Patient Stories

"I had hip, back and neck pain for nearly eight years with little relief. I was no longer able to swim, hike or exercise as much as I wanted and it also affected my sleep patterns and quality of life.
The difference since starting care at Family First Chiropractic is amazing! The thoroughness exhibited was incredible with x-rays and analysis. Within 3 weeks of treatment my pain was almost eliminated and I am now swimming and sleeping better.
In addition to better athletic performance and sleep, my mood is upbeat. I finally feel hopeful and optimistic that I do not have to live with chronic pain the rest of my life.
Family First is far and way the best chiropractic treatment I have ever experienced. I no longer feel exhausted and drained at the end of the day and my outlook for the future is bright. Thank you so much!"

Lisa R

Our entire family is adjusted regularly including our 2 year old son. He knows Dr. Cliff by name and loves giving him a hug or high five on the way out the door. We have a baby girl on the way and Dr. Cliff will be one of the very first people that she meets! Chiropractic has also helped so much with the aches and pains that go along with pregnancy!
You will never meet a team of people that cares about their patients as much as this group! Family first is truly how they run this office. As soon as you walk in the door you are greeted by energetic office staff that really know your family as people and are genuinely excited to see you!
We are so grateful for this group of loving people!

Gayten Family

Our family loves the Family First Chiropractic team!
We have been going to this office since December of 2012 and they have made a huge difference in
our health and wellness. I have suffered from migraine headaches my entire life and keeping up with chiropractic care has nearly eliminated them completely, as well as helped with difficulty sleeping and chronic back and neck pain.

Kristi G

Our experience with Family First Chiropractic has been wonderful. The amazing staff are so warm and welcoming. We really feel like part of the family. Dr. Steve and Dr. Rick are awesome! Seeing them has benefitted our lives so much and the knowledge they share is having a big impact towards us reaching a balanced body and life. We recommend Family First Chiropractic to people all of the time. Thank you all for being so great and for helping to make our lives so much better.

The Hibbs Family

"I have nothing but good to say about the Doctors and staff there. Doctor Steve Perry listens more than talks, which is impressive, and is truly concerned about his patient. He talked in everyday language which I was pleased. I was truly impressed with the pre exams showing how Family First Chiropractic wants to work with the body instead of just giving out drugs, and how the spine effects so many parts of the body. I am a firm believer that the body can work better without drugs in most cases. I came in with some lower back pains from pulling a muscle. The first hands on session made a drastic difference- there were no more sharp pains, but the soreness of the muscle was still there. The next two sessions with aligning the back made vast improvements mentally such as no stress, and the muscle soreness was healing faster. I have never been to a Chiropractor and have always stereotyped them as quacks. I friend of mine suggested that I see Family First because it made a difference for him. My first visit made me a believer and all the other visits made me feel so much more relaxed which also helped with my mental outlook. I was so impressed on what it did for me, that I had my wife make an appointment for her. I strongly recommend Family First Chiropractic for anybody."

Jeff E.

Chiropractic care helping ear draining issues in a young patient.
My son Jexyn has had ear problems since he was 4 months old. He had 2 sets of tubes in his ears. However, the ENT doctor could not figure out why his ears would drain so badly every week and was about to send us to Stanford to have my son’s ears checked out. Moreover, he was almost certain they would have to perform surgery and cut Jexyn’s eardrum open to check for abnormalities and/or and infection. As his mom, I was determined to try a non-invasive and natural approach. Discovering Dr. Cliff and Family First Chiropractic was an answer to prayer, saving my son from being cut open when he really didn’t need to be!
Since we started coming to Family First Chiropractic 4 months ago, his ear draining issues have stopped completely. Jexyn hasn’t had to go to the ENT Doctor every week to be strapped down and have a long needle like instrument inserted in his ears to “vacuum” them out. He doesn’t need ear drops, an ear dryer medication etc, like he used to need DAILY before the BIG blessing of Dr. Cliff’s Chiropractic care!
Also – my son is terrified of doctors because of what he has gone through in his short 2 years, however we call Dr. Cliff “The Nice Doctor”. He is amazing with my son and the way he adjusts him does not hurt him! Jexyn smiles before we arrive at Family First Chiropractic, while we are then and after we leave.
Our family highly recommends Dr. Cliff and the whole kind and amazing team at Family First Chiropractic.

