“Dr. Sara and Dr. Doug and the staff are so awesome and always very friendly. I recommend them to anyone in any pain. Not just back and neck pain!”
- Nicki W
“Jill was diagnosed at a very young age with Cerebral Palsy. Jill stated to get adjusted by Dr. Sara and in a few short months they started to see huge improvements! Jill now walks very smooth and fluent.”
“We hesitated on taking Piper to a chiropractor! My husband and I thought it would be someone cranking on her little neck and that just seemed awful to do to her; but it is nothing like that! It’s gentle to the touch, massages and stretches. It is one of the best things I could have done for my daughter!”
“We would recommend the 21 day cleanse to anyone who is sick and tired of feeling bloated, tired, overweight, unhappy with your appearance and just wanting to do something really good for yourself and your family. So go ahead, what have you got to lose?”
“I have been seeing Dr. Weigel for several years and have always been pleased with the service provided. My life changed on October 10, 2007 when I was injured by a rocket attack in Baghdad, Iraq. I started seeing Dr. Weigel to assist with pain management, and she was incredible in not only reducing the daily pain issues, but astonishingly, she assisted with my hearing loss. I am a firm believer in chiropractic care and receive the best from Active Life Chiropractic.”
“Before coming to Active Life, my back and neck pain prevented me from being active at home because my job is physically demanding. Now, I get adjusted regularly and I am able to work all day and spend time with my family at home without being in constant pain.”
- Dylan M
“Any chiropractor I had been to before was a ‘come when you need it’ type of place, and I truly believe the routine maintenance that Dr. Doug and staff suggests is a way better approach to overall comfort and health. I have been seeing Dr. Doug for about 2 years and can’t imagine how life would be if we didn’t find him.
“Returning to Bismarck from a ski trip in Colorado, I grabbed the duffel bag off the carrousel and the pain in my back literally took me to my knees. I decided to try a chiropractor. I talked to a few people and decided to call Active Life. The pain was better after a few visits. After just four weeks, my foot is almost back to normal and I am walking much better. I’m looking forward to a hike in the Black Hills, another trip to Denver and next year hiking in Glacier Park.”
“I was having major pain in my right wrist, I could barely grab anything without tremendous pain. I went to see Dr. Weigel and I was 100 % pain free in about a month. I truly believe in chiropractic care because for one you WILL save you money in the long run by using chiropractic care instead of going to the clinic and maybe getting some surgery you don’t need. For another it has helped me in my life to continue forward without pain.”
“At 8 months old our daughter, Ella, continued to show “colicky” traits such as inconsolable crying and general discomfort. I was apprehensive about seeking chiropractic care, as I thought it would be invasive and scary for my baby. However, the care at Active Life was just the opposite. The adjustments were gentle and everything was explained before treatment was given. After the recommended treatment Ella seemed so much more content, happy, and interactive.”
-Cassy and Ella
For about a year and a half, I have had really bad heart burn. It affected everything I did from staying fit to showing animals with 4H. I went to several doctors, walk in clinics, family doctors, and even allergists. I got diagnoses such as asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, hay fever, allergies, heartburn… and the list goes on. I was on a lot of daily medication and I had a choice to make. Did I want to continue taking pills for the rest of my life or change something? I began going to Active Life Chiropractic to see Dr. Sara Weigel. She has helped tremendously; even to the point where I am no longer taking any pills! With Active Life Chiropractic, I can enjoy the things I love without worrying about my heartburn. I will forever be grateful for Active Life Chiropractic and Dr. Sara!
-Mara B., age 14
Our whole family has started coming to Active Life Chiropractic! Our son Gavin was the first to come in. He was 9 months old, and was not wanting to sleep through the night. Now after only 10 adjustments he is sleeping 10 to 12 hours a night! He always has a big smile for everyone when we come in to see Dr. Sara!
I started coming just a couple months after Gavin first came. I was having pain and stiffness in my hips and in my upper back after having Gavin. It is amazing!! Nine months of living with pain and it is so much better now after 8 visits! It is so much easier carrying my little man around!
Dad, Wade, started coming the same day that I did! He was having some lower back pain along with his scoliosis. And with 7 visits his pain has diminished and can enjoy playing with Gavin again!
I am so glad we found Active Life!
