Why We Are Different

At Chiropractic First in Abingdon VA and North Tazewell VA we help create solutions for your most pressing health challenges while helping you develop plans to prevent illness from impacting your life.

Not all chiropractors have knowledge of subjects like exercise, lifestyle stress, and nutrition. Dr. Brown has extensive training in TRUE HEALTHCARE. Scientific literature is full of studies showing how healthy lifestyle habits both restore and improve health. Through extensive and ongoing postgraduate training Dr. Brown has been recognized for his understanding of human genetic requirements to restore and expand human health potential.

The chiropractic adjustment is the focus of every visit at Chiropractic First.

Each adjustment is delivered to improve whole-body function. The nervous system is the “control center” of the body, that when interfered with, lessens the body’s normal ability to coordinate, function, and heal itself. We recognize that health is based on function, so at the core of any true health care should be Measurable Functional improvement.

In other words, not only should you feel better, but more importantly, you should actually BE better because your body is working better. It is for this reason that every practice member from infant to adult is assessed with technology to document how well that system is working, from the first visit throughout their care in our office.


Countless studies exist on lifestyle disease, which occurs when the choices we make cause our bodies to be unable to handle the demands associated with everyday life. These include the stresses associated with challenging relationships, difficult careers, being a student, having a family, our diet, lack of physical exercise, and the side effects directly associated with the pharmaceutical model.

Our fast-paced lifestyles have us plugged in 24/7, with no signs of changing. But we can learn how to live better, more congruently, and give our bodies the best chance to adapt to this environment. No one wants to be ill, yet the choices we too often make contradict those wishes. We hope you view our office as your go-to source for health and wellness answers and strategies for your specific challenges. We would be honored to have you schedule your consultation and begin the process of living better than ever before!


“Our mission is to help you and your family live a healthier life today and for the rest of your life”

As our mission indicates, we want to work with you as partners in health so you can experience greater health today and into the future! Since we opened our practice in Tazewell in 2001 we’ve remained passionate about promoting health and wellness to those in our community.

Our Passion

Our passion for health is steeped in having a healthy functioning nervous system as the foundation of health. Your brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up your nervous system whose primary role is to adapt you to your life. The better your nervous system adapts and the healthier lifestyle choices you make, the greater expression of health you become.

Adaptation is key; when your nervous system is functioning at any level below optimal, it cannot respond or adapt as it was designed and the unwanted consequence is a departure from health. Our foundation of care is restoring the normal (and natural) function of your nervous system with chiropractic care.


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Published in journals such as Nature, Molecular Psychiatry, The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health, Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, The Journal of Philosophy, Principles and Practice of Chiropractic

Dr. Brown is one of less than two hundred people in the world who are Advanced Proficient Certified in Torque Release Technique (TRT) and Dr. Brown is one of only 18 people in the world who is a Torque Release Technique Fellows (highest honor). TRT is also the first and currently only chiropractic technique that was created to conduct research. Since chiropractic entered its second century, this up-to-date, scientific, neurologically-based model is the most cutting-edge technique available today.

What is TRT?

The Torque Release Technique is a specific analysis that identifies where the primary nerve interference is, including the exact vertebral level. Then a very gentle, specific scientific chiropractic adjustment is given to realign the spine and remove nerve interference allowing the master control system of the body, the nervous system, to communicate with the body more efficiently. This specificity creates better results that are longer lasting.

Tools Involved

The Torque Release Technique utilizes the Integrator, a torque, and recoil adjusting instrument, which automatically discharges when a predetermined contact pressure is reached, making each adjustment consistent and reproducible. The Integrator allows us to make an adjustment that directly affects the nervous system without any twisting or cracking of the spine.

Patients of all ages enjoy the life-changing benefits of TRT at our office. We invite you to see for yourself how TRT’s efficient, and specific way of adjusting can bring health to you and your family.

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The foundation of care in our practice is always the chiropractic adjustment. The purpose of the adjustment is to correct spinal subluxations. Subluxations, simply put, are misaligned spinal bones disrupting communication from the brain to the body and body to the brain.

Subluxations cause a “disconnect” between brain and body and thereby reduce your body’s normal ability to express health. For optimal results we also help you identify the triggers or stressors in your day-to-day life that are ultimately responsible for causing the spinal bones to become misaligned (subluxated), thereby disrupting your body’s normal ability to express health.

While traditional medicine often focuses on your symptoms and relies on drugs and surgery, we believe that while drugs and surgery may at times be necessary, your symptoms or lowered state of health aren’t caused by not having enough drugs or too many organs in your body.

We believe that most often people are born with everything God intended you to need to live a healthy life. Most often it is stressors that, day after day, week after week, month after month, and even year after year, leave our body overwhelmed, and then symptoms and poor health ensue.

Three common types of stress

The three most common types of stress are physical, chemical, and emotional stress. Physical stressors include sedentary lifestyles, poor posture, repetitive movements, desk jobs, heavy lifting, and more. Examples of chemical stress are over-the-counter and prescribed drugs, fast food, processed food, dehydration, soda, and sugar….the list is exhaustive.

And finally the “elephant in the room”, emotional stress. Studies show emotional stress is the game-changer that causes more disease than physical and chemical stress combined! In today’s super busy, 24/7, burn the candle at both ends kind of days we can get emotionally exhausted. Add to that feelings or thoughts of worry, fear, upset, and a myriad of other negative emotions and you can see it can add up very quickly.

You live your life through your nervous system, and when the stress from any or all 3 of the stressors is more than the nervous system can handle or process, it causes your nervous system to falter. Spinal misalignments or subluxations are part of how your nervous system copes with the overload of stress.

My primary role as your partner in health is to assist you in restoring your nervous system to the best function possible while also helping you identify and reduce the stressors in your life. When you become a patient, we will give you the tools and knowledge you need to achieve your wellness goals.

Pain Relief and Much More

Most new patients come through our door because they have some type of symptom, and the most common symptom is pain. However when we consult with our new patients more often


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