Heart Disease


Decades ago, President Richard Nixon declared a “War on Cancer.” Since that time the incidence of cancer has steadily increased and there are still no effective medical treatments available. Literally trillions of dollars have gone into cancer research and treatment, yet little medical process has been made.

With approximately one out of every three people now dying from cancer, the threat is greater than ever before.

While cancer may be out number one fear, heart disease is just as big of a problem.

With approximately five out of every six people in the U.S. dying from heart disease and cancer, America is the sickest organized country in the world. If you and your family follow the same health patterns and healthcare methods as the people around you, you only have a one in six chance of avoiding these two serious degenerative illnesses.

By the time you see cancer on a test or you are having a heart attack, it is too late to start getting healthy.



All of us have cancer cells in our body right now. Every day the smallest baby to the oldest adult will make cancer cells. However, if your immune system organs are functioning normally, they will destroy these cancer cells before they become problematic.

“Everyone has between 100 to 10,000 cancer cells floating in their body at all times. If the immune system is strong, they are destroyed before any damage is done. However, new cancer cells develop every day, so you must keep your immune system in top condition. If it weakens too much, that’s when cancer can establish itself.”

– Dr. Michael Williams, Professor, Northwestern Medical School


Heart disease is a silent enemy. in most cases the first sign of a heart problem is an actual heart attack. The majority of those heart attacks are fatal. The reason this killer is so quiet is that most of the heart is working fine. However, it only takes one small valve, one muscle, or one tiny vessel to begin to quietly malfunction and the result will be disease over time.


The brain and spinal cord (Central Nervous System) totally control all functions and healing in the body. The most common and likely way to interfere with the brain and spinal cord is with the spine. Abnormal position of the spine and subluxation (misalignment) will create Central Nervous System interference. The Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC) always has common to it some form of neurological compromise. Studies have not shown which organ or organ systems are specifically compromised by certain subluxations. However one can draw conclusions based on the level of VSC and it’s anatomical relationship to certain organ functions like the heart, liver, etc.


Due to improper blood flow to and from the brain, to other organs of the body, and to the joints, people with heart conditions tend to have headaches, joint pain, neck pain, back pain and fatigue.


By following your Chiropractive spine and central nervous system corrective program, avoiding all non-prescribed drugs and toxins wherever possible, and utilizing our advanced classes on nutrition, exercise, and stress management, you and your family can improve your odds to prevent what the rest of America is dying from.

Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs and do not tell people to get off of drugs. That’s the practice of medicine. Our role is to make people aware of the dangers of poor lifestyle decisions and to optimize health naturally. As you heal, work with your prescribing physicians to help you reduce or eliminate the drugs you’re on.

While no one can make a claim to create “longer life”, through studies showing improved immunity and higher quality of life through chiropractic along with a natural lifestyle taught by your Chiropractor, clearly these things optimize your chances at longer life.

“Only 5% can attribute cancer, heart disease, and other degenerative illness to heredity – the rest is lifestyle.”

– Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health




To find what really causes you to function, you have to go to your anatomy and not to the gym or the health food store. What “causes” function is the Central Nervous System or CNS. The CNS is composed of the brain, spinal cord, and spinal nerves and it totally controls all functions and healing in the human body. As the central generator of all life, it needs maximum protection. Thus, the CNS is located inside the armor-like bones of the spinal column and skull.

To have “normal function” and as a result be considered healthy, the Central Nervous System must work without damage or interference. The most common and in fact, very likely way, to interfere or cause damage to the Central Nervous System is with the spine. “Abnormal” position of the head and spine and subluxation (misalignment of individual vertebrae) will interfere with the CNS.

“Vital information travels from the brain and spinal cord to all of the parts of the body. But, not only does information travel down the nerve, at the same time information from the peripheral parts of the body is being sent back to the brain and spinal cord. When this information is interfered with, a problem arises in the body.”     Daniel J. Murphy, DC; Spinal Biomechanics, Harrison, 1992, p.366

Before any body part or any body function can be described as “normal” or “abnormal,” healthy or unhealthy, we must first have an accurate understanding of what “normal” spinal alignment is.


When looking at a person from the front, the spine must be straight. The head, shoulders, hips and feet should be perfectly level and parallel with the ground. When looking at a person from the side, the middle of the ears, shoulders, pelvis, knees and ankles should line up in a straight line perpendicular to the ground.


The following are a few examples of when your posture and spine are abnormal:

  1. Your head is visibly tilted, shifted, or rotated in one direction.
  2. Your head is jutted out in front of your chest and shoulders.
  3. One hip is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or shifted to one side.
  4. One shoulder is higher than the other, turned in one direction, or your whole upper body is shifted to one side.

In ANY case of abnormal posture, there is interference or damage being caused to your Central Nervous System.  Although posture is a good screening tool it is still possible to have subluxations present even with good posture.  This is why x-rays are essential for a complete analysis to determine if subluxation is present.


When looking at the front view X-ray, the spinal bones (vertebrae) must also be straight. The bones must not be rotated nor tilted and no curvatures (scoliosis) can be present.

