A Chiropractor is a Doctor of Chiropractic (i.e. – “D.C.”). A Chiropractor’s primary specialty is locating and
correcting the vertebral subluxation. Many people think of Chiropractic as a means of treating neck pain and
back pain, but doctors of Chiropractic are holistic practitioners who consider man as an integrated being,
and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal,
musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
The practice and procedures utilized by Chiropractors are based on academic and clinical training received
through accredited chiropractic colleges. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include but are not limited
to specific adjustments to the skeletal frame, trigger point and massage therapy to the musculature, and
computerized surface EMG and Thermography readings. X-rays are also utilized when necessary.
Chiropractic is a drug-free, non-surgical science that focuses on the innate, recuperative healing powers of
the body. The maximization of the human genetic potential is the ideal goal of the principled Chiropractor.
Note: A Chiropractor does not diagnose and treat specific conditions, but is an expert in removing
interference to the system of your body, and it is your body that is in charge of healing you.
A Brain Stem Specialist is a Chiropractor with advanced training in the C1 and C2 area of the spine. These
two bones are the home of the medulla oblongata, or the lowest portion of the brain stem. This most
sensitive and highly developed area of the central nervous system is the coordination center for your entire
body. Your success or failure as a chiropractic patient depends on this area being clear or the slightest
Keeping this area “clear” involves special instrumentation, x-ray, and adjusting techniques. Of the estimated
55,000 licensed Chiropractors in the U.S., 1,500 are specialized in this very unique form of Chiropractic. A
Brain Stem Specialist may also adjust the lower bones of the spine and extremities, but the primary focus is
always the brain stem.
Yes! Chiropractic deals with finding and fixing the cause of your problem, not just addressing the symptoms
that you have manifested over the past lifetime. With appropriate care, almost all cases see improvement.
The improvement that we speak of is removing the devastating nerve interference then allowing the body to
take over and heal naturally…the way God intended.
This is where our instrumentation comes in. Our experience has shown us that the inherent weaknesses in
the body are present for many years before the symptoms actually show up, even in the case of acute
trauma. Our instrumentation ( thermography) allows us to accurately give you a whole health picture of your
body imbalance. Once this is determined, realistic health goals can then be set. How long will it take?
Simply put, we don’t know until we scan you. For some patients, like Harvey Lillard, results are immediate;
however, most cases see dramatic improvement within 5 – 7 visits.
How much will it cost? Appropriate question: How much is the investment?
This is a variable for all cases. Our office can verify your insurance benefits and send out an up-to-date fee
schedule. Simply put, the investment depends on the chronic nature of the problem, your overall life stress,
and your health goals.
Case dependant - since there are 274 different combinations of misalignment in the upper cervical area (C1
and C2) of the spine. Administering specific upper cervical adjustments is not a light matter. Your health, our
office, and the specificity of the adjustment require the need for cervical films to be taken in most instances.
What is the goal of the chiropractic adjustment?
For many years, Chiropractors were thought to “crack bones”. However, the true goal of any Principled
Chiropractor is to ADJUST specific bones in the spinal column which are putting slight pressure on the
nervous system. The ultimate goal is to remove nerve interference so that the human body is allowed to
function more fully to its God-given, genetic potential.
The Big Idea in Chiropractic is that your body was created with an Innate Intelligence that runs every aspect
of your being. This Innate Intelligence is “housed” in your Central Nervous System (The brain, brain-stem,
and spinal cord). When pressure is placed on your CNS (through a bone putting pressure on your nerves),
you are virtually UNABLE to live up to your God-given, genetic potential. Essentially, the Big Idea is to
REMOVE this pressure from your CNS, thus enabling you to function at your optimal potential.
What are the “5 Factors of Health?”
4. Optimal mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being (A Positive Mental Attitude)
5. A Nervous System free of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex
Can children benefit from Chiropractic care?
Yes. 8 out of 10 children worldwide are born with a misalignment of the C1 vertebra. If left undetected and
uncorrected, this minor misalignment causes a whole host of problems later in life. See our Kids page for
The first Chiropractic patient was a deaf man by the name of Harvey Lillard. Mr. Lillard, a janitor, had
explained to D.D. Plamer that 17 years earlier, he had been in a stooped-over position picking something
up, and heard a “pop” in his neck. Mr. Lillard could not even hear a horse carriage clattering down a
cobblestone street. See our page on the History of Chiropractic Care.
Simply put, a subluxation is a vertebra in the spine putting pressure on the Central Nervous System. More
complexly, the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) can involve muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons,
meninges as well as peripheral and central nervous system components. remember, that subluxation are
silent , they don't cause pain, but it's the accumulation of unhealthy cells that cause the symptoms, from
nerve inerferance. The symptoms can be anything from pain, stiffness as well as organ malfunction
The “popping” or “cracking” sound is much like cracking your knuckles. It is a release of gas from the joint
capsule. This, however, is not the adjustment. The specific movement, of a specific bone, in a specific way,
at a specific time, by a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic IS the adjustment.
Is it necessary to adjust my neck? …. I’m scared?
The cervical region (neck) is the primary problem area in 95% of people alive today. This region must be
addressed if optimum function is to occur. We’ve even had cases of low-back pain totally caused by cervical
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