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The Gibson Center – Chiropractic Care Center, NW Arkansas
I remember sitting in the Neurosurgeon’s office, bawling my eyes out because he said he needed to do surgery on my herniated disc. I was only 28 years old. I thought to myself, “there is no way I am letting you cut on me….” My journey began when I was in 8th grade when we had to work on a career notebook. I had always wanted to be a P.E. teacher and coach because I loved playing sports and being on a team. So, that’s what I did. After graduating with a Master’s degree, I began teaching and coaching in junior high. That didn’t last long. After 2 years of working through the bureaucratic mess that teachers have to put up with, I quit teaching and went into sales. I did very well, but that was when I ruptured my L5/S1 disc. The pain and numbness down my leg was unbearable. I couldn’t sleep or exercise because of the pain. It was so bad that I was on disability for over a year. After my injury, I got on the medical merry-go-round. I saw doctor after doctor. Thy had limited treatment options, and primarily prescribed pain medications. Eventually, I ended up at the neurosurgeon’s office. After I left his office that day, I was so depressed. But that depression turned into a determination that there has to be something else for me to try. A friend of mine recommended a Chiropractor. I thought, “I have nothing to lose.” She did chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. My disc healed without drugs or surgery!! At the same time, though, I was diagnosed with Fibrositis (the earlier term for Fibromyalgia). And of course, the doctor I saw only recommended drugs. It wasn’t until I got into Chiropractic College that I had a professor who specialized in the treatment of Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases. I learned protocols that combined chiropractic and nutrition to help patients get out of pain and regain their health. I followed those protocols and my body healed. After graduating from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas on August 14, 1993, I moved to Northwest Arkansas the next day and soon afterwards, opened my Chiropractic office in Fayetteville. As a Chiropractor, I am both a teacher and a coach, and over the years I have helped 1000’s of patients get out of pain and get their lives back. That is my passion!! I guess in a way, rupturing my disc that day was the best thing that could have happened to me!
Dr. D. Jean Gibson
Dr. Gibson is a 9-time winner of Favorite Chiropractor in the
Northwest Arkansas Times Readers’ Choice Awards!
Specializing in whole-body Chiropractic care and other other effective therapies to help you heal naturally.
Offering FDA Cleared Cold Laser Therapy for Relief of Joint Pain and Inflammation
Also providing Colon Hydrotherapy and Dry Infrared Sauna
No contracts to sign – pay only for the services you receive!