My name is Dr. Joshua K. Purcell. I am a chiropractor in Las Vegas, NV. I work at Active Life Health & Wellness. I would like to share my own personal experience with chiropractic. Several years ago I was deciding what I want to do with my life. I looked into many different health care fields. I ended up choosing chiropractic. I really loved the idea of being able to help people with , back pain, , disc problems, arm and , headaches, etc. without having to use drugs and surgery. So I decided that was what I was going to do. My wife was pregnant with our first child at the time. We moved to St. Louis, MO, where I was going to attend Logan College of Chiropractic. It was Christmas time and school was starting in January. My daughter was a couple of months old at this time. I was sitting on the floor wrapping a gift. I leaned over to grab the scissors and it felt like someone stabbed me in the lower back. It was a sharp, stabbing, shooting pain in my back that took my breath away. I could hardly move. I had to use the entertainment center to pull myself up. I didn’t know what just happened to me. I has always thought that I was healthy and didn’t have any problems. I had been doing lots of activities such as playing racquetball and riding my bike. I couldn’t stand straight, I was in severe pain. I started seeing the chiropractors at my school. They started adjusting my spine and it would feel better for awhile, but just come back. This process went on for several months and was progressively getting worse and worse. Finally the school doctors said that I needed to get a MRI and see a Neurosurgeon, that I may need surgery. I started going into deep depression and was feeling like chiropractic was failing me. I just dedicated my life to this type of health care and it wasn’t working for me!
Finally, I met another student that had been watching me hobble around for months and he told me that I should check out his chiropractor. He felt that this new approach that he used was something that could really help me. I was willing to try anything at this point, I knew that surgery wasn’t going to be an option. This new doctor took some x-rays of my neck. I didn’t understand why, my neck wasn’t hurting, it was my low back. He looked at the x-rays of my neck and pointed to my top two bones and said that’s where my problem was. He started to fix my neck and my health began to return. It was absolutely amazing. I started to get better and start to get my life back. What I learned through this process has truly helped me with taking care of my patients. I learned that just because someone hurts in one place, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is. In fact we have been able to help many people where other chiropractic systems have failed. The best part of this entire experience was I was able to pick up and hold my beautiful little girl again. I was able to have my faith restored that chiropractic really works!
I have had the opportunity to have helped people all over the Las Vegas area get their health back. We have implemented the latest, state of the art therapy in our clinic. We are often able to help people return to optimum health in a relatively short period of time, with the least amount of expense. We have helped people with disc problems, headaches, numbness and tingling in their arms and legs, sciatica, neck pain, back pain,, sleep problems, , asthma and wheezing, etc.