Chiropractic Care Can
Turn Your Power On

By: Dr. Dr. Chip Abbadessa
Special to the Oahu Island News

“They told me my baby is brain damaged,” she sobbed. “I just got back from the pediatrician’s office and they said Dakota might be retarded”. Those were the first words Kelly Clark blurted out as she rushed into my office.

Dakota was a five-month-old redhead when I first held him. He was as limp as a rag doll and the weight of his head was too much for him to lift. He had a noticeable tremor and couldn’t focus his eyes on anything. It was like his power was off.

Kelly told me that she had a very difficult and prolonged labor and after 36 hours of fruitless pushing, an emergency C-section was ordered. Shortly after the birth her doctors had ordered a barrage of tests including a brain MRI, for which Dakota had to be sedated. After taking Dakota’s history, I carefully felt his tiny neck bones. What I felt startled me: His atlas (the top bone of the spine which holds up the head and surrounds the brainstem) was very misaligned to one side. I carefully adjusted Dakota and handed him back to mom.

The following day, in the middle of a busy adjusting session, a large Marine Corps-looking guy came right over to the table where I was working and demanded to know who adjusted his child yesterday. Before I could answer, he threw his arms around me and said, “It’s a miracle! My son’s tremors have stopped and he can hold his head up. He’s like a new child!”

Ten months later, little Dakota runs into my office for his family’s weekly adjustment. He is a bright, alert and healthy little boy. The battery of tests scheduled for him were all canceled after his miraculous change. He has caught up to and surpassed all his developmental milestones much to the amazement of his medical doctors.

Dakota’s story is not unique. Each day, millions of people all over the world are experiencing miracles large and small through corrective chiropractic. Are you next?

Dr. Chip Abbadessa is a spinal correction chiropractor at the Castle Professional Center, 46-001 Kamehameha Hwy., Suite 420, Kaneohe. He can be reached by calling 234-5535 or online at