The side view X-ray must reveal three arcs, the most important arc being in the neck (cervical spine). This arc should be 45 degrees. The cervical arc is known as the “Arc of Life” because mental life impulses travel directly from the brain down this part of the spinal cord to bring life to the rest of the body. Losing your Arc of Life causes the most severe obstruction to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves (Central Nervous System).[1][2][3][4]



If your CNS is unhealthy, you cannot become truly healthy by exercising or eating right alone. You may be healthier, but you cannot be at “normal” or optimal. Any “abnormal” position of the spine, misalignment of the bones, or any changes in these curves indicate a serious problem. It is absolutely vital to understand this point—any changes from “normal” will interfere with and eventually damage the Central Nervous System. Interference and damage to the CNS will always result in “abnormal” function of the body, improper healing, and poor, abnormal, or less than optimal health.

“… Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.”

  1. Norman Shealy, MD Roger K. Cady, MD, et al; APJM, 1994, Vol. 4p. 36


If your spine and Central Nervous System are “abnormal,” there is a need for specific, scientific corrective Chiropractic care. Specific structural chiropractic adjustments will restore “normal” spinal position and alignment. By properly restoring normal curves to the spine and aligning the vertebrae, it will eliminate CNS interference, allowing your body to function and heal “normally.”

[1] Harrison Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Troyanovich SJ, Holland B. Comparisons of Lordotic Cervical Spine Curvatures to a Theoretical Ideal Model of the Static Sagittal Cervical Spine. Spine 1996;21 (6): 667-675


[2] Harrison DD, Harrison DE, Janik TJ, Cailliet R, Haas JW.  Do Alterations in Vertebral and Disc Dimensions Affect an Elliptical Model of the Thoracic Kyphosis? Spine 2003; 28(5): 463-469.


[3] Harrison DD, Cailliet R, Janik TJ, Troyanovich SJ, Harrison DE, Holland B. Elliptical Modeling of the Sagittal Lumbar Lordosis and Segmental Rotation Angles as a Method to Discriminate Between Normal and Low Back Pain Subjects. J Spinal Disord 1998; 11(5): 430-439.


[4] Janik TJ, Harrison DD, Cailliet R, Troyanovich SJ, Harrison DE. Can the Sagittal Lumbar Curvature be Closely Approximated by an Ellipse? J Orthop Res 1998; 16(6): 766-70.

How to choose the right Chiropractor



Insurance, HMO, relief care chiropractors

Insurance is designed for short-term relief of recent illness, injury, or disease. While some insurance plans do provide for care of long term and chronic illnesses, most health plans do not provide for this at all. Insurance is affordable to you and/or your company because they contain managed-care costs. Most insurance plans, particularly HMO/PPO insurance, are designed to pay for the cost of fast relief to a new strain, accident, or injury. In order to cut costs, insurance companies, particularly HMOs, utilize a number of different tactics.

Most insurance companies have either a set limit on how many visits a year you can be treated by a Chiropractor or they will require such a high co-pay that it makes care non-cost effective for the patient. This makes insurance more affordable, but does not necessarily make it possible to provide structurally corrective chiropractic care for you and your family. Some Insurance companies may also require a referral from a medical doctor or treatment from a physical therapist in an effort to avoid paying for Chiropractic care. This usually can be verified before your first appointment but is another cost to you the patient for having to see another provider to receive care that is recommended in the first place.

Insurance tends to cover only symptom based care. If your symptoms improve by the second or third visit then insurance may refuse to cover your chiropractic care. If the visit is to correct scoliosis or posture or any non symptom based treatment then insurance may deny your claim. This frustration only led Corrective Chiropractic to be out of network with insurance.  This allows us to recommend what is necessary for correction instead of only what insurance covers while still keeping our prices very affordable.

Many chiropractors choose to limit their practice to pain relief only. This is okay, but we choose to open up our scope of practice to structural corrective chiropractic in this office. While choosing to treat pain only has the pleasing benefit of pain relief, in this office, however, we feel an obligation to improve overall wellness in addition to alleviating pain.

Research shows that if your spine and Central Nervous System are left in their improper position, they will continue to degenerate silently and allow organs to malfunction and become diseased. With relief care instead of corrective care, you will not even know this is occurring because the signs and symptoms are gone!

Corrective Care Chiropractors

Disease; Spinal decay creates a “dis-ease” in the body- a lack of normal “ease” or function. In a state of dis-ease, the opportunity for disease is enhanced.

Because of the amount of time and the number of visits it takes to reconstruct and correct the spine and Central Nervous System, your insurance, HMO, or PPO is not designed to cover this type of care.

Like changing bone alignment in your mouth with braces, the duration of care and frequency of adjustments are essential to changing the bone alignment in your spine. It is also necessary to use very specific, highly-advanced techniques in order to get the subluxations in your spine corrected. Infrequent and/or non-specific spinal correction techniques will have the same effect on the spine and initial x-ray positions as infrequent non-specific braces would have on teeth. Non-specific spinal adjustments and non-specific rehabilitative techniques along with leaving areas of the spine uncorrected for sustained periods will cause the spine to worsen over time.

