Soooo... I don't do chiropractors. Ever since I was a kid, accompanying my grandmother to her chiropractic appointments, I've had an irrational fear of someone "cracking my bones". I've skydived, swam with stingrays and barracudas, and even cliff dived, but chiropractors.... nope. Don't do those. After a slip and fall at work (and the dance performance opportunity of a lifetime back home in DC scheduled for that weekend), I was in desperate need of relief. This practice came highly rated on Yelp, so I put my fear aside and gave these folks a call. Premier Health Chiropractic is located a short distance from my San Francisco office, accepts American Express, and they were able to schedule a last-minute appointment for me that same day. PERFECT! I hobbled the few blocks over to the vintage office building (the receptionist was kind enough to give me directions by phone when I got lost), and was greeted warmly when I arrived. I filled out my paperwork as Dr. Cruze was finishing up with his previous patient. My appointment started on time and Dr. Cruze was amazing! He was not only knowledgeable and demonstrably experienced, but he was excited, legitimately excited, to help me get back on track. The receptionist noted on my chart that I had a bit of anxiety about visiting chiropractors, and Dr. Cruze took the time to explain everything to me, both before we got started and during the process, to set my mind at ease. He assured me that no one was going to be "cracking my bones", but that we were going to focus on healing and rehabbing the wounded area together. He told me what he thought the problem might be based on the preliminary information I provided and what he had briefly observed, and had me perform a few diagnostic "exercises" to confirm his suspicions... and his assumption was spot on. Essentially, I experienced a hip sprain as a result of the fall, and Dr. Cruze set out to manually relieve the tension in my hip and lower back, then put me on a machine to help loosen and being rehabbing the area (with the assistance of a bit of electric current.). I thought my attire might hinder the doctor's ability to treat me (I had on a skirt and blouse that day, with no intention of visiting a chiropractor that afternoon... or ever, as a matter of fact!), but Dr. Cruze was able to work around it with no problem. He was mindful and considerate and I felt completely comfortable (well, as comfortable as one can be with a sprained hip) the whole time. The visit was about an hour and, WOW! What a difference! By the end of the visit I was still in pain, but it had diminished greatly and I was almost able to stand upright. Dr. Cruze sent me home with a simple, web-based exercise regimen to perform daily, which was intended to continue rehabbing the injured area, minimize internal scar tissue development, as well as treat preexisting sciatica on my opposite (uninjured) side. The training program allowed me to log my progress and note any difficulties and challenges I experienced with the exercises. The cost of the visit was well worth what I paid and I appreciate that even in a city as expensive as San Francisco, the visit was surprisingly affordable. I definitely plan to come back for a routine alignment... now that I'm sure that Dr. Cruze won't "crack my bones". :-) As I performed the prescribed exercises and iced the affected area, I felt exponentially better every day. In less than a week, I was 100% pain free and able to walk normally (and in heels!) again. Oh, and I KILLED IT at my dance performance, a mere four days after my visit! Thanks Dr. Cruze! A few things to note about the building: There is no ladies room on the floor where this practice is located (the receptionist offered to block off the bathroom for me, instead of having me hobble to a floor above or a floor below to use the facilities). It can get a bit warm in the office. Like I mentioned, the office building is "vintage", and I'm not certain whether or not they have AC (It was kind of strange to be in a tall building with windows that actually opened, but the fresh air was definitely welcomed).