What our patients say.......
Last year was my breaking point physically, emotionally and spiritually. I hadn't had a full night's sleep in twelve years. I was drowning in anxiety and depression. I felt if God took me I'd be ok with it because I'd finally feel peace. I couldn't leave the house due to chronic digestive issues and panic attacks. My light was dimming as each moment passed; I was a shell of my former self and my husband felt helpless as I slowly disappeared a little each day. I survived with the help of my friends and my ever supportive husband, but I was not living an optimal life. They tried to put me back together with a bunch of band aids made of love, but I was not thriving. With Dr. B's help I feel hopeful for the first time that this feeling of health, vitality, and peacefulness is real. This is not an illusion. This is my new reality, and I trust that going forward I can feel confident that I finally have balance and a feeling of wholeness. Thank you for giving me this beautiful gift. You and your staff have been extremely supportive and patient and have helped me tremendously. Every person in your practice gives of themselves every day to help make the lives of your patients better. That is a noble act and one that is greatly appreciated. You have touched so many peoples' lives in an extraordinary way, and I am grateful to be one of them. Your level of knowledge, along with your determination, perseverance, patience, and intuition is rare. Your willingness to share these traits with every one of your patients truly a gift! - Rosemary 11-1-22
I heard about Dr. B from a close family friend about a year ago and wish I'd contacted him sooner. Everyone on staff is delight and so friendly and helpful. I came in for a number of reasons including a hiatal hernia, breathlessness and typical chiropractic needs. Over the last year we've treated all of those and more including post COVID parosmia that came on about 3 months after getting sick and has improved to 95%. I used to be completely offended by onion, cooked meat, and stinky smells like the intercostal waterway. Now I rarely smell what I used to call "the bad smell". I am so thankful for Dr. B and everything he's helped me with. I've referred nearly 10 people to him including my mom, best friend and any stranger who will listen. - Carter 10-4-22
My daughter is 9 years old and has been dealing with severe GI issues her entire life. We have been to many doctors and pediatric GI specialists searching for help and answers. With each specialist or doctors visit came more medications and year after year no solid answers. She became sicker and sicker as time passed. She ate healthy foods and drank plenty of water. We kept being told our daughter was severely constipated and that this was causing the stomach pains. She suffered from severe pain, gas, and acid reflux daily. They insisted she was not drinking enough water and the specialist would time after time require full clean outs consisting of a full day or day and a half of liquid diet and laxatives. There would be no relief from her stomach aches and sever acid reflux. The doctors had no change in their treatment except more medications. My eyes were opened when the pharmacist pulled me to the side and asked why the doctor had my daughter on this new very strong medication. She warned me that it was dangerous and that she should not be on it more than 2 weeks. This terrified me. The medication had 3 refills on it which meant the GI specialist was okay with her taking this for several months. I started asking around and reached out to a friend who had a daughter that had been through a rough time with GI issues. They lead us to Dr. Buffalino. Once we went to Dr. Buffalino we saw a difference immediately. Huge relief within even a week. He actually figured out the real problem very quickly. Our daughter has ileocecal valve syndrome. This was actually a valve functioning wrong. She was not constipated and all the medications to stop the acid were actually making her worse. Our daughter is living a perfectly normal life now. She is eating almost all the foods she wants and needs and not suffering daily from severe pain. Dr. Buffalino has an alternative approach to health that some people might shy away from. I want to encourage you if you have no answers and keep getting nowhere with your health issues you should give Dr. Buffalino a try. Dr. Buffalino is extremely knowledgable and will do all he can to get to the bottom of your health concern to fix it. His bed side manner along with his staff's has been amazing. He has changed our whole life as a family. Our daughters stomach problems ran our whole families life. We are beyond grateful for Dr. Buffalino and his staff for walking through this with us. -Katie 9-27-22
Thank you Dr. B for helping me with my anxiety. I suffered eight months or more with anxiety and depression. Going to stores, restaurants, even church was very difficult because of the noise, lights, etc. Over stimulation! I never had anxiety before I got sick with cancer. I have my life back! Last Sunday at church I talked in the busy lobby with no anxiety! You are the best! When all other doctors failed me- you helped me and I am healed.
