Meet Michelle Becerra
My name is Michelle Becerra and I am Dr. Becerra’s insurance biller and office manager. If you have questions about your insurance benefits, personal injury or office policies, I’m your gal!
I have been a patient of Chiropractic for 26 years. When I was a teenager my gym teacher noticed that one of my hips was higher than the other and she feared perhaps there was something wrong with my back. I was then referred to an orthopaedic surgeon who indeed diagnosed me with Scoliosis (a curvature of the spine). In my case I actually have two curves, much like an “S” shape. At that time my parents were just told to bring me in every three months to be re-xrayed and to keep an eye on my back. There were no alternatives presented to my parents at that time and the curves were not bad enough to warrant surgery.
Years went by and I started working full time as a dental assistant and then moved up to office manager of a large HMO/private dental practice in Torrance, California. As my work load increased, I developed daily headaches. A friend of mine told me about her chiropractor and what success he had in her treatment and so I started to go too. The first thing that was so impressed upon me was that chiropractic is so much different than traditional medicine. Chiropractic treats the whole person, the entire body. My medical doctor could only treat my symptoms. At any rate, I have never looked back! I became pain free and thus so passionate about chiropractic and what it could do for the nervous system, I brought my future husband (you know who!) to a health care class my chiropractor was giving. He said, “But my back doesn’t hurt, there’s nothing wrong with it, why do I need to go?!”. Well, after my boyfriend (you know who!) attended the health care class, he too was able to see and understand that chiropractic isn’t just about treating the ache or pain. It’s about over all optimal nerve flow and spinal correction! Did you know if your nerves are pinched or restricted in any way, certain areas of the body, organs, etc., can stop working or even just work at a minimal level? Well, the rest is history! Anthony Becerra changed his major at Long Beach State University from engineering, and decided to pursue a career in Chiropractic instead! And as for me? All those years of managing dental offices, billing insurance and working with patients has trained me well to come along side my husband in helping him with his practice!
You may be asking yourself if chiropractic straighten my Scoliosis. Well, in my case, no. I was already full grown by the time I sought the help of a Chiropractor, and therefore my curve was set. However, some of the by-products of Scoliosis, like pain and difficulty breathing, have been totally absent from my life. My activity is not restricted in any way and my body functions normally and free of pain. I have to say this; I have seen the x-rays of several young girls who over the years have been brought to our office for treatment of their Scoliosis, and they have had almost complete full spinal correction. What an amazing thing!
I want to share one other thing with you. When I became pregnant in 1994, I saw my Chiropractor at least three times per week. He adjusted me throughout my entire pregnancy. When it came time to deliver, my labor and delivery from start to finish was a mere six hours! As soon as we could, we took our little two month old son in for his first adjustment, and continued to do so throughout his childhood. This helped his digestion, colic, vomiting, and ear infections. Jack is now seventeen years old and he continues to be adjusted on a regular basis.
I hope you will take the time to make an appointment with Dr. Becerra. Chiropractic literally changed my life, and I know, it can change yours too!
Michelle Becerra, Pure Chiropractic in Murrieta