Dr. David Potter of Network Chiropractic of Somerset, P.C., didn’t even think about being a chiropractor until after graduating from college with a degree in communications and music. It was then that Potter was involved in a serious car accident, requiring intense rehabilitation.
On his path to recovery, Potter went to a doctor that was using Network Spinal Analysis™ (NSA). According to Potter, network spinal analysis provides a greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of the relationships between the mind, body, and emotions. At first, Potter admits to thinking the work was a little “out there,” but soon began to notice positive changes both physically and emotionally. What’s more, when he didn’t go, he noticed he didn’t feel as well consistently.
Interested in learning more, Potter attended a seminar in which patients were welcome. Held at sunrise at the top of Bell Rock in Arizona, Potter was inspired by the work he saw performed on the top of that plateau.
In fact, he says, “It transformed my life.” In that moment he knew he was meant to do this type of work. Not only that, but that he wanted to do it. Potter returned to college with his sights set on becoming a chiropractor, but not without challenges. Being dyslexic, Potter sometimes struggled, but his desire to change people’s lives provided enough motivation for Potter to graduate near the top of his class.
During this time, Potter continued his rehabilitation and along the way became a patient of Dr. Donald Epstein, founder/developer of NSA. Potter had to drive two hours to see Dr. Epstein, but he was continually inspired by the doctor’s work and his passion for NSA grew deeper.
Potter spent 13 years in private practice in Franklin, N.J., before relocating to a new facility in North Brunswick more than two years ago. When establishing his practice, Potter was determined to create an atmosphere that was welcoming, comfortable and fun. Patients are called “practice members,” live music can sometimes be heard, and don’t be surprised to walk in and discover a winter beach party.
Since the beginning, he has utilized traditional chiropractic in conjunction with network spinal analysis. “Chiropractic is the practice of Chi, or energy,” says Potter. “I’m in the business of improving life, not just reducing pain. NSA has been shown to improve physical and mental health, decrease stress, and improve overall quality of life, as well demonstrate a reduction in symptomology. Patients simply enjoy life more.”
NSA is defined as an evidence-based approach to wellness and body awareness. Gentle, precise touch to the spine cues the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies. Practitioners combine their clinical assessments of spinal refinements with patient’s self-assessments of wellness and life changes.
“Chiropractic restores nerve function,” explains Potter. “If a nerve is compromised, function begins to break down. NSA, in conjunction with chiropractic, addresses tension within the nervous system prior to addressing the structural distortion, thereby restoring system function.”
Potter says to think of the nervous system like a house. “When the fuse box trips, you push a button and the lights come back on. Eventually, it will go out again and you’ll have to flip the switch again.” NSA, he says, addresses the entire nervous system and why it “trips” in the first place.
The process is gentle and subtle, especially in the beginning. Potter works with about seven people at once, noting that individuals respond better when in a group. All individuals receive personalized care, however “I may touch one person and the other six will respond,” he says. “I have worked on over 100,000 people and it still amazes me.”
NSA treats a variety of conditions including autism, addiction, neurological issues, and can aid in cancer recovery. Benefits include less physical pain, less tension or stiffness of spine, improved allergies, eczema and skin rashes, fewer incidence of colds and flu, fewer headaches, and less menstrual discomfort.
Potter is a very firm believer in improving quality of life through wellness, balance, and chiropractic. So serious that he has developed an exclusive formula designed to enhancespirit, self, family, and career.
“It’s really about living your life, not just surviving it,” says Potter. “This formula will teach you how to utilize and create strategies that will change your way of thinking–to improve your quality of life.” Potter says more details about the formula will be available soon.
“Overall, it is just as important for me that someone doesn’t have a headache as it is to help ease somebody’s recovery from cancer. Symptoms bring people to my office, but it is the improvement in life quality that keeps them coming,” he explains. “I just feel blessed to be a part of the healing journey.”
Network Chiropractic of Somerset, P.C. is located at 1555 Ruth Road, Suite 3 in North Brunswick. (732) 398-1600 http://www.netchiro.com/