As an athlete from the age of 1 year old, I have had my fair share of injuries. These injuries created a curiosity of how the body works. Being an athlete in a multitude of sports also did not allow my body to have an off season. If I was feeling under the weather, I was prescribed medication to “get me through”. Society tells us to use medication for all of our ails; I questioned the validity of this method. I would wonder if taking an antihistamine when my nose was running or pepto when my stomach was aching was actually preventing my body from doing what it needed to do. I began to give my body a few days to recoup from my ails before giving into medication. I noticed that I not only began to take less medication, I also was feeling “unhealthy” less often. By letting my body fight its own battles, I was making my immune system stronger. This began my journey into a more holistic approach to my health.
In 2009, I was hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident. Although I was able to drive away from the scene, I was in pain. I decided to try a chiropractic approach to assist with my healing from the wreck. This manual adjusting chiropractic changed my life. Although I was still in pain, I recovered so much faster than any of my previous injuries. Over time, I began to realize that my routine headaches were no longer a problem. I wanted to learn more about chiropractic care and joined the office as a chiropractic assistant. I was able to see a full spectrum of patients, personal injury, athletes, geriatrics, and a concept I had never heard of, “wellness care”. There were people that came into the office anywhere from once a week to once a month for the purpose of correcting misaligned bones before they started to affect their normal lives.
I caught the chiropractic bug. Shortly after becoming an employee of a chiropractor, I also applied and was accepted at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. If I could, I would thank the poor driver who ran into my car. Although no one wants to be in an accident, I know that God turned a negative situation into a life changing event. Prior to the accident, I was about to begin graduate school in another medical field. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have changed my path. Chiropractic has blessed me in countless ways. I am not only functioning at a higher rate, but I am able to help others function better. Chiropractic simply removes the interference of the nerves to relay and receive messages throughout the body. Who would not want or need their body to receive all of the messages from their brain? No one I know.
I, personally, used to be a skeptic. I thought chiropractic was a quack profession. I was even verbal about it. These were thoughts put into my mind by people who had never been under care. It took me getting injured in an accident to finally try it for myself. I regret not being under care my entire life. Just imagine the injuries I may have prevented and/or healed faster from if my nerves and blood supply was functioning at 100%. Learn from my confession. Give chiropractic a try today. I promise it will change your life.