Dr. Corey Neill is the owner and founder of Tuscaloosa Chiropractic which offers an all-natural approach to wellness for the entire family. They specialize in providing quality care for the whole family by offering low force techniques that are safe for all ages, in addition to offering traditional chiropractic methods.
Dr. Neill knows the potential of specific adjustments and the innate power of the body to heal itself when functioning properly. He believes his job in providing quality healthcare is to ensure that each patient is given the opportunity to experience a greater quality of life.
We took a few minutes to talk with Dr. Neill about how Tuscaloosa Chiropractic is #empoweringtuscaloosa, his experiences as a young new business owner and what advice he shares for others.
What motivated and inspired you to start your own business? Before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic, I worked several different jobs that I learned a lot from. However, most of my previous occupations whether it was working as an EMT or in the restaurant industry, motivated me to find a field where I could be my own boss. I didn’t just want to make my own hours or simply be in charge. I wanted the freedom to do things differently.
Tell us about your business? Tuscaloosa Chiropractic, LLC is an all-natural approach to wellness for the entire family with an emphasis on pediatric and prenatal care. While Chiropractic has long been known for pain management, we focus extensively on improving the quality of life for our patients. For some this involves pain reduction/resolution while for others it involves a holistic approach to reaching their optimal level. Our office combines the assurance of up-to-date techniques with the comfort of a “Mom and Pop” business approach.
Are there any specific awards, certifications or accomplishments you’d like to highlight? My wife and I are both graduates of The University of Alabama and Palmer College of Chiropractic. I am a member of the Sacro Occipital Research Society International, The Chiropractic Society of Alabama and The West Alabama Chamber of Commerce.
What has been your biggest challenge so far? Starting a business from the ground up has had several challenges from start-up financing; establishing office flow protocols; bringing in new patients – every day is a challenge, but that’s what makes it worthwhile. Going through the struggle to get to this point pales in comparison to difference we are able to make in our patients’ lives.
How did you overcome these challenges? Faith and hard work. There were plenty of job offers available for a young chiropractor that were extremely tempting, especially for one who has a family to support. Fortunately, my wife and I both felt divinely led to open our own clinic in the town where we met, just minutes from where I grew up. Feeling confident that we were doing something for a greater purpose than ourselves has made it easy(er) to keep our chin up during the difficult times.
How do you distinguish yourself from competitors? Chiropractors are not in competition with other chiropractors. While there are many different techniques and styles available, I would not consider myself at competition with anyone until every person in the area has experienced their first adjustment. With that being said, many of our patients describe the care we provide as professional and personal – two qualities that are vitally important when choosing a care provider.
What is the best advice you’ve received lately? Persevere. Dr. Daryl Brown who recently retired after working at his own clinic for over 30 years encouraged me to do whatever it takes to make it through the initial months or even years necessary to build a successful practice. 12 months later I can see what he meant much more clearly.
What is a good book or article you’ve read lately? http://www.acatoday.org/Patients-Why-Choose-Chiropractic-Chiropractic-and-the-Opioid-Epidemic “There is a growing body of research that validates the effectiveness of chiropractic services, leading many respected health care organizations to recommend chiropractic and its drug-free approach to pain relief.” While I do not consider Chiropractic to be simply about pain management, the potential for finding a realistic solution to a growing opioid problem and being a part of that solution is truly inspiring. Just this week a patient of mine informed that since beginning care, he has been able to go several days without taking any pain medication for the first time since being involved in a motor vehicle accident in 1985! Just imagine the difference this could have made in his life if he were sent first to a Doctor of Chiropractic 30 years ago.
Is there anything you’re currently looking for help with for your business? We are always looking for more ways to get involved with our community, whether that means volunteering, being a vendor at special events, or just speaking to a class/group about the benefits of Chiropractic.
Are there any promotions you’d like people in Tuscaloosa to know about? We offer free consultations to all new patients. I’ve never felt right charging someone just to sit and talk about whether or not I can help them. Special Promotion: Next week is National #NursesWeek, and we want to extend our gratitude to those who serve tirelessly every day. From May 6-12 any nurse who schedules an appointment will receive a FREE consultation and exam! Just bring in your work badge or other proof of employment at your appointment. Even if you cannot make it in during that week, just call and set up an appointment during our regular office hours before May 31st to receive your free consult and exam.
Where are you located? 2110 McFarland BLVD E Suite E (The Landing Center office buildings directly behind Olive Garden)
What’s the best way to reach your business? You name it! Our phone number is (205) 462-3384 and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also active on our Facebook page and you can send us a message there (Tuscaloosa Chiropractic, LLC) or just come by the office during business hours.