Dr. James McCanse, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
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Dr. James McCanse, DC
I was very blessed to start practice with Dr. Ken Jones, a great chiropractor and mentor, in October of 1975 through May of 1977. At the same time, I worked part time with Dr. Shoop in Berrien Springs, MI. In March of 1977 I opened my own home/office combination in Dowagiac, MI. A second office was opened in Decatur, Mi. in Febuary 1978. I worked in both offices for almost 30 years. Now am full time in the Decatur office that I designed and helped build in 1982. My wife Donna and I have 5 wonderful children and 9 "cute as ever" grandchildren. We have come to firmly believe that grandchildren are a lot more fun that children, and a lot easier to raise. We will gladly accept with thanks whatever the good LORD gives us.

45648 M 51

Decatur, MI 49045

Contact Information

(269) 423-7034

Dr. James McCanse, DC

Dr. James McCanse, DC

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I try to treat all patients as I would like to be treated.  We always try to accomplish as much relief as possible on the first day, with an overall goal of educating each patient as to the real cause of THEIR condition, helping them to understand  what chiropractic in our office can and cannot do for them.  We try to empower each patient with the knowledge and understanding of what they can do for themselves. God gave us the gift of life that when fully functioning has a wonderful ability to keep us extremely healthy and adapt us to a wide variety of stresses and situations.  My job as their chiropractor is not to put anything in or take anything out of their body,  but to remove as much interference to the nervous system as possible.  "ONLY THE POWER THAT MADE THE BODY CAN HEAL THE BODY. IT HAPPENS NO OTHER WAY."
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  • Chiropractic

Board Certifications

Dr. McCanse does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Migraine
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Lupus
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Severe Headache
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Instability
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tension Headache
  • Whiplash


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  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Decompression
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Spinal Decompression
  • X-Ray

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (2/22/2010)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
    Summary: Mc Canse, James Rodney DC: License # 2301002769: DECEMBER 9, 2011 – RECLASSIFICATION: The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions has RECLASSIFIED the chiropractor’s Michigan license from the February 22, 2010 Probation to FULL UNLIMITED license status.
    State: Michigan


  • Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, University Of Illinois, Champaign, Il, Rockport College, Rockford, Il
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. McCanse's Reviews

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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (2)
in South Bend, IN |
My family has been seeing Dr. McCanse for more than 20 years. He has helped us with allergy, sinus, scoliosis, knee injuries and more. In the last two weeks he cleared up an ear problem I've been fighting for over 2 months with multiple antibiotics from my General Practitioner. I wish I had seen him first. It would have saved me a lot of discomfort, time and money.
in Yuma Az |
I have been to many chiropractors over the past 16 years in different states and none of them have been able to help me like Dr. McCanse. Everything we come to Decatur he is the first one I see. He is,well worth seeing on a regular basis and his prices make it so anybody can afford him. Wish I could take him back to AZ with me:)
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Dr. McCanse accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan of Michigan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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