Carrie Rengers

Chiropractic care inspires veteran to open his own west-side clinic

Ryan Simpson
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He may not have Fried Pies like his fellow future tenant at Northwest Centre, but Ryan Simpson has his own interesting story of how he came to open his chiropractic clinic that’s now at 13th and Tyler.

After getting out of the Army, Simpson worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and simultaneously went to college.

During that time, one of his daughters was born six weeks prematurely. Simpson says she received excellent care while in the hospital but still had respiratory issues once she was released. A pediatric chiropractor was able to help her, he says.

“She got better.”

He says that “sparked an interest.”

Chiropractic treatment also helped Simpson, who was a paratrooper in the Army.

“I had some knee injuries.”

He says it’s helped with other things, too.

It “has been wonderful for my family as a whole,” Simpson says. “Next thing I know, I’m leaving my job and going to chiropractic school.”

Now, he’s opened Back to Life Chiropractic and Acupuncture in 1,225 square feet at Northwest Centre.

“For me, the idea of getting someone back to their daily life is really important,” Simpson says. “Health problems can completely consume someone.”

Simpson grew up a mile from the center.

“I have loved this area my whole life.”

Simpson says he likes that Occidental Management, the Northwest Centre developer, also has the new Tyler Pointe development across the street. Then there’s the new Interstate 235 on-off ramp, too. Simpson says Occidental chairman and CEO Gary Oborny also has helped him with everything a first-time business owner needs “to get rocking and rolling.”

“All of those things played a big role in us being here.”

Simpson opened Feb. 1 and is pleased that patients are already coming in.

“I can’t imagine doing anything different.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers