What Our Durham Patients Say

At Whole Life Chiropractic we love when patients share with us their feedback and comments after chiropractic care. Please read our patient testimonials below to see what other people have achieved through their tailored treatment plans with us.

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Dr. Thacker is Attentive
I have been receiving chiropractic treatment for a long time. I recently started seeing Dr. Thacker. His empathy and urgency to figure out what problems the patient has is admirable. He immediately made me feel comfortable, and identified areas that need adjusting. Dr. Thacker is attentive and follows up with his patients. I have only been here for a week but I am excited to continue treatment knowing I am in capable hands!
-Shannon D.

Very Thorough
My first exam was very thorough with lots of questions, feeling my back and hips, and x-rays. I really appreciate that he preferred to do my first adjustment after he looked at the x-rays and got a more complete understanding of my joint health.
-Michele Y.

Avoiding Injuries with Chiropractic
I work as a handbag maker (sewist) and potter, so my body gets a workout and I am always at risk for repeated-use injuries. I work with Dr. Thacker to help keep me healthy and avoid injuries that could prevent me from working. Besides the fact that my treatments with Dr. Thacker are extremely effective, my favorite part about working with him, is that he takes the time to talk to me. My appointments are not just about my adjustment but my overall wellness. It is with him that I have learned how integrated all the systems of the body are and how important it is to take care of all of them. Thanks to Dr. Thacker, I have not needed to get at least one invasive orthopedic procedure. Dr. Thacker’s treatments and warm and caring demeanor with his patients makes him an outstanding chiropractor and acupuncturist.
-Erika M.

Neck and Back Pain Relief
I first started seeing Dr. Dolphus Thacker over the summer due to upper shoulder/neck pain and middle back pain and he had created a treatment plan that made me feel so much better! He takes the time to diagnose and explain the treatment plan and he also recommends exercises so that you can continue to maintain the adjustments that he makes even after you leave his office. I also had some issues with one of my hips and he has treated my hip as well, to the point where it’s back to normal now (again, as is the case with my shoulder/neck, without extensive physical therapy or even surgery). I would highly recommend Dr. Dolphus Thacker to anyone seeking a reliable and trustworthy chiropractor!
-Eve M.

Elbow Pain Relief
I had been experiencing pain in my elbow for a long time. I went to see a chiropractor in 2014 and found immediate relief. However, the practice did not accept my insurance, so I decided to shop around to find a practice that was covered. Fast forward to 2017….my elbow was hurting again, along with some upper back/lower neck pains….at that point, I decided to find a practice that would take my insurance and was close to work so I could run over there during the day.

I was delighted that Dr. Thacker was close by, so I met with him. I could tell on our initial visit that he was genuine, and really loved the science of chiropractic. We set up a treatment plan. Again, after the first visit, he adjusted my spine, such that my elbow, neck, and upper back felt immediate relief. I am now on the quarterly schedule after showing progress in the problem areas from “limited” to “significant movement”. Zina and Dr. Thacker have helped so much in my recovery that I am happy to refer the practice to my friends and family (which I have done).
-Regi O.

Blessed by Dr. Thacker
My family and I have been so blessed to have Dr. Thacker as our Chiropractor. He has helped us to better understand the importance of a healthy spine. For years I had dealt with low back pain from an old injury. When I started care with Dr. Thacker my low back pain ceased. He also educated me about better ways of keeping my spinal adjustments. I love coming to Whole Life Chiropractic. Dr. Thacker and Zina definitely believe in patient care. Thank you for all you do Dr. Thacker
-Lisa W.

Gentle Adjustments
I first met Dr. Thacker in 2015 at another Chiropractic facility. Back then, there were 4 rotating doctors and he was one of my favorites. This year, 2018, I was looking for a new chiropractor as I had hurt my back. It was a pleasant surprise to find out Dr. Thacker had opened his new practice conveniently near my work.

Dr. Thacker has always taken his time to listen to find out what and where the problem (pain) is located. He has always been gentle with any adjustments and gives suggestions on how to help improve my problem(s). I have always felt I could trust him with my health. My experience with Dr. Thacker’s office staff has been a very pleasant experience. Zina and Michelle are always friendly and try to accommodate with any unforeseen and urgent situations. I highly recommend Dr. Thacker to any of my family members or friends.
-Kim H.

Chronic Migraines and Pain Relief
Ashley has been a patient of Dr. Thacker’s for 3 years and has been helped through chronic migraines, neck pain, pregnancy, and the aches and pains of being a new mom. He has supported us in our journey to a more natural and healthier lifestyle and even adjusts Baby Grayson to keep her an aligned, happy girl! Ashley and Grayson are extremely grateful to be a part of the Whole Life Chiropractic family!
-Ashley W.

