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Dr. Derek J. Nelson is originally from Burke, South Dakota. It is here where he received his first chiropractic adjustment at only a few weeks old from his grandfather, Dr. JJ Nelson. Seeing his grandfather make such an impact on so many lives in a small community clearly motivated Dr. Nelson to choose a career in chiropractic. However, it was far more than his grandfather’s chiropractic adjustment that motivated his patients to come see him. It was Dr. JJ’s generosity and care for people that stood out the most. It is this same compassion and desire Dr. Nelson uses in assisting his patients to get back to whatever it is they enjoy doing most. He started his chiropractic journey at SDSU in Brookings, SD until 2004 and then finished his graduate education at Northwestern Health Science University in Minneapolis, MN. He has been a chiropractor in the Rapid City community since 2008. In November of 2016, he opened Nelson Chiropractic, PC at Stony Creek Plaza (at the corner of Catron Blvd and Sheridan Lake Road). Dr. Nelson is a member of the Black Hills Chiropractic Society as well as the SD Chiropractic Association representative for western South Dakota chiropractors. Dr. Nelson is an avid outdoorsman and has served as the South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures secretary since 2010 and a mentor for the program since 2009.

Have you been looking for a chiropractor in Rapid City? Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, the chiropractic care offered at Nelson Chiropractic, PC in Rapid City emphasizes the importance of improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Given the option, most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness if possible, and chiropractic care can help those people achieve their health and wellness goals. For those patients who may already be in pain, chiropractic care offers a unique way to provide pain relief for many types of pain and conditions, including back pain, neck pain and more! Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that chiropractic services have become so popular, both here in Rapid City and around the world.

If you have been suffering from back pain in Rapid City, don't wait another second to begin your road to recovery! At Nelson Chiropractic, PC, our chiropractic techniques can assist patients with the rediscovery of health and wellness that had been previously known but long lost. For others, the chiropractic journey may offer a new sense of balance and wellness that one has never before experienced. If you want to start living every day pain free, call us at 605-791-5522 to schedule an appointment!

People around the world are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health without requiring invasive treatments such as surgery. Please take the time to meet the chiropractor and our network of chiropractic and wellness care professionals dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives. To fully understand the nature of your health, we recommend that you join our free website membership program. As a patient at Nelson Chiropractic, PC we will personally tailor a chiropractic and wellness program specifically targeted to your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

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