing an aching feeling. My foot would eventually “give out” on me, and my leg would buckle. With Dr. Schultz’s method of chiropractic care this too has been resolved.

I have been on a monthly maintenance program for two years and recommend Dr. Schultz to everyone.

After getting on the health maintenance program, Dr. Schultz helped me to also understand my other health problems and motivated me so much that I lost 115 pounds to help ease the extra tension on my spine.

Good luck with your treatments, and enjoy becoming healthy again!”

-Gordy S.


Yellow stars“I was experiencing severe pain in my lower back and down my legs. The pain was so severe, I could barely sit down.

I went to Dr. Schultz and with chiropractic treatments, the pain was gone within three weeks.

Since I never want to relive those months of severe pain, I receive regular chiropractic treatments to keep my spine aligned and everything working as close to 100% as possible.

I am grateful for my progress and for Dr. Schultz’s expertise.”

-G. Downs
Surgical Assistant

Severe Bouts of Low Back and Hip Pain:

Yellow stars“Roughly 10 years ago I suffered a low back injury which caused severe bouts of pain. I received some chiropractic care before coming to to Dr. Schultz, but the treatment programs were very short and not very comprehensive, with gaps of 3-4 years. Each episode got progressively worse in severity over the years.

When I came to Dr. Schultz, he explained based on my x-ray findings the need for me to be on a routine treatment program tailored to my needs. Since I have taken the time to be on the program, it has been very effective and I now have no pain in my back and hips, and I have had no set backs or worsening of my low back condition.

I originally came to see Dr. Schultz for neck pain and headaches which were also treated very effectively.

Regular maintenance (routine) treatments have definitely resolved my severe bouts of pain and the chronic low back stiffness that I used to have. I highly recommend.”

-Michael M.

Neck & Upper Back Pain | Hip Pain | Lots of Health Issues:

Yellow stars
“Prior to Dr. Schultz, I had been learning to live with my pain. I had so may symptoms, and going to the doctors made me feel crazy because they could never find anything wrong with me.

My neck was sore all of the time, my back ached, my hip hurt, and I had pains in my stomach, feelings of nausea, dizziness, severe headaches with light sensitivity, pain across my shoulder blades, swollen glands, mood swings, depression, and no energy. It was hard to look forward to the next day. I had restricted myself from doing many everyday things most people take for granted, or I had to do them in just the right way– even sitting.

After the care that I received with Dr. Schultz, including chiropractic and acupuncture, I can now move more easily and just live without having to think about it first!

Dr. Schultz and his wife are wonderful. They listen to your complaints and actually help to heal them instead of looking at you as if you were crazy. Everyone is very patient and friendly and Dr. Schultz explains things thoroughly as you go along. The thing I like the most about his brand of chiropractic methods are that they work!! And you can tell that he has lots of experience and a calming confidence with what he does.

I am grateful to Dr. Schultz and his staff for all they have done for me!! The ‘zest for life’ I once had and lost, I now have again. World, watch out, because here I come!!”

-Beth Ann C.

Neck & Upper Back Injury While Hunting:

Yellow stars
“My problem began when I was deer hunting one weekend. I was climbing down a tree and fell out of the tree backwards, landing on my back. I had fallen about eight feet.

Later that night my neck, shoulders, and middle back started to stiffen up and become painful. It was very hard to get out of bed the next morning, and I could barely turn my head. The problem became worse with time.

Someone at work told me they had good results with Schultz Chiropractic in Johnston. I decided to give it a try and scheduled an appointment for examination.

Dr. Schultz found a rotated upper thoracic vertebrae that was was pinching a nerve. He also found a vertebrae in my lower neck had been forced out of its normal position and was affecting a nerve into my arm.

Since I like to run and I am trying to stay in good shape, I decided to choose corrective care once Dr. Schultz had completed my relief care.

My results have been fantastic, and you could actually see my progress on his diagnostic computer. I can turn my neck in all directions now and I am doing great! I would recommend Dr. Schultz to anyone.”

-Mark M.

Neck Pain, Upper Back and Lower Back Pain, Hip Pain & Headaches:

Yellow stars
“When I first met Dr. Schultz over two years ago, I was even afraid of the word “chiropractor.” I had neck pain, headaches, hip pain, as well as upper and lower back pain. Dr. Schultz told me that he would go slow, explain everything to me, and help me feel better with a few treatments and monthly maintenance care. He was right. However, I failed to do the monthly maintenance visits.

Like most people, when you feel good you don’t think you need a doctor anymore. So I eventually started to go down hill. My hip pain returned and became so bad that I decided to see a medical doctor. He proceeded to inject me with cortisone shots and told me to come back if the pain persisted. By now my headaches were returning, as well as my upper and lower back pain. That is when I realized that I had to come back to Dr. Schultz!

Although I am not completely healed, I feel that it will be real soon. Dr. Schultz’s patience and care has meant so much to me. I believe that the day that my husband and I met him it was truly a blessing. For if we hadn’t met Dr. Schultz I would be still living in pain. Even though we live two hours away from Dr. Schultz, we would not even consider going to another doctor. Thank you so much!”

-Teresa B.

Spinal Pain and Paralyzing Pain

Yellow stars
Due to years of abuse and neglect, I was suffering from pain throughout my spinal region. It was so sensitive that the slightest touch or change in weather would leave me almost paralyzed in pain. I had also gotten use to the constant throbbing pain from just standing.

After eight weeks of treatment it has been like night and day. I am proud to announce that I am able to put on my socks and shoes all by myself. I know this seems like an infantile thing, but to a man that hasn’t been able to do this for a long time, its a big deal!

