Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Temple! As your Temple 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 - Temple 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 Temple 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 Temple 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. 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.”
Dr. Bob Pompella became part of The Joint Chiropractic’s family of healthcare professionals in 2019. A graduate of Central Arkansas who got his degree in science, Dr. Bob -- he also goes by Dr. B -- received his doctorate of chiropractic from Parker University.
“The best thing about being in chiropractic is getting a chance to help those people who were told that they were going to have to live with pain or be on medicine for the rest of their lives, and seeing them improve under consistent care,” Dr. Bob says.
“The other thing I like is being able to see and teach kids about health from an early age and knowing that they will be able to grow up and not go through the things that a lot of us adults have gone through.”
A product of Texarkana, Dr. Bob worked previously in Little Rock, Ark., and Round Rock, before settling in Temple.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping, fishing, touring breweries, attending church activities, and playing with his three dogs.
“My dad worked for a chiropractor for two-plus years, and while he worked there, the doctor just poured chiropractic into me,” Dr. Bob says. “He took me to seminars and taught me about the philosophy and how the body worked. I told my mom, at 11 years of age, that I wanted to be a pediatrician, and over the course of those two years my dad worked in the office, I saw people coming in on walkers and canes and leaving without them. I heard hundreds of testimonies of people getting off medication or getting relief from headaches. I decided my sophomore year of college that I wanted to go the route of chiropractic.”
He is glad that was the course his life took. Dr. Bob loves working in Temple. “The best part of working for this particular franchise of The Joint is the people I get to work with,” he says. “The ladies at the front became like sisters to me in a very short time, and the doctors are phenomenal. If I ever have a question about a particular situation or patient, the other doctors are extremely helpful at giving advice or showing me what they would do in that situation.”
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Dr. Bob says the one thing he always keeps handy is Ranch dressing.
If he could bring together any four people from history for a dream dinner party, Dr. Bob says he would like to sit down with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., basketball player LeBron James, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club founder Sam Walton, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’d like to pick Dr. King’s brain and learn where he got the courage to stand up for what he believed in when others wouldn’t,” Dr. Bob says. “LeBron is my favorite athlete and I feel like he’s just a good guy. I read Sam Walton’s autobiography and I loved his mindset when it came to business, but more importantly, I liked the way he treated people. Ellen is extremely funny and has a big heart towards people.”
The coolest thing Dr. Bob has ever done, he says, was go on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. “It was my first time outside the country and just opened my eyes up to how blessed we are to be here in America,” Dr. Bob says. “I actually got to spend my birthday there and went deep sea fishing, which is a big deal to me because I am terrified of the ocean since you can’t see what’s below you.”
Dr. Ed Collazzo joined The Joint Chiropractic family of local healthcare providers in 2018 when he joined Killeen and Temple clinics. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a focus on business before getting his doctorate of chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Mo.
“The thing I love about being in the chiropractic field is the opportunity that I have to treat people with my hands,” Dr. Collazzo says. “The other thing that is so gratifying to me is seeing the patient satisfaction after they’ve been treated.”
Dr. Collazzo worked from Georgetown to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex before settling in Killeen, which is where he was raised.
“I want to provide quality patient-centered healthcare to the greatest amount of patients that would benefit from my services,” he says.
In his spare time, Dr. Collazzo enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and their dog.
He knew chiropractic was his calling after his first adjustment and the difference he felt after the experience. It is a calling he doesn’t regret.
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Dr. Collazzo says the one thing he always keeps handy in his refrigerator is flavored yogurt. “It satisfies my sweet tooth,” he says.
If he could bring together any four people -- or in this case, entities -- from history for the dinner party of his dreams, he says he would include “God to answer my questions, Stevie Ray Vaughan to teach me guitar lessons, Claude Monet to teach me how to paint, and Bear Grylls to teach me wilderness survival skills.”
As for the coolest thing he’s ever done, he says it was “watching my son being born because he’s my pride and joy.”
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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