DR. RICHARD JOHNSON
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC
Dr Richard Johnson is a Licensed Chiropractic physician that has been has been helping patients with both acute and chronic pain in his West Bloomfield Chiropractic office and the surrounding areas for over 20 years.Dr Richard Johnson has treated everyone from children to grandparents as well as student and professional athletes. Dr Johnson uses the “whole person approach” when taking care of patients. This approach to wellness means looking for the underlying cause of any condition (which may or may not be causing the symptoms at the time) and take whatever interventions and lifestyle changes are necessary to optimize your health. Dr Richard Johnson has many techniques and methods at his disposal, from low force techniques to manual adjusting, to help you achieve and maintain optimum health. He works closely with other health care providers in the area and to make sure the patients overall health is priority.Background
“I have lived most of my life in the Michigan and grew up in Dearborn where I played sports throughout high school and college. In the fall of 1978 I learned the importance and benefits of chiropractic first hand. That summer I had been injured in a boating accident and spent six months in horrible pain. I had to give up sports because I couldn’t stand up straight. During winter break my best friend from childhood returned to Dearborn from Georgia where he was attending Chiropractic College. He saw how much pain I was in and how I was suffering. He explained to me how chiropractic could help me and he made an appointment with his chiropractor for me. As a pre-med student I was skeptical but was willing to try anything to get rid of the pain and get my life back. In less than a month’s time I was pain free and standing up straight and back to playing sports again!After experiencing the benefits of chiropractic, the following fall I was enrolled in and attending Life Chiropractic College in Georgia. As they say, the rest is history.”
- Life Chiropractic College
- University of Michigan
- Henry Ford Community College
- Community Connections
- Multi Lake Conservation Association
- MLCA chairman of conservation education
- Professional Memberships & Associations
- Michigan Association of Chiropractors
Hi I’m Doctor Richard Johnson D.C. ,My Story begins in Dearborn where I was raised. I was a very active kid with interests in Sports. I was very active in Baseball , football, snow and water skiing . After graduating from Edsel Ford High School. I was attending Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan enrolled in the pre-med program. One summer a bunch of friends and I had gone water skiing up north. In a freak accident I was injured. I had severe back pain and could barely stand up. This went on for almost 6 months when a friend of mine had been attending chiropractic college in Georgia came back for vacation and invited me to come down and see him in the warmer weather. While visiting him I decided to let him look at my back in the student clinic … after all I had been seeing my medical doctor and just taking pain pills but the pain was not getting any better. I would wake up in pain and go to bed in pain.
My friend did a complete exam and took x-rays then showed me on the film where my back was yanked out of place in the accident and causing nerve irritation which was causing my pain. He said the good news was that he could help me… after the first adjustment I could stand up straight and barely had any pain . Then after returning to Michigan I found a local chiropractor and continued treatments within 3 months I was completely pain free. I felt great and it was then I knew I had found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I changed my plan and headed for Georgia and Life Chiropractic College where I Graduated in 1989 . After graduation I moved my family back up to Michigan and started my current practice.