I thoroughly enjoy every treatment that I have with Dr. Schultz. He has a way with his patients that is professional, yet personal. Being a large man, some things are impossible. However, Dr. Schultz found a way to best utilize my size to get the results he wants.

Dr. Schultz has opened my eyes to many things. As far as I’m concerned, I now consider Dr. Schultz not only my chiropractic physician but also a friend.

– David B.

Trouble Driving, Working & Standing

Yellow stars
I had trouble sleeping, standing up straight, working and driving. Mine was a difficult and chronic condition after years of overworking in a factory.

Now I am discomfort free. Fatigue, stress, and discomfort from leaning forward, bending and standing eight hours per day is pretty much under control– so I haven’t missed any work.

I found Dr. Alan Schultz and staff to be instrumental in my improvement by evaluating, advising and chiropractic adjustment treatments that were designed accordingly to my very difficult case. No other providers could solve this and I had been taking tons of medications prior to seeing Dr. Schultz. Very satisfied!

– David N.

Daily Headaches for 30 Years

Yellow stars
“I came to see Dr. Schultz for chronic lower back pain. I never thought to mention to him about the headaches I’ve had every day since childhood!!

But during the examination he also checked an area of my neck and he told me, ‘you have headaches, don’t you?’ I always thought headaches were ‘normal’ due to stress. Dr. Schultz explained that a small bone at the top of my neck was severely rotated causing pressure on a nerve and an artery to my head. Dr. Schultz said that stress aggravates headaches, but is not the cause.

After two months of care, I don’t have headaches or back pain anymore!! I had been taking 2-3 Extra Strength Tylenol tablets per day for most of my life before coming to Dr. Schultz and receiving his gentle care.

My husband had been trying to get me to go for years. I can’t believe I waited so long!”

– Amanda T.

Migraine Headaches & Chiropractic

Yellow stars
“I suffered from migraine headaches which occurred once a week on average. These were debilitating because I had ‘auras’ for 30 minutes (loss of vision in one eye) and would have to be in bed for 3 to 4 hours with a headache. I also couldn’t turn my head to the right very much and had a sore neck to the point of not being able to sleep. I tried three different medications from my regular doctor and when those didn’t help I saw a neurologist and tried two different medications. One helped but the side effects were awful (short term memory loss and hair loss).

After receiving chiropractic care with Dr. Schultz, I can turn my head easily and have no pain. I haven’t had a regular headache or a migraine headache since treatments began. It’s changed my life because I no longer have to be worried that I’ll get a migraine and have to get help to watch my children.

I most like Dr. Schultz’s education information on how the spine works in connection with the rest of the body and the diagnostic equipment used to test progress and analyze the problem. Dr. Schultz’s approach is very professional.

Besides the migraine headaches, my regular daily headaches have gone away, as well as the pain in my temples.

After see a previous chiropractor, medical doctors, neurologist and undergoing tests and biofeedback, I finally got the cause of my problem fixed! I would argue anyone suffering from migraines or headaches to see Dr. Schultz, as he has the training and the skills to correct the root cause of the problem. If you’re not happy with another chiropractor, try Dr. Schultz in Johnston, Iowa! The results of my treatments have shown his analysis of my situation to be spot on!”

– Christine A.

Almost Submitting to Back Surgery:

Yellow stars“I hurt my back while using a gas powered “one man” post hole digger. For 5 years I was in almost constant pain. Many regular activities were performed with either elevated pain and discomfort or simply considered out of the question to do. I couldn’t even carry a suitcase. After being told by a noted orthopedic surgeon that I should consider surgery, I decided to try chiropractic care before submitting. I’m glad I did! I’ve been under Dr. Schultz’s care for about a year and I’m back to all regular activities and hobbies and even considering some golf this spring. Dr. Schultz literally saved me from back surgery!

-John M.
Mechanical Engineer

Neck Pain | Can’t Sleep | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:

Yellow stars“Before treatment, I was unable to reach behind my back, turn my neck from side to side, and sleeping was difficult. I had no strength to pull or lift without pain and numbness in my right hand. I was also having constant headaches.

Now I’m able to have a good night sleep, my attention span is greater, and work is not a struggle. The treatments for my neck helped my sinuses open up and I no longer have to take allergies shots. I am even able to play golf without any pain.

Dr. Schultz is able to take his knowledge of the human body and help teach others. He also has great care and concern his patients. He will go the extra mile to get you well. Dr. Schultz and Shelly have regained my health and they have also helped many of my family members. We cannot thank them enough for all they have done!”


Neck & Shoulder Pain | Low Back Pain |
Limited Ability to Bend, Extend and Rotate:

Yellow stars“Before I began treatments with Dr. Schultz, I was experiencing a lot of pain across the shoulders and lower back. After examination, Dr. Schultz determined my problem was due to an earlier permanent injury, possibly since high school. It was affecting the mobility in my neck and was a constant source of pain.

It was unbelievable after the first few treatments how much more mobility I had and with no pain! When I first saw Dr. Schultz three years ago, I was so relieved when he said he thought he could help me. I had lived with this problem for so many years, I had forgotten what it was like to feel good and free of this pain!

I like the way Dr. Schultz explains the right and wrong way to do every day chores to prevent further problems and the reason chiropractic care is so important.

Besides relieving my back problems since I’ve been under Dr. Schultz’s care, my blood pressure has improved. I take half the medication I took before treatments.

I still see Dr. Schultz on a regular basis. I now realize besides proper diet and exercise to maintain good health, that regular check-ups can detect, correct, and maintain problems before they become a problem.”

Thanks Dr. Schultz!

-Marg S.


Chiropractor Johnston | (515) 270-2924