Gillette Family Chiropractic Center

Patient Testimonials for Dr. Paul R. Franz


I have had continuous, oftentimes excruciating pain in my lower back as well as sciatic nerve pain in both legs reaching as far down as my ankles and feet. This pain and discomfort have been debilitating to say the least. It has prevented me from normal activities such as going to the movies or long car rides and has impaired my work situation. In truth, there is not one area in my life that has not been negatively affected by the pain and discomfort that I feel.

I have had two failed back surgeries; both discectomies for herniated disks at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels. A short while after each surgery the pain returned and worsened and I have been living with it ever since. I have tried exercise and physical therapy, massage, trigger-point, and even acupressure, but nothing has worked.

However, after consistently seeing Dr. Franz last year, I have been able to lead a much more normal life. Through his care, I have been able to return to a quality of life that was previously unthinkable. It is the only thing that has helped me after years of suffering and disappointment.


My main disorder was my sciatica nerve. It was very painful in my left leg. It lasted about one year with great pain. I occasionally took Advil for the pain. My daughter encouraged me to see a Chiropractor. I knew I needed to start somewhere. I had never been to a Chiropractor before, but had no doubts that this was the way for me to go.

When I first came to Dr. Franz, I felt I was in competent hands. He recommended visits three times a week, then gradually two times and then one time. I received a year of treatment even while on vacation.

Family members also receive chiropractic care for their backs. My family and myself feel chiropractics has helped us to be able to continue to live a busy life. I am now back to walking and swimming and doing regular chores, including gardening. We have told several of our friends and have recommended Dr. Franz to them.


Dr. Paul Franz has been my primary health provider for 20 years. Through his care, I've been able to avoid the hospital except when I broke both legs. I've had various health problems, which have been under control due to chiropractic treatments given by Dr. Franz. I thank God everyday that he has led me to such a caring and capable doctor. Pain has been minimal occasionally and I am pain free most of the time.