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Douglas Chiropractor : Dr. Michael Spratt

A Story of Hope and Transformation!

Dr. Michael Spratt

Douglas Chiropractor Dr. Michael Spratt

Like many chiropractors who enter the profession because of a personal life experience, Dr. Spratt was inspired to become a chiropractor after his own health was restored as a result of this powerful form of natural healthcare.

Following a car accident in 1993, which resulted in a debilitating neck injury, Dr. Spratt sought out every form of traditional medical treatment. He saw numerous specialists and underwent every type of testing and treatment; MRIs, X-rays, physical therapy, pain medications etc., but no-one had a solution for him or could give him any hope of living a normal life again.

Hope Does Not Disappoint!

“I knew something was wrong with me because I was in pain all the time, ” says Dr. Spratt. “One day a neighbor suggested I give upper cervical care a try, which she explained was a specialized type of chiropractic which focuses on the upper part of the neck. This made perfect sense to me. I thought this might be different. I had to drive 50 miles to see the doctor, but I had hope for the first time in 11 years, and felt it was worth it.

“After the doctor performed his evaluation and took x-rays he told me that he was very confident that he could help me.  This was the first time that I heard those words in 11 years. He also explained that I had a misaligment of the atlas, which is the first bone of the neck, and that misalignment was creating inbalance that was affecting my whole body.”

“Early in the process, I knew something good was happening and that was very exciting! For many years, the muscles in my neck had been so tight that it felt  like a vice grip. On the hour ride home from my first appointment, I felt the muscles begin to let go and soften.  I wondered if this was really happening.  My body continued to heal gradually but I knew that I was making progress and with time I ultimately had my life back again!”

Called to Chiropractic

“I’d been planning to make a career change and was leaning towards a career in the medical field. After my life altering experience with upper cervical chiropractic, my curiosity was sparked and I began to ask my chiropractor questions. Before long I decided to join this profession so I could help others to live the life they had hoped for too. ”

“In 2006, my wife and I moved with our two girls to South Carolina where I became a full time student at Sherman College of Chiropractic. My wife worked to support us all, and I couldn’t have done it without her.”

“Becoming a chiropractor has allowed me to fulfill my calling in life. I’m now able to help people in a deeper more meaningful way than ever before. I know that there are others who are struggling with health issues and are not finding the answers that they are looking for. That’s where the inspiration for the name Seeds of Hope came from.

Dr. Dan Kuhn, a veteran upper cervical doctor for over 40 years offered these words of wisdom to me a few years ago. “Never underestimate the body’s ability to heal itself.”

What’s the Hardest Part of Being a Chiropractor?

In this age of instant gratification, it can be difficult to overcome the “quick fix” mentality that we have become accustomed to with the multitude of drug commercials that we are all bombarded with on television. Sometimes there are also preconceived notions in people’s minds about what chiropractic care is.  It’s about much more than a sore neck or low back pain although it works very well for those problems.  It’s truly about your overall health and how that effects your life.

“If people can really be open to a different idea, then there’s a possibility that they can be helped. Chiropractic has helped millions of people enjoy better health for more than a hundred years. I should know, I’ve experienced it myself!” says Dr. Spratt.

On a More Personal Note

Dr. Spratt enjoys spending time with his family and doing whatever means “quality time” to each of the ladies in his life. For his two teenage daughters, that often means shopping! For his Golden Retriever, Sophie, this means a nice long walk.

For Dr. Spratt and his wife, the incorporation of healthy eating and green-friendly habits into their lives is a shared passion. “This is a part of my practice, and it’s a part of our life,” he says. “We also love nature and being outdoors.”

Dr. Spratt enjoys sports and can be found rooting for the New England Patriots, listening to music, or reading in his free time.

Get to know us at Seeds Of Hope Family Chiropractic. Call (508) 476-5577 to make an appointment.

Dr. Michael Spratt | Douglas Chiropractor | (508) 476-5577

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