|Instead of starting off by simply listing accomplishments or my education, I want to share something much more
important in my opinion... my injury story and surgical scare when I was just 16...
At 16 I got severely hurt on the football field. I had been dealing with back pain for most of the season and kept "sucking it up". Week after week,
it got progressively worse. I was sent to the team doctor, who gave me a prescription for pain killers and an anti-inflammatory. It did little to
help, and mostly made my stomach upset and left me groggy in class.
Then, during a playoff game, I felt a sharp, burning pain hit me in my lower back with shooting electrical pains into both legs. I thought someone
had hit me with their helmet in my back, and I collapsed on the field from the pain.
I have no memory of getting from the field to the locker room, but I do remember the pain and how my whole body would spasm when I just tried
to lift my head. The pain was so intense that I wished for any kind of an end to it.
I was again sent to the school's team doctor. He really didn't do much of an evaluation, and, in retrospect, I now know that he really did not
specialize or have a good understanding of sports injuries.
I never received any treatment, but instead was given the basic rubber stamp of pain killers and anti-inflammatories, along with the standard
"rest it, ice it, and if it doesn't feel better in 4 to 6 weeks, come back and see me. The painkillers made me like a zombie, and still left me in pain.
Worst of all this was that many people accused me of "faking" or exaggerating my pain. Ever had that happen to you? People who have never had
back pain before have no idea just how bad it can be and how devastating an effect it can have on your life.
One month later, with no improvement, I was sent for surgical consultation. After a quick 5 minute evaluation, I was told by a completely uncaring
and non-compassionate doctor that, although he couldn't understand how I could have such a good range of motion with such a high pain level
at the same time that I needed spinal fusion, would live the rest of my life in pain, would be inactive and would have to learn to live with the pain,
and that if I tried to be active I would probably be in a wheelchair by the time I was 20. He then whirled and walked out and told me to schedule
the surgery with the front desk.
Thankfully, a friend of the family referred me to their chiropractor who fixed my back by getting to the root of the problem. With several weeks of
regular treatments, my pain went from a 10 out of 10 on a pain scale down to a zero.
I was able to keep playing sports throughout high school and college without pain! Today I still play in tournaments and for fun and feel great. Tha
t is why I love to help people who feel like I used to. In fact, as a result of the dietary changes I have made based on my blood chemistry analysis,
laser treatments, and detox sessions, I now feel better in my forties than I did as a teenager or in my twenties.
So I am now thankful for that injury because it helps me relate to you. I remember what it is like to be in pain. I didn't just read about it in a book. I
went through it and know how depressing it can be when the outlook is bleak. And that is why I am so excited to help you get better!
And now, for those of you who are curious about my education, awards, and professional experience, here it is:
Baldwin Park High School, 1988 Highest Honors 3.94 GPA
All-State Scholar Squad
All CIF Football
Montview League MVP
LA Times All Valley Quarterback
Managing Editor Silver Streak Newspaper
UC Santa Barbara, 1993
BA English, BA Sociology, Equivalent units for Spanish minor
Big West Scholar Athlete
National Honors Society
University of La Verne, 1994
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1999
Doctor of Chiropractic
Mindlin Honors Award at Admission
Delta Sigma National Honors Society
Teaching Assistant for Chiropractic Adjustment Technique
Industrial Disability Evaluator
Certified in CPR
State Appointed Qualified Medical Evaluator in 2002(currently inactive)
Here are some local schools and youth programs that regularly send us their injured athletes and have us perform physical exams on them.
South Hills High School
Covina High School
West Covina High School
Baldwin Park Roadrunners Youth Football
Baldwin Park Braves Pop Warner
Baldwin Park High School
Sierra Vista High School
Workman High School
Baldwin Park Police Baker to Vegas Relay Team
We are constantly getting referrals from new teams, so if I didn't list your team here yet, please let me know!
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|Here is Dr Gair with Dr Jeff
Spencer. Dr Spencer has trained Dr
Gair in the techniques he uses on
world famous pro athletes. Click
on the picture to go to Dr
Spencer's site and see what pro
athletes have to say about his