I was seventeen years old, a senior at Allen Park High School, and an offensive and defensive tackle on our football team. It was Saturday morning and my neck was killing me! I had hurt my neck during our Friday night game against Plymouth Salem High. My dad said, ''Now will you go see my chiropractor?'' He had been bugging me to go for months, but I thought chiropractors were quacks, and besides, my back didn't hurt. I didn't understand why he wanted me to go. He kept talking about his body working and feeling better and that I should go to see for myself. Now, I was in pain, so I thought I would give it a try - and besides, it might get him off my back.
After discussing my health history, doing an exam and taking some x-rays, this chiropractor said that he thought he could help my body function at 100% of it's ability. He said that I had a couple of bones out of place in my spine, and that they were choking off my body's ability to be healthy and to heal itself. I politely nodded my head like I understood and thought, ''Yeah, whatever, I just hope he can fix my neck.'' He then gave me my first chiropractic adjustment. That's when my life changed forever. As I was leaving his office, after making my next appointment, I noticed that my neck was feeling a little better. When I opened the door to go out to my car I noticed some strange and wonderful things. The sun seemed a little brighter, the sounds of the birds chirping and the cars going by were louder, and the smell of the grass and the pine trees was stronger. That's when I realized that there was something very different , something very special, about chiropractic. That's when I decided that I wanted to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.
And he did! Dr. Marr graduated from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in September of 1984 and has been adjusting people of all ages ever since!