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The Joint Chiropractic - Merced

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Chiropractor Near You in Merced, California

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Merced! As your Merced 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 Merced 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 - Merced 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 Merced 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
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Merced 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. Daniel W. Rae, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Merced

Dr. Rae was born in Mountain View, WY (the third of six children), but most of his growing up years were spent in St. George, UT where he graduated from Dixie High School in 1999 receiving the highest award for accomplishments in the classroom and on the athletic field. Prior to attending college he chose to serve the people of Brazil for two years (1999-2001) as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While there, he learned to speak fluent Portuguese. He then attended Dixie State College where he was chosen as the Life Science Student of the Year in 2003. After graduating from Dixie State College he attended Brigham Young University receiving his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science in 2005. After attending BYU he enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in October of 2005. During his time there, he served on the Student Council, and he was a teaching assistant for both Anatomy and Physiology. At graduation in December of 2008 he received the Most Outstanding Sports Clinician award. After graduating from chiropractic school Dr. Rae started his own clinic that he owned for 13 years in Phoenix, AZ. He has served as the medical director for many of the major sporting events in the Phoenix, AZ valley, and in 2016 he was chosen to be on the medical staff of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2012, Dr. Rae returned to school and received a Masters Degree in Sports Science and Rehabilitation from Logan University, and he completed courses through the American Board of Chiropractic Sports Physicians to become a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). Dr. Rae and his wife, Mary, have six children together (five boys and one girl). Dr. Rae is an avid Ironman triathlete, and he loves to spend his time in the outdoors.

Dr. Tswjfwm (Toufu) Moua, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Merced

Dr. Tswjfwm Moua was born in Long Beach, CA, but grew up in a small town called Banning. Dr. Moua is married to the love of his life, Mai Thao. Together they are blessed with eight children: Athena, Lily, Madeline, Andrew, Aleena, Vanida, Chloe, and Alex.

Dr. Moua's early interest in science led him to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Biology from California State University of San Bernardino. He then became a licensed acupuncturist after obtaining his Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University in Anaheim, CA. His further interest in natural medicine and the human body led him to become a chiropractor. His alma mater is Southern California University of Health Sciences in East Whittier, CA.

Dr. Moua likes to go hiking, fishing, and cinema watching with his family when he is not working.

Dr. Donald Gumm, D.C is a Chiropractor at Merced

Dr. Gumm grew up in Turlock. He graduated from the following: Modesto Junior College with an Associate of Arts degree, Merced College with an Associate of Science degree, The University of the State of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree, & Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. He obtained Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST) in 2001, successfully completed the course of Industrial Disability Examiner in 2001, and obtained an Advanced Proficiency rating in Activator chiropractic technique in 2002. Dr. Gumm was a Certified Emergency Nurse RN and worked in the emergency room in Merced for 12 years, 6 of those years as the Director. He completed the teacher credential program at CSU Stanislaus in biological sciences and taught at a school in Tracy. He also completed the school nurse credential program at CSU Fresno and worked in Merced County for 13 years.

Dr. Gumm is married to his wife who is an RN, and they have lived in Merced for 40 years. He has two daughters, one is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and the other is a School Psychologist. He has one grandson. During Dr. Gumm’s time off, he volunteers at a not-for-profit organization and enjoys family time.

Dr. Kent Hileman, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Merced

Dr. Kent Hileman is originally from Greenburg, Pennsylvania. He attended high school at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania and Canford School in Dorset, England during 1974-1975. After high school, he attended Santa Clara University where he graduated from in 1980. During his time there, he worked as a cook, bartender, and as an assembly line worker for Ford Motor Company.

After graduation, he attended Cleveland Chiropractic College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1986. After earning his chiropractic license, he practiced for a few years in Fresno and San Bernardino before settling in Hollister He currently owns a solo practice in Hollister as well as working at The Joint Chiropractic in Merced.

Dr. Hileman has a passion for dogs and deep-sea fishing. He also has one brother, who lives in Florida.

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This clinic is owned and operated by Rae Chiropractic Merced, Inc
Did You Know?

93% of patients who saw a chiropractor in the past year for neck or back pain say their chiropractor listened to them and provided convenient access to care. 1

1 Gallup-Palmer College. Managing Neck and Back Pain in America.; 2018.

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