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Meet Dr. Jim Davis

Getting People Well for Two Decades

Dr. JimBrainerd families have had the privilege of having their health needs taken care of by Dr. Jim, following the opening of his practice, Live Well Chiropractic, in 1997. Since that time, he has been offering high-quality wellness care to people from all walks of life, with a special emphasis on the specific needs of children and pregnant moms.

Becoming a Chiropractic Advocate

“When I was a high school senior and heavily involved in football, I was told by a cardiologist that I had a heart condition called Idiopathic Benign Paroxysmal Tachycardia, which meant that my heart rate would sometimes jump to 150 to 200 beats per minute. Extