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Dr. Stephen Cohen
Your Merrick Chiropractor
As someone who suffered most of her adult life with chronic back pain (due to both genetics and injury), I can't express my gratitude enough for Dr. Cohen. His techniques were much different from any chiropractor. This wasn't the normal "weekly back crack" I was used to. Dr. Cohen's genuine concern for my overall wellness has been prevalent in his constant efforts to find the root of the problem. As a result, the relief I've felt has been nothing short of amazing! It's been 3 months since I started seeing Dr. Cohen and I no longer face the daily challenges of chronic back pain I once did. I recommend Dr. Cohen to anyone who is looking for a real solution to chronic pain.
Dr. Cohen’s Chiropractic practices have made and huge impact in my daily life. I was struggling with TMJ and jaw pain for several years. Not only did his methods relieve me of my pain, but it also opened up a new level of energy for me in my daily life after the treatments began. My jaw was to the point where I could hardly chew food and turn my neck without my jawbone slipping out of place. After just a couple of treatments with Dr. Cohen I was well on my way to full recovery. Once my jaw had been relieved of the pain, I continued to visit monthly for some preventive maintenance. Today I can truly say my jaw has not felt this good in years, and I certainly could not have gotten to this point without Dr. Cohen’s help. I looked for a solution in several other arenas before I went see Dr. Cohen. No one could seem to understand the pain I was expressing nor could they find a solution. The best part of Dr. Cohen is that he really listens to his patient’s issue and does a thorough job of explaining his treatment. He will never rush you through an appointment and you will certainly get the BEST personalized treatment on every visit.
Having been a nurse for over 10 years, I have seen many of my colleagues suffer from back pain due to injury on the job. Because of this, I have always been extremely careful to bend, lift, and stretch in a way that would protect me from any type of injury. Last fall, despite all of my careful practices, I hurt my lower back. I was in excruciating pain and out of work for several days before seeking medical attention. My medical doctor wanted to give me pain medicine and muscle relaxers until the pain disappeared. Since I was unable to walk or work, I became desperate. I sought out a chiropractor in Charlotte, and stumbled upon Dr. Stephen Cohen. Dr. Cohen treated my back pain in 1 visit. It was a miracle, and because of this I began to see him for other ailments as well. Dr. Cohen treated me for migraines, scoliosis, and infertility. I am a healthier and happy individual by being under his care. During my visits, not only did Dr. Cohen teach me how to prevent this injury again, but he spoke to me about diet and sleep and treated me with a holistic approach that I loved. I highly recommend him and his practice to all.
When I began treatment with Dr. Cohen I had not worn shoes, other than tennis shoes, for over a year. Every step in any other shoes would cause a sharp pain in the ball of my foot and shooting pain though my toes. Dr. Cohen used non-invasive Graston to alleviate the pain and get me back to normal activity which included racquetball, hot power yoga and softball. I was able to resume my workouts and lost over 40 lbs. under his care. I almost cried when I was able to wear beautiful heels again – without pain! Thank you Dr. Cohen!
I have been a patient of Dr. Cohen for over 8 years. He is extremely professional and personable. I know without his help I would have probably had to have surgery. Recently he started using a technique called Graston for a problem that has been plaguing me for over 12 years. I can not believe the difference it has made.
I am now doing things that I was unable to do before. I have recommended him to all of my friends and family.
For about 10 years I dealt with a nagging pain in my neck and upper back. I refused to go to a chiropractor because I didn't want anyone 'cracking' my neck...YUK! When I learned that Dr. Cohen practiced alternative methods to treating back pain such as stimulation, acupuncture and my favorite- the Graston technique, I gave it a shot. I was a tough case given the length of time I had dealt with my pain which only caused more stress in those areas. Dr. Cohen made me feel so much better. I consider myself to be a healthy person, but he was very straightforward in his conversation about the little things I can do on a daily basis to help manage and alleviate the pain, such as the way I sit at my desk or the way I sleep or getting more magnesium in my diet. Understanding the holistic approach to being well, he even helped treat my foot after a surgery with the Graston technique. I gained more flexibility and was able to return to yoga comfortably. He also treated me throughout my pregnancy!! I would very highly recommend his services.
Doc Cohen was my Chiropractor for 5 years. He is amazing. I saw him for migraines which usually put me in the hospital at least twice a year, and I've also gone to him for other issues too, which he fixed. He's very passionate and cares about his patients. I've never seen anyone who went there that wouldn't think twice about going there again!.
“I was treated by Dr. Stephen Cohen for over two years for lower back pains that have bothered me for decades ever since a sports injury at the age of 14. I had been to 7 other chiropractors in the past, but Dr. Cohen’s treatments were the most effective. He utilizes the Graston technique along with acupuncture, electro-stimulation, and the Precision Adjuster, and the combination of these techniques has really helped – I've gotten significantly more relief than with any other chiropractic treatments. He also helped me understand the causes of my lower back flair-ups – normally caused by twisting while bending – so that I can prevent these from reoccurring. Dr. Cohen was also concerned with my overall wellness, and treated other aches and pains plus provided valuable insights on diet and nutrition. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Cohen for chiropractic care!”
- Mike Woollen
As a fan of chiropractic for over 10 years, I was hesitant to try a new chiropractor when I moved to a new state, but Dr. Cohen put my fears at ease and treated my husband and me with care and compassion. We both faced chronic issues and Dr. Cohen helped us personalize healing approaches that worked for us that included not only gentle chiropractic (a new method for me- I was accustomed to the snap, crackle, pop method), but also acupuncture, massage, exercise and diet- the whole package!
Professional, compassionate, and empathetic are words to describe Dr. Stephen Cohen. I met him more than eight years ago. I have diabetes and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Over the years, Dr. Cohen has encouraged me to continue maintaining my health. I am motivated by his knowledge and his expertise in his work. I call him “coach” sometimes. He is persistent, persuasive, and patient. It is great to know one caring doctor who gets to know who I really am health-wise. He has provided the best possible care and gave me the tools I needed to help myself over the course of my potentially long life. Thank you, Dr. Cohen!
- - Nia Imani Pontes
The level of care and attention that I received from Dr. Cohen was above and beyond my expectations. He took time to explain what was going on with my neck and back at every session. Dr. Cohen's attention to detail is impressive. I would highly recommend my friends & family to use his services.
- Michelle Wisniewski