Local Doctor Confesses All, And Still In Business.. He keeps his license and keeps right on going...
Many of you have heard I will be admitting a mistake in this letter today. You've heard right, it's time to fess up.
As a doctor here in San Angelo for seven years I've taken care of hundreds and hundreds of people. All throughout that time I kept my secret. But, now, as I've started to come clean, instead of an investigation or a local uproar, my patients are relieved. They understand, and people are still coming to my office.
I'm going to tell you what I'm admitting to, and what I regret, but I want to give you some background first.
Fifteen years ago my life took a dramatic turn.
I'm a health club manager for a large corporation out of Arizona at the time. It is a great job, with high pay, and tons of room for growth. Life is great and I'm having the time of my life. But, then it happens; something turns my world upside down.
Out of the blue, I develop a painful neck condition that the doctor calls a pinched nerve. The pain in my neck gets so intense that it radiates to my arm. I can't turn my head, lift weights, and sometimes I can't even put on my shirt. I'm afraid I'll lose my job if the disability continues. How am I to be the expert on fitness now. After leaving the doctor with anti-inflammatory and pain coeds (that's the only option they tell me about) I decide against it. But there's more...
Luckily, in our health club we had another doctor who deals with this type of condition. This doctor does an exam, takes some films, and then "adjusts" my spine. The adjustment don't hurt; they actually feel good. I get relief, and I can do everything I did before I got hurt. Oh, by the way, did I mention that that new doctor is a chiropractor? When I was a kid I had a similar experience with a Chiropractor. But this was when I decided to go back to school and leave this great job that I was so worried about loosing behind. They thought I was crazy to give up what I had. But, I never looked back; it was the best decision I ever oh made."
I am not a miracle worker
Oh, about the mistake, and the regrets I promised to tell you about. Here it is.
People tell me I'm a 'miracle worker' because before they came to see me, (often) nobody else could help them. I used to swell with pride when I heard that kind of thing. But, as time goes on, something has become very clear to me. I'm not a miracle worker. It's a mistake to let people think I am. It's the body that holds the miracle. I just re-move nerve interference, and the body does the rest. The body is also constantly striving to heal, and to be well. When nerve interference is removed, the body has a greater chance to heal.
I should have made this abundantly clear to all my patients. I regret that I haven't because the distinction is important. So, I admit it. We get great results, but I don't deserve the praise. The praise goes to the Creator, and this wonderful body.
My patients come to me with problems like headaches, migraines, chronic pain, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, lash from car accidents, backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, ear infections, asthma, allergies, numbness in limbs, to athletic injuries, and more.
But, as I've said, it's not 'me' that cures them of these afflictions. Here's why making this distinction is so important.
You know, people are taught from very young that 'health comes from the outside.' People actually believe that the answer to health always comes in the form of a pill. I don't believe that. Health is an inside-out process. Our bodies were designed to be self- healing. What I do as a Chiropractor works with the body, and not against it. That's why the results are so profound.
I know that I need to do a better job in the future telling people that. In so many cases, they don't need to be a slave to drugs. I need to get that message out to more people. I admit I made a mistake in not doing it sooner. It's time to correct it.
Third Leading Cause of Death
The present state of our Nation's health is appalling. Much of that is due to our faith in pills, and not taking responsibility for our health. We wait for a crisis, and often it's too late. And, we are so brain-washed; believing that the only way to health is through pills, We have become a nation of pill-poppers, and people who don't want to accept responsibility. What's the result? It's not good.
The World Health Organization recently completed a study that ranked the U.S. only 29th in health. 29th! This is a startling statistic considering the U.S. is equipped with the most modern technology, and probably some of the finest doctors. So, you've got to ask yourself... Are drugs and technology really the answer?
On July 26, 2000, The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that, according to Johns Hopkins, medication errors are the third leading cause of death In the U.S. Is the medical establishment bad? No! But, why not consider safe and effective alternatives?
Our Offer to You
My name is Dr. Tim Pittman of Omega Chiropractic. I believe that you shouldn't have to get a loan from the bank to afford good health care. When you call, make an appointment within the next two weeks, you will receive my entire exam (yes, with x-rays also) for just $27. You should call right away because this offer won't last forever. Tara is my wonderful assistant and she will probably be the one who answers the phone when you call. So, call us at 223-9355. We can help.
Tim Pittman, D.C.
P.S. If you would like your spouse, friend, or your child to come along with you, we'll see them for just $17. Same day appointments are often available. Let us help you.