first off, I have not started my own business.
Second, my cousin is a chiropractor and just started his own practice in Williamsport, PA. If I talk to him, I can see what he has to say of this.
One thing I do want to ask is, do you know what competition is out there?
Are you adversed to moving to someplace new?
The reason I ask this is that I put your location into Google Maps, then did a find businesses search on the work "chiroprator". Well, it came up with 305 in that area
Seems like there is some stiff competition there (pun intended). I see two things that might help you out.
1) find a way to differentiate yourself from the competition. With 305 competitors, that might be difficult.
2) Forget starting on your own, and try to join up with an established group. In doing this, you can have patients referred to you and you can build up a customer base. When you have a sufficient customer base, you can then go off and start your own practice and bring many of them with you. You might also be able to vary this some, but working with a couple chiroprators that don't specialize in what you'd like to do, and see if they would refer patients looking for that type of treatment to you. You might be able to offer some sort of finders fee for them to make it worth their time.
Remember, where you currently are, you are drawing off the same 567,640 possibly patients (Census 2006)
EDIT: You also need to get your name into Google. I searched for SHELTON in google near your location, and your website didn't come up within the first 3 pages. Anyone who doesn't have a specific person in mind is going to just put chiroprator and the location in the search box and probably only look at the first 3 pages at most. If you need more hits on your page, just let us know and we can all click and go there to increase the number...