I first became interested in chiropractic as a profession because it had dramatically helped my own headaches and lower back pain. I also suffered with sciatic leg pain which would radiate to my right knee off and on for years. My back and leg pain gradually worsened to the point that I was taking pain medication regularly. Although I considered myself a healthy person, I physically felt much older than I actually was. I didn't know what chiropractic was but I was looking to get relief of my symptoms. So, in 1981 I saw my first chiropractor after a friend convinced me to go.
I wondered what a chiropractor could do for me that my regular medical doctor couldn't do. I was a student on a tight budget, and reluctant to spend money on something that I did not understand or may not work. However despite my initial doubts, I was grateful that my first experience was so positive. Not only did it help me with my main problem, but it also improved my posture, flexibility and tension. I found the treatment to be therapeutic and effective and allowed me to stop taking medications. I then realized that the chiropractic spinal adjustment is both cost-effective and therapeutic.
Soon after, I went back to the State University of New York at Stonybrook and completed the last of my entrance requirements for chiropractic college. I was accepted to Life Chiropractic College in 1983. I received my Doctorate of Chiropractic in 1987. That same year I opened my first practice in Berkeley, California. In 1990 I moved to New York City and opened 78th Street Chiropractic in the upper east side. Finally, in 1994 I opened my present practice, Spring Street Chiropractic. I am licensed to practice chiropractic in New York, California and Washington, D.C.