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Chiropractor | Dr. Frank Batson

Dr. Frank Batson

Dr. Frank Batson

I was a chiropractic skeptic!

I was 18 years old and on Christmas break of my freshman year at Lipscomb University… I was doing what I had always done during summers and breaks, which was working construction for my father’s business, Frank Batson Homes.

One particular day, I was shoveling gravel into the crawlspace of a foundation when all of the sudden, I fell to my knees. I couldn’t move and had to be carried to the truck. For two days, my mom tried to get me to go to the chiropractor, but I was stubborn. Instead, I rested at home and tried to “walk it off.” However, I eventually looked up the phone number and made my appointment. Immediately after my first visit, there was relief and within 2 weeks I was 80% better.

With being raised to not rush to the doctor or medicine cabinet every time a symptom was present,  I was very intrigued by this non-traditional approach to health. My interest grew as I learned more about taking a holistic approach to health using common sense and giving your body what it actually needs to heal.

My Journey With Chiropractic College

I attended Life University in Atlanta, the largest Chiropractic University in the world. Being in Atlanta, from 1996 to 2000, was awesome. Not only did I get to be there at a very prime time for the city with the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and all the professional and collegiate sporting events happening in the city at the time, but I got to see first hand the important role that chiropractic plays in these tremendous athletes. It was not uncommon to see Dan O’Brien, Chipper Jones, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Christian Laetner, Alan Henderson, and many other sports icons on our campus, using our facilities and receiving chiropractic care. My first quarter, still skeptical as to what chiropractic was and if in fact this is what I wanted to do, I had a class with Dr. Gadsden. He told us a story about a mission trip to Russia, where the people lined up to receive care. One woman came back to him later with an interpreter and told him how she had been completely blind for 2 years, and now she could see. I knew then, this was the profession for me.

How I ended up as a Nashville Chiropractor

I was born in Nashville, and I was raised right here in Donelson. I grew up in a loving, Christian home, where I was the second oldest of seven children . We attended Donelson Church of Christ and Goodpasture Christian School. I began college at Lipscomb University, where I met my bride-to-be, Ginger. We dated for about four months, and then broke up for three years. While I was in graduate school, she called me one night, and we’ve been together ever since. She is undoubtedly my greatest asset, my best friend, and the love of my life. We married in 2001, opened Batson Chiropractic in 2002, had our first child in 2004, and our other daughter in 2006. We live in Hermitage and attend the Donelson Fellowship Church. In my spare time, I most enjoy being with my girls and doing things to make them smile. My greatest hobby has always been sports, especially basketball. Now that I’ve torn up my knees and I’m not as quick as I once was, I enjoy being the spectator at high school, college, and pro games. Because it’s in my blood, I also enjoy building a house here and there. In 2003, I became a licensed contractor and have built three houses since.

Chiropractic Is a Lifestyle

I really have a more common-sense approach to health than anything else. With this premise, your body has the innate ability to regulate and heal itself (given no interference) and the right fuel for cellular healing.  This is when functions of the body are able to regulate themselves and use symptoms, that you notice, as warning signs that something is not right. The less hands that have touched your food between God and your mouth, the better it is for you — raw fruits and vegetables are the best. Because our bodies are 70% water, we should all be drinking half our body weight in ounces per day. It flushes out toxins and is fundamental to the healing process. Vitamins and minerals should be added to our daily routines because of the deficient foods we put into our bodies. While we are all constantly exposed to germs, bacteria, and viruses, it’s not our exposure that determines our getting sick, but rather the status of our immune system. When our immune systems are suppressed due to poor health choices, we are more likely to “catch” something. Don’t expect to feel your best, have no allergy or sinus issues, and have good, regular bowel movements, and never “catch” the flu if you wake up to a pop-tart and coffee every morning, eat a burger for lunch, and pasta for dinner, drink two sodas and eat a dessert in between.

Because our bodies are constantly regenerating–old cells dying off and new cells being made–in every organ and tissue… we really are what we eat. All the more important it is to be careful what we feed our babies and children, because their little bodies are growing so fast and systems are so sensitive. For the first 11 months of a baby’s life, their immune system is not yet fully developed. Nature’s way is for the baby to borrow the mother’s immune function and antibodies through the breast milk. When introducing foods to babies, there is a time and an order. Food allergies, colic, sinus infections, and asthma can be the devastating effects of giving a baby the wrong foods at the wrong time. Dairy and wheat products seem to be worse.

Finally, because our belief is such that healing comes from the inside out and not in the form of pill, my wife and I do not medicate or vaccinate, unless it is absolutely a potential life or death situation. As long as the fever is not above 103 F, let it be, the body is killing off the sickness. If diarrhea or vomiting is occurring, it’s good. Keep hydrating and let the body expel those toxins. There’s only two ways that the body can do this.

Give Chiropractic A Try!

I consider myself an excellent listener and I hope to get the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss your specific health challenge and goals. Contact our Nashville chiropractic office now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frank Batson.