Dr. Stephen Stern is more than just an ordinary chiropractor; he is a true healer. I appreciate the way he optimizes the flow of energy to help my body to heal itself. He is very gentle and calming.He has given me many tips over the years about healing ways of moving my body that have enhanced my health and well-being. The office has a general atmosphere of warmth and friendliness that is welcoming and nurturing. Amy is a delight!
Stephen and Amy's outlook on health includes not just the injured part but the whole person. While not recommending specific things there are books on nutrition, meditation (I still owe you that book!), and other healthy living choices all around the office. The music is relaxing, the light pleasant, the atmosphere is comfortable. Stephen and Amy are both professional and welcoming.
The first thing I noticed during the physical exam was Stephens very gentle touch. He explained he would not be "manipulating" me the way I was familiar with. He is clearly an expert at anatomy as he located the painful spots very quickly and started the session. During the session he encouraged breathing and relaxation to aid in his work towards healing. No cracking or violent twisting. I could not believe how effective this is at relieving pain so I can heal easier. I felt better that day.
I healed more quickly than a previous similar accident. I returned after another fall and got the same result. This gentle chiropractic style works. There are times I only go for a short time, become either pain free or much less, and get back to my busy life. Other times I go once a week or two just to helping my body deal with extra stress from whatever I am doing too much of. I have returned and will return even though I have since moved quite a distance away because I heal here and I know it.
Stephen and Amy are true partners with me. Stephen advises and recommends length of treatment and how often for a return to optimum health. Amy runs the office side and adds more warmth and friendliness to the environment. They both listen to me. I never feel pressure to go longer or more often. They truly want all of their patients to get and stay healthy and pain free without depending on dangerous medications. I highly recommend them to family and friends often and look forward to the new location.
I have been utilizing Millis Family Chiropractic for many years and I keeping going back because the treatments work! I am often overdoing things that result in pain. Stephen is just what I need to set things right. I call him the back whisperer. When I visit the office, I'm always greeted with a smile and peace and tranquility sets in immediately.
Thank you Stephen and Amy for always being there for me.
"My Whole Health Life Line"
That is what I call my treatments with Dr. Stern. Over the years I have been treated by him I have never been healthier. At 80yrs old I take no medication because Dr. Stern in my treatments keeps my body in line so that it functions as a perfect unit. This allows me to have full use of my body, mind and spirit.
Thanks you so much Dr. Stern for making me so healthy.
His adjustments, though seemingly subtle, benefit the body greatly. I encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Stern. Your body will thank you.
I have also found great value in his added knowledge of both diet and exercise. As a whole I am so glad I found Dr. Stern and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
I have very tight upper body because of my active lifestyle. Dr. Stern keeps me going. I like the music and I can totally shut down my body and let him address any areas that need adjustments. I love to go because I know I’m going to feel great when I leave. Centered and relaxed.
Thanks for keeping me sane.
He is thoughtful, intuitive, non-judgmental and effective! We are all very busy people and we find visits to Millis Family Chiropractic to be our safe, healing space. Having Stephen’s hands gently touch the areas that need healing is nothing short of magical.
I have visited Millis Family during pregnancies, and when my children were very little and while I would not let most doctors get near them, I never hesitated to have Stephen work on whatever was needed.
Effectiveness. Healing without drugs or unnatural intervention. Stress reduction. Confidence. These are all the reasons why we trust Dr. Stephen Stern and Millis Family implicitly for our family.
I have fibromyalgia extremely bad & Stephen is the only one that can help me with the pain. He works his magic as I like to call it & he eases up my pain. With all the medicines out there nothing works for me as much as when I see Stephen. There we're a lot of years. I couldn't make it to his office during his hours & he would stay late for me... what dr. would do that?
He is genuinely a very caring person. He really listens to you & talks to you ... not at you. The whole atmosphere from the time you walk in to the time you leave is very calming. Amy, his wife, is a sweetheart and she always has a smile on her face whenever I see her. She makes you feel very welcome. 24 yrs is a long time, but when you find a dr. that you trust -- you stay with them no matter how far you have to drive. Stephen just can't retire, ever!
About 40 years ago I had the misfortune to break my L5 vertebrae, yep I literally broke it! After years of seeing different doctors and physical therapy I was told I would be a chronic pain sufferer for the rest of my life. I was given a prescription for pain killers and told, “Learn to live with it”.
This was not a prescription for living a full and meaningful life, so I set out to find an alternative to drugs and pain. This led me to many different alternative practices, including Thai Chi, Chiropractic, Yoga, Massage Therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki and any other modality that sounded like it could help.
