Dr. Brian Elias is on the forefront of showing people that there is more to chiropractic medicine than massages. He has been able to help people with not only back pain and other typical issues, but also asthma and other problems typically treated by more conventional healthcare methods. Chiropractors are the second largest of the three biggest healthcare providers. However, only 7.4 percent of the nation is taking advantage of the care they have to offer. This is most likely attributed to the fact that medical doctors were initially turned off top them because of their unwillingness to be controlled and their wish to operate freely as natural care providers. Elias himself primary focuses on problems in the extremities such as ankles, wrists, shoulders, knees, and other outer parts of the body. His techniques have helped dozens of patients so far to recover from their injuries. One of his patients was trying to avoid reconstructive knee surgery and so far has been able to do so. (Jenny Staletovich, www.miamiherald.com, 08/11/2008)