Each time I hear or read the word “chiropractic” I feel scared and nervous. The single thought of stretching my bones most especially on the spine area gives me so much fear and apprehension. But this outlook, made a 360 degree turn when I decided to finally give it a try.
To those who are not familiar with chiropractic treatment, it is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. (source: Wikipedia) The health care professional who practices this kind of treatment is called a chiropractor.
Just to give you a brief background of my condition, I learned I have scoliosis when I applied for school in College. From time to time, I had it check by my doctor. But, these past few months, I’ve been experiencing excruciating back pains. Do you still remember Katy Perry’s concert in Philippine Arena last May? I almost miss attending that one because of my back problem. I can’t barely walk, I was in total pain. Painkillers saved me that night. However, I try my best to veer away from taking pain killers as there might be side effects to my body. The pain went off then, but there were days that it will recur and make me feel so uncomfortable plus I noticed that I easily get tired. Not until, I scheduled my first visit to my chiropractor, Dr. George Cromack D.C..
Dr. Cromack has 33 years of medical experience under his belt, having worked in Hawaii as an independent medical examiner for 20 years and in Europe for 5, treating professional athletes.
He graduated from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, specializing in Spinal Medicine, in 1981, and completed his post graduate work in Radiology and Sports Medicine. In addition, Dr. Cromack participated in a Master’s Program for Whiplash Injuries and completed a Medical Fellowship in Acupuncture.
He was an Independent Medical Examiner in the state of Hawaii, and appeared on numerous occasions as an expert witness in the Hawaii court system. He also lent his expertise on TV and Radio as a guest.
Aside from these, he’s also the author of the book, Renew Yourself: Keys to Rejuvenation and Youthing, and considered a pioneer in the modern live movement in the US, having worked with live foods since 1973.
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