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We value our patients' experience at Langel Chiropractic Clinic, P.C.. If you are currently a chiropractic patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
Dr. Rodney Langel
Your West Des Moines Chiropractor
Dear Dr. Rodney & Staff,
I am writing this to let everyone know how the K-Laser treatments have helped me to live my life with no pain. I had a compression fracture from falling backwards off of a step and landed on concrete. I have had this treated with the K-Laser several times and I have no pain anymore. I also have a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder, which has kept me from raising my arm higher than my elbow. I have had this for many years and after receiving the K-Laser treatments I can now reach to comb my hair.
I also had carpal tunnel surgery done two years ago, but it did not solve my problem. K-Laser treatments have done wonders for my hands also. Thank you for improving the quality of my life.
- Joan L.
In the time I've been seen by Dr. Langel and his staff, I have been most impressed by their professionalism and willingness to help in every way they can. I would recommend Dr. Langel to others, and am very glad I made the decision to be seen by him and his staff.
- R. Cheatem
- Dear Dr. Langel,
I want to thank you for the care you gave me following a car accident in which my vehicle was totaled. Shortly after the accident, I was in your office for care having a very stiff lower back and sore upper back. After a couple of treatments with your laser equipment and adjustments to my back, I began feeling better. With every treatment I received, I continued to improve. At this time, I feel as if I have made a complete recovery.
I know I am very fortunate to have made a full recovery from my injuries and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the caring way you and your staff treated me. Without your care, I am certain I would still be in lots of pain and discomfort, possibly for the rest of my life. Your expertise in treating your patients is greatly appreciated.
- Barb L.
After many years of head, back and neck aches with neck and back massages from co-workers, friends and family and after a third consecutive 5:00 am awakening with twisted neck and back pain, I walked into Dr. Langel's office. Now, I am seldom aware of my neck or back, and I certainly do not miss the pain and pills. I can turn my head freely which I had not done in years.
I recommend Dr. Langel very highly for his chiropractic skill, modern techniques, honesty, sincerity, and professional courtesy!
- M. Hickey
I have been bringing my 2 children into Dr. Langel's office for chiropractic treatment their whole lives. My oldest had problems with bowel movements as a small child and we were totally satisfied with the results. It has also worked well for colds and allergies. The treatments were not scary or painful. My children enjoy going to the chiropractor. My youngest son is 2 and he thinks it is a treat to go to Dr. Langel's office.
We recommend chiropractic care to anyone who is in need of help no matter what their age is.
- J. Schwienebart
My health has not been good in recent years but I had thus far been able to get medicines to help me. Little did I know how much damage some of them had done to my body. Finally, in the spring of 2005, my body reacted violently to several meds and I had a severe reaction to my nervous system. It all began in my feet. They became tingly and numb. I went immediately to my neurologist, who had discovered two brain tumors some 8 years ago. The largest was removed and found to be benign. Since he knew that my body manufactured tumors, he sent me to a neurosurgeon who sent me for several tests with other doctors. After weeks of waiting for results, Dr. Hansen said that he simply couldn't determine the cause for the numbness and terrible pain which had now spread to my legs, arms, hands and neck.
His next suggestion startled me. He asked me if I had ever considered going to a chiropractor. I said that I hadn't. I came home distressed at the thought of waiting 3 months to get into Mayo Clinic. I remembered in the past, several of my friends recommended Dr. Rod Langel. One day I picked up the phone and called him. I soon got in. At that time i was very bent and not able to walk alone. I asked if I could bring recent X-rays with me and he welcomed the idea because he also needed to see the destruction done to my back by failed surgery 7 years ago. Then, to add to his knowledge before treatment, he X-rayed my neck area. I felt confident from then forward, so I was on the road to feeling increasingly better. He has helped me in so many ways beyond lessening the pain. He has increased my courage, my activity level, and my total sense of hope and well being. I am beginning to get on with my journey in life and gradually resume some level of social life. Beyond that, I know him to be a caring human being. He also introduced me to a cartilage rebuilding supplement by the trade name of Lyflo, which I have never missed taking since beginning it. It is so much safer for me to take than drugs.
I am grateful that Dr. Calvin Hansen suggested this alternate method for rebuilding and bringing comfort to my aching body. In addition, I have passed my story on to friends and family. My one regret is that this was not suggested to me before back surgery. This is the part of my personal health journey I want to pass on to others. Please consider all avenues of health methods.
- M. Blewitt
As we talked about earlier, before I started receiving regular chiropractic treatments and your advice of sleeping with a pillow between my knees, I would typically take 400-600mg of ibuprofen each morning for my sore joints and back. About the only time I take it now is if I have done something particularly heavy or continuous with my hands!
Thanks for saving my liver!
