The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic - Cottleville

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The Joint Chiropractic - Saint Peters, Missouri

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Cottleville! As your Saint Peters 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 Saint Peters 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 - Cottleville 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 Saint Peters 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 Saint Peters 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. Alex Taylor, D.C. is a Clinic Director, Chiropractor at Cottleville

Dr. Alex Taylor joined The Joint Chiropractic in 2021, working in several offices in the St. Louis, Missouri area including Saint Peters, O’Fallon, Chesterfield, St. Louis and Creve Coeur. In February 2022 he was named Clinic Director at The Joint Chiropractic in Cottleville, located in Saint Peters, Missouri.

Dr. Taylor is originally from Belleville, Illinois. He attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science.

Dr. Taylor was drawn to healthcare. “Growing up I always wanted to be in the medical field,” he says. But he knew chiropractic was his calling after suffering a car accident in high school. “The results from care were amazing! Not only for my whiplash injury, but from minor aches and pains that I assumed were normal,” according to Dr. Taylor.

Dr. Taylor decided to attend Logan University and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2018. He went on to practice in Belleville, Illinois and Bridgeton, Missouri before joining The Joint.

According to Dr. Taylor, the best part of being in the chiropractic field and working at The Joint Chiropractic is interactions with the patients. “They come in with pain or discomfort and after treating them they leave with relief and a smile on their face,” he says.

Dr. Taylor is married to his wife Sara, and they share two dogs – Ellie & Lacey, both light brown terrier mixes. He enjoys playing a plethora of sports including volleyball, pickleball and soccer. Additionally, he enjoys watching Blues hockey.

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Dr. Taylor says that he always stocks his fridge with hot sauce “I am always trying to make almost any food spicy. The spicier the better!” he says.

Dr. Taylor says the coolest thing he’s ever done is hiking the Paintbursh Divide Loop in the Grand Tetons. “It was a 19-mile hike that my wife and I completed in about 9 hours. We got to 11,000 feet and it was completely worth the 360-degree lookout at the top and the incredible views during the descent,” he says.

Dr. Ed Ernstrom, D.C. is a Managing Doctor of Chiropractic at Cottleville

Dr. Ed Ernstrom joined The Joint Chiropractic in 2021 and was named Managing Doctor of Chiropractic and Clinic Director at The Joint Chiropractic in Central West End, located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Ernstrom is originally from Martinez, California. He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in Exercise Science.

Dr. Ernstrom says, “I was first interested in the sports medicine world. I called all the chiropractors and physical therapists in that area asking if they might be hiring. Only the chiropractors were willing to entertain my application for work. As they interviewed me to be an employee, I was interviewing them about their profession. I agreed with them that surgery and pain medications were being over utilized. I found out the chiropractic was an amazing option for individuals that are looking for care that didn’t default to surgery and opiates.”

Dr. Ernstrom moved forward with chiropractic and attended Logan University and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2010.

Dr. Ernstrom knew chiropractic was his calling because it came naturally. “It is my personality to be a helper and an entertainer. I have intuitive use of my hands. My brain thinks in the ways of biomechanics (force, vectors, torque, etc.). As I began to first treat individuals as a student, I felt at home performing care on individuals large and small, old and young,” he says.

r. Ernstrom says, “The best part of being in the chiropractic field is being the first chiropractor for an individual. In the United States, more than 90% of the population have never been to a chiropractor. Every time I am the first chiropractor for someone means that one more person will now know that there are more options to help them without surgery and medications for their pain.”

Dr. Ernstrom says the best thing about working at The Joint Chiropractic is, “When the patient comes off the table and thanks me with a smile.”

Dr. Ernstrom enjoys spending time with his wife Cambria and 3 sons (Zach, Brigg and Rock), as well as smoking/grilling met and exercising.

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Dr. Ernstrom says that he always stocks his fridge with eggs and bacon. “I have adapted to low carb eating. Eggs and bacon are the prefect allowable meal that are quick and easy to cook up,” he says.

Dr. Ernstrom says his perfect dinner party would include his wife and 3 sons. “My oldest will be leaving the house soon and I will be an empty nester in about five years. Any time I can spend with all of them together is a cherished moment,” he says.

Dr. Ernstrom says he has done many cool things in his life. He has run for local office, survived a hurricane, had a close call with a tornado and experience both large and small earthquakes. “The single coolest thing I have ever done is being married for over 20 years and raising my 3 boys,” he says.

