Dr. Ray Nannis
“My step father had been going to a chiropractor since chiropractic had saved him from surgery due to scoliosis. When I was a tween, I remember waiting in the truck, playing with the 8-track (yes it was that long ago), while he would go get adjusted and come back feeling better. I never really thought much about it. The summer when I was 14, my mother slipped and fell in the kitchen. We had just changed the linoleum floors to tile; wet dogs and tile are a bad combination. If you have ever seen a loved one have an accident right in front of you, you know how it happens in slow motion; it looked like I could have run over there and caught her. But that was not reality. She fell hard, and she was mostly incapacitated. She tried the typical medical approach, but nothing worked. She was flat on her back for most of the summer. She was a teacher and needed to go back to work. So my mother, at my stepdad’s insistence, begrudgingly agreed to go to his chiropractor. After a few visits she started to improve and was able to go to work. It took a few months, but she fully recovered.
My parents’ doctor had a Friends and Family Day and they brought me into the office for a checkup. The doctor said I had some problems, and if we chose to do nothing and it would degenerate and I would crawl into his or another chiropractor’s office in a decade or so, or we could get my spine corrected now. So we started care for spinal correction. After a few weeks my daily headaches became every other day and after a few month only once or twice a month. So I went from 356 headaches a year to 12-24. After a few more months my mother asked if I needed any more allergy medication. I told her I had stopped taking it. She asked how was I breathing. The only change was chiropractic. So I asked my chiropractor if he had helped my headaches and allergies. He shared with me three facts that changed my life:
- The body is designed to be healthy
- The natural healing ability of the body can be interfered with physically, chemically, and mentally
- If we remove the interference, the body will return to health
I fell in love with these ideas and at 14-15 years old, I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor.”