Since 2003, Carlson Chiropractic has worked with a hands on approach to health care. We’re committed to helping our patients live a healthy life. Each of our doctors bring their advanced experience and knowledge to the practice, providing patients with the tools and education for optimum health and wellness. We realize that every patient has different health and wellness needs. That’s why we customize a program specifically targeted to each individual as they walk through our state-of-the-art facility. Whether your body needs spinal decompression, gentle manual adjustments or even a customized nutrition plan, our team will work with you so you can “live your life naturally.”

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.


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.

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Dr. Taylor Storm graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. He also attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Storm is a newlywed and enjoys spending time with his wife and golden retriever, Oakley. Outside of the office, Dr. Storm can be found enjoying sports, wakeboarding and spending time on the lake. Though Dr. Storm has a passion for helping people through chiropractic care, he aspires to learn more about chiropractic care for animals in the future.