Chiropractor & Functional Medicine Headquarters
Dr. Steve Alukonis DC, DABCO
401 N Wickham Road Suite U
DC, DABCO vs. DC
What makes a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO) different from a regular Chiropractor (DC) ?
Of course, all chiropractors are specialists in treating the musculoskeletal system. However, a chiropractor who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO) or who is a Diplomate of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DACO) has more extensive training in the subject than other chiropractors. A board certified chiropractic orthopedic specialist is committed to extensive ongoing education in the treatment and management of a wide array of orthopedic conditions that may require the use of advanced techniques.
DABCO/DACO specialists can treat acute problems such as sports injuries and occupational injuries, as well as chronic musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia and scoliosis. A chiropractic orthopedist has specialized knowledge of the muscles, bones, cartilage, joints, tendons, ligaments, other connective tissue and nerve structures. A DABCO/DACO specialist is trained in ordering and interpreting advanced diagnostics such as x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), DEXA scanning, diagnostic ultrasound and nuclear medicine studies to determine the nature of your problem and how it can best be treated.
He or she may use a number of different non-invasive techniques to return a patient to wellness, including manual manipulation, physiologic therapeutics such as massage, nutrition, joint supports, infrared, electric muscle stimulation, orthotics, corrective devices, therapeutic exercise and other rehabilitative protocols.
To become certified as a DABCO/DACO specialist, a Doctor of Chiropractic must complete a three- to four-year post-graduate training program and pass a rigorous written and clinical exam. He or she must also meet continuing education requirements in chiropractic orthopedics in order to qualify for periodic recertification every few years.
It is common for DABCO/DACO specialists to treat joint, nerve and muscle pain in the neck, shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and knees. If you or someone you care about has been suffering from a musculoskeletal problem, a DABCO/DACO specialist may be able to treat the problem in a way that avoids the risks associated with drugs and surgery.
Dr. Steve Alukonis is the only Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists in the Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral area and one of very few in the county
To learn more, please call or visit our office! 321-783-1960
Dr. Steve Alukonis graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1981. He started his practice in Cocoa Beach in 1981. He is a Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and a Fellow of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedist.
What Is Chiropractic?
The Philosophy of Chiropractic
Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Treated
Common Injuries Treated
Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions Treated
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated:
low back pain and stiffness
neck and upper back pain and stiffness
mid back pain and stiffness
headaches and migraines
leg pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
arm pain, weakness, numbness and tingling
extremity joint pain and dysfunction
carpal tunnel syndrome
Common injuries treated:
automobile accident and whiplash injuries
on-the-job and lifting injuries
slip and fall injuries
Non-musculoskeletal conditions which studies have shown benefit from chiropractic:
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
dizziness and dysequilibrium
low energy levels
otitis media (ear infection)
Monday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
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Dr. Steve Alukonis DC, DABCO
**NEW OFFICE LOCATION**
Merritt Island Office
2235 North Courtenay Pkwy Suite 4A
Merritt Island FL, 32952