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I feel truly blessed to have found Powell Chiropractic in more ways then one. I started seeing Dr. Powell because I suffer from tension headaches that turn into migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He has helped me keep my tension headaches and IBS under control which allows me to enjoy my life without being under home arrest.
However, the true reason why I feel blessed to have met Dr. Powell is because he has helped my now 7 year old daughter. In January, 2009, my daughter was just 4 1/2 years old; she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had to undergo surgery which caused her to basically be a vegetable. My daughter had to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, drink, everything except breathe. After undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and tons of other therapies, she was still having a lot of balance issues and had slow processing. She would fall down all the time and had bruises and scrapes on her legs to show for it. We had to make 3 ER visits within a 6 month time period because of falls. If you asked her a question, you would have to wait an extended time in order for her to answer. In August of 2011, I took my daughter to the Center of Development of Disabilities (CDD) at the University of Iowa to be evaluated. An occupational therapist (OT), a physical therapist (PT), a psycologist, and an education consultant all evaluated her. It was determined that my daughter had a cognitive delay and they recommended OT and PT once a week.
During the same month as the CDD evaluation (August, 2011), I decided to have my daughter seen by Dr. Mike Powell. I will admit that I was skeptical at first but I was willing to try anything for my daughter. So I opted out of having her seen by an OT and PT and was just having her seen by Dr. Powell; so I would be able to tell what had helped my daughter. Dr. Powell had me doing simple eye exercises with her 2 times a day. Then we added some balance beam-type exercises and then we started playing catch. Now only 10 months later and after all the different exercises and several adjustments, my daughter is now running, playing and responding almost like any other typical 8 year old. She is now able to actually jump again which before was impossible without falling. Dr. Powell has done wonders with my daughter. He has given me back the peace of mind in knowing that I can send her to school and not have to worry whether or not we have have to make an ER visit because of a fall.
He doesn't rush through our appointments. He takes the time to listen to you and makes sure that you understand his instructions. The only thing I do regret is not finding him sooner. Dr. Powell is a very friendly, caring person and an amazing chiropractor! The entire staff at Powell Chiropractic is absolutely amazing. Everyone is very nice, patient and helpful. The office actually caters towards children as well. They have coloring pages and puzzles to help entertain my girls while I am being adjusted.
Thank you for giving my daughter her balance back and I know she will continue to improve as time goes on with your help.