I've been receiving shockwave treatments for a VERY painful case of plantar fasciitis that I've had for months! With 4-5 treatments my pain has gone down to 15% and I'm amazed how fast the treatments are healing my feet. I've also had hip/IT band pain for years and one shockwave treatment took away my pain and I can now sleep on that hip. I'm so thankful for these treatments.
The shockwave therapy has totally changed my ability to write and do art with my right hand. Before the tx i could barely pick up a glass of water, and writing was extremely painful. Now I have no pain and I have my mobility back! I would highly recommend it to anyone who may benefit from this treatment.
I came in to see Dr. Buffalino for a gluten allergy and within a few visits he was able to help me eat anything while in Europe! I was truly amazed that I could eat gluten and not be sick! I have been gluten free for over 10 years so this was amazing! Thanks Dr. B! -Elizabeth 4-6-22
Dr. B is not only a wonderful chiropractor who fixed my neck issue, but he also helped me with my plantar fasciitis. I had an appointment to see a podiatrist, but they "lost my appointment" and my teaching schedule would not allow me to make another one fast enough. I told Dr. B about it and he told me about his treatment for my very sore feet. Within 4-6 visits my feet were so much better and I was able to continue teaching and taking my dog for walks. Thank you Dr. B!
I highly recommend Dr. Louis Buffalino. His treatment is magic for my cough. I've had a cough for years and no one knew the cause. Dr. Buffalino helps my cough to go away. I'm really grateful to for him. He is the best!
I have been dealing with a chronic cough for over three years. During that time I consulted four doctors, two of whom were respiratory specialists. After a multitude of tests, I was diagnosed with cough induced asthma, but none of the medications improved the cough. I was coughing as often as twenty times an hour. After working with Dr. Buffalino for three weeks, the cough is virtually gone. I am coughing less than once an hour. I feel like I have my life back.
I was bit by a lone star tick approximately 7 years ago and my tongue swelled up. I had whelps on the sides of my torso and I itched like crazy. I ended up in the ER because my tongue kept swelling. I was given epinephrine and diagnosed with Alpha Gal. No one in the NC triangle area could offer any solution. I was unable to eat any beef, port or mammal meat for 7 years. I ate only chicken and fish!! After 7 years, I felt like I was full of feathers and gills. My daughter in law told me about Dr. Buffalino and insisted I visit him. He totally solved the alpha gal issue after a few visits. I totally doubted his ability to heal me since no-one had been able to give me any help. I drive over 200 miles one way to see Dr. Buffalino. It is the best decision I have ever made. I eat, beef, pork and all kinds of meat now. No meds, no shots.
I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 25 years ago. Conventional medicine told me there is not much you can do about it other than to take Thyroid Hormone Replacement everyday. After years of doing that, I still had decreased cognitive functioning, extreme fatigue that would cause me to face plant on the sofa by 2pm each day, muscle aches, allergies, and digestive issues. My quality of life was extremely diminished. I wasn’t going to accept that there was nothing I could do about it, as I wanted my life back. After much research, I found that there were alternative treatments to help get to the root cause and experimented with several of them which helped, but didn’t fully get me to where I wanted to be. I searched for someone that could help me on the holistic path to no avail. Finally, a friend told me about Dr. Buffalino and thank goodness she did! I started treatment 8 months ago and I'm so grateful that my quality of life has increased tenfold. I am now able to do all of my daily activities, including playing pickle ball at a high level for several hours each day, and no more afternoon crashing out. If you are suffering for Hashimoto disease and want to do more than traditional mainstream medicine says can be done, I strongly recommend you see Dr. Buffalino. Thank you Dr. Buffalino, for helping me get my life back! You’re the best!
