Meet The Team

Chiropractor David R. LaRocco, D.C.

Chiropractor Raleigh NC David LaRoccoThe developer of  The X-factor protocol..

I have been a chiropractor in New York for the last 15 years. I relocated my wife and 3 children to this area to build a better quality of life for myself and my family.

I became interested in natural medicine because I suffered from Crohn's disease. I was sick and emaciated and frankly near death when I realized that regaining my health was my responsibility. I began the serious study of nutrition in 2002. Through diligent exercise and nutrition I healed myself of Crohn's in 2004.

That decision was a turning point in my life which lead me to chiropractic and eventually to the study of excellence and peak performance of the mind and the body.

I tried many different exercise approaches to fitness and settled on CrossFit. I have been a competitive CrossFit athlete for over 5 years.

I have a passion for treating Crossfit athletes, I call it The X-Factor Treatment Protocol, which allows for faster recovery and enhanced joint stability. The X-factor protocol applies across a broad range of injuries and exercise programs. Whether you train seriously, are a weekend warrior or just in pain and want relief as quickly as possible the X-factor protocol can help you reach your goals.

Chiropractor Brett Hightower D.C.

Chiropractor Raleigh NC Brett HightowerI became interested in wellness care and in the field of natural medicine in 1983 while working at a small hospital in the mountains of North Carolina. While there I realized that I was surrounded by sick people. The doctors, the nurses and certainly the patients were not in good health. I decided that I wanted to study disease from a different perspective. I wanted to study function rather than dysfunction. This was not as easy as I had imagined. Wellness care and holistic medicine were just starting to enter the national conversation. My studies first lead me to field of Neuro-linguistic programming, which focuses on psychological models of wellness and the techniques of great communicators. This piqued my interest in natural healing methods and my studies soon lead me to Hawaii. In Hawaii I was exposed to alternative approaches to healing. The more I studied, the more I realized how much there is that we don't fully understand. There are different ways to look at the body..chemically, electrically, mechanically....each has its place. The key to fixing problems is to find the best treatment..chiropractic, acupuncture, laser therapy or subtle energy healing...that best addresses your particular problem.

Chiropractic and acupuncture both work with the management of bio-energy, the source of our vitality, so that is where I turned my attention. I continued to search for safe, effective drug-less methods to improve health. This passion for helping people regain their health is what drives my professional life. My understanding to the role of respect and intent in the doctor/patient relationship mandates that the golden rule guides my practice. You will find no sales pitches or contracts to sign at Midtown Chiropractic.

I hope to have the chance to meet you and help you understand how the services we offer at Midtown Chiropractic & Acupuncture can help you reduce pain, feel better and live a healthier life.

Click Here to read an amazing article about Dr. Hightower.

Lisa Burdett - Certified Wellness Coach and Holistic Health Counselor

Lisa offers Holistic Health Counseling and Wellness Coaching that empowers individuals to create happy, meaningful, balanced lives, and healthy, vibrant bodies. She helps clients to achieve true health and wellness by uncovering and clearing old patterns of belief and behavior that have been blocking energy, vitality, and clarity. Once these patterns are cleared and replaced with intentional, healthy habits, subtle shifts will occur, and can result in profound changes in all aspects of life.  Some of these areas include physical health, relationships, work/life balance, and the ability to create sustained happiness.

She also offers Bionetic Stress Assessments; an electromagnetic bio-feedback process which helps to uncover physical and emotional imbalances and stresses that may be using up the vital energy of the body. Once balanced, the body is better able to restore health and reset to a state of wellness.

Detailed information about the Spectravision and the services Lisa offers can be found on her website,

Lisa holds a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness and is a Certified Wellness Coach and Holistic Health Counselor. She has been helping others to live Healthy and Well for 10 years.

Dr. Brett Hightower - 

"I often work with people who tell me they feel like they are stuck in their life. They come in for pain relief but they tell me they feel tired: physically and mentally. They seem to need to free themselves of old patterns; to tap into new energy and new vitality. I tell them they need to explore the benefits of working with Lisa Burdett and Spectra-vision. I make it my business to carefully evaluate new technologies and drugless ways of being healthy and feeling more fully alive. We all go through periods of low mental and physical energy. We all know the frustration of feeling like we are in decline and faced with limited choices.

The Spectra-vision is an important part what I use to stay tuned in and tuned up to maximum vitality. The benefits to me from working with Lisa and the Spectra-vision have been impressive. I feel better, have more energy and move better than I have in years. Even as someone who studies health care and who has been on the path to living healthier for a long time, I’ve been amazed at my progress.

I whole-heartedly endorse Lisa and the Spectravision technology. Please contact either Lisa or myself to find out more about the amazing advance in energy medicine that is the Spectravision"

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Midtown Chiropractic & Acupuncture
1705 Pacific Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 873-2225