Meet the Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Mark Schulz, D.C.

Dr. Mark Schulz has been practicing chiropractic care since 2004. He had previously practiced as a Certified Athletic Trainer for 16 years. Dr. Schulz has a Bachelor of Science degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University.

Dr. Mark and Family

What Is Chiropractic?

The word "chiropractic" comes from the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) and literally means "done by hand." Instead of prescribing drugs or performing surgeries, chiropractors use manual treatments of the spine and joints, exercise therapy, massage, trigger point therapy and lifestyle changes to allow the body's natural state of health to fully express itself.

Who Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Everyone! Even if you feel perfectly healthy, your body is a wonderfully complex system of nerves, muscles, organs, and bones. To run perfectly, your system needs an occasional tune-up. Much like the dentist who cleans your teeth twice a year to prevent cavities, or the car mechanic who does regular oil changes, we suggest that semi-annual chiropractic visits become a routine part of your life.

If you were in an accident (recently or many years ago) your biomechanical system was traumatized, perhaps in very subtle ways. A chiropractor can identify the resulting dysfunction, help your bodily systems to work better together, get you out of pain, and even eliminate that stiffness you've been living with.

If you have back problems, joint problems, or chronic pain, you can seek relief and renewed flexibility through chiropractic care. Many people try to get help for chronic symptoms by consulting medical doctors, who might initiate a program of medication and surgery. Often these same patients will continue to experience their problems in spite of treatment. Why? Medical doctors are experts at treating severe pathology (such as viral infections, heart disease, cancer) and acute trauma (such as broken bones and open wounds). But long-term symptoms often arise from systemic weakness due to trauma and stress (physical/mental/ emotional/chemical). Identifying and solving your body's functional weakness is the expertise of the chiropractor. We do not treat pathology or disease; we instead focus on restoring proper function in your body, which enables your body to heal itself. This is the fundamental distinction between chiropractic care and traditional medicine.