My introduction to chiropractic is a bit unusual. 'I had never heard the word 'chiropractor' until my wife's friend recommended she consult one for relief of her chronic headaches,' remembers Dr. Jim Westerman.
My wife had taken over the counter medication without much relief but after only two chiropractic treatments, her headaches were gone. This was truly amazing to me. During one of her appointments, I talked to her Chiropractor and he educated me how the body was designed to be healthy but when the nerves become irritated it can produce all sorts of symptoms, with headaches being one of them. Without addressing the cause, the symptoms will return which is why medication doesn't solve the root of the problem.'
After my military service, I received my degree in Education and not long after that I started Chiropractic College. God really does works in mysterious ways. Once a licensed Chiropractor in 1983, I began practicing in Seattle and continued there for 15 years until we sought the sun and moved to sunny Tucson in 1998. I have always had an interest in continuing to broaden my knowledge throughout my career. I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and have extensive hours of study in Chiropractic Orthopedics, and auto accident injuries.