I am not overstating this: Dr. Axman changed my life for the better. I have always been a very active person. I love to play sports, especially basketball. About 14 years ago I herniated a disk in my lower back. I believe that lower back injuries are just about the worst injuries you can suffer. I really could not do anything. Walking, standing, and even sitting were extremely painful. When my back went out, I was basically useless for about a week and very limited for another week. I went to an orthopedist, got diagnosed and was prescribed physical therapy. I went to PT and did my exercises. The pain went away for a few months, but then returned. I repeated the process, with similar results. Then a friend referred me to chiropractic medicine and specifically Dr. Axman. I am eternally grateful. Dr. Axman diagnosed three problems the other doctors had not. I have a scoliosis, I had weak oblique muscles and I have very tight hamstrings and other muscles in my upper leg. Since I have been stretching these muscles, strengthening my core, and seeing Dr. Axman once per month, I am a changed man. My back never “goes out” the way it used to. I rarely get some minor pain, but it is very manageable without medication and probably due to the fact that I am an 18 year-old trapped in a 40 year-old body. I am able to keep up my active lifestyle and I am much happier for it. Thank you!

I originally came to Dr. Axman’s office because of my frequent knee pain. Dr. Axman and his staff were all very friendly and professional.  They really cared about helping me to feel better.  Within a week my knee pain already started to diminish.  I had been to other chiropractors, but Dr. Axman’s approach is much more thorough and compassionate.  Dr. Axman is personable and a great doctor, today I am feeling better than I did 2 years ago.


I came to Dr. Axman as recommended by my attorney after getting in a car accident.  I had bad neck and shoulder pain, but Dr. Axman and his staff treated me very well.  After regularly attending treatment for a week, my pain disappeared.  Since then I have remained a patient of Dr. Axman’s, making it 14 years of him being my doctor.  I gladly drive an hour to his office whenever I have pain.  Dr. Axman and his staff are helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating.


I came to Dr. Axman’s office because my spasm made it extremely difficult to walk.  Dr. Axman and his staff were so welcoming and caring, they treated me right away and I felt relief by the second visit.  Unlike other doctors I had visited, Dr. Axman never rushed through my appointments and gave through treatment. My experience with chiropractic has allowed me to now live a healthier life where I can exercise daily with no pain or spasms.  I now feel like I can maintain good physical health and prevent injury thanks to the care I received.


I am a 60 year old male who believes strongly in caring for my body and living a healthy lifestyle.  I have been a runner since my teens and I have been receiving chiropractic care since I was in my 20s.  When I moved to Connecticut nearly 20 years ago, I asked my friends and co-workers for a chiropractor in the Hamden area who could treat my back problems and help me with issues related to running.

From the first time I met Dr. Axman, I was sure he would be my doctor (and I mean doctor, not just chiropractor).  I consult him for all of my aches and pains,  Of course, I would not hesitate to seek out appropriate care if I had a broken bone or a high fever.  Dr. Axman has referred me to other specialists on occasion when necessary for diagnostic tests and treatment.  Dr. Axman cares greatly about each other his patients and I am always amazed about what he remembers about me and my specific issues (a herniated disk and another disk that is largely gone).  He recollects things from my personal life when I am in for treatment and shares part of his as well.  I believe that it is only because of my regular monthly visits for consultations and treatments, that I remain able to run and occasionally place in my age group in races as long as a half marathon.  For this I will always be grateful and I expect to still be running when I am 90 as long as Dr. Axman continues to treat me.


I have been to many other chiropractors but Dr. Axman is different than most.  He really went above and beyond to not only treat my neck, shoulder, and lower back pain but to teach me how to prevent injuries through diet and exercise.  I enjoy my chiropractic care because it is drug free and safe, and I felt pain relief within two treatments.


I went to Dr. Axman because I had tightened muscles that limited the mobility of my head and neck.  This was a chronic condition that I struggled with for years, but I felt relief within the first few visits and after a few months I felt much better.  Dr. Axman began treatment gently without being aggressive or pushing products or other treatments.  He is truly interested in the well being of his patients unlike other offices I have been too.


A friend referred me to Dr. Axman when my former chiropractor moved. I am 85 years old and have had various problems dealing with my lower, upper and mid back.  Most of it seemed to be muscular problems, which Dr. Axman was able to help.  He is very careful in his treatments and diagnosis.  I would recommend him to anyone who needs help with back problems.


I am a 52 year old woman who started to get headaches 4 years ago.  I was getting them every day, and eventually it got so bad that I had to go into my room shut off the light and put an ice pack on my head.  I would get severe nausea as well.  My neurologist referred me to Dr. Axman’s office, where I was treated with acupuncture.  By the second week of treatment, I noticed a huge difference in the frequency and intensity of my headaches.  After about a month of treatment, my migraines were gone.  I still cannot believe how long I had suffered with my headaches. Now, thanks to my acupuncture treatments I feel much better and would definitely recommend Dr. Axman’s care.