Dr. Buffalino and his staff are amazing! I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's. This condition causes my body to attack my thyroid. I was living with chronic fatigue and brain fog. After several years of being on Levothyroxine for my thyroid, my TPO (Thyroid peroxidase) numbers doubled and my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was no longer regulated. I had no energy and could not concentrate. I could no longer play the sports I loved and was always spending my days on the couch. After consulting various physicians and specialists, and trying various medication changes, I was still feeling horrible. Fortunately, I found Dr. Buffalino. Within a couple of months, my TPO number was reduced by 62%, my TSH was regulated, and I finally had my energy back. I also have chronic allergies. You name it, I was allergic to it. I have been on allergy injections for 43 years! I was going for allergy shots once a week. I was taking nasal sprays, antihistamines, and decongestants constantly. I had trouble sleeping because I couldn’t breathe. After the NAET treatments, I have been able to eliminate the antihistamines and decongestants and only get an allergy shot every 3 weeks. Over time, the plan is to eliminate the allergy injections completely. I'm 60 years old and had chronic knee and lower back pain. With the changes Dr. Buffalino recommended, I no longer have this pain at all. The inflammation in my body is gone! Dr. Buffalino's approach is not about hitting the easy button and taking some more pharmaceuticals. It's about making the necessary lifestyle changes to improve your health. I haven't felt this great in a very long time. Thanks Dr. Buffalino for your dedication to your patients.
When I started with Dr. Buffalino in February of 2021, I was a long sufferer with no clue what to do, constant nausea from Metformin, and an A1C of 12! 7 months later, I'm at 6.5 with proper diet and Berberine. Totally grateful for this doctor and his natural medical practice! -Demetrice 9-24-21
I used to wash dishes in a stainless steel sink and since I was a child - I would always have an allergic reaction to the sink. I would have to put a towel down so that my skin would not touch the sink due to my allergic reactions. Dr. Buffalino healed me of this allergic reaction! Now I am able to wash dishes without a problem and am very pleased with the work he has done.
I went in for back problems exacerbated by online class at UNCW, and Dr. Buffalino coached me on how to live a healthier lifestyle while also avoiding long term injuries! I lost 40 pounds in 3 months and have greatly increased range of motion everywhere! I actually feel my age (20) as opposed to the lethargic lifestyle I was living earlier!
I have overuse injuries from college gymnastics, running, and strength training programs. While talking with a running coach he suggested that I see Dr. Buffalino for my injuries. Dr. Buffalino's treatment plans corrected my overuse injuries and decreased my arthritic foot issues. He was always focused and efficient. I didn't ever have to wait in the lobby; I walked in and got on a table every time. He was focused and gave me the care and treatment that was necessary. He maintained a personal connection without wasting my limited time. The staff; Melissa and Shelby were extremely efficient and caring and I always got the appointment time I requested. Dr. Buffalino's very flexible office hours and his reasonable payment plans made multiple trips to his office convenient, affordable and pleasurable. I strongly recommend Dr. Buffalino and his clinic.
I was recommended to Life Line Chiropractic for food intolerances after I had exhausted all other means looking for answers. Dr. Buffalino resolved my food intolerances issues through NAET treatment. Dr. Buffalino and his staff are pleasant, kind, thorough, conscientious and professional. Life Line Chiropractic has been outstandingly helpful and provided a high quality of service, care and comfort to me. Thank you!!! -Brandy 1-18-2021
I am so grateful that you are here and helping miracles of health occur, everyday. Warm hugs and blessings to you and for all of your families. With love and gratitude. -Lisa 12-20-2020
50 years ago, my husband played college football and has suffered skeletal and cardiac issues ever since. Achy joints, shortness of breath, and low energy were all symptoms. Dr. buffalino actually listened to him and after one appointment, we had a diagnosis and a treatment program. Results were noticeable almost immediately and his overall health has improved. After being tossed around by the medical community, we are very pleased and impressed to have discovered this guy. Thank you Dr. Buffalino. -Christine 6-10-2020
I have been working with Dr. Buffalino for the past two years for several different health concerns. In the beginning he treated me for traveler's diarrhea. Dr. Buffalino recognized that not only did I have an issue with an unhealthy guy, my ileocecal valve was not working properly. This problem and a few others have been treated by Dr. Buffalino and resolved in a timely manner without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Dr. Buffalino has also done some amazing work on me using applied kinesiology techniques. Dr. Buffalino is definitely my doctor of choice! - Valerie 6-5-2020