Kila P

Dr. Cliff and his team are far beyond amazing! Our family has been going to Family First Chiropractic for just under 2 years now. We had a very hard time getting pregnant with our first child. After many rounds of fertility drugs we decided to see Dr. Cliff. Within that first month of getting adjusted we became pregnant! Dr. Cliff helped change our life. From there, my husband and I continued to get adjusted throughout my pregnancy and we believe my labor and delivery went incredibly smooth and fast because of the continued adjustments. Since then we had a second child and both our kids get regular adjustments every 2 weeks - since they were 3 days old! We recommend this team of doctors to anyone who is looking for a chiropractor. The whole team at the Sparks office is absolutely amazing and we look
forward to seeing each and every one of them every time we go in. Thank you Family First Chiropractic for everything you have done for our family!

The Caldwell Family

I had a neck issue that got progressively worse; I suffered with it for about 15-20 years. I did try other chiropractors years ago - to no avail. As time went on I wasn’t able to tolerate it as much.
Since starting care with Family First Chiropractic I am 100% better. My neck, shoulders and back of head have not felt this good in years. I have benefitted from more energy because I am feeling so much better. My quality of life has definitely improved! Family First Chiropractic is fantastic—professional—extremely friendly!

Heidi L.

"Dr. Cliff and the Family First Chiropractic team truly have the magic touch - from the Doctor's genuine care and concern for your health, to the amazing and thoughtful staff - every experience with them has been wonderful!"

Melissa A.

I can still run because of Dr. Rick! My children are both athletes and Dr. Clifford and Dr. Rick take great care of them to keep them at the top of their game! Thank you Family First Team! It's not about cracking. It's about total body health!!

Dawn G.

Everyone at Family First Chiropractic treated me like family. I looked forward to my appointments because I had hope and knew I would get well. I have regained my complete health. It is as if I never had suffered like I did (for those 4-5 weeks). I have my health and life back.

Tom K.

...the best chiropractor around! Dr. Cliff has changed my family's life for the better! Love him and his dedication to his patients!!

Indy C.

When it came time to deliver our second child, Dr. Cliff was contacted. He was thorough and gentle during the newborn exam. I can't say good enough things about the staff and Chiropractors at Family First. They're a good group of professionals to trust with your entire family.

Carrie J.

What a pleasure to be welcomed with smiles, laughter and the upbeat atmosphere that embraces all who step inside your lovely new offices.
As a 75+ year old patient I can honestly say that the care I receive allows me to remain active and enhances the quality of my life.
A top notch organization that lives up to its name - Family First Chiropractic - accolades, thanks and appreciation for the past three years.


We both feel vibrant and more youthful! With more confident in running and personal records being set, and the ability to play with our kids and getting personal records in weight lifting, we thank Family First Chiropractic!

Andrea and David G.

My recovery has been fantastic! My mobility has completely returned. Muscles do not hurt. No more stinging debilitating pain. Believe me when I say I was in a bad way when I came in. It is incredible, really, how much better I feel, I crawled in, I walked out!

Brett S.

I came to Family First Chiropractic with headaches, backaches and vertigo. I had tried the Epley procedure, seen an allergist, had my vision checked and CT scans. Having vertigo, all of life came to a hault. I met the doctors of Family First Chiropractic at a health fair during work and now have been able to switch from Ibuprofen to natural aides such as herbal tea and vitamins. My GP doctor kept ignoring my condition and it is nice to feel validated by someone. Someone was finally hearing me and telling me why I was suffering from the problem and they were able to help.

Faun P.

I started seeing a chiropractor 9 years ago for pain in my hips. While maintaining my chiropractic care, I was able to see an improvement in not only the comfort in my hips, but I also experienced fewer headaches and migraines. I have heard about how chiropractic care can help pregnant women but I was a little skeptical. I asked a friend what her birth was like after having consistent care, and she mentioned that it helped with the length of time she was in labor.

Knowing this, when I became pregnant in March, I immediately told Dr. Cliff Fisher that I was expecting. I knew that he would be so excited for me since he has always been a personable and caring doctor, but he also wanted me to get the best care possible. He recommended that I visit every other week during all three trimesters. I have consistently seen Dr. Cliff and Dr. Jack during my pregnancy. Throughout this pregnancy, I have experience little to no discomfort. I have slept soundly and have had only minor discomfort during these final weeks. What little discomfort I have felt, I have always been able to tell Dr. Jack and he is able to find ways to fix it or suggest techniques or resources to make me more comfortable and healthy. He has also offered to see me even if the office is closed to address any discomforts that I may have between appointments.

