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Back Specialists

Are you looking for a Chiropractor near you in the Sioux Falls area? We know that choosing a chiropractor can be a big decision. It can even be frustrating if you don't know where to turn to for help. The good news is that you have found the right place.


Many of our patients were in the same situation as you and have found the help they needed with us. We pride ourselves on helping each of our patients feel better faster so they can get back to doing the things they love. We use a combination of cutting-edge chiropractic care, therapy, and rehabilitation designed to meet the needs of each patient.

Here at Back Specialists, we are the premier low-force chiropractors in Sioux Falls. For over 45 years our clinic director has utilized one technique on 100% of his patients. It's the Activator Method. The Activator Method, backed by clinical studies, supports its efficacy in treating musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. Our doctors practice the Activator Method because we know that low-force, pain-free care is what our patients prefer. As an added benefit, you can rest assured that we will take the time to explain why you are having pain and work to relieve the symptoms as quickly as possible.

Back Specialists is located at 5109 S. Crossing Place, Suite 1, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 605-361-1700 or click on the button below to get started.

Do You Accept My Insurance?

Most insurance plans are accepted at our office including auto accidents, worker's compensation, and personal injury patients. Some of the most common health insurance plans we accept are:

  • Avera

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

  • Sanford

  • Wellmark

  • Medicare


The list above is not exhaustive. Since there are so many plans and coverage varies widely, you can call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Our staff will verify and explain your benefits.

We are also participating providers with ChiroHealth USA which is a membership program that provides discounted chiropractic services for those who are uninsured or under-insured.


Click here to find out more about ChiroHealth USA.

Dr. Bruce Hagen

Sioux Falls Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Dr. Bruce Hagen is a 3rd generation chiropractor in a fourth generation family of 25+ chiropractors.  Dr. Hagen graduated from Dordt College with a BA and Westmar College with a BS. He received his doctorate in chiropractic from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1977.

Dr. Bruce Hagen is an Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator chiropractor (1 of 5 in the Sioux Empire) who has practiced for more than 35 years in the Sioux Falls area. Dr. Hagen has also served his profession in the following positions:

  • Board member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Chiropractic Research

  • Vice-President and President of the Northwest Iowa Chiropractic Society

  • Peer Review Committee chair for the Iowa Chiropractic Society

  • South Dakota Chiropractor’s Association Insurance Relations Chair

  • Managed Care Committee Chair, Marketing Committee Chair

  • Vice President, President, and Past President of the South Dakota Chiropractor’s Association

Dr. Bruce Hagen was awarded the prestigious “South Dakota Chiropractor of the Year” as chosen by his state peers.  He was also selected to participate as one of the initial 25 doctors in a pilot project for the “Best Practices of Chiropractic” initiated by NetCare  Administrators.  The research of this group will define the utilization and efficacy of chiropractic care in the future of healthcare delivery to patients across the United States.

Dr. Bruce shares his life in Sioux Falls with his wife, Elizabeth, 5 children, and 4 grandchildren.

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Dr. Chris Hagen

Sioux Falls Chiropractor

Dr. Chris Hagen is a 4th generation chiropractor in a family of 25+ chiropractors and has also joined Back Specialists, LLC in South Dakota.


Dr. Hagen graduated from Baylor University with his BA, studied abroad at Oxford University, Cambridge England and received his doctorate in chiropractic from the Parker College of Chiropractic in 2007.

  • Advanced Proficiency Rated Activator Practitioner (1 of 5 in the Sioux Empire)

  • Advanced Certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics (1 of 1 in a 190 mile radius of Sioux Falls)


He successfully practices other manual chiropractic techniques; Diversified, Thompson Drop technique, and Upper Cervical.  Dr. Chris adds access to manual therapy as well as rehabilitation to his patient care regimen.


Dr. Chris has a passion for nutrition and has advanced training in nutritional counseling and weight loss management.

He lives in Sioux Falls with his wife, Ashley and two children.

The Truth About Chiropractic

Chiropractic Myths vs Facts

There are a lot of unfounded myths about chiropractic. Most of them come from people who are unfamiliar with the ideas and practices behind chiropractic.

Myth #1: Spinal adjustments are painful.

Fact #1: Immediately following a spinal adjustment, many patients feel relief. Misalignment in the spine can cause pain not only in the neck and back but also in other parts of the body. Once the spine is properly aligned, that pain is often relieved.


Myth #2: Chiropractors are not real doctors.


Fact #2: Chiropractors, in addition to undergraduate studies, have to endure several years of rigorous training in their field. Upon completion of their training program, chiropractors must also complete hundreds of hours of clinical practice under a licensed chiropractor.


To become licensed, chiropractors must test and register with their state board of Chiropractic, similar to medical doctors. Chiropractors attend schools which are accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.


Myth #3: Chiropractic is costly.


Fact #3: When compared with Western medical care, Chiropractic is far less expensive. In cases of worker’s compensation, chiropractic care can cost half as much as traditional medical care, and it treats the source of the problem instead of just the pain. Because of this, in the long run, patients often end up needing less chiropractic care than traditional Western medicine.


Myth #4: You don’t need to visit a chiropractor, you can just adjust your own spine.

Fact #4: Attempting to adjust your own alignment is not only ineffective, but it can also be quite dangerous. If you’re not familiar with the different muscles and nerves in your spine, you can end up seriously injuring yourself. It’s best to consult a licensed chiropractor for any back or neck pain you experience.

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