I began seeing Dr. Buffalino and his wonderfully supportive staff about 3 months ago for muscle spasms in my back. I had been to my general practitioner, a rehabilitation center and 16 weeks of physical therapy. I would have temporary relief, but the spasms would begin again. I always had some degree of pain in my back. After only a few visits to Dr. Buffalino, I was pain free. It has made such a tremendous difference in my lifestyle, ability to travel and mental health. I learned during an appointment that he might be able to help me with an adult onset allergy to peppers that has plagued me for 8 years. This was rather puzzling to me as I vividly remember my allergist sincerely and profusely apologizing that there was nothing that could be done about this allergy. After working on it with Dr. Buffalino for several weeks, I am now able to eat peppers. This means I do not have to read every label at the grocery store and my family can now choose any restaurant without concern about where I can eat. More importantly I am no longer sick for hours after I accidentally eat peppers. As a former state deputy health officer with little experience with alternative medicine, I am just thrilled. This does work! Thank you Dr. Buffalino! - Arlene 2-26-19
One of my friends (my landlady who has known me for a long time--close to 40 years) took me to Dr. Buffalino's office because I was not doing well. My balance was bad and I would often fall down. I was also having difficulty talking easily. I could not walk and I could not talk as I told my friend and landlady. So she took me to Dr Buffalino. Even after only a few weekly visits I was improved. I fall less often and though talking is still challenging I continue to improve, and I am eager to return each time we can go. (we come up from Myrtle Beach). I am very grateful and very much happier and better able to function with these new improvements in my well-being. Thank you Dr. Buffalino! - David 1-25-19
I have to say that I am very happy that I found Dr. Buffalino. I just turned 60 years old and I had been struggling with stomach discomfort for a couple of months. After a couple of visits to my family doctor she wanted me to go to a GI specialist but I didn't have any fever or pain, so I decided to continue to take care of my health through a natural and holistic approach. A friend recommended Dr. Buffalino and it was the best choice for me. I am feeling much better and learned to watch what I eat in order to be healthy. Thank you Dr. Buffalino and your staff for all your attention and care! - Fatima 1-17-19.
I have been suffering from lower back pain for fifteen years. Most of the pain is located on the lower left side.
I have seen many doctors over the years for this problem and have had many forms of treatment. Some doctors even suggested surgery. I have also received many hours of physical therapy. I have been given a long list of different exercises to do on a daily basis. Most therapists recommended core training which I have been doing for several years. I only take medication when the pain is too severe. Ten years ago I received spinal decompression treatments (25) at a very high out-of-pocket expense. For all the time and money I spent on the above treatments I only received temporary relief. It was like being treated with a band-aid. The pain always came roaring back. Dr. Buffalino has been treating me for five months and the results have been fantastic. His method of treatment is like nothing I've seen before. It really, really works! I have been pain free for 90 days! He also has a little black box called the TENS which is available for purchase. I highly recommend this small piece of equipment. It will change your life forever. May God bless you and your staff! You're the man! - Jerry 12-17-18.
Dr. Buffalino, Thank you for meeting and sharing the expert knowledge you have about health and well-being with the Beach Babes. The group enjoyed the session and those who could not attend wished they had been able to be there. Thank you also for helping me with the sciatic pain and your advice on how to work with the insurance company. You, make the community healthier and wiser about choices they have. - Vickie 11-3-18.
I am so thankful that at my advanced age - 90 - I am in relatively good health. I do have a few old-age discomforts, mostly arthritis. However, this past spring I suddenly developed problems with my digestive system. I tried various over-the-counter and prescription remedies, but nothing worked. A friend suggested I see Dr. Buffalino, which I did. At his suggestion, I change my diet (actually I'd always eaten healthy meals, but the raw veggies were bad for my ailment). In addition, he performed mysterious (to me) manipulations. After awhile, Dr. Buffalino's treatments began to work and my digestive system is almost back to normal. I'm so grateful to have found someone who cared about me and helped me, not just write a prescription which would not work and then forget about me. My sincere thanks to Dr. Buffalino, his knowledge, and his genuine care for his patients. Alma 10-17-18.
