Leland Chiropractor | Dr. Gil Cromshaw
Providing Quality Chiropractic Care for Leland
At first, I didn’t get it either: How does moving the bones of the spine make a person healthier? Then I got “educated!” I asked questions and the answers made sense: the spinal bones (the vertebrae) protect the nerves and nervous system which in turn controls virtually everything going on in the body. I loved the idea that a person’s health could be profoundly impacted in a non-drug and non-surgical way.
I had always had a strong interest in health and how the human body works. I met a new chiropractic school graduate when I was living in California and she encouraged me to consider it as a career choice. Her enthusiasm for the profession and her explanations of how chiropractic helps people really made me take notice. Once I understood the basic philosophy and methods of chiropractic and began to talk to people and their experience with chiropractic, I became very enthused about the possibilities. In short, it was time to go back to school!
Going Back to School
At the time I decided to become a chiropractic physician, I was living in San Jose, California and Palmer College of Chiropractic-West was located there so it was a natural for me to enroll there. The four-year curriculum was very intensive and I never studied so much in my life, including my four year undergraduate degree (I earned a Bachelors in Science in Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania which is how I became a teacher as my first profession). I especially loved the clinical side of the curriculum in the third and fourth years which included diagnosis and treatment in the college clinic with real patients. I made a lot of great friends who now live and practice throughout the U.S. and in other parts of the world.
Your Health Coach
I want my patients to view me as sort of a health “coach” who can help them make the best decisions about what can promote better overall health and to help reduce the dependence upon medication and expensive medical procedures.
I choose to receive chiropractic care on a once a week basis to preserve my spinal and nervous system health. I’ve been through a few acute pain episodes which necessitated intensive and corrective care for a period of time and I’ve been fortunate to keep my spine in good shape so far. I also feel it’s extremely important to get 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3-4 times per week to maintain heart and circulatory health and to do strengthening and stretching for the spinal and extremity muscles. Disease-care costs which are related to expensive drug and surgery interventions could be greatly reduced if more of our population would see the benefits of basic body maintenance; we want to help motivate you to do this!
I consider myself an excellent listener and hope I get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge. Give our Leland chiropractic office a call or email me with the link below.