Dr. Christopher Kawa: Chiropractor in Brick NJ
As a kid, I always wanted be a doctor. I just didn’t know what kind. That is, until I discovered the science and art of chiropractic. It changed my life in such a profound way, that I was convinced, from that moment on, that I was destined to change other people’s lives too.
Why I chose Chiropractic
It all started when I was sixteen and broke my leg playing football at Brick High School. After I recovered from the fracture, I noticed that I just wasn’t walking right. I had been hobbling around on crutches for so long and not using my one leg, that to say that it threw my pelvis “out of whack” is an understatement.
During baseball season that spring I had a tough year because I kept pulling hamstring and groin muscles. It never occurred to me that my pelvis was out of alignment so I would try and rehab it, but nothing worked. I still kept straining my leg muscles.
That summer, a few of my teammates were seeing a chiropractor so I decided to give it a try. And to my surprise, not only did chiropractic fix my underlying pelvic mis-alignments and heal my leg muscles, it did something that I never thought possible. From the moments of my first few adjustments, I noticed a distinct difference in my breathing. It was easier…more free. My sinuses unclogged. And to my utter surprise, in the months to follow, my allergies were gone.
Every year I would sit in school all day drugged out on Dristan or other allergy medications. But that fall was different. I was blown away. I remember thinking…How could chiropractic help my body get over allergies? I didn’t know how at the time, but I was going to find out. And I did.
The next year I went off to Rutgers to study biology and after achieving my bachelor’s degree I enrolled at the largest chiropractic college in the U.S., Life University of Chiropractic. It was here, that I could finally start learning the amazing art and science of the largest, drugless, healing profession in the world. It was here that I learned that having a nerve system that was free of interference, could change people’s lives.
And God definitely put me to the test. In fact, my first “real” patient in the doctor-supervised clinic in downtown Atlanta had a quarter-sized kidney stone and after two months of chiropractic adjustments to restore his nerve system, his kidney stone shrunk to less than half the size. His nephrologist was amazed…and so was I.
I never set out to cure this patient’s kidney stones or any other condition for that matter. I learned, early on, that chiropractic was not really about treating conditions or aches and pains, but it was a way to get the body to work better by creating better movement, alignment and nerve function. Chiropractic could help contribute to true healing.
Away from Discover Chiropractic
Dr. Kawa is the founder and current president of the Brick Optimist Club. The Optimist club is a group of volunteers who do charitable projects to help children in the community. He is also a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors and has received the Top 40 Under 40 award from the United Way as well as the Paul Harris Humanitarian Award. He is also featured each month in The Communicator where he writes a column called “To Your Health” which focuses on natural health related topics. He performs community lectures throughout Ocean County and is available to speak to your group upon request.
When he is not taking care of patients, you can usually find Dr. Chris out on the water somewhere either boating, surfing or fishing. He is a sports enthusiast and an avid skier and tennis player. He is a life-long resident of Brick and lives here with his wife and three daughters.
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