As a 71 year old patient with an autoimmune disease, infections, sore lower back, left knee, and neck, I wanted to be able to choose my exercise and be free to do whatever actives I wanted to share with my husband, children, grandchildren, and friends. I first learned from Dr. Buffalino in a class. I continue to go when he has a class. I chose to be one of his patients as have my husband and daughter. When I go to an appointment I see many of my friends there too. He is so much more than a chiropractor. With his variety of knowledge (pain, allergies, disease, exercise, health coach, etc.., ) experience in many areas, intuition, caring and patience as well as such a fun personality, and oh flexibility as he communicates about how to pay for his expertise, he has taken me from the above to an energetic adult who can choose whatever activities like biking to the beach, golfing, intervals, RPM cycling, rebounding, weight lifting, yoga, qigong, and simply playing. Before and after I exercise I just stretch a bit and feel great. My body is ready for my exercise choices; exercise supports my autoimmune disease and I have energy. I have learned so much about my health including: which herbs support me, daily stretches that keep me flexible, diet that supports me, and the balance of being and doing. Thank you! Thank you, Dr. Buffalino. I am so appreciative.
I believe in natural healing; I meditate and practice yoga. Chiropractic care has always been part of my process for staying healthy. For the last two and a half years, I have been very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Buffalino's. Simply, he is the best. His knowledge of the human body is nothing short of miraculous. A compassionate healer, he has seen me through frightful medical dilemmas, including breast cancer. I recommend him to you wholeheartedly... Mary Ann 7-23-18.
Doc is a healer. He has that gift. I had a painful shoulder; a 24/7 exhausting, aggravating, burning pain that I had pretty much decided was just going to be there forever. It's gone. Thank you Dr. Buffalino. You should know that he is very easy to talk to, keenly observant and takes a personal interest in getting you feeling better. The people in his waiting room are upbeat, looking forward to seeing him and chatting with one another. Bill 7-23-18.
I am grateful to Dr. Buffalino and staff for their dedicated help in relief of my intestinal problem and hip pain. At 90 years of age it is so great to feel good and not be concerned about getting to the restroom in time. Jody 5-17-18.
Finally I have been diagnosed, having a leaky ileocecal valve. (ICV) Dr. Louis has been able to correct this problem. Irritable Bowel Syndrome , I knew I had from earlier. Being lactose Intolerant has been a problem for a long time, but ICV was new to me. I no longer have stomach pain and stools are more or less normal when following a new diet. Still have a lot to learn. No one really understood what a problem this has been, but Dr. Louis understood right away and it made me cry. No doctor before him gave me the answer. Being almost 80 years old, I have a new lease on life! Thank you! -Lilian 9-22-17.
Over the past year, my husband has been seeing 3-4 doctors with the same complaint and no improvements. After just 2 visits with Dr. Buffalino we have seen and continue to see marketable improvement. Dr. Buffalino is the most comprehensive doctor we have ever seen. And, something refreshing, when you speak to him, he looks you in the eye - face to face. He's looking at us, not some computer. Thank you Dr. B. -Christine 8-25-17.
Before I came to Dr. B, I had very little energy and no gumption. No wonder... my blood tests showed that my TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was .03... outrageously low! Dr. Lou figured out that I needed a very different protocol of supplements to support my thyroid. After a few weeks I felt as though I was part of the world again. My next blood test showed that my TSH was normal. Amazing! -Holly 7-24-17.
I was born with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia which is basically a fancy word for my lungs never fully developed. I have always had trouble breathing and even have asthma-like symptoms without actually having an asthma attack. I have lived like this my whole life and tried pretty much everything and have even been in hospitals. I got really sick in February and couldn't stand up because I would get exhausted too easily. I could barely catch my breath. My pulse ox was low, lower than any person's should be. I was on oxygen when I went to Dr. Buffalino. Within one week I had don a complete 180. I was back to being myself and more. My breathing has improved and I can't wait to keep working with him to see more improvement. -Sarah 6-26-17.
I am so thankful to have this Doctor in my life and directing my healing journey. My "issues" with food and environment have improved so much that I am living a great life. Sleep patterns fixed - SAD fixed - allergies cured - depression/anxiety gone - brain fog gone (still manage to have a few brain bubbles but that's normal). SIBO and Candida will be cured soon,! Actually, since I started treatment my symptoms are diminished significantly. My digestive system is working so much better and I now get to truly enjoy living. I haven't even touched on my organs working properly and structural adjustments so I can move without pain or discomfort. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Nancy 6-7-17.
