Jonathan Lesch was studying accounting at Le Moyne College when he injured his neck in a boating accident.
It was the early 1990s, and after the driver turned quickly, Lesch fell out of his seat and hit his head.
“At that age, you just expect it to go away,” he said of his resulting stiff neck. “It wasn’t going away. So I broke down and went to a chiropractor. I ended up seeing Dr. (David) Petrosino, who was very helpful. He’s still in town here, and after two or three visits I had all my range of motion back. That’s kind of when I knew what I wanted to do the rest of my life.”
Lesch, who has now been a chiropractor in Auburn for nearly two decades, is sharing his knowledge with other doctors and patients through two new self-published books. Both titled “End Back Pain & Enjoy Life Again: The Ultimate Guide to Immediate Relief,” the manuals provide a first aid approach to dealing with lower back pain, in addition to specific exercises and strengthening techniques. One edition of the book is meant for doctors, the other for patients.