Certain chiropractic theories still are questioned by practitioners of traditional medicine, but by now, the point is almost moot. Almost 18 million Americans seek chiropractic treatment every year, for everything from back pain to headaches, plantar fasciitis, jaw problems, muscle strains, and sciatica. Chiropractic patients look for alleviation of their discomfort, to be sure, but they are also attracted to a more rounded and inclusive approach to wellness. And, for the most part (outside of a few overzealous chiropractors who promise the moon, but deliver only a bill), patients do leave a chiropractor’s office with increased mobility and less pain.
Many Lavender readers in the Twin Cities either have visited or heard of Lyn Lake Chiropractic—it has been featured in Allure, Glamour, Self Magazine, and Minnesota Monthly.
CEO Dr. Kevin Schreifels has treated patients in his office at 2937 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, for the past 10 years, and he owes most of his growing client base to glowing word-of-mouth referrals. He doesn’t do much advertising outside of Lavender, but with his science-based, conservative approach to treatment, as well as his staff’s infectious enthusiasm, new clients walk in his door every day.
It’s easy to understand why: Dr. Schreifels isn’t like a lot of other chiropractors, who may treat every patient in the same manner regardless of their specific issues, and keep them returning regularly for months—or even years.
Dr. Schreifels points out, “Everybody’s treated completely differently here. We’ve got three doctors looking at you. If none of us can figure it out, then we’re happy to refer you elsewhere.”
Because most of Dr. Schreifels’s patients see him only if they need further care—not because he keeps them regularly scheduled—one might think he would lose business. Actually, it’s the other way around.
As Dr. Schreifels explains, “We don’t pitch. The average clinic sees three or four new patients a month; we get 12 to 13 a week. They come in, we treat them, and they feel better. A couple of treatments, and they’re usually good to go. And they tell someone else, and that person tells their friends.”
The clinic certainly sees a wide variety of patients, but Dr. Schreifels reports that the majority of them are athletes or sports enthusiasts, members of the GLBT community, and people who have been injured in car accidents. As a victim of a car accident himself, he is able to relate personally to all his patients, whether they’re gay or straight, blue-collar workers or lawyers.
Dr. Schreifels declares, “I’m a chameleon.”
The clinic is open for walk-in patients, but also takes appointments, with a 24/7 answering service. Consultations are free. Dr. Schreifels currently is offering Lavender readers a discounted rate of $37 for an initial exam.
More information about Lyn Lake Chiropractic is available at www.lynlakechiropractic.com. To schedule an appointment, call (612) 879-8000.
Name of Company: Lyn Lake Chiropractic
Year Founded: 2000
President/CEO: Dr. Kevin Schreifels, Dr. Jill Field, Dr. Steve Eckstein
Number of Employees: 8
Address: 2937 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls.
Phone: (612) 879-8000