A series of personal health issues led Dr. Altman on the path to a career as a licensed doctor of chiropractic. Originally studying to become a pharmacist, Dr. Altman began suffering from health problems which were being treated with traditional medicine—without a positive outcome. That’s when he decided to try chiropractic care. After two weeks of upper cervical adjustments he was completely cured of his conditions and knew he’d found his new chosen career.
“It turns out my atlas bone at the top of my spinal column, which controls everything in the body, was out of alignment. This was causing many serious symptoms in other places in my body,” explains Dr. Altman. Today, he is one of only five chiropractors in the state of New Jersey trained in Upper Cervical Specific work to correct misalignments of the atlas bone.
After completing his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Altman enrolled in Logan College of Chiropractic; he graduated from there in 2000. He opened his office in 2001 in Tenafly, New Jersey and moved the office to Englewood in 2003.
Dr. Altman recommends regular chiropractic checkups to ensure the vertebrae are all in the right place and the body’s ability to self-heal is improved through periodic adjustments.
“My goal as a healthcare provider is to enable my patients to achieve their wellness goals. Think of me as a personal trainer for your spine. I train the spine to stay in alignment which in turn keeps your system and organs working at their best.”