Patient Testimonials

   My wife and I were looking for a good Chiropractor as we were both having pain in our backs and necks. I have seen quite a few Chiropractors over the years for symptoms originating from my early surfing, skiing and skateboarding days and know that not all Chiropractors are created equal. Besides having some back problems, my wife has had bouts with migraine headaches for most of her life.
    When we found 'The Good' Doctor Shapero, we found way more than we had hoped for. With magic hands and a head full of wisdom, he has transformed our lives into a more comfortable, pain free, energetic state of being. Now, I can hop in my truck and drive for many hours without that nagging pain in my lower back that I had for so many years. At 50 years old, and under the Doc's orders, I am enjoying surfing as much now as I did 30 years ago. My wife's headaches are diminishing on a steady basis to the point, now, where she hardly even thinks about them anymore. The Doctor is showing us new ways to deal with our diet and the way we (didn't) exercise and is giving us renewed energy and stamina.
     What a blessing to find 'The Good' Doctor Shapero.
R & C LaPorte
San Clemente, CA


I have my LIFE back!

THIS PERSON CAME INTO THE OFFICE COMPLAINING OF MULTIPLE AREAS OF DISTRESS DUE TO TRAUMA. HE PRESENTED AS DEPRESSED AND FATIGUED WITH SUBLUXATIONS SHOWN ON THE X-RAYS AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATED BY PHYSICAL EXAMINATION TESTS.

On June 10th, 1998 I was sitting in a service station while my vehicle was being smog checked. As I sat with my back toward the window I noticed the mechanic was staring intently behind me. I then turned my head to the left just in time to see the car crashed through the window, the next moment I was told my body was jettisoned across the room into the wall at the opposite end of the room.

I was incapacitated for several days with nausea, dizziness and pain as my main complaint. As time unfolded I began experiencing nightmares, severe headaches, neck pain, midback pain and lowback pain, as well as increasing ringing in my ears. I also suffered from headaches and dizziness which increased with activity.

I felt like a basket case. I had seen many general practice doctors, an internist, a neurologist, had physical therapy, and many medical specialists. I was not getting better and becoming more and more depressed as time went on. I could not work for more than a couple hours at a time due to the backpain, dizziness and nausea and had lost hope. I had been given dozens of medications. The medications I took did not really help, and made me feel drugged.

The fourth of July, I went to a community event and saw Dr. Shapero at a health screening booth. After talking with him for a couple of minutes I realized that chiropractic may be the answer I was looking to find. Later I was in the office and receiving spinal adjustments. I am now off the drugs and I feel like a new person. I am working full time and am starting to really enjoy life again. My family is also very happy to have me back and full of life. My only regret is that I did not discover Dr. Shapero and chiropractic care sooner. I realize now how much life a chiropractic adjustment can give a person. The experience is priceless and if you have a health problem I would strongly recommend trying chiropractic FIRST.

Alan Spann


THIS PERSON CAME INTO THE OFFICE WITH SEVERE PAIN DOWN ONE LEG AND BENT TO THE SIDE FROM THE PAIN IN HIS LOW BACK. X-RAYS AND ...

October 1996 marked the beginning of another episode of low back pain which I had not had for several months, although the problem has occurred several times in the last 14 years it has never seemed this bad. Seeming a bit reserved about chiropractic I came in after several deputies from San Clemente told me about Dr. Bradley Shapero and how he had helped them with their health. I had seen a medical doctor who had prescribed pain medication and referred me to physical therapy. The pain remained unchanged with no relief and I did not feel I was getting better. I started care with Dr. Shapero in November of 1996. I remember the pain clearly; it was low back pain which radiating down my right leg and it was severe to the point of almost total debilitation. I felt like I was years older. My most impressive result is that I have been pain free for two and one half months. I am now resuming my regular exercise regime better than ever, I have even started running again. My results have been tremendous. The technique is so gentle I would recommend chiropractic to anyone, and I have even had my five year old son checked.

Dan Noval


Neck Pain Gone / Golf Back

SIX MONTHS AGO THIS PATIENT HAD NECK PAIN. HAD A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AND FELT BETTER. HOWEVER SINCE IT WAS NOT CORRECTED THE PROBLEM RETURNED. NOW IT HAS BEEN CORRECTED.

