Our Patient Testimonies http://www.powerswellness.com/blogour-patient-testimonies.html en-us NYK RSS Feeder Improving Quality of Life http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2017/11/15/improving-quality-of-life/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:46:40 -0500 <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">For years I had been living with constant hip and leg pain. It had been getting so bad that I could not walk at all without a cane or a walker. I took pain meds constantly to the point where I was getting depressed and fearful that I would become dependent on the pain meds to be able to function at all.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I tried everything; physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, orthopedic doctors, and my general practitioner. Nothing helped.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I finally came to Powers Family Wellness and started my spinal corrective care with Dr. Powers. Wow! What a difference! Iíve noticed lots of positive changes in my health since Iíve received care here. I feel significantly less pain and stiffness, I sleep better, my quality of life has vastly improved and I am no longer dependent on pain meds!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I can now walk without using a cane or a walker and I can manage to do all of my home care activities that were too difficult for me to do before like gardening and cooking. Even my friends and family started noticing my improvement and have all been impressed with my health improvements during my chiropractic care.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I would definitely recommend chiropractic care to others who are considering it and plan on continuing a maintenance plan in the future.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Carolyn†</span></span></p> Being the best You http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2017/11/15/being-the-best-you/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:42:34 -0500 <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">With years of working in an office environment and playing sand volleyball I felt somewhat healthy but then this pain started creeping in. The pain was randomly becoming more prevalent in my neck and shoulder area as well as my lower back.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Sleeping at night was interrupted by what I thought was stiffness in my back. My tailbone ached when I stood too long. I had shoulder and neck pains that led to getting cricks in my neck. My hips also were becoming tight that while driving in my car or sitting in my office chair was leading to pains. My pains werent at all 100% of the time yet they were becoming more frequent and more impactful on my life.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I began discussing random pains and techniques to resolve the pain. Spending more and more time (12 months) trying to prevent, recover, rest, massage, OTC, pain meds, hydration, stretching. REPEAT. Then, I bought a new office chair, then less activity, then I discussed buying a new mattress all efforts just to led me to less activities that I normally enjoyed.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Until a personal friend that works with athletes referred me to Dr. Powers. She stated that he could possibly offer some relief in relatively short time. I made an appointment on that referral immediately.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Dr. Powers advised me that I would feel better fairly quickly honestly, I did to a degree, but not 100%. Dr. Powers also advised that with on-going chiropractic care I could establish long term health improvements. True to his word my pains were all gradually eliminated. I have even returned to doing activities at a caliber that I am happy with and I have no back pains while sleeping in the same bed.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I realized that ever since the beginning of my treatments with Dr. Powers, I have not missed work for allergies/flu which I typically would in the past.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I am optimistic the educational information and the treatments offered by Dr. Powers reinforced the healing ability of my own body. Im just very pleased with the overall experience. My own loved ones have noticed my improvement and often discuss with me that I should have gone sooner!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I certainly do recommend chiropractic. Im super thankful to have been referred to Dr. Powers. I plan to join their maintenance program to keep my spine healthy.</span></span></p> <p>†</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Amy</span></span></p> Chiropractic and Lifestyle http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2017/11/15/chiropractic-and-lifestyle/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:39:21 -0500 <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Way back in 2014 I was referred to see Dr. Powers by my friend Ms. Reynolds. At the time I had a painful and restricting crick in my neck. Turning my head was difficult, as was sitting at my computer since I am a writer/editor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Due to the severity of the pain and restrict crick in my neck it took longer to heal. Once the crick was gone I felt pretty good.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">I believe chiropractic keeps things aligned and working smoothly, most of the time. I&#39;m not so sure about internal medicine.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">My dog still wants me to walk more, which I should. During my family gatherings, they have seen my improvement because of how happy I am.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">I recommend chiropractic to others all the time. I really do believe that keeping the spine aligned keeps everything else working at its best. I am on maintenance program to keep my body healthy and I do not have plans on stopping my chiropractic treatments.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">Patsy†</span></p> Putting Me Back Together http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2016/7/11/auto-accident-left-me-with-pain-all-over-stiff-and-a-broken-left-wrist/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 17:37:48 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I met D<img alt="" src="https://powerswellness.com/uploads/DSC02091.jpg" style="height: 175px; float: left; width: 117px;" />r. Powers when he gave a presentation at the facility where I am presently living. I have never considered trying chiropractic, but I was so impressed with his presentation that I made an appointment.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I consider myself a very active person but after an auto accident last year, I have not been able to be as active as I would have wanted due to over-all pain, stiffness and a broken left wrist.