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Dr. Adams discusses chiropractic neurology on “Healing Quest” show

Dr. Robert Adams
Dr. Robert Adams

West Campus alumnus Robert Adams, D.C., ’87, was recently featured on the PBS program “Healing Quest,” which, according to the show’s website, “is the only weekly national television series focused on the latest in integrative health and natural approaches in wellness.”

Dr. Adams’ segment focused on his work in the field of chiropractic neurology, and how he is utilizing this technique to help children with learning disabilities reduce their dependency on drugs.

The opportunity to appear on the show came about when one of the show’s producers—a patients of his— contacted him to discuss a segment on chiropractic. When Dr. Adams mentioned his success in helping children with learning disabilities, the producer decided to make this the focus of the segment.

Dr. Adams, who earned his diplomate from the American College of Chiropractic Neurology in 1993, says the ability to precisely adjust certain areas of the nervous system without drugs is a major advantage of chiropractic. As the result of his “Brain Back Body” neurotechnology-focused exercise program, Dr. Adams has had many young patients referred to him by teachers.

“The typical medical model (in treating ADD) is to do what? To give them medications, which are amphetamines, to slow them down,” says Dr. Adams, who has maintained a practice with his father, James Adams, D.C., Davenport ’62, in Sonoma, Calif., since graduating from Palmer’s West Campus 23 years ago.

Four hours of filming in Dr. Adams’ office resulted in the seven-minute segment on the program. Dr. Adams gives the producers a “thumbs-up” for their final edited report.

“I think it’s a nice presentation, and it shows that as doctors of chiropractic, we’re more than just musculoskeletal specialists,” says Dr. Adams, past president of the California Chiropractic Association North Bay Society, from which he received “Doctor of the Year” Honors in 1995.

The “Healing Quest” segment with Dr. Adams, may be viewed on YouTube at under “Chiropractic Neurology.”

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