2001 Hope Court, Suite 3

Rapid City, SD 57701 US


Meet the Chiropractor

  • Dr.
    Derek J. Nelson

    Derek J. Nelson, DC is a Rapid City chiropractor who serves Rapid City and the surrounding communities in the Black Hills of western SD .

    Dr. Nelson is originally from Burke SD in south central SD.  His grandfather, Dr. JJ Nelson, was a chiropractor in Burke SD from 1956 until 1997.  Seeing the impact his grandfather had on this small community was a huge influence on Dr. Nelson becoming a chiropractor himself.  He attended SDSU for his undergraduate studies, and then to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN - the same school his grandfather graduated from.  Immediately after graduation in 2008, Dr. Nelson moved to Rapid City to start his career and has enjoyed the Rapid City community ever since.

    Part of the reason Dr. Nelson moved to the Black Hills of SD is for the great outdoors we have here.  He is an avid outdoorsmen and involved in several conservation organizations.  He serves as both a board member and hunting mentor in the South Dakota Youth Hunting Adventures (www.sdyouthhunt.com) .  

    Dr. Nelson is a member of the South Dakota Chiropractors Association since 2008 and in 2014 became an active board member.  He has also been a member of the Black Hills Chiropractic Society since 2008.

    If you have any questions about our Rapid City chiropractor, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Nelson Chiropractic, PC, please call us at 605-791-5522 today!

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2:30 PM - 6 PM


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Nelson,

    Thank you very much for adjusting Lanie and Jaylee. Lanie slept through the entire night! It’s a good feeling to know that their spines are in line and everything is functioning properly. We will be seeing you soon for a check-up.

    Thank you!"
    The Lechtenbergs. Rapid City, SD

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