Ten leading chiropractors will provide you with valuable insights into how chiropractic care can improve your health.
About The Authors
Dr. David Friedman is a Chiropractic Physician and certified Doctor of Naturopathy. He received a post-doctorate certification from Harvard Medical School and is a former teacher of Neurology. Dr. Friedman is often referred to as the "Chiropractor to the Stars," as his list of patients includes some of today's top celebrities and movie stars. As "The Health Expert" for Lifetime Television's morning show and host of a syndicated talk radio show, he shares cutting edge health segments with millions of people every week. Dr. Friedman is a board qualified Chiropractic Neurologist and a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Naturopathic Medical Association, American Dietetic Association and is a registered Naturopathic Diplomate (RND). Friedman Chiropractic has been honored in the National Who's Who Directory for Distinguished Businesses since 2002.
David Friedman, D.C.
Wilmington, North Carolina
Dr. David VanDehey is a Chiropractor having attended the Palmer College of Chiropractic. He was inspired by his father, who was an exceptionally gifted chiropractor, to follow in his footsteps. His philosophy is we all have the God-given right to be healthy; this is possible only through healthy choices. His upbringing was unique, in that he never received a vaccination, and has never taken medications of any kind in his life. His belief is that health comes from inside the body, never from any medications. His family achieves health through a healthy lifestyle that includes regular chiropractic adjustments, natural whole foods and supplements, staying physically fit by challenging their physical abilities.
David VanDehey, D.C.
Dr. Daniel Grossman is a third-generation chiropractor. He has treated thousands of patients, including high profile professional athletes, entertainers, executives, physicians, and members of the community. He is a cum laude graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and has been practicing in New Jersey since 1997. Dr. Grossman is a past NY/NJ Course Chairman of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic ACRB Diplomat in Rehabilitation program 1997-2001. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Disability Analysts. He is a certified McKenzie and Cox Distraction practitioner. He is certified in Manipulation under Anesthesia. He has been qualified by the Superior Courts of New York and New Jersey as an Expert in Chiropractic. He serves as a chiropractic and ergonomic consultant to numerous large companies and institutions. He has extensive experience in Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression, MUA, and chiropractic rehabilitation.
Daniel Grossman D.C.
Generations Physical Medicine
Middletown, New Jersey
Dr. Puneet Arora received his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1997. In 2005, he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As he was wrapping up his studies in Minneapolis, he moved to Dallas to complete an externship and instantly fell in love with the Dallas/Fort Worth community and decided to settle there. Dr. Arora's goal is to treat the patient as a whole by restoring optimum nervous system function and allowing the body to heal itself. As he states, time and time again, "I am not healing you, your body is healing itself. I'm just giving your body the push it needs in the right direction. Pain is just your body's way of letting you know something is wrong, much like the check engine light in your car. You can choose to ignore certain signals or like your car, get it checked out and find out what is really wrong."
Puneet Arora, D.C.
Arora Family Chiropractic
John Gehnrich is a passionate Doctor of Chiropractic. He is also a compassionate and intuitive Holistic Wellness Expert, author, lecturer, husband and father. Dr. Gehnrich's own health challenges and miraculous recovery initiated his 20 year journey in the holistic healing arts. Now he is blessed to help others reach their optimal health potential, naturally. Since 2000 Rhino Chiropractic has been serving the community of Rockville Centre, nestled on the south shore of Long Island, a short train ride from New York City. Dr. Gehnrich's mission is to offer hope and healing to all he encounters. His unique philosophy is based upon the premise that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. This state of optimal well-being is achieved by first analyzing the underlying cause of your health challenge, and then creating a customized plan of wellness. If you are seeking to get well or to just stay well, Dr. Gehnrich will inspire you to transform your health goals into reality. He in turn is inspired by his beautiful wife Allison and his little angels Alec and Johnny. Dr. John's greatest love is his family, and his greatest passion is to bring healing to his patients and the planet.
John Gehnrich, D.C.
