Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic is not just about neck pain, back pain, or headaches. Chiropractic is great for pain relief but that is not the primary focus of it. Chiropractic deals with the restoration of health through a properly functioning nervous system. The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and a vast network of nerves that runs throughout the body. This system controls the function of everything in our body!
Let’s face it, we live in a stressful world! For many of us it’s sitting 8 hours at a desk staring at a screen with less than ideal posture and ergonomics. For others it’s bending, twisting, and lifting heavy objects all day, many times with less than ideal form.We are constantly exposed to things in the workplace that negatively impact our health. A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that sitting for long periods of time is a risk factor for early death of any cause.
Pain sucks! As a 15 year old, I had horrible headaches. The headaches affected everything from my social life to my concentration in school. After taking over the counter medication for a year with no lasting relief, I decided to try this weird thing called “chiropractic.” I was a skeptic and probably wouldn’t have trusted this “doctor” of chiropractic if it weren’t my uncle. Even with all the skepticism and doubt in my mind, after one adjustment to my neck, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor. It was the first time in over a year that the pressure in my head was gone! Through months of being a chiropractic patient, I fell even more in love with this new profession that I had discovered. The thing that I was most inspired by was the natural way of life chiropractors lived their lives by.
Growing up in a suburb of Boston, Dr. Scott was completely immersed in the “medical approach” towards health & wellness. This led him to pursue a degree in Medical Biology from the University of New England, which is a school known to give birth to a variety of successful medical professionals. However, during his studies, Dr. Scott found himself questioning much of what he was learning under the medical model and instead decided to pursue a more holistic approach upon graduation. After shadowing tons of healthcare providers in all fields and countless hours of research, Dr. Scott felt that the best approach to restoring health and balance to the body was through chiropractic care.
Dr. Nick was born and raised in Fresno, California. He played many sports through his childhood and teen years and spent a lot of time in his family's chiropractic practice, where he initially found his interest in the profession. After years of sports and graduating college he moved to the bay area where he attended Life Chiropractic College West, ultimately receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.