I started coming to Dr. McGraw at Active Care Chiropractic in March of 2016. I have suffered from migraines since I was a little girl and for the past 2 years they progressively got worse. I had been under the care of my Primary Care Physician as well as a Neurologist for 2 years trying to solve my migraine issue with medication. My migraines were severe to the point they mimicked the symptoms of a stroke; I had numbness in my face as well as my right side, my vision would become blurred and I had trouble speaking. During the course of my treatment I had a CAT scan, a MRI, and several other tests performed to help solve my migraine problem. I drive for work great distances every day and I was petrified of having a migraine because the only medicine that was prescribed to me made me sleepy. I lived in fear because I didn’t want to become stranded from home and unable to drive. My problem became considerable worse and it started to affect my focus, concentration and sleep. I was self-medicating with 8 Advil and 4 Excedrin a day just to function for work and I had no energy to attend the gym. I heard about Dr. McGraw through a patient referral and decided to conquer my fear of the chiropractor. I called and they were able to fit me in the very same day! Upon meeting Dr. McGraw I held nothing back and told him I thought I was losing my mind and he was my last resort. I described in detail my head pain and my overwhelming fear of him and his services. He assured me that he could help and he wouldn’t stop treating me until my headaches subsided and boy did he live up to his word! I have not experienced a migraine in over 8 months but not only that I now have focus; concentration and I started attending Burn Boot Camp. Being migraine free has given me back a quality of life that I thought I would never have again and I owe it all to Dr. McGraw. I’m forever grateful to Dr. McGraw and the awesome staff at Active Care Chiropractic!
I originally went in to see Dr. McGraw about a case of Plantar Fasciitis that had been causing me pain for 3 months. It was also beginning to affect my opposite knee from limping so much. I’ve only been going for a few weeks but I’ve already noticed a significant decrease in pain. His full body approach to healing has shed new light on problems I have with my spine. I’ve gotten relief from leg pain that 3 months of physical therapy was unable to fix. We’ve still got a ways to go but I’m confident that Dr. McGraw and his staff will continue to help me progress to the active lifestyle I’m accustomed to.
I am a runner with piriformis syndrome, ITB irritation and plantar fasciitis that had become progressively worse over time. Things progressed to the point that I couldn’t walk more than a quarter mile without pain and cramping in my low back, glutes and hip. I had read favorable reviews about ART and my doctor recommended Dr. McGraw. After 5 weeks of therapy I can say with confidence that we are making progress! I can move better and have less pain. I am walking again. I am not running yet, but am confident we will get there.
I started going to Active Care Chiropractic when I was suffering with plantar fasciitis. The treatment I received was amazing! I was able to keep doing my activities and in no time my pain was gone! I followed the home instructions and went regularly to get therapy from Dr McGraw. I was very satisfied with my care. I have had other issues as well that Dr McGraw has been able to treat! The office is very pleasant and sends reminders through text messages as well as a phone call! Highly recommend Active Care Chiropractic.
Dr. McGraw recommended D-Hist to me after I had complained about springtime allergies that were affecting my sinuses, especially at night. I was never sold on traditional medicines (Claritin, Zyrtec, etc.) as they had never seemed to help, but after a week on D-hist, I noticed I was breathing easier and sleeping more soundly. D-hist is one of the few allergy medicines that helped alleviate my symptoms without making me drowsy as well.
I’ve been receiving care from Dr. McGraw for a few years now and he is so different from other chiropractors I’ve been to in the past. The active release technique he does has helped me with numerous pulled muscles and tendons from my active lifestyle, all over my body, not just in my neck and back as other doctors simply focused on. He keeps me feeling ready for whatever my next adventure is and his staff is a pleasure to work with. Thank you!
I have been going to Dr. McGraw for about 9 months now for my shoulder and back. My shoulder feels the best it has in years and the maintenance for my back has allowed me to get back to working out full-time pain free! The staff is wonderful, courteous and will assist in helping you find appointment times that work with your busy schedule. I would definitely recommend Active Care chiropractic!
I injured my wrist 3 years ago and have been seeing Dr. McGraw ever since. Using ART techniques, my wrist healed up fast and allowed me to get back to CrossFitting. I currently switched over to Dr. Bradburn at the satellite office across town. Dr. Bradburn has helped me with neck and back pain. The knowledge and expertise at Active Care is the best I have experienced with chiropractic care in Wilmington! Highly recommend.
