Welcome to Pearson Family Chiropractic
Here at Pearson Family Chiropractic, we have a "No Wait" policy for our established patients. Our friendly and courteous staff understands that you have life outside our office, and with that in mind, we feel no one should have to wait longer than 5 or 15 minutes to be seen. If we are running late, it is usually due to working in an emergency patient, and we will tell you upon arrival how long you can expect to wait. If you wish to leave and come back later that day, we will change your appointment time to a time that is more convenient for you. If you choose to stay and wait, we appreciate your understanding for our other patients. We strive for a professional but comfortable atmosphere.
We accept M.D. and attorney referrals. We also provide secondary evaluations/opinions. We accept most major insurances and do all the paperwork to file cliams on your behalf to your insurance carrier.
We are conveniently located in the Belle Terre Business & Professional Center at 50 Leanni Way, at the corner of Belle Terre Pkwy and Palm Coast Pkwy NW, nestled between the corner gas station and Palm Coast United Methodist Church, across from the Library.
For Over 30 Years Patients Have Trusted Dr. Pearson To Help Them Live Pain Free Without The Use Of Drugs Or Surgery.
Dr. Pearson Is Trained In Multiple Adjusting Techniques
Dr. David B. Pearson DC.
Graduated from Palmer College of chiropractic in 1985 with Highest Honors.
- Palmer Package
- Flexion Distraction
- Logan Basic
- Toggle Recoil
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Flexion Distraction
- Electric Muscle Stimulation
- Spinal Rehabilitation
- Heat therapy
- Custom Orthotics
- Dietary Management
- Patient Education
- Pelvic Stabilization
- Extension Traction Devices
Chiropractic Effectiveness Report
- Rand Study On Low-Back Pain
- Washington HMO Study British Medical Journal Report
- Florida Workers' Compensation Study
- Magna Report
- Washington HMO Study
- Utah Workers' Compensation Study
- New Zealand Commission Report
- Chiropractic vs. Medicine for acute pain
How I Became A Chiropractic Physician
by Dr. David B. Pearson, DC
As a kid, I grew up listening to stories about my father's patients and how they were getting better with their chiropractic care in his office. I would go down to his office on occasion, and get to see his patients, who often told me my father was "a miracle worker," because he got them feeling better so quickly.
For me, chiropracitc care has always been for more than just back or neck pain; I learned from my father's experiences that it could help many different conditions such as headaches, ear aches and ear infections, indigestion and heartburn, constipaton, bed wetting, sore throats and aches due to the flu, colic in babies, arthritis, and allergies and asthma. I was taught that if the condition was caused by an interference to the nervous system, chiropractic adjustments could eliminate those interferences and patients got better. So by the age of four, I knew that I, too, wanted to be a chiropractor and experience the life changing results my father had experienced with his patients.
My father gave me chiropractic adjustments regularly, at least once a week, minimum, and more when we had tumbles and spills, as kids do while playing while growing up. As a result, I seldom got sick, and I never ever had an aspirin as a kid. I was a very active and healthy child!
Upon graduation from Palmer College of Chiropractic I had the opportunity to go into practice with my father; my brother later joined the practice when he also graduated from Palmer College. When my father passed away, I decided to open my own office. My wife, Alaine, and I rennovated an old victorian home for my office and in July of 1990, I offically opened it for practice. She became my office manager, working along side me in helping patients live pain free lives. Moving to Florida has always been a dream of ours, and in May of 2009, we relocated to Palm Coast with our three children. I strive to pass along to my patients what my father taught and passed along to me:
Use chiropractic care to get healthy and help stay healthy (what we call maintenance)
Chiropractic care results in a better quality of life, no matter what age you are
You don't have to have an injury or be in pain, in order to see a chiropractor
Get your entire family under care, especially your children, so they have every opportunity to grow up to be happy, healthy individuals. I have adjusted my kids regularly with chiropractic care, just like my dad did for me, and some day, they will do for their children.
How I Became A Chiropractic Assistant
by Alaine Pearson, CA
The first important thing to know is that I have known my husband, Dr. David Pearson, for a very, very, very long time. We actually met in third grade, when my family moved to the Southwestern school district in Jamestown, NY. We dated in high school and he proposed to me in our senior year, but I turned him down, knowing that we were both going away to college, he to become a chiropractor, and I to become a nurse. He was headed for Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and I was going to West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. We did, however, remain close friends, keeping in contact with one another, and visiting each other when home on break. Even when I moved to Florida to persue a different career path, we kept in touch, and he came to visit me. I think he fell in love with Florida at that point in time. I remained in Florida until April of 1987, when I moved home to Jamestown to open a gift shop with my father, something we had talked about for several years. During this time David and I began dating again, and in July he proposed to me; this time, I said "Yes!" and we were married November.
