Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic

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Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic has built a solid reputation as a first-class, popular (especially among families with children) practice with additional emphasis on healthy diet and lifestyles.  It has been the subject of a television news feature, and its doctors are active in community health and outreach programs.  Its previous marketing and information piece was a meagerly designed, black and white booklet, with outdated photographs and technical references.  JDK Marketing Communications Management gave MFCC a colorful, splashy new look with a creative approach to its booklet – including all new photos – that clearly distinguishes itself from that of other clinics throughout the city and region.


Chiropractic patients of the clinic, and other medical institutions that might serve as referencing facilities for their own patients’ chiropractic use.



“We’ve Got Your Back.”

Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic  

Our Vision

Our vision is to see the world freer from depression, pain, disease and troubled children.  At Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic, we can do our part by helping your family reach their God-given potential through a drug-free, chiropractic lifestyle.  And then guide you in encouraging other families to do the same.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help people be made aware of the effects of taking dangerous medications on their mood, level of health and life longevity.  We want to provide chiropractic care and information for a natural, drug-free lifestyle to as many families as possible.

Our Universal Support System

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Why Come to Matthews Chiropractic?

Matthews Chiropractic Clinic has been a trusted facility to hundreds of families in the Carolinas since 1990.  Within six months of opening, it became one of the largest practices in the nation.  With an unwavering passion for helping others, the clinic’s principal, Dr. John Hanna, has helped transform thousands of lives by putting them on the road to a lifetime of health and well being.

National media attention was paid to the Clinic when a patient flew up from Florida and miraculously regained his lost eyesight.  Locally, the Charlotte NBC News affiliate featured a story on the Clinic’s particularly caring work with children.

The doctors hasten to attribute their success to a deep abiding faith in God; their focus has never wavered from helping and healing as many individuals as they can.

From an application standpoint, our method of chiropractic is specific and encompasses three components:

  • A specific upper cervical technique
  • A full spine technique
  • A soft tissue technique

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The cornerstone of this program is spinal correction, enabling us to treat a wide variety of conditions: juvenile scoliosis (congenital or acquired); whiplash; headaches, low back pain; mid back pain; disc problems (cervical and lumbar); and even such childhood events as colic and ear infections.  Regardless of the condition, our approach is gentle and highly effective.

The procedure begins with a detailed consultation. The patient’s total health history is reviewed. Our philosophy is to treat the patient as a whole, and not just the “sick” part of the body.

A detailed examination follows, including not just chiropractic but orthopedic, neurological and other physical aspects.  Everything from blood pressure to deep tendon reflexes is examined.

X-rays and analysis follow.  We look for any pathology or congenital defects, as well as the determination of spine alignment.  The analysis can then diagnose how long the condition has been present, the type of injury involved and the means by which we can correct, strengthen and rehabilitate the condition.

We then produce a comprehensive report of our findings, which we share with the patient and supportive family member.  At this time, we will recommend a course of treatment through chiropractic specific to that individual.

Once the spine is treated and corrected and treated to the best of its ability, it may be necessary to maintain ongoing treatment, for practical considerations:

  • We continue to live with the same physical and mental stresses that caused the condition in the first place.
  • Once a spine has been injured, the ligaments may be torn or damaged; ligaments do not regenerate.  They heal, but with scar tissue that is more pain sensitive, prone to further injury and weakening.
  • With the benefits of chiropractic, a patient can live his or her life subluxation free. The greatest benefits of chiropractic actually occur after the pain is gone. We can enable the body to be healthier by allowing the innate nervous system to work to the best of its ability.

While many people consider the successful effects of chiropractic to be some kind of a miracle, it is important to note that we only accept patients whom we truly believe we can help.

What exactly is Chiropractic?

God put the most amazing healing power in the brain and spinal cord.  That’s because our brain and spinal cord control every function in our body.  Your ability to read these words, for your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, or for a cut on your foot to heal, information must come from the brain and travel over the spinal cord and nerves.

The spinal column and individual vertebrae surround and protect the brain stem, spinal cord and nerves, which make up the nervous system.  Complete health is achieved only when there is a normal, functioning nervous system…and the spine and nervous system are in the “correct” position.

When the spine shifts out of its normal position, however, this puts pressure or pinching on the brain stem and causes damage to the spinal cord and nerves.  Chiropractic, then, is the health care system in which the spine is checked for this pressure/pinching by finding the presence of spinal misalignments…called vertebral subluxations.

Central nervous system “interference” is the major contributing cause of all sickness and disease and the symptoms of sickness and disease.

What are Subluxations, and What Causes Them?

Misalignment – or subluxation – is caused by any physical, chemical or emotional stress, which proves greater than our internal resistance.

Physical stress can range from whiplash trauma to sitting at your desk day after day with your head turned to the same side.  Birth itself may exert 40 to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine during the delivery process.

Chemical stress is anything from eating too much sugar and preservatives to breathing environmental pollutants.  This upsets the body’s chemistry, which disrupts the muscles’ and ligaments’ tone, resulting in subluxations.

Mental stress is something everyone has experienced in either tense or emotional situations, through everyday living.  Mental stress can cause the ligaments and muscles to tighten, resulting in subluxations.  Stress alters resistance and increases your susceptibility to disease.

