Mark  Morningstar, D.C.
5521 S Saginaw
Flint, MI 48507

Work: 810-694-3576


Local Doctor of Chiropractic Promotes Cooperative Spine Care

March 14, 2003  Flint, MI - Dr.  Mark  Morningstar, Chiropractor of Flint, MI   has been accepted as a member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP). The AASP is an organization comprised of neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians dedicated to improving the quality of spine care through cooperative and conservative efforts.

The primary mission of the AASP is to improve the quality of spine care by facilitating open dialogue, continuing education, clinical interaction between neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians and by promoting a patient's right to be informed of therapeutic options. As a member of the organization, Dr. Morningstar is dedicated to placing the needs of the patient first while promoting comprehensive and conservative spine care.

"Back pain is one of the most common disorders encountered in healthcare practice," commented Dr. Morningstar "It ranks as one of the most frequent reasons for employee absenteeism and afflicts approximately eight of every ten Americans during their lifetime. The AASP is preparing its members to meet these growing concerns at all levels."

A cooperative interdisciplinary effort between chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons promotes early detection, timely intervention and improved continuity of spine care. In addition, the unique alliance broadens the scope of preventative, rehabilitative and minimally invasive approaches thus reducing the impact of spine-related disability.

The AASP is member driven organization, guided by an interdisciplinary Board of Directors and an Academy Council composed of distinguished neurosurgeons and chiropractors throughout the country. The Academy Council includes Edward C. Benzel, M.D., neurosurgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, George J. Dohrmann, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon at the University of Chicago, David H. Durrant, D.C.,D.A.B.C.N., chiropractic neurologist and Director of the Chicago Neuroscience Institute, Barth A. Green, M.D., neurosurgeon and President of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, one of the largest spinal cord research and intervention centers in the country, Vincent Lucido, D.C., current President of the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), Stephen L. Ondra, M.D., neurosurgeon at Northwestern University Medical Center, John F. Shea, M.D., attending neurosurgeon at Loyola University Medical Center, Steve Vanni, D.O., D.C., neurosurgeon and chiropractic physician at the University of Miami Medical Center, and Wayne M. Whalen, D.C., Past President of the California Chiropractic Association, and Terry R. Yochum, D.C., chiropractic radiologist and professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Dr. Mark Morningstar's practice is located at 5521 S Saginaw Flint, MI, 48507 and can be found online at For further information contact Dr. Mark  Morningstar  directly at  810-694-3576  or via email at .

For further information about the AASP contact Christine Martin at (847) 697-4660 or visit the AASP's Web site at