Why would you want to be a Chiropractor?
When I was 16 I made a decision that changed my life forever. I went to a chiropractor. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and as I was learning to drive, I had a few fender benders. They seemed minor at the time. They weren’t major car accidents, I didn’t have to go to the hospital, I didn’t have any visible injuries. But what I did notice in the months that followed was my neck pain and back stiffness. I played field hockey at the time and I used to get frustrated because my game began to get worse and worse
One day my mom suggested I see her Chiropractor. I was a nervous. I didn’t know if she was going to hurt me. The chiropractor did an exam on my spine and found some misalignments. She adjusted them and the adjustments didn’t hurt. They actually felt good. After a few weeks of adjustments I noticed my hockey game started to improve. I noticed that my neck and back didn’t hurt as much. And I even began to notice things that I never anticipated. My allergies went away - I stopped being allergic to bee stings and poison ivy. I felt calmer and happier. I used to have depression, and I no longer did while I was under chiropractic care. That winter I didn’t get a cold or the flu for the first time ever! My immune system was stronger!
I talked to other patients in the office and found that everyone had a story to tell. Some people had been helped with their insomnia, other brought their kids and found that their kids started having better bowel movements, fewer ear infections, and became some of the healthiest kids around. Many people found that they didn’t need as much medication and some got off drugs and medication completely.
A few years later I decided I wanted to offer this life-changing gift to other people, so I went to Chiropractic school. And now am fortunate to practice with my husband in North County San Diego!