About Chiropractic

Identity Statement

The primary care professional for spinal health and well-being.

Philosophy Statement

Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art. The philosophy of chiropractic is built upon the constructs of vitalism, holism, conservatism, naturalism and rationalism. It provides context for the application of science and art.

Health is a state of optimal physical, emotional and social well-being. Central to the philosophy of chiropractic is the principle that life is intelligent. This innate intelligence strives to maintain a state of health through adaption mechanisms. The nervous system is recognized as an avenue for these self-regulating processes. Inference with neurological function can impede these mechanisms, disrupt homeopathic balance and adversely impact health. Chiropractic posits that subluxation of the spinal column and other articulations can affect nervous system function and the expression of health, which may result in symptoms, infirmity and disease.

Chiropractic Pillars

Doctors of Chiropractic:
Integrate evidence, clinical experience, and patient values and preferences.
Deliver expert chiropractic adjustments, manipulation and other manual treatments
Embody a tradition of caring, effectiveness and patient satisfaction.
Collaborate and coordinate care with other health professionals
Enhance patient quality of life and performance
Promote vitality, wellness and patient empowerment
Enable patients to avoid unnecessary drugs and surgery
Offer readily accessible care


The values of the Dade County Chiropractic Society community include:

Community health
Evidence-based chiropractic practice
Heritage and tradition
Justice, ethics and integrity
Life-long learning
Open and direct communication
The Philosophy, science and art of chiropractic


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