A Career Change Came About for Me in a Surprising Way

Going to a chiropractor in Bakersfield CA for ongoing treatment is what spurred me to become one myself. I had been stuck in a dead end job for years, and he did such a good job with my treatments that it inspired me to want to help others with their pain, too. It did not matter to me that I was 45 years old. I knew that I was still young enough to make a fresh start in life career-wise. I was not making enough money working as a secretary and I was unhappy working for tyrant bosses. I thought that it would be nice to work with another chiropractor in a shared office. It’s funny to think that pain is a major part of what turned my head toward a better career.

I had been in a car accident in my thirties. I didn’t have trouble with my back prior to that time. But after I was hit by a hit and run driver, the pain started in that day, and it never fully went away. I tried strengthening my body all over because I had read many times that is usually the problem. It did help some, but it didn’t solve anything fully. This caused a problem for me as a secretary because I was in pain sitting so long every day and it slowed me down when I had to get things done quickly for the president of the business.

After a few successful treatments, there was such a difference. I talked to the man who helped me about what it takes to do what he does. He was pleased that I was interested enough to become a chiropractor. He gave me some great advice, and even told me that I should come see him after I graduate because he might be able to find room to bring me into his practice to work with him.