Dr. Khristian Kellum, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Cottleville

Dr. Khristian Kellum joined The Joint Chiropractic family in 2022 and practices primarily at our clinics in St. Peters, Missouri and Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Dr. Khristian, as his patients call him, earned his doctorate from Logan University in 2022.

Dr. Khristian is originally from Memphis, Tennessee and attended FreedHardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee. He graduated in 2018 with a B.S. in Exercise Science.

Dr. Khristian was motivated to get into the chiropractic field in order to help other achieve their goals. He is a firm believer in the mantra that “Movement is medicine” and says, “I just knew I’ve always wanted to help people.”

Dr. Khristian enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their dog. He also likes working out and playing rugby as part of the Hornets Rugby Club.

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Dr. Khristian says his perfect dinner party would include Jimi Hendrix, Mark Wahlberg, Doja Cat and Andy Frisella.

Dr. Khristian says the coolest thing he has done was joining the United States Army which allowed him to grow at a young age.

Dr. Jessica Smith, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Cottleville

Dr. Jessica Smith re-joined The Joint Chiropractic family in July 2022 at the O’Fallon and Cottleville clinics. Dr. Jessi, as her patients call her, is originally from Florissant, Missouri. She previously practiced in St. Louis, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Jessi earned a BS in Human Biology and a Masters in Nutrition and Performance, both from Logan College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Jessi later earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2014 and is currently working towards her MSIP – Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics.

Dr. Jessi was motivated to get into the chiropractic because she always knew she wanted to help people and had her own experience where chiropractic helped her. “From a young age (10) I knew I wanted to be a chiropractor. Chiropractic has changed my life. Still to this day I love what I do and try to show my love for helping people in every adjustment that I perform,” she says.

Dr. Jessi says the best thing about being the chiropractic field is the ability to help everyone. “I love working with pregnant woman and I’m honored when parents decide to bring their children in for care. I have a passion for family care and love that The Joint Chiropractic makes it possible to see the whole family.”

Dr. Jessi is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) and has various certifications.

Dr. Jessi enjoys spending time with her daughter and two Dobermans – Hela and Luc. She also enjoys volleyball and Legos.

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When it comes to staples in his life, Dr. Jessi always has hot sauce and Ranch in the refrigerator. “It makes everything taste better,” she says.

For Dr. Jessi, the perfect dinner party would be with her grandma, grandpa and dad – all who passed away when she was a child. “I would love to have my daughter there with me so she could meet 3 of the people who influenced the person I became,” she says.

The most exciting thing Dr. Jessi has ever done was skydiving. “It was such an adrenaline rush and an out of body experience. I would love to do it again,” she says.

Dr. Allison Baugh, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Cottleville

Dr. Allison Baugh joined The Joint Chiropractic family in March 2022 at the Cottleville clinic. Dr. Allie, as her patients call her, is originally from Jackson, Missouri.

Dr. Allie attended Southeast Missouri State and in 2019 earned a Bachelor Science in Life Science in addition to studying classical voice and music. She went on to earn her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in 2021.

Dr. Allie was motivated to get into the chiropractic field after getting in a car accident and benefiting from chiropractic care. “I met a chiropractor who was also a musician and began performing with him. I knew I wanted to do something in the healthcare field and shadowing in his office helped me chiropractic as the right fit,” she says.

Dr. Allie says the best thing about being in the chiropractic field is the care she can provide to her patients.

“Providing my patients with evidence-based and patient-centered care is rewarding as is seeing a patient learn to help themselves as well,” she says.

Dr. Allie enjoys spending time with her husband Caleb and her dog, a Shar Pei Pitbull named Fen. She also enjoys PC gaming and tabletop RPGs, as well as singing and axe throwing.

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When it comes to staples in her life, Dr. Allie always has Dill pickles in her refrigerator. “They’re one of my favorite snacks,” she says.

Dr. Allie’s perfect dinner party would include her favorite actor Henry Cavill, her favorite musician Oli Sykes, her favorite athlete Ryan O’Reilly and Felicia Day – the queen of nerds.

The most exciting thing Dr. Allie has ever done was performing in an opera in front of hundred of people. “It was cool because I never thought I would have the courage to sing alone in front of so many people,” she says.

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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. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.

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