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GENERAL TESTIMONIALS

"Dr. Hedgepeth is a wonderful, caring doctor. I came to her through a friend. I came in with lower back pain and she worked with me for weeks to correct my lower back. Because of the treatment I received from Dr. Hedgepeth, my lower back rarely hurts any more. I appreciate all she has done for me and I highly recommend Dr. Hedgepeth to anyone suffering form back pain or muscle stress and needs to have the tension relieved. She will work hard to correct your problem. She also has a great office assistant who will make you feel welcome each and every time you come in. Evelyn is the best. Dr. Hedgepeth is the best Chiropractor in the business and she will always be the one for me."
- Derrick A.

"Since coming to Keystone Chiropractic I’m performing better at work, I sleep better at night, and I’m not as stiff and achey. Dr. Hedgepeth is wonderful. I look forward to seeing her and Evelyn."
- Ronda P.

"When I first began treatment I was in horrible pain and couldn’t turn my head even an inch to the right without wincing. To my surprise Dr. Hedgepeth showed me that this probably wasn’t due to one particular thing I had done, but years of bad posture and movement. Since that time not only is my pain gone, but I feel more in tune with my body and I’m learning the things that make me feel better and the signs that I’m probably doing something that will make me feel worse. My posture is improving and I feel just generally more healthy!"
- Shannon J.

"When I first came in I could not walk, stand or sit without severe pain. I basically could not even breath without pain, it was painful to cough or even laugh. I had gone to the medical doctor who gave me a muscle relaxer and anti-inflammatory. This did nothing for me, the pain was still there, I was bed bound. My friend recommended his chiropractor and at first I was hesitant to go. But now I am very glad I did. If it wasn’t for the visits to my chiropractor, I would still be in bed."
- Rose M.

"Before coming to your office, I was under the care of another chiropractor in town, a large group with a number of partners. Two or three visits under your care did more for me and how my back and neck felt than two years at the other office. In addition, I always felt rushed and herded through the larger office, with the chiropractor spending only a brief moment with me, as patients were stacked up outside his door waiting for care. You and Evelyn both devote an extraordinary amount of time to each patient, yet manage to not delay appointments, or fall behind on the schedule. It’s an amazing combination of efficient care and concern for your patient’s well-being. Keep up the good work!"
- Dave P. (31)

"It started on a beautiful summer morning as I was helping a friend with gardening chores. I cut a small branch from a young tree and gave it a toss. As I did, I felt a sharp pain in my upper right arm. Well, so what? I occasionally feel pain as I’m gardening. It’ll go away. I continued with my chores. After all, I wanted to help my friend. Unfortunately, it didn’t go away. In the following weeks, the pain became more intense, so bad, in fact, I began to avoid movements that were most painful and sometimes caused me to stop breathing momentarily. Finally, I decided this could not continue. But what should I do? I wanted my arm fixed; I didn’t want medication that would mask the pain and cloud my thinking – something that would not solve my problem. So I elected to seek out a chiropractor, largely because I had a very satisfactory treatment in the 1980’s with a chiropractor in another state when I had experienced excruciating neck pain, again of longstanding duration before I sought treatment. I found Dr. Donna Hedgepeth listed on our insurance website and called for an appointment. She scheduled me for October 26, 2003. When she understood the location of my injury and my prior history of neck pain, she recognized there was a connection between the two. After x-rays, she explained what was occurring and began adjusting my back and neck and then working specifically on the muscles in my arm and on improving the greatly diminished range of motion I was experiencing. I continued seeing her weekly through November 4, was away for vacation a couple of weeks, 25 Dec 2010 - 6 May 2017 ▾ About this capture and then resumed weekly treatments through December. It was at this point De. Hedgepeth recommended that I supplement her treatments wit therapeutic massage to work on the soft tissue; she referred me to JoEllen Boggess. I followed her recommendation and found that the two treatments worked very well together and healing progressed quickly. Dr. Hedgepeth reduced the frequency of appointments for us to test how well I progressed, with the option available to return earlier than scheduled if I needed to do so. I have regained full range of motion in my arm, the pain is gone, and I am happy doing gardening chores again as Spring has arrived. I am very happy with the results of Dr. Hedgepeth’s care. I highly recommend the treatment with her. Not only is she a good chiropractic physician; she’s a good teacher regarding what’s happening in your body and a very nice woman."
- Jean D.