3 months ago I came to Dr. Buffalino with a hip discomfort.Little did I know how amazingly this would change my life. I had noticed during theses 3 months gradual "feel good" feelings increased. Then, along with my own private meditations and study, I realized Dr. Buffalino has created a homeostasis in my body to the degree I am feeling it all if the time. What does that mean to me? I have trimmed down, I have feelings of well being 24/7. Thus, my thoughts have changed. In changing my feelings to better over all health, my thoughts are healthier, I crave less bad foods, my energy is boundless. All from the question : "what's the one thing bothering you the most, where is your discomfort " The last day I saw him he tested every organ and muscle, my body responded as tuned in, tapped in and turned on to good health. I am on an extended trip for 6 months and was told " call me if you need me we can discuss what's happening until you return" My idea is Dr. Buffalino is a one of a kind and can change the landscape of your health and life.- Lindell 11/23/16.
I worked with Dr. Louis J. Buffalino for 10 years. He has a God given gift for healing and he genuinely cares about each individual he treats. He has incredible knowledge and understanding of the body: ADHD, allergies, colds, cancer, blood sugar, cholesterol, pregnancy to list a few. North Carolina is incredible lucky to have this Doctor that myself and hundreds of people think so highly of. So if you are suffering or know someone who is, this is the guy you need! Don't waste another second questioning it. Call him. You won't regret it! -Kelli 12/01/16.
I had my first visit with Dr .Buffalino today. I did the Ionic foot bath . Dr Buffalino took time to explain the procedure and what to expect from beginning to end. It's amazing to see how many toxins were removed in just a relaxing 20 minutes. The staff is very friendly , office is very nice and relaxing, the reception area is very nice and open, and the location is very easy to find with lots of parking. I am planning on continuing my care with Dr Buffalino to address some medical issues.- Andrea 11/15/16.
Dr Buffalino is a great, personable, and extremely knowledgeable doctor. He helped me with issues that my conventional doctors couldn't figure out. I feel like a new person just after a few visits. I am very pleased with logical outlook on treatment, and his state of the art treatment equipment. - Maddie 10/30/17.
Dr. Buffalino has been our family doc for over 14 years. I'm so sad to see him leave our town! He's seen me through 3 pregnancies and adjusted each one of my children just days after they were born. He not only adjusts their spine, he's treated bed-wetting, behavior issues, nutrition, allergies, ear infections and many more family illnesses. His positive and encouraging personality energizes the office and motivates my family to work toward better health. He's such an intelligent and gifted physician that no one could go wrong consulting with him. -Erika 9/25/16.
Thank You, Dr. Buffalino! You got to the core of my problems and helped me heal without surgery or invasive drugs. The depth and breadth of your knowledge and experience is impressive- and so valuable in your work with the serious, and sometimes mysterious health conditions I have come to your with over the years. Your evident care for my son as a unique person and your intelligence and insights have left a lasting impression on him. He really likes you as his 'doctor' who can integrate traditional and alternative medical know-how to help him better understand his own body and health. You rock!- TC 9/15/16.
I'm 21 years old. Ever since I was a little girl I absolutely loved cats. They were and are still my favorite animal...however, I've always been highly allergic. It's a bit ironic that the only animal I've ever wanted to hug would send me gasping for breath, scratching at the instant red hives traveling up my arms between rubbing at my swollen eyes. As a kid I didn't care, I'd risk the wheezing, the sneezing, and blurry vision just for a quick pet, but as I got older my allergies got worse. That's when I found out about NAET. To be honest, at first the idea seemed a bit far fetched. I've had this problem my whole life and I had never heard of a treatment for allergies that actually worked. However, Dr. This might sound dramatic, but it completely changed my life. I want to sincerely thank Dr. Buffalino and his staff for making this life long wish possible. Buffalino gave me all the necessary information and I decided to give it a shot. He was very kind and knew exactly what he was doing!This was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made. I have now owned a cat for four months, his name is Edgar. The first time I picked him up I was in tears. My throat didn't close up, I didn't sneeze, my eyes weren't itchy... I was absolutely fine. I never thought I would ever be able to own a cat, yet her I am. I can snuggle him all I want, not one symptom has returned. NAET was pain free, quick, easy, and effortless. -Sophia 8/24/16.