While all doctors want their patients to be out of pain, the focus of Corrective Care Chiropractors is to remove all interference to the Central Nervous System caused by abnormal position of the spine and subluxation (misalignment). This is done through a very specific rehabilitative program of spinal adjustments, stretches, and exercises that are unique for each individual.

The frequency and cost of care are determined by the severity of the subluxation and abnormal position of your spine. An insurance program shouldn’t be the determining reason. While your pain relief is of great concern to us, to determine your health by subjective findings only would be to compromise your well-being and our integrity as physicians.

Purifying Our Body


Let’s start by taking a quick test:

  • Do you or have you eaten processed foods?
  • Do you eat non-organic fruits and vegetables?
  • Do you eat meat and poultry that is not free-range?
  • Do you consume genetically-altered food?
  • Do you or have you ever used artificial sweeteners?
  • Do you drink soda?
  • Do the foods you eat have preservatives, additives, dyes or sweeteners added?
  • Do you or have you ever consumed margarine or partially hydrogenated fats?
  • Do you eat fast foods and/or eat out regularly?
  • Do you charbroil or grill foods?
  • Do you drink coffee regularly?
  • Do you drink alcohol?
  • Do you drink tap water?

If you said yes to three or more, then it is likely that your diet contributes significantly to your toxic load. You are constantly exposed to other irritants such as cigarette smoke, pollution, hair dyes, hair spray, dry cleaning chemicals, cosmetics, exhaust fumes, soaps, perfumes, cleaners and drugs. This everyday exposure to these substances may have you feeling less than your best, experiencing: weight gain, fatigue or difficulty sleeping, poor digestion, food cravings, reduced mental clarity, low libido. The liver is not only responsible for dietary toxins but everything put on the skin or even things we smell, enter the body and must be acted upon by the liver.

Healthy liver function supports the body in burning fat for energy. In addition to its role in fat burning, the liver also synthesizes fatty acids from amino acids and sugars and assists in producing lipoproteins, cholesterol and phospholipids. The liver makes a substance called glucose tolerance factor (GTF) from chromium and glutathione. GTF partners with the body’s natural insulin to regulate and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The liver converts any sugars that are not required for immediate energy needs into glycogen and fat. Glycogen is stored both in the liver and the muscle tissue. The fat is deposited into undesirable areas.

Because we are exposed to high levels of foreign substances and overconsume chemically-treated, synthetically-produced food, extra purification is needed. The best purification programs utilize whole food supplements, pure food, and water to give the body the resources it needs so that it can purify and rebuild itself naturally. These programs generally place an emphasis on the liver and colon because these two organs play a major role in supporting the digestive system. Therefore, purifying the body helps you to achieve a higher level of health by cleansing the body from the inside out.

As a society, we face increasing amounts of challenges in our environment. We encounter substances every day from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink, including: medications, pesticides, heavy metals, fumes, synthetic materials, cigarette smoke, caffeine, preservatives, antibiotics, unfiltered water, and much more. In addition to these environmental challenges, our bodies produce waste by-products (such as ammonia, carbon dioxide and free radicals) as a result of normal metabolism that need to be eliminated. If these toxins are not neutralized and eliminated, the result is sub-optimal health.

You may be asking if you have toxins in your body. Think for a moment of all the foods and drinks you have consumed over your lifetime. The amount could literally add up to tens of thousands of pounds (thank goodness our bodies eliminate a majority of them, but needs help).

Purification, also known as detoxification or cleansing, is the process of addressing the natural and acquired toxins in the body. The liver, digestive tract, kidneys, bladder, lymphatic system, lungs, and skin are the major organs systems that are involved in the neutralization and elimination of toxins.

As you embark on a purification program, you may experience some changes. These may include a mild throbbing headache, generalized aches, itchy skin and fatigue within the first few days and will disappear in a day or two. These are normal occurrences as the body detoxifies and will pass quickly. During the program you will generally feel increased energy, better digestion, less bloating, clearer skin, shinier hair, increase in the quantity of bowel movements, and the disappearance or lessening of past conditions (PMS, digestive problems, headaches, etc.).

Upon completion of the recommended program, you will have a different mindset about food, your body and your health. You may experience some or all of the following: Increased energy/vitality, improved overall health, weight reduction, improved digestion, improved physical appearance, removal of food addictions, clearer thinking and improved elimination.

Five Practices for Better Health


Myths vs. Facts

When are you and your family well?

Myth: When we are feeling good.

Fact: The people who are feeling good often die of heart attacks, find out they have cancer, or wake up sick after feeling good all of their lives.

You and your family are only well when the normal amount of mental “life” impulses from the brain and spinal cord can reach the body through the nerves at 100%. 100% full flow equals 100% full God-given health potential.

“Life” is from God. The Life coming from the brain and spinal cord is the power that totally controls all functions and healing in the body. The power is on only when you place no interference in its natural path.


How do you and your family Get Sick?

Myth: Somebody around us is sick and bugs, bacteria, viruses, or pollen floats around and we catch them like a baseball. We get cancer or heart disease because of poor genetics, bad luck (God’s will, we were dealt a bad hand), or old age.

Fact: The cause of sickness is interference. The most common and likely way to interfere with the brain and spinal cord is abnormal position of the spine and subluxation (misalignment). This interference to the flow of “Life” impulses will cause the organs of the body to function and heal poorly. The power is off!

Stress and inadequate movement also cause interference. Bugs, pollen, bacteria, and even cancer are always present in your body. “Everyone has from 100 to 10,000 cancer cells floating in their body at all times. If the immune system is strong, they are destroyed before and damage is done. However, new cancer cells develop every day, so you must keep your immune system in top condition. If it weakens too much that’s when cancer can establish itself.”

Dr. Michael Williams, Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School

“Nerve fibers go into virtually every organ of the immune system. We found that if you took the nerves away from the spleen or lymph nodes (organs of the immune system), you virtually stopped immune responses in their tracks.”

Dr. Davide Feltoen, M.D., Ph. D. reported in his research at the University of Rochester

Contemporary scientists clearly highlight the role of the immune system in warding off cancer. Genetic factors may or may not play are role and are in fact under scrutiny as genetics may create a pre-disposition but can typically be overcome by not falling into the traps that trigger disease.


How do you and your family get well?

Myth: Through the use of drugs, vitamins, surgery, herbs, or some kind of doctor.

Fact: By eliminating interference to normal body function and healing. Chiropractors do not heal you, they remove interference to the flow of mental “Life” impulses by correcting your spine. They turn the power on!

Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs and do not tell people to get off of drugs. That’s the practice of medicine. Our role is to make people aware of the dangers of poor lifestyle decisions and to optimize health naturally. As you heal, work with your prescribing physicians to help you reduce or eliminate the drugs you’re on.

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice; once from the disease, and once from the medicine.”

William Usler, MD

How do you and your family stay well?

Fact: Every single day you and your family must consider the four ways to reach your God-given health potential.  Approximately five out of six Americans will die from heart disease and cancer. Few will live long, quality, productive lives. What the average American does for their health has not been working. For you and your family to survive and thrive, you must consider all four ways every day.















Every single day you and your family must are bombarded with these5 Fundamentals to reach your optimal health potential. Without any of these Essentials, you are unable to live a long, healthy and fulfilled life that you are meant to live. Each of these Essentials work together to keep your cells in optimal shape and your body functioning at the highest level. If you only focus on one of these essentials, such as exercise, you are leaving out other core elements that keep your body healthy.


Get to know each of the following essentials and understand how they all work together and need to be practiced from the moment you wake up until the time you go to sleep each night.


  1. Nerve Supply

The spine and Central Nervous System must be in its normal position and alignment in order for the normal amount of “Life” impulses to flow to the body. A Chiropractic rehabilitative program is specifically designed for you to reduce or correct objective findings discovered upon examination. Your posture and how your vertebrae are aligned affect your central nervous system and how well it functions. Damage and misalignment of your spine is more common than many of us realize. In our office, it’s done with the intention of reducing or eliminating interference to your Central Nervous System. You then must retain your spinal health the rest of your lives. Keep you power on!

  1. Reduce Stress

Time and stress management, improving your relationships with others, and making sure that you get adequate amounts of sleep. Working on all of these area’s help to improve a negative attitude and help your overall peace and well-being from within yourself. The body only heals when it is at rest. By not getting enough rest and indulging in too much stress, you and your family interfere with healing and body function.


  1. Quality Nutrition

What you put into your body affects how you feel each and every day. Food is the fuel that your body needs to continue to power and heal itself on a daily basis. Diets that are high in carbohydrates, have pH or omega-3 imbalances or are nutrient deficient, have negative effects not only on your body, but can create a lot of symptoms such as depression, brain fog, stress and fatigue.

  1. Increased Oxygen & Lean Muscle


Exercise allows your body to take in higher levels of oxygen and creates lean muscle that keeps both your body and mind healthy. Studies have shown that exercise consistently match or exceed the benefits of antidepressants. This is your opportunity to decrease fat and increase lean muscle tissue. You and your family intake and absorb oxygen more efficiently when you are moving. Without some form of proper, regular exercise you interfere with normal oxygen supply.

  1. Minimize Toxins

Toxins and chemicals surround us in our everyday lives and are included in items such as medications, refined foods, household cleaners and the items we cook with! Each of these toxins affect our bodies in a negative way and inhibit us from functioning at optimal levels.


Rather than be a specialist in one organ or one of the type of disease, Dr. Wickstrom is a specialists in removing interference to your God-given health potential. We offer programs and advanced classes on spinal correction, nutrition, exercise, stress management, and time management.





Whole Body Vibration

Vibration Platforms, an innovative and effective new tool for rehabilitation, pain relief, and biomechanical improvement.  The benefits of whole body vibration has been researched extensively in Europe and Russia, and exciting new studies are beginning to accumulate in the United States that correlate with the information from across the world.

Although many people will exhibit disbelief, even incredulity, when confronted with their first experience of whole body vibration there are a number of metaphorical analogies that may help to explain exactly why whole body vibration works as well as it does.  Many people are familiar with hand-held massagers that apply a localized vibration to the muscles, aiding in relaxation, waste dispersion, pain management, and blood circulation.  What has been done with vibration platforms is they have essentially created a system through which the entire body can experience these beneficial effects, not just one area.  When the body experiences whole body vibration, it responds by activating the postural muscles to maintain proprioception (balance), and this in turn speeds blood and lymph circulation throughout the body.  The collagen in the body that makes up the tendons, ligaments, and discs begins to heat up and become more fluid, improving ranges of motion and flexibility.  Try placing a sealed container of water on a vibration platform – it will look like it’s boiling!

Many people know that a broken bone will heal quicker under stress (Wolff’s Law), and that same law of biomechanics applies to healthy bones as well.  The stimulation of the muscles and tendons has an osteoblastic effect upon the bones, and since bone growth requires osteoblastic activity, it has been scientifically proven that whole body vibration will increase bone density!  If this still seems a bit hard to believe, try placing a container filled with sand or gravel on top of a vibration platform.  The material inside the container will quickly be shaken down to a smooth, even surface.  This is a model of what happens to the bone-collagen matrix inside the bones!  It is re-aligned and strengthened by the shifting and shaking motions going on all around it.

This same analogy can also be utilized when it comes to explaining why a vibration platform decreases pain and inflammation.  As you stand on a vibration platform, you may feel a slight “buzz” in injured areas while in a certain position.  By holding that position, you can apply the vibratory forces to help dissipate the inflammation, relax the tissues, and relieve the pain.

Lastly, whole body vibration also affects hormonal production in the body.  Levels of the Human Growth Hormone more than triple when you are standing on a vibration platform!  This hormone is very important for healing and regeneration.  Testosterone, which also plays a role in the rehabilitation of injured tissue, increases as well.  But there is one type of hormone that actually decreases while you are on a vibration platform.  Can you guess which one?  Cortisol – otherwise known as, “the stress hormone.”

The benefits for whole body vibration is becoming endless with the number of research studies flooding the market. Take the time to find out from your doctor if whole body vibration is what you need. As always Dr. Bret Wickstrom from Corrective Chiropractic Greenville NC is available to discuss this application.


Scoliosis is a NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL condition.

The Cobb angle is merely a “symptom” of the disease.

To correct scoliosis, we must address the underlying cause behind why the body developed the abnormal lateral curvature.  To do this involves much more than mere “spinal manipulation.”

First, precision x-rays provide a 3-dimensional picture of the structure of the entire spine – not just the Big Curve.  These x-rays are analyzed using scientific, reproducible methods that do not solely measure lateral bending – as is the case with Cobb’s angle – but also measure rotation of the vertebral bodies, which, is an integral factor in why a scoliosis develops.  The lateral bending component cannot be addressed until the abnormal rotation is corrected.

Structure is correlated with function through the use of computerized dual inclinometers (range of motion) & algometry (muscle testing).  According to the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th edition, this system is considered to be the “Gold Standard” for measuring function.

Finally, a full range of orthopedic & neurological exams, health questionnaires, posture grid pictures, and spirometry (lung capacity) testing provide a baseline of the patient’s status.

Once all of this information, including a complete medical history, is obtained, we will have an idea if the patient is a good candidate for non-surgical scoliosis correction.

An MRI may be necessary in cases of atypical scoliosis to rule out pathology (such as a conjoined nerve root).  If underlying complications are revealed, surgical intervention may be required.  Chiropractic intervention is contraindicated in some instances.



If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood upon the shoulders of giants.

-Sir Isaac Newton

There is research to show that what is known as idiopathic scoliosis develops due to interference on the nerves responsible for maintaining symmetry & balance during growth.

Doctors of Chiropractic use the word subluxation to refer to this type of interference in the nervous system.  Correcting and removing subluxations is the specialty of a chiropractor.

However, restoring normal function to the nervous system is only the first step in treating scoliosis.  The body has developed patterns of living with scoliosis that must be addressed simultaneously for treatment to be effective.

In addition to Chiropractic adjustments and manipulation, this includes:


1) Rehabilitation of the ligaments & intervertebral discs;

2) Isometric, rather than isotonic, exercises to balance the strength of the core postural muscles;

3) Whole-body vibration to enhance neuromuscular proprioceptive re-training & re-model bone tissue;

4) Gait therapy to change how the body relates to gravity on a daily basis.


Patient compliance is an essential part of our protocols.  The doctor and the patient must work together, and the patient must commit to following through with a daily exercise & rehabilitation program.

