The answer to that question really begins in 1972 when I was in high school in Iowa. I had hurt my back (upper back and neck actually) while wrestling. The pain would not subside no matter what I did to help it. I tried ice, heat, stretching and even had my brother try to massage it. Nothing could relieve the pain and, as a result, I was unable to participate in wrestling practice. I needed help. A friend of our family suggested that I try a chiropractor. They recommended their chiropractor, Dr. O.W. Murphy.
Dr. Murphy was a kind and experienced gentleman who had been in practice for well over forty years at the time. He had also taught at Palmer College of Chiropractic for several years while maintaining his practice. He examined me and then treated me for a couple of visits and to my pleasant surprise, I began to feel better. It wasn’t long before I was back at wrestling practice, able to participate just like I could before the injury. That event made quite an impression on me, and it wasn’t long before I decided to make chiropractic my career.
After graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic, I started teaching at Palmer. During that time I stayed in touch with some classmates who settled in the Triangle area. In 1992, they made me aware of an opportunity to practice as a chiropractor in Greenville, NC. The following year I acquired a chiropractic practice from Dr. Stan Walter who had been in practice for over 40 years in Greenville.
It has been over twenty-five years since our arrival in Greenville, and I often look back with much fondness and gratitude to the events that brought us to this area. We look forward to many more years of providing chiropractic care to the people of eastern North Carolina.