I'll never forget the frustration of not knowing if I would ever get better. It was an awful feeling. I was an 18 year old at Hofstra University, sitting on a full ride scholarship, and did not know if the shooting pain down my leg would get better or get worse. Now, I look back and understand that the mental game is perhaps half the battle. To win the war against pain and be successful, you have to change your brain. It's difficult and simple at the same time, but I believe if I did it then so can you.
It was not until Chiropractic school that I learned the impact of dietary habits on pain levels. I was living in Dallas, attending Chiropractic school, and feeling all of the wear and tear from playing collegiate lacrosse. I was still feeling the countless hours of weight lifting, sprints, and practice. When you're in Chiropractic school, you're not just learning the science of the body. You are also inundated with techniques and new concepts in nutrition and so Dr. Alyssa and I began experimenting with our diet. I will have to admit that the biggest changes in my pain levels came from the simple, easy, and inexpensive changes I made to my diet. You too can have success with simple changes to your diet and we would love to share with you what we learned so that you can avoid the frustrations and expenses of fad diets and cleanses.
I became a Chiropractor because I had been adjusted and it helped me...a lot. It is literally what helped me play lacrosse again after nothing else helped. I tried the injections, physical therapy, exercises, stretching, and everything else medicine had to offer me. I was an 18 year old being prescribed pain killers for a spinal injury which could be helped with simple and effective adjustments. Actually, I will be honest... I became a Chiropractor because I thought adjusting the spine was the coolest thing I had ever seen and I wanted to be able to do it. My drive to become the best lacrosse player I could be was the same drive that made me want to be an incredible Chiropractic adjuster and help as many people as possible. My entry into the profession was for a beautiful reason. It was so that I could give people answers and hope. Here I am today, four years into practice and having the time of my life. We're busy and it's because we take care of people. Hopefully we will be able to take care of you as well.