I found a chiropractor in California who did network chiropractic. After months of going weekly and feeling some relief but not pain free, one morning I woke up and something was different, I couldn’t figure out what it was at first, then I realized, my back didn’t hurt. For the first time in years, I woke up without lower back pain, I started to cry. Which of course, tweaked my back and I was in pain again. But I got up, did my stretching exercises went for a walk before starting work and my back relatively pain free.
Move forward 10 years and I moved to Massachusetts, I needed to find a chiropractor that did network chiropractic and energy work. That led me to calling the few network chiropractors in the area, I eventually got to Dr. Stern. He told me he was a Network Chiropractor, but also used many different modalities, this intrigued me and I decided to try him out. I have found his adjustments are spot on, his energy is clean and clear, he can read blockages in the body better than most can read a road map. Fast-forward to today, I am still pain free and owe it to Chiropractic, Yoga and Reiki. Is it worth going to the chiropractor once a month to be pain free? Absolutely!
Within 2 days my baby turned in the proper position! I am very thankful to Dr. Stern for helping me out and I would definitely recommend this procedure to anyone with a similar problem. It sure beats surgery!
Care with Dr. Stern got me off medications in 1 week. It got me pain free in 5 weeks. It got me functioning and able to work again in no time at all.
Scheduling always fit my hectic lifestyle and best of all - I knew I was really loved as a person while in treatment. What was extra special about it was that I saw that same kind of love flowing out to all the patients, not just me.
I’m moving soon and when people ask me who I’ll miss -- Dr. Stern was at the top of the list. I was tickled to a giggle to find out that one of his best Chiropractic friends lives near where I’ll be moving.
Besides being cared for very well, I felt respected for my beliefs and never judged for my love of chocolate!
Sr. L M
Dr. Stern's technique is gentle, yet effective. His hands always locate the sore spots and I find relief. I have a stressful occupation even now in my later years, and I continue to come for periodic treatments that help me to maintain balance.
I appreciate Amy's cheerful and encouraging attitude too!
His treatments have improved my back tremendously. I have no more back pains! My posture is way better and my mental outlook has improved as well, because there is no more pain.
I went into treatment with an open mind and no time frame. What happened was the treatment worked and to be honest, much sooner than I anticipated. I’m very grateful!
There were several benefits from being treated by Dr. Stern. My neck had increased motion from side to side. During pregnancy, I had no backache and no pulling/heaviness in the lower stomach muscles, even at term, and it even seemed to improve bowel movements during the pregnancy.
I’m glad to have come this office. Thank you!
I came to Dr. Stern because of a very painful back injury involving the sciatic nerve. He not only corrected my back problem, but also other problems I had. I no longer have headaches or sinus problems. I feel healthier than ever!
I tell others about Dr. Stern and recommend him highly. He has always been available when needed for myself, family and friends.
Thank you Dr. Stern ... you are and have been a major source in my recovery.
One can find compassion, community, lovely music, friends and care here. Our entire family has been seen in this office for the past 15 years or so.
What makes this office stand out, is the gentle adjustments done in a community room, lending a longer and relaxed session. I always feel uplifted and tranquil upon exiting. The impact that these gentle souls have had on our lives and family has been profound.
I am indeed grateful to know them and be part of this practice.
Dr Stern is the 5th chiropractor I’ve seen in my life and is definitely my favorite. His gentle method is different from the other chiropractor’s I’ve seen.
For the last 10 years my back problems have been very minor and only seem to come up when I’ve missed a few sessions or I’ve done something silly. I also appreciate Dr Stern’s genuine interest in my health and wellbeing as he often has tips for things that I can do in between visits. I play tennis once per week and I’ve incorporated some of his advice into my warmup routine.
My children have all seen him since they were little, and they too have felt his healing power. I see him not just when I have a pain or specific problem, but as ongoing maintenance. He rejuvenates me and realigns my whole system. He is a valuable and important part of my healing process, and he and Amy are kind, warm and helpful.
It wasn’t until I started my appointments with Dr. Stern that I noticed any relief whatsoever. I had had a very unfortunate experience with one of my health care providers that made me very frightened of anyone else handling my problem. With the wonderful care provided by Dr. Stern, I am now able to put these fears into perspective. I only wish that I had come here twelve years ago ... how different my life would have been!
I realize that I have a problem that I will have to work on the rest of my life. However, the gains made in the last two months are in my estimation close to miraculous!