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Meet Dr. Chris Pischel

Changing to a Career in Chiropractic

Chiropractor Fargo, Dr. Christopher PischelIt wasn’t in Dr. Chris’s original plans to become a chiropractor. He had intended on becoming an ophthalmologist right up through his final year at North Dakota State University. When he experienced back issues, his girlfriend at the time, now wife, suggested that he see Dr. Jake Grinaker at Strive Chiropractic, a native to her hometown of Detroit Lakes.

After his chiropractic experience, Dr. Chris was intrigued. He didn’t know until then, that the body could heal itself without needing any medications. The more natural approach appealed to him so much that it shifted his entire perspective about health care. “I wanted to provide the same care to others.”

Learning and Growing His Skills

To earn a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Chris attended Northwestern Health Sciences University. During his last semester, he interned at Strive Chiropractic. Having Dr. Jake as a mentor and surrounding himself with like-minded people helped him form his practice philosophy. Upon completion of his internship, he officially joined the team at Strive Chiropractic in Detroit Lakes.

Dr. Chris is passionate about continuing to learn and providing the best care to his patients. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Epic Pediatrics. As a member of Epic, he has weekly trainings in pediatric, prenatal, and family wellness chiropractic.
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Enjoying Life in Our Community

Outside of chiropractic, Dr. Chris loves to spend time with his beautiful wife Kensie, their puppy, and family or friends. They enjoy going on walks, cooking healthy meals, and going to the gym. During our short summer, they make the most of the weather and love to go to the lake.

It’s important to Dr. Chris to be involved in our community. He is a member of the Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Lakes Breakfast Rotary Club.

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