Chiropractic doctors practice natural, drugless, non-invasive health care and rely on the body's ability to self-heal. Sounds ideal, but just how does it work?

We look at the whole picture

Like other health-care providers, we follow a standard routine to gain information about the patient. We consult, review the case history, conduct a physical examination, and we may request laboratory analyses and/or x-rays. Unlike other health-care providers, however, chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient's structure and pay particular attention to the spine. We also ask you about your life- Do you eat well? Exercise at all? How do you deal with stress? Do you have children? What do you do for work? And so on.

We seek the origin of the problem

Using this information, a diagnosis is made. Included in the diagnosis is the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it-we do not simply treat the symptoms.  If your roof is leaking, do you simply catch the drips in a bucket for years on end, or do you repair the roof to prevent it from leaking? Similarly, if the migraine headache you've had all week is being caused by misaligned vertebra and an irritated nerve, do you continue to take pain killers indefinitely, or do you realign the vertebra to prevent the pain? You get the picture.

We fix the origin of the problem

Chiropractors have a term for misalignments: subluxations. A vertebral subluxation is a misalignment of the bones that protect the spinal cord. It's a leak in the roof. Or a kink in the wiring of your nervous system.  The severity of the subluxation can vary, and there are a number of potential contributing factors that can be physical, emotional, mental, or chemical. The subluxation can be caused by any number of incidents, from birth trauma to an auto accident to simple repetition or over-use.

In this section, you will find articles on the mechanics of chiropractic care, its effects, and misconceptions. 

  • Myths & Facts

    Myth #1 - Chiropractors are not real doctors. A chiropractic college grants a D.C. or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors are licensed as health care providers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world. While the competition for acceptance in chiropractic school is not

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  • Chiropractic Objective

    What truly differentiates doctors of chiropractic from any other healthcare professionals is the fact that chiropractors are the only professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations. The word "subluxation" comes from the Latin words meaning "somewhat or slight"

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  • Effects of Chiropractic Care

    Wellness requires you to be a proactive agent for your body. You need to treat it well and not wait until you hurt before you decide to take care of it. As we've said before health is not merely the absence of disease any more than wealth is an absence of poverty. Let's remember health is not simply

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  • "From Dr. Hudak right throughout the entire staff…The Best !!!"
    Craig K.
  • "I went to chiropractic care because I was in terrible pain in my lower back. I was having this issue for about three months, then I saw an orthopedic doctor but was not a surgery candidate. I then had some physical therapy but unfortunately it did not help and I was told to change my line of work. I had to change from full time to modified duty at work because my job is very physical. All I was able to do was lay in bed if I was not at work most of the day, I had pain walking and pain sitting. I started chiropractic care and I had relief within the first week (2-3 visits). I've never seen a chiropractor before so I didn't know what to expect, but now I am back to work with no limitations. My advice to you would be that it works on so many conditions and Dr. Hudak is fantastic!! You would be in great hands because his staff is terrific, warm and inviting. I look forward to all of my appointments now."
    Pamela T.
  • "I came into Shoreline Chiropractic with extreme back pain. Since I started to go to Dr. John Hudak, my pain has almost completely gone away. My advice that I would give to people who are new to chiropractic care is that it really works and also to stick with the treatment."
    Michael B.