Dear friendliest friends,
After months of contemplating to start a blog, here I am sitting at my office sipping a cup of delicious English Breakfast Tea getting all tippy-toed about writing my first ever post. Where should I start? What should I talk about? What topics would intrigue my fellow friendliest friends aka patients whom I call my friendliest friends?
Well, I should start with an introduction.
I am a first year graduate chiropractor currently working at Gentle Chiropractic North Perth. My inspiration to be a chiropractor came about when I was 16 years old. My father’s brother was visiting at that time and he noticed that I had a one-sided hump. Having a mother who is all-so-very-concerned about her children’s well-being, I was brought to one orthopaedic surgeon after another. I was diagnosed with scoliosis (lateral curvature of the spine). I had an S-shaped spine which I think it stands for “special” in my terms. Having very little knowledge about the condition, I literally thought my life was going to end pretty soon. Thinking back, I sounded silly. Many orthopaedic surgeons gave me an option to have rods and bolts inserted on my spine in attempts to straighten it. My parents and I at that time, made a sound decision to turn down surgery and to look for alternative therapies. That is when I frequented a chiropractor in Kuala Lumpur. My weekends were mainly spent at the chiropractic clinic. I dreaded going to my therapies but today, I realize that if my parents did not persist, I would very much regret in regards to my spinal condition. I would be in a lot of agony, aches and having body distortion issues. That is when I decided that I would be a chiropractor in order to change a lot of teenagers lives by a simple spinal screen. That was my goal.
Today, I am able to do it. I am able to finally achieve my goals in order to make a difference in early spinal screening to prevent invasive procedures to a growing spine.
What fulfils me the most are the smiles that my patients give me after every treatment. A simple gratification is the most fulfilling gift that any health professional could ever receive.
Hence, that is why I am a chiropractor.
p.s: Did you know that both humans and long-necked giraffes have seven cervical vertebrae? Impressive given the giraffe’s height; however, this demonstrates well the flexibility and versatility of the spinal structure.