If the patient cannot or will not comply with this active rehabilitation process, they cannot be helped.  While there may be reductions in the Cobb angle, these improvements are inevitably temporary as the body reverts back to depending upon the strong muscle groups and the old programmed biomechanical patterns.

However, to date, we have never failed to achieve & maintain results in patients who are committed to sharing the responsibility for their spinal health.

Every aspect of our treatment protocol is based upon research and objective outcome assessment.  If we cannot explain why a particular therapy is effective, we do not advocate it.  Similarly, if we cannot demonstrate to our patients & healthcare colleagues that we are achieving results, we do not have the right to continue providing care.

Everything done must be measurable, definable, and congruent with the laws of physics & science.

The focus of Corrective Chiropractic of Greenville NC is simple: to obtain the best possible results for our patients.  To this end, we have evaluated dozens of chiropractic techniques; we have worked with & learned from massage therapists, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and various scoliosis specialists; we have explored thousands of pages of research related to every facet of scoliosis treatment.

Our intention is to review everything that anyone has ever done that has achieved positive results in scoliosis treatment; to analyze the theory & science behind their results; and, to incorporate the most effective of these methods into a comprehensive protocol.  We then share this information at seminars, workshops, and conferences, without regard for ego or professional benefit.

It is our sincere belief that to truly eradicate scoliosis from our planet will require the combined effort of every member of the healthcare profession.  Although we do not promote surgery & bracing as an effective means of correcting scoliosis, it is not our intention to disparage those doctors who are only doing what they feel is best for their patients.  Rather, we would like to open new doors in the realms of scoliosis screening and rehabilitation, and provide scoliosis patients with more options for treatment.

Chiropractic an Emerging Form of Healing


Is chiropractic a new, emerging field of medicine? Chiropractic’s first came about in 1895 when Daniel David Palmer performed the first chiropractic adjustment on Harvey Lillard, who was partially deaf. Lillard mentioned a few days later to Palmer that his hearing seemed better. Although this is beginning of chiropractic it is not necessarily the first time a bone or joint had been adjusted or manipulated.

It would be quite impossible to trace the origin of bone/joint manipulation because it has undoubtedly existed in one form or another since the beginning of man. Bone setting has historically been mentioned in records found in several cultures and several centuries ago. Such cultures as American Indians, ancient Chinese, England(1656), Spanish(16th Century), Rome (460BC), and Greece just to name a few.

How could something that was used thousands of years ago be so effective today? The truth is, Chiropractic works. It worked for thousands of years and that’s why it is still here today. Anything that doesn’t work goes away – Chiropractic has withstood the test of time. However, our curiosity about WHY or HOW Chiropractic works prompts many to do research and document the success it has had. The wonderful thing about researching Chiropractic is that the results consistently come back saying that Chiropractic works!

One example is that chiropractic has become more mainstream for animals especially horses. Studies and research has shown that animals did exceptionally well with Chiropractic. It is known that animals are not subject to a placebo effect. Research has also reinforced its effect in double-blind clinical trials on humans given real Chiropractic vs. “sham Chiropractic”.

The effect of Chiropractic can best be described as restoring function. Getting the body to do what it already knows how to do. Chiropractic works on a great number of health conditions. After Chiropractic treatments, respiratory systems, digestive systems, circulatory systems, and eyes or vision had positive results. The patients stated that it was easier to breathe, it improved their digestive function, they noticed they had clearer or better vision, and improved hearing.

There is still much to learn. We know that Chiropractic improves circulation, regulates blood sugar levels, reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and affects white blood cell activity, balances body temperature, and reduces pain anywhere in the body. We also know that it effects the neurological, digestive, hormonal, electromagnetic, lymphatic, urogenital, cardiovascular and other systems in the body.

Experiencing Chiropractic is a pleasure. Our structural focused chiropractor will sit with you and discuss your health condition. Not just your primary complaint, but everything that’s happening. They spend time with you and truly listen. They compile what’s referred to as a “pattern of disharmony”. A view of the entire body and every symptom as a whole. Then the structural chiropractor will treat the body – not the symptom directly. Traditional chiropractic will tend to focus on symptoms and while that has its place a structurally focused chiropractor takes that extra step to correct the problem. Our chiropractors will address the underlying reason why the condition exists, and not just chase the symptom. You should expect to spend some time not only on that visit but subsequent ones. Your issue (believe it or not) did not happen overnight, it’s been there for a while and has slowly gotten worse. Unless you were unfortunately in a severe car or auto accident.

The results are marvelous, and speak for themselves! If you are not succeeding in addressing your health condition, if you are simply managing instead of eliminating your symptoms, if you are tired of chasing symptoms, are tired of the approach that is being used, or tired of the side-effects of your current treatments, try Chiropractic. Contact Corrective Chiropractic of Greenville NC; You’ll be glad you did!


