Spine Specialist in Des Moines, IA with Reviews - YP.com

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08/15/2012
By: loretto
Chiro Plus
I was in Des Moines for several days and had been experiencing pain and tightness in my left shoulder and lower back. I’d been sitting and driving a lot in the past few weeks. I saw the sign for Chiro Plus and the $50.00 for 60 minute massage and thought it would do me a world of good. I was right. The massage therapist, Lori, listened to my concerns, made certain the pressure was appropriate and most important made me feel at ease throughout the massage. Little did she know that I too am a massage therapist in Missouri. I must say that this is one of the best massage’s I have ever received. Thanks Lori, you are amazing!
08/08/2012
By: dtruth
Pulley Chiropractic Health Center
Dr. Pulley is awesome! Will work with anyone regardless of insurance. Visits are always quick and if you happen to miss an appointment he can always work with you to get you in immediately! I will never use another chiropractor! Also, Dr. pulley isn't arrogant like many chiropractors out there and will refer to a healthcare specialist if necessary! Definitely worth the treatment!
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02/08/2015
By: Ryan S.
Hammans Chiropractic Clinic
Dr. Hammans helped me with a back problem a couple years ago and I've been going every month since. I feel great after every visit and Dr. Hammans is very knowledgeable and friendly. Much better than any other Chiropractor I or my wife have ever been to.
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