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Meet Dr. Ben Fonke

I was born to be a chiropractor.

Cary Chiropractor Dr. Ben Fonke with his wife and son

Dr. Ben Fonke with his wife and son.

I have eight chiropractors in my family, all of whom practice in the great state of North Carolina. We have offices in High Point, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Sanford, and Cary.  Chiropractic has been a big part of my life since I was a little kid.  I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor when I was in middle school, and have been at it ever since.  From working as a front desk receptionist in my parent’s office though high school, to giving health education workshops in college, and now owing my own chiropractic practice in Cary, this is what I was meant to do.

Chiropractic always made sense to me.

Chiropractic always made sense to me, even at a young age.  Because when you really think about it, chiropractic is incredibly simple to understand.

Your brain is the master control system of your entire body, it controls EVERYTHING.  From your heart beating, to your legs jumping, your brain is in charge.  You brain uses your spinal cord, and all the nerves in the body, as lines of communication with the different organs and structures in the body.  If you need to move your foot, the brain sends a message to the muscles of the foot and it moves.  If you touch something hot, the nerve sensors in your hand detect hot, send a message to your brain, the brain processes it, sends a message back to the muscles in your hand, and within milliseconds, your hand pulls back.  This sort of communication is happening 24/7, 365, for your entire life.  Your delicate and important spinal cord and spinal nerves are protected by the bones of your spinal column.

Now here is where chiropractic comes into play.  Over the course of our lives we will undoubtedly experience bumps, bruises, stress, and trauma, all of which can affect these spinal structures, often disrupting their proper alignment and mobility.  When your spine is not aligned properly or moving properly, problems within your nerve system can arise.  This is called Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC).

Sometimes in the early stages of VSC, there will be no pain or noticeable dysfunction present.  Like the iceberg analogy, most dysfunction will be under the surface.  If the problem is left to persist, it is likely that problems will begin to become noticeable and function will be reduced.

Common symptoms of Vertebral Subluxation are…..

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headache
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Low Energy
  • Trouble Focusing
  • Irritability
  • Indigestion
  • Poor Posture
  • Mood Swings

Chiropractors are masters at restoring proper function, alignment, and motion to the spinal column.  We put nothing foreign into body, and we take nothing out.  Chiropractic is truly about natural healing of the body.

Why I chose Cox Technique. Hands on Spinal Decompression.

I had a lot to live up to, in terms of chiropractic, so I knew I needed to pick a technique that was great! Through my years in chiropractic study, I came across a chiropractic approach that I became attracted to almost instantly, and that was Cox Flexion Distraction Technique.  There are many different techniques chiropractors use to treat their patients.  Perhaps you have experienced one or more of these.  I always believed that it was in the patient’s best interest that we be as gentle as possible, while maintaining our profession’s 120 year long history of excellent success rates.  That is what I believe I can deliver with a Cox Technique spinal adjustment.  A very comfortable hands-on treatment with excellent effectiveness.  Please see our Cox Flexion Distraction tab under “our techniques” for more information.


If you decide to seek help in my office I will promise you two things.

  1. I will be upfront and honest with you.
  2. I will do everything in my power to help you.


I look forward to seeing you in our office!


A Chiropractic Family!


Yours in Health,

Ben Fonke, D.C.

Dr. Fonke’s Free Time

In his free time, Dr. Fonke enjoys spending time with his wife Miran and son Vincent. They enjoy going to parks, museums, and attending family events in Cary and the surrounding area. Dr. Fonke likes most outdoor activities and sports, especially golf, basketball and softball.

Dr. Fonke is a parishioner at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church and is active in the community as a member of the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club.

Give Dr. Fonke a call and schedule your appointment today! (919) 234-1809