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Migraines Relieved With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Migraines Relieved With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Painful Hip And Neck Alleviated With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Painful Hip And Neck Alleviated With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Sleepless And Constant Crying Baby Helped With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Sleepless And Constant Crying Baby Helped With Nucca Care In Ames Iowa

Disc pain in the neck
I have two deteriorating discs in my neck and for years the pain was very difficult to tolerate. I just wanted to remove my head every night and avoid the discomfort I experienced. I don’t want to sound like a commercial, but the difference Dr. Read has made in my life is profound. I can go for several weeks and sometimes months without hurting. I can sleep! No matter what I tried in the past, I never got relief in the way I have with my treatments from Dr. Read. If you think you have untreatable pain, please consider what the NUCCA method can do for you.

Elizabeth

Neck pain and avoiding knee surgery
I was continually having issues with my neck from an old whiplash (car accident). My friend told me about Dr. Read. She has relieved my stiff neck greatly by the N.U.C.C.A method, but an added bonus was that I did NOT have to have my torn meniscus surgery after a series of treatments by Dr. Read. My knee healed. I wish I would have know about her before I had the surgery on my other knee! I especially like the gentle way she adjusts you-no cracking!

Pamela

No headaches, sleeping better, with more energy
I saw Barbara Kruse Read about 6 weeks ago, and my headaches are GONE! (Seriously! I was skeptical, but it really worked). Plus, I’m sleeping better at night and have more energy. My hips and knees feel better, and my circulation is much better also. I never knew my hands were cold before, but I can tell they are MUCH warmer now. NUCCA treatment is really great and different than other Chiropractic care. There’s no poppy or forcing things back into place. Just a gentle adjustment.

Amy

One of the best chiropractors I’ve experienced
I don’t normally write reviews but I’ve found this Chiropractor to be one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Dr. Read has truly changed my health for the better. I use to have headaches that were unmanageable. I don’t like to take a lot of prescription medications or even over the counter for that matter and for years now I have not had to worry about that. No more headaches!! Another good side effect with being adjusted is my skin has cleared up; I have no more painful acne flares. I just always considered adult acne as one of my fates in life. My overall health couldn’t be better; energy, mood and I attribute it all to NUCCA care. Thank you Dr. Read!

–Karin

Fibromyalgia pain
Lingering mid-back pain and change in posture
I love all kinds of chiropractic care! But when it came to lingering pain in my mid-back that wouldn’t go away, the kind of upper cervical chiropractic care that Dr. Read does truly changed my life. I spent years with a nagging, sometimes burning pain between my shoulder blades. And one NUCCA adjustment actually changed how I was standing, and how I was carrying my shoulders. And yes, the pain went away and I’m no longer thinking about it constantly! I tell everyone to start at the top of the spine, like Dr. Read does. Simple as that.

–Zachary

Facing surgery for leg numbness
I just want to say THANK YOU once again for seeing and treating me. When diagnosed with cancer in April 2004, I knew my life was in for some big changes. After two of my sons graduated from high school, a grueling year on the job, and three major surgeries, my body was truly traumatized.

Upon spending Christmas day in the hospital with severe back pain (pinched nerve) and numb right leg, a dear friend insisted I come and have a visit with you. She was sure you could help me and I was devastated at the thought of another surgery.

I am ecstatic with the results! After only 2 adjustments the back pain is gone, the numbness in my legs is gone, I have more energy, have recently started my workouts again and am getting my positive attitude back. I finally feel that I’m climbing UP the mountain instead of spiraling downhill.

You and NUCCA have sure made a believer out of me. Keep on healing and helping, Dr. Read. Forever grateful!

–Pamela H.

Disabling hip pain resolved
End to extreme pain and new ability to exercise
It has been over two years that I have been seeing Dr. Read as my NUCCA doctor. I thank my luck stars that my friend, Joanne, was very insistent that I get an appointment with Dr. Read. Joanne had heard about the NUCCA method through a relative, and was so sure it would help me with my pain in my hips and back.

I was extremely skeptical that anyone or anything could help me with this pain. It was close to be being unbearable when I walked or stood. I had been in physical therapy for months, getting nowhere but worse. How could some method, that my friend Joanne couldn’t even explain to me, work? At this point I was willing to try anything, because I was 47, with a 10 year old daughter, scared and depressed, living in a house with a ton of stairs.