The second important thing to know is that I was born very severely "pigeon-toed." This means that my feet pointed inward, almost to the point to where they laid nearly flat on the crib mattress. My family was very medically oriented, in fact, my maternal grandmother was a nurse, so my parents trusted the medical doctors, who told them that putting casts on my legs would prevent them from turning in so severely. However, this did not work; when the casts came off, my feet still turned in severely. I didn't walk until I was nearly 2 years old, and my parents panicked whenever I did, because I would always end up tripping over my own two feet and hurting my self in some way. I fell into doors and down stairs, knocked teeth out, and received numerous bumps, bruises and cuts. Then I wore leg braces until I was thirteen years old. I hated these things. They were ugly, and they hurt! And you couldn't hide them under your clothes; they were designed to be worn out side, running all the way up your legs to your hips where they were strapped on with a big wide white belt. Nearly everyone made fun of you. Every day. School or no school. I only had a few kids I considered to be friends because they didn't pick on me. They didn't judge me or single me out, they just accepted things the way they were. David was one of them. I was not allowed to participate in physical education classes; you couldn't run with them on. When the medical doctors told me they figured out that the problem was not with my legs, but with my hips, and they wanted to surgically "crack" the left hip and reset it, then do the right hip the next year, followed by extensive rehabilitation after each surgery, I politely refused this plan of care. They told me that I would never deliver (babies) naturally. I simply said I would cross that bridge if and when I got to it. At this point I decided I was not going to wear the leg braces any longer. There was no point to it if they weren't helping the problem. I became determined to do all the things I hadn't been able to do while wearing them, especially playing sports, and I immediately signed up to play intramural basketball. This was short lived, however, as I was in so much pain from all the running up and down the court. So, I figured softball would be a better fit for me. I practiced hitting the ball harder and farther. When I felt I was good enough, I tried out. My thinking was that if I hit the ball far enough, I would have plenty of time to walk the bases. And it worked! I should have stuck with it too, but then, I saw regulation Volley Ball. Now there was a game that looked tremendously fun and that I would be able to do. I did very well with this sport, but when I dove to save a shot, I injured my left knee, managing to tear the ligaments and tendons. Living in a very rural town limits your choices of healthcare providers. So my knee healed poorly and I gave up on participating in sports. I was sixteen when this happened, and my knee continued to bother me for the next 9 years, occasionally going out on me, and I would be down on the ground.
So, when David and I began to get serious while dating again in 1987, and talking about what we wanted out of life, the subject of having children came up. I told him that I wasn't sure if I would be able to have children (conceive or deliver them), because of what the medical doctors had told me. His first response was "We need to start getting you adjusted." At this point in time, I knew nothing about chiropractic. So I just looked at him like - what are you talking about? Why? And he explained that it would help open up the pelvis so that the delivery would go better/easier. As I started working in the office with him, he was very good at explaining the principles of chiropractic. And it made a lot of sense to me; get to the root or cause of the problem and fix it. Don't cover it up with drugs. Don't cut it out with surgery. Those should be last resorts. Start with alternative methods of care which are non invasive and has no side effects. If those should fail, you can always turn to the drugs and then, if those fail, you can alsways have the surgery. But if you begin with the cutting, with the surgery, you can never go back. He took x-rays of my spine, and the lower back x-rays showed that I actually had a mal-formed left hip. I began getting adjusted on a regular basis. Not only did my knee get better, but the allergies I had suffered with since childhood began to clear up, and the migraines I had had since my early teens went away as well! I wasn't expecting this, and needless to say, I was thrilled! When I got pregnant for the first time at age 36, we were able to have a natural home waterbirth with a midwife in attendance. Our son was adjusted at just a few minutes after his delivery. I was relieved that he did not inherit the birth defect I had. When I got pregnant for the second time at age 39, we were set for another natural home waterbirth, but due to complications, we ended up with an emergency C-section, and our second son arrived and was given a clean bill of health after a brief stay at the hospital for monitoring. Both boys recieved regular chiropractic adjustments. I got pregnant once again at age 41, and thanks to my chiropractic care, we once again had a natural home waterbirth (after having had a C-Section!), and our daughter arrived without complications and in perfect health.
This is why I continue to work in our chiropractic office. I know what chiropractic has done for me and for my children. At the age of 50, I went back to school to earn my Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant degree. After completing the required two year courses of school, I passed my state board with a grade of 96! I was extremely proud of myself! I now have 27 years of experience in a chiropractic office setting and am well qualified to perform all the tasks involved.
I thoroughly enjoy what I do. I love seeing patients get better and enjoy an improvement in the quality of their lives. I love the fact that they refer thier friends and family members in to our office -- that they trust us to take excellent care of the people who mean the most to them, to help them live pain free, healthier lives.