I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 15 years old, but didn’t receive any treatment for it until I was 25. In the last 6 months, I would consider my chiropractic care to be more purposeful than in the past, because it is getting to the root of the problem instead of just treating symptoms. I’ve always been an athlete and I first came to chiropractic care when I was pole vaulting at age 25. An injury while training left me immobilized for 2 weeks because of pain in my neck, low-back and mid-back. At times the pain was so intense that I could not get out of bed. Before being under Dr. Ryan’s care, I was stuck in the mindset that reflected the symptom-focused environment I grew up in. Now, after learning more and becoming educated about some of the causes of my problems, I understand health, and where Chiropractic care fits in, from a holistic perspective. In addition to my back and neck pain, I also felt healing changes in my sinus problems and with my asthma condition. My focus now is being as healthy as possible as a triathlete. Dr. Ryan understands my needs for this, since he also has a background as an athlete. He gives me focused attention, suggests additional stretches, physical therapy exercises and nutritional information to help me get the most out of my body while training. I would recommend chiropractic to anyone who wants to know how they can live with a healthier body. Just get a thorough exam – it can’t hurt to get a check-up! The longer you wait the more potential for damage or pain; adversely, the sooner you come in, the quicker you can get on with the healthy life you’ve always wanted! I am so ecstatic to be pursuing my dream of being a professional athlete and chiropractic care has enabled me to do so without painful hindrances!