I brought my twins, Ruby and Jack, to see Dr. Sara when they were 4 weeks old. My son had digestive issues and my daughter seemed colicky. After about 3-4 visits they were sleeping better and crying less. They just seemed happier and more content overall. The twins enjoy coming to see Dr. Sara and my husband and I enjoy the extra sleep we get afterwards!
Dr. Sara and the staff at Active Life have helped me in so many ways it will be hard to wrap it up within a few sentences. When I began seeing Dr. Sara I was overweight, I was tired and I was in constant pain. Looking back at it now, I was sick. The past 5+ years she has encouraged me to find my way into a healthy and active life style while helping treat the physical pains that were holding me back! Thanks to her continued care and advice I have minimal headaches, hip aches and back aches. I’m maintaining a 50+ weight loss and I’m now happier and healthier than I was in my teens!
The staff at Active Life are irreplaceable. They know you by name and greet you with a genuine smiling face at every appointment. They take the time to prove they care. It’s not a shuffle in and out the door. If you have concerns or questions about your health they will address it and help! Not only have I benefited from Dr.Sara’s care. I have family, friends and even my own babies have been helped Dr. Sara. She and her clinic are a true blessing and I look forward to our standing monthly appointments.
It is almost unthinkable how much Chiropractic care helps me in my day to day life. Honestly, I’ve benefited more than having an adjustment done. The wisdom and knowledge she and her staff have about living an active lifestyle have been so beneficial to me. I am now using a standing desk, thanks to the recommendations of Dr.Sara. I’m thinking about the way I sit and stand and how much water I’m drinking. I take time to workout, stretch and take care of my body. I’m now able to live the active life I have created…pain free!
Thank You, Active Life. Thank you all of you for helping me and encouraging me to be the active and healthy person I was meant to be. I cannot thank you enough!
- Sarah M.
Before chiropractic care, taking Advil and being in pain of some sort was the norm in our family. It seemed as if we didn’t have enough energy to even keep up with our children. Our kids were constantly complaining of headaches, their back hurting, and bed wetting. We finally had enough and wanted to take charge of our lives. When we were first told the value of maintaining chiropractic care, it was almost too good to believe. It didn’t take long before we were believers. My husband and I started to take less Advil and had fewer aches and pains. Since we felt good, we had more energy and wanted to go out and enjoy activities with our kids. Sitting on the sidelines definitely became less of a norm. Our children have also benefitted from receiving chiropractic care. Our oldest child complained almost daily of having headaches. We took her into our family doctor and the eye doctor, but nothing was solved. She started seeing Dr. Sara, and we learned her neck was extremely out of place. We no longer have any tears or have to hear her saying her head hurts.
Our second child also complained of headaches and her lower back hurting. Since we had such great results with chiropractic care, we knew this was the route to go for her as well. As a parent there is nothing worse than having your child come to you saying they hurt, but there is nothing you can do to help. After visiting the chiropractor regularly she no longer complains either. Our third child never really complained about anything hurting, but he was extremely clumsy and we noticed when he was riding his bike he did most of the work with his one leg. It even got to the point where he just got off his bike and pushed it. He also had a lot of trouble with wetting his bed. Dr. Sara checked him out and we found out his pelvis was out of place. He now pedals his bike without any trouble and when he does wet his bed we know it is time to take him back in to get adjusted. The baby of the family is definitely the luckiest! She came along as we were discovering all the benefits of chiropractic care. Her first visit was when she was about two weeks old. She was the best baby! She slept good, ate good, and hardly cried. She was the only one that didn’t need a special formula and rarely needed gas drops. We continue to take her in as she reaches different mile stones to help her maintain her health.
This is just a glimpse of our story and the benefits of maintaining chiropractic care has had on our family. We wanted our children to feel good and be healthy, and we wanted to feel good too. Taking charge of our life is the best thing we could have done for our family. We are truly blessed to have found Active Life Chiropractic because they have made this possible for us.
-Thanks for all that you do!
Our 3-year-old daughter, Bria, was struggling with constipation. We had tried months of medication, fiber supplements, prune juice and most other tricks recommended to us with little to no results. We heard chiropractic care was also used to treat constipation in young children and decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did! Within a few treatments with Dr. Sara we were noticing a change in Bria, and a month into the treatment plan she was going regularly. We also went from Bria not being potty-trained to being fully trained as she went through her chiropractic treatment plan. She looks forward to seeing Dr. Sara and the staff at Active Life, and is completely comfortable at her appointments. We are so thankful for what Dr. Sara and chiropractic care has done for our daughter!
