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The Joint Chiropractic - North Asheville

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The Joint Chiropractic - Asheville, North Carolina

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - North Asheville! As your Asheville 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 Asheville 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 - North Asheville 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 Asheville 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 Asheville 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. Stanley Setzer, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Stan Setzer received his Bachelors in Business from the University of North Carolina Asheville in 2010. He then chose Sherman College to complete his Doctoral Studies and officially became a Chiropractor in 2016. It is his mission to bring Chiropractic to as many people as possible and demonstrate the power of the human body to heal itself when the nervous system is clear of interference.

Originally from Newton, NC he moved to Asheville to attend undergraduate college and quickly fell in love with the mountains and the city. Not too long after he fell in love again, this time with his now wife Melissa. Together they have four children Michael, Mathew, Melody and Grayson. Dr. Stan found such a wonderful home in Asheville that after graduating from Sherman College he chose to start practice there and joined the team of doctors at The Joint Chiropractic in October of 2016.

Dr. Stan has a great love for cinema and when asked which four notable people would make up a dinner party Dr. Stan replied with Joss Whedon, Stephen King, George Lucas and Quentin Tarantino.

In addition to his traditional education Dr. Stan has been training in Heishin Ryu Karate for over 15 years and has earned the rank of 3rd Dan (3rd degree black belt), as well as a 1st Dan (1st degree black belt) in Toyama Ryu Iaido, a style of Japanese Sword. He has found great satisfaction over the years teaching students of all ages how to face their fears and build confidence in their ability to protect themselves.

He believes that life should be a process of constant improvement and that everyday a person should work to better some aspect of themselves, no matter how small the improvement.

Through striving to better ourselves we should also work to better the communities in which we live and offer a helping hand where needed. He further continues to educate those who come to him for chiropractic care in ways to improve the function of their bodies and how to protect themselves from disease. It is this aspect of constant improvement that Dr. Stan finds to be the greatest benefit of chiropractic care as every adjustments helps to improve the health of every individual.

Dr. Ray Chavez, D.C. is a Chiropactor at North Asheville

I grew up mainly in Chicago, except for 5 years between ages 4 and 9, I lived in Peru when my father worked for our church mission. I got my Bachelor's with a minor in Chemistry at Northern Arizona University. I joined The Joint in August 2016. What I love about Chiropractic is the incredible help you can give a patient. With no I'll side effects. I especially love adjusting children (no preconceived notions).

In my spare time I love being with my family. My wife's name is Carrie. We have 4 wonderful kids and 3 great dogs (a great Pyrenees, a toy poodle and a lab mix).

Dr. Mike Massengale, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Mike Massengale was born in northern Georgia and raised in Tennessee. He was raised in a military family and moved around a lot growing up. Dr. Mike attended Dixie College in St. George Utah where he studied pre-med. Dr. Mike graduated from The University of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon in 2002.

Dr. Mike has practiced Chiropractic in multiple places around the state of Utah and was the Chiropractor for the Utah Grizzlies professional hockey team.

Dr. Mike joined The Joint Chiropractic team in July of 2020. He absolutely loves what he does for people and is always excited about the response from patients how much Chiropractic care has been able to help them in many facets of their health and wellness.

Dr. Mike is married and has 3 children and a Rat Terrier named Indy. Dr. Mike and his wife enjoy outdoor activities and even went skydiving with his wife for their anniversary.

Dr. Shane Kamer, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Shane Kamer D.C., or Dr. Shane joined The Joint Chiropractic in 2020.   A 1999 graduate of Shawnee State University with a degree in Natural Science, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2005 from Logan University in Missouri. Before arriving at The Joint Chiropractic Dr. Shane worked in his private practice in Black Mountain NC and taught full time at Montreat College in Exercise Science. Dr. Shane is also a Veteran of the US Air Force as an Air Medic for 13 years. Dr. Shane grew up in Eastern KY and has lived in North Carolina for the past 9 years with his wife Kristy and their teenage daughter Haleigh.  They have 2 dogs, Belgian Malinois, Ginger and Chachi, a guinea pig and a chameleon.

"I enjoy time with my family and friends.  One of the greatest joys is to watch my daughter play the sports she loves.”

Dr. Shane is also known for his cosplay costumes he builds for him and his daughter. They are a hit every year at Halloween in Black Mountain.


My picks for a 4 person dinner party living or dead would be Jesus, Albert Einstein, Anne Frank, and Elon Musk.

Dr. Teena Rowe, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Teena Rowe joined us immediately after receiving her Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree in September, 2020 from Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Prior to this, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Pikesville, KY in 2016.


Originally from Eastern Kentucky Dr. Teena, like so many others, soon fell in love with the mountains of Western North Carolina while visiting in college and moved to join our team to pursue her love for healing through Chiropractic care. One of her many favorite things about being a Chiropractor is the ability to restore a patient's quality of life without the use of drugs and invasive surgeries, all while putting a smile on their faces.

