Dr. Richard Nelson, DC

Chiropractic  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Richard Nelson, DC
From a very young age, Chiropractic has always interested me During a regional wrestling tournament I was seriously injured to the point I could not move my neck without excruciating pain. After a trip to my medical Dr. and some pills that didn't help, my parents took me to a local chiropractor for care. After an examination and x-rays I received my first adjustment. Within two weeks my problem had greatly resolved to the point I could start training again. Before long my health was completely restored. I had Seen the Benefits of Chiropractic Care After many years of athletic competition, and multiple injuries, I had seen the personal benefits of Chiropractic care over and over. Without regular chiropractic adjustments I never would have maintained my health or achieved the high levels of competition. These experiences led me to pursue a degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic later in life. I thought, what better job could there be than to help others regain their health. Being a native of Moline, I chose to attend Black Hawk College before attending Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Avenue Chiropractic For well over a decade I have seen what Chiropractic can do to relieve pain and reduce the symptoms caused by injury, illness and lack of physical conditioning. I will personally work with you to help you achieve optimum health as quickly as possible. I practice using non-force and low force techniques which are safe, comfortable and effective. Through thorough examination I will locate the underlying cause of your symptoms, explain the problem, and discuss your treatment options. Away from Avenue Chiropractic Clinic I have been happily married to my best friend, Marguerite, for 30 years. We reside in Moline and enjoy the outdoors, gardening, golf and our dogs Matty and Bella. We believe in volunteering ourselves for the betterment of our community. I believe in health through Chiropractic, proper nutrition, and exercise. Let me help you in all these areas to be your best. "Thanks for visiting our web site. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Give our Moline office a call, or e-mail me personally using the link below so we can help you take the first step towards better health."

4509 Avenue of the Cities

Moline, IL 61265

Contact Information

(309) 797-3182

Dr. Richard Nelson, DC

Dr. Richard Nelson, DC

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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  • Chiropractic
  • Massage Therapy

Board Certifications

Dr. Nelson does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Sprain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprain
  • Whiplash


  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Examination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Wellness Examination
  • X-Ray

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Black Hawk College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Medical School | Graduated 1999

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Nelson accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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