Diarrhea, bloating, gas, and skin rashes to more serious conditions like cancer, osteoporosis, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, cancer and leukemia. Arthritis, acne, allergies, Alzheimer’s, anemia, anthrax, asthma, attention deficit, autism, bedwetting, breast cancer, brucellosis, campylobacter infections, high cholesterol, colic, common cold, congestion, constipation, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, depression, ear infections, early maturity, E-coli, food poisoning, headaches, heart disease, heartburn, infertility, irritable bowel, irritability, kidney stones, lymphoma, lactose intolerance, leukemia, Listeria, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, mucus congestion, migraines, mad cow disease, mastitis, menopausal symptoms and premature menopause, mood swings, multiple sclerosis, nasal congestion, obesity, osteoporosis, ovarian cancer, prostitis, Quixote syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, salmonella, sinusitis, stroke, stomach aches, sudden infant death, testicular cancer, and uterine cancer.

I am only going to touch on a few of the above issues but if you find that you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at Corrective Chiropractic of Greenville, NC.

Osteoporosis has been discovered to be primarily caused by diet. A high animal protein diet along with acid in the foods we eat must be neutralized in the body. Fruits and vegetables perform all neutralizing necessary. However, because the American diet is deficient in fruits and vegetables and is high in acid foods, the primary neutralizer of dietary acid becomes our bones. Our bones dissolve to release alkaline materials. The milk protein accelerates the excretion of calcium from the blood through the kidneys. This causes bone loss. A good medical doctor will tell you to stop the intake of all dairy when you are diagnosed with osteoporosis! Due to this protein causing excretion of calcium, heavy meat eaters are most prone. Vegetarians on average need 50% less calcium since they are not dumping as much.


Recently, cow’s milk has been linked to Type I Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is considered an “autoimmune response” where the body’s cells attack its own pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Diabetes Magazine has written several articles to the effect that early consumption of dairy will trigger this autoimmune response. In other words hold off on feeding it to your children.

Cows milk is the number one allergic food in this country. Milk intolerance has sent many people running to the hospital in digestive distress. Milk is documented as causing diarrhea, cramps, bloating, gas, gastrointestinal bleeding, rashes, acne, arthrosclerosis and iron-deficiency anemia and many other health conditions. Dairy products are the number one cause of childhood ear infections, runny noses and lowered immune response.

In addition to the research linking milk consumption to infertility, I have found in my own practice this relationship to be accurate. I also found that patients with PMS issues and morning sickness were able in some cases to completely resolve their conditions simply by omitting dairy from their diet.

Food for Thought

Due to years of Dairy Industry programming, most people believe they need to consume large, daily quantities of milk to achieve good health. NOTHING could be further from the truth. The first concern when we think about omitting milk from our diets, is “where am I going to get my calcium from?” The answer is simple. You can get your calcium from the same source where cows get theirs –green foods. Looking at other countries, on average, they consume less than half the amount of calcium we are recommended to take, yet their bones and teeth are stronger.

Cow’s milk is rich in phosphorus which binds to calcium and prevents you from absorbing the calcium in milk. The calcium cows consume from plants has a large amount of magnesium in it. Magnesium is critical to calcium absorption. The calcium in cow’s milk is basically useless because it has insufficient magnesium content in it.

Those nations with the highest amount of dairy and meat consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. Milk again, due to its high protein content actually LEACHES calcium from the body.

Is it possible to get enough calcium from foods? It’s doubtful. Not by today’s commercial growing practices. Mostly you need to supplement. Get calcium lactate from Corrective Chiropractic here in Greenville NC, as it is the most easily absorbable form. Eat large amounts of dark green leafy vegetables.

Keep in mind that each bite of hard cheese has TEN TIMES whatever was in that sip of milk… because it takes ten pounds of milk to make one pound of cheese. Each bite of ice cream has 12 times … and every swipe of butter 21 times whatever is contained in the fat molecules in a sip of milk.

Milk Yum


During WWII, milk became a precious commodity. A great beverage in times of famine. At that time the dairy industry realized it had a ‘gold mine’ and it could make a fortune making milk a part of the every-day diet. How did they do that? (If you have not seen the TV series Mad Men I suggest you take the opportunity to see how the marketing agency knows how to get people to spend their hard earned money.) The dairy lobbyist and marketing team supplied schools with nutrition books that favored high dairy diets. The marketing company knew if kids started drinking milk, it would create a lifetime habit. Seems like smart marketing.


Obviously they were right. Today, the dairy industry continues to perpetuate a story that convinces the mass populace to make dairy a necessary part of the diet, ruining the population’s health in the process. Dairy is not a natural part of the human diet. It is designed for calf’s. Cow’s milk is a high fat fluid exquisitely designed to turn a 65 lb baby calf into a 400 lb cow in one year! An individual will take anywhere from 18-21 years to reach maturity, and a fraction of the weight of a cow. We are the only species that continues to drink milk past weaning. We are also the only species that will drink the milk of another species. It is not natural.

You’ve made it this far… so, what’s wrong with milk? Lots.


