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Chiropractic Care



Spinal joints that are not moving correctly can choke or irritate nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments add motion to these stuck joints, reducing nervous system disruption and providing the best opportunity for the return of health.

Each patient at Bay Pointe Chiropractic will receive individualized care, Dr. Hotrum utilizes a range of techniques for your chiropractic adjustments.  Adjustments are tailored to your size, age, and specific health issues. Some techniques use a specific, highly-accurate thrust. In others, an instrument delivers carefully directed energy.

Regardless of the technique used, our patients often report a pleasant sense of release, well-being, and ease immediately after an adjustment. These positive feelings lead to the return visits needed to retrain their spine and reach optimal health.

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Techniques Utilized:

Manual Chiropractic Adjusting:

Dr. Hotrum utilizes a full-spine technique that relies on X-rays as well as identifying which vertebrae have lost their normal motion or position, a specific manual thrust is applied to free up “stuck” spinal joints.

Activator (Instrument Assisted) Adjusting:

Dr. Hotrum can utilize Activator Methods Technique which is a specialized technique that incorporates the latest research-based analysis to detect stress located within the nervous system. The Activator instrument has been studied extensively with results published in hundreds of peer reviewed research journals as well as 23 clinical trials to substantiate its safety and effectiveness.


With no twisting, turning, popping; the technique has proven to restore function of the nervous system through safe, gentle, and effective adjustments. This supports the overall goal of chiropractic care, to build on and encourage the body’s ability to naturally heal injuries and illness, and better adapt to the stresses of daily life.


Activator uses minimal force in spinal adjustment, which releases tension and pressure, and enables the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body more effectively from the brain all the way down the spine and throughout the entire body system. In plain terms, it encourages the body to heal and correct itself in the long term, providing improved relief and health.

Activator Methods Technique is a safe chiropractic technique for children of all ages, whether an infant or a child in their teen years. Because it is so gentle, it relieves pressure, and it is exceptionally effective.

If you are looking for a pediatric chiropractor in Commerce Township call Bay Pointe Chiropractic for more information or to schedule an appointment today and get back on the road to optimal comfort and health.


Extremity Adjusting:

Problems in the extremities – including the ankle, foot, toes, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, hip, and shoulder – may lead to chronic spinal issues. Adjusting a specific extremity provides the opportunity for our patients to get the most out of their spinal adjustment and have the ability to hold their adjustment for a longer period of time.

If you are looking for a pediatric chiropractor in Commerce Township call Bay Pointe Chiropractic for more information or to schedule an appointment today and get back on the road to optimal comfort and health.

Chiropractic care is about much more than symptom relief. Chiropractors provide their patients with vital, preventative, and non-invasive health care through regular checks and adjustments. At the center of that specialized and trained care is an expert understanding of the science of vertebral subluxation.
A vertebral subluxation occurs when one or more vertebrae in the spine become misaligned, compressing spinal nerves and disturbing optimal nerve function. Chiropractic’s primary focus involves locating, analyzing and correcting these misalignments.

Vertebral Subluxation in the History of Chiropractic

The term “subluxation” has a long history in the healing practices, dating back to the time of Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician regarded as the “Father of Medicine.” The word refers to a dislocation or displacement and has been integral to chiropractic education since the very beginning. Chiropractic’s founder, D.D. Palmer, reasoned that even a slight misaligned vertebra could cause pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Chiropractors use adjustments to restore joint function and support the nervous system.

They help patients maintain optimal health while avoiding unnecessary drugs or surgery.

To learn more, enjoy the video below: 

Understanding Chiropractic

Understanding Chiropractic

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“Chiropractors have found in every disease that is supposed to be contagious, a cause in the spine,” wrote B.J. Palmer, the famous developer of chiropractic, in 1909. “In the spinal column, we will find a subluxation that corresponds to every type of disease.”
As chiropractic science is concerned with preserving and restoring health, it focuses particular attention on subluxations of the tiny bones of the spine. A vertebral subluxation happens when one or more of bones of the spine are out of position and compress spinal nerves. These nerves are the primary communication link between the body to the brain. Pressure on these nerves interferes with the communication between the body and the brain, which may cause organs, tissues, and cells not to function properly. Chiropractic identifies, analyzes and helps correct these disturbances to restore the body’s natural balance and the potential for self-healing.

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How a Subluxation Interferes with Optimal Health

A subluxation interrupts the proper operation of the body’s nerve system, compromising the maintenance of optimal health. The human body consists of several interrelated systems, functioning with an innate intelligence to adapt to changes in our internal environment and the world around us. Every moment, impulses are delivered between the brain and the body’s 100 trillion cells to coordinate every movement and function. Impulses send this intricate information through the nerve connections in our spine. When vertebrae become subluxated because of any number of factors, interference results in the body’s communication process, negatively affecting functions and performance.

Short-term and regular chiropractic care have a number of benefits including:

  • spinal and extremity pain relief

  • headache relief

  • increased mobility and range of motion

  • decreased stiffness and muscular spasms

  • arthritic joint pain relief

  • increased joint health

  • increased performance and energy

  • increased sense of well-being and relaxation

  • increased balance and coordination

  • reduced degeneration and risk of injury

  • enhanced tissue healing

  • decreased tissue inflammation

Can Chiropractic Care Help you? 

Call Our Team Today to Schedule Your Private Consultation. 

Our clinic wants everyone from our community to experience the difference that comprehensive chiropractic care can make.  If you’re curious about chiropractic care or would like to learn about our other services, call us today!

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