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Chiropractor in Chariton | Dr. David Blong

“I am excited to see people come to understand that chiropractic care helps put them in the best possible position to be healthy.”


Chariton Chiropractor, Dr. David Blong.

If there were just one message I could communicate about chiropractic, it would be “Get an adjustment, and you tell me if you think it was worth your time, effort and money”.

Isn’t it interesting how someone can know so much about a subject and never experienced it themselves? Give chiropractic a try and see for yourself!

Why did I get into Chiropractic?

When I was in grade school my father developed back pain and sciatica. I remember it was in the winter time because he was dragging one leg through the snow. He visited his medical doctor and was told he needed to go to Mayo Clinic and have back surgery. That wasn’t an option for him, he was a farmer and had five children and a wife. The six months of recovery that was needed at that time was unthinkable. He started seeing a chiropractor and not only did it help his back, the migraines he had suffered with for years also got better. My mother was also helped by chiropractic; she had digestive trouble. After trying the medical treatment available, she tried chiropractic. Not really thinking it would do any good. She stopped having the problem.

It certainly was something to think about. This was accomplished without drugs or surgery. Maybe the body can heal itself if the interference is removed?

A Chiropractic Education

My educational experience certainly began while growing up on a farm in Winneshiek County, in northeast Iowa. Many of the things I learned on the farm and from my parents rivals my formal education.

I graduated from Turkey Valley High School in Jackson Junction, Iowa. As a graduating senior I received the Danforth Award. Chosen by the faculty, it was our schools “Most Likely to Succeed” award. This was truly an honor for me.

Iowa State University is where I went for my pre-chiropractic education. My academic counselor and I were the first to formalize the course of study “Pre-Chiropractic” at Iowa State. While there I studied with a pre-dentistry student and a pre-veterinary student. We challenged each other and developed good study habits.

I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. Established in 1897, it is the first chiropractic college. Rich in history and the science, art and philosophy, that makes this storied place the embodiment of what it means to be a Chiropractor. I am grateful to have been able to study and develop my chiropractic knowledge and skill at this institution.

Our Philosophy at Blong Chiropractic

I believe we at Blong Chiropractic try to match the appropriate level of care you need to accomplish your goal. For example, if you are in acute pain and just want to get back to your daily activities your care will be more frequent, but most likely won’t last very long. If you want to stabilize your condition you likely will be seen a little more and that would take more time. We also have a growing number of patients that choose to be long standing patients and develop a system whereby they are adjusted as needed. This varies depending on the person and their situation, anywhere from 3 or 4 times per year to once every few weeks. These are our happiest patients.

I believe I am using the talents and gifts that God has given me. I work with the body’s innate ability to heal itself. My job is to detect whether or not someone has a subluxation. If so, then to correct it to the best of my ability. I am convinced that everyone can benefit from chiropractic care.

On a Personal Note…

I am married and have five children. Most of our free time involves activities with our children and whatever they are involved with at the time. Generally speaking it is about anything outside. We do enough different things I don’t suppose we would classify as enthusiasts of any particular activity. Ball sports, camping, fishing, yard and gardening would cover most activities. We are active in our church and enjoy our extended church family.

My approach to health seems to be an ever evolving compilation of information. I personally get adjusted every 2-3 weeks. I believe “The Power that made the body heals the body”. If we are able to remove any interference to this Power, life and health happen much more easily.

Only you know if you are in a position where you wish things were better. Thank you for visiting our website.

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