The feel of a start line is unlike any other. The building adrenaline, excitement, the body’s anticipation of the challenge that lays out ahead. The pure passion of the sport. To think at one point of my life I was told that running was something I needed to put up on the shelf. That with 70 years still left to live (at least) I needed to give up something that made me feel alive. The most terrifying and saddest part of it all was I listened. Then life has a funny way of putting things back in your path when it knows you are ready to find your way over the mountain. After years of reciting, “my body just doesn’t run” I decided that I needed to figure out a way for this to become a part of my life again. This is when I stumbled over chiropractic. I was clueless at the possibilities, but I thought it was worth a shot.
So, there I was the morning of August 23rd. 6.55 miles lay ahead of me of the Half Marathon Relay I had committed to with my best friend. I had never been as scared at a start line as I was that foggy, rainy morning. Two weeks previous I had been sporting a walking boot since June, after a very heartbreaking foot injury and I hadn’t ran more than 3 miles since then. A part of me knew taking on this race was crazy and a part of me knew that I could do this.
A year ago, before I started getting adjusted I would have never been at this place. I wouldn’t be standing at this start line, I wouldn’t be trusting my body’s ability and I wouldn’t be mentally confident to trust what I knew it could do. I probably would have listened to someone tell me that my foot was in no shape to run again, that I needed to pollute my body with medication and that this injury was defining me instead of allowing me to grow from it. On the surface simply put, chiropractic has given me among many things, my ability to run back (Not once, but twice now!). It has allowed my bodies nervous system to function in the capacity that it needs to carry me the miles. Underneath the surface though, chiropractic has given me a new perspective on the beautiful thing that our bodies are when we take care of them. Every race I run, I do not do them for the medals or the miles or the T-shirts. I do them mostly because I can. I was given this gift back and I treasure every run, the good and the bad. I run every race for someone and always allow the race to define who that person is and that is who my finish medal goes to. On this foggy morning I knew undoubtedly half way through, that this race belonged to Dr. Ness for helping to give me this gift back and for helping me to see my bodies potential to be awesome.
I decided to go to Active Life Chiropractic about two months ago because I was experiencing headaches causing me to miss work. Since beginning Chiropractic care I have only had a few headaches and have not missed any time from work. I have also been dealing with allergies for over 3 years, my regular doctor told me the day before to use my Flonase and other allergy medicine religiously! It has now been over 5 weeks since the last time I used my allergy medicine. Choosing to start chiropractic care with Dr. Sara was one of the best decisions that I have made!
- Brooke J
My husband and I were apprehensive about bringing our 6 month old, Nora, to the chiropractor. But we are so glad we did as the outcomes have been amazing! Our little girl was extremely fussy, had continuous ear infections, was not sleeping well, and needed to be held all the time. After two adjustments, we noticed she was more content, sleeping better. Eventually, the constant ear infections were not an issue. No more weekly trips to the doctor for antibiotics!
We want to thank Dr. Sara for everything she has done. We appreciate the kindness, energy, and positive attitude from all the staff at Active Chiropractic!
– Karmen S.
My first experience with chiropractic was when I was in my second trimester of pregnancy with my first son. I was suffering from pain and tingling in my lower back, hips, and legs due to my sciatic nerve being pinched. I also had carpal tunnel issues in my arms and wrists. My friend, Dr. Sara, suggested I come to Active Life to give chiropractic a try. I came in for an initial consultation and for my first adjustment. They explained the whole process and I got instant relief after my first adjustment. I was a believer in the power and effectiveness of chiropractic since that first adjustment. I continued to come in for adjustments and the rest of my pregnancy, along with labor and deliver, were undoubtedly made easier because I was receiving regular chiropractic care at Active Life.
Over six years and three kids later, our family has benefited from chiropractic care at Active Life in many ways. Our three sons have been adjusted since birth. My husband, our children, and I utilize chiropractic adjustments to recover quickly from injuries, general aches and pains, and even illnesses and we also utilize maintenance care. If we notice something is out of alignment, or if one of our kids seems to be coming down with an illness, our first call is Active Life!
