What do you do?
Where do you work and what is your title?
I own Lowenstein Chiropractic Center and am a Doctor of Chiropractic.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
I do all of the initial consultations, examinations, taking x-rays, reviewing examination and x-ray findings, adjusting patients’ spines from birth to 90 years old, and teaching patients exercises to strengthen their spinal muscles.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
I’ve been a chiropractor for almost 29 years and practiced on the Westside for 27 years.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
Helping people to be healthy again by adjusting their spines and removing nerve interference. To see my patients smile and laugh again because they have more mobility and energy. I see miraculous changes sometimes and I love doing what I do.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
People’s perception that chiropractors are back doctors. When you have nerve interference, which is usually present long before you feel pain, it alters the function of all the organs, muscles and systems supplied by those nerves. When you are free of this interference, you will have an improved sense of well-being and a better quality of life.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
Running a business while taking care of patients. Dealing with inspectors and all of the codes the state/county/city expect me to know and comply with as a health-care practitioner and owner of a business.
What makes working on the Westside special?
Being in a well established area with lots of parks and actually at the base of the foothills instead of out on the plains. The people are genuinely friendlier here on our side of town.
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