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Why I Became A Chiropractor

Dr. Barone with volunteers at the World Games, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I was a skeptic.


I have childhood memories of the shoebox full of pills in my parents' top dresser drawer.  It was always there, along with my mother's advice for every pain I had: "prendi un asperina" (take an aspirin), or perhaps she would recommend the cherry flavoured cough syrup.  Herself, she took pills for her back pain and headaches. 

When I was 17 years old she went to a chiropractor for the first time, and kept going. 

She no longer lay on the couch with a cold towel on her head suffering with headaches.  The headaches were gone.  Eventually, the shoebox emptied, then it was gone.  She no longer got stomach aches from the pills. 

My mother, now 80, says straight up that if it was not for her chiropractor, she would not be alive today. 

 

Why Chiropractic?


I knew I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I could remember, but it wasn't until I visited a chiropractor for the first time that I considered it as a profession. 

My first visit was really more out of curiosity after witnessing my mother's recovery.  I did not think that I had anything wrong with me.  I told Dr. Lepp (also in Port Moody) that I had some low back pain.  After he examined me he said my upper back was also tight.  I darted back "well that's just normal, don't worry about it..." and he just smiled. 

I felt amazing after that adjustment.  Up until then I had not realized that I could live my life without pain.  I thought my chiropractor had the coolest job in the world. 

 

My Approach

I believe in creating optimum function in the body, especially the spine.  The spine is unique because of the simple fact that it is so very important:  It not only keeps us upright, but it also houses and protects our spinal cord.  Keeping the spine healthy, therefore is of utmost importance.  

I believe in reducing chemical stress by eating organic food, taking supplements daily, and avoiding pollution. 

I believe in reducing emotional stress by having a positive attitude, having fun, and exercising. 

I have a special interest in sports injuries and performance, but my reason for acquiring these skills is to benefit my day to day patients and provide excellent wellness care.  I think that if I can help someone complete an Ironman, or win a gold medal, then I can also help them accomplish their day to day goals.

My favourite patients expectant mothers.  I love being able to help women have a healthy pregnancy free of pain and free of medications.

I truly believe that everybody can benefit from having their spine checked and adjusted regularly, beginning from the day they are born. 

 

My Son's First Adjustment

When my son Alexander was born in 2010 and it was the greatest day of my life.  It was also a little scary.  The amazing doctors and nurses at RCH saved his life.  One or two days later while in the hospital I felt a misalignment on his neck, which was due to something that occurred during his birth, but he seemed happy, so I left it for the time-being. 

I waited 4 days to adjust him (longer than most chiropractors would wait).    It was his first day at home, and he was crying uncontrollably during a diaper change.  I placed two fingertips on his neck and slowly lifted one finger to realign the vertebrae.  He stopped crying immediately. 

It was the first time my wife saw me adjust a baby, which made it an even funnier moment.  She couldn't believe that a gentle and precise adjustment could have such a dramatic effect.  

Being able to share chiropractic with my son for the first time was very special, and it is an amazing gift to be able to enhance my family's health with chiropractic, the same way I have for other families for years.