Were you told you would just have to live with the pain?

Our Patients Speak……

In February of 2007 I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy of my left leg. What ensued was four years of extreme discomfort, frequent pain, numerous medical tests and various medications (including anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and strong anti-inflammatory) to attempt to control the unbearable pain I experienced all to often. These medications sometimes affected me to the degree that I was frequently, and literally, walking around in a mental fog. My primary care physician’s prognosis was that I would probably suffer from this condition for the rest of my life! A dismal and gloomy prospect at best!

All that changed after coming to Dr. Pearson. I began care in mid July 2011 (approximately one month ago). His outstanding chiropractic technique and vast experience has made all the difference! His holistic approach in treating this condition has freed me from my dependency on medication and has restored normal nerve function and sensation. I feel so much better and have much gratitude for my health returning to normal.

Dr. Pearson is a very conscientious and caring health care provider who genuinely has his patients’ interests at heart.

George A

Palm Coast Chiropractic

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Spinal correction at Palm Coast Chiropractic


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Our Patients Speak

In November 2010 I began having dizziness on a daily basis. I was also having severe headaches 2 to 3 times each week. These headaches would last all day and they were so intense that I literally couldn’t function. I would actually lose my peripheral vision with each headache. I spent the day in bed with the lights off, curtains drawn and with as little noise a possible just hoping the headache would go away. After two months of going on like this, I decided I had to do something, but I wanted a more natural approach. At the end of December, I found out about Dr. Pearson and made an appointment.

Dr. Pearson was very thorough and I began care in January 2011. I just had a progress exam and was amazed with the results of my x-ray comparison: my x-rays at the beginning of care showed I had basically no curve in my neck, but my latest x-rays show a very nice (and noticeable) “C” shaped curve!

I seldom get headaches any more (I get one once every 2 months, if that) and if I do get one, it’s not anywhere near as intense as they used to be, I don’t lose my peripheral vision any more, plus they don’t last all day anymore; in fact I am now able to get up and do stuff!

My dizziness has been totally gone for the past 4 months! And I am feeling better overall.

I really thought progress would be slower, so I was quite surprised and extremely delighted to get such fantastic results this quickly!

I just love Dr. Dave! He’s thorough. He’s never rushed. He listens. And his concern for his patients shows.


October 17, 2011

Palm Coast Chiropractic



The Definition of chiropractic, from Palmer College of chiropractic website


Chiropractic, the world’s foremost natural healthcare science, is rooted in history as far back as the ancient Greeks. But most significantly, in the late 1800s, the spine and nerve system were given specialized, intense research and study. Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, tutored in his youth in the classics and health sciences and later a teacher himself, was a man with an investigative nature whose intellect focused on the healing arts. After years of studying human health and disease, he formed a hypothesis and systematized the knowledge upon which the modern chiropractic science, art and philosophy are based. Chiropractic concerns itself with the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (primarily coordinated by the nervous system) of the human body and how that relationship affects the restoration and preservation of health. Chiropractic employs neither drugs nor surgery. It is concerned with the entire environment of the body and is based on a properly functioning nervous system, which begins with the brain and courses through the spinal cord encased within the spinal column. No part of the body escapes the dominance of the nervous system. Spinal biomechanical dysfunction—improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments called subluxations—can cause a state of poor health in an area far removed from the spine and spinal cord itself and can reduce the ability of the body to adapt to an ever-changing environment. The slightest malfunction of the spine may alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses, preventing that portion of the body from responding with its full inherent capacity.A chiropractic spinal adjustment (the application of a precise force to the specific part of the spinal segment) corrects the vertebral subluxation, permitting normal nerve transmission, innate recuperative capability and effective health and adaptation of the person. (for additional information click here)

Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living

Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.

When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.

How well educated is my chiropractor?

deploma Today’s Doctors of Chiropractic have six or more years of College Education:

Have you ever wondered just how much education your Chiropractic Doctor has? The facts may very well surprise you.

