Her Passion For Providing Highly-Skilled Compassionate Chiropractic Care is Matched Only By Her Commitment to Treating Each of Her Patients Like One of The Family. Meet Kansas City Chiropractor, Dr. Megan Spoerl
Q: Why did you decide to go to Chiropractic school?
MS: I had been planning to pursue a career in Physical Therapy until Thanksgiving in Nebraska with my family when my mom went from being perfectly fine to not being able to walk on her own. My aunt’s neighbor was a chiropractor and agreed to see her that evening, after one adjustment my mom was able to walk on her own and even made it for the traditional girl’s day of black Friday shopping. It was after witnessing that one adjustment that I decided that is exactly what I want to do.
Q: What daily aspects of being a Doctor of Chiropractic interest you the most?
MS: Getting to see the kids light up after their adjustments. Meeting and getting to check the newborns after caring for their mamas throughout the pregnancy. Celebrating in all of our patient’s wins both big and small.
Q: Can you share with our audience the types of services they could expect from your office?
MS: In our office we utilize neurological scanning technology that is safe for all ages from being hours old, to our pregnant mamas, and to our grandparents. This scanning technology allows for us to get a better overall picture of your health allowing for us to be specific with our adjustments. We stick to the chiropractic adjustment in our office, but if you need additional pelvic floor therapy, nutritional counseling, pediatrician, etc we are well connected and happy to help you find exactly what you need!
Q: Tell us about your mission trip to Haiti and how you got involved with this cause?
MS: Our chiropractic mission trip to Haiti and the Dominican Republic was a once in a lifetime experience to say the least. It was on this trip when me and Dr. Jen became close. We bonded over the lack of warm showers, cot sleeping, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and unknowingly drinking contaminated water (that will make two people real close, real quick, but I’ll spare you the details). It was extremely powerful to serve the children and community of Haiti and the Dominican Republic because many times this was the only access to healthcare they really had. We both look forward to the day when we can go back and serve again.
Q: For the women in our audience that may be expecting, can you share the benefits of chiropractic care now and later for their infant?
MS: The benefits are endless. Think about it this way the spine houses the nervous system which controls and coordinates every part of our body so when we adjust the spine we are affecting the entire body allowing for you to function at your best! Specifically, for prenatal care our patients have seen improvement with sciatica, round ligament pain, SPD, reflux, easier and smoother labor & delivery. For infants, our mamas rave about their little ones seeing improvement with reflux, gas, fussiness, sleep, torticollis, plagiocephaly, allergies, etc. The benefits of chiropractic are truly endless.
Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
MS: Work-life balance. It is something we stress so much to our patients, but many times have to check ourselves on. Not that we over work ourselves, but more so we love our work so much that we want to spread the word of chiropractic to our entire community so we don’t have to hear another mama say “I wish I would have found you girls sooner.”
Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
MS: Everyone has their own journey, and they can’t be compared, but you can offer support and that support is more than anything you could ever buy or give.
Q: What's your advice for women in male-dominated fields?
MS: Chiropractic is a male-dominated field, but as a female we have so much to offer much of which is first nature to us. While yes as females we can deliver superb adjustments to the tiniest and biggest of patients. As females we tend to wear our heart on our sleeves, show your patients that you are human because that connection is everything. In a healthcare field that has become so sterilized by showing compassion, listening, supporting, and obviously offering the best care goes so far.
Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to pursue a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic?
MS: Find your why and don’t waiver from it. Always remember the impact your hands and words can make.
Four Things About Dr. Megan Spoerl
1. What are you passionate about and why?
I think it is obvious but helping others through the chiropractic adjustment - it is purely amazing to watch the impact the chiropractic adjustment can make when the brain and body can communicate properly again.
2. What would you say is your most redeeming quality?
3. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
In a world full of hate, be a light. Many people know my love for Christmas, but it isn’t about the gifts. My love for Christmas is because of the spirit surrounding the holiday. Negativity is thrown out and replaced with positivity, generosity, love, and light. The world would be a lot better place if the spirit that surrounded us around the holidays was present more than just in December.
4. Favorite dessert?
Ice Cream forever and always.