Dr. Jessica Dietrich-Marsh
For years I suffered from headaches, sinus infections, and allergies. In college, I developed “adult-onset asthma.” I had a friend that would always tell me “You know, if you would just see my chiropractor, you wouldn’t have this nonsense!” Being pre-med at Ohio State and wanting to specialize in surgery, there was no way I was going to go to a quack! Months later, in a moment of weakness, I agreed to go with her. Surprisingly, it immediately helped my headaches. I decided I would just go when the aspirin no longer worked.
About a year later, I was involved in a pretty serious accident and could not move my right shoulder without pain, drugs made me loopy and unable to study, and didn’t touch the problem. I went back to the chiropractor and was consistently adjusted for the first time. It took almost 9 full months to regain full use and strength in my shoulder, but my recovery was complete.
My chiropractor sat me down and asked me how I had done over the months. I told him I was thrilled that my shoulder worked again. Then he pulled out my file and said “You know, when you first started seeing me you were having sinus infections every other month, headaches weekly, and asthma attacks every time you ran. How is all of that going?” Stunned, I had to think about the last time I had any of those problems and quickly realized it had been at least 6 months. Dr. Siegel closed my file, sat back, and asked me why I wanted to be a medical doctor. I told him I wanted to help people. He looked me in the eye and said “think about helping them before they ever need surgery and maybe if you’re lucky, they won’t ever need it.” What a powerful statement! I had grown up thinking the only way to help people get healthy was by operating on them.
To me, family is of utmost importance. I have three daughters, one son, dogs, cats, and an awesome cabin where I host amazing life-changing retreats. As a family, we love to travel to new places, learn about new cultures, and visit zoos. When not in the office, I love to be outside, take walks, stargaze, create wellness education and find amazement in this place we call home.
I personally have been adjusted no less than once a week for over 30 years. In that time I have seen amazing changes in my own health. I don’t “catch” colds, and neither does my family. My children have never taken any prescription medications or any other over-the-counter medications. We’ve had one ear infection that was resolved immediately by a chiropractic adjustment. I have had to break down and give my kids “wellness days” that they can take from school because they complained others got to have a break every once in a while when they were too sick for school.