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Derek Tenckhoff, D.C.

Dr. Tenckhoff has been involved in Chiropractic since he was born. He received his first adjustment from his father hours after being born. Growing up he competed in sports including: wrestling, judo, MMA, swimming, and baseball. Chiropractic adjustments helped to keep him healthy and at the top of his game. His passion for chiropractic began when he took more interest in his father's career as a chiropractor.

He observed how patients would come to his father after seeing multiple doctors and being told that surgery was their only option. However, these patients would give his father a chance, and would be healed, no longer needing surgery. He knew then that chiropractic was what he wanted to do. He received his Bachelors in Psychology from Chico State University and his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He is eager to help and serve as many people in his community as he can.



The Cox Technique Named after its developer, James M. Cox DC DACBR, Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression is a gentle, non-force chiropractic adjusting approach. 63.7% of chiropractic physicians report using flexion-distraction in their practices. Dr. Tenckhoff offers this highly-effective spinal manipulation and decompression technique, a combination of chiropractic and osteopathic principles. This combination offers a non-surgical alternative to a more intrusive surgery for relief of pain in the neck, arm, back, and leg, especially for the 1 in 4 patients who are 95% of the cost of healthcare dollars for back pain: the disc herniation and stenosis cases. Cox Technic's effectiveness for these more complex conditions makes it a great approach for less complex conditions of back and neck pain as well.

What to expect


Whether you prefer gentle "light" adjustments or traditional "diversified" adjustments, Dr. Tenckhoff utilizes the full range of care. This often includes the Cox Technique which is the most researched and safe treatment in chiropractic today. The spinal and extremity adjustments are geared to your body and your preference. Many people have found what works for them with other chiropractors. Others have had too much or too little treatment. Treatment in our office is a blend of old and new for the maximum relief possible, and always with your safety and health in mind. This starts with the best examination and diagnosis prior to any treatment.  

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