ABOUT CARLSON CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic care and maintenance uses the basic principle of putting the patient first, since we don’t prescribe drugs to relieve symptoms but rather work with patient’s body through manual adjustments, muscle stimulation and nutrition. In other words, health has more to do with making sure the body is functioning properly rather than making sure the patient feels good for a short period of time. If the body is working the way it should, then the patient should feel great—period.
Dr. Steven M. Carlson is firm, positive and enthusiastic in his approach, in Chiropractic medicine and in life. A graduate of Kansas State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Sciences, Dr. Carlson completed his education, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Summa Cum Laude at Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1996. After working in a group practice for seven years in Florida, Dr. Carlson moved to Joplin with his wife Heather, and their two children, and founded Carlson Chiropractic Center in 2003. He is a member of ACA, MSCA, ICPA, Rotary and the Joplin Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Nikolay graduated with Honors from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He continued his education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic where he again graduated with Honors. Dr. Nikolay has always had a passion for sports as he was a 3 sport athlete in high school, and now continues to stay active through recreational hobbies—his favorites being volleyball, basketball, and golf. Dr. Nikolay first found the wonders of chiropractic care during his elementary school days, and continued to benefit from chiropractic care as an athlete, student, and doctor ever since. His passion lies in caring for his patients as if they were his own family, helping them understand chiropractic care, and providing a positive beacon of light with everyone he encounters.
Dr. Sarah Bright graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s in Health Science. She continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic where she received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. Bright can be described as a weekend warrior and takes advantage of her days off by spending time outdoors and living an active lifestyle, participating in rock climbing, road biking, hiking, running 5k’s, 10k’s, Half and Full Marathons. Dr. Bright is also a member of the International Chiropractic Association.