For most of my life I really had no idea of what chiropractic care entailed. I graduated college with a degree in Engineering and for most of my young adult life, I had experienced constant mild back pain. Not long into my career, I ‘tweaked’ my back and experienced excruciating back pain. I did what most people would do and went to see my conventional doctor who prescribed pain medication and an anti-inflammatory. This medication dulled my pain for a while, but ultimately proved to be ineffective. I became unsatisfied with this symptomatic treatment and sought out options to fix this burden I carried. The only “so-called” fix I was given with conventional medicine was to have surgery to fix the problem. I knew there had to be something else so I decided to explore chiropractic care. I thought, what did I have to lose?
After my very first treatment administered by a chiropractor I felt tremendous relief, and after a couple of weeks of treatment my pain had subsided and I no longer felt the need to take any pain medications. I proceeded to follow a structured regime of chiropractic treatments for a few months, and to this day I have not experienced any of the back pain that controlled my life over the past years. I had only wished I sought out chiropractic care sooner in my life.
I couldn’t understand why chiropractic care wasn’t widely accepted, and even endorsed, as the first treatment option for healthcare. I truly felt like I had found my calling in life and decided to change my career and become a chiropractor so I could help change lives the way it changed mine.
While studying chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences I took a strong interest in neurophysiology. I learned that the nervous system is the “master controller” of all systems in the body and how important an optimally functioning nervous system is ultimately the key to great health.
I now apply my previous knowledge of engineering with my understanding of the systems of the body to treat my patients of their ailments. A structurally sound spine is critical to an optimally functioning nervous system and the answer to living a long life, free of pain and disease, and full of vitality.