Laguna Hills Chiropractor | Clayton Thomas Noel, DC
My Symptoms Went Away
I was 22 years old when I had a fall and hurt my mid back. The pain went away but I noticed that after the accident, I began to have frequent asthma type symptoms, wheezing and difficulty breathing. It went on for several months. One day, I mentioned it to my neighbor at the time who worked for a chiropractor. She encouraged me to see her doctor. After an exam and x-rays, he told me he could help. After four treatments my symptoms went away and they have never returned.
That was my introduction to chiropractic and I knew then that this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. To be able to help others without drugs, to regain their health naturally, just made sense to me. Thus, began my journey.
My Chiropractic Journey
After attending Old Dominion University, with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology, I entered the United States Air Force. I spent four years working in the emergency room of March Air Force Base Regional Hospital where I obtained valuable knowledge related to the medical field and how it approached the care and treatment of spinal injuries.
Following my release form the Air Force, I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. My area of interest included sports medicine, the care and treatment of disc related spinal injuries and trauma related injuries of the spine associated with auto and work accidents. I also studied treatment protocols for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine headaches and hip, wrist and knee injuries.
I was awarded a Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1978. I was appointed as a Qualified Medical Examiner by the Department of Industrial Relations for the State of California in 1991. Also in 1991, I was certified as an Industrial Disability Evaluator by the California Chiropractic Foundation in 1991. I have served as a Utilization and Review Doctor for Beech Street, to review insurance claims for proper treatment and frequency of care. I was commissioned by Cost Care, a Workers’ Compensation health care organization to create a frequency and utilization review manual for their claims adjusters to aid in their management of the care of injured workers.
I have extensive training in the care of sports injuries. In addition to treating many local athletes, I have treated Kelly Stephens, winner of the bronze medal for Women’s Ice Hockey at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games.
A Chiropractic Family
I have been married to my wife Adrienne for 25 years. We have two daughters, Tavia and Jessi. Currently, Jessi is a senior at Virginia Wesleyan College, in Virginia. Tavia lives and works in Aliso Viejo, California. My wife and I enjoy tennis, traveling, swimming and sending time with our children. I also like to write both stories and music.
Personally, I believe in preventative care. I receive regular chiropractic care and I have my spine adjusted every two weeks to ensure proper spinal function and to reduce the possibility of spinal disc or nerve damage. I exercise regularly and eat a sensible diet. I avoid medication whenever possible. I maintain a diet high in alkaline food and drink, as studies have shown that a diet rich in acid producing foods can contribute to many health disorders including heart disease, arterial disease and even conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
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