Dr. Teena has a Chihuahua named Theodore and enjoys playing guitar, singing, painting, and traveling in her free time.

The coolest thing she has done is skydiving, and she's quoted saying, “Feeling the adrenaline rush is like no other and it made me feel alive!”

Four notable people that Dr. Teena would choose to have dinner with would be: Freddy Mercury, Hugh Jackman, Shania Twain, and Will Smith.

Dr. Peter Long, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Peter Long is a Chiropractor originally from Scituate, Rhode Island.  Out of high school he had aspirations to become a police officer, but a handful of fateful training injuries led him to the path of chiropractic school. He attained a BS in Anatomy, a BS Health Science, and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree all from Parker University in Dallas. As fate would have it with aging family members, Dr. Pete made the hard decision to leave his beloved friends and "family" in Dallas and returned to New England, after a brief pit stop in Maryland. While in Maryland, Dr. Pete gained experience at an integrated clinic with an emphasis on conservative and holistic care. Working at that clinic ignited his passion for rehab, functional movement rehabilitation, and gait mechanics. From Maryland, he made himself at home in Taunton, Massachusetts closer to family. That was, until he and his girlfriend made a pivotal trip to Asheville and fell in love with the scenery and proximity to abundant hiking. Upon returning to RI they promptly started planning a move to the area. In September they pulled the trigger and moved their lives and two dogs to Asheville before he joined The Joint in October 2020. 

Dr. Peter says:

The best thing about being a chiropractor is to help people to live their best lives! He would not miss an opportunity to fill a dinner table with Teddy Roosevelt, Ted Turner, Sir Richard Branson, and Shaquille O’Neal.

Outside of the clinic you can find Dr. Pete helping friends with DIY projects, hiking, building all sorts of wood projects, traveling, catching up with friends, or exploring a new area.  As an enthusiastic environmentalist you may see him picking up litter around the parking lot or catch him bringing office recyclables home to be recycled.

Dr. April Berg, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

April Berg, DC was born in Plantation, Florida. She was raised and grew up in Johnson City in Northeastern Tennessee. She attended East Tennessee State University, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology and concentrations in Behavioral Studies and Sciences in 2007. She moved to Chesterfield, right outside of St. Louis, MO in 2009 to attend Logan College of Chiropractic. She obtained a second bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences in 2012 and her Doctorate of Chiropractic in 2013. Dr. Berg felt the call of the mountains and she returned to Johnson City, TN. She took over the same practice that she herself had started off as a patient in, and she has been running Family Chiropractic Clinic since 2014. Dr. Berg's favorite thing about chiropractic is showing patients how she can have an effect on the nervous system without the use of drugs or medication. Dr. Berg enjoys spending her free time outdoors hunting with her boyfriend and hiking with her Australian cattle dog, Maisy. Dr. Berg has fresh blueberries in her fridge at all times, not only for the antioxidant effects but also to help regulate her blood sugar!! An avid animal lover one of the coolest thing she has done is work at a rescue science center that rehabilitated wild birds where she got to pet and hold owls.

Dr. Christopher Wolcott, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Christopher Wolcott grew up in the mountains of southern Virginia. He met his future wife Kris at Virginia Tech where he studied psychology and chemistry graduating in 1999. The Wolcotts moved to Chicago where Dr. Wolcott attended chiropractic school at National University. Following graduation in 2003 (with honors) Dr. Wolcott acquired a practice in Chicago while continuing to teach and work in National's Research Department. 

In June of 2019 the Wolcott's sold their practice, their home, most of their stuff, packed their 5-year-old daughter Juliet and two cats into an RV and hit the road to tour the United States (and a bit of Mexico and Canada). Dr. Wolcott joins us (November 2020) while still living in the RV, and after 18 months on the road is ready to settle down with his family in beautiful Asheville.

Dr. Wolcott is an avid runner and enjoys competing in running and triathlon as well as an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying the abundant hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping opportunities in Asheville.

"I genuinely love being a chiropractor and feel very fortunate to have found a calling that I am good at AND enjoy. I get to make a marked impact in people's lives while being on my feet essentially exercising for a living”

Dr. Christopher Gardner, D.C. is a Chiropractor at North Asheville

Dr. Chris Gardner received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Coker university in 2016. He then chose Sherman College to complete his doctorate in Chiropractic graduating in 2020. Dr. Chris Gardner loves being a Chiropractor and especially being able to educate patients on the importance of spinal health and the impact that can have on living life optimally.

Dr. Gardner grew up in Bishopville, SC and after graduating from Sherman College opened a private practice in Florence, SC. His hobbies include hiking, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Gardner joined our Asheville team at The Joint Chiropractic in May 2021.

One of the most interesting things Dr. Gardner has been able to accomplish through Chiropractic was being able to travel to China as part of a team that helped bring Chiropractic care to legislation so that people in China can have access to Chiropractic care for the first time.

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Wellness Plans

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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.
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Additional visits just $10
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55% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
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Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
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Fixed number of visits.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
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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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