What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of healthcare concerned with the relationship between the structure (the spine) and function (coordinated by the nervous system) of your body and how that relationship affects your health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, joint pain throughout the body, and headaches.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, "Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health." Specifically, chiropractic examines the overall function of the body. The body's skeletal, muscular, neural and vascular systems are examined and then optimized (treated) using physical medicine (hands-on or mechanical means) to treat patients. Most chiropractors are also schooled in nutrition and therapy, incorporating therapeutic modalities, nutritional counseling, and diet supplements in their patient's care

How does Chiropractic Work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. When under the proper control of your nervous system, all the cells, tissues, and organs of your body are designed to resist disease and ill health. The chiropractic approach to better health is to locate and help remove interferences to your natural state of being healthy a common interference to the nervous system is the 24 moving bones of the spinal column. A loss of normal motion or position of these bones can irritate or impair the function of the nervous system. This can disrupt the transmission of controlling nerve impulses. With improved spinal function there is often improved nervous system function.

Is Chiropractic Safe?

Chiropractic Care in East Lansing MI

Chiropractic care has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. A very thorough case history and examination performed on the patient help reveal areas of the spine that may be causing nervous system malfunction. This information will be used to determine the best course of care for each patient. Chiropractic care is a natural approach to better health that is proven safe and effective.

What to expect on your first visit

If you've never been treated by a chiropractor, you might be wondering what the experience will be like. It's normal to feel a little anxious about trying something new, so our goal is to put you at ease right away.

Visiting a chiropractor is similar to visiting other healthcare providers, but we do things a little differently. From the moment you enter through our doors, you'll be greeted by our friendly Front Desk member, who will be eager to assist you. We'll offer you organic-flavored water, that differs everyday, or tea, and you'll be asked to fill out the proper forms that we need to get you in our system and provide us the needed background on you.

When your chiropractor calls you back the two of you will discuss your health concerns. To help us determine what your body has been trying to tell you, your doctor will start with a set of routine physical assessments. We may perform motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, muscle strength comparisons, and x-rays (which we will order if needed). These assessments will give us a baseline of our current health and inform the treatment plan we'll create to get you feeling better.

The best chiropractic care comes from building a strong relationship and being transparent about where it hurts and what we can do to help. We want to hear your questions, and we'll take all the time necessary to make sure you feel confident about your treatment plan. We're here to be your partner on the journey to a better health.

Our Chiropractors

Dr. Isaiah Avink, Chiropractic Physician

Tim Butcko, D.C.


Conditions Treated

Joint Pain & Stiffness

Sciatica and Leg Pain & Numbness

Disc Problems

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Muscle Tension

Back Pain


Sports Injuries

TMJ Syndrome


Arthritis & Other Joint Issues

Neck pain


Extremity Complaints


Ear Infections

Sinus Conjestion


Automobile Accidents

Pinched Nerves

Pregnancy Related Complaints

Digestive Complaints