"In late October 2002, I experienced an unexpected heart attack and had open-heart surgery with six bypasses. From then through mid-2003 I focused on recovery. As my overall condition improved, I became aware of pin in my right shoulder. Inasmuch as I had participated in no strenuous activities to account for the pain that had not been present prior to surgery, I concluded the pain probably resulted from the positioning of my arm during six hours of surgery. I had experienced similar episodes of shoulder pain in the past and on each occasion sought treatment from orthopedists. Typical treatment was several shots of cortisone and physical therapy. Having just experienced a heavy regime of medications and surgery, I wanted another option to resolve this pain. My wife, Jean, had been receiving very successful treatment from Dr. Hedgepeth for a few months, so I decided I would see if Dr. Hedgepeth could treat my shoulder pain. I began treatment in late January 2004 when Dr. Hedgepeth first took x-rays to determine the exact nature of the injury. I also had massage therapy with JoEllen Boggess twice. My shoulder has healed; range of motion has returned to normal; I am experiencing no pain. I join Jean in highly recommending Dr. Hedgepeth, a very good chiropractic physician."
- Derrick D.

"After 7 or 8 treatments from Dr. Hedgepeth, I realized that my mental clarity and acuity we DRAMATICALLY improved – in fact, I then realized that I had been mentally “foggy” for years! My vision and hearing became notably better. I was having a horrendous time with my TMJ as my dentist and I were struggling to get a new crown right for my dental alignment. Dr; Hedgepeth’s adjustments were masterful as she got my head, neck, and jaw loose and functioning again. I have had regular and excellent chiropractic adjustments for more than 30 years. I believe that without those treatments, I would be hardly functioning. I began going to Dr. Hedgepeth recently when my regular chiropractor of many years retired. I was fearful of such an important change in my life as my weekly adjustments truly kept me healthy and energetic. Dr. Hedgepeth, however, has provided me with a whole new level of energy, clarity, and flexibility that I hadn’t known for years. I am truly amazed and grateful for Dr. Hedgepeth’s skills and her manner of dealing with patients."
- Betsy H.

"I’ve been to many Chiropractic doctors in the last 5 years. I even worked in a Chiropractic office and have seen how other doctors care for their patients. In my opinion no other doctor gives you as much attention and quality care as Dr. Donna Hedgepeth! I refer all of my family and friends to her without hesitation. She has treated my firstborn daughter since she was 2 weeks old! I have total trust in her care and she will always be out family’s Chiropractic doctor!! Thank you Dr. Hedgepeth!"
- Heather P.

"I am still amazed at the difference competent chiropractic care has made in my life. I had chronic pain in my shoulder - nothing major, just an ache that got sharper from time to time, like when I wore my purse on that side. I'd had it so long I didn't even think about it, didn't even really notice it unless someone saw my involuntary grimace when I shifted or lifted anything and irritated it. Dr. Hedgepeth asked me about it when she witnessed the grimace herself one day, and I even said to her that it was nothing. She talked me into bringing my "nothing" to the office for her to check it out. Well, I won't say it was like magic because I know how much schooling she's had to be able to properly diagnose and work on these kinds of things, but it felt like magic to me. She asked me questions about how I move, eat, sleep and take care of myself and made a few suggestions about how some of the things I was doing might be affecting that area. She showed me some stretches, stretched me a little herself, did some work on me and soon I was actually noticing that I did NOT have pain in that shoulder anymore. I like Dr. Hedgepeth's whole-self approach to health. She helped teach me to take better care of myself, which has led to my better overall physical and mental health."
- Kim E.

"I am only 36 but have lived with chronic pain for over 15 years. Dr. Hedgepeth’s treatments have helped me manage that pain and live life the way I want – playing sports with my 2 sons, yard work, furniture refinishing, traveling, hiking the mountains, and so much more. Dr. Hedgepeth also treats my sons, ages 4 and 6, to help with headaches plus allergy, asthma and sinus problems. They both love to come see 'Dr. Donna'."
- Julie L.

