Behind the Scenes with Dr. Nicholas J. Nelson
Updated: Feb 21
“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein
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As a Career I am a Chiropractor. This means I have made the sacrifice of time, money, and years to be in school for longer than I ever expected I would. I used to hate school as a kid. I remember actively saying I would never step foot in another one as soon as I graduated and got out of that hell hole. Then, when I was in my early 20's, and after successfully becoming and working as a Personal Fitness Trainer, I read my first book. Well- lets not lie, it wasn't my first. I had read 3 prior in my life: The Hobbit (total outlier), a Goosebumps book called "The Phantom of the Auditorium", and "The Outsiders", which, to be completely honest, I don't think I actually read I just listened to the summaries of the chapters in class and did a good job bullshitting the teacher. So as a 21ish year old dude, I picked up a book and read it because I WANTED TO, not because I was told to, or it was part of the curriculum. And it changed my life.
I became absolutely hooked. That book was the Marilyn Manson biography called "Long Hard Road Out of Hell". I got through it in a week and I remember thinking to myself "- wait- I can actually read!" So I started exploring non-fiction books, because I started to become curious about the actual world so I didn't want to waste time reading about made up stories, I wanted the real thing. Soon my passion for Fitness began to be channeled into a passion for learning. The one part of my body that I had not carved into tip-top shape already was my brain- and now I began to feel what it was like to actually begin to train it and flex the mental muscle. This pursuit lead me through topics like studying the Hells Angels, or reading about rockstars like Anthony Kiedis of the Chilli Peppers (who had a super fucked up life by the way- if you want to read about a story of overcoming your upbringing, that guy will amaze you), topics in psychology and anthropology, and then finally, the book that officially sent me down the rabbit hole: "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot.
This was where I found my true and complete passion- the study of reality and the human experience both within it, and creating it. This book served as a platform for my curiosity, and helped form the big question which drove me into post secondary school. I wanted to know where did Science and God meet? At that age, it seemed it was trendy for people to jump on the Atheist wagon because they were disillusioned with the church and organized religion, and they had found a new religion, one that promised nothing but measurable truth- the religion of science. It seemed that people were throwing away and scorning faith when it was based in a godhead, but openly accepting and believing in the ability of science to give the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help them...science? There was only one huge, glaring, and obvious problem with that from my opinion- Michael Talbot was a very successful theoretical physicist; this is as scientifically minded and trained as a person can get, but the things he spoke about in the book were examples of how what we think we know about the world, and science, are and were massively limited. The greatest minds including Albert Einstein, Socrates, Plato, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, and even Stephen Hawkings, reached a level of understanding about the world in which there was no way to deny that there was some sort of organizing force within our universe that gives to everything their properties and connects and influences us all as individuals, as well as a whole. Some "thing" that gave order to chaos and fought against entropy within the universe long and hard enough that the world could exist, and us along with it.
This blog will take you on a journey through my journey, as we venture through all the topics of interest and study that have lead me to where I am in life as well as in my career, and my current understandings of the human body and human experience (which are always ever changing, as they should be based on new information). This blog will be raw, unfiltered, and authentically open. On some posts this blog will have a professional slant- areas of interest and discussion for the practical application of the Art, Science, and Philosophy of Chiropractic, and how and what can be done as a patient to ensure best outcomes of care and health. Other posts will be from a more personal and inquisitive perspective. I will share original ideas and theories, thought flashes of inspiration, and topics of interest that range from cross cultural mythologies and secret wisdom (and how Chiropractic ties into them), the politics of medicine and chiropractic, the history of the art, and front line scientific theories and their implications. I would also like to note that as a disclaimer, there are very strict legal regulations in Canada, especially Alberta as to what topics a Chiropractor is allowed to discuss with their patients. We have 8 years of training, and 4 years of graduate school training that encompasses all areas of medicine in the same detail as a medical degree; however, we are not allowed to discuss most of what we have been trained because of the political landscape. This will also be discussed within these blog posts. But in order to attempt to save myself from unnecessary hassle, these posts will be written without my Doctor title, and simply as a curious civilian and student of life.
So as you take this journey with me, remember that I am a person, and am not at all infallible. The perspectives and opinions written in these pages are my personal opinions. They are not intended to be prescriptions or recommendations, nor are they intended to be taken out of context and applied to your life without first consulting with a professional. This is a platform for me to address and discuss topics that I cannot do so in a professional setting, but that have influenced my life, and my career. Though you may not agree with everything written here, I can promise you that it will at least provide you with a perspective that you will not get anywhere else, developed from over 10 years of intensive and eclectic study into the mysteries of the human body, human mind, and human experience. If you have made it this far, then thank you. Please like, subscribe, and share this post if you feel others would be interested! As for now, buckle up and enjoy!
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