I am a 68 year old avid tennis player with double knee replacements. I am committed to playing competitive tennis for as long as I can. But as an “older” player, I often experience injuries that basically result from my passion for tennis. Times and time again, Dr. McGraw’s treatment has helped me overcome a number of tennis related injuries. His care and skill, through his use of Active Release Techniques, have kept me on the courts and, consequently, have helped me maintain a decent quality of life. I have referred a number of my tennis friends to Dr. McGraw, and with Dr. McGraw’s help, they too have been able to recover from tennis relates injuries. If you are committed to staying with Active Care through the “Golden Years”, without reservation, I recommend Dr. McGraw and Active Release Therapy.
I went to see Dr. McGraw before my first marathon to make sure I was in tip top shape based on recommendation from a fellow runner. I was expecting my legs to feel better but not only did my legs feel better Dr. McGraw fixed a pinch in my lower back that I had been living with for years. My schedule at work has been hectic and the office has been incredibly flexible and has worked with me to get me in. Definitely a great first experience with a chiropractor!!!
PATIENT OF THE MONTH
Hi! I’m Brittany. A few years ago, I was in a car accident and suffered from some whiplash. I was a chronic self adjuster and would consistently get migraines and tension type headaches almost daily. After teaching kindergartners for two years and constantly looking down, my posture and my headaches worsened. In February, I sought help from Dr. Bradburn at Active Care and learned that I had a forward head posture from X-rays as well as three vertebrae that were stuck. All my symptoms made sense to me after our consultation. I began consistently going to see him and the awesome staff members 3x a week for a little over two months. I am thrilled to say I am no longer on migraine medicine and what was really neat to see was how my head posture positively changed on the X-rays! Even better, my headaches went from about four a week to once every two weeks! I can’t thank all the staff at active care enough for their compassion and insight to helping me heal holistically.
I came to Active Care Chiropractic with some significant back problems from years of heavy training, and competing in amateur strongman competitions. Dr. McGraw did a consult, found the issues, and had a timeline and plan on how to correct them. I now have better range of motion, no back pain, and we hit the time frame Dr. McGraw suggested it would take to get me back on track.
It took me a long time to go to a chiropractor since I don’t like cracking my neck and just the thought of it makes me nervous and as Dr Bradburn can attest I have a hard time relaxing my neck. But as fate would have it, I actually hurt my neck riding my bike one weekend. I was desperate for some relief from the pain and I needed to improve my range of motion. Dr. Bradburn helped me through my neck issues with neck adjustments, Active Release, exercises and was patient with my questions. He continues to help me through other various injuries associated with my running. I ran my first marathon this year and if Dr. Bradburn hadn’t treated me I am not sure I would have enjoyed the experience as much as I did. In fact, I am still running and finished a half marathon this past weekend and plan to have many more. I am approaching my 100th visit soon which seems a little crazy but if being able to move pain free is as important to you as it is to me then I would highly recommend Dr. Bradburn and Active Care Chiropractic.
I started going to Active Care Chiropractic about 5 years ago after moving to Wilmington. I was not only looking for a chiropractor but also someone who could break down the scar tissue from 3 shoulder surgeries and help me regain full strength and mobility. Dr. McGraw and his staff have been absolutely fantastic in their treatment, customer service and flexibility. I am happy to say I have had no issues with my back and have regained all of the strength and mobility in my shoulder. Thank you to the Active Care Chiropractic Team! I highly recommend you give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!
I started going here 1/19/19 after 15 years of horrible back pain. I’m a mother to a 15 year old son who plays football, basketball, soccer and baseball and I have always been his practice partner. I own Sweet Treats by Felicia in Leland and I am the sole baker. To round it all off I am a wife to a now retired Navy husband. Needless to say my back was bad and all I wanted was to be able to still run my business, play ball with my son and be able to take care of home. Two and a half months later I feel the best I’ve felt in years and I am running a 5k race this coming Saturday, April 6th. I’m so glad I found a great Doctor who cared enough to listen to my pain and work with me to get my life back.
Active Care Chiropractic changed my life! I first came to Active Care when pain in my neck got so severe I could hardly move it. Being that I have a very active job, the full use of my body is extremely important. With the help of Dr. Bradburn and the amazing staff they not only eliminated the pain in my neck but also began the healing process for a more chronic issue found in my T-Spine. I came in hoping for a little relief and left feeling brand new! The entire staff is absolutely incredible and takes the upmost care for their clients. I can’t thank each of you enough!
