Durham Chiropractic Center
Wellness Through Illumination

Durham Chiropractic Center

Wellness Through Illumination


Helping to relieve pain and support your wellness goals since 2016

With over 30 years of chiropractic experience, Dr. Rick Essman, DC is committed to bringing you the best chiropractic care in the Triangle.

If you are experiencing pain, there is a reason. Our goal is to find that reason and use it as a springboard to understanding your system, your strengths and weaknesses. Given the option, most people would prefer to live a pain free life. Our model here at Durham Chiropractic is to reduce or eliminate the pain by finding it's real source. We aren't here to eliminate the pain without knowing why it is there. We are here to harvest it and use it to guide us to activating your higher level of function. When we address the real issue, your nervous system doesn't have to send out the pain signals as often and voila, ease, grace, and a quantum leap in function occurs for you.

People around the world are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to traditional drug and medicine care; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health without requiring invasive treatments such as surgery. Please take the time to meet Dr. Rick, who is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives.




1802 Martin Luther King Parkway, Suite 107 Durham, NC 27707

Office hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12PM

Monday - Thursday 2 PM - 6 PM


(919) 401-5061


Areas of Practice

Chiropractic Adjustments

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. We do both manual and instrument-assisted adjustments.

nutritional supplements

Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Do you know how these supplements and vitamins interact with one another? At Durham Chiropractic Center, we can provide each patient with a structured nutritional program that is based on their individual needs. We are proud to partner with companies like Standard Process, Western Botanicals Herbal & Nutrition, Young Living Essential Oils, and more to provide you with supplements that are the best of the best.

Quantum neurology

Quantum Neurology is the study and clinical delivery of human functional neurology. Chiropractic care using Quantum Neurology involves "testing and evaluating muscle strength circuitry", and is used a basic practice in physical neurological examinations.

Quantum Neurology, is a specific form of diagnosis using muscle testing as a primary feedback method to examine how a person’s body is performing and to measure and guide the chiropractic adjustment and/or application of Low Level Light( Laser) Therapy. Immediate results, or not, dictate the subsequent steps of the adjustment.

ionic detoxification foot bath

While Dr. Rick will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to supplement our patient’s path towards achieving a healthier lifestyle with additional treatments. The foot bath was developed to restore the body's energy while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. This device balances and restores the body's pH and electromagnetic energy while detoxing the body of heavy metals and toxins.


We’re proud to provide custom orthotics from Foot Levelers. These orthotics are individually designed for your feet – helping achieve a balanced foundation and stabilized pelvis. They’re handmade for your unique feet based on 3D scans and Dr. Rick’s exam.

Low Level laser therapy

Cold laser therapy uses laser energy to activate neural pathways, and treat an array of soft tissue injuries. Unlike traditional laser treatments that generate significant heat energy to break down tissue, cold laser energy relies on a more optimum level of energy to improve function and mobility, and assist with tissue repair .

Low Level Laser Therapy can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions to restore function and eliminate pain, swelling, and upregulate neural function. This therapy is a powerful adjunct to the chiropractic adjustment and spinal rehabilitation session. Low Level Laser Therapy is an important component of virtually every adjustment session with Dr. Rick.


Dr. Rick is a great help in keeping me going strong! I appreciate the care!
— Palmer Page, Mens Over 60 USA National Squash Doubles Champion 2017


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