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Northville Chiropractor Dr. Bill Abbott

Dr. Bill Abbott, Norville Chiropractor

Dr. Bill Abbott, Northville Chiropractor

To say that I was a skeptic was an understatement. But true to the adage; we are often skeptics and afraid of those things we don’t understand.

Like everyone else, when I heard the word chiropractic, I immediately thought, low back pain. That was as much credit as I was willing to give chiropractic. To say that I was a skeptic was an understatement. But true to the adage, we are often skeptics and afraid of those things we don’t understand.

I was on my way to medical school

I was on my way to medical school, when I started to question its entire health paradigm. In the small town that I am from in Northern Canada, with such a poor economy, you pretty much do whatever will guarantee you a job. I was actually completing my pre-med classes when a friend of mine suggested that I visit her chiropractor for some leg problems that I was having. I was very dubious, but what did I have to lose? The medical doctors had been telling me for years that my “leg weakness” was “all in my head.” After a chiropractic exam and spinal x-rays, the chiropractor explained that some of the nerves in my low back that travelled to my legs and controlled those muscles were being compressed. Consequently, my legs were occasionally giving out on me. Finally, after 8 years of sometimes not being able to walk 20 feet, I had an explanation.

Chiropractic Education

After studying French in Canada, I went on to receive my bachelor’s degree in Biology where I was completing a pre-med curriculum. After receiving a Biology degree in Canada I started Chiropractic school in Kansas City. After completing one year there, and learning much more about what Chiropractic really was, I transferred my credits, and moved to Atlanta where I graduated from Life University of Chiropractic. Because of my earlier training in pre-med, Chiropractic School was (surprisingly) a lot of repeat information.

The education of a medical doctor is very similar to that of a chiropractor in both subject matter and length of study. My favorite classes were the philosophy classes in which I learned the entire body is controlled by the nervous system. Thus, the whole body be affected by the simplest misalignment or chiropractic adjustment. I always have enjoyed looking at things from a different perspective. Up to that point everything that I had encountered said that health comes to us in the form of a bottle, a pill or a surgery. There, I learned that health comes from us and not to us.

The Most Life-changing Chiropractic Moment

The most life-changing chiropractic moment that I have had did come while I was in chiropractic school, but it was not in school. While I was in Chiropractic School, I went to a chiropractic seminar in New Jersey entitled ” New Beginnings.” This seminar literally changed my life. In it I heard grown adults crying because of the desperation in their lives. These people, men and women alike went on to explain how a properly functioning nervous system changed their lives and gave them new beginnings.

Our Mission

We are on a mission to help you rethink your definition of health ! Dorland’s medical dictionary defines health as: Health is not merely the absence of disease or infirmity; Health is optimum mental, physical and social well-being.

We believe that the human body was designed perfectly. That is, it was created to function without flaw, with the ability to heal itself.

Chiropractic works because you are a self-healing, self regulating organism controlled by your nervous system. Improper motion or position of the moving bones of the spine can interfere with this vital exchange between the nervous system and the body by irritating nerves and compromising the function of corresponding organs and tissues. Specific spinal adjustments improve mind and body connections.

At Home with

I am happy to say that I have six very beautiful children who were all raised in the chiropractic lifestyle. I have four amazing boys and two very precious girls. Will is thirteen, Tommy is twelve , I have nine year old boy/girl twins, Michael and Olivia, Sophia is seven  and Jon is four. Five of my six  children were born at home,  and all have enjoyed regular chiropractic care since their first minutes of life! When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my children, watching them discover the world. I really enjoy their unadulterated and untarnished view of the world. I take great pride in the fact that I practice what I preach. I believe that life, as well as health, is all about balance of mind, body and spirit. Personally, I get checked to see whether I need to be adjusted 1-3 times per week. It really depends on my stress levels. I check all of my children about one time per week.   Christy was adjusted 3-4 times per week during her pregnancies.  I am  very conscious about what and when we eat. We do not take medications or drugs of any kind. We are firm believers that something is either good to help you grow, or your body has to get rid of it. If it is not food, then it has side affects and has no business in your body. There is nothing that doesn’t have any side affects. Although lately, life and schedules seem to have gotten away from me, I try to get to the gym 2-3 times per week.


I have been blind in my right eye from a vaccination that I received when I was six months old. Because of this I have done a great deal of research on the subject. Not only was I unable to find ANY studies that proved the efficacy of any vaccinations, but a short study of the MANY harmful ingredients and preservatives was enough to convince me that vaccinations cause much more harm than good. In fact my research revealed to me that vaccinations had nothing at all to do with the eradication of any diseases. All of the diseases that they vaccinate for were on their way out anyway.

A ‘Sick Care’ System

All people have to do, to see how ineffective our current “health care” system is, is take a look at world statistics of our infant mortality rate, or our life expectancy charts. Despite the fact that we spend a little more than 2.2 trillion dollars per year on health-care, we are not a healthy nation. In fact we are one of the unhealthiest ! and we spend more money than any other country to get that distinction. Actually the term health-care is a misnomer for our current system. It is actually a “Sick-care” system. The system does nothing (because it is not designed to) until we have lost our health and are sick. The focus of this sick-care system is in the wrong place. We can’t possibly find health if all we are concerned with is running away from sickness!

At Abbott Family Chiropractic

At Abbott Family Chiropractic, we realize that health comes from us and not to us. Achieving “True Health” is a process, it takes time. Health is a lifestyle that has many facets. In other words, Health is analogous to a “wheel”. Everyone of us wants our “Health Wheel” to roll very well. In order for our “Health Wheel” to roll truly well, each and every spoke of this wheel better be addressed and strong. Each spoke represents aspects of human nature such as Physical Health, Social Health, Mental Health, Spiritual Health, Career Health etc. There is much more to health than we realize.

Contact our Northville office today to learn more about living a healthy lifestyle through chiropractic care!