Dr. Brett Racine
After a debilitating injury in 2008 that rendered me unable to walk, I was left frustrated by my lack of answers as to why this could happen to someone so young & so fit. I exhausted every option: X-rays, MRI, CT scan, cortisone injections, multiple epidurals, radio frequency ablation. Despite being in the pharmaceutical industry and having access to some of the most respected doctors around, I wasn’t healing, I wasn’t improving. I felt completely stuck. I was just 29 years old, an athlete competing at the professional level and I was in so much pain that I couldn’t walk, couldn’t stand up, and couldn’t even control my bladder. To make matters worse, that sudden disability took away my primary identity as an athlete. The depression associated with that sudden loss was so severe that I regularly contemplated suicide.
It was ultimately two chiropractors in Vermont who got me back on my feet (Dr. Erin Sepic & Dr. Bill Schenck… thank you, docs!). In addition to providing me with world class care, they challenged the way I thought… they taught me that my body is intelligent; it knows how to heal; and it can heal. They taught me that the way to maximize this healing was to optimize the function of my spine & nervous system. Prior to that moment, no one ever taught me that I live my life through my nervous system and that if I wanted a healthy & strong body, I needed to have a nervous system that wasn’t stuck in a mode of chronic stress. My healing would be an inside out job, and I would be responsible for the outcome… not the doctor, and certainly not the prescription pad. Because of their guidance, I was empowered and supported. And as a result, I healed.