Glenn Gabai, D.C.
As a child I thought that headaches were a normal part of life because I had them for as long as I could remember. I was normal, wasn't I? At 19 years old I went to my first chiropractor and months later the headaches stopped. Was it a miracle or coincidence?
I didn't "believe" in chiropractic, it was just that the results were so amazing to me that I had to know more. Of course, looking back I see that my headaches were not "normal" headaches. There is no such thing as normal headaches. When I was only 9 years old, I would come home from school and go straight to bed, covering my head to block out the light, sounds and smells that would intensify the pain. It happened frequently enough that it became a regular part of my life. I knew pain so severe that the sound of a songbird outside my window was horrible. Two or three times a month I would experience the pain that would shut down my ability to function and I felt that it was just a part of life. When I was a teenager I worked in a hospital that used to give me a green and yellow pill that made the headaches go away temporarily but they would always come back.
After receiving chiropractic care for 9 months, the headaches stopped. This spoke very loudly to me. I had been involved in health and helping others all my life and before chiropractic found me, I had planned on being a medical doctor. Then, when I saw the inborn power within my body heal me without drugs or surgery, I shifted my perspective on what was possible in the world of health-care and helping others. In practice now for more than 35 years I have seen firsthand the benefits of real health care.
As an undergraduate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, I realized early on that classroom success came at a different price for everyone. For me, commitment has always been what defines my actions. I studied diligently to be able to graduate with honors. When I chose to go to Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina, I was selecting the best school to prepare me for going into the world and succeed at helping others. I knew it was not about good grades alone but mastering skills that would ensure I would be able to help others with health problems affecting their life and happiness. Healing is not dependent on belief. What matters is that you care to improve your health and life by improving internal function. My chiropractic education gave me the tools I needed to begin the journey to succeed and put me on the path toward learning about healing. It has been, and continues to be, a lifelong pursuit.
No one can tell me that chiropractic doesn't work. On my journey from student to doctor to healer I have learned much and experienced the wonders of human expression and gratitude.
Our practice philosophy is that we can help you improve the most important thing in your life; your health. Aging gracefully should be in the minds of every adult. The objectives for care in our office revolve around determining what you want and identifying if we can help you, giving you what you need, helping you to understand your problem and allowing you to make the best health decisions possible. Increasing stability of the spine and nervous system has made a huge difference in my life and the lives of those choosing chiropractic care at Pennington Family Chiropractic. Our practice focus has shifted to solving immediate problems but also ensuring a progressive strengthening and stability of the spinal structure for a healthier future. I have been to doctors’ offices for care, only to have them suggest decisions as if only they knew what was right for me. I am aware of my skills and abilities, as well as my limitations, but I never want someone to think that I should care more about their health then they do. It's a personal thing. We want to give you information and show you how to make better choices about how to care for your health, and the health of your family.
I know health and it is very important to me personally. I make sure to have my spine checked on a weekly basis because I never want to feel the effects of nervous system irritation or pain again. I also believe that nutrition is extremely important because the quality of food has changed since generations ago and what we put into our bodies is important to how we will function in the future. I also do aerobic exercise and weight training to make my daily activities easier. I like the results of staying in good physical form because it makes it easier to do the things that I enjoy. I work outside landscaping and gardening, both at my home and at the office. I know that being outside, breathing real air and getting away from everyday stress is important to the quality of life. Health is our greatest wealth.