I've always been interested in helping others.
Dr. Michael Chance is part of a four-generation chiropractic family. His Grandparents, father, two of his three brothers, 1 uncle, 2 nephews, several cousins, and a daughter-in-law are all part of the Chance Chiropractic family. He has been in practice for over 40 years in Gainesville, Florida.
I thought that I would either be the quarterback for the Baltimore Colts or shortstop for the LA Dodgers. When I turned 10, I realized that I wasn’t a gifted athlete. What did I really want to be when I grew up? I wanted to be like my Dad – a Chiropractor. My Dad helped people every day and that’s what I wanted to do! I grew up with Chiropractic and whenever I didn’t feel well, my Dad would check and adjust me. I would immediately feel better. I never got sick like my friends. I always felt healthy and I didn’t even know what aspirin was. Chiropractic was the “natural” choice–both meaning non-artificial and obvious choice.
When I arrived at the Palmer College Of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, I knew instantly I had made the perfect “natural” choice for me. I, and 120 of my classmates in 1978,, were all working together to become the best Doctors of Chiropractic that we could be. We all wanted to help people naturally become healthy through Chiropractic – the only health care that I had ever known.
In practice, I realized that Chiropractic doesn’t cure any disease. Only your own body can cure itself. Chiropractic helps remove the obstacles that prevent the body from healing itself. These obstacles can be structural, chemical, or emotional. That’s why my practice incorporates Chiropractic adjustments (structural), nutrition and HRT (chemical), and NET (emotional).
I believe that symptoms are not the problem but are pieces to a puzzle and will lead to finding the underlying cause of the person not having optimum health. If I focus on listening to my patient's stories about their health then I should be able to find the missing pieces. Some people’s puzzles are simple and have only a few pieces and some people's puzzles are complicated and have many pieces that have to be put together. I kid patients sometimes that there are only two types of patients, ones that are easy to figure out and those that are here to make me smarter. Hopefully, for that patient, they are not here to make me smarter. I find deep satisfaction in helping people who modern medicine can’t help. Dr. Chance now focuses on the Hypothalamic Reset Technique and its coordination with other parts of the nervous and endocrine systems.