I work with another woman that is due two days before me. She often mentions how uncomfortable she is and how little sleep she is getting. I believe I am more comfortable and healthy because of the consistent care that I have received from Dr. Cliff and Dr. Jack during my pregnancy. I am excitedly looking forward to my baby’s birthday because I am confident that it will be quick and easy with my body in perfect alignment.

Lauren T.

I actually decided to see a chiropractor as a last resort after seeking different opinions from doctors and neurologists after pulling a muscle in my back. I also tried different pain medications. A relative referred me to the office and now I have very little pain and my life is back to normal. I am happy that I can play with my son again and that I have more energy and feel better all around.

Todd H.

As a pole vaulter in high school, college and now masters. I’ve had a whiplash effect every time I would land in the pit. Also every time I would leave the ground there would be a lot of forward pressure on my entire spinal cord (called an inverted “c” in the pole vault ward).

The biggest thing I’ve noticed when I compete in a meet and haven’t had time to train for it, the next day I’m not sore. Before starting a chiropractic regimen the next day I could barely walk because I would be so sore but now I feel great!

Paul H.

My pain was so severe in my back and neck that I would have to lay down because I could not bear to sit anymore. My doctor referred me to Family First Chiropractic and now I am feeling great! My mind is off my injury and I am very happy with the results so far. I was skeptical because I tried physical therapy for so long which didn’t work, but this has worked great!

Kevin S.

Before I came to Family First Chiropractic, I couldn’t even curl my daughters hair without being in fear of burning her if my arm went numb. I want to thank Dr. Jack and Family First because I have tried many things in the past including physical therapy and pain medication all to no avail. After treatment I have more energy to play with my kids and no longer suffer from numbness in my arm or leg, I also have a significant amount of pain reduction and no longer wake up with a headache everyday.

Christin R.

What lead our family to FFC was an ambulance ride to the ER for myself. Once able to function (barely) the ER sent me home with the recommendation of seeking help for my back.

My back issue had been a strain on my family and I could barely participate in day to day activities. I could not stand to tell my three small children “We cannot do that, Mommies back hurts!” so we just avoided a lot!!

As per most individuals that seek help for back injuries I had tried a long list of medication, massage, Pilates and “avoidance!” Once I discovered Family First Chiropractic all of our lives have forever been changed. Myself, all three of our children and my mom seek the wonderful wellness that Family First Chiropractic offers. We now spend a lot of time doing activities that seem simple to most like playing on the floor with my children, bike riding, taking long walks, skiing, etc.
It has been an amazing journey.

Our son sleeps better than he has in his entire eight years of life, our daughter, 6, who has significant health issues has finally found relief from a myriad of pain and discomfort, our daughter, 3, says every time,
“I love Dr. Jack and Dr. Rachel they make me feel great!”

My mom was the hardest to convince she was in an accident in 1974 with horrible whiplash. She has been in pain for over 35 years. My father has even noted verbally that she has not been this comfortable in all the time he can remember!

Not often enough I try to express my gratitude for myself, my children and my Mom’s incredible improvement in quality of life.

Thank You, never seems to even come close to what truly needs to be expressed. We are forever grateful!

The Skolak Family

Dr. Steve,

Thank you for dinner and for an awesome night!!!

It is truly amazing to me that as humans we don't have to actually learn anything new to have a great life, all we have to do is apply and use the knowledge that most of us already have. Thank you so much for helping. Andrea and I both realize where we were wrong with our current habits and where we can be right with our future habits. We both want chiropractic to be a vital part of our new life structure.

2012 is already the best year ever!!! I know things will only get better as we make good choices for our lives.

Thanks for the amazing messages, life-styles, and choices that you open up for those who will listen! God Speed and God Bless.


Vinney T.

Family First has become a part of my family, in this past year I have experienced more miracles in my life than I thought possible. Now I am healthier, happier, and much more in tune with my body thanks to one of my transformational partners – Family First Chiropractic.

Cathy F.