"I have a back problem and I have had it all my life. Chiropractic care is the only thing that has helped and Dr. Donna Hedgepeth of Keystone Chiropractic is the only chiropractor I will see now."
- W. Ivey (86)

"I have to say is that Dr. Donna did what an orthopedic and physical therapist could not."
- Katherine H.

"After years of problems with my neck following a car accident, I called Dr. Hedgepeth. I could tell a difference after 2 visits and after 5 visits my neck felt better than it had in a long time. She worked in muscles that had not been worked on before. I can’t believe the difference she has made."
- Virginia M.

"After two years of back pain, I made my first appointment with Dr. Hedgepeth. A few visits later and some changes to my daily habits, I saw tremendous results. She always takes the time to find out how the last adjustment affected you and move forward."
- Beth R.

"In a little more than 2 months Dr. Donna Hedgepeth has me confident that my back and leg pain will continue to get better with time. I had never been to a chiropractor when I saw Dr. Hedgepeth so I didn’t know what to expect. After a coupe weeks I was in pain and frustrated. That is when I found out Dr. Hedgepeth sympathized with me and actually comforted me by encouraging me to stick with it and allow time to shoe me it would get better – and it has. I have been walking for exercise again after 2 years or more – with no pain. I have also begun hitting golf balls preparing to play golf again after more than 3 years. That is progress for me. I am so thankful to have found Dr. Hedgepeth. She is a caring person and very talented in her profession. I like the fact that she is up front from the beginning – if she cannot help she will send you somewhere she thinks will help. That sold me from the first visit. I am very thankful she could and has helped me. She will get my recommendation to anyone."
- Sharon H.

"Dr. Hedgepeth’s expertise in chiropractic has been very beneficial in keeping by upper back, shoulders aligned and flexible. As a professional who relies on the strength of the neck muscles to manipulate a headpointer for computer access, I find it difficult to maintain proper alignment in my upper spine. Dr. Hedgepeth understands the strain this places on my structure and provides excellent care in facilitating pain relief and helping me maintain structural integrity."
- Barton C. (Cutter's Word LLC)

"Dr. Donna is amazing. I have been seeing her for five months now for pelvic pain during my second pregnancy. I have also struggled with lower back pain for years and have sought other chiropractic care (two other chiros) with very little results. Five months with Dr. Hedgepeth and I have complete relief from my pelvic pain, but she has also brought me relief for my lower back pain. I only go every 6-8 weeks now. She is amazing and honest. Her office staff is sweet and professional. Visits are more like visiting friends than a medical professional."
- Sissy K.

"My reason for seeking out the help of a chiropractor was because I was having tension headaches anywhere from 2 or 3 times a week, rarely but at times sparking migraines. A friend at work mentioned how she was sure that the chiropractor she visited, Dr. Hedgepeth, would be able to help me out. In my mind, I figured that one visit would help a little and that I might be bale to have some of the tension subdued a bit and may even be able to go a day or two without the head and neck aches. Never in a million years, however, would I have guessed the unbelievable success I had after just one visit. Dr. Hedgepeth, who is very knowledgeable in the issue of pain I was experiencing, knew exactly how to correct the problem and was very informative as she went about the process. There was no pain associated with this treatment, but rather an unbelievable pressure release. The pain is completely gone. I feel no tension and pressure at the back of my neck and the upper area of my back. I hope that all who have these problems can come in for a visit and experience the same success I have had. There is no reason to go through life with correctable pain."
- Paul C.

"I’ve had migraine headaches for years – sometimes as many as 4 a week. I was unable to work, do things around the house, or enjoy time with my family. I tried all sots of prescription and over the counter medications, diet changes, and other things to get my headaches under control but never got relief until coming to Dr. Hedgepeth. I haven’t had a migraine in weeks! I finally feel like I have my life back!"
- Alex R.

