Why I Became a Chiropractor

By Dr. Erik Simms

A Lot Of People Have Asked Me Why I Became A Chiropractor

One of the reasons is because of my mom and my dad. Both of my parents had to deal with some health issues as I was growing up. For my dad, he was injured at work, and he actually herniated some discs in his back and also bulged some discs. It was chiropractic care that actually got him back to wanting to coach soccer again, and play with kids.

Then for my mom, she dealt with a lot of stress and anxiety, and chiropractic care actually helped her deal with a lot of that stress. It also helped her deal with a lot of other things that she was dealing with as far as health issues go. Both my parents have actually benefited greatly from chiropractic care and seeing that as I was growing up, I always had the idea of chiropractic in the back of my mind.

As I went to college, I realized that I wanted to be a doctor, and as I was looking at things, I looked to see the way the medical model was going, and I just wasn’t about it. There just didn’t seem to be that same thing there that used to be there. It just seemed like it was a lot of “Well, we’ve just got a pill for everything,” and I wanted to do something more. I wanted to find a deeper solution, not just treat symptoms.

I actually looked at chiropractic care and saw how it would allow me to work on exercises and be able to help people with posture and alignment and sleeping better, dealing with stress.

There was a lot of good reasons to go, and so I did. The first time I actually adjusted somebody’s neck was awesome. It made me realize that I was put on this earth to do this, and so that’s why I became a chiropractor. I have been doing it now for 15 years. I’ve seen hundreds of thousands of patients, and I’ve helped a lot of people, a lot of issues, and have dealt with a lot of different issues that have actually challenged me and made me a better doctor and helped me work so that I could actually help you be better.

If you’re wondering why I do what I do, my goal was I want to help people live the life that they want to live pain-free. I want them getting out there and doing the things they want to do. Just like my dad being a soccer coach again, or like my mom being able to spend time with the kids and not be so anxious or worry so much and not feel so stressed. That is our goal, and that is our mission here at Triple Crown Chiropractic. If you’d like to learn more about us, please reach out to us.

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