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8 Reasons why you should see a Chiropractic Orthopedist (DABCO) after an auto accident.


A chiropractor who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists (DABCO) has more extensive training in the subject than other chiropractors.  Chiropractic Orthopedist are 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.


  1. Chiropractic Orthopedists have extensive post graduate education on spine care

  2. They are trained to read MRI’s of your neck and back

  3. Advanced training in the Orthopedic and Neurological testing needed to evaluate auto injuries

  4. The Mastering of whiplash injury treatments to enhance healing

  5. Chiropractic Orthopedist’s are trained to document daily evaluations on treatments

  6. Proficient in at least 5 chiropractic techniques. This will better match up the individual and injury to the best technique, thus yielding better results

  7. Having a higher level of education, The Chiropractic Orthopedist can give expert testimonials in personal injury depositions and in court trials

  8. A Chiropractic Orthopedist proficient in Personal injury understands the phases of whiplash injuries and will treat each phase to completion. They also have the experience in using the various proven rehabilitation therapies to help injuries recover properly 


To become certified as a DABCO 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.

Dr. Alukonis received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1982 and was Board certified a Chiropractic Orthopedist in 1993.


Dr. Steve Alukonis DC, DABCO, a Cocoa Beach native, has been treating the Space Coast area for 25+ years. The Space Coast Advanced Health staff and Dr. Alukonis have the experience and knowledge to help you through what comes after an auto accident so that all you have to do is worry about recovering.

We always help our patients file the proper claims in order to be covered for a car accident or work injury. 

25+ Years Experience


I have been treating auto injury patients in the Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island and Melbourne area for over 25 years. I am Board Certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics which places a strong emphysis on performing a high level of evaluation with orthopedics and neurological examination. Diagnosis of injuries, X-Ray analysis, MRI interpretation and treating neck, back injuries, TMJ, jaw injuries, soft tissue injuries, spinal disc injuries, headaches, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and foot injuries sustained in auto accidents.

I am certified in impaiment ratings using the American Medical Associations Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. Certification in Whiplash Evaluation from Dr. Arthur Croft at Spinal Research Institute of San Diego, California.

Our experienced staff has the knowledge to help you through the stresses of what comes after an accident, so all you have to do is focus on getting better.

Treatment for Auto Injuries

After a very comrehensive examination and reviewing of any X-ray's, MRI's or other medical records we will begin a course of treatments to help reduce pain, help soft tissue injuries or nerves heal correctly.
Treatments and therapies include gentle spinal adjustments or manipulations. 


  • Cold Laser Therapy - Helps relieve pain and inflammation

  • Ultra Sound Therapy - Promotes soft tissue healing

  • Electronic Muscle Stimulation - Reduce muscle spasms

  • Trigger Point Therapy - Reduces Muscle tightness and spasms

  • Therapeutic Exercises - To balance and strengthen muscles

  • Non Surgical Spinal Decompression - Cervical or Lumbar - Helps disc protrusions in your neck or low back subside which reduces radiating pain down your legs or arm

  • Nutrition - We recommend nutritional supplements to help reduce inflammation naturally without side-effects


We also use nutritional support for bone, disc and muscle healing and flexibility.
If necessary I refer to Medical Doctors such as Neurologist, Orthopedic Surgeons or Neurosurgeons for additional evaluation. I also work with many Personal Injury Attorneys around the country and state.

Cocoa Beach Chiropractor | Chiropractic Cocoa Beach

Call 321-783-1960 to schedule an appointment, then simply download the PDF below, fill out the forms and leave the rest to us.
Cocoa Beach Chiropractor

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.

Cold Laser Therapy 

Spinal Decompression

Auto Injury Care


Low Back Pain

Mid Back Pain

Neck Pain

Sports Injury

Work Injury


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

Call to schedule an appointment


      Dr. Steve Alukonis DC, DABCO    


 Merritt Island Office

 2235 North Courtenay Pkwy Suite 4A

Merritt Island FL, 32952

321-425-2519  FAX 321-425-2523

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