"My entire family, including my 2 year old son, was involved in a significant car wreck. My husband and I had considerable neck and back pain afterward and we were not sure about our son. Dr. Hedgepeth helped us so much and was able to examine my son for any signs of discomfort. She was absolutely great with him! She was also able to examine and treat me without requiring that I find care for my son. Being able to bring him with me was so very helpful. We found the level of care to be superior and Heather was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend Keystone Chiropractic to anyone. I am happy to say I am pain free!"
- Danielle W.


PREGNANCY TESTIMONIALS

"I was working 10 hour days on my feet while I was pregnant. Dr. Hedgepeth’s care was my saving grace that allowed me to continue working. She was easily able to accommodate my expanding belly as the months went by, and she gave me stretches and exercises to care for my changing body as my weight kept growing and shifting through the pregnancy. I got a lot of comments from people amazed that I was able to work right up to my delivery, and I know that was largely due to the chiropractic and nutritional care I received from Dr. Hedgepeth, her devotion to the whole person is especially helpful during pregnancy, when there is not only one, but two whole people to care for in one body. I delivered a healthy, perfect 10 pound baby, and Dr. Hedgepeth has continued to help keep us both well."
- Kim E.

"Before I came in, I was completely miserable. I was pregnant, I couldn’t sleep at all because my neck hurt so much, and even sitting at my desk at work was a painful task. I wasn’t even sure if it was safe for my baby if I came to a chiropractor. (her OB said it was safe). I’m so glad I stumbled upon Dr. Hedgepeth! I’m back to myself, I’m sleeping, and she’s taken extra steps to ensure my comfort because I’m pregnant. What a relief!"
- Angels S.

"I have had neck and shoulder pain for over 4 years, since the birth of my 1st child. The strain of mothering – nursing, lifting, cradling, etc. caused a lot of tension and pain for me. Upon my 1st visit with Dr. Hedgepeth, I had relief I haven’t felt in years! It was amazing!"
- Jackie C.

"I am amazed at the difference that Chiropractic has made with what I was told by my friends and family were “normal aches of pregnancy”. My OB referred me to Dr. Hedgepeth for round ligament pain and pulling as well as pressure in my hips and low back (occasionally shooting down my leg). After just a few visits the leg pain was completely gone and the other aches and pulls were so much better also. It has helped me so much that I am looking forward to my visits through the rest of my pregnancy!"
- Susan S.

"Simply Amazing!! Dr. Hedgepeth at Keystone Chiropractic did wonders for my back and quality of life. At 30 weeks of pregnancy, I started experiencing middle and lower back pain. After explaining this persistent and unbearable pain to my OB/GYN office they offered narcotics (at which I refused) and Physical Therapy. I tried the PT for a few weeks and not only did I not get relief, I got inflammation, a belt that is most times uncomfortable and a false approach to care. After returning to my OB/GYN office and demanding to be induced to be free of my now completely unbearable back pain, they recommended Dr. Hedgepeth at Keystone Chiropractic. In just after 4 visits of adjustments, I can now sleep at night, get relief during the day and have a glorious last 3 weeks of pregnancy. I’m grateful for Dr. Hedgepeth and how she knew exactly what would give me relief. I will continue to be a patient here and refer others. Thanks – A- Million! I can now enjoy my pregnancy."
- Barbara S.

"I had what I would consider severe back pain before I came to Dr. Hedgepeth with the pregnancy of my third child, especially in the last trimester. I tried to deal with this pain on my own for a very long time. In the last month in my pregnancy the pain became unbearable for me and I felt I had to do something immediately. At times I would feel like crying during the day or feel so frustrated that I couldn’t do what I needed to do to function during the day to watch my 2 other kids (4 and 2 ½ ) and keep my household in order with meals, laundry, bath time, etc…..So, after coming, being adjusted and given great advice on how to manage this pain, I began to feel so much better. After just a few times coming to be adjusted my “chronic” pain became relieved. The delivery and birth of my child went beautifully. I didn’t tear and hardly had to push! It made my recovery just wonderful. I’m so glad I came to Dr. Hedgepeth."
- Jennifer E.

