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Dr. Sarah Johnson

Dr. Sarah Johnson graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College  in 2001.  She has been practicing the upper cervical methods including NUCCA and Orthospinology  since 2002.   She has participated in countless hours of specialized training in NUCCA and Orthospinology.  Currently she is enrolled in the 3 year program for Diplomate of Cranio Cervial Junction Procedures  by the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) which leads to a greater understanding of the dysfunction and possible complications of spinal trauma and misalgnment.

Upon graduation, Dr. Johnson worked with Dr. Michelle Nowakowski  and together they established Spine Wellness Center in Las Vegas  in 2002, continually learning the best methods and current research while helping people get well.

While attending Palmer Chiropractic College, Dr. Johnson was an active member of various organizations on campus. She participated in the NUCCA Student’s Club and worked in the community with America Reads Program. 

Dr. Johnson continues to be involved with community and charitable activities and professionally the ICA and NUCCA  organizations. She likes to be active and explore parks and trails near her, weight lifting, walking her dog and occasionally running, and learning  to cook new foods.  She loves exploring with her children, Mackenzie and Madison and traveling with them.  She and her husband are avid readers and always seeking out ways to give back to their community.  

Dr. Lisa Strickland

Dr. Lisa Strickland has loved practicing in the Las Vegas area for over 10 years as an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.  In 1997 Dr. Strickland was a Licensed Massage Therapist, working with a NUCCA chiropractor. After witnessing incredible changes in patients from week to week, Dr. Strickland quickly new the next step in her career was to move to Davenport, Iowa to Palmer College of Chiropractic to become a NUCCA Chiropractor.  She graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2003.

Dr. Lisa’s personal experience as a patient under NUCCA care was a big influence on her decision to go to chiropractic school:   “When I was 18 years old, I was in a car accident, in which my car was rear-ended. For treatment after the accident, I went to a chiropractor that I was referred to by a friend. This chiropractor adjusted the traditional way (with popping and cracking). I felt better, but I had to go 4 to 5 times a week for 3 weeks, after the 3 weeks it went down to 3 times a week. Over time, I was put on maintenance care, which meant I got checked once a month. I was never told, if I was having pain to come back sooner than a month. Even after a year of care I still suffered from low back pain and headaches, with not much relief.  For Dr Lisa, started under NUCCA care, she realized she could live a pain free life again.   

Dr. Lisa's passion is understanding the body's natural ability to self-heal and self-regulate when given the appropriate information. 

In Dr. Lisa’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband and 2 children.  She also enjoys exploring healthy cooking, walking, hiking and beach time.