I am scared to death of chiropractors. Never on this earth would I go... My doctor said I had "mus-co-skeletal" issues and was giving my muscle relaxers. I was having trouble working, and you really should not be driving on muscle relaxer! I went to a regular chiropractor, finally out of desperation and it was an awful experience. I did not even finish the session, I was so scared! Then I heard about the Activator Method, and still scared, I decided to try it so I could get off the prescription drugs. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. There is no popping or cracking contortions involved. Dr. Petermann made me feel better almost instantly AND he is a real nice guy who cares about me. Also, his price per visit (I have no insurance for this) is lower than other doctors in this area. I am pleased to say that because of this method, I am no longer on drugs and look forward to my maintenance visit that are reasonably priced. I highly recommend Dr. Petermann to anyone who needs chiropractic care. Especially if you have a fear of this type of treatment.