Dr. Shulman's Chiropractic Story
My Chiropractic Story
When I was in my early teens I was diagnosed with a double major scoliosis. The medical doctor my mother took me to informed me that there was nothing he could do for me, but one day I might be I a wheelchair. I continued to suffer from spinal pain but just carried on.
I was completing my second year of my biology degree and was on my way to medical school when I began to experience severe headaches. My headaches became so debilitating that I found it difficult to study. I knew that the stress of school was contributing to my symptoms.
I went to my family’s medical doctor for help. When I explained my situation he offered to give me some medication for my headaches. I had innately never liked taking drugs. “I don’t think that will work,” I said, “You see, I have many more years of schooling and therefore many more years of stress ahead of me. I don’t want to have to keep taking more and more drugs. What else can you do for me? How can we get to the underlying cause of them? ”
His answer was a turning point in my life…. “There is nothing else I can do for you.”
I left his office confused about my own decision to become a medical doctor and due to the referral of friend made an appointment with a chiropractor. The chiropractor did an exam and explained to me that my headaches were resulting from bones in my neck irritating the nerves in that area. He talked about the body’s ability to heal when the irritation is removed. I began to get adjusted and to my amazement my headaches disappeared.
That experience changed my career path. I applied to Chiropractic College, not Medical School and the rest is history.
It goes without saying that along with my headaches my spinal pain disappeared. I am now an advanced pilates practitioner and have given birth to two healthy babies at home.
Wonderful gifts often come out of painful situations. I am certainly grateful to have had the experience of my headaches, as they pointed me in a life-changing direction I am extremely thankful for.