Chiropractic is based on the nervous system. The nervous system controls everything in our body. It transmits feelings, gives us muscle strength and operates our organs, such as digesting food. The spine houses and protects the nervous system. If the spine is out of alignment, we call this a subluxation. That means the vertebra or bone in your back may be twisted or locked in position, causing irritation to the nerves and joints. We have multiple means of working on this type of condition. For some of our patients, this involves forceful manipulation. Other patients require more gentle, non-forceful adjustments to the spine. We determine what is best for you and tailor our treatment to your needs.

Our techniques include Diversified, Gonstead, Cox (flexion-distraction), Activator and Thompson drop technique. Activator and Cox are low-force, gentle techniques that anyone can tolerate.

All of our patients are given exercises to perform as they progress through treatment. You are instructed on self-care, such as when to use ice or heat and how to avoid postural problems. Our goal is to help you become active and vital. We want you to feel good! We are here to help you achieve that goal.

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Dr. Tom Konicki is a board certified chiropractic orthopedist and has practiced for many years in South Dayton. You can reach him at or mail your questions to "Ask the Chiropractor", 2165 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton, Ohio 45459