What my 100 year old patient taught me…



Nel was in her 100th year of life when I last saw her. Although, she could barely see and hear, her energy was very dynamic. She told me that she wanted to work a bit in the garden after her treatment. She had seen chiropractors for more years than I had been alive! I believe I was her 5th chiropractor. As I was carefully doing some soft tissue work on her neck and upper back muscles, she exclaimed, “Ah, that feels good.” As she left with her 75 year old daughter, I reflected on what was to be her last visit. I recalled a quote I remember reading from Bernard Williams.

“Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.”

R.I.P. Nel. You are a kindred spirit.

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