I want to share something with you all today. Something that I found really cool and interesting. Hopefully you will too.
You see I was invited to attend an event Thursday night in my home town. The event was a screening and after-party for a documentary called Doctored.
Have you heard of it?
Regardless, I highly recommend checking it out! Like most documentaries it can get a bit heavy at times, but I did find it very interesting and overall extremely informative (and not too over-the-top). If you’re the kind of person who likes to look beyond modern medicine and into more natural or holistic approaches, I especially think you’ll enjoy it.
Premiere Wellness Chiropractic is a local chiropractic clinic in my hometown and one of the doctors, Dr. Tony is featured in the movie. You see Dr. Tony and Dr. Derrick have a family chiropractic clinic and have done some pretty amazing things. As it turns out, Dr. Tony worked with a local little boy with autism and saw drastic improvements in his speech after only a few sessions. Dr. Tony also worked on his son Oliver when he was a new born baby facing some severe conditions. It was a really miraculous story!
Now here’s the thing – I wasn’t asked to write about this movie. Did they ask us to share it? Well, yes. But no one asked me to stand on my perch in the blog-o-sphere and share just how much I enjoyed the movie. But I wanted to because I truly enjoyed it and it brought a whole new light to chiropractic care that I never even thought about before.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this on the blog before, but I have a fairly severe case of scoliosis. While it wasn’t found during my 7th grade “scoliosis check” in middle school, it was found a few months later when my pediatrician asked me to stand up straight (I was) and noticed my shoulders were at two different heights. After a few months of X-rays and seeing some specialists, we were able to determine I have a 45* angle in the upper portion of my spine.
The solution? Don’t grow an inch. So I didn’t. 😉
While I spent my whole life wanting to be tall, my mother worried I’d hit 6 feet. I never got my growth spurt but chances are those inches are in the curve and I remain known as the “short daughter” or short one in the family.
I saw a chiropractor once or twice during this time but due to be pretty ticklish, it often felt more like my Dr was poking me for his own amusement rather than my improvement. Needless to say, I was a skeptic and didn’t go back.
This movie changed my outlook. It opened up my mind and that’s really all one could ask from it, right?
The ironic part of this story is that I spent most of Thursday with a headache that wouldn’t go away and as the day progressed turned into a migraine. Once I got home after the event, I took some pain medications and went to bed. The next morning I was back at work and Dr. Tony came in for some coffee. He asked what I thought about the movie. I told him how much I enjoyed it, how interesting I thought it was, and the irony of the whole situation for me. Dr. Tony told me to make an appointment and assured me we would work to improve my migraines.
So I’m going to give it a shot. Because why not? Besides my first appointment is free with my ticket stub! Little does Dr. Tony know, I have more improvements to be done besides my migraines… 😉
Do you like documentaries? What are some of your favorites?
Are you a fan of holistic and natural forms of medication/supplementations?
I want to see this!!! I love my chiropractor. I used to be a skeptic, but no longer. I’m all about holistic doctors and chiropractors. I’ll have to share my story with you sometime!
I LOOOVE all things memoir and documentary.
ANY AND ALL.
That looks really interesting. I’ll have to see if it’s playing in my city or out on DVD soon.
This looks really interesting. I take everything with a grain of salt, but I like documentaries. Thanks for sharing this.
I do like documentaries if they’re mainly food or nutrition related (although sometimes I get very frustrated w/some of the insane views). Doctored looks like an interesting one, think I’ll check it out!
I did see a good none food related documentary called Queen of Versailles. So good!
I’m as skeptical as you about routine chiro (or any routine treatment) but I recognize that is a total hangup of mine (mostly because every time I go to the vet it’s $500 to get out the door 🙂
I do sincerely feel that yoga has loosened up my spine in all sorts of ways, along with my shoulders and hips and that my body is more balanced than it was 3 years ago. Most importantly, I’ve enjoyed all of that work, rather than disliking it and that helped keep me as an active participant.
The key to any good habit is figuring out how to enjoy it so you keep doing it.
This is really interesting, and I’m going to keep my eye out for the documentary. I’m a big believer in holistic and natural healing. Keep us updated as you begin going to your appointments!
Definitely will do!