For my first blog post I decided I would answer a question I am often asked. People often want to know why I decided to become a chiropractor. I tell them my passion for chiropractic started while playing basketball as a sophomore in high school. My mid back had started hurting and it got to the point where it was affecting my ability to run and jump as I once had. My parents had been to a chiropractor and they suggested we make an appointment with a sports chiropractor to help alleviate the pain. I was a little reluctant at first but was in so much pain that I decided it was worth a shot. At my first visit the chiropractor informed me my spine was straightened in a place where it was supposed to be curved. He educated me on how this was not allowing my spine to absorb the shock of running and jumping the way it was supposed to and was causing the pain I was experiencing. He also instructed me in stretches and exercises that I could do to help strengthen my back and restore its natural curve.
After a few visits I was pain free and finding I was performing at a level I had never experienced before. I found that after getting adjusted I felt more alert, agile, and could move in ways I never could. This new found discovery had me intrigued. I decided to learn more about chiropractic because I wanted to be able to help people like my chiropractor helped me. I started asking my chiropractor more about chiropractic and the education it required and he gave me some books about the history and philosophy behind chiropractic. I soon became fascinated with the idea of being able to help and serve people in a natural way that did not require drugs or risky and painful surgeries. Taking this all into consideration I decided becoming a chiropractor was the right choice for me.
As I worked my way through my chiropractic courses, I was constantly learning new ways in which I would be able to help others. Now that I am in practice and have been given the opportunity to help people every day I know chiropractic was the right choice for me. I am reminded of the God given ability of our bodies to heal themselves given the opportunity to do so. By correcting misalignments in the spinal column and allowing proper nerve flow, the body is able to heal itself of pain and countless other problems. If you would like to learn more about chiropractic and why I decided to become please feel free to ask!