Dr. Sonia McGowin, DC is a Chiropractor, DAN! and MAPS-trained doctor, practicing in Jefferson City, Missouri.
My son and I met Dr. McGowin at the beginning of 2016. We were looking for answers for our son's health and felt like this was our last chance to figure out what was going on with his behavior and health. Since he had gotten sick at age two with strep sepsis, his behavior changed after that hospital stay. Throughout the next five years we would have many labels thrown our way from other doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists and counselors including ADHD, ODD, anxiety, Asperger's and Impulse control disorder. Dr. McGowin looked at his whole health history and did numerous tests and blood draws to really find out what could be going on with our son. She was kind and connected to our overly anxious child who hid under chairs, screamed and flat out refused. She was patient and remained calm and professional, which helped our son relax as much as he could and not remain in fight or flight mode.
Come to find out that his ups and downs with his behavior and anxiety, impulse, handwriting changes, tics, muscle and joint pain, rage and emotional labilities were from the autoimmune disease, Pandas. Before finding this out for sure in the Spring of 2017, Dr. McGowin also found out that our son had functionally low cholesterol, Pyroluria, and was positive for Coxsackie B type 4. She was so thorough in her testing and also found that our son had mitochondrial dysfunction, low in glutathione, low methylation pathways and low levels of omega three fatty acids which can contribute to high inflammation and impact mood.
After getting our son's results back we had a plan in place and I will forever be grateful for her willingness to dig deep and do the hard work to truly find out what was going on with our boy. We are getting our son back and Dr. McGowin played a huge role in finding out the real issues that were going on in his body.
You can visit us at 1022 Northeast, Suite B in Jefferson City, Missouri, give us a call at (573) 635-6217 or fill out the form below.
Covenant Integrative Wellness
1022 Northeast Dr
Jefferson City, MO