Today, at least six years of highly specialized college training are required to graduate from an accredited Chiropractic College and gain licensure. Today, Chiropractic has gained recognition comprehensive, scientifically sound force among the healing arts.  Only Chiropractic specifically concerns itself with the interrelationship of structure and body functions.  Chiropractic further does not use drugs or surgical alternatives therefore utilizing a drugless, nonsurgical method of treatment, primarily the spinal adjustments.

Look below to see that the Doctor of Chiropractic and Medical school graduates are required to take extensive educational courses with Chiropractors actually taking more courses that directly relate to the bodies ability to heal.

Above the noted classes, a Chiropractic Doctor also spend about 600 hours of externship, which qualifies them for licensure if they successfully pass all college and state board examinations. 

        MEDICAL                                CHIROPRACTIC
        Class Hours            Subject            Class Hours
        (Minimum)                                (Minimum)

        508                Anatomy                520
        326                Physiology                420
        401                Pathology                205
        325                Chemistry                300
        114                Bacteriology                130
        324                Diagnosis                420
        112                Neurology                320
        148                X-ray                    217
        144                Psychiatry                65
        198                Obstetrics/Gynecology        65
        156                Orthopedics                225
        2,756                TOTAL HOURS            2,887

Other required subjects for the Doctor of Chiropractic: adjusting, spinal manipulation, kinesiology, and other subjects related to this specialty.
Other required subject for the Doctor of Medicine: pharmacology, general surgery, and other subjects related to this specialty.

        4,248                                    4,485

I have experienced extraordinary and life-altering changes in my health since beginning chiropractic care.


   Nurse4Patient Testimonial (Asthma)  

I was diagnosed with Asthma approximately 10 years ago. Since that time I have been put on numerous medications and inhalers in an attempt to “control” my Asthma. The medical profession explained to me that Asthma is not curable thus, these medications and inhalers were required to assist me in my attempt to maintain a quality standard of life. The one thing that wasn’t discussed was that I must depend on these medicines in order to play on the playground with my children, to go hiking, to go camping… to LIVE! In addition, I was inundated with the cost it took to keep up with the prescriptions.

     Then I came to see Dr. Dave. After just a few short months, chiropractic did what all those medications did not in 10 years. I have nearly no effects from Asthma. I use NO medications or inhalers at all!! I am free to enjoy my life without depending on a prescription. The supposed incurable disease I was diagnosed with is seemingly “cured”.

     I want to share my personal victory with any and all individuals in hopes that they can experience the incredible benefits of chiropractic, as I surely did!


Chiropractic Causes Stroke?

Has Your MD ever told you if you want to see a chiropractor that is fine, but never let them touch your neck!


In 2008, an article published by Cassidy et al in the journal “Spine” detailed the largest, most inclusive and in-depth study on the occurrence of vertebral artery dissection in history. The study included a review of nearly 110 million person-years for the occurrence of vertebral artery dissection in the province of Ontario, Canada. The researchers, using comprehensive provincial health records data, found no greater likelihood of a patient experiencing a vertebral artery dissection after seeing a chiropractor than after seeing their primary care physician.

When you hear never have your neck adjusted because of possible stroke, what you are hearing is out-of-date anecdotal perspectives that are contradicted by the findings of the Cassidy study. Current thinking with respect to vertebral artery dissection is that rather than being “caused” by the primary care physician or the chiropractor or any other provider, it is more likely that the patient is in the process of dissection when they presented for care. A dissection in process produces neck pain and headache – the reason they initially sought healthcare.

The “take-away” message is not for patients to avoid cervical spine adjustment by a chiropractor, rather that all providers should be more alert to the possibility that neck pain and headache in rare cases may be the result of a vertebral artery dissection in process.

Reference: www.fcachiro.org.

10-40% of our calories should come from Beans/Legumes.


A legume fruit is a simple dry fruit that develops from a simple carpel and usually dehisces (opens along a seam) on two sides. A common name for this type of fruit is a pod, although the term “pod” is also applied to a few other fruit types, such as vanilla and radish. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupines, mesquite, carob, soy, and peanuts.