“"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
July 1989 - I was 11.5 years old and had no idea why my parents chose to move to Spartanburg, SC from Key West, FL. I was a fish out of water. 15 years later, I was enrolled at Sherman College of Chiropractic, 10-15 minutes from my home. It became very clear why we had moved here. As a child, I didn't dream of being President, going to space, fighting fires or teaching school. I wanted to know, "Why do my legs and feet take me wherever my mind wants to go." Not only do I now know how the body functions, I have been given the awesome calling to work with the human body on a daily basis, and, yes, help people walk wherever they want to go. And so much more.
My journey as a chiropractic patient began at the age of 14, when I was "suddenly" unable to transition from sitting to standing, or vice versa, due to excruciating, debilitating pain. My father would have to get me out of school early and take me to the chiropractor. The first three chiropractors attempted to bring relief by adjusting the area of pain, but I only grew worse, despite their sincere, best effort. A family friend referred my mother to a fourth chiropractor and his report of findings included the following life-changing statement, "Your problem is not where your pain is. Your problem is at the top of your neck." By age 16, my health had been transformed so dramatically, I told everyone I met they had to have a chiropractor for life. I had been given back my life. Now I am not just a chiropractic patient and advocate, I am a chiropractor. I am grateful to God for Upper Cervical Chiropractic and for the privilege of sharing it with others. It is exhilarating and fulfilling to see other lives impacted in the same way mine was.