Hip or knee replacement surgeries are no longer exclusively performed on older persons and are now not uncommon procedures for many patients with persistent, significant hip or knee pain. Good out ...View Article
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This is Dr. Christy's story.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people. When I was young, I would rub my mothers' back it would sometimes "pop". Later, when it was discovered that she had leukemia I enrolled in college to study medicine, to learn all I could about this type of cancer.
During the first year as a student, I was involved a serious car accident. I sustained numerous soft tissue injuries. My left arm, shoulder and neck were so injured that I was unable to lift my arm or even hold a glass of water. My pain was constant and severe. I had to quit my job as a waitress and my studies were greatly affected.
After going to the emergency room I was directed to the standard route of medical care, physical therapy and drug therapy. After six months of standard medical treatment. I was still in virtually the same condition. I didn't know what to do. Through grace, a good friend told me about Chiropractic. I had never gone to a Chiropractor, so I thought I would try.
To my surprise and relief, after receiving Chiropractic care. I quickly began to improve; this Doctor of Chiropractic planted the seed for me to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. He liked that I always asked a lot of questions and wanted to know how Chiropractic care worked! When I told him what I was studying med. Lab tech, he handed me a catalog for Chiropractic Colleges, and told me I should become a Doctor! It took a while for this seed to grow, but a few years later I enrolled in Chiropractic College.
While in Chiropractic school, I still continued to have pain from the accident; the pain was influence by my severe allergies and the fatigue that a still experienced. To help find more relief, as I had learned about in school, I sought out a Chiropractor who used the technique of Applied Kinesiology. This technique seemed to be just the answer for me, as my overall health began to improve. My adjustments would hold for a longer period of time. I decided this was the type of Chiropractor I wanted to become. I was inspired and energized. The next few years, while in school, I took many Hours of workshops about different types of Chiropractic techniques and approaches. I have never stopped learning about healing and Chiropractic.
Over these twenty-five years, my practice has evolved through my own journey as a wife and mother of three wonderful children. Over the years I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, multiple food allergies, yeast and candida, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disease. With personal experience of these issues I know what it is like to have those BAD days and what to do for them. Naturally, the study of the healing of these illnesses has become my life's work. I personally have found that holistic care has kept me going.
I became certified in Acupuncture over 18 years ago. I have also extensively studied Women's health issues, the use of nutrition in healing, and the advanced methods of Applied Kinesiology.
My practice now can be truly defined as a Complete Wellness approach. Through these methods as well as the used of a specific, gentle Chiropractic adjustment I have been able to help so many people in my practice.
I feel that I am doing what I was truly meant to do - I look forward every day to helping people to have a better quality of life. I am blessed to have to patients that I do.