My 9 year old was being adjusted by Dr. McGraw after a fall from the monkey bars. I noticed a sign in the office about headaches that peaked my interest. I had suffered from tension headaches
for nearly a decade, but more so in the last 3 years. Nothing helped them! After consulting with Dr. McGraw, we made a plan that included laser therapy, daily exercises, and stim therapy. I noticed a difference within a few short weeks. I’m so happy to report that after sticking with the regimen, I have had ONE tension headache since I started therapy over the summer! It’s such a relief to be able to do all of the things that I enjoy with my family and not worry about the headaches!
Four years ago, I couldn’t run a mile. I couldn’t even get from one room to another, without holding my back in pain. I finally did a consultation with Dr. Bradburn and began active release therapy, starting 3 visits a week for a few months. As my back improved, I not only was able to reduce the visits per week but I was physically able to train for a half-marathon. Fast forward to present day, I have completed 6 half-marathons and I am now training for a full marathon. I couldn’t have done all this without Dr. Bradburn and Active Care Chiropractic staff. From the very beginning, he carefully listened to me as I described the pain and areas with limited mobility while understanding my desire to continue with active sports. Dr. Bradburn created a treatment plan that not only helped reduce the constant pain but also allowed me to continue and progress with active endurance sports. So, thank you Dr. Bradburn and Active Care Chiropractic for providing excellent chiropractic care over the years.
I came to Dr. McGraw after around five years of steadily increasing back pain from and old injury. At that point I was in constant pain from the bottom of my shoulder blades to my hips. It was affecting my entire life, exercise, work, social interactions, everything. It was also only getting worse. When I started treatment the first thing I noticed within a couple of weeks was my digestion improved dramatically. That gave me hope my back would follow suit! I’m thrilled to say that it did, for the first time in years I could feel my back getting better instead of worse! Building boats, specifically wiring them, I’m in tight awkward positions all day, bilges, under consoles, you name it. I’m much more effective and comfortable at work now. I’m back to enjoying time boating and surfing too. I even started playing tennis (badly) again! It’s been about a year and a half since I started treatment and I’m by no means perfect, but I’m much better! I still come in every two weeks for maintenance. I’m improving steadily, and one of the most important things for me is the mental confidence I’ve gotten back. I understand so much more about my body now. If I tweak something I know it’s not catastrophic and often even understand why it hurts and how to stretch it out. Not worrying about if I’ll be able to move around in five years is a weight I’m so happy not to be carrying anymore! Woodrow and I sincerely thank the whole team at Active Care!!!!
I am 56 years old and have been using chiropractic care on and off since my late teens. I work offshore and my body is constantly beaten and battered. A year ago I started experiencing tingling and numbness and pain in my right shoulder and arm. The pain was so severe I couldn’t function at work or drive for extended time. While driving I saw the sign for Active Care Chiropractic and immediately pulled in for help. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The doctors and staff immediately put me on a course to help me deal with the pain and numbness in my shoulder and neck. With their supervision and care I am 99% pain free and fully functional at this time. I highly recommend anyone who has pain in their extremities to stop in and see what the amazing doctors and staff at Action Care Chiropractic can do for them.
The doctors and staff at Active Care Chiropractic are simply the best! I been a patient of Dr. McGraw’s for over four years, and while I originally came to see him to address symptoms I was experiencing with my hip, his care has evolved as my body has evolved. He and his staff are excellent listeners, and they truly care about my well being and health. The Active Release technique has been very effective in treating my hip problems, and recently I have used laser therapy to address some chronic issues with my ankle, which has also been helpful. I am a 54 year-old sports endurance junkie! I love running, cycling, and swimming, and I ran the Boston Marathon last year and am looking forward to another Boston in 2019. Recently I ran the fastest 1/2 marathon I’ve run in over 20 years! Dr. McGraw and his amazingly invaluable assistant, Amy, help me continue to pursue my athletic adventures. I highly recommend Active Care Chiropractic to anyone living in the Wilmington area; they make you feel like part of the family!
Active Care has saved the Day!
Now I can go out and play!
I had a pinched nerve in my neck!
It felt like I had been in a wreck!
With each visit the pain got less!
It got much easier for me to dress!
Dr Bradburn gave me exercises to do!
I did them 3-4 times a day too!
Dr Bradburn is the best in the land!
He must have magic in his hand!
Active care, I have really enjoyed my time with you!
Thanks so much for all you do!!