Just as importantly, Dr. Doug and Dr. Sara both provide great insight and advice regarding nutrition and overall wellness. Both have spent time researching specific issues our children face, focusing on getting to the root of each issue or problems, and not just trying to mask symptoms. They truly care about the health and well-being of everyone they see at their clinic, and that means the world to us.
I recommend Active Life to almost everyone I know, and even people I don’t know via local Facebook moms groups. I know the amazing difference it has made in our lives and I want everyone to experience that!”
-Sara, Maddux, Alex, and Zach
I work in long-term health care as a CNA, with that can come lots of lifting and bending. I had dealt with minor neck and back pain before but nothing as painful as in the last six months. I was beginning to think it was just something that came along with the job and it was normal. I finally reached a point and said, “This cannot be normal.” I was hesitant to visit a chiropractor because of stories I had heard from different people. “Once you start, you have to keep going back for the rest of your life.” I disregarded the stories and wanted to find out for myself. I walked into Active Life Chiropractic and was greeted with smiling faces. They walked me through the facility and answered all of my questions.
I then met Dr. Ness, who taught me some valuable information about the nervous system. He explained that when vertebrae are out of place, the signals between your brain and parts of your body cannot be transmitted. I was shocked to see what could all be affected by having a few vertebrae out of place. By about my sixth visit I was walking out of there feeling like a different person. Going to work and coming home without neck and back pain is a wonderful feeling. I can finally get back to playing sports and doing outdoor activities that I love. My only regret was not coming to Active Life sooner. Not only has Dr. Ness greatly changed my life, but the entire staff for being so nice and helpful.
I went to camp over the summer and ended up hurting my back on a Slip N Slide. At first it didn’t hurt that bad, but as the days past it just kept getting worse. My Grandparents recommended that I go see Active Life Chiropractic. I am so glad that I did! It turns out my back wasn’t too bad but they found that my vertebrae in my neck have been messed up for a long time. This is because for years I have been cracking my neck, back and hips. I learned that the nervous system is the most important system in your whole body and affects many of my organs. I thank Active Life for helping me get back into the shape I need to be!
-Leah age 15
When our daughter, Olivia, was 6 weeks old she was hospitalized with RSV. After that she battled respiratory illnesses all the time. A friend’s recommendation lead us to Dr. Weigel. Since then she has been very healthy with few if any respiratory issues. After seeing the benefits of chiropractic care firsthand the whole family began to see Dr. Weigel and Dr. Ness. The health of our family improved immensely allowing us to have fun and be an active family.
The kids love going to doctors’ appointments at Active Life! Ben is a curious 6 year old and loves how everything is explained to him. The time Dr. Sara and Dr. Doug take to discuss things is comforting and reassures us that this is the best step for our family in leading healthy lives. The staff is so nice and friendly we look forward to seeing them for years to come.
Prior to coming to Active Life I had pain in my lower back, right hip and leg for over 20 years. Doing simple daily tasks such as making my bed and putting on my shoes caused great discomfort and pain. I had been told by medical doctors and even another chiropractor (15 years ago) that there wasn’t anything that could be done for my pain except prescriptions. I opted not to take prescriptions and instead lived with the pain. A couple of months ago my daughter recommended Active Life to because she had seen tremendous results herself. So I decided to give it a try.
After just 12 adjustments I found that my lower back and leg pain is minimal at best and I no longer have pain that shoots down my leg. I am able to do normal daily life tasks without pain. This is amazing and I can’t believe how much easier just living daily is. It wasn’t until the pain went away that I realized the amount of stress it had caused. My co-workers have even noticed my change in attitude and that I am more light hearted than before.
I am looking forward to getting stronger and then to be able to train for a 10k and eventually a half marathon. I can’t wait to get started.
Ever since I hurt my back, I was not able to play with my kids. Plus I have had headaches for my whole life. So, I went to Active Life to help me with my back but I asked Dr. Weigel about me having headaches all the time. She said that my neck was out and that is why I have been having headaches all the time. I have been coming to Active Life for two months, now I can play with my kids again and I have few headaches. I believe that Dr.Weigel and staff have helped me to be active with my kids again.
