The Patient’s Podcast – Kristy Sobel talks with Dr. Carmen Johanning who’s a passionate licensed Chiropractor in Richmond, Virginia.
Kristy Sobel has had the pleasure of knowing Kristy for over 20 years. She has seen her journey thru and navigates thru her health challenges and the healthcare system.
Dr. Johanning adds, “As I treat patients who have been thru traditional/allopathic medicine . these are some of the things that I wish patients who deal with chronic health conditions knew.”
About Dr. Johanning
Dr. Johanning completed her pre-chiropractic studies at Hamline University in St. Paul Minnesota. After graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1992, she decided to leave the cold winters of Minnesota and head to the beautiful state of Virginia.
“When I moved to Richmond in 1993, Virginia was one of the most chiropractically underserved states in the nation. The numbers of chiropractors available to help people were limited and the numbers of female chiropractors were even smaller. I felt that I could really make a difference in Central Virginia’s holistic healthcare…. the decrease in amounts of snow shoveling was icing on the cake!”
In her 24 years in practice, Dr. Johanning has had the privilege of helping hundreds of people not only with pain relief from back pain and headaches, but also with optimizing their overall health and making positive healthy lifestyle changes.
“Education is key. Pain is a big motivator for many to seek chiropractic care. In addition to pain relief though, I want my patients to understand how their bodies are designed to function normally. We need to fix the underlying source of the problem- not just mask the symptoms, and learn how to prevent the problems from reoccurring in the future. Just like many people have a dentist whom they have trusted for decades with the health and maintenance of their teeth, I want to be their family’s chiropractor to maintain the health of their spines and nervous systems for decades to come. We can live healthy lives and age gracefully together!”
When not helping the people of Richmond with their health, Dr. Johanning loves spending time with her husband Mark and two children Rachel and Derek.
CONTACT — KRIST Y SOBEL: KRISTYSOBELHOPE@GMAIL.COM