You know how, when you were growing up, going through school, there was always that one kid that was always sick? The kid with asthma, allergies, digestive problems, constantly fighting infections and spending almost as much time in doctors’ offices or hospitals as anywhere else? Yeah, I was that kid.
I am blessed to have parents that were committed to doing whatever they could to help me grow up as happy and healthy as possible. They did everything they knew, went everywhere they could, took me to all the medical experts, tried all the diets and drugs to help me get healthy… I just kept getting more and more unhealthy.
You know how there is always that one family in the neighborhood, the one that is kind of out there? Yeah, the ones that maybe escaped from Boulder and ended up in the cul-de-sac at the end of your street? Well, they had some “unconventional” health advice that they were constantly offering (even though it may have been unsolicited). Finally, after several months of hearing their suggestions, and in a state of desperation, my parents consented and took me to their chiropractor – which seemed odd to my parents because they thought chiropractic was about helping people with back problems, and while I had lots of health problems, I did not have back pain.
Long story, a little less-long, I remember the chiropractor telling me that my back actually has a lot to do with the rest of my health issues because it affects all of the nerves in my body, and how well my body heals. I got my first chiropractic adjustment when I was 10 years old. My mom says she had a different son two weeks later. My health transformation had begun.
My health was so profoundly changed, as was my life, that I knew I was going to help others with their health so they would never have to suffer like I had. When I was 12, I told my parents that I was going to be a chiropractor.
When I graduated from chiropractic college, it dawned on me that people think chiropractic is for back pain because that is what chiropractors are taught. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this isn’t what I saw myself doing when I was that 12-year old kid. This is when my search for health solutions began.