Chiropractor in Virginia Beach : Dr. Mithra Green
2nd Generation Chiropractor
I was born in 1970 at Manhattan General Hospital. My mother quickly moved us to Boulder, Colorado where she married my stepfather. I grew up there as part of a Buddhist community. I learned to meditate at a young age and continue the practice.
In 1990 I attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I was a chemistry major by day and a bartender by night. In ‘92, my biological father, a chiropractor, contacted me and we resumed our relationship.
My Chiropractic Story…
I had never been to a chiropractor and ignorantly referred to them as “witch doctors” and “quacks.” I was persuaded to see one in Fort Collins, Dr. Scott White, to help improve my own health.
At Colorado State University, I played rugby and was an avid mountain biker. I had suffered chronic knee and shoulder pains for years. Each winter an inner ear problem would cause me great pain when snowboarding due to the elevation change.
Despite being his worst patient, Dr. White helped me tremendously. He showed how my body could heal itself in spite of my belief that my injuries were chronic and permanent.
In ‘94 I decided to attend Life University in Atlanta to become a chiropractor. My stepsister was attending school, and now practices in Virginia Beach. She married my fraternity brother a chiropractor in Norfolk (There are several Chiropractors in my family). In ‘99, I graduated with a 3.5GPA and became an associate doctor in my fathers’ office where I learned low force adjusting. I am also a Certified Fellow of CBP (Clinical Bio-mechanics of Posture).
The patient does the healing, I can only help guide them in the right direction
I used to think I’m the doctor, I’m going to fix you. Now I realize that it’s the patient that does the healing, I can only help guide them in the right direction. I find it most satisfying now when a patient comes to me and talks about new ways they can improve their own health, rather then me telling them what they need to do.
Taking responsibility for one’s own health is a very empowering moment that I love to witness. I’m continually amazed at the body’s own recuperative powers. Patients can heal from almost any injury or disease if given the time and opportunity. Chiropractic provides that opportunity to unleash our own bodies capacity for health.
On a personal note…
In ‘00, I fell in love with a teacher named Jennifer and we married the following year. In ‘02, we had our first son, Weston, at home. I opened my first office on Indian River Road later that year, with my wife working as receptionist. In ‘06, our second son, Spencer, was born, followed by Cooper in ‘07, all at home. My wife Jennifer is an apprentice midwife. Our office provides office space for Seven Cities Midwifery, a homebirth midwife practice.
I play at TVA (Tidewater Volleyball League) on a mens league indoor and beach volleyball team. I volunteer with Great Neck Baseball Association where two of my three sons play. On Friday’s over the summer I enjoy walking down to Chix Beach for neighborhood family volleyball games.
I’m active in local healthcare politics. I served two terms as president of the Hampton Roads Chiropractic Association. I live off Shore Drive and on sunny weekends you will find me and my family down at the beach. I enjoy running (completed the Rock and Roll half marathon) and yoga in my spare time.
Thanks for visiting our site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our office a call, or email me using the link below and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.
Sincerely, Dr. Mithra Green, D.C.