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Dr. Donald Mandel

Patient Testimonials

Four years following back surgery, the acute pain returned; this time any movement was nearly impossible.

I suffered five months before contacting a rehabilitation center. One option suggested was a chiropractic evaluation. Although very skeptical, my desperation was stronger. Thus, I asked them to recommend one who most impressed  their staff.

It took courage to make an appointment with the unknown Dr. Mandel. I had many questions and his answers gained my immediate trust. I was impressed with his holistic approach, genuine concern for patients and staff support. Consequently, not only has my back improved, but my overall health.

Since the accident damaged disks, "set-bakcs" occur occasionally. Yet, thanks to Dr. Mandel's chiropractic care, I have been able to swim, travel, attend school and enjoy many new adventures without surgery or medication for the past 13 years.

Whether a skeptic or not, schedule a chiropractic evaluation to learn the facts and begin your journey to better health, as well.

Joan -White Bear Lake, MN     Rehabilitation Counselor (Retired)

We have two children, Tessa (1 ½ years) and Grant (3 ½ years). We have been taking our children to Dr. Mandel since they were born. Dr. Mandel has been great with our children. They love to go to Dr. Don's and each time is always a fun and exciting experience for them. He is always gentle and makes them feel comfortable during their adjustment. You always hear stories of people that say their children don't sleep through the night, have colic, excessive ear infections, etc. Both of our Children have been sleeping through the night since they were 6 weeks old and are very healthy. We believe Dr. Mandel's chiropractic care is the main contributing factor. We are very grateful for the care Dr. Mandel has provided to our children and will continue to visit Dr. Don (that's what Grant and Tessa call him). We trust Dr. Mandel whole-heartedly with our most precious little ones. He treats them as if they were his own…with lots of love.

Nancy and Todd - Inver Grove Heights, MN

I am a Registered Nurse and have been caring for orthopedic patients for 16 years. I began having back pain in 1993, and since have no been able to find a doctor that can alleviate the pain, it kept coming back. I started seeing Dr. Mandel in February 2007 and since then I do not have any pain. Since the first appointment, I felt confident he could help. Dr. Mandel and his staff are outstanding, They work with my difficult schedule to fit in my appointment and are always so kind and caring. I can now work without pain and golf without pain. I would and have recommended Dr. Mandel to family and friends. Thanks for a fantastic experience!

Lisa - Fridley, MN     Registered Nurse

Dr. Mandel was able to alleviate both upper and lower back pain. In particular, he was successful in getting rid of a large knot near my left shoulder. I had been to several other chiropractors and physical therepists, and none of these professionals were able to help me. Dr. Mandel ranks far above any chiropractor I have ever had. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of chiropractic care and I do so without any reservation.

Judy - Lake Elmo, MN     Hospital Safety Director (Retired)

Since last July, I have been going to Dr. Donald Mandel, I have got my life back on track! I could not sleep through the night, was stiff in the morning, and would be in so much pain I would get tears in my eyes when putting on my socks. From the first visit, I knew I was in the right place. Dr. Mandel explained what he was going to do and answered all my questions and concerns. Dr. Mandel and staff have kept me positive in my rehab. Dr. Mandel has given me a more positive look at how I live and eat the last year. My mobility has gotten better and I get to do the things I used to do with my son. Play ball, golf, and coach. If someone that I knew was hesitant about going to a chiropractor I would tell them to go to Polar Family Chiropractic and you will be taken care of like you were a king or queen.

Thomas - Stillwater, MN     Steam Fitter

I have been under the care of Dr. Mandel since May 2006 when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My ankles, legs, and wrists were swollen and I did not have full motion in my neck. In November 2006, I was also involved in a car accident. The chiropractic treatment I was receiving before the accident helped me to recover more quickly.

Dr. Mandel is dedicated to his patients' well being by listening to their concerns, taking the time to explain everything and is very thorough. Each appointment focuses on positive healing energy. He has long term approach to improving and maintaining his patients' health. His excellent staff is competent and accommodating to fit me into his schedule.

I am now stronger, extremities are less swollen, there is better motion in my neck and have more flexibility. I am grateful to Dr. Mandel and his staff for creating a caring and healing environment.

Cindy - Cottage Grove, MN     Finance Analyst

After a terrible car accident, I knew that I definitely would need more help than a pain pill could provide. I admit having been somewhat of a chiropractic care skeptic before ever trying it. To say that I was a bit nervous at my first adjustment would be an understatement. However, what put me most at ease was the required thorough exam, history, x-ray and review of my condition before any adjustment would be made. Dr. Mandel clearly explains his immediate and any future adjustments and care that may be needed. I have really come a long way with the help of Dr. Mandel. He and his staff are not only impressive professionals but as the name says: Polar Family Chiropractic Center, you not only treat families, here you are treated like family!

Thank you all for helping me.

Barb - Maplewood, MN     Paraprofessional

Dr. Mandel is always concerned about providing the best treatments (adjusting, acupuncture, etc) to manage my chronic back pain. Thanks to Dr. Mandel, I can do all the activities I love. When I seemed to have reached a maximum for pain relief, Dr. Mandel consulted with others in his professional circle. The consultation provided more treatment ideas to provide additional pain relief and its working!

Ron - Woodbury, MN     Retired

I can't comprehend where I'd be physically without Dr. Don in my life. He keeps my body in shape and also so many times mentally always there to encourage and lend an ear. I have some back issues and he has worked hard for me to be where I should be for my age. He chooses staff with great care. They are always very kind, always a smile. I praise Polar Chiropractic always. If it were up to me everyone would go there. Kudo's to you all!

Sharon - Little Canada, MN     Hair Stylist

The birth of a grandchild is very exciting. Shortly after Emily was born, we noticed her left leg did not kick like her right. At five days old, we took her for her first chiropractic adjustment. Today she is a healthy, active four year old, thanks to chiropractic care.

Gail - Somerset, WI     Massage Therapist

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