Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Tucson Northwest! We live for family chiropractic because we live for knowing the impact regularly seeing a chiropractor can have on your overall health. We’re devoted to spine health -- and that covers a lot more than fixing lower back and neck pain. A healthy spine can help provide relief for migraines and sciatica pain, and raise the function of your immune system. Today’s chiropractic is a pathway to wellness using a natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.
No matter your health history -- maybe you’ve seen a chiropractor in the past, maybe you haven’t -- finding a local chiropractor near you in Tucson can be a life-changing experience. The Joint Chiropractic - Tucson Northwest is different from any healthcare experience you've had before.
Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson is the best destination for pain relief and prevention:
It’s clear that chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint provides you and your family with an affordable, convenient and accessible solution.
Licensed chiropractors exercise manual manipulation of the spine to deliver the highest standards of chiropractic care to help restore and maintain communication from your brain to your body; it does this by relieving subluxations, or misalignments, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment and removing these restrictions and dysfunctions can assist with pain relief and prevention of:
Whatever aches, pains or “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Tucson chiropractic office today! Why wait to improve the overall health and well-being of your family (or yourself)? And keep in mind that you never need an appointment, so visit us when it’s convenient. See you soon!
Dr. Joseph Andris, D.C. was born and raised in Belpre, Ohio and has been seeing a chiropractor of his own since he was 14. His doctor encouraged him to consider chiropractic as a career and Dr. Andris has never looked back. Dr. Andris graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO in 1997 with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He had been in private practice for his first 16 years as a doctor in Ohio and Michigan until moving to his new home state of Arizona and joining The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson.
Dr. Andris believes that in all things we must give thanks, and he is overly thankful for his patients. He loves establishing relationships with each of his patients and providing a tailored adjustment and treatment plan to each individual. Over the years, Dr. Andris has treated a variety of patients varying from families, newborns, grandparents and athletes. Because of the diversity in patients in Tucson he has also mastered treating a range of ailments such as sciatica pain, migraines, neck pain, lower back pain and dozens of other symptoms.
Dr. Andris finds his passion in not only helping others, but educating them. Routine chiropractic care can help each and every one of his patients live happier and healthier lives. One well-adjusted spine at a time, Dr. Andris is making a difference in Northwest Tucson.
When Dr. Andris is not working at The Joint Chiropractic in Northwest Tucson, AZ, he is playing baseball, working on home improvement, woodworking or spending time with his wife Michelle.
Dr. Kevin Jenkins was born and raised in Idaho, and recently relocated to Oro Valley, AZ to become the local chiropractor for The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Jenkins attended Palmer College of Chiropractic where he obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in 1996.
Dr. Jenkins first became interested in chiropractic as a profession after his experience as a patient.
“Chiropractors get people better faster.. As an athlete that impressed me and when I started being treated I immediately saw how what chiropractic did fit my own personal philosophy about health.”
Dr. Jenkins loves being able to have a direct impact on his community, and help the people of Tucson live their healthiest and best lives.
Dr. Jenkins has learned to serve a range of patients all with varied symptoms and ailments. Including, migraines, upper back pain, lower back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sciatica and more.
When Dr. Jenkins isn’t working at The Joint Chiropractic Tucson, AZ, can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife, Amy.
Dr. Melissa Ellyn Cox, D.C. was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Beardstown, IL. She attended Logan University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology in 2012 and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2014. Dr. Cox grew up wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps, and did just that. She saw her father helping their local community, bettering people’s lives and educating them as a chiropractor.
Throughout her professional journey as a chiropractor, Dr. Cox has learned to serve a variety of patients from babies to grandparents and a range of cases, including migraine relief, sciatica pain, neck pain, and lower back pain through the use of manual manipulation. She has been The Joint’s local chiropractor in Tucson, AZ since October 2017 and is honored to serve the Casa Grande community as well.
Dr. Cox’s passion is seeing her patients live healthier and fuller lives as a result of her chiropractic efforts. Maximizing the connection between the brain and body through a well-adjusted spine leads to each of her patients achieving their health and wellness goals. She particularly enjoys helping those who are skeptical and try chiropractic as a ‘last resort’ and end up loving it and become passionate about routine chiropractic care.
When she is not working at The Joint Chiropractic in Tucson, AZ, Dr. Cox spends her time reading, running or working out. She also can be found spending time with her husband Jordan and her two children.
Dr. Valerie Tolen, D.C. was born and raised in Gibraltar, MI and first became inspired by chiropractic after serving in the U.S. Air Force. She enlisted at the age of 17 and had the good fortune to not only save lives, but also travel the world working in the medical field. When she left the Air Force, Dr. Tolen attended Cleveland Chiropractic College. While she was working towards her Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. Tolen also received several awards for service and outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.
Dr. Tolen has been practicing chiropractic since 2012 and considers herself to be a holistic practitioner. She is knowledgeable on the many benefits of manual medicine for overall health and wellness, as well as many specific techniques such as Gonstead, Graston, Flexion/Distraction, Thompson, Prenatal, Pediatric, and animals.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Tolen has also had the opportunity to work with a breadth of patients ranging from infants to athletes and Air Forceman, and has learned to treat a range of cases including sciatica pain, neck pain, lower and upper back pain, arthritis pain, and migraines.
Dr. Tolen enjoys reading and educating her Tucson community as well as her Casa Grande Community.
Dr. Mike McGurn joined The Joint Chiropractic family of local healthcare providers when he arrived at the Tucson clinic locations in December of 2019. He earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1980 and is well-suited to meet the needs of local Tucson, AZ patients.
Prior to attending chiropractic college, Dr. McGurn went to Palmer Junior College as a Pre-Med student. He has always had a passion for helping others. He also loves that chiropractic care serves as a non-invasive technique to pain relief without the use of drugs.
Over the course of his professional career, Dr. McGurn has learned to serve a range of patients, from grandparents to infants and athletes, all with a range of cases including arthritis, sciatica, low back pain, migraines and more.
When Dr. McGurn is not working at The Joint Chiropractic he enjoys staying active and reading.
Dr. Karen Kolarik recently relocated to the Tucson area and joined “The Joint Chiropractic” in June of 2020. She spent the past 26 year practicing in the Boston area as well as guest lecturing at Harvard University and teaching at Wellesley College.
Dr. Kolarik grew up in a family of nine in Wisconsin. She attended Life Chiropractic University in Georgia and has lived all over the United States.
Her passion is serving as a chiropractor and helping people live healthier, more productive lives. She loves getting to know her patients on a personal level and watching their lives change with chiropractic care.
When Dr. Kolarik is not working, she love’s spending time with her family, her church, cooking and all the outdoor activities Tucson has to offer.
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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. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.
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