Dr. James Graham, DC
Hello! I’m Dr. Graham and I’d like to tell you about myself and how I became a chiropractor.
Back in 1997, I was in my final year at the University of Colorado where I was a pre-med student. I had always wanted to be a doctor so I could “help people get healthy.” Well, one day when I was doing an internship with a local medical doctor, it struck me that most of the patients we were seeing weren’t actually getting healthier; they were simply covering up their symptoms with pills and never getting to the cause of their problems.
At the time, my wife, Angie, was a nanny for a chiropractor. He offered to take care of our family as a benefit for working for him. I told him I didn’t need a chiropractor. I didn’t have low back pain, neck pain, or anything else I thought chiropractors helped. I told him I had headaches once in awhile but it was just the “normal amount.” He explained to me that the normal amount is none! I thought he was crazy but I decided to give him a try.
When I went to his office, he did an exam, took some films, and then “adjusts” my spine. The adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. I got relief from tension in my neck and headaches, and also notice that I slept better and got sick less often! It worked so well for me, and I was so impressed with the other “miracles” I saw in his office, that I eventually went to chiropractic school myself.
I decided to go to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. I absolutely loved the school and the time I spent there. I graduated in 2003 Magna cum Laude and was a presidential scholar. I even had the opportunity to travel to the Amazon city of Manaus, Brazil, where I was able to treat people there when they were in need of chiropractic care.
I am happily married and have 3 adult children. I try to live a healthy lifestyle, work out a few times per week, play soccer, and enjoy snowboarding in the winter.