By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Dr. Steven Hansen of Elk Grove California was recently interviewed for a Planet Chiropractic news article. After the interview was nearly complete he was asked a few more questions about his chiropractic practice. Dr. Steve got into the topic with great detail so we decided to include his shared information as a separate post. The following is from Dr. Steven Hansen…
After 20 years in practice I thought I had it all figured out. I had a very successful practice and many loyal patients. Then I was involved in an auto accident. I was hit from behind and suffered from whiplash. Initially I thought, “no big deal, I will just get adjusted and heal up.” Long story short, I developed pinched nerves in my neck and an MRI revealed 2 herniated disks and one torn disk. My right biceps muscle atrophied (withered) 1/2 inch and became significantly weaker. I experienced headaches for the first time in my life and had constant neck pain. Two and 1/2 years went by and over one dozen different chiropractors and several different chiropractic techniques, to no avail. I actually considered retiring. As if this were not enough a close family relative who for the last 20 years I have cared for, had a neck injury and the epilepsy that went away after I begin caring for him returned and despite my best efforts I could not get him stabilized.
Also during this time I had a great long term patient develop throat cancer and die shortly after. There were several more patients who for one reason or another frustrated me with regard to lack of healing or frequent flare-ups. So I begin to pray, asking God for answers. Then I began to search the internet, calling up old friends, and going to seminars looking for answers. The answer came at a re-licensure seminar in Las Vegas.
A Doctor was giving this very awkward looking adjustment in the reception area with about 20 people standing in line. I stood in line to receive what would be my first biocranial adjustment and a life changing event for myself, my family and my patients. My first biocranial hurt immensely. So did my second and third. Then on my eighth biocranial “IT” happened. Relief of neck pain, no more arm numbness or weakness. No more headaches! And a surprising bonus, my wife and I felt less stressed out by our kids and life in general, we were just happier. This would be a recurring theme reported by dozens of patients. As it turns out Biocranial releases stress and torquing on the brain and spinal cord and the entire nervous system and hence the entire body and mind functions better.
During my healing process it became clear that if I wanted to become a true world class healer I needed to address all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. I needed to make available to my patients the opportunity to participate in “living health” Chiropractic techniques, Exercise strategies that WORK!, nutritional products that are effective and affordable, and ongoing support, assistance and advice on achieving and maintaining a state of “living health.”
After hundreds of hours of research it all came together. Hansen Chiropractic is now Peak Performance Chiropractic offering 20 years of chiropractic experience, a state of the art strength training, rehab and fitness center are one on one with a certified trainers and get this, awesome results are achieved in thirty minutes workouts per week.
Superior results to increase strength, stamina, flexibility, neck and back stability, fat burning and osteoporosis reduction/prevention. Stress reduction is also a major goal in the Living Health puzzle, so we added Massage Therapy, whole food nutrition is also very important since most people eat fast food, packaged food and lack adequate amounts of raw fruits and vegetables. I also provide weekly, “Mind Expansions”, i.e. patient handouts covering various topics to achieve and maintain Living Health. You can be assured that I am relentless in my quest to stay on the cutting edge of providing outstanding HEALTH CARE.
I expect only one thing in return, SPREAD THE WORD! I truly enjoy caring for people. I want to be used up. I do not want to waste my God given potential. So, PLEASE step up and tell your friends, family and co-workers about what we do. It literally could change their lives.