Dr Richard Record MChiro BSc (Hons) D.C.
Dr Richard is the clinic director and principal chiropractor at Exeter Chiropractor.
Richard specialises in lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica and disc complaints. He is licensed to take and read x-rays and refer for all imaging including MRI and CT scans.
Richard’s journey towards becoming a chiropractor started in 1998 after completing his first degree in Applied Biology. Studying biology Richard discovered that he was particularly interested in the subjects of human anatomy, neurology and physiology. However, without an obvious career path on completing university Richard started working as an IT consultant in the area of web development.
During this time as an IT consultant, in his early 20's Richard started getting neck pain, headaches and pain in his right arm. A friend recommended that he should see a chiropractor and following his consultation it was explained that these symptoms were all related to a mountain bike accident Richard had when he was 15. Coming off the mountain bike and landing directly on his head had caused a neck injury, a bit like a whiplash injury, Richard had essentially misaligned several of the vertebrae in his neck. These vertebral misalignment's were then starting to 'pinch' nerves causing the neck pain, headaches and pain in the arms.
Chiropractic treatment resolved the complaint where painkillers had only previously been masking the problem and an important lesson was learned - treating the underlying cause of pain is the route to sorting out the problem!
THE EXETER CHIROPRACTOR
Inspired by the results of chiropractic care Richard knew exactly what he wanted to do. Richard gave up his IT consultant job and went back to university, embarking on a 5-yr Master of Chiropractic (MChiro) course at the prestigious Anglo-European Chiropractic College.
Having worked in various other chiropractic clinics, Richard returned to his home county of Devon where he started the Exeter Chiropractor clinic in 2010. His aim is to bring the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care to the area, providing the best non-surgical treatment possible.
Richard lives in Exeter with his wife Sarah, a nurse at the RD&E hospital, daughter Lily (age 9) and son Max (age 7).
In his spare time you will find Richard out on his road bike or mountain bike and he is a founding member of Exeter Cycling Club. In 2019 Richard completed his first 100-mile cycle ride, the Nello 100 mile ride in support of the local Force charity. Richard is also a keen skier and snowboarder.