Dr. Potter’s Journey to Chiropractic
In my office, most of the people that come in to see me tell me they’ve “tried everything.”
They’ve had “every” test, wound up with huge medical bills, and are still no better off. Often, they’ve been subjected to medications that have only served to temporarily mask symptoms. That’s not what most people are looking for.
Health, or the lack of it, very often has simple causes, and very reasonable corrections. That’s what I’m going to tell you about. But before I tell you more let me tell you something about me…
Over 20 yrs ago, I was on tour as a musician doing what I love and getting paid for it. Life is good. But then it happens… my car was struck by a ¾ ton pick up going over 60 mph. I sustained severe head injuries, ruptured spleen, lacerated liver, broken ribs, dislocated shoulder, but amazingly, never lost consciousness. My health and my way of life had been taken away from me in an instant.
It was a long road back to health and I will be honest, I was scared that I would never get back to the person that I was before. Having been an NCAA soccer player both in College and in Europe, it was devastating for me to feel so weak, vulnerable and helpless. I felt “stuck” in my life, physically, emotionally and financially.
I began having seizures and was unable to go back to work. The pain in my body was constant and that began to reflect in the way I was approaching my life. Time goes on and I feel no better. But, I refuse to give up and there’s more…
My Mom convinces me to give her doctor a try. This doctor does a “different” type of work, he does an exam, a scan, then ‘adjusts’ my spine and nervous system. He tells me that nerve pressure on various nerves are causing my back, neck, shoulder and leg pain. The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief and shortly, I can bend and lift without pain again.
Oh, did I mention that this doctor is a chiropractor? Chiropractic in conjunction with Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) worked so well for me, and I was so impressed with the other miracles I see in his office, that I eventually go to chiropractic school myself. And that’s how it happened!”
Chiropractic and NSA is one of the biggest “secrets” in health care. Few people (relatively, only 10% have been to a chiropractor) know about it. And, many of the rest could be helped, if they only knew the true story. So, I often feel like shouting it from the mountaintop! Is that “professional?” Well, maybe it is or maybe not. But I’ve decided people should know.
For the last 21 years, people from Somerset/North Brunswick and the surrounding area have come to see me with their neck, shoulder, back and leg pain. They also come to see me with: Headaches, Migraines, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Arm pain, Whiplash from car accidents, Numbness in limbs and Athletic injuries just to name a few…