Here’s something many Omaha residents may not know about me. It altered the course of my life and is a big reason why I am committed to giving back.
She called me in tears; tears of pain and fear; telling me she could not turn her head and every movement hurt. Her dad had made an appointment with a Chiropractor but she had never been before and was terrified. Her neck hurt so badly that she could not imagine anyone even touching it, let alone trying to fix it. She was scared that this would continue to happen her entire life. And here she was, 20 years old thinking “I’m too young to have back and neck pain!” She looked to me for comfort or even some assurance that she was not permanently broken. I had been adjusted by a Chiropractor hundreds of times before. I have been a Chiropractic patient since I was old enough to run around the soccer field as a little boy. I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have a terrible experience that finally led me to Chiropractic.
So that’s why it was so hard for me to convey how much hope there was for her because it was nearly impossible for her to hear anything over the pain. The hardest piece of all was how dear this woman was to me. And still is. She taught me a lesson about the power of fear and even more importantly the amazing things that can come from overcoming it.
Fear is one of the most powerful emotions we experience as humans. It is an important, yet debilitating emotion because it’s an instinct that keeps us alive, but in so many ways prevents us from doing things that are really incredible.
The long story short is yes, she did get help, and yes, I married that girl! She is the mother of our two beautiful kids and the support I needed to pursue my passion to become a chiropractor. I wonder how truly different things would have been if her dad had not made that appointment for her. How would things have turned out if she tried to wait out the pain and let fear control her decision?
It is strange as a Chiropractor to think how much I take what we do for granted. I have always been able to rely on chiropractic to keep me healthy. So that’s why I want to give back. I don’t want you suffering needlessly like my wife did. People who are in pain that is controlling their lives need to know about Sarpy Chiropractic.
Yours in health,
Dr. Tim Sullivan