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Chiropractor in Amherst | Our Chiropractic Team

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Two heads are better than one.” We’ve taken that to heart at Balanced Living Chiropractic Wellness. With multiple chiropractors on staff, you get the benefit of extra brainpower. Especially with difficult cases. Read more to find out how Amherst chiropractic can help you!


Amherst Chiropractor, Dr. Steve Niemiec

Dr. Steve Niemiec, DC

Dr. Steve Niemiec, DC

Becoming a high school teacher was not going to be enough… After student teaching and taking classes towards a masters degree in education, I kept thinking about how spinal adjustments helped me without drugs or surgery. I was working in one of Buffalo’s largest chiropractic offices. Week after week, I would teach health and wellness classes about how health and healing comes from within each and every one of us (an innate response), and yet Americans continue to look for outside quick fix remedies for health. Could I be the only one who experiences the side affects listed on the labels of medications? I kept thinking that chiropractic care has a positive side affect… improved function of the body… naturally. Read more…


Dr. Kevin Phalen, DC

Amherst Chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Phalen

Dr. Kevin Phalen, DC

I never really knew much about chiropractic care when I was younger, but I always like a more natural approach regarding my personal health… A native of Buffalo, I graduated Cum Laude from Canisius College in 1981 with a double major in Philosophy and Religious Studies. I was originally intending to enter the Seminary but was still uncertain at graduation, so I decided to take a year off and took a job in retail with the former Adam, Meldrum and Anderson Department Stores. Every one remembers AM&A’s and its slogan it’s AM&A’sing! With hard work and rapid promotions, I became the youngest General Manager in the company’s history. My favorite part of my fifteen years in retail management was always the close contact with people, both employees and customers. Read more…


Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, DC

Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek

Dr. Katelyn Niemiec-Klimek, DC

I was eight years old when I received my first Chiropractic adjustment; little did I know how such a small thing would change my life forever… Every Doctor and patient has their story on how they discovered Chiropractic, for me I do not know life without Chiropractic. I was eight years old when I received my first Chiropractic adjustment; little did I know how such a small thing would change my life forever. My parents were smart enough to take me to a see my first doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Todd Plinke, after being knocked around from a school bus accident. Since then I have continued care because of the great results I get anywhere from being stressed out from academic life, to improved physical well being. It became more than just a pain in my neck to overall body function, health and wellness. I’d realized that Health wasn’t about how you felt but how you function! It was after this at the age of twelve years, I decided to become a Chiropractor. I knew then I wanted to dedicate my life to teaching, and helping people realize how amazing their body is and how they can reach their health potential with Chiropractic care. Read more…


Dr. Justin Dritschel, DC

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Dr Justin Dritschel, DC

My name is Dr. Justin Dritschel, better known by our practice members as “Dr. Justin.” I am from Wilson, NY. I chose to become a chiropractor because far too many people look to manage their condition by masking their symptoms with prescription or non-prescription drugs rather than by correcting the root cause. My mission as a chiropractor is to clear interference throughout the nervous system in order to restore balance to the body. The body has a natural ability to heal itself provided the nervous system is free of any interference. My main focus is to restore the patient to an optimal level of health, allowing them to return to doing the things that they love the most. Read more …


Dr Kyle Clayton, DC

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Dr Kyle Clayton, DC

My name is Dr. Kyle Clayton, better known by practice members as “Dr. Kyle.” I went to Grand Island High School and continued my education at Michigan State University obtaining a Bachelors in Animal Science/ Pre-Vet. Upon graduation, I decided to pursue a career in the health care field. Growing up in a family with several health care professionals, I always had appreciation for them helping people and promoting health in individuals. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career that promotes wellness with a holistic approach.

I began to think back to how much my Chiropractor helped me after my injury while playing ice hockey for the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles. My cousin, who is a Chiropractor in Dallas, TX, encouraged me to shadow his office to see if being a Chiropractor was for me. I loved it! The wellness philosophy and learning about the body’s ability to heal itself fascinated me. The next day I took a tour of Parker University in Dallas to learn more about Chiropractic. After that I knew I wanted to be a Chiropractor and decided to apply. Read more…


Dr Deborah (Debbie) Backman, DC

Dr Deborah (Debbie) Backman, DC

Dr Deborah (Debbie) Backman, DC

It was senior year when my parents began asking what I had planned for after I graduated. I had no idea! I thought graduating with a Bachelor of Science would open many doors as that was a broad degree, but it did not help me pinpoint what door to go through. It was only when I was driving to go home one break I passed a “Chiropractor” sign and a seed was planted. I knew I wanted to get into the health field in some shape or form and after googling what exactly a chiropractor was, I figured it was an option. I looked up the nearest chiropractor to my school and shadowed him for one afternoon. I watched him do one adjustment and saw the relief on the patient’s face. I had not really thought about the body as a moving, functioning system in terms of joints and mobility. I had always though if it hurts, take an Advil or Tylenol and you’ll be fine. Chiropractic was a whole new field that had opened my eyes to an area of health that was holistic and natural. It was fate I should see a chiropractic sign just as I was ready to graduate from CCSU.Let me tell you a little about myself and how I came to be a chiropractor. Read more… 

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