DR STEVEN CHALK, DC.
When I was in high school I found that after a day of weight lifting I could no longer lift my right leg. Any attempt to move or lift my leg shot pain from my back down to my foot. I thought that the pain would pass with time but the problem persisted until I finally sought help. I was taken to a local chiropractor who examined me and explained that my sciatic nerve, a nerve that runs from your back down your leg, was being pinched. He gave me an adjustment and the pain immediately left. This sparked my interest in the chiropractic adjustment. Over the next few years as I met other chiropractors, I decided that this was the profession for me.
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and then continued my education at Parker University in Dallas, Texas. At Parker I completed an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness as well as the Doctor of Chiropractic. I also have done post-doctoral studies with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).
Connecting people to their passion and purpose through the full expression of their health is my driving force. From a newborn baby to someone mature in years, I can’t wait to teach about and deliver the chiropractic adjustment. I remember every day when I go to work that I have the chance to have a positive impact on someone’s life and health.
I have been happily married to April Palmer since February 2008, and we have two young, rambunctious sons Walker and Benson. I love spending time with my family, taking my wife on dates, and being active. I served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Torreon Mexico. During my service to the Lord and the Mexican people I learned Spanish and fell in love with the Mexican people.
Dr. J. was a patient before he became the doctor. He has been blessed personally by chiropractic care, and wants to pass that onto his patients. He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA and spent most of his 20’s working in the corporate world. During that time, he experienced severe low back trauma and wasn’t able to stand for more than a few minutes before the pain became excruciating. This prevented him from doing many of the things that he enjoyed doing, especially physical activities like basketball, tennis, and golf.
He sought help in the form of chiropractic. It took four chiropractors to determine what the cause of his condition was, but he is very thankful that he stuck with it. Along the way, he learned that while chiropractic helps correct the cause of things like neck and back pain, it is much bigger than just that. He learned that misaligned bones in the spine can cause pressure on the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the muscles and organs of the body. Pressure on these nerves can potentially lead to any number of health conditions, including asthma, acid reflux, constipation, and fibromyalgia. After experiencing the pain relief as well as understanding the “bigness” of chiropractic, Dr. J. knew he wanted to be a chiropractor.
In 2005, he enrolled at the oldest and most prestigious chiropractic school in the world, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. While a student at Palmer, he became an intern at the renowned Troxell Intern Program, which focuses on learning and teaching the Gonstead chiropractic method. It was a Gonstead practitioner who corrected his condition, and he wanted to help others by using this highly specialized technique. As an intern, he spent countless hours in the evenings and weekends learning about the Gonstead method. He gave back and taught the method to other students after graduating. Also during his time at Palmer, Dr. J. took advantage of the opportunity to help others by traveling to India where he had the opportunity to help restore health to hundreds of children and adults.
Dr. J. is committed to providing caring and superior care to his patients, both young and old. His corrective and wellness oriented approach to health also includes measurable spinal correction. When he’s not in the office or out in the community spreading the message of chiropractic through spinal health screenings or health talks, Dr. J. enjoys spending time with his wife Tara, traveling, and going to seminars. He also enjoys playing those sports he wasn’t able to for many years, tennis, golf, and of course, basketball. After all, when you’re 6’7” and your name is Dr. J., you have to play basketball, right?
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