We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Call and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Cameron, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I grew up very conservatively by two incredible parents. I was raised to follow the rules and directions I was given, learn what was expected of me, and to do the best I could in whatever capacity. As good as my upbringing was it also came with some downsides in regards to risk taking. I was always afraid. I would get severe anxiety any time a decision needed to be made that was not black and white and as simple as following the directions I was given. I never noticed how unhealthy it was that I was so terrified to consider the upside of taking risks and thinking outside the box. Learning to do so has been liberating for myself on a personal and professional level in so many ways. Some risks I’ve taken have been difficult, even painful at times. But the rewards and lessons I’ve learned along the way have been more than worth it. I may still hesitate and think hard about any risk I might take, but the fear does not hold me back and prevent me from doing so.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I was first introduced to chiropractic care in college when I got a job as a chiropractic assistant. I was blown away by the people I saw coming in and getting relief without the use of drugs or surgery. I quickly knew it was what I wanted to do as my career. However, I also noticed that individuals would come back multiple times a week with the same nagging complaint. They’d come in feeling terrible, walk out shinier than a hundred dollar bill, but then return in the same condition as when they started. It became obvious why chiropractic has the reputation it does in our society. This was really troubling for me. During this time, my daughter suffered from epilepsy and would have up to 10 seizures a day. Nothing we were doing was helping her. The traditional chiropractic adjustments she was receiving wasn’t having any effect on her condition. She never got sick, never got ear infections, but she suffered from intense anxiety and would have up to 10 seizures a day at times. A friend of mine recommended taking her to an upper cervical chiropractor – someone who specializes in the unique relationship between the brain stem and the top two bones in the cervical spine. After one simple adjustment to her atlas she only had 3 seizures the following week. It was a huge and immediate improvement and I knew it was what I needed to do. I decided to transition from traditional chiropractic care to specialize in upper cervical specific chiropractic care. Rather than focusing on symptoms, I focus on how the nervous system, particularly the brain stem is functioning. By making specific and precise adjustments to the top two bones of the upper neck, we are able to improve and restore neurological function – particularly brain to body communication. This focus allows individuals to find resolution rather than temporary relief to their health conditions. In 2016, I opened my office, Horizon Chiropractic Center in Ahwatukee. I have been able to help people from all over the state who suffer from things like fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, sciatica, and chronic neck or back pain. We also are blessed to be able to help a lot of individuals with ADHD, on the autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. It’s amazing to see what happens in one’s quality of life when they are free of nervous system interference and living life to the fullest. It has been an incredible journey the last 4 and a half years since I began. I have learned just how great it is to be able to give people hope, to help, and to experience the joy they feel as their life improves for the better. Playing a small part in that process is one of my most favorite things.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First, we’d grab lunch at my favorite restaurant, Perfect Pear Bistro. They’ve got the most amazing combinations on their menu and everything is delicious. I’d recommend the Tukee Pear quesadilla or the green chili queso as an appetizer, and then suggest the Cabo Spicy Cobb salad, Mushroom Marsala pasta, or bacon jalapeño grilled cheese sandwich for an entree. Then we’d head over to Crumbl Cookie for dessert. While in the valley we’d go for a short drive up to Dobbin’s Point at the top of South Mountain and over look the entire valley. Then we’d take a day trip to Sedona and visit the red rocks. I’d show him one of my favorite easy trails – Faye Canyon. We’d grab some food at Sound Bites and enjoy the live music there too. And then if time allowed I’d want to take him out to the Superstition Mountains. We’d hike a bit around Lost Dutchman State Park or take a drive to Canyon Lake and enjoy the views. Lastly, we’d grab some bbq and burritos at Jalapeño Buck’s in Mesa. Their peanut butter and jelly brisket sandwich is incredible.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the love, support, and encouragement of my parents.
Instagram: @drcameroncall. @thehorizoncenter