Milk is heated to a temperature that kills the beneficial bacteria naturally produced. Raw milk will sour and pasteurized milk will rot when left out of a refrigerator. The pasteurization process destroys many precious enzymes, vitamins, healthy micro-organisms and the delicate three-dimensional structure of milk proteins. This leads to people experiencing moderate to severe allergic and gastrointestinal problems. Interesting enough dairy companies have to add calcium (usually synthetic) back into its milk products because the very enzymes that are needed for the assimilation of calcium are destroyed during pasteurization.

Our pancreas becomes stressed because it will try to take over the lost enzymes, overstressing and weakening the pancreas and subjecting it to diabetes.


Unlike cholesterol in fresh milk, the cholesterol in homogenized and powdered milk is oxidized and it becomes rancid cholesterol which promotes heart disease. Dairy is supposed to have fat in it. Butterfat, in addition to containing an easily soluble form of Vitamin A, contains re-arranged acids which have strong anti-carcinogenic properties. But now the butterfat is homogenized, or broken up into very tiny fragments of fat globules. This fat tends to be sticky, surrounds the protein enzyme called xanthine oxidase, accumulating on the walls of arteries, is absorbed into the blood stream and homogenization also subjects the butterfat to rancidity. Creating skim milk helped to satisfy the issue of rancidity.

When you look at milk today, compared to 50 years ago it doesn’t even look the same. It is a blue, thin substance. Milk from cows that are range fed on grasses is not blue, it is yellow-white. It is thick and creamy, not watery.

Of course our obsession with fat being the cause of heart disease is why it changed. But now we know better. Without the butterfat, the body cannot fully utilize the fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. In its raw state, it is a good source of utilizable Vitamin A.

Steroid hormones survive homogenization, as do dioxins and antibiotics, and protein hormones.


Due to the change of feed, environment and hormones fed to cattle, cows are overwhelmingly sick. As a result, antibiotics have become a regular part of a cows “diet” to keep them “well”. There are 53 antibiotics regularly used.

With the overuse of antibiotics alone in cows it has created a plethora of antibiotic resistant bacteria in humans.

Synthetic Hormones:

All cows’ milk contains 59 active hormones. One hormone that cows regularly get injected with is BGH (Bovine Growth Hormone). Making their pituitary glands large. BGH stimulates the production of another hormone called IGF-1, which speeds up the cow’s metabolism, causing her to produce up to 30 percent more milk. Cows now give an average of 55 pounds of milk a day, and even as high as 121 pounds per day, compared to 1-4 pounds 50 years ago.

IGF-1 is a powerful growth hormone called Insulin-like Growth Factor ONE (IGF-1). By a freak of nature it is identical in cows and humans. This hormone is considered to be a “fuel cell” for any cancer, especially breast, prostate and colon cancers. IGF-1 stands for insulin-like growth factor. It survives pasteurization and human intestinal digestion. It can be directly absorbed into the human bloodstream, particularly in infants, setting the stage for Infantile Diabetes.


Most cows’ milk has measurable quantities of herbicides, pesticides, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), up to 53 powerful antibiotics, blood, pus, feces (Idaho allows 320,000 pus cells per liter), bacteria and viruses.


80% of the protein in milk is casein. Casein is a powerful binder. It is a polymer used to make plastics and a powerful glue typically used for building furniture. It is used in thousands of processed foods as a binder as “caseinate”.


Cows milk is allowed to have feces in it. Milk is typically pasteurized for 15 seconds at 162 degrees Fahrenheit – hot enough to kill the delicate enzymes and beneficial bacteria, but not hot enough to sanitize. Boiling at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for several minutes is required to fully sanitize. A major source of bacteria.


One cubic centimeter (cc) of commercial cow’s milk is allowed to have up to 750,000 somatic cells (common name is “PUS”) and 20,000 live bacteria before it is taken off the market. That amounts to 20 million live bacteria and up to 750 MILLION pus cells per liter.

Allergens and…:

Cows milk has scores of allergens, fat and cholesterol. The pus in the milk or lactoferrins and immunoglobulins causing allergic responses.

Synthetic Vitamin D:

Known to be toxic to the liver is worse than originally thought. It is rat poison! Marketed to the dairy industry as “Safe and Sensible Pest Control”, Vitamin D-3 is added to the milk we drink as an “ecologically sound method of pest control”. Vitamin D-3 kills rats by vitamin overdose – by mobilizing excessive amounts of calcium out of animals’ bones. Vitamin D-3 (Calciferol) is rat poison. Yet is marketed to humans as a necessary ingredient to help absorb calcium and harden bones!


According to the dairy journal Hoards Dairyman 89% of America’s dairy herds have the leukemia virus.


There are nearly 10 million dairy cows in the world. Each of these produce a minimum of 100 pounds of methane gas per year. That amounts to almost a billion pounds of methane gas released into the atmosphere each year. “Milk is a very strong pollutant: it is about 400 times more polluting than untreated sewage. To put it another way, 1,000 gallons of milk has the same polluting potential as the untreated sewage from a town of 7,000 people.”

Next blog will dive into the health issues associated with dairy.