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Visits to my M.D. and supplements were not relieving my symptoms and I just was not feeling my best.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;">After an exam and consultation with Dr. Powers, I decided to try chiropractic. Within a few weeks of care, I began to feel better and now the pain has been reduced tremendously! I can now walk without support, I am able to sleep better and my posture is so much straighter that my friends and family have noticed and commented on just how much better it is.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;">I am so happy I met Dr. Powers even though, I was pessimistic that anything would help me feeling better.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;">I highly recommend him to anyone that is in doubt to be seen by a chiropractor.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px;">Alice M</span></p> Learning to Heal http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2016/5/9/dealing-with-stress-from-work-and-lupus/ Mon, 09 May 2016 14:22:36 -0400 <p class="MsoNormal"><img alt="" src="https://powerswellness.com/uploads/lupus.jpg" style="width: 245px; height: 350px; float: right;" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="line-height: 107%;">I have been very blessed by the opportunity of meeting Dr. Powers at an AARP Fair. Little did I know that on that day my life would forever change but for the good of my body and soul. 10 years later, I still go up to see him three times a week to help me with my daily stresses of my life, as a teacher and dealing with Lupus. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:14.0pt; line-height:107%"><o:p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></span></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="line-height: 107%;">Dr. Powers treated me through two broken feet, torn muscles in my rib cage, and broken ribs. My lupus has calmed down to the point of only having to take 1 pill a day. </span></span></span><span style="font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:14.0pt; line-height:107%"><o:p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></span></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="line-height: 107%;">Dr. Powers has shown me how to treat my body using natural products of the earth. He has shown me that my body can learn to heal itself if I just take care of it and make it do the job for which it was created to do.</span></span></span><span style="font-size:16.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:14.0pt; line-height:107%"><o:p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></span></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="line-height: 107%;">Kristen Gholson</span></span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:11.0pt; line-height:107%"><o:p> </o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">†</p> Chronic Knee and Back Pain http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2016/3/10/chronic-knee-and-back-pain/ Thu, 10 Mar 2016 15:56:36 -0500 <p><img alt="" src="https://powerswellness.com/uploads/pain.jpg" style="width: 159px; height: 150px; float: left;" /><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">A health fair was taking place at my work, I was curious to see which business were there. Little did I know I would be signing up to be checked by a chiropractor for the chronic knee and back pain I was dealing with. My weight did not help my pain either.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I knew my weight was preventing me from having an active lifestyle that I wanted to enjoy with my family. I had already tried numerous visits to doctors and specialists seeking a quick and easy fix for the pain.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">After a month at Dr. Powers office I started to feel a difference. The pain has lessened, I have been able to pursue exercises and my fitness goals. Receiving adjustments by Dr. Powers has helped me in my weight loss and the chronic knee and back pain. I am able to spend more quality time with my family now that I am more physically active and my family is as well. We are enjoying various activities together. We are able to go on frequent hikes all over the Austin area. We now participate in 5k and 10k races and training for a half marathon.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">I would absolutely recommend chiropractic care!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">It is a non-invasive way to get relief and help you attain your fitness goals.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Marco</span></span></p> Unable to stand up straight http://www.powerswellness.com/blog/our-patient-testimonies/2016/2/8/unable-to-stand-up-straight/ Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:26:00 -0500 <p><img alt="" src="https://powerswellness.com/uploads/open-uri20121004-11506-hlz4kn.jpg" style="width: 146px; height: 150px; float: right;" /><span style="font-size: 13px;">I am a new patient of Dr. Powers- I have only been seeing him since August, 2015 (4 months). I am more than happy with the care I have been getting, and with the friendliness and helpfulness of the office staff. They have accommodated my work schedule and worked with my insurance so that my treatment has been affordable. I have been bragging on Powers Family Wellness Center to everyone I know.</span></p> <p>Dr. Powers reviewed my course of treatment with me Wednesday, October 28 and to my delight (and honestly, somewhat to my surprise), I had made progress that was clearly visible in my x-rays and in before/after photos. Because of my progress we agree to cut back treatment from 3 times a week to 2 times a week.</p> <p>On Friday, October 30, it rained and my house flooded. I spent Friday evening moving boxes of books and furniture (I had recently moved, and had not yet unpacked). Saturday the 31<sup>st</sup>, I couldnt stand up straight. I was bent over at the waist at a right angle. Fortunately, I was not in pain when I sat, or lay down, only when I tried to stand up. When I saw the Dr. Powers in the morning of Monday the 2<sup>nd</sup>, I was still bent over. As a result, I saw him two times A DAY for the entire week, and after that he continued to see me 3 times a week (instead of the 2 times we had agreed on earlier) for the rest of November.</p> <p>After a short while I started feeling better. I was able to get back to twice a week Tai Chi classes in December. I had my annual physical the first week of December, and my General Practitioner (who specializes in sports medicine) told me it usually takes up to 6 months of recover form an injury like mine. I believe Dr. Powers treatment had MUCH to do with my quick recovery.</p>