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The story began with a young girl who was 14 years old who was happy and healthy. One night she woke up with the worst headache of her life and was taken to ER. After many tests it was determined she had meningitis which is a swelling around the brain and spinal cord caused by an infection. She was placed in a coma to allow her body to heal; they tried to bring her out of the coma many times, but she always cried and screamed in pain. Finally, her body had healed but the pain persisted. She endured days and nights laying on the floor in excruciating pain and the only thing that took a small amount of her pain away was her mother rubbing her back. Meanwhile, medical doctors had no answers. She was given large amounts of pain killers and muscle relaxers and endured physical therapy, biofeedback, being told she was making up the pain, and countless doctor’s appointments; but nothing helped. Going to school was difficult because of the pain and all she wanted to do was sleep; this was no way for her to live.
Finally, the turning point came at a doctor’s appointment. The doctor came in and told her mother that there was nothing else they could do and that her daughter would likely not amount to anything due to her condition. At that point, her mother was furious and asked if there was any other provider she could take her daughter to, she would try anything! At that point, the doctor said she had recently met a chiropractor, who would likely hurt her and not help, but that it was worth a try. The following week she met with Dr. John Schubbe; she was terrified because she was hurting and nothing else had helped, so she had little hope. She had never been to a chiropractor and was unsure of what was about to happen. She was in a daze because of all of the medications but was willing to try anything. She began rigorous treatments and within weeks she was feeling significantly better and within a month she was off of the medications and back to school and functioning at a higher level. She asked Dr. John why chiropractic care was beneficial when nothing else was. He explained that the symptoms were the body’s cries for help and that covering them up with medications, never fixed the problem. He explained the power of the nervous system and how the meningitis greatly impacted the body’s function and all he did was remove the interference and let my body heal from the inside out.
This is my story, this is how chiropractic care saved my life, without Dr. John’s influence in my life, I am unsure of where I would be today. My goal was to help one person as much as I was helped and my career would be complete, and luckily for me, I have been fortunate to impact the lives of many people through chiropractic care and look forward to doing so for a long time to come. ~Dr. Erin