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Dr. David B. Routley, III, D.C.David B. Routley, III, D.C.

Dr. David B. Routley, III is a practicing Chiropractor in Mecosta, Michigan.  He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, as well as a Bachelors Degree, from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in 1991. He also holds two degrees from Ferris State University, one of which is an Associates Degree in Applied Radiology. He is a former member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. He has worked with quality assurance at two of the four hospitals where he has been employed.

Dr. Routley graduated from Palmer College on the President's list for academics, and also graduated with research honors from the Palmer Research Institute. He won the prestigious John Connelly award for most outstanding student. He was vice-President of Student Government, President of his class and was twice selected to represent Palmer College at the World Congress of Chiropractic Students; the first in 1989 in Sunnyvale, California, and the second in 1990 in Bournemouth, England.

Dr. Routley enjoys practicing Chiropractic near his hometown of Big Rapids.  He and his lovely wife, Alice, have five children (two girls and three boys), two daughter-in-laws, three grandsons, and six granddaughters. They also have two sons they sort of inherited.  The Routley's are members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church where Dr. Routley has served as Congregational President, Vice-President, an Elder and Chairman of the Board of Day School Education.



Dr. Routley has adjusted people of all ages, from little babies to folks in their nineties.  "Chiropractic care can be effective for a great many health problems, not just back pain and neck pain.", says Dr. Routley.  "Every part of your body is controlled and/or monitored and influenced by your nervous system.  Proper alignment and mobility of the vertebrae is important to the function of the nervous system, some areas more so than others.  For example, researchers have shown the weight of a human hair on a nerve root (that part of the nerve arising from the spinal column) can reduce its electrical potential by as much as 40%.  The slightest change in the mechanics of the vertebra can create that much irritation to some nerve roots, resulting in pain and improper functioning of various body tissue.  Correcting the alignment of the spine alleviates that irritation and results in normal nerve function and a body that feels good and is healthy.  Research has demonstrated how effective and affordable Chiropractic care is."  Dr. Routley invites you to review many of these under our Research section.  

"There isn't a part of your body that doesn't have a nerve connection. All nerves in the body originate or have a connection to the spinal cord and the vertebrae. That is why I think Chiropractic care has such far reaching applications. Many health problems respond favorably to Chiropractic care.", says Dr. Routley. He continues, "I don't see Chiropractic as a cure-all. But that might be more a limitation to the Chiropractor and less a limitation to Chiropractic. When patients come in with any particular problem, I do the best I can with the skills God gave me to help that person improve his/her health. On those rare occasions that your health problems don't improve, I will help you find the person or profession that can help you."  


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The Radiographic Processor in an Office Setting, June 1993.