Chiropractic Adjustments

If spinal subluxations are detected, the adjusting methods utilized at Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic are safe and gentle, without the “cracking and twisting” commonly associated with chiropractic care.  The results are analyzed and demonstrated through the use of pre- and post X-rays.

This alleviates the pressure on the central nervous system so that the individual can once again function normally at his or her God-given health potential.

We employ two phases of care:

  1. Correction:  The individual comes to the Clinic several times per week to have their spine checked.  The number of weeks depends on how long the vertebral subluxations have existed, how much damage has been done to the central nervous system and organs, and the patient’s lifestyle.
  1. Maintenance:  Depending upon the lifestyle and/or any permanent spinal problems, the individual continues to have their spine checked weekly, monthly or annually in an effort to keep the central nervous system free from pressure and interference for as long as he or she wants to stay healthy.

Success Stories

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Our Patients Say It Best

“When I first came to see Dr. John Hanna, I was a “basket case” from head to toe…But the thing that finally drove me to seek help was unrelenting and unbearable sciatic pain down my right leg…The results were dramatic.  I have had no sciatic pain at all since that very first day.  It was like a miracle.  I’m totally impressed with his professional expertise…Thanks a million, Dr. Hanna.”

-- Beverly

“I had been going to a local chiropractor in Winston-Salem.  The only treatment that was prescribed was to ice until swelling would go down…Since receiving additional chiropractic adjustments from Dr. John, I…am back to my normal activities which include tennis, volleyball, rollerblading and golf…It’s worth the ride because God put a special gift in Doc’s hands!”

-- Robert

“First of all, I personally think that you have the best office staff in the city of Charlotte…My thanks to the girls that take care of the office…Each time I visit the clinic, I seem to walk away feeling better.  I could ask for nothing more.”

-- Brownie

“Six months ago when I first came to you, I could not walk up the four steps at our back door without much pain…This past weekend, Ken and I…climbed 114 steps of a lighthouse without any problems at all (plus) riding did not bother me at all (since) we rode over 700 miles.  I really have a new outlook on taking trips because I am literally free of pain.  May God continue to bless you…”

-- Joyce

Today’s skilled Doctor of Chiropractic has spent a minimum of 4,200 professional hours including at least eight years of college as well as extensive clinical training to treat the afflicted body without drugs or surgery.  Doctors John Hanna and Mechelle Hanna are no less representative of this profession.

Dr. John Hanna

“Dr. John,” as he is popularly called, received his Bachelor of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  He has studied extensively in chiropractic pediatrics, nutrition and physical exercise.  Additionally, he has lectured on these subjects to both patients and the medical profession, and throughout the community in area churches, clubs and civic groups.

Dr. John is a member of The International Chiropractic Association and the Matthews (NC) Chamber of Commerce.  He is continually active in research and biophysics seminars to further develop his contributions to chiropractic care.  Through his research, Dr. John gently serves his patients with the most technologically advanced instruments available in chiropractic today.

Dr. John is a contributor to the best-selling Christian book, Body By God: The Owner’s Manual for Maximized Living.

Dr. Mechelle Hanna

“Dr. Mechelle,” as she too is affectionately called, holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in exercise physiology from West Virginia University.  She subsequently graduated cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she met John Hanna and to whom she has been married since 1992.

Having been a full scholarship athlete throughout college, Dr. Hanna is aware of how chiropractic benefits performance.  She has treated a variety of disorders and applies her academic and clinical expertise with the latest technological advancements to achieve optimal spinal correction, maintaining the correction to keep the body functioning at its greatest potential.

Both she and her husband are pleased to give back to the community through, among other initiatives, educational health talks to various organizations.

We Serve You…And Our Community

As almost equal part of its commitment to provide outstanding chiropractic care, Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic provides community service by volunteering hundreds of hours a year.  This has been a hallmark of its professional philosophy since first opening its doors for business in 1990. 

Drs. John and Mechelle have helped folks from all walks of life. They have developed wellness programs and clinics for high school athletes, underprivileged children, churches, administrators, teachers and coaches.   Additionally, the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which helps assist the homeless, has benefited from the Clinic’s good works.

The doctors’ commitment to community service is based on a humble yet profound philosophy: to give for God and chiropractic, two influences they feel people need more of in their lives.

Speaking Engagements

The doctors of Matthews Chiropractic Clinic are among the most sought-after teachers and speakers in the wellness profession.  With advanced training in exercise physiology, sports performance and injury, maternity and pediatric care, their dynamic presentations reach well beyond the chiropractic field.

Among the variety of subjects covered by these seminars are:

  • Motivation and performance
  • Time and stress management
  • Pediatrics and maternity
  • Weight loss
  • Nutrition
  • Job safety
  • Fitness training

Insurance Information

Our friendly staff is professionally trained in all aspects of insurance regulations and coverage, and is ready to help you understand and utilize your particular insurance plan.  Whether it’s private insurance, group plan, Medicare, workers compensation, liability or medical payment for injuries suffered in an auto accident, we’re here to help.

We want you to further note that regardless of what your insurance does or does not pay, we will work around any financial problems as long as we know you are committed to taking care of your health.

We accept most major insurance, including:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • All automobile insurance
  • Workers compensation
  • Group health insurance

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Matthews Family Chiropractic Clinic

Windsor Square

9808 Northeast Parkway

Suite A

Matthews, NC 28105

Office: 704-845-0699

Fax: 704-841-1808

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