About Dr. Kevin
I was born and raised in a small town in the middle of Virginia right in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. My brother and I fished the local rivers & streams and swam in the lakes. We raced dirt bikes, rode four wheelers and built forts. Life was simple!
My father passed away when I turned 12 years old and life began to quickly change. Two years later, my family ended up relocating to Virginia Beach. At first, I had a hard time adjusting to a faster pace of life, but my passion for being outdoors quickly transferred into a love of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing.
Shortly after moving, I started to develop migraine headaches. These headaches would occur at an average rate of 1 time every 3 weeks. Each episode would last for 6-8 hours. Now when I say “headache,” what I was really experiencing was a full blown neurological attack! My vision became distorted while my fingertips, mouth and nose would go numb. I would start vomiting, get the worst headache I had ever had, and start speaking in broken sentences. I went to all kinds of doctors including a neurologist. I had all kinds of tests run and at the end of each visit I was told that there wasn’t anything to worry about and that I was a perfectly healthy young man. I tried over the counter medications as well as prescription meds. So why wasn’t I getting better?
As time passed I learned to live with these symptoms, just as many of us in today’s society do. It wasn’t until age 29 that I finally discovered the truth. I was working for the city of Stuart, Florida at the time and decided to visit a chiropractor for a nagging pain I had in my low back. The doctor there did a thorough evaluation of me and after just a few visits I was totally pain free. I decided to go under regular care 1 time a week after that. About 2 months later the doctor called me into his office and asked me if I had been experiencing any headaches recently. My jaw dropped as I quickly realized that I hadn’t had a single migraine headache in 10 weeks (this was unheard of for me).
To this day I haven’t had an episode in over 11 years. So what had changed? The chiropractor educated me to the fact that our spines are a superhighway from our brain to the rest of our body. If there is a interference somewhere along that superhighway, then nerve flow decreases and eventually puts our body in a state of dis-ease. By removing that pressure on the nerve through an “adjustment,” the interference is removed and the body heals itself just like it normally would. To say it in another way, if you cut your finger you don’t think about it healing. Your body has an innate intelligence that takes care of the cut and heals it instantly without effort. This new revelation caused me to do more research and ask more questions of other patients and their experiences.
In a few short years, I quickly realized that Chiropractic is my purpose in this life, and that my passion for helping people had finally found its God given place. You see, we treat the body like it is dumb. We give it medications to deal with symptoms, but many times we don’t get down to the root of the problem. We have one of the most amazing pharmacies right between our ears. All we really have to do is remove the interference along the spine and let the power that created the body heal the body. It’s that simple! Life is simple… most times we are the ones that make it complicated!