|Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever. Let me tell you my story.
It’s years ago, but I remember it well. It’s a big track meet in high school and I’m fired up and ready to go. But as the starting pistol fires off, I feel something give way in my back. The pain is excruciating, and I collapse into a heap. My friends carry me off the field. But that’s not all.I’m hurt bad. They take me to the medical doctor and he gives me some drugs to help with the pain. They do nothing to stop the intense pain, let alone help me walk better. Used to training five hours a day, now all I do is hobble around the house with a cane. I was scared to death. But, listen to this.Finally, I decide to give another doctor a try. This new doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then adjusts my spine. The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good. I get relief, and I am able to walk without pain again. By the way, I should mention that this new doctor is a chiropractor. Soon, I’m able to go back to running again. I will never forget the impact this doctor had on my life. This doctor was a chiropractor and is the reason I became one. I wanted to give back to people what was given to me.
— Dr. Michael J. Dellaria, B.S., D.C.
This is the story that changed my life, the shorter version. I believe God has a way of answering our prayers. I wanted to know my life purpose. Although extremely painful I am so very grateful. I had broken the last bone in my spine in 2 pieces. I went from running, playing soccer and lifting weights to hobbling around my house at about 15 yrs old. A chiropractic doctor adjusted me and this allowed the bones to come closer together and heal. This created a deep desire in me to want to give back to people what had been given to me. I truly believe this is what I was meant to do and it gives me great happiness seeing others attain the same results, which is - getting their lives back.