The month of November is a great time to take a step back and reflect on all of the things in our lives that we are thankful for. One part of my life that I am most grateful for is being a life time chiropractic patient.
During my early childhood years, my mother worked as a chiropractic assistant. Even as a child, I began receiving regular chiropractic adjustments. I was adjusted for the first time when I was only six weeks old! While that may sound crazy to some, I fully attribute early chiropratic care to many health benefits that I still experience to this day.
Growing up I rarely remember being sick. I remember many of my friends missing full weeks of school in elementary school while suffering from the “normal” childhood ailments. I believe that getting chiropractic care at a young age helped boost and protect my immune system, so that I was not susceptible to the same sicknesses my friends were experiencing.
As I’ve gotten older, on a routine basis I get calls or texts from friends saying, “I think I just threw out my back, what am I supposed to do?” Or, “I woke up this morning and I can’t move my neck.” I believe that keeping up with maintenance adjustments as I’ve gotten older keeps my body functioning at a high level and keeps me from suffering the same aches and pains my friends experience.
However, being a life time chiropractic patient changed my life in an even bigger way while I was in college. Half way through my studies at the University of Texas, I was a chemical engineering student, and absolutely hated it. I dreaded going to classes and couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life doing something that I just didn’t enjoy.
While home for summer vacation, I went to see my chiropractor, the same doctor that had adjusted me almost 20 years ago as an infant. I didn’t go to see him because my neck or back was hurting, but because I knew that routine chiropractic adjustments were important.
During this visit, I spoke with my chiropractor about how unhappy I was with my studies. He then encouraged me to spend a few days in his office, follow him around and see if chiropractic would be something I was interested in pursuing.
The next few days changed my life. I witnessed a man in his 80s, who had practiced chiropractic for over 60 years, but still loved going to work every day. I saw patients enter the office barely able to walk, then leave almost completely pain free. It was at this time I knew I wanted to become a chiropractor. Something as simple as getting routine adjustments, completely changed my entire career path, and I couldn’t be happier.
Why am I thankful that I am a life time chiropractic patient? It has not only kept me healthy and pain free throughout my life, but has also led me to a career that I absolutely love.