My son Travis was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer in July of 1995. He was just over two years old. His tumor was like a large fist and was inoperable, we went the chemotherapy, radiation, surgery route. He was dying, he had brain swelling, urine bag from kidney damage and suffered a coma as well as other problems. He was so skinny I cried when I looked at him, we had done everything we were told through conventional medicine and it didn't work! My friend Cynthia asked if I would come to her brother Dr. Bradley Shapero and have Travis treated, I was very desperate and would try anything. I had already decided against any more treatments through the chemotherapy or anything else that was not natural. We started coming in for chiropractic care in September 1996, and today my son's body works beautiful, and he is able to play and participate with other children and have fun. He has his muscles back, more energy than most other children and rarely gets sick, even just a runny nose. He never takes any medication. I know that with chiropractic care and radical diet change my son has the quality of life that I've rarely seen in anyone.

God Bless Dr. Shapero,

Sue Murphy (Travis' Mom)


Back in the Running & Winning

EXAMINATION AND X-RAY FINDINGS REVEALED SEVERAL SUBLUXATIONS AND DISC DEGENERATION THAT HAD GONE YEARS UNDETECTED BECAUSE NO SYMPTOMS WERE PRESENT, UNTIL...

When you are a marathon runner and you love to run as much as I do it can be depressing to have low back pain that interferes with your sport. I have had pain for about two years in the low back. It started out as a small ache which gradually got worse until it remained a dull uncomfortable ache across the lower back on both sides. I tried stretching, exercise and physical therapy but the pain remained. Although these activities gave me a little bit of temporary relief it was certainly not the answer. It must have been my lucky day, I filled out an entry blank at a local store and a short time after Dr. Shapero called an offered me an opportunity to have a complete examination. What impressed me most about the care that I received above the great results was the fact that I was able to really get my questions answered. It is nice to get out and enjoy all the activities I am involved with and not have the pain. The pain on the right side of my back has completely gone and the pain on the left is almost entirely gone also as well. I could easily describe my experience in the office as euphoric. The staff and the doctor are very sensitive and caring people. I would certainly recommend this type of care for you.

Paul Winant


Surgery -vs.- Chiropractic!

THIS PERSON CAME INTO THE OFFICE WITH SEVERE PAIN DOWN THE LEFT LEG AND BENT FORWARD IN PAIN.

I can remember my first visit to Dr. Shapero. I had recently hurt myself at work while lifting a tray of food for a banquet. I was sent to Dr. Shapero by my employer and now I am very glad I went. In 1989 I unfortunately had a back surgery in which I had a disc removed and two vertebra fused. This was not the end of my back pain, as I was told it would be. I had been very athletic for years, involved in triathlons and other competitions prior to my back pain. Dr. Shapero taught me the difference between having good health and being in good shape. Then a few years later the situation escalated and I was injured at work. I had severe low back pain which had returned as a result from a previous problem and complicated by failed low back surgery. The pain was a 9 1/2 on a scale from 1 to 10. I could not work, play, exercise, and I was having trouble just taking care of myself. Within a very short time I was back at work and now I am competing in sports again. I feel great.

I had been to other doctors before, including orthopedists, chiropractors, and surgeons and I would have to say I have never seen anyone as thorough as he is. The previous chiropractic care I had was helpful however it never quite corrected the problem and I was not able to compete. Dr. Shapero explained how his techniques were different than most other chiropractors and after having my adjustments I can feel and see the difference. His method of care does correct the problem.

Andre Santos


Feel Young Again!!

I WAS TOLD THAT SOME OF THAT STIFFNESS IN THE NECK ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL TENSION ACROSS MY SHOULDERS WAS NORMAL. IT WAS PART OF AGING I THOUGHT. AT 71 YEARS OLD I NOW FEEL YOUNG AGAIN, THANKS TO A CHIROPRACTIC LIFESTYLE.

I had no idea that when I filled out this simple “Health and Fitness Survey” it would change my life. In April of 1999 I was at a 10 K race, at the request of my daughter I filled out this health survey from Dr. Shapero. I had also seen him on occasion around The San Clemente Gym (Galaxy Fitness). He invited me in for a spinal evaluation after explaining how important the nerve system is and how in controls and regulates the body. I recall at the time having neck stiffness off and on. I also would get some tiredness around the shoulder area when I would ride my bicycle. I had been to several doctors including a chiropractor for health check ups. I can surely say that I was far from good although I did not have much pain only a little stiffness. After I went to the office I had a complete examination, which was more thorough than any other doctor I have visited. After having my nervous system balance and spine corrected I realized how much better and alive I feel. I feel that my body had been returned to normal and I feel like a kid again. I also learned that it takes more than a couple adjustments to get such great success. I would describe my overall experience as wonderful in every way. I would highly recommend this you and any one you know that wants to feel young again.

George Lamkins