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What is a DABCI Chiropractor?

DABCI is an acronym for Diplomate for the American Board of Chiropractic Internists. A chiropractic Internist uses specific diagnostic skills to diagnose and treat a wide variety for internal disorders.  These doctors are well versed in treating chronic illnesses. They are well educated in disease prevention as well as achieving and maintaining optimal health. They are able to help people who otherwise have been told “there is nothing further we can do.”

DABCI Diplomates chiropractors have completed an additional 300 hours of classroom instruction on the inner workings of the human body and the process that keeps it working at its optimal level.  Often, these criteria used by DABCI doctors are overlooked by mainstream medicine. For example, they look at blood test result differently. Mainstream physicians might say a patient is within clinical ranges and therefore nothing is wrong with the patient. DABCI doctors look for variances including deviations from the optimal ranges as part of the criteria for their diagnosis.

DABCI Chiropractors are highly skilled

There is nothing “cookie cutter” about a DABCI chiropractors practice. They are highly skilled practitioners. They look at each patient as an individual, taking into consideration their medical history, laboratory tests, level of health, and the patient’s overall appearance and attitude are taken into account before a diagnosis is made.

Some of the tests include:

  • Blood chemistry tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Salivary assay hormone tests
  • Comprehensive gastrointestinal stool analysis
  • Food allergy/sensitivity testing

The Root of the Problem

DABCI practitioners are skilled at getting to the root cause of the problem. They treat the cause of the symptom. Mainstream medicine often treats the symptoms of a disease. DABCI practitioners investigate the disease process. They want to know what the body’s immune system is reacting to negatively. More importantly, they want to know why this response is happening in the first place. This negative immune response inhibits optimal health.

Autoimmune Disease

Many autoimmune diseases are caused by the stimulation of inflammation. Mainstream physicians often treat these conditions with prescription drugs. DABCI doctors through laboratory testing will look to see what is causing the inflammation in the first place. In many cases, reducing inflammation will alleviate the symptoms. Many illness that modern medicine has no cure, can be treated by DABCI doctors with much success. Illness such as fibromyalgia, IBS, migraines, Lyme disease, heart disease and diabetes can be greatly improved and sometimes completely resolved with natural therapies offered by these doctors.

Diplomate Status

Dr.  Manson is diligently working on his DABCI Diplomate. As of April 2017, He has completed 204 hours, only 96 hours left to go! These classes are intensive and requires travel to St. Louis, Mo. or Raleigh, NC. once a month.  This make it more challenging because he stills treats patients during the week thus leaving no time off.
Since, Dr. Manson has been in practice for 30 years, you might wonder, why is pursuing this endeavor at this point in his career. Those who know him aren’t surprised. He is dedicated to helping his patients and through his education, he will better serve his patients.  On personal level, a couple of years ago, his step daughter was gravely ill in ICU for 30 days due to complications caused by her autoimmune disease. Thankfully, she survived. However, the specialist physicians are only able to treat her symptoms. Dr. Manson wanted find answers and make sure she has the best quality of life possible; thus, his journey began.