- B. Everitt
I moved to West Des Moines August 1, 1998. The move nearly killed me physically, as I had done all the packing and preparation for the big day myself. I knew that when I moved, I would need to find a chiropractor immediately or I would be in trouble!!!! I did not want just any doctor to manipulate my spine. There has to be at least some level of trust and understanding.
I opened up the Des Moines phone book in attempt to find myself a great chiropractor who would understand my situation, and help me immediately!!! Well, you see, the ads for chiropractors did not say "Here I am, the best chiropractor in Des Moines, and I will help you NOW!!!" Hundreds of names in the phone book, and how in the world was I to choose...I simply said "My God, what am I gonna do?" Wouldn't you know it, He answered my prayer!!!
I remembered seeing a sign on a building just a few blocks from my home which read "CHIROPRACTOR". I walked in one morning, and there stood a man behind the counter. I said "Hi are you Dr. Langel? I need help." He said I sure am, as made direct eye contact, and reached out his hand to mine. So far, so good, I thought...I shared with him a little of situation, an dhe said he would do an exam that afternoon, if I chose to, and would adjust me if need be. I said "I'll be back, see you then!"
That afternoon, we sat in the office, I filled out a questionnaire, and then we talked. Dr. Langel didn't talk from a distance, or from behind a desk. He sat down next to me on the examining table, looked me straight in the eye, just as if we were equals, and said "Tell me what's going on with you." I knew without a doubt that this Dr. Langel was honest, direct and extremely sincere about helping people get well!!!! After the exam, he adjusted my back, and said "Off you go young lady!" (I like that)
Sixteen months later, I still leave feeling young, vibrant, and energized, knowing that I am in the best hands possible for chiropractic care. God did send me in the right direction!! There is no doubt. Dr. Langel knows his "stuff". I have suffered tremendously in the past with problems in my body which are now corrected with the help of Dr. Langel. He and his staff are in the business of "helping people" and they enjoy doing so!!!
Our bodies take time to mend. My pain didn't happen over night...and I am thankful to have doctor who will be patient with me and work with me as I allow my body to heal.
- D. Bednar
Dear Dr. Langel,
Prior to my going to another local chiropractor for approximately 3-4 weeks, I had never been to a chiropractor in my 51 years. The treatments I received from this other chiropractor brought me no relief from my pain. I had endured the excruciating pain of an epidural and an EMG and still received no relief from my pain.
The first treatment I received from you on a Thursday (June 21, 2001) made such a difference. That very night I actually felt better. The next day, I had a second treatment and I told my husband I actually could turn my head to the right and not feel that horrible pain in my shoulder. I had such a great weekend being able to move about without being in constant pain. My arm and hand were not turning numb as often. Even the numbness in my thumb was better.
Four days after I first came to you, you asked me to tell you how much better I thought I was from my first visit. My answer was 90% better.
I continue to come to you on a monthly basis for my "tune-ups" and can happily say that I am free of pain and free of numbness in my arm hand and thumb.
One day last week I came in complaining of pain in my lower back and you adjusted my back. I asked you if needed to come back later that week for another adjustment on my back, but you said it would not be necessary. Frankly, it still hurt and I didn't believe this one adjustment would fix it. However, the next day, the pain was hardly there. The day after that it was gone and didn't come back! It was then that I decided to sit down and write you this letter.
Dr. Langel, it was so hard living with the pain in my neck and shoulder. Now I know I don't have to live with pain -- I can live without it and I know in your care I have found the best chiropractic care available to me.
- M. Vasquez
I've been meaning to do this for some time, but my old age must be getting to me. I want to thank you for "The Difference You've Made In My Life."
Until Tim directed Sharry and I your way I was getting old before my time. I had many aches and pains in my shoulder, back, legs, arms and knee that kept me from enjoying life. I hated anything that required physical work, and would put it off until a later date because I didn't feel good enough to accomplish the task.
I've known you now for approximately two months and my life has made a 180 degree turn. I have always had a lot of pride in my ability to accomplish a lot of physical work, and the endurance to keep at it all day. Two months ago I was lucky to work more than 1 or 2 hours before I had to rest an equal amount of time. Now, as you and I have discussed, I can work 5 or 6 hours a day, doing my gardening that I love, with only short rest periods. I have very little pain and discomfort in my back, shoulders, arms, and legs anymore. I have so much energy that I can't believe this is the same body.
Are all my aches and pains gone? No, after all at 49 years of age I'm not a pup anymore. However, the most importatnt part is I'm now acting my age. Well, maybe part of the time.
The bottom line is I'm on my way to becoming healthy again, and I have you and Tim to thank. I've also been lucky in the fact that not only I am feeling much better and looking forward to each day, but I have a new friend and doctor who truly is a caring and loving individual who puts his patients, friends, family and all others he cares about before himself. In this day and age that is truly a trait worth cloning. It is my pleasure to know you and count you as my friend.
- D. Hanna