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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Brain-Based Chiropractic Care

Jan 31, 2012 01:34PM ● By Beth Davis

Dr. David Sullivan

By definition, chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. While traditional chiropractors typically perform spinal manipulation therapy, Dr. David Sullivan, of Keystone Chiropractic Neurology, takes a different approach. As a chiropractic neurologist, Sullivan is focused on brain-based chiropractic—meaning that he combines neurological science and traditional chiropractic to achieve a well-integrated body and brain.

According to Sullivan, chiropractic neurologists understand brain function in the same way as a medical neurologist; however, their methods of treatment differ greatly. “The difference is that chiropractic neurologists don’t use medications as treatment,” he explains. “Instead, we use safe and effective non-drug related therapies to help individuals live better.”

Every treatment is customized to fit each individual patient. An extensive consultation covers the patient’s health history, and then a thorough exam is performed. In addition to evaluating for pathologies, Sullivan looks for subtle changes in the function of the nervous system. He says it is this expertise, which requires extensive additional education and experience, which sets a chiropractic neurologist apart from other specialists. Results are correlated and a plan is developed to determine the appropriate testing and treatment for conditions such as fibromyalgia, vertigo, developmental disorders, chronic pain, migraines/headaches, autism, ADHD/ADD and much more.

Keystone Chiropractic Neurology is located at 1001 S. Market St., Ste. B, Mechanicsburg. For information call 717-697-0589 or visit

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