At Charlotte Disc Center, our main goal is to assist every patient in attaining their highest level of well-being and independence in maintaining good health.

Dr. Michael J. Schmitt, D.C.

Charlotte Spine Doctor Michael SchmittWith literally over 3,000 direct referrals from the local medical community since 1997, Dr. Schmitt has a special interest in engineering based treatment protocols that utilize precision based technology to maximize outcomes. Dr. Schmitt takes pride in the numerous difficult cases he’s turned around that numerous other physicians of all backgrounds were unable to unravel.

Dr. Schmitt is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and was an avid soccer player growing up playing in competitive tournaments year round. After earning his BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1992 at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Dr. Schmitt earned his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1996 in Atlanta, GA at Life University. Dr. Schmitt was the first in three years to earn a perfect score on the NC board exam in ’96. After an internship in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Schmitt opened “from scratch” here in Charlotte and built his practice the most difficult way possible for a chiropractor – referrals from mainstream medical physicians.

​“Bridging the gap” between the misunderstood profession of chiropractic (to the medical community) is where Dr. Schmitt excels. Dr. Schmitt created a seminar teaching fellow chiropractors the art of maximizing outcomes via co-management with medical providers in Charlotte, Greensboro, Atlanta, Orlando – and online with hundreds of chiropractors across the country taking Dr. Schmitt’s course. Dr. Schmitt has been a guest presenter at the Wingate University Physician Assistant program “The Cost effective efficacious management of Neuro -Musculoskeletal Conditions” and the UNCC Pre-Medical Society on a number of occasions. Dr. Schmitt is a published author in Chiropractic Economics regarding the cost effectiveness of chiropractic vs. “standard” medical care for musculoskeltal dysfunction cases .

​Dr. Schmitt has amassed over 800 hours of continuing education in Chiropractic Orthopedics, Acute care of cervical and lumbar spine injuries, Extremity Adjusting, Disc herniation management, Computerized disc decompression, Engineering based computerized adjusting procedures, Active Release Technique, Rapid Release muscle therapy, Footmaxx 3-D gait analysis and orthotic management, Cox Flexion-Distraction, Atlas Orthogonal Board Certification, Sigma Instrument Methods certification, Activator Methods Certification, , NC Workman’s Compensation certification, the 100 hour Chiropractic Peer Reviewer Certification and Independent Chiropractic Examiner Certification through Texas Chiropractic College.

​When Dr. Schmitt is not in the office, you’ll find him working with sports medicine and interventional pain physicians at Stem Cell Carolina, in the gym, on his bike in the woods, with his wife Holly, a cardiology nurse practitioner, and his four young adult kids.

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