David Martin, Doctor of Chiropractic

Hi! And welcome. My name is David Martin, and I've been practicing as a chiropractor for 16 years. I'm a problem-solver by nature, and that carries into my approach as a doctor: find the problem and fix it.

Hello, I’m Dr. David Martin. Welcome!

I have the world’s greatest job.

Every day I see people in my office who are healthy, happy and in many cases, have hope for the first time in years. Every day I have the honor of helping people get out of pain, overcome health challenges and get their lives back. I love it!

I’m a problem-solver by nature.

When I sit down to talk with my patients, I’m looking for the problem. When I analyze X-rays, I’m looking for the problem. I’m not talking about headaches or neck pain. Those are just symptoms, and you don’t need me to make the symptoms go away. (That’s what Advil is for!) What I’m looking for is the deeper problem. I’m looking for the structural problem in your spine that is causing your symptoms.

I find the problem. I fix the problem.

Here’s why my job is so rewarding: because I know when I fix your structural problems, not only do your symptoms go away (which is great in and of itself!) but you are set up for a healthier life overall.

My Story

People often ask how I became a chiropractor. I wrestled all through high school, and one day at practice I injured my neck. I didn’t think it was that bad, but then I started having headaches and neck pain almost every day. I kind of figured it was normal, and it went on for quite a while. Then my parents took me to see a chiropractor and I started getting adjusted. I couldn’t believe the difference in how I felt! I was so impressed I decided as a high school student that I wanted to become a chiropractor myself.

My Education & Experience

1992-1996: I did my undergrad in Chicago. Great city! Visit if you ever get the chance.

1997-2000: I trained at the world’s best-known chiropractic school―Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Great school, not such a great city. Save yourself the trip. 😉

2000: Right after graduation from Palmer, I opened a family wellness chiropractic office in upstate New York where I grew up. I loved that practice. It’s still going strong and gets voted “Best Chiropractor” year after year in that city.

2011-2012: My wife and I moved to Arequipa, Peru, and I managed a chiropractic clinic there for one year.

2012: We came back from Peru, I sold my practice in upstate New York to the doctor who managed it for me while I was away, and my wife and I moved to Philadelphia, where I opened my second chiropractic office.

2014: We sold the practice in Philadelphia and moved to Durham to live closer to family.

2015: I opened Precision Chiropractic in Durham in January 2015. I’m excited to be practicing as a chiropractor in the Triangle. I like the way this area supports local small businesses. People tend to be progressive in their thinking here, and I’ve found they are eager to learn the benefits of structural chiropractic care.

My Family

While living in Peru, my wife, Karen, and I volunteered at an orphanage near the clinic where I worked. To make a long story short, after returning to the States, we decided to adopt four of the kids from the orphanage. The year 2014 was a crazy one! The adoption became final in August, we brought the kids to the States in September, and in December we moved to Durham. We love living here and hope to be here for a long time.

Enough about me. What about you?

If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Durham, I’d be honored to care for you. Or if you’re curious about what makes the structural chiropractic approach unique, I hope you’ll come chat with me. We offer a complimentary, no-strings-attached consultation so you can come see if our office seems right for you. I hope to meet you soon!

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Every time I walk in the door I get happy! My migraines are completely gone!


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