Dr. Mark, as most of his patients call him, earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. But, he is not the only chiropractor in the family. It was Dr. Mark’s younger brother, also a chiropractor, who’s enthusiasm inspired and encouraged Dr. Mark to enter into the healing field.
After graduation, he worked in the Midwest with another chiropractor before going back to Palmer to teach diagnosis and work with students in the clinic.
In 2002, while vacationing in Colorado, Dr. Mark had a freak accident where he fell 30 feet. This accident damaged both shoulders, punctured his right arm, caused five compression fractures in the thoracic spine, and multiple rib fractures. Manual adjustment that used to keep his body in alignment became unbearable, causing excruciating pain. He knew chiropractic could help him heal. So, he went on a quest to find a treatment that caused little to no discomfort and still provided all the benefits of chiropractic. He found his answer in the Koren Specific Technique (KST).
After being treated a couple of times at a KST seminar he felt better than he had since his accident. This technique was not only gentle on the body but, amazingly effective because of its diagnostic/pre-adjusting questioning.
Instead of the doctor determining what to adjust, the wisdom of the patient’s own body informed the adjustment by utilizing a form of muscle testing. Along with this unique analysis, we learned the importance of the cranial bones, especially their connection to the emotional part of physical pain. This was a huge discovery, the effect that emotions have on releasing your physical pain. Especially when the pain began with an injury.
Due to his own serious injuries, Dr. Mark understands those that don’t want manual adjustments because they can hurt. With the Koren Specific Technique (KST) and an adjusting instrument, everyone can be comfortably and effectively adjusted. Whether you have a fear of getting your neck adjusted, had a surgery and you think that you can’t be adjusted or have a baby that needs adjusting, Dr. Mark has the tools to help.
In healing his own pain, Dr. Mark learned that certain foods create an increase in the sensitivity of the neurotransmitters, and can, therefore, create an increase in the pain level. By taking those offending foods out of his diet, he was able to reduce his pain level quicker.
Dr. Mark can work with you in all these areas so you too, can have a more complete life with less pain and dysfunction.