Back Pain

Recommended For Back Pain

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Chi The Royal College of General Practitoners’ 2009 recommendation for treating non-specific low back pain advises doctors to advocate exercise and manipulation (such as chiropractic care) before pharmacological (drug) therapies and more invasive treatments (like surgery).
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellences, 2009

Good news for chiropractic and our patients!

Dr. Tripp Stover
Stover Chiropractic, P.C. – Real. Simple. Healthcare.


Where The Body Finds Answers

SMechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – from the Weekly Sticky “Where the Body Finds Answers”

How much stomach acid does it take to digest a cheeseburger? Or, how much calcium is needed to heal a broken leg? How about a fever, how high should it reach to fight a common cold? You don’t need to surf Google for the answers, your INNATE (inborn) search engine already knows.Read More >

Healing Isn’t a Straight Line

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Healing is like the stock market. It never progresses in a straight line. You’ve got to expect some ups and downs along the way.

You might experience a surge of relief when you first start your Chiropractic care only to be followed by a setback. Soon you’re back on track, seeing huge improvements. Progress continues with bouts of highs and lows, and you may even experience a plateau or dip in your improvements. But don’t make the mistake of ‘pulling out of the market’ early.

Keep the big picture in mind. Like stocks, the gains in Chiropractic care are best seen over time. When you look back and see how far you’ve come since your first visit, you’ll realize the LIFE dividends are paying off.

Stover Chiropractic, P.C.

Real. Simple. Healthcare.



We are located at 9097 Atlee Station Road in Mechanicsville, Virginia, 23111.  This is a Hanover county address, but we are minutes from Glenn Allen, Innsbrook, Sandston, and Varina.  We also serve many people from King William and New Kent Counties.  Our close proximity to I295 means we are very easy to reach from anywhere in the Richmond Metro area.

33 Principles – Clarified

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Something I’ve always appreciated about chiropractic is that it acknowledges we, as humans, are more than the sum of our parts.  In other words, there is something to life.  We are not just a bag of chemical reactions.  This was first published in a systematic format in the 1927!  Specifically, in R. W. Stephenson’s Chiropractic Textbook, called the “Thirty Three Principles.”  In this he says we, as chiropractors, recognize a universal intelligence in all things as well as an innate intelligence in us.  Here was the part I didn’t like.  Not that I disagree, but the words are vague.  Stephenson was Read More >

101 Ways to Get Subluxated

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – #27 – Dropping 420 lbs on your head at the Olympics. Can you imagine gold medalist weight lifter Matthias Steiner’s next Chiropractic visit… ‘hey doc, my neck’s sore and I’ve been getting these bad headaches. Think it could be my pillow?”

The father of Chiropractic, D.D. Palmer recognized 3 ‘T’s as being the major causes of nerve interferenceRead More >

What Conditions Respond Well to Chiropractic Care?

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Patients at Stover Chiropractic, P.C., have come to know how gentle and effective chiropractic is for everyone.  Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive form of healthcare that can be used to help your body heal from a wide variety of ailments. Most chiropractors not only Read More >

Chiropractic Benefits for Our Military

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Since the late 19th century, chiropractors have been performing adjustments on American military personnel in order to help keep them in fighting form. In 1992, President George H. W. Bush authorized the Department of Defense to commission chiropractors and in 1999 the Chiropractic Health Care Demonstration Program found that chiropractic care would offer significant benefits to the military. Specifically, the results showed that:

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Side Effects of Adjustments


Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – It isn’t too unusual for me to hear about positive changes that come with adjustments. I came across this article that went back to evaluate previous surveys on positive outcomes for alternative therapies (CAM) of which chiropractic is the largest subset. In other words the survey was looking at side-effects. Well we are in luck, you don’t have to worry about the negative things we have come to think of as “side-effects.”

Just look at all the terrible things that might happen if you go to the chiropractor! (tongue firmly placed in cheek). “…outcome themes included increased options and hope, increased ability to relax, positive changes in emotional states, increased body awareness, changes in thinking that increased the ability to cope with back pain, increased sense of well-being, improvement in physical conditions unrelated to back pain, increased energy, increased patient activation, and dramatic improvements in health or well-being.”

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What Training Do Chiropractors Have?

Mechanicsville Mechanicsville Chiropractor – Becoming a chiropractor is no easy feat. The training to become a practicing chiropractor is akin to traditional medical doctors and involves years of academic training and hours of patient contact work. In order to work professionally, a chiropractor must undertake a long period of academic training and a certain number of hours of internship before they are offered a license to practice. In general, chiropractors get a first professional degree, otherwise known as a second entry, in chiropractic treatment. Ordinarily, the general route to become a chiropractor involves a four-year undergraduate degree as a pre-requisite to apply for the degree in chiropractic.  Most chiropractic schools involve 9 or 10 semesters of study which involve course loads of 20 to 32 hours a semester.

There are three possible ways to become a qualified chiropractor according to the World Health Organization (WHO) [1]. The first path involves one to four years of prior training in basic sciences at university, then followed by a followed by a four-year full-time program in chiropractic. One can also take an academic degree, called the Doctor in Chiropractic (DC) program, a five-year integrated bachelor degree and a first professional degree, if one wants to follow the path of directly becoming a chiropractor early in their academic career. There is also a more conventional route of completing a BSc in Chiropractic medicine and followed then by a two to three year’s masters, or MSc, in Chiropractic studies.

While the academic requirements above are the minimum, in countries where chiropractic practitioners are more established, the standards to practice are quite high. However, no matter what educational route is followed, a prospective chiropractor must meet the requirements of 4200 student and teacher contact hours, during the four years of their education, which includes 1000 hours of supervised clinical training [1].

Some health professionals with advanced clinical degrees, such as medical doctors or those who have studied medicine, wish to transition into chiropractic practice. They are only required to undertake 2200 hours of contact hours to meet both the educational and clinical requirements. Like other professionals in the medical professions, a practicing chiropractor must be licensed in the State they wish to practice in.

While the laws in different countries and various states may differ, in order to obtain a chiropractic license, all candidates must meet the above academic requirements. In addition, they must complete a 12-month clinical internship or a certain number of continuing education credits [2][3].  A license is granted following successful completion of all the State and National Board exams.


[1] Accessed October 2011

[2] Accessed October 2011

[3] Accessed October 2011

Jerry Rice Supports Chiropractic

Mechanicsville Virginia Chiropractor – Sharing videos is a theme this week.  This next one is from NFL Hall of Fame football player Jerry Rice.  He credits chiropractic care with his longevity as a player and it continues to help him after his playing days.  He even gets in a few words about “Dancing With The Stars!”  Check it out.

Stover Chiropractic, P.C.

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