If you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up they will get excited. As a child I knew that I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. As I grew up that dream changed and I knew that I wanted to do something that helped people. In my junior year of college as a pre-med student, I went to the school health fair. The first person that I talked to was a chiropractor. He talked with me for a half an hour and told me about the first chiropractic adjustment and the foundation of chiropractic. When he explained the nervous system and how it controls the function of every cell in the body by sending messages from the brain through the spinal cord, it made a lot of sense to me. This was an ah hah moment for me, and I realized that it is important to make sure that the nervous system is free from interference when it needed to communicate with the body.
After pondering over my decision to go into the chiropractic field, I decided to shadow the chiropractor that changed my thinking of what career I wanted to pursue. I spent six months in his office learning the chiropractic lifestyle.After my shadowing experience, I knew that I had found something that I had as much passion for as I had when I was a child.
While in school, I began to develop a better understanding of chiropractic. I witnessed a countless number of lives changed by one little bone in a human body, atlas, being moved by me and other fellow chiropractic interns. I have been fortunate to have heard of chiropractic early in my life. I haven’t suffered the way many of the people I see coming in for a first chiropractic adjustment have suffered. I will forever be grateful to know the truth about my body’s intelligence and I am enthusiastic to share this truth with others.