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The Case Study Report: The Individual’s Experience

Matthew McCoy, D.C.


Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 2001 ~ Volume 4 ~ Number 2 ~ Pages 1-3


I have personally been under chiropractic care since I was a child though unfortunately not at an early enough age. My story is similar to the stories of probably millions of people who have benefited from subluxation-based chiropractic care. I suffered from chronic ear infections, food and environmental “allergies” and a variety of undefined gastrointestinal problems. I say suffered in the true sense of the word since in my mind I was suffering. Not only did these ailments affect me physically but they also had emotional, social and spiritual ramifications. Being sick all the time takes its toll on you and you go through various periods of frustration, anger and depression. School, friendships and a variety of societal interactions become a nightmare as people wonder what is wrong with you or you try to hide that you have these problems. Being dragged to various specialists who you never really interact with you adds to the demoralization attached to being “sick.” You wonder “why me?” and begin to question your religion, God and the meaning behind your suffering.

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