“Onde estava O Dr. Max?”
“Where’s Dr. Max Been?”
In Portland, Maine From Portugal
Did you know Dr. Lou has a brother who is also a Chiropractor?
Did you know he used to work at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture?
Did you know he’ll be back at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture in Portland, Maine from Portugal for May and June while Dr. Lou is in Romania?
For the past three years Dr. Max has been in Portugal, practicing “Quiroprática”.
That’s how the Portuguese would say Chiropractic, if they had ever heard of it, which most of them haven’t.
Being a Chiropractor in Portugal is a little different than in Portland, Maine. Besides learning some portuguese, you have to go with the flow of Portuguese life, which means working late (people expect an adjustment at 9pm!), getting up early and drinking several espressos “um café” throughout the day.
All that caffeine probably makes the other drivers on the road worse that the Italians, who are pretty well known as being bad drivers. On my way into Lisbon, I almost always see an accident. The good news is, the Portuguese are very friendly and forgiving.
What do people want from a Chiropractor in Portugal? The same things they want in Portland. One very common complaint is “Moenya”, in portuguese, pronounced “mo-een-yaaa”. That’s the portuguese term for a nagging ache or pain. The best part is, Chiropractic works great for this “Moenya”, and people are usually very happily surprised after their first adjustment.
Twisted spines, vertebral subluxation, rare genetic diseases, we see all sorts of extreme problems here, because just like everywhere else, people are looking for an alternative to drugs and surgery. We are that alternative.