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Chiropractic was discovered in 1895 by D.D. Palmer. After examining a deaf janitor at his office, Dr. Palmer "adjusted" him and his hearing was immediately restored. From that beginning, chiropractic has grown into the second-largest healing methodology in the United States. There are roughly 40,000 chiropractors in the U.S. treating millions of people every day.

Chiropractic is a science and an art. It concerns itself with the relationship between the spine and the spinal nerves and their affect on overall health. Chiropractors maintain that the flow of energy on the spinal nerves is paramount to the health of the individual and any distortion or interference with that flow can result in symptoms. The most likely area for this disruption to take place is the spine, when the delicate nerves have to pass through small holes in hard bones, going out to the body and back again.

A chiropractor's task is to locate these areas of interference in the spine and restore the correct position of the vertebra to allow the free flow of energy to continue unimpeded. In other words, a chiropractor locates and corrects "pinched nerves."


Acupuncture has been around for about 5000 years. The fact that it has only recently been "discovered" in the United States takes nothing away from its effectiveness, as it has stood the test of time in treating thousands of conditions. In our office, acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic care offers an extremely powerful "one-two punch" when either chiropractoc or acupuncture alone might not be successful.

We are often asked, "Does it hurt?" The answer is no. Pre-packaged sterile needles of a very fine caliber are used and the treatments are painless. Patients often comment that they feel nothing and find the whole experience relaxing. There are no side effects with acupuncture.


Sometimes custom-made orthotics are needed to alleviate foot pain or stabilize a spinal condition. We can cast your foot here and have your inserts back in a few days.

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