Dr. Erik Johnson
I graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in 2013 where I had the opportunity to study under some amazing doctors, and the honor of being selected as the clinical assistant to my staff doctor during my final trimester. I started my career in southwest Michigan, where I practiced chiropractic for 3 years in Bronson, MI and met my amazing girlfriend. It was a tremendous way to start my career, and provided invaluable experience, but I knew that Bronson and the company I worked for were not my “forever home.”
I started a mobile office and served the Kalamazoo area for the next year before joining a team of doctors in Wayland, MI. Wayland was home for the next 3 years of my career, and ultimately led to the opportunity to purchase my own office in Wyoming, MI, opening the doors for Love and Health Chiropractic on Valentine’s Day of 2020.
Hailing from the upper peninsula, I was born in Escanaba May 7, 1982 as the second in a family with three sons. I discovered the miracle of chiropractic when I was a college student at Northern Michigan University. Like too many people, I suffered with pain on daily basis. My upper back pain was “normal” for me, it didn’t keep me from living my life, but it was a constant companion.
Then came the morning I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. The pain was so severe I went to the ER, where I was prescribed muscle relaxers and pain killers and was told I had strained some muscles. The drugs numbed the pain and kept me functioning, but when they ran out my “normal” pain was no longer tolerable. Life was miserable.
Then I met Dr. Brian, the chiropractor who explained to me that he could help me not only get rid of my pain, but correct the underlying conditions that ultimately caused it. Not long after starting care I was not only living pain free, but I noticed I was sleeping better, had more energy, was able to focus better in class. Overall the quality of my life was drastically improved! Chiropractic not only gave me my life back, it showed me I had been living life at a fraction of my God-given potential, and I decided to dedicate my life to sharing that miracle with others!
I am an avid lover of the outdoors, be it hiking, kayaking, camping or throwing discs at the park. Music is another of my passions, I play the guitar and the accordion and listen to a wide variety of genres. I strive to lead a healthy lifestyle, enjoying the benefits of routine exercise (I especially enjoy yoga) and a healthy diet. I’m not a stranger in the kitchen, and enjoy experimenting with new, healthy recipes.
I am also a big nerd for science (fiction and non-fiction), and never cease to be fascinated by how yesterday’s science fiction can become today’s reality. I also enjoy the benefits of routine chiropractic care, and educating others about how amazing and miraculous their bodies are if allowed to function at 100%. I feel very privileged to have a career where I am constantly challenged, and rewarded by helping others to be the best they can be.