My Chiropractic Goal for You!
My goal is to help as many people as possible live pain free lives. Whenever
I see a patient at my Manassas Chiropractic office, I like to treat the
whole patient, not just their individual symptoms. I especially love people
like myself, who`ve been everywhere but still got no relief from their pain.
I am a graduate of
Texas Chiropractic College located in Houston, Texas. Previous to becoming a chiropractor, I worked
as a mechanical engineer in a number of oilfield locations. My degree
in mechanical engineering has really helped me in understanding the biomechanics
of the human body. When studying to become a chiropractor for example,
I found the study of how people walk can frequently lead to an accurate
diagnosis of what their problem is.
Why I became a chiropractor
I was badly injured in an accident when I was twenty three. As a result
of this accident, I suffered three herniated discs in my low back. After
spending years on drugs, seeing multiple MD`s, and several stays in the
hospital, a friend of mine referred me to his chiropractor. At the time,
I didn`t even know what they were, let alone if they could help me! But
after being in pain for so long, I was ready to try anything that might help.
Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to find that yes, chiropractic
could help me. It was this experience that led me to return to school,
and become a chiropractor myself. I felt that if chiropractic could help
make such a difference in my life, I wanted to make that kind of change
in other people`s lives too.
My Personal Time
When not in the office I enjoy playing golf, because I think it` a great
way to spend some time with friends and get outside at the same time.
I`m pretty active and play racquetball in addition to my twice weekly
workout sessions with my son, Robert. Evenings, I`m either reading, or
watching the latest food network challenge with my wife, Paola.
Although I exercise regularly, I still get adjusted about once a week to
avoid any return of my previous back pain. I no longer need any medications
to feel good!
Dr. Paola Carlton
I first started working in a chiropractic office when I was 16 years old.
I loved talking to all the patients and really loved the “homey”
atmosphere we had there. Over the six years I spent at my chiropractor’s
office I got to see a lot of people get better. When it came time to pick
a career, my time in this healing place made it was easy for me to pick
chiropractic as my future.
My undergraduate studies at Seton Hall University gave me a firm foundation
for my studies in chiropractic. In school, I most enjoyed the study of
anatomy, because it showed how problems with your spine can lead to so
many different problems. I graduated with honors from
Texas Chiropractic College located in Houston, Texas.
I enjoy getting to know my patients, because I truly enjoy being a part
of their lives. I feel that if I can make a positive difference in their
lives, I`ve accomplished my goal as a chiropractor. It`s a real pleasure
to see people get better because they trusted me when they had a problem.
My Personal Time
As a mother of two teenagers, much of my free time is spent taking care
of our busy household. However, I do get to enjoy my gardening, and trying
out new recipes is one of my favorite ways to entertain myself.
My favorite form of exercise is cardiovascular, which I do regularly using
my workout tapes and elliptical trainer. I only need an occasional adjustment
monthly or so to stay in good shape. I help the kids by adjusting them
regularly, which has helped avoid many injuries while they pursue their