Mother of 3 kids
Our son, Billy, was diagnosed with severe colic and severe acid reflux by the time he was 4 weeks old. If he wasn’t screaming and crying, he was throwing up. He was throwing up more and more. We knew that when it came to burping him, that he would throw up. So Billy would make his body stiff as a board so you had a hard time trying to burp him. It got to the point that he would throw up while eating, getting burped, 2-3 hours after he last ate, and even in his sleep. We had him at the doctors constantly. They even did ultrasounds on his stomach but that came back clear. The doctors would tell us that he will “grow out of it”. They kept giving medicine but it never did any good. So many people kept telling us to bring him to a baby chiropractor but we refused.
When he was 3 months old, he was getting so bad that we never saw him smile anymore. It broke our hearts and we got desperate. We finally caved in and brought Billy to Active Life Chiropractic. Dr. Sara explained to us that he was out of place from birth. I was induced for 20+ hours and then ended up having a C-section. The first day Dr. Sarah met Billy, he was happy until she barely touched his neck then he burst into tears. By the end of the week, Billy didn’t even react to her adjusting him. Dr. Sara was so gentle with our son and we couldn’t be any happier. She also recommended a stronger pro-biotic than what we were using. She recommended Theralac and told us how to give it to Billy.
After a week of chiropractic appointments, he started loving belly time, which he use to refuse and scream if you would put him on his belly. He doesn’t cry when you pick him up. After a month he was a whole new baby! He only cries when he is hungry or tired now. And now he loves belly time and smiles non-stop. He is also now off of his pro-biotics and doesn’t need any medicine. We actually bring him out in public without worries of him screaming and crying the whole time. We went from being 100% against Chiropractic for babies to 100% for it! We have told so many people how it helped us and our son. Our next baby will come in the week of birth! Thank you Dr. Sarah!
On a Sunday in July while visiting with friends in my home, I began to have unfamiliar and unexplained intense abdominal pain. During the next five weeks I was seen by several different medical doctors and was scheduled for several procedures and finally a medical condition was found and medication was prescribed. About two weeks into the ordeal, I decided to see Dr. Weigel because I felt that perhaps I had a pinched nerve. Dr. Weigel did find a subluxation in my lower spine and began to do treatments. The medical doctor was surprised at the non-surgery success and speed of my recovery which I belief was due to the combined effort by a medical doctor and the chiropractic care I received by Dr. Weigel. I am thankful and well satisfied for the care given me by Dr. Weigel.
In 2007 and again in 2008 I was involved in vehicle rollovers, and somewhere in that timespan I started developing neck pain and stiffness. For the next 4 years I stretch and iced regularly but with no relief. The worst parts were trying to weight train and participate in intermural sports with this nagging injury.
Reluctantly and after a referral, I went to Active Life Chiropractic and was seen by Dr. Douglas Ness. The staff is awesome but the relief was even better. Within three weeks of my first appointment I have not felt the pain or stiffness that used to be a daily occurrence. I look forward to spending time with my friends doing the activities I love, pain free.
Before going to the chiropractor playing my favorite sport volleyball was a painful thing to do. Now that I have continually gone to Dr. Sara playing volleyball doesn’t hurt anymore. Where I have really noticed a change is when I serve the ball. That motion used to be very painful and now I can do it pain free. Dr. Sara helps me by adjusting my hips and my back. If you have any worries about going to see a chiropractor, don’t because it’s not scary at all. It actually feels kind of good to get adjusted, especially when you know you can go out and do the things you love to do with no pain. If you have any pain and have thought about seeing Dr. Sara or Dr. Ness at Active Life, I highly encourage you to go through with it.
-Taylor H Age 16
I started going to Dr. Ness several years ago after having a lot of pain in my head, shoulders, and abdomen. I am a nurse and the pain was affecting my job, so I wanted to get better. My daughter had been going to Dr. Ness and made me promise that if my test results were negative, I would go see Dr. Ness. After a CT, an EGD, and a colonoscopy was done and the results were all negative I saw Dr. Ness.
After some adjustments I started getting better and continue to see him as needed since I live in Watford City. Now my husband also sees himWe both started a Standard Process cleanse and diet we got from Dr. Ness. We have both made a lifestyle change of eating better because of Active Life’s encouragement. In 3 months my husband has lost 60 lbs. and I have lost 22 lbs.
We are very grateful for Active Life and how they have changed our lives!