"Approximately a month after having my second child, my back started to get sore. I assumed the pain was related to recovering from a c-section and the lifting of my new baby. However, the pain increased to a level that was completely unmanageable and led me to almost take a trip to the emergency room in the middle of the night. I waited until morning and immediately called Keystone Chiropractic. Dr. Hedgepeth saw me that day outside of her normal office hours to help. I was relieved immediately! The intensity of my back pain was diminished and I was able to walk upright, rather than at a 90 degree angle, after my first appointment. Over the course of several weeks, I visited the office with regularity and my back returned to normal and was pain free there after! I would highly recommend Keystone Chiropractic to any woman with back pain during pregnancy or postpartum. Chiropractic care has been a lifesaver for me and is a great drug-free alternative to obtain back relief for pregnant women and nursing mothers."
- Amanda B.


BREASTFEEDING TESTIMONIALS

"My son was on some sort of nursing strike and after Dr. Hedgepeth worked her magic he nursed on BOTH SIDES! Thank you for the power of your touch. Very professional AND pro-breastfeeding! P.S. Trace feels he is a better “nurser” because of Dr. Hedgepeth!"
- Molly & Trace M. (6mo old at start of treatment)

"We learned that his latch problems were most likely a result of an imbalance in his jaw or skull, caused by the plates in his skull not aligning exactly right after birth. He had subtle but visible non-symmetrical ridges in his skull and it made sense to me that if his skull (and therefore jaw) was out of alignment a bit, it would cause him to be a little lopsided in how he used his mouth. I still can’t explain all the details very well, but I am happy to say that after a series of treatments, my son’s latch relaxed quite a bit and my soreness disappeared."
- Kathryn and Benjamin J. (1 mo old at start of treatments)

"My 9 week old baby girl was born a strong sucker! As a newborn, she would suck so strong, it hurt to breastfeed. My nipples became instantly sore and raw. Ultimately, I gave up on nursing and resorted to pumping and giving her bottles. I had nursed my other daughter for a year and was extremely sad I wouldn’t be able to do the same with Kiley. I finally took her to see Dr. Hedgepeth when she was 2 weeks old. Dr. Hedgepeth worked with her neck and jaw and was able to ease the tension in her muscles. Kiley’s sucking became less severe and I was able to start nursing again. Today, Kiley is exclusively breastfed! Thank you Dr. Hedgepeth!"
- Heather & Kiley P. (2 weeks old at start of treatment)

"We brought in our 8 week old daughter at the recommendation of a friend who was helping mom with some breastfeeding challenges. Specifically, our baby only wanted to lay on her back to eat on mom’s left side and would arch her neck and back if mom tried to square her shoulders to the breast. She also had a hard time maintaining a latch. Dr. Hedgepeth released the muscle tension that was causing these behaviors and made other adjustments that made our baby more comfortable in general while she nursed in particular. After 5 visits she was nursing great from both sides. Thanks!"
- Leslie & Magnolia T. (7 weeks old at the time of treatment)

"Leo was born tongue tied and had NO interest in latching. Our lactation consultant referred us to an ENT who would perform a frenectomy so that he could use his tongue. We were then referred to Dr. Hedgepeth to help teach Leo how to latch properly. Within 3-4 visits I had a baby who wanted to do nothing other than latch! She was informative and available for questions. I felt completely comfortable turning over my 2 ½ week old for treatment. Needless to say, we are believers!"
- Elizabeth & Leo G. (2½ weeks old at the time of treatment)

"We first brought our son, Daniel, to see Dr. Hedgepeth when he was 2 ½ weeks old. He had torticollis and he was unable to breastfeed effectively. Dr. Hedgepeth explained her treatment plan so that we felt comfortable and confident. After the first visit, Danny was able to take a bottle successfully, which was a big improvement. Over repeat visits over the next few weeks, progress seemed to stall, but Dr. Hedgepeth was supportive and encouraging in reminding me of the goal of getting Danny to nurse which was very important to me. One day, everything seemed to “click”, and I am so glad to be able to have the experience of nursing my baby, for his sake as well as my own. Without Dr. Hedgepeth, we never would have made it to this point. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation."
- Kristen & Daniel S. (2½ weeks old at the time of treatment)