Rhino Chiropractic & Holistic Wellness Center
Rockville Centre, New York
Dr. Ellan Duke is a Nutritionist, Chiropractor and Certified Sports Physician. She has been the director of River Hills Clinic in Jacksonville Florida for the past 25 years. Dr. Ellan Duke has been serving her community on the Mayor's Council of Fitness and Well Being for many years. She is on the advisory board for the YMCA and the advisory board for The City Rescue Mission. Dr. Duke is the facilitator of the Local Christian Chiropractic Association. She is a member of the American and Florida Chiropractic Associations as well as the Easter Seals. She is also a teacher for the American Red Cross. Dr. Duke develops Nutrition and fitness programs for weight loss, detox, allergies, infertility, hormone balancing, anti-aging, diabetes and cancer. She has been published many times and speaks to groups on a regular basis about healthy living. She has been married to her husband Thomas for 30 years. Thomas is an Architect who also practices in Jacksonville. They have four grown sons and one darling granddaughter.
Ellan Duke, D.C.
River Hills Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Dr. Frank is passionate about the healing and education of his patients. His services are encompassed under the umbrella of Neuro-Metabolic care, which is the blending of the best of Brain Based Therapies, Clinical Nutrition, and Spinal Corrective Care. He has a doctorate in Chiropractic and is a California board certified Chiropractor. Dr. Frank was trained in Chiropractic Neurology by Dr. John Donofrio, President of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He was trained in Clinical Nutrition, in Head Trauma and Brain Injuries, in Professional Development by Regent University. He is trained in Neurological Brain Based Therapy, specializing in treating chronic conditions, chronic pain, neurological and autoimmune conditions with emphasis on migraines and chronic headaches. His techniques are neurologically specific adjustment techniques, pneumatic air insufflation technique, interferential therapy, trigger point therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique, Gonstead technique, Diversified technique, and Activator technique.
Kenneth A. Frank, D.C.
Kenneth A. Frank, D.C. Chiropractic
Dr. Brian D. Reimer has been a practicing chiropractor for 35 years. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in Chesterfield, MO in 1979. He went on to attain licenses in the states of Missouri, New York, and Florida. Dr. Reimer began practicing in his native New York for one year and moved to beautiful Palm Beach County Florida in 1980 where he practiced and owned multiple chiropractic offices. Dr. Reimer later went on to combine chiropractic and medical care as a multidisciplinary form of healthcare and continues practicing the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic because of his desire to Give, Love and Serve is patients. He has been an active member of the A.C.A. the F.C.A., and the F.C.P.A., he was an honored member of the Heritage Registry of Who's Who 2007-2008, also listed in the Who's Who Worldwide registry whose members are limited to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their profession. Dr. Reimer was also listed in the Guide to America's Top Chiropractors under Back and Spine care.
Brian D. Reimer, D.C.
American Med Care
West Palm Beach, Florida
Dr. Christopher Bump graduated at the top of his class from Palmer College in 1982, earning the distinct honor of being the Clinic Intern Director overseeing other doctors in the school's health clinic. More recently, Dr. Bump earned a Master's Degree in human nutrition from Columbia University. Having studied nutritional biochemistry and clinical nutrition, he can see the interaction of all the organs, glands, tissues and systems of the body, which is critical when diagnosing and treating patients. Dr. Bump is first and foremost a healer of the whole individual, offering a truly holistic approach to medicine. He is concerned with not only eliminating symptoms, but also creating a total health and well-being plan for his patients.
Christopher J. Bump, D.C.
Christopher J. Bump, D.C.
McAfee, New Jersey
Dr. Shan Twit was blessed to having been raised in a chiropractic family and after experiencing what chiropractic care could provide firsthand, he decided to go into the same profession as his father. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Dr. Twit attended the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA where he earned his doctorate in Chiropractic. Dr. Twit has been in practice since 2004 and is married to his wife, Nicole.
Shan Twit, D.C.
