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Winter Haven Chiropractor : Dr. Clark Lemmon

I wish I had known then what I know now…

Winter Haven Chiropractor, Dr. Clark Lemmon

Dr. Clark Lemmon

Like many others, I have personally experienced my own health challenges while growing up. I was diagnosed as an epileptic when I was 12 years old. I also suffered from many digestive problems as well; I was eventually diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease a few years later. I was immediately put on medications for these conditions promptly after receiving each diagnosis.

As the years passed, I continued taking the medications, with no long term solution in sight. I became increasingly dissatisfied with how these conditions were being handled, and began to consider other options, but had absolutely no idea where to start. Not knowing any better, I began to educate myself about the body. I remember reading about this so called “inner intelligence” or “innate intelligence” of the body. I learned that the bodies self healing properties could be stimulated in order to overcome disease. Was this some type of hocus pocus, or was this something real? Could it be influenced in a natural way that would solve my health challenges?

Making Changes

With nothing to lose, and everything to gain, I decided to make some changes. I found out what foods were healthy, and started to eat better. I also was encouraged to start receiving chiropractic care from a friend who had experienced very good results with it. I was initially skeptical about receiving chiropractic care. I decided to give it a shot anyway.

The results of the chiropractic treatment and the dietary changes were dramatic. Within a few short weeks, I felt different. Within a month, the stomach pain that I had struggled with for so long was gone. I could finally stop taking the medication for the Crohns Disease. At 3 months, based on a substantial improvement in my regular EEG test, I was able to confidently take myself off of the epilepsy medication, and have not had an epileptic episode since.

So what really happened? By providing my body with the proper fuel (diet) and proper nervous system stimulation (chiropractic), I was able to influence my body to correct its own internal biochemistry. It became very clear to me that this inner intelligence of the body is an extremely powerful force that lies within each one of us. It was at this moment that I decided that I wanted to make a career out of working to enhance the body’s physiology in a natural way. I wanted to help others the way that I was helped, and that’s when I decided to become a chiropractor.

Becoming a Chiropractor

I began my pre-chiropractic education at Northern Michigan University where I studied the basic sciences such as inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, along with basic physiology and anatomy courses. After completing my study there, I was accepted at Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. During my four years at Parker, courses included biochemistry, a major emphasis on anatomy and human physiology, X-ray, diagnosis, chiropractic adjusting techniques and patient care in the Parker College Public Clinic. After graduating in 2004, I worked as an associate for three years in Colorado before moving to Winter Haven, Florida.

At Polk Chiropractic

The goal for Polk Chiropractic is simple. It is to have the most educated, healthy, active patients — bar none. With its positive and encouraging atmosphere, every new patient that walks, hobbles or crawls into the Polk Chiropractic automatically feels like family.

I never claim to be a perfect example of health but I do make the effort. I learned a long time ago that the simple desire to be healthy is not enough. I found that setting and defining specific goals and time frames proved more effective. I currently set and refine my health goals about every three months. I keep a standing adjustment appointment every two weeks. Though I don’t get an adjustment every time I go in, I like to get checked out just in case. I usually exercise 3- 4 days a week and try to fit in at least one round of golf a week. I think one of the keys to health is finding an active routine that fits you and is enjoyable.

Maintaining a consistent active schedule seems difficult for most people in the beginning. Headaches and fatigue are quite common when we try to change to a more active lifestyle. These symptoms often deter people from continuing toward their goals, which is why I feel so passionately about the education process. Most of us are programmed to believe that a headache is due to an Advil shortage in our bodies. So as soon as we feel a headache coming we quickly gulp down twice the recommended dosage “just to be sure”. I think most of us just see headaches as a nuisance because we don’t completely understand what is happening in our bodies. It is our goal here at Polk Chiropractic to help you understand these processes and help get you on the road to wellness.

Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.