Royal Oak Chiropractor | Dr. Stephen Upchurch
Chiropractic can help you just as it did me!
I remember being a teenager and wondering if I was going to be able to run or even walk when I was in my 30′s or 40′s. I had been suffering with low back pain and sciatica for over five years and it continued to get worse. I had bouts where I couldn’t even stand for days. I also suffered from burning neck pain and hands that would be numb for days at a time. The normal medical route of pills and therapy offered little help for me. I had always played sports and was very physically active. My spine problems were greatly interfering with my ability to play sports and work. With no help from the medical profession and with my pain and numbness getting worse, I was getting worried.
I was in the premed curriculum at Wayne State with not too much further to go before applying to medical school. Having been involved in athletics and knowing that pills didn’t help my condition I knew there must be a healthier approach. An approach that would assist the body in regaining it’s normal ability to heal. I continued in the medical path searching for a more “natural” approach. When I started seeing my own remarkable results with Chiropractic care when no one else could help me, I realized I had found my calling. Chiropractic was the natural inside out health care that I was searching for.
I applied myself at Life Chiropractic College and graduated 5th in my class. My older brother four pointed through college, so I nearly reached his mark. I worked very hard, learned how to absorb all the information and made many friends. I clearly remember how any classes involving anatomy or neurology would keep me very engaged. Those text books were difficult to put down. I was also fascinated by Dr. Tom Morgan who retired from a very busy, successful practice in Mississippi to work with the students in the clinic at Life College. I enjoyed following him as he saw the difficult cases in the clinic. He would never tire in answering all of my questions. While my education at Life College was invaluable, the philosophy they instilled was to love, give and serve your patients. I carry that forward in my private practice every day!
On a personal note…
If I am not at work I am either with my family, working out or fixing/building something. I am married and have three of my own children and one step daughter. My twin boys also like to work out and are gaining on their father! My daughter is taking a more cerebral route, having just graduated high school and is getting ready for a bright college career. My step daughter is, “life in motion.” She keeps us very busy and is blazing trails in third grade. My personal down time is in the gym! It’s a great stress reducer, way to stay healthy and enjoy a moment of solitude all in one. As I enjoy using my hands to fix people, the same applies at home where I enjoy fixing and creating things around the home. My one real toy is my 1968 Corvette. It is very fun to drive and gives me something else to fix!
Health comes from the inside. I exercise 5-6 days a week. I get my own adjustments once a week because I want to stay in optimum shape. I eat a healthy diet. Although not perfect I watch out for carbs, eat smaller more frequent meals with lots of protein and raw foods. My kids were never vaccinated and very rarely were sick. My daughter was born at home. We rarely drink soft drinks or eat potato chips. I have my blood levels checked by my medical doctor regularly to monitor my body in my efforts to stay healthy. Testing and monitoring is fine. Having to take drugs and have surgery to function is not how I wish to experience life.
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