Oct 17, 2018
Families Seeking Wellness Episode 002
Drs. Stephanie Maj and Brittany Guelzow get together today to discuss how Dr. Brittany come to chiropractic and her passion for helping pregnant women and children get and stay well at Community Chiropractic in Chicago.
Hello! I’m Dr. Brittany Guelzow and I want to take you through my chiropractic journey. I started cheerleading when I was 12 years old. What I know now is that cheerleading is very hard on the young athletes body. By the time I was in high school, I was experiencing low back pain nearly every day. I tried all of the traditional methods from pain killers to muscle relaxers to massage in attempts to alleviate my back pain. These methods would help for a little while, but the pain always came back. We weren’t correcting the problem. Finally, my mom met a pediatric chiropractor at a community chamber event. She thought that we’ve expended all other options, why not give this chiropractic thing a try.
On my first visit at the office, I already noticed a few things that set chiropractors apart from other doctors. First, the doctors in the office really took the time to explain how the body is supposed to function, and the impact the nervous system has on our overall health. This information was the missing piece of the puzzle that so many families, including my own, were looking for. Chiropractic truly deals with correcting the cause of a variety of health problems. What I haven’t mentioned yet is the other health problems that I was experiencing before I went to the chiropractor- allergies, frequent colds, anxiety, and headaches. After a few months under chiropractic care, ALL of these conditions, as well as my low back pain, dramatically improved.
The second thing I noticed is something that I did not expect to see- Kids everywhere! Not only were there lots of children in the office, but they were all happy to be there! I knew that any doctor that could get kids to be excited to come to their office had to be doing something right. This experience set me on the path to becoming a pediatric chiropractor.
I started my undergraduate coursework at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. I was able to finish up my requirements for chiropractic school in 3 years. From there, I went to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, which is where chiropractic was founded. In addition to Palmer’s core curriculum, I spent a lot of time at technique seminars, especially those geared towards adjusting the pediatric population, to really perfect my technique and understand the philosophy behind what we do. After graduation, I went on to obtain my Webster Certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, allowing me to safely and accurately adjust pregnant women. My expertise lies within this population.
I am so grateful to have found Community Chiropractic. We have the pleasure of being able to serve people in all stages of life- from newborns to geriatrics, as well as people in all stages of health- from the very sick and injured to those that utilize chiropractic care to keep their bodies functioning properly. No matter where you are on either spectrum, we hope to aid you and your family on a path to become the healthiest version of yourselves!
To make an appointment, call 773.528.8485 or go to CommunityChiropractic.net
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