Chiropractic care is steadily gaining grounds in Ghana as more people continue to discover the amazing power of chiropractic. This has also resulted in an increase in the number of chiropractic doctors in the country.

A thirty-year old American chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Carter is the latest to join a team of chiropractors helping people to reclaim their health correcting misaligned spines in Ghana.

Dr. Carter obtained a degree in Molecular Biology from Georgia Southern University before going to train as a doctor of chiropractic at the Sherman College of Chiropractic.

He joins the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres and this brings the number of doctors at the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres to six.

Though chiropractic healthcare is relatively new in Ghana, a lot of people are beginning to discover its essence, says Dr. Marcus Manns, the founder and CEO of the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres.

It has been proven scientifically that many diseases that plague humanity are directly or remotely related to the spine. A damaged spine also weakens the body’s inborn ability to fight diseases that are caused by bacteria and other factors outside the body.

Chiropractic care is drug-free. Chiropractors help to restore optimum health to the body by correcting the spine and nervous system interference, known in the chiropractic profession as vertebral subluxation.

Dr. Carter says he has always wanted to practice outside the USA and applied to join the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres because Dr. Manns’ pioneering mission of spreading chiropractic in Ghana and Africa fits into his dream.

“When I was in school, I had always wanted to practice internationally and so when I had the opportunity to practice at Ahmedabad in India, I thought it was the beginning of my international career,” he says.

He chose to join Dr. Marcus Manns and his team because he “thinks what Dr. Manns has done is absolutely fabulous, especially at that time chiropractic hadn’t evolved past the United States.

“What really fascinates me about coming to Ghana is that this man was able to come here with basically nothing, start from the scratch and build up to this stage. We have five clinics and I’m told a chiropractic school will soon be opened in Ghana to train chiropractic doctors. That’s absolutely great.”

Dr. Carter says he’s being in Ghana for a week but he’s is of the belief that he will enjoy his stay and practice in here because, to him, Ghanaians are “very warm and friendly.”

Dr. Marcus Manns, founder and CEO of the Chiropractic and Wellness Centres, says he has a lot of confidence in his team of doctors because they “have been trained in some of the best chiropractic schools in America.”

He notes that the CWC now has two branches in Dzorwulu and Asylum Down in Accra and a branch each in Kumasi, Cape Coast and Takoradi and these are indications that more people are embracing chiropractic care. His says his desire is to spread chiropractic to all parts of the country and beyond.

Credit: Manasseh Azure Awuni