Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - West 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.
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 - West 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:
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.
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:
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!
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., 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. George Ellwanger was born in Rockingham, NC and has lived most of his life here in North Carolina. He attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA and graduated from there in 1993. His first practice was in Williamsburg, VA and he has also practiced in Cary and Apex, NC. He joined The Joint in Asheville, NC in August of 2018 after coming out of retirement (having discovered it wasn’t for him).
Dr. George says that, “The best thing about being a chiropractor is having the ability to help others.” He believes that that is the reason we are all here on earth together in the first place, to serve one another.
Prior to entering the chiropractic field, Dr. George was a musician, a trombonist. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education at ASU with an emphasis on performance and he played with the US Air Force Bands in New England and Europe from 1985 to 1989.
He is a father (to several) and grandfather (to many more,23 and counting). He has 2 dogs, Powder and Marcel, and a cat, Mr. Jingles. We also have multiple chickens who have claimed us as their pets. They stare at us through our kitchen window like we are the zoo critters, until we feed them.
The one thing he requires in his fridge is food; most non-food items are just unappetizing.
Four notable people I would like to have a dinner party with are George Washington, because he could’ve been king, but chose otherwise; J.S. Bach, because his music is so intricate and fascinating (especially over a beer or two); Mike Rowe, because I find him refreshing; and Frederick Douglas, because he achieved so much through all his trials and tribulations as a former slave - his writings were absolutely brilliant.
The coolest thing I have ever done is for one concert with the Air Force band in Germany, I was asked to learn to play the handsaw for a country music concert and did. What made it so cool was that it provided me with more evidence that I could do almost anything that I put my mind to. Your mind can be your biggest detractor or your greatest benefactor; it’s all up to you.
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. Christina Wocial was born in New York City and raised in Rockland County (45 minutes north of NYC). She attended Rockland Community College and graduated with an Associates degree in Math and Science in 2010. Afterwards, she attended Life University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic in 2014 and 2015 respectively. After graduation she worked in New York City for over a year, practicing Chiropractic Biophysics and the Gonstead Technique. In December of 2016, Dr. Christina joined The Joint Chiropractic Team, and has been loving working here ever since. For Dr. Christina, the very best thing about being a Chiropractor is watching patients smile when their pain has improved or is gone.
Her love for the mountains brought her and her husband, Matthew to Western North Carolina. They are both avid outdoor enthusiasts, love hiking, kayaking, four wheeling, target shooting, and working on their farm. They have three dogs: Akira, Sasha, and Star; two goats: Groot and Rain; a cat: Watermelon; and multiple chickens, ducks, and fish.
The one thing Dr. Christina must have in her fridge is milk or cream for coffee. She loves to drink coffee in the AM but does not like it back.
Four notable people, living or dead, that would comprise a dinner party with Dr. Christina would be: Jesus Christ, because if there were any idols she had, he would be it. Dr. Gonstead, because he was one of her role models throughout chiropractic school. And Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla because she has a lot of questions for them.
One of the coolest things Dr. Christina has done is fly an airplane. To her, this is cool because there really is nothing else like it in the world.
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. 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 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.
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.
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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