Chiropractic found me when I needed it the most, but realizing that it was my future career and passion happened much later and took a little bit of lightning. This is my story.
Fifteen years ago, I was fifteen years old and my world revolved around playing sports. I am not kidding; volleyball, softball, swimming, basketball…you name it, I played it. I was one of those mega kid athletes that played on year-round travel teams with daily practices and weekend tournaments all over California. It was never dull; it was a lot of fun and understandably a substantial amount of work. Eventually, the repetitive stress being put on my growing body caught up with me. I was only fifteen years old and in constant pain. It was hard to focus in school and I was so uncomfortable in my own skin. I remember being in class and squirming in my seat, stretching, twisting, trying to get some sort of relief. I felt foggy-headed and disconnected from the world moving around me. I was not myself, not in the slightest. Throughout the next year, I visited physical therapists, athletic trainers, acupuncturists, cryotherapy chambers and tried anything and everything that was recommended. Nope, nothing worked. I had some temporary relief, and I definitely learned some great stretching routines but ultimately, I felt the same. It wasn’t until my sister told me I should visit a chiropractor, and not just any chiropractor; Dr. Kris Brew at Vitality Chiropractic.
My first visit showed severe findings in the Autonomic and Motor Nervous System scans, right short leg, hyperlordosis, SI, T/L, and C/T fixations, my upper cervicals were painful and not moving, and much much more. I was SUBLUXATED, I was a mess. Long story short, after 3 months of regular care with Dr. Brew I was officially categorized as a patient of wellness and was asymptomatic. My body responded so well that in only three months I was holding most of my adjustments and I was back to optimal function. Many years have passed, and I have not forgotten my first adjustment. I left that office seeing colors brighter, hearing more clearly, my reaction time was faster, my brain fog was gone, my pain was subsided, and I felt euphoric.