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The Joint Chiropractic - McDowell Mountain Ranch

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The Joint Chiropractic - Scottsdale, Arizona

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - McDowell Mountain Ranch! As your Scottsdale chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - McDowell Mountain Ranch to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Scottsdale is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Scottsdale chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Tom Nienstedt, D.C. is a Chiropractor at McDowell Mountain Ranch

Dr. Nienstedt was born in Phoenix and raised in Spokane and Seattle, Washington. He returned with his family to Arizona in 2003, moving to Chandler in order to be closer to family.

He met his wife, Nancy, while at Brigham Young University and they were married in 1992. Each of his four children was born in different states, Christian in Utah, Olivia in Oregon, Kathryn in Washington, and Isabelle in Arizona. They are definitely happy to be settled here in beautiful Arizona.

Dr. Nienstedt graduated with a bachelors of science degree from Brigham Young University in 1997 and went on to Chiropractic School at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He graduated in 2001. Over the past sixteen years of clinical practice, he has also become certified to perform acupuncture by the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture and has earned a masters degree in human nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. In addition, he has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

His personal interests include spending quality time with family, exercise, reading, exploring various cultural cuisines and keeping up with the current literature on health, fitness, and weight loss.

Dr. James Pierce, D.C. is a Chiropractor at McDowell Mountain Ranch

Dr James Pierce is a 1990 graduate of New York Chiropractic College and has been in practice for almost 30 years.

From Long Island, N.Y. Dr Pierce spent 25 years in private practice in West Hampton. He also ran a full service health club in West Hampton where he maintained his practice. It was there that his treatment of spinal rehabilitation and physical fitness flourished for over two decades. Dr Pierce moved to Arizona 5 years ago and has been enjoying a productive career with The Joint Chiropractic.

In his spare time, he continues to be physically active with fitness and nutrition. Residing in North Scottsdale, he also enjoys hiking, cycling and the great outdoors.

Dr. Tony Hall, D.C. is a Chiropractor at McDowell Mountain Ranch

Dr. Hall originally comes from the Midwest where he worked as a chiropractor for one of the largest Medical groups in the Midwest. He has performed advanced training in sports medicine and rehabilitation and served as staff chiropractor and spine care coordinator at Amery Regional Medical Center just outside of Minneapolis. He has trained a multitude of athletes at all levels and designed rehabilitation programs at the regional medical center where he has served on the sports medicine team and physician advisor to the physical therapy department. He also held hospital privileges and treated inpatients at the hospital as well as assisting the attending physician in the Emergency Room.

He has vast experience in industrial/occupational medicine on-site applications He has also served as adjunct faculty at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Golf-Biomechanics and rehabilitation. He has level 3 Medical Pro Certification from the renowned Titleist performance institute and is a certified strength and conditioning specialists from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In his spare time you may find Tony on one of the nearby golf courses or hiking the area mountains.

Dr. Ali Hatem, D.C. is a Chiropractor at McDowell Mountain Ranch

Dr. Ali Hatem was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He made his way out west in 2012 where he studied and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in San Jose, California in 2015. Currently living and practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Ali Hatem encompasses an effective and dependable approach to diversified treatment. His concentration is on getting patients feeling their very best. He has experience working with athletes and non-athletes alike, ranging from babies to elderly. "It is a gift when patients give us the opportunity to positively change their lives on a daily basis," Dr. Hatem states.

Some of his personal interests include sports, cars, working out, and continually understanding the value of how important each individual is.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$69.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $18
55% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits. Expire after 12 months.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $32
19% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $27
31% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $22
45% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments.; July 2011.

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