What transpired after my visit with Dr. Read and the two years following has been a miracle to me. The NUCCA method has given me back my health and my life. I can for walk for three miles, exercise, cross country ski, shoot hoops with my daughter, garden, and just stand around. I now tell everyone about it, and explain it in the best detail I can, how and why NUCCA works. Each person I have educated who has been suffering with pain, and has had the NUCCA treatment, feels blessed. They are out of pain, and their lives have turned back to normal.

I often think, if I could win the lottery, I would set up a NUCCA traveling treatment vehicle, that could travel to many parts of the country where there aren’t NUCCA trained and certified doctors…that’s how much I feel the NUCCA method can help people.

–Tracie I.L.

Shoulder problems, headaches, stress, and neck pain
For 25 years I had been seeing a chiropractor. And when that did not work I consulted an osteopath, who wrote a lot of prescriptions. About three years ago, I began dealing with pain so bad that I could hardly deal with it. I experienced shoulder and neck pain, as well as stress and headaches. This kept me from doing a lot of things with my kids and grandkids. For example, I could not even hold my grandkids. I felt sick and tired everyday and I missed a lot of work. Overall, I felt as if I had a poor quality of life.

I tried several different chiropractors and several medical doctors of different types. The chiropractors would lessen my shoulder and neck pain temporarily, but I still had the headaches. For about a year, I was constantly on muscle relaxers and pain pills. I was a little concerned that I might become addicted to them. Finally, someone recommended Dr. Read to me. I was skeptical because I had tried everything, but I was desperate.

When I first came into the office, I was a little nervous about having to file my own insurance. Meeting with Dr. Read, however, gave me the comfort that if she could not help me, she was determined to find someone who could. I led the fact that she listened to me. Other doctors had asked me where it hurt and how long it had hurt for, but Dr. Read did a thorough investigation of my health background. She explained things in a way that I could understand and made me feel like a partner in my treatment.

After two years I have used almost no sick leave at work. I can do things with my kids and pick up my grandkids without pain. Now I can go several weeks between adjustments, pain free.

When I see people that are in the kind of pain that I was, I try to refer them. I was at the point where I thought I would never get rid of the pain if it not for drugs. To anything thinking about trying Dr. Read, if you have not gotten relief for your problems, this is where you need to be. She takes the time and effort to get to the bottom of your problem and treat it. The way she listened to what I had to say really made a difference. I was treated like someone who could be involved in the my treatment and make an informed decision. I think most people want to feel like a partner with their doctor, and just told what to do. For me, it has almost been a 180 degree turnaround.

–Lori W.

Debra L

I’ve never felt better! I like that there is no popping or cracking

Debra L

Lois B

Never disappointed when I leave after an adjustment. Always feel better and your staff is kind and gracious as are YOU!!

Lois B

Dale C

Very good care and effective therapy when needed. Adjustments are without the traditional twisting of limbs, legs, hips, and spine. I am pleased with my results.

Dale C

Mark Peter H

I appreciate very much the help & the service is superb.

Mark Peter H

Jocelyn K

The Read Health Center staff and doctors were friendly and thorough. They took the time to listen to my concerns and, by doing so, were able to provide me with appropriate treatment. The office was clean, calm, and inviting. I will be returning to Read Health Center again in the future!

Jocelyn K

Stefanie C

I love Dr. Read and her staff. Ever since I have started going to her my hip pain has disappeared. When I feel that I am “off” I can call and usually get right in. I feel better immediatly. Wonderful people!!

Stefanie C

Janice S

I had chronic neck pain for years. Physical therapy, muscle relaxants, NSAIDs, and cortisone injections helped a bit, but I was still in pain a lot of the time, and I was taking a lot of pills. I felt relief after my first treatment from Dr. Read, and I continue to feel better. It’s great! Thank you!

Janice S

Mary W

Barbara Read has helped my whole family with pain issues. I have referred many people to her and they all report that she is excellent at her chosen field. She and her staff are very friendly and caring. I would recommend Read Health Center to anyone.

Mary W

D. W

I have gotten major relief from treatments regarding my back pain and highly recommend your practice! Jeannie

D. W

Sandra H

I had a good experience with Dr. Read. She was very professional and extremely helpful on each visit.

