After much research, I discovered that only a very few doctors take health insurance for spinal decompression. I found myself suddenly in a painful situation with my lower back and leg pain and the bills were adding up quickly. Each doctor had their own approach as to how and help me. I did the epidurals several times with some relief, but it didn't last and surgery wasn't an option. No one told me about spinal decompression. I had to hear about it from a friend and that's when the research started. I met with Dr. Karr and he reviewed my exam and MRI with me in detail. It mode complete sense as it related to the pin I was having, that being a nerve in my lower back being pinched and how everyone has a different idea of how to treat it. I decided to do treatment with Dr. Karr and I started noticing a difference rather quick. He explained that most people don't notice relief that quickly and Dr. Karr changed my treatment plan and started me on strengthening exercises. I believe he is the only office offering Medx with decompression. The cost was a fraction of what other offices wanted me to pay out of pocket and I must say I can imagine getting any better treatment elsewhere. I like to DRX9000 as oppose to the other machines I looked into. I am pain free and much more confident in my daily activities. I suggest seeing Dr. Karr before considering anything else.
East Meets West Testimonial by Mara I first started receiving treatment from Polina Bowler in 2001 after a major car accident. While my bones had healed quickly, I was still plagued by a residual numbness in my left foot. Each night I’d feel a worrisome “pins and needles “ sensation that made sleeping difficult. Chiropractic visits weren’t helping and I didn’t know what else to do. Upon the suggestion of a family member, I sought out an acupuncturist. I put my trust in Polina’s wisdom. I saw her once a week and took the Chinese herbs she prescribed. The turnaround on my foot problems was amazing. Within six weeks my symptoms were gone and I was feeling back to normal. Since that time, Polina has helped me with a long list of ailments: stomachaches, digestion problems, anxiety and muscle tension. I even come to her for advice for on how to placate my sugar cravings or drop 5 or ten pounds. The results speak for themselves. Polina’s soothing presence and vast knowledge make her a confident and true healer. Lying on the table for a treatment, with the smell of incense in the air and the candlelight dancing on the wall, I feel I am truly in a space where East meets West.
Polina's acupuncture gave me my life back. Migraines and chronic daily headaches had taken complete control of my life. I could not work, and even the simplest of activities had become extremely difficult. The anxiety that plagued me as a result of the stress of feeling miserable all the time became incapacitating. I had been to various doctors including a neurologist and had been prescribed a variety of prescription drugs--all of which did little to help me and had multiple undesirable side effects. Out of desperation I decided to try acupuncture. I have been Polina Bowler's patient for two months now and the results have been very positive. My chronic daily headaches are virtually non-existent and my migraines have lessened both in intensity and frequency. Acupuncture has helped me tremendously. I am able to start participating in my life again without fear that every action will cause a migraine. Polina Bowler is both professional and sympathetic. She treats not only the specific issue but the WHOLE PERSON. Her acupuncture treatments bring the body and mind back into balance. –Erika, Los Angeles