Summertime may mean barbecue and it may mean the beach, but it also means outdoor activities that we haven't engaged in for much of the year such as hiking, biking, volleyball, and tennis. If we w ...View Article
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My daughter, who is now 12, had been having knee pain for nearly 4 years when we came to see Dr. Howell. The pain started off only when she would run a lot or hold still for long periods of time, like riding in the car. It eventually increased to the point that she had to quit gymnastics, didn't want to ride her bike or walk at all.
On a trip to Disney World, we actually had to rent a wheelchair for our otherwise healthy 10 year old! Over the course of 4 years we had been to several different doctors, had 2 MRI's, done physical therapy, been to a different chiropractor, and anything else the doctors thought might help. We were finally referred to Dr. Howell by Chris Kissel, who we were going to for Muscle Activation Technique. After treating my daughter a few times, she referred us because she thought her hips were out of alignment and that might be causing the pain. We came to Howell Chiropractic and had X-rays taken of her hips, and they were definitely out of alignment.
Dr. Howell treated her for a few weeks, and we were all hoping for immediate relief. After a couple weeks, her hips were consistently holding alignment, so he told us there was no reason for us to continue coming. Her pain was still there just as bad, so I thought it had just been another dead end. About 2 weeks after our last visit, my daughter came to me and said "Mom, I think what Dr. Howell did is helping". Over the next 3 weeks her knee started hurting less and less until now she is completely pain free, back doing gymnastics, riding her bike, and getting to be a kid again! Because the hip had been out of alignment for so long, it just took a little longer for all the muscles to readjust. I will be forever thankful for my daughter now being pain free!
K.S. - Centerville, OH