"We were destined to meet Dr. Hedgepeth one way or another. When I was 34 weeks pregnant, an ultrasound determined that my baby was showing a breech presentation. My entire birth plan was centered on a natural, drug-free childbirth, so this discovery really threw a wrench in my plan. I immediately began researching ways to possibly turn the baby and stumbled upon Dr. Hedgepeth and chiropractic success with turning babies in utero. However, my situation did not allow me to pursue any alternative avenues because was also determined that my amniotic fluid was low. This caused the baby to be stuck in a breech position unable to move because there simply wasn’t the fluid to do so. So, c-section it was and I delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy. My next plan was non-negotiable: only breastfeeding and no bottles until he was at least a month old. Let’s just say that I was able to fulfill this plan, but the road was long and hard and I couldn’t have done it without Keystone Chiropractic and Dr. Hedgepeth. From birth, I noticed the shape of my baby’s head and how he always tilted his head to the right, but the doctor’s assured me it was positional, normal, and would correct itself. Our first breastfeeding attempts were very difficult as he had trouble latching on well. My nipples were traumatized very early on which made feedings even more painful. Everyone told me to stick it out for 2 weeks and it would get better, so I just thought what we were going through was normal. Well, two weeks rolled around, nipples were worse than ever, feedings were still taking up to 3 hours and positioning and latch weren’t getting any better…and my baby began to lose weight. At his 2 week checkup, his pediatrician said it looked like he had an overbite which could explain his nursing difficulties and poor latch and wanted me to supplement. Desperately not wanting to supplement with formula, I reached out to the community. A local La Leche League leader mentioned Dr. Hedgepeth’s success with helping to correct these issues, so I made an appointment immediately. I also enlisted the help of a private lactation consultant and wit was she who mentioned the asymmetry of his head and suggested possible torticollis (which I had suspected). She also highly recommended Dr. Hedgepeth. Dr. Hedgepeth was amazing. She explained everything to us step by step and demonstrated on us first to assure us that the treatments were not painful. I noticed small results after our first visit and was convinced Dr. Hedgepeth was a genius! She was honest and told us it would be a rollercoaster and he would regress, and he did, but he always seemed to nurse better after his treatments. She said there was something about the 5th visit mark and she was right about that too! After 5 visits something clicked and he’s been nursing like a pro ever since. His neck no longer seems tight and tense, he has free range of motion and nurses in any position I desire, and he doesn’t chew anymore while he nurses, but glides instead. The marathon, scream filled nursing sessions are a thing of the past. So it took us 2 weeks longer than most to get on the right track, but I know it would’ve been even longer without the help of Dr. Hedgepeth. After 8 treatments, my baby was released and has remained stable ever since. He is almost 8 weeks old now and is growing beautifully. I am able to give him the greatest gift of all thanks to Dr. Hedgepeth! Raleigh is very fortunate to have such a valuable resource."
- Maria and Daniel S. (2 weeks old at the time of treatment)


CHILDREN TESTIMONIALS

"I brought my 2 week old into Keystone Chiropractic seeking help with her gas and reflux. Her appointment was at 3:00. I left and within only 24 hours after her first adjustment I saw wonderful results! I had a happier, less gassy and more comfortable baby. Now almost 4 weeks into treatments she is a different baby! This continues to be a wonderful experience and I am so happy to have found Keystone."
- Elizabeth & Holland S. (2 weeks old at time of treatment)

"Aimee is most likely ADHD like her brothers. She hadn’t received an official diagnosis yet from her primary care physician as I was trying to find ways to deal with it without medicine. She was extremely difficult to school as she couldn’t focus or sit still. Progress was extremely poor for the time that had gone by. After beginning chiropractic care, I noticed she began to be able to accomplish some schoolwork on her own which she hadn’t done at all before. She seems to be a bit calmer."
- Holly & Aimee K. (5 years old at start of treatment)

Our Location

4613 Western Blvd | Raleigh, NC 27606

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

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