Back in the 1970’s, a friend of mine was telling me about how they had problems opening and closing their hands and how after seeing a chiropractor, the movement in their hands was much better. So I decided to go to a chiropractor to see what they could do for me.
Before being under chiropractic care I had frequent back pain and terrible migraines that I would get at least once a week. The migraines started in my early 30’s and the medical doctor prescribed me to take Aspirin once a day, or at least whenever my headache would begin. But after just a few weeks of chiropractic care, I have not had a migraine since. That was almost 40 years ago.
As a child, I had my booster shots and vaccines but now I know better. I don’t believe it’s necessary for schools to require their students to get shots. Unless it’s necessary for someone to get better, why make everyone do it? I had one flu shot in my entire life and 3 day’s later I got very sick. So I said, ‘That’s not for me [shots]… that’s for somebody else.’ I haven’t had a shot since.
On January 27, 2006 I had a minor surgery and was given a prescription pain medicine. For the first few days I used the medicine to help with my pain but I realized that I really didn’t need them, so I stopped in the middle of the prescription. I haven’t taken any pain medicine since then.
In my 30’s, I was taking a blood pressure medicine to help with the stress I was under for worrying about my autistic son. After seeing my chiropractor I realized that I no longer needed to take my blood pressure medicine and my stress level had gone down. My son lives in a group home now, but I think that if I had continued to bring him to the chiropractor that it would have helped him greatly.
I am 75 years old today. I take no medications. I eat as healthy as I can, take my recommended vitamins and minerals, and walk about 5 miles a day (that’s more than I did in my 20’s-30’s.) If I wasn’t under regular chiropractic care for this long I believe I would be in a nursing home. And I want to stay out of that place!
I visit Dr. Briegel about every two weeks to maintain my overall health. Every now and then I have lower back pain but that is fixed every time I am adjusted. Chiropractic helps keep me in line.
I would recommend people to chiropractic, and seeing their chiropractor regularly. I would also recommend eating well and exercising. It’s all about staying healthy and I’m in better health than I was when I started under chiropractic care!
“We looked at his X-rays today and he has the neck of a 35 year old!” -Dr. Laurie Briegel