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I have been a chiropractor for over 20 years. In that time, I have had many new patients whose story is similar to this: She came in initially because of pain in the lower back. She had been suffering for some time and was fed up. She had been to the doctor and, after a brief appointment, which included no hands-on examination of the back, was given a prescription for muscle relaxants and sent on her way.

She hadn’t wanted to go to a chiropractor, feeling that the problem was bound to go away on its own. Instead it got worse and worse and started affecting her activities of daily life. The pain interfered with walking or sitting, sleeping, driving, sports, exercising, playing with or carrying children. It started affecting her mood, making her unhappy, stressed, impatient and grumpy. She started to notice other problems starting as well – digestive trouble, more cramps during periods, just overall feeling junky.

Then, one day while out with a friend, she starts complaining of her pain. Her friend, a patient at my office, says “You really should go see Dr. Nina,” and then describes how chiropractic helped her to not only get out of pain but also began improving her health! She has heard my name before and decides to give it a try.

After a few weeks of her initial phase of care, this person feels like a new woman. Not only is her pain starting to go away, but her other symptoms are resolving and she feels younger and more energetic than she has in a long time. She says something like, “Why don’t other people know about this?” or, “I can’t believe I was hesitant to come in.” She says to me, “Why doesn’t everyone go to a chiropractor…chiropractic makes so much sense and I feel better than I have in years!” (OK, they don’t all say those exact words, but I’ve heard things like this repeatedly in my office.)

Chiropractic is the best kept secret in town! And it shouldn’t be a secret! If everyone in Lexington knew what I know about health and chiropractic adjustments, people would be lining up around the block to get in. If everyone in Lexington knew what I know about children’s health, we would have a chiropractor in every school to adjust all of the children. If everyone in Lexington knew what I know about pregnancy, and how the developing baby and the mother need a properly functioning nervous system, every OB-Gyn would have a resident chiropractor in the office. If everyone in Lexington knew what I know about the nervous system and how it runs the entire body; all organs, all muscles, all thoughts, we would probably need far fewer hospital beds, because our community would be so much healthier.

If chiropractic has affected your life, don’t keep it a secret! (Even if people do someday line up around the block, I will always have room for you!!) and if you’re too shy to say it yourself, have them come to my biweekly workshop “How to Be a Well-Being”. Call for more information! 781 274-6462 or email doctornina@msn.com.

Please help us improve the health and well-being of our fellow Lexington neighbors. Spread the word about chiropractic to your friends, your family, your children and together let’s leak it to the community; chiropractic makes so much sense and it works!