Welcome to Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic

Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, a practice serving residents of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Fruitville, Florida, is dedicated to providing an alternative, holistic approach to health and wellness. Our chiropractor, Dr. John Nichols, is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, and has more than a decade of experience working with patients. 

Our practice specializes in sports medicine and treatment for auto accident injuries, as well as treatment for chronic pain, pregnancy, and pediatric care. The focus at all times is on helping patients retain or regain physical strength and balance in order to live meaningful, pain-free lives. We do this by employing a comprehensive combination of natural, non-invasive, drug-free treatments, diet and nutritional advice, and exercise.

In an effort to determine the underlying cause of pain or extent of injury, we not only take a complete medical history, but also rely on state-of-the-art technology such as X-ray and ultrasound to perform a thorough examination. We then develop a personalized plan of treatment that might include heat and cold applications or electrical stimulation and decompression, in addition to hands-on adjustments, massage, and physical manipulation.

Chiropractic conditions treated include: 

  • Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Localized Hip and Joint Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Acute Pain following a Sports Injury or Auto Accident
  • Other Chronic Pain
  • Pregnancy; Post-Delivery Care for Mother and Baby

Because chiropractic treatments are gentle and non-invasive, treatment is suitable for patients of any age or physical condition. The duration of treatment will vary and is determined by the severity of pain and individual response to specific treatment. With an ongoing wellness plan, our patients typically move from an intensive treatment schedule for acute conditions to periodic adjustments for lingering pain over the course of several weeks. Each patient's treatment plan is tailored to individual needs.

Chiropractic adjustment relieves not only the symptoms of physical ailments to promote healing of specific injuries, but also helps improve overall health, leading to enhanced quality of life. By treating underlying causes of pain, chiropractic care promotes the proper functioning of bodily systems and allows patients to take charge of their own well-being. We help patients view their bodies as unique human machines, and to recognize the importance of a holistic approach to continued wellness.

Dr. Nichols and our caring wellness team at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic invite you to visit with us, explore our range of services, and schedule a preliminary consultation if you have suffered an accident or injury, or if you are plagued by chronic pain. Whether you have been diagnosed with a specific condition or not, we would appreciate the opportunity to visit with you. Let us help you find the way to a better, healthier, more energetic life.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

Dr. Nichols has brought my condition back where I can live and work without pain, no other Chiropractor could help me get to this point. He goes straight to the problem areas and corrects them.

C. Longsdorf