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.
Alissa Haight LMBT #19264
Alissa has been a practicing licensed massage therapist since January 2007. She spent 14 years working at a physical therapy office in San Diego, CA. She moved to Raleigh, NC in December 2020. She approaches each client with a personalized plan to best suit their journey to wellness. Each massage is a compilation of deep tissue, trigger point work, myofascial release and deep Swedish techniques. She is trained in cupping and Gua Sha (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique) as well as numerous massage techniques. She is additionally trained in lymphatic drainage, prenatal/postnatal massage, and treating Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (externally). She has had the privilege of working with clients of various ages and capabilities. Throughout her career she has had the chance to work with Navy Seals, Olympic and professional athletes, as well as clients with a wide variety of injuries and health issues.
In her spare time, Alissa enjoys going to comedy shows, the beach, or fishing with her boyfriend. She loves to explore everything Raleigh and the surrounding areas have to offer, especially the gorgeous lakes.
Amy Gerardi Allen LMBT #6551
Amy received her massage training and education at Wake Technical Community College in 2005. She enjoys helping people find relief from pain and getting back into the game of life. She specializes in a rehabilitative approach utilizing a varied combination of modalities that include Sports, Trigger Point, Myofacial Release, Compression, Deep Tissue, Passive Stretching, and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity of working with a various span of ages and backgrounds including working & traveling with professional and collegiate athletic teams.