Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - New Braunfels! As your New Braunfels 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 - New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels 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 New Braunfels 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. CeCe Melton joined The Joint Chiropractic network of healthcare professionals in 2016 and the New Braunfels clinic in 2019. A summa cum laud graduate from University of Houston with bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and nutrition, she studied animal science and biomechanics before getting her doctorate from Texas Chiropractic College.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is knowing that I have made someone’s life better,” she says. “Emerging research and a failing healthcare system has led to wider-than-ever awareness of chiropractic care. Today’s chiropractic education is in many ways more demanding than medical school; it encompasses 4,200 hours of class, lab and patient skills, internships, externships, and residencies. We regularly collaborate with medical doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, radiologists, and other specialists to achieve one goal: to improve quality of life, sports performance, and fill a much-needed gap in the healthcare continuum.”
A self-described Air Force and NASA brat, “My home was my family and friends that managed to move with us,” she says. “I am a sixth generation Texan with family roots in Rock Springs, San Angelo, Weimer, Clear Lake City, and the New Braunfels area.”
She worked previously in Canyon Lake, Cedar Park, San Antonio, and San Angelo.
In her spare time, Dr. Melton does in-home massage and chiropractic for people with Parkinson’s disease who can’t easily get around. She also enjoys gardening, exercise, tubing, hiking -- and horses when they’re available.
“I look forward to more outdoor sports as time allows,” she says. She also spends time with her two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Melton had a very personal experience that led her to chiropractic.
“I worked with my husband while living in Houston and was a very deconditioned factory worker after 17 years of sitting at a desk and not moving much,” she explains. “When I watched in frustration and anger as my mother slipped away from us because of Lou Gehrig’s disease, and my own poor health was robbing me of the ability to enjoy life, I met a chiropractor who showed me how to free myself from the tyranny of pain and get my life back through a holistic, functional approach. He helped me off the medical merry-go-round and worked with me as a partner in health. I became aware that there were a lot of people out there who struggled like me.”
“I have fond memories of working as a chiropractic assistant in Houston at a sports medicine-oriented chiropractic clinic while working on a master’s degree. I fell in love with it. People were walking in with pain and walking out with none, sometimes. No pills, no surgery, just handmade care. I had some great mentors and we were really making a difference. We got to know our patients in a way that I never could have if I had decided to go to medical school.”
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Dr. Melton says she always keeps olive oil mayonnaise and dill relish in her fridge so that she can make a tuna fish sandwich.
She says attending University of Houston was the coolest thing she has ever done; she returned 20 years after she began at Angelo State, where she says she attended too many rodeos and activities.
“A fresh start in college with a clear and firm goal in mind was like a second lease on life,” Dr. Melton says. “Like winning the lottery. All the answers to my burning questions laid bare for me to devour and a chance to excel at something I feel strongly about.
“Maturity and a steady eye on a goal put me in favor with several professors who mentored me my senior year. I worked with them in research, publishing, and water rehabilitation, and managed to surprise my family when I graduated Summa Cum Laud and student of the year with a BS in kinesiology and nutrition.”
Dr. Mike Shaw has been with The Joint Chiropractic since 2016 and is proud to be part of the clinics in Killeen and Temple. A 1995 graduate of Texas A&M with a BS degree in exercise physiology, he received his doctorate in chiropractic from Parker University in 2001.
“The best thing about being in the chiropractic field is the opportunity I have to change lives every day,” Dr. Mike says. “It’s extremely gratifying to see continued personal growth among my patients.”
Dr. Mike worked previously in Dallas and Austin after being raised in New Braunfels.
In his spare time, he enjoys fitness, sleeping, spending time at the beach, and attending concerts.
He says he knew chiropractic would be his calling “when I realized how powerful chiropractic was. It resolved a neck pain I had been suffering with for years.”
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Dr. Mike says the one thing he always has handy in his refrigerator is That Green Sauce from H-E-B, because it can be used on just about anything.
Given the opportunity to create a dinner party with anyone from history, he would like to bring together comedians from the glory days of SNL. “I would love to get Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and John Belushi together and just sit back and listen to old Saturday Night Live stories,” he says.
The coolest thing Dr. Mike has done, he says, was join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America program. “It was a life-changing experience,” he says.
Dr. Drew Perkins, whose patients call him Dr. Drew, is the doctor and owner of the Temple and Killeen locations of The Joint Chiropractic. A graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. Drew graduated cum laude from Parker University in Dallas in 2016.
One of the greatest joys for Dr. Drew is seeing patients new to chiropractic get their pain resolved after an adjustment. “The thing I love most about being in the chiropractic field is seeing the expressions of awe, disbelief, and happiness on the faces of new patients after their initial issues are gone,” he says. “The second-best thing is delivering something as powerful as the adjustment with my own hands.”
Dr. Drew grew up in the Odessa/Midland area of Texas, and he has worked previously in Austin and Dallas.
His wife, Janet, is the wellness coordinator at The Joint. They have three children -- two boys and a girl -- along with a cat named Sky.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time at the lake, and playing golf, tennis and ping-pong. He also enjoys reading.
Dr. Drew knew chiropractic was his calling at a young age. “Ever since I was little I wanted to be in the medical field,” he says. “When I was 13, I was hit by a car and had severe low back pain. I was told it would go away on its own, but after a month it was still there. My parents, who had never been to a chiropractor themselves, took me to my grandma’s chiropractor and, after two adjustments, I had no back pain.
“I love working at The Joint because it focuses only on the adjustment, which is so simple yet effective. I also love spreading chiropractic to those who would normally not have the means to receive care.”
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Dr. Drew says he always must have pickles or green olives in his refrigerator. “I crave them,” he says, “especially at night.”
If he could sit down with any figures from history and share a meal, Dr. Drew would gather an eclectic group: actor Will Farrell, industrialist (and the wealthiest American in history) John D. Rockefeller, scientist Sir Isaac Newton, and Jesus Christ.
Dr. Drew says the coolest thing he has ever done was to go scuba diving: “It’s like being in a completely different world.”
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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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