Hi there! I'm Dr. Nichole Nygren
I'm a 2nd generation chiropractor.
This means I feel very blessed that my father, Dr. Terry Rainey, was a chiropractor before me. I'm so thankful he led me into this great healing profession and taught me so many things.
I'm the first and only female chiropractor in Van Wert.
Fresh out of high school people would ask what I wanted to do and I would say "I want to become a chiropractor." And they would notoriously respond, "Aren't you too little to be a chiropractor?"
Fortunately, I'm very determined. I proceeded to become Valedictorian of my undergraduate class, earned my Bachelor of Nutrition, and graduated Suma Cum Laude with my Doctor of Chiropractic, both from Life University. I'm so glad I did. I love being a chiropractor.
Now over 20 years into a successful practice of adjusting patients of all sizes, I still get some patients that are shocked at just how mighty my hands are.
I'm the only doctor in Van Wert certified to practice acupuncture.
In 2008 I finished my acupuncture diplomate after taking 300 hours of acupuncture classes and passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Acupuncture Examination. And I'm so glad I did. I love acupuncture. I hope you will too!
I love my family.
Happily married for over 25 years to my high school sweetheart Adam, I love the life we created. We have two beautiful children. Savannah is our youngest and she is currently attending Bowling Green State University, pursuing social work and counseling. Our oldest is Tyler and I'm very happy to say he decided to become a chiropractor too! I will let you read more about him in his bio! We are extremely blessed to have two great kids!
I'm thankful to be healthy and active.
When I'm not in the office you'll find me out walking my dogs, biking, or running. In fact, I've been known to run a marathon or two! I've come to also really enjoy gardening, growing flowers and making backyard bouquets, many of which you will see in the office during summer months. I also love decorating. My husband and I completely remodeled the office ourselves in 2019.
I love being a member of the Van Wert community. And I look forward to serving you!
To describe my style, most would say I have a more gentle touch. I spend time loosening up the surrounding muscles first, always finding those tender trigger points you didn't realize you had. Then with a subtle thrust or twist I move spinal segments right into place (no matter how big or small you are!)
Many times I use the moveable drop pieces in the table to assist moving a spinal segment. If you do not like the traditional twisting of your neck or lower back for an adjustment, no worries, this style is for you!
Each visit I not only check your spine, but also your knees, feet, hips, shoulders, elbows and hands! Pretty much any joint that hurts, I can check it out and work on it.
I enjoy working on all patients whether you are elderly, pregnant, a teen or an adult. I also have a motherly touch when working on babies and kids!
My techniques & tools
Just like styles, we all have different techniques and tools that we favor. I personally like to perform my adjustments using my hands (vs. an instrument), although for certain cases I may use what's called an activator tool. My technique is technically called a full spine method utilizing Thompson drop. I also use a portable drop piece for adjusting all other joints called extremities.
For acupuncture, I utilize the Meridia Technology AcuGraph to test your energy meridians. This computer system generates a report and analysis, and gives you a great visual of the meridian imbalances in your body and how it relates to your symptoms.
I have a gentle method for inserting acupuncture needles as well. Most can barely feel anything going in, so no need to worry!