For quite some time, our daughter struggled with digestive issues which left her feeling ill almost daily. After a long journey of pediatric visits, blood draws, and specialist examinations, we felt helpless and hopeless. Then, we ended up in the hospital with our 5-year-old having a colonoscopy and getting a polyp removed. During one of my appointments with Dr. Austin, I shared my daughter’s experiences. Sharing with Dr. Austin led us to, long waited for, answers as to the cause of her condition. Through his care, we discovered my daughter had a food allergy to a common ingredient that is used in almost everything she was eating. Soy is her archenemy! With this knowledge, our daughter is not only soy-free, but free from the daily digestive afflictions.
I came to Dr. Austin primarily for severe neck, back and arm pain. As I got to know more about his Functional Wellness approach, I knew there was a better way to deal with the pain I felt after eating, poor sleep, low energy and excess weight. I didn’t like going to regular doctors, paying for expensive tests that I wasn’t sure I needed, and how impersonal it felt at times. Dr. Austin and his staff really listen and care—I felt they saw me as a human being, not just another “patient.” The lab work was reasonable and they didn’t force it on me. Now, I can run upstairs, wear a belt that fit me 3 years ago, sleep better, have more energy, and just feel more positive in general. My neck is better too!
After spending 2+ years going from doctor to doctor telling them my symptoms of extreme pain, dizziness, blurry eyes, tummy problems, back problems, memory issues, you name it, I probably had it, and all of them telling me it was just in my head, I had just about given up hope of ever feeling even semi normal on a day to day basis. Then I met a hormone doctor who believed me and referred me to Dr. Austin. I had never heard of functional neurology before but I figured it was worth a shot. Once I met Dr. Austin and started working with him on my road to recovery I knew I was the luckiest gal alive because I could tell that I had finally found THE doctor. The doctor who had the extensive knowledge and the genuine care for my well being, the one who could finally pin point each problem and explain to me why they were happening and exactly how to fix them. Slowly but surely my balance went from severely and profoundly reduced(horrible) to completely healthy. My head aches and nausea slowly disappeared. The extreme pain and tightness that would cause me to constantly shake my leg, slowly diminished. My vision got better. I went from not being able to walk half a mile without puking to being capable of running for 3-4 miles with zero signs of nausea or vomiting. That for me was absolutely life changing. I do not even have words for how amazingly talented and knowledgeable and kind Dr. Austin is. Without him, I don’t know what would have happened but I know it wouldn’t of been good. My life was returned to me in a way that I didn’t think was possible and I am eternally grateful.