Highly Recommended
It all started with severe neck pain for me about ten years ago when I lived in PA. I was diagnosed with bulging discs in my neck and found a chiropractor to start treating me. It helped but along the way my lower back decided to join in the fun. I continued to go to my chiropractor up there and my pain was relatively managed. I moved to this area for a new job in May of 2015. I didn’t look for a new chiropractor right away but knew I would have to eventually find one to manage my pain.

Word of mouth is powerful, and I wasn’t getting many strong suggestions. However, after a number of months, one of my new friends in the area recommended Dr. Thacker VERY HIGHLY, so I figured this was the recommendation I had been waiting for and decided to look him up. I could not believe my luck when I found out that he was practicing just five minutes from work! So, I went there for my initial consultation and immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Thacker.

Not only did he seem knowledgeable, he also seemed to be very nice and had a great positive vibe about him. Dr. Thacker recommended a treatment plan and I started coming to him on a regular basis. All of the “seems” quickly went away! He is very knowledgeable! He is VERY nice and a great family man! And he definitely has a super positive vibe about him! I thought I had a good chiropractor up north, but Dr. Thacker has proven to be amazing! My pain has never been this well managed since I started with it all those years ago.

I would remiss not to mention that his positive vibe absolutely pervades the entire office and Zina is great too! Always greets me with a huge smile and there is no doubt that she also subscribes to that great positive vibe that Dr. Thacker has too! She is also great at navigating through the complex health insurance nonsense too and the office runs great! Together, Dr. Thacker and Zina make going to Whole Life Chiropractic an awesome experience and I have not felt this good in years! So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank them both for helping me so much!
-Rick P.

Look Forward to My Adjustments
I first came to see Dr T last Summer after hurting my back. I had never been to a chiropractor before, and my wife had been urging me to try it out prior to my injury. As usual…. she was right. Dr Thacker has a way of listening, educating and treating that I’ve not seen in a lifetime of visits to my primary care physician, and I now look forward to coming in for an adjustment every month. Seeing Zina’s smiling face is the icing on the cake. Thank you for everything you do!
-Andy G.

Help After Car Accident
Dr. Thacker and his staff have been a godsend for both my wife and I. My wife became a patient of Whole Life Chiropractic after a car accident caused trauma to her neck. The doctor was able to correct her problem and get her on a wellness program for neck pain, hip and back pain, and chronic migraines. Now she rarely has them. I was involved in a car accident last year and experienced hip pain afterwards that was really bothersome. The treatments had me up and around with no lingering pain, and the wellness visits keep it that way. My wife continues to have successful treatments from Dr. Thacker that leave her with very little pain and zero migraines. Thank you Dr. Thacker!
-Richard T.

Medication Reduction with Chiropractic
For years, Chiropractic care has never been on the top of the list for my treatment plan when it came to treatment of my chronic back problems. Since I began treatment with Dr. Thacker about 2 years ago for chiropractic and acupuncture care, I have been able to reduce my medications and become more active with less pain. I am now equipped with the tools to live a functional life. Many thanks to Dr. Thacker and his friendly helpful staff.
-Andrew F.

Calm and Composed Chiropractor
I had been suffering from lower back ache for the past couple of months. With the 2 year old around, the pain had always been consistent with no respite. Having gone through the chiropractic last year, I knew where to find the relief and within first 4 visits, the pain just vanished altogether. Sometimes I miss the appointment due to crazy schedule but the office staff always ensures I get back on track and rescheduled for next available slot.

Apart from being a good chiropractor, Dr Thacker is really a nice human being, with very calm and composed aura. Based on my interactions over last 2 years, I trust him for my 2 year old as well. Both my son and spouse get the adjustments as required and our family is well on track in getting rid of any pain on my spine. Thanks Doctor & Zina for all the help and co-operation in adjusting the appointments, providing personal attention and ensuring we lead a healthy lifestyle.
-Meena M.

Professional Staff
I have been a patient of Dr. Thacker for a number of years. I was delighted to find that he had set up his own practice. I have neglected my own maintenance for a while and came to his practice with back and hand problems. It’s amazing what he has been able to do, I recently went on a hiking holiday in the UK, something I’d never have been able to do in my 20s never mind now! I’d also have to add that Dr. Thacker and his staff are always professional, have a great sense of humor and make you feel welcome!
-Peter C.