Asheville NC Chiropractor on Chiropractic

Asheville NC Chiropractic Physician Dr. Mathew Stockstad provides a brief overview of Chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Defined

Doctors of Chiropractic (Chiropractic Physicians) are the medical care expert who are best known for addressing spine health and well-being. Chiropractic in Asheville NC is the science of adjusting the cause of disease and other health care conditions by realigning the spine. The primary goal is to releasing stress on nerves radiation from the spine to all the parts of the body, and allowing the nerves to bring their full potential of wellness current (nerve energy) from the mind to all parts of the physical body. 

Source: Chiropractors, officially Doctors of Chiropractic, are acknowledged as initial contact physicians under NC GS 97-2(20) and 97-88.2.

Brief History of spinal adjusting

Records of spine adjustments date back as far as 5,000 B.C.  Dr. Daniel David Palmer did the initial chiropractic adjustment in 1895. The condition that was treated was the restoration of hearing. The first Chiropractic University begun in Davenport, Iowa in 1897.

Training & Licensure in Asheville NC

A four year Baccalaureate degree is required along with Chiropractic college for licensure in the state of NC.  Chiropractic College is equivalent to approximately a 5-year Post-Graduate degree.  Chiropractic physicians have to complete a series of National Board Examinations and Certifications. Having passed the national boards,  each state further requires the Doctor to pass a statewide licentiate examination. Once the Doctors of Chiropractic begins practice they must satisfy a minimum number of continual education hours each year.  ( in the state of NC that is 24 hours each year)

Scope of Practice

Chiropractic Physicians  are competent in obtaining the patient health history, physical examination, diagnostic testing,  diagnosis and when essential referral to other healthcare  professionals.

Application & Security

Chiropractic care has been safely providing a means for relieving pain and restore health for over 100 years.  This is done without the use of drugs or surgery.  It has worked often where other forms of care have not.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Asheville NC Chiropractor Dr. Mathew Stockstad please give us a call at 828-299-4555 or visit our website.

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