My Chiropractic Story by Dr. Carolyn Gochee
I am a doctor of chiropractic because I believe that Chiropractic can heal just about everything.
I became a Chiropractic patient at the age of four or five. My brother suffered from chronic ear infections and the medical doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears. My mother had read that putting tubes in a child’s ears might result in hearing loss and that Doctors of Osteopathy could get rid of the ear infections without surgery. Mom found the closest Osteopath to us in a town over an hour away. She took my brother there for a few visits and realized that the Osteopath was just adjusting my brother in a similar fashion as my Dad’s chiropractor. Mom figured she would ask the Chiropractor if he felt comfortable with adjusting my brother for his ear infections, and he did.
After my brother started seeing the chiropractor for his ear infections, my mom decided to get both my sister and myself checked out too. We might as well all be getting adjusted if we are going to be there for my brother. We didn’t have anything really wrong with us, but the Chiropractor encouraged prevention.
The Chiropractor took an X-ray and noticed that I was developing Scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine). It wasn’t bad, but he started treating it then. My scoliosis never got worse. Today I have very little lateral curvature in my spine.
I learned at a young age that Chiropractic can help with non spinal problems. My Dad started seeing the Chiropractor for sinus headaches. My brother was treated for ear infections. Later in life, I was treated for my dyslexia. Chiropractic can help with any health condition. The healing comes from within.
D.D. Palmer had it right when he stated that, *The power that makes the body, heals the body.*