The little girl in my arms is my daughter, Mary Birren. The little
boy behind us is my son, Brendan Anchor Birren. I named the office
Most parent like to brag about what their children do or achieve.
While I have plenty to brag about, let me tell you what my children
don't have; ear infections, asthma, allergies,
tonsillitis, frequent colds and flu, or ADHD. They have had chiropracpratic
adjustments since they were born. It seems too good to be true,
yet other parents are bringing their children to see me for the
very same reasons.
of course, there is me, the guy in the middle. Ten years ago something
happened that changed my life forever. Back then I was an engineer
for a construction company in the South Pacific. My specialty
was building piers, docks, breakwaters. It was a tough job. I
spent my free time either surfing or diving, which was also demanding
on my body. But all this activity caught up to me, and soon I
found myself with a terribly painful back. In fact, sometimes
my back was so stiff and sore that I had to lie on the floor just
to pull my pants and boots on. The pain from my back would often
shoot down my leg. I remember trying to do simple things at work
that were just too painful for my back. I was scared! I was
worried about losing my job, worried about doing my fair share
at work, and worried I would be like this for the rest of my life.
I had to do something, because it just wasn't getting better no
matter what I did.
I decided to give a chiropractor
a try. The chiropractor did an exam, took some films, and then
"adjusted" my spine. The adjustment didn't hurt, it
actually felt good. I got relief. In a short time I was doing
much better, and again doing well at work, and again enjoying
surfing in my free time instead of nursing my aches and pains.
Chiropractic worked so well, and I was so impressed, that I went
to chiropractic school myself.
It's strange how life is, because
now people come to see me with their back problems. Also they
come to me with their headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck
pain, shoulder/arm pain, whiplash from car accidents, carpal tunnel
syndrome, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs,
athletic injuries, just to name a few.a