Dr. Michael Scaperato
Dr. Michael R. Scaperato was born in Willoughby, Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology, he received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2014 from Parker University in Dallas.
As early as the seventh grade, Dr. Scaperato was interested in becoming a Chiropractic Physician. Born with Cystic Fibrosis, he was susceptible to severe lung infections. After rounds of long-term antibiotics and other unsuccessful treatments, a family member suggested trying chiropractic care. And sure enough, after receiving multiple adjustments, Dr. Scaperato’s lungs returned to normal function — allowing him to avoid extreme hospital treatment going forward.
This eye-opening, health-improving experience paved the way for him to achieve and maintain his health through chiropractic attention, diet, and exercise … and it motivated him to help others achieve similar results in their wellness journeys. In 2022, Dr. Scaperato founded Integrity Chiropractic — and has been enhancing his patients’ health ever since.
His passion for helping patients remain pain-free keeps him researching health issues while staying up to date on the latest advances in chiropractic, nutrition, herbal and dietary supplements, and other ways to optimize health.
In his spare time, Dr. Scaperato enjoys weightlifting, cooking, playing his bass guitar, and learning more about nutrition. He also enjoys numerous outdoor activities like paddle boarding, hiking, participating in mud runs and obstacle course races, and playing golf — his favorite.
Dr. Scaperato is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician for the State of Ohio and the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
How Does Chiropractic Treatment Help with Chronic Pain?
Chiropractors examine vertebral subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine and abnormal movement patterns of the vertebrae. When they fix vertebral subluxations multiple systems in the body notice it collectively. Chiropractic manipulates and adjusts the body, particularly the spinal column, relieving pressure on the nerves.
There is a growing number of research studies and reviews that show the treatment provided by chiropractors are clinically effective and safe.
What Type of Education Does a Chiropractor Have?
A chiropractor is required to attend an accredited chiropractic college for a four-year degree. This will typically include about 4,200 hours of classroom, lab work, and clinical internship experience – about the same number of hours required to become a general medical doctor (MD) or osteopath (DO).
Once one obtains their Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, they need a certification and license to practice by passing a national board exam governed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE).
What is an Adjustment?
Adjustments are done while you are sitting upright, on your side, lying face down, or on your back. You may not feel immediate relief with your first adjustment as it may take a few appointments or more to feel definite improvements depending on your condition and how you take care of your pain areas between appointments.
What Can I Expect from my First Appointment?
Your chiropractor will go through a series of tests with you to help determine your range of motion, reflexes, and muscle strength followed by a discussion of your pain areas.
Your first adjustment will take around 30 minutes while your following appointments will take about 10-15 minutes once your chiropractor is acquainted with your needs.
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