Ever wonder how Platinum Chiropractic and Dr. Karo got their start? Since December is a time for family, we thought this would be a nice time to share with our Platinum Family the WHY behind Platinum Chiropractic and why we are so passionate about helping the community to live the lives they always dreamed of, full of health and happiness.
When Dr. Karo was 18 years old, he was awarded a full-ride scholarship for springboard diving, like in the Olympics, which enabled him to receive his bachelor’s degree. Shortly after he started training, he began experiencing warning signs of a back problem. He pushed through the warning signs in order to continue competing until the pain got so bad that he couldn’t even put his socks on. He was referred to the athletic trainer, physical therapist, and various doctors, but the problem wasn’t getting any better. The pain and restricted range of motion were actually getting worse! His health and quality of life began to deteriorate, and his studies were being affected.
Until finally, Dr. Karo found himself in a dark, dingy basement hospital waiting room full of terminally ill patients. It was in this doctor’s office that Dr. Karo was told they still didn’t know what the cause of his pain was, but the next step was to have surgery. He was crushed. Dr. Karo was going to lose his scholarship, and his ability to go to school. That is when he realized “There must be a better answer than this!”
It was at this point that Dr. Karo sought out a chiropractor who reminded him that the body is self-healing and self-regulating and that pain is just a signal telling us something isn’t working correctly. He gave Dr. Karo hope! With the help of his chiropractor, Dr. Karo started to heal, and his pain began to go away. He was able to keep his scholarship for diving and even qualify for NCAA National Championship.
It was this experience that inspired Dr. Karo to become a chiropractor so that others can live a life they love, free from the medical rat race, and heal not only from pain but also from underlying causes.
At Platinum Chiropractic we believe in you! Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself and your spine is the foundation of your body. We are here to care for it, so you can heal and get back to living, and loving, your life. Schedule a Complimentary Consultation to learn more about how we can work together.