What is Chiropractic?

At Ajax Family Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the world. Chiropractic has become the Number 1 choice for health and healing without drugs or surgery.  Why?

Chiropractic is Safe… And it Works!!!   The results speak for themselves…
Every day, all over the world, millions of people are enjoying outstanding results at the gentle, caring hands of chiropractors. In just over 100 years, Chiropractic has grown to it’s rightful place as a leader in the health field. The reason for this… patient after patient experiencing transformational results under this gentle, safe, and effective hands-on care.

Chiropractic, is a Healing art based on 4 major principles and everything we do in our office is based on these principles:

1. Your body is a self-healing organism. You are designed to heal yourself! That’s the way God created us.

2. Your Nervous system… comprised of your brain, spinal cord and nerves, is the master controlling and healing system of your body. As long as your brain and spinal cord are sending life to every cell, tissue and organ of your body, you will have the best health you have ever had in your life.  This is called 'normal'.

3. If something interferes with the life flowing from your brain and spinal cord to any part of your body, your body will malfunction.  This is called a 'subluxation'. Sickness and suffering are the inevitable result.

4. Chiropractors aim at correcting this interference. Gentle, specific adjustments are given to correct this interference so your body can heal itself.
It’s as simple as that …  The greatest Doctor resides within!

Other types of Doctors treat the symptoms. The Doctor of Chiropractic corrects the cause. Feeling good is just a great side effect.

Schedule your Chiropractic check-up today… Just for the ‘Health of it’.


"At the heart of chiropractic is the spinal adjustment. A chiropractor, in attempting to restore and maintain optimum health, locates and corrects spinal subluxations to enhance nervous system function. This corrective process is called a spinal adjustment.”
Gilles A. Lamarche, D.C.

The adjustment is a specific application of a gentle force utilized to correct vertebral subluxation. Scientific research has proven the direct relationship between the nervous system and the immune system. The immune system is the one that governs whether or not people will fall victim to infectious or other detrimental processes. Since the nervous system controls all functions and healing in the human body, and can be put in jeopardy by spinal dysfunction, it is imperative that everyone have optimal spinal function. The spine is the most common area which interference to the nervous system occurs. This is called the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Only Chiropractors are trained to detect and correct these interferences in a person’s spine.


Most people receiving adjustments will describe a sense of relaxation, lowered state of stress, increased freedom of motion, and a sense of better balance. The Doctor will use his hands or specifc instruments to check your nerve system and adjust any areas of nerve interference (subluxation). As a rule, the adjustment is complete when your neck, shoulders and hips are even, free of stress, and have a proper range of motion. It is in this state that your body has the greatest potential for healing from the Inside Out.


Great! Most people experience more energy, less discomfort, more flexibility, and an overall feeling of enhanced well-being. Sometimes, significant changes may occur too quickly leading to slight, short -term discomforts such as headaches, sniffles, a slight fever, drowsiness, lethargy or similar reactions. The Doctors will monitor your progress very closely to ensure maximal comfort during this time of change.
In some patients with long-term chronic conditions, realigning the spine may also cause the muscles around the spine to be sore. This is only temporary, until the weakened muscles are strengthened. This is comparable to the discomfort felt after a good work out at the gym.


Retracing is the re-experiencing or re-awakening of old pain or other symptoms that suddenly comes to the surface. This is a natural and part of the healing process, these symptoms or feeling soon pass. When a person suffers a trauma, accident or injury the body tissues themselves have a 'memory' which records the incident. The injury is associated with feelings of panic, shock, anger/hysteria, these may be the feelings the patient retraces.


The healing process takes time. Depending on the severity of your spinal distortion or Vertebral subluxation, the chiropractic patient may respond after only one or a few spinal adjustments. No two people are the same, so even if two patients have the same spinal distortion, they will not heal in the same amount of time. There are three stages to consider in how long it will take to heal.

First is the initial intensive care, visits are frequent, focusing on reducing symptoms. Second is the rehabilitative care, the objective is to stabilize spinal function to complete healing. Last is maintenance care were regular check-ups prevent old and new spinal problems occurring and reoccurring. You have to invest time in chiropractic care to maintain your health. The chiropractor will recommend a care schedule, depending on age, condition and lifestyle.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Mark and Dr. Mike are both dedicated doctors who go out of their way for their patients, and are constantly striving to provide the best care possible. Highly recommended!"
    Byron M.
  • "I've known Dr. Mark and Dr. Mike for more than a decade now. I have always been so impressed by them and their commitment to the people they serve. They are truly gifted Doctors and healers! Thanks Dr. Mike and Dr. Mark for all you do for me and so many others!"
    Mark F.