About Dr. Hartley
Alan D. Hartley, Phd., D.C
Combining outstanding credentials with a caring staff to improve your health.
Voted “Best Chiropractor” for five years by the Lake Wylie Pilot readers.
Although his years in cancer research were productive and rewarding, he wanted more direct interaction with patients. While it would have been easy to stay on at Duke and go through their MD program, he wanted to pursue an approach to health care that honored the body’s own inteligence in how it regulated and healed itself.
After much research, he discovered this particular vein of chiropractic that analyzes the neurological effects of slight misalignments in the human structure. He found the approach was scientifically sound, left Duke and moved his growing family to commit the next 4 years to full-time pursuit of his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Now he has his own practice just outside Charlotte, NC in Lake Wylie, SC.
Dr. Hartley’s credentials are on the staff page.
Thank you for your interest in Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic! Please take the time to explore our website and learn the many things that makes our office a unique and exciting place to improve your health.
- Our unique team approach uses both structural and muscular therapies to encourage healing.
- We are results-oriented and involve our patients in their own care.
- We don’t rush appointments – each patient is given the time they need.
- Of our patients who have visited other chiropractors before, they often comment on how their experience with our office is better than any other chiropractic experience they’ve ever had.
Come and experience for yourself the many benefits of being a patient at Lake Wylie Family Chiropractic.
What Is Chiropractic?
Many people know of chiropractic care and its effectiveness in treating and relieving back pain, neck pain and headaches. A conversation with Dr. Hartley can help give you a better understanding of chiropractic care but here is some basic information about chiropractic medicine.
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts, and as a health-care discipline is based on the premise that good health care depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. When body structures such as cells and organs are functioning normally, a state of health or normal physiology exists. However, when the body’s physiology is abnormal the potential for a disease state exists. Thus, we begin to understand that abnormal physiology and function predispose the body to disease processes.
The spinal cord has 31 pairs of spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column. The most delicate and important organs of the nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) are encased in hard bony coverings composed of the skull and vertebrae. The spine provides protection, mobility, and weight bearing sport for our upright position. The spine offers protection to the delicate spinal nerves which exit from the spinal column. Irritation to the spinal nerves can occur when spinal biomechanics are compromised and not functioning properly.
Chiropractic is employed in a variety of conditions:
Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Treated
Medical care and chiropractic care has provided effective relief to millions of individuals suffering from neck pain, back pain, and headaches. Musculoskeletal pain and discomfort due to neck pain, back pain, whiplash injury, and headaches, is a candidate for safe, natural, noninvasive medical and chiropractic care.
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated:
- neck pain
- low back pain
- headaches and migraines
- dizziness and vertigo
Common Injuries Treated
Internal medicine and chiropractic physicians commonly treat all types of injuries and recognize the unique findings associated with each injury. We treat injuries that result in neck pain and low back pain, such as chronic neck pain, chronic low back pain, automobile accidents, on-the-job accidents, and slip and fall accidents.