Chiropractor in Gilbert : Dr. Keith Lavender
Indeed, my quality of life was spinning out of control at such an early age!
My Chiropractic Story
For years I suffered with debilitating asthma, headaches, neck and leg pain. The only answers I was receiving were “let’s try this medicine.” At 22 years old, all I saw was more medicine in my future and less quality of life. The drugs that I was taking to hide the symptoms only created serious side effects that would not let me function in a way that I could feel ‘normal.’ Indeed, my quality of life was spinning out of control at such an early age!
Shortly after marrying my wife, Lori, she began ‘encouraging’ me to go see ‘her’ Chiropractor to see if my suffering could be caused by irritated or pinched nerves. After much persuasion (I did not want to go!) and feeling like I had nothing to lose and possibly everything to gain if they could help me, she scheduled my appointment. After examining and x-raying my spine, Dr. Lord reported that many of my problems and the fact that my body was not healing itself could indeed be caused by tiny misalignments in my spine. I learned that these misalignments (subluxations) were distorting the vital nerve signals that control the life sustaining functions of my entire body!
My Chiropractic Treatment
Treatment began within a couple days and immediately I noticed nothing. No change in my headache, or my leg pain, or asthma symptoms as I was expecting. I thought I had just wasted my money and more importantly, my time. However, I soon began noticing that everything looked brighter and clearer than it did before I received my first adjustment. I also noticed how light my skull felt on top of my neck, and that now, when I turned my head, it felt like a smooth, fluid motion whereas before it was labored and painful to turn. I began to appreciate the magic that time plays in the healing process as my nervous system was basically ‘re-booted’ or ‘reset’. My body began healing again from the inside-out and I was able to eliminate the outside-in treatments that I was using to just cover my symptoms.
As I sat in Dr. Lord’s waiting room many times over many months, I thought, “if I could live my life serving humanity and helping people regain their health and wellness naturally, without side-effecting drugs or irreversible surgery, then my life also would be full.” I love seeing people live and love their life again by following very simple scientific principles that are the foundation of Chiropractic.
I eventually changed my educational course from bio mechanical engineering to Chiropractic and moved to Davenport, Iowa, to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. While there, I learned a new way to look at the body – as a perfectly organized, miraculous being, greater than the sum of all it’s anatomical parts. The body has a built-in ability to heal and to be healthy. The body rarely needs any help to heal and grow to it’s full potential, it just needs no interference! Patients regain and maximize their health when they respect the body’s built-in healing process. I furthered my education by becoming Board Certified in the Atlas Orthogonal work in Atlanta, Georgia. My practice members benefit as I have continued my education on current healing techniques, research and scientific discoveries into optimizing our body’s expression of life.
- Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist
- Certified Wellness and Lifestyle Coach through the International Chiropractic Association Council on Wellness (In Process of certifying)
The Personal Side of Gilbert Chiropractor
My wife, Lori and I have been married for 19 years. Our oldest Son, Drayton is 13 years old, Mireya is 10 and Alayna is 8. I serve in my church on committees that plan and carryout many youth programs. I am a volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America in teaching and training adults to build stronger units to ultimately ‘save a boy’ by teaching them strong moral values and leadership skills. When I am not at practice you can find me at youth activities, camping with the scouts, hiking, fishing and spending time with my family. I enjoy playing the piano and reading.
- Mesa Sertoma Club member (current President)
- Member of the International Chiropractic Association Council on Wellness
- Member of the Arizona Chiropractic Society
- Member of the Palmer College of Chiropractic Vogt Club
- Member of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the Boy Scouts of America – San Tan District
My Chiropractic Passion
My passion for the principles of chiropractic grow every time I see a person who truly wants to improve their health, take responsibility for their health and apply the scientific principles of health and wellness we teach. We continually seek the latest post graduate study to validate and upgrade our recommendations on how to eat well, move well and think well in ways that are genetically congruent.
Today my family and I live by the principles I have learned and we enjoy the health benefits it brings. Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call so we can help you take your first step towards better health.