Sandra H

Christopher B

I was very pleased with the professional assessment and guidance I received from Dr. Read. I was visiting and would only be in town for a few weeks. She was truly more interested in my health and treatment plan than filling her book with appointments that could only partially address my needs. I respect her intregrity and would not hesitate to visit her again.

Christopher B

Bonnie J

Dr. Read has always provided helpful care. I’ve been thankful for how her staff has fit me in when some acute problem has popped up. Her method has provided relief even for pain that was starting to shoot from my dominant wrist down to my elbow. BRJ

Bonnie J

LaRae L

Dear Dr. Read, I feel very confident that your procedure will be very helpful in alleviating the pain and discomfort in my body. I appreciate the atmosphere of your office and your sweet spirit. LaRae Little

LaRae L

Larry C

As a new patient over the past month, I have found that after just a few treatments that my symptoms have disappeared and I am feeling much better. No pain in my feet, hip or legs. Big misalignment’s cured in just a few very gently treatments. Dr. Read truly knows her profession and can effect a cure. Very professional treatments by staff and doctors.

Larry C

Doug R

Dr. Lee is terrific! Highly recommended! Uncommonly helpful, expert, and excellent!

Doug R

Donald N

The care I received at Read Health Center was useful and helpful in seeing the benefits of good skeletal alignment. I did have some alignment issues taken care of, and it was done professionally and with care.

Donald N

Elaine A

I appreciate Dr Read & her staff immensely. I was referred to her years ago b/c of debilitating migraine headaches. After my first treatment I thought this “new” form of chiropractic medicine would not work & I had just wasted my time & $. After all, there was NO discomfort & no cracking sounds. It seemed too easy-I laid still & Dr Read did the work!! But I returned for my second treatment b/c I made a commitment to give it a try. I have told story to Dr Read & shared that I began my treatments as a skeptic, but now I am a believer!! She has provided me w/help for many years. Her smile & caring spirit make “going to the Dr” a good experience! Elaine Anderson

Elaine A

Win S

I just postd a review on Google, but am not sure if it went through. Please let me know if it didn’t! Win Stanford

Win S

Robert S

I have great respect for what Dr. Read does and how personal and helpful it has been. I went with a neck problem and she explained everything in detail and in layman’s terms. I only had to go a few times (4) and have never had to go back for that problem again. I have seen her now for other minor problems and she has been able to help every time and it’s not where I have to continue to go forever for that same problem. I believe in Chiropractic care and think it is vital to a good long term health. Dr. Read is excellent and compassionate. I highly recommend her to all my friends or anyone that seems to have a major issue going on. “Call Dr. Read she can HELP you!”

Robert S

Kathy H

Always friendly service with great results! You will get to the problem and make me feel much better! I tell my friends and family about your great service. If other problems come up, I go back and see you!

Kathy H

Janice J

I have had a good experience with Dr Read.

Janice J

Cheryl D

Pleasant experience – friendly, knowledgeable staff – accommodating when requesting an appointment – visits are efficient yet I always feel an expression of care and concern and my stmotoms usually improve after an adjustment- always look forward to my visits

Cheryl D

Linda K

Professional/helpful/accessible.

Linda K

Guy B

Barbara was great. The therapy we received was excellent. We had never felt better.

Guy B

Sondra P

After months of pain and imbalance, you effectively restored balance in my spine alleviating all of my pain in one visit. I appreciate you and the NUCCA method more than words can express. After 15 years of regular chiropractic adjustments – until I found NUCCA care I was never more than 2 weeks out of discomfort and never fully restored to balance. Thank you, Thank you!

Sondra P

Cheryl L

It made sense to me that if my head was on straight, the rest of my back would straighten out on its own. It took a few adjustments to get me where I needed to be. Two years went by and I thought I had better check to see if I needed an adjustment. I followed all of Barb’s recommendations and felt fine. I was pleased to see that my back did not need adjusting. Barb is amazing!

Cheryl L

Mary E

It is always a good experience at Read Health Center. The staff is very professional and friendly. There is no cracking or pain of any sort with NUCCA. Dr. Read measures me and adjusts me so that my alignment is straight again. I would highly recommend NUCCA and Dr. Read.

Mary E