Chiropractic is for Everyone
TALKS WITH DR. MICHAEL SMATT
Your passion for chiropractic is overwhelming considering you have been in practice for 37 years. And you have treated me and many people I know for decades.
I feel like every day is my first day in practice. I’m always excited because I get to witness miracles everyday of my life. I started as a patient myself when I was thirteen suffering from ulcerative colitis. I was healthy after four months of chiropractic care and I have never had to receive medical care for that since. My wife, Dr. Lori Smatt is also a Chiropractor and gave birth to our three children naturally. Our children received a chiropractic adjustment right after the birth process and then as a way of life. I am blessed to have the knowledge that the body is a self-healing organism as long as it is not interfered with.
What does a chiropractor do?
A chiropractor detects and corrects subluxations of the spinal column by adjusting to remove the nerve interference allowing the normal healing process to occur. We reconnect the brain to the body through the specific, scientific chiropractic adjustment.
What is a subluxation?
A spinal bone or vertebra out of its normal position, interfering with the nerve messages flowing from the brain to the body. When should someone get checked for subluxation? Right after the birth process. It is easier to correct a subluxation when it first occurs.
How do I know I am healthy?
If you do not have any subluxations and the brain is in communication to all body parts along with proper diet, exercise, mental attitude and rest. What is the best kept secret in healthcare? The best-kept secret is that the body has the ability to heal.
Can I just take medicine to feel better?
You can, but that is not my choice. I suggest that you find the cause of the problem and correct it instead of treating the effect. When you take drugs, pushed or prescribed you are now off the hook to changing your ways. For example, if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol because you are overweight you then take medicine to reduce the blood pressure or lower the cholesterol. I think it would be better to take charge, lose the weight and lower the pressure or cholesterol naturally without the harmful side effects of the drugs.
I know you adjust children. But children are so fragile. Do you adjust their spine like you would an adult?
We adjust children with traditional non-force chiropractic techniques. It’s the same amount of pressure you can withstand by pressing on your eyeball. The sooner you remove the interference, the better.How often should a child be checked for subluxations?
We check the kids at birth, when they start crawling, when they start walking, after any minor fall or other injury, when they cry more than normal, when they can’t sleep, etc.
What’s your advice?
Get your spine checked for nerve interference, clear out the subluxation and reach your maximum potential mentally, physically and spiritually.
DR. SMATT APPEARED ON WOMAN’S DAY TELEVISION WITH PHYLLIS GEORGE AND FEATURED ON SEVERAL MAGAZINE COVERS WITH MARLA MAPLES TRUMP AND GLORIA STEINUM. DR. SMATT WAS ALSO APPOINTED CO-CHAIRMAN OF HEALTHCORPS, FOUNDER DR. MEHMET OZ. DR. MICHAEL SMATT ALSO PRACTICES IN NEW YORK CITY AND IS THE DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER OF THE MADISON AVENUE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER LOCATED AT 295 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10017. 212 684-5811 WE ALSO HAVE OFFICES AT 37 BEDFORD ROAD PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. 10570 914 769-0900 AND IN PALM BEACH COUNTY WE HAVE THE VIP CONCIERGE SERVICE FOR HOME CALLS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT WWW.CHIROTIME.COM DR. SMATT CAN BE REACHED AT (917) 535-9338 FOR HOUSE CALLS IN FLORIDA.