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I focus on the upper cervical area of the spine, as this area is vital to the optimal functioning of the body. Every nerve to the body passes through the top bone of the spine, and my primary job is to assess if this bone is misaligned and to correct it, if it is. I also believe the body needs balance in order for it to maintain the alignment and to produce all the hormones, enzymes, immunoglobulins, and neurotransmitters the body needs for optimal functioning. I offer nutritional and emotional clearing to aid the body in reaching that balance.
I grew up in the traditional allopathic medical mindset, while I didn't like going to the doctor, I said, at 4 years old, I wanted to be one. I remember the first book I picked out for myself at my elementary school book fair, was a pop-up anatomy book and my grandmother was stunned that that was the book I wanted. Through high school, I took an interest in fitness and nutrition, but wasn't sure if I had what it took to be a doctor. In college, I looked elsewhere for my calling. Chiropractic was never on my radar. I really didn't know what chiropractic was. I thought it was all about alleviating back pain or neck pain and putting on weird braces to make sure your posture was good. I had no idea of the implications on your health if your bio-mechanics were off, even the slightest amount. I worked in a hospital for a year and was a personal trainer for 2 years. I learned a lot about myself in each field. At the hospital, I learned that it wasn't what I thought it would be. I was disappointed in the quality of care the patients got as well as the patients themselves. Not all, but definitely a good amount of them were cranky and didn't want to see the therapists I worked for (which is understandable, considering most of them had to have surgery and were in significant pain). As a personal trainer, I learned that I loved making a difference for people that wanted help with their health goals, and I loved being able to do that for them. However, it wasn't paying the bills. After college, I became friends with a chiropractor, who shared with me that chiropractic is more than that. It's about removing any interference to the nervous system and allowing the body to heal itself. You see, interference to the nervous system can happen when there's any amount of inflammation in the body. Inflammation occurs after and injury, big or small, or after an allergic reaction, or after taking certain drugs. If we can remove that interference and allow the brain and body to communicate optimally, which allows it to heal, because the messages actually get to where they are going. This is a simplified version of what actually happens, but it made sense to me at the time, so I started getting adjusted. My first experience was unforgettable. A couple hours after my first adjustment, I noticed a sensation I can only describe as an awakening in my body. It was a tingling sensation I'd never felt before and I knew that my friend was right about chiropractic. I noticed mental clarity, ability to focus, and better sleep throughout my care. Shortly after, I decided to apply for chiropractic school, was accepted since I had taken all my pre-reqs in undergrad, and now, I'm the doctor I said I wanted to be when I was 4.
I'm very passionate about the services I provide and I love being able to make a difference for people's health. I'm excited to be a part of the holistic healthcare community and to empower people in their health choices.