Professional Mentorship w/ dr. cotey jordan
Dr. Cotey has served our country through multiple tours with the United States Air Force and was able to provide care for his fellow troops while in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has spent the past twelve years in eleven countries studying and searching for keys to helping sick people get well and healthy people stronger. Dr. Cotey has devoted his life to coaching people to a lifestyle that will lead to health and success. Read more to hear Dr. Cotey’s story!
Growing up, my family was misled by our medical system and I too was put through the ringer. What I remember most about my childhood was always being sick. I would regularly miss school and extracurricular activities. I felt different than the other kids. By the age of ten I had been experiencing persistent sore throats, nasty digestive issues, and debilitating migraines.
I recall the 2:00am trips to the ER quite vividly. Reaching for the medicine cabinet and taking pills, medications, and locking myself in a dark pitch-black room became the norm for me. Rather than being outside and playing with friends, I would cry myself to sleep in the middle of the day just wishing the migraines away. As if this wasn’t bad enough, I was still wetting the bed well into my teenage years. Can you imagine what that does to a teenage boy’s self-esteem?
I felt alone. I felt helpless and insecure.I needed a way to gain some confidence in my life so I became a competitive marathoner and I joined the military. While my body appeared to be in physical peak condition on the outside, I was deteriorating, falling apart and suffering on the inside. The physical pounding of long-distance running and military training led my condition to progressively worsen. The intensity and frequency of my migraines became so severe that they were impacting my quality of life and I was unable to fully participate in my military training – I was gearing up for a 12-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Feeling weak and defeated, I found myself in the office of a highly decorated Air Force officer who, at that moment, I had only seen on posters around the Air Force base. I was extremely intimidated, yet shocked to find out that I was not being released from duty and sent home; rather, he was reaching out to help me. He insisted that I go to his doctor for my condition. I was confused, overwhelmed, and at the same time absolutely blown away that someone so high up cared about someone like me, who seemed to be so small. What was even more astounding, is not only did he insist that I see this doctor, he personally drove me to the doctor’s office that very day. As it turned out his doctor was a Wellness expert; he was a Specific Wellness Care Chiropractor.
With no previous experience with chiropractic, I had no idea what to expect nor how a chiropractor could potentially help me. I had never experienced an environment nor a doctor like this one. It wasn’t the standard hurry up and wait, label me and give me pills, then send me home defeated and hopeless that I had become accustomed to. Instead, the doctor seemed rather curious and interested in getting to understand my condition and how it was affecting my life. He thoroughly examined me like I’ve never been examined before and took the time to educate me, making sense of my condition. He explained very clearly why my body was functioning the way it was, then inspired me to take my health into my own hands. I no longer had to rely on medications, injections or the routine recommendations of the multiple medical doctors who never seemed to have a satisfying or effective solution to any of my conditions. I was empowered. I felt in control for the first time in my life and boy did it feel amazing!
I went on to serve that year-long deployment, not fully understanding how my life would be forever changed. Forever changed indeed. Some people spend a lifetime seeking out their purpose in this crazy world that we live in and for whatever reason, in 2005 at the young age of 21, my life purpose – my calling if you will – found me. and, now that I’m in my mid 30’s, I’m in the best health of my life. I feel phenomenal! I’m focused, my energy levels are through the roof, and I’m more productive now than I have ever been in my entire life. And it’s all because one person, a gentleman I didn’t even know, went out of his way and took time to reach out to me and share a life-changing principle that I had never been exposed to. Not only has he given me my life back, he’s made it so that my two daughters will never have to suffer like I did. For that I am forever grateful. Every child, every parent, and every single person deserves to hear the message of chiropractic – families need this.