At SpineCare Chiropractic Center we focus on discovering the true cause of your pain, removing it and educating you on ways to prevent it from coming back in the future. We pride ourselves on taking the time to talk to you, do a detailed comprehensive exam so we can get an accurate picture of your overall health and not just give you a temporary band aid type of care. We are a family owned and operated office and this shows through in everything we do. We care about all of our patients and think of them all like extended members of our family.
Dr. Brad (B.J) Creehan
"My first experience with chiropractic happened in my junior year of college at Syracuse University. I was home visiting my family on a break from school. I awoke one morning to discover that my head was tipped to one side and I could not straighten it out. I went to a chiropractor in town and he told me that a bone had shifted in my neck and was now pinching on a nerve causing "torticollis". He then adjusted my neck and almost immediately I had full range of motion back in my neck. I was amazed. It was definitely a life changing experience, because after I returned to Syracuse, completed my bio-engineering degree and then proceeded to Palmer College in Iowa to get my Doctor of Chiropractic degree."
Dr. Creehan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and like most from the area is a die hard Steelers and Penguin fan. Although he enjoyed his time up north in Syracuse, it wasn't until he moved to the Midwest that he truly found his path in life. His first experience with chiropractic made such an impact on him that he couldn't wait to share the experience with as many people as possible. Dr. Creehan has always been athletic, he has run multiple marathons and competed in adventure races which involve him running, mountain biking, kayaking and rock climbing for up to 36 hours at a time. Chiropractic care has helped him tremendously in participating in these activities.
Although these days he spends more of his time watching or playing hockey or baseball with his two young boys Dr. Creehan still loves to work with athletes so they can see what a dramatic difference chiropractic care can have on their performance. Dr. B.J. like his wife Dr. Heather, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College and became certified in Chiropractic Biophysics in 2004. With a background in engineering, he thrives on seeing the fantastic improvements that structural correction of the spine makes not only in his patients pain relief but also to the improvement in their overall health.
Dr. Creehan has also recently become the only chiropractor in North Carolina certified to fit patients with the SpineCor brace for scoliosis. The SpineCor brace is truly revolutionary in the dramatic difference it has been seen to make in scoliotic spines.
Dr. Heather Creehan
"I always knew I wanted a career in health care but it wasn't until I discovered chiropractic that I found not only a career but a lifestyle where I knew I could truly help improve people's lives. Ever since I was a child I was raised to believe that drugs were not the answer to sickness. My mother was always reluctant to give us any medication unless it was absolutely necessary. So on the first day of chiropractic school when I heard the chiropractic mantra, "The Body Needs No Help, Just No Interference", I knew I was in the right place."
Dr. Heather was born and raised in Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland before moving to Davenport, Iowa to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic. She chose to go to Palmer because even in Canada it came highly recommended and was recognized as the fountainhead of chiropractic. Dr. Heather didn't realize the impact moving to Davenport, Iowa would have on her life. It not only gave her a clear understanding of exactly how the body functions and how to help others live a pain and disease free life, but she also met her husband Dr. B.J. Creehan there! After completing an internship in Markham, Ontario, Dr. Heather graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College in 2004. Following graduation she moved to Raleigh, North Carolina with Dr. B.J. to start the next chapter of their lives together. In 2004 Dr. Heather also earned a certification in Chiropractic Biophysics. She is currently one of only 12 doctors in the state of North Carolina (the only female in the Raleigh/Cary area) certified to do structural correction of the spine.
Becoming a mother has given her an even greater appreciation for the body and its ability to function and heal itself. Dr. Heather understands the stress that woman in particular put on themselves and their bodies everyday. Women and mothers in particular tend to put everyone else before themselves and their bodies usually end up paying the price. She is passionate about educating others on simple steps they can take to protect their bodies so they can be present and capable of doing the things they want to do with their children and other loved ones. Dr. Heather is also certified in Websters technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This technique focuses on proper alignment of the pelvis and sacrum thus helping with improper uterine function, pelvic contraction and baby mal-presentation.
Stephanie Cotton LMBT
Stephanie has been a licensed massage therapist since 2005. Before joining our team at SpineCare Chiropractic Stephanie was the owner of Primal Cotton Wellness. At Primal Cotton she offered massages any many different therapies including Somatic release, Crossfit/Sports Massage, muscle scraping, cupping and pregnancy massage. Stephanie also finds great joy in teaching others the skill of massage therapy. Stephanie left Primal Cotton to pursue her love of teaching. She has been teaching massage therapy for the past 5 years. Although she loved her time as a full time teacher, her experience taught her that her true passion is providing massage therapy to those in need. Stephanie is also an avid crossfitter, she completed her level 1 Crossfit Instructor Certification in 2018. She also enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.