Stamford Chiropractic & Rehab Center
Randy Van Ittersum
Host & Founder
Business Leader Spotlight Show
Spring Lake, MI
Today's chiropractor may be dubbed the "New Hero" in healthcare in the 21st century. Preventive healthcare didn't start with Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) better known as Obama Care, but this legislation put a new focus on preventive medicine. Its premise is simple; see a doctor before you have acute medical problems. It is a well-known fact that if most medical problems can be identified and treated early, at their onset, one can avoid chronic illness that's then expensive to treat.
Chiropractic care is about "preventive care" and helping your body do what it was designed to do, which is to take care of itself naturally. This is not to say that family physicians and medical specialists are not doing their best to help you, but in the daily course of things, their focus is less on prevention than it is on dealing with chronic illness. Due to the number of patients that family physicians must see in a day and the reimbursement incentives that they are paid by HMO's, a family physician simply doesn't have time to focus on one's overall health. Instead, they must focus on one's current chronic condition.
Although I'm not a doctor, I am surrounded by medical professionals. In my family and extended family, there are seven doctors, a nurse, and a pharmacist. When you consider what they face with government regulations, HMO's and insurance companies, and the sheer number of patients they must treat every day, you quickly understand why they don't have time to focus their attention on diet, exercise, and lifestyle, which are all factors that play a role in one's health.
Although surrounded by well-trained medical people in my family, I also go to a local chiropractor in my community, a doctor by the name of Mark Brusveen D.C. As you read this book, you will begin to understand what I have discovered, which is how chiropractic care can help your health. In fact, in this book we have brought together 10 of America's leading chiropractors to share with you their insights into chiropractic care and the effect it can have on your health.
It is important that you understand that I am now 65 years old, and that I had a major heart attack when I was 42, which was initially treated by having a triple bypass. The damage to my heart left me with only 60% of my heart muscle working, yet I'm still active and ride my bicycle 30-60 minutes, seven days a week. I have a personal physician who is an Internist with a PhD. in medicine, a cardiologist whom I credit with saving my life, three children and their spouses who are doctors, nurses, pharmacist, and my "chiropractor." All of these people play a role in my healthcare.
The goal of this book is to help you understand how chiropractic care can affect your health and why a chiropractor should be one of your primary caregivers. Pain is one of the most common reasons that people go to see a chiropractor. The benefits of chiropractic treatment can be remarkable. You will read stories that clearly show the help that chiropractic care can bring to you.
A lack of pain doesn't necessarily mean that a person is healthy. Most of the time heart disease will not exhibit any symptoms until you experience a heart attack. Eighty percent of the initial phases of cancer are painless until the cancer metastasizes to an organ or bone. The fact is, in the same way that you should maintain the engine in your car, you should maintain your central nervous system. It controls everything. It is crucial to maintain one's spine because it encases and protects the central nervous system.
The philosophy of chiropractic care is that the human body is self-healing and self-repairing. Surgery may be required in some cases, but it's astonishing how many people achieve the same or better outcomes through chiropractic care. In General Spine News in May of 2013, it is reported that for patients who first consulted a surgeon for their condition, 42.7 percent wound up having surgery, compared to 1.5 percent who first consulted a chiropractor. Although you might be skeptical about going to a chiropractor, when you consider the facts as illustrated by the figures above, it would behoove anyone with back problems to see a chiropractor first.
To further support the idea that chiropractic care can have a significant impact on your health, one only needs to turn to a seven-year study posted by the Journal of Physiological and Manipulative Therapeutics involving 70,000 people. The report found that when a person's primary health care provider was a chiropractor, they used 85 percent fewer medications and had 62 percent fewer hospital admissions.
This is not to say that chiropractors know everything about the human body. Our bodies are amazing, and we are learning more about them every day. The human brain controls billions of chemical impulses every second. If you attached every capillary, artery, and vein end to end they would stretch 60,000 miles. The human body is so complex that it is impossible for the medical community to understand it completely.
As a consumer of health care, what is most important is to identify a philosophy of how you want to be treated. We know that your diet, your current lifestyle, your occupation, and psychosocial considerations all have a bearing on your health. Do you want to treat your health with medications and surgeries, or by a drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive discipline, which is provided through chiropractic care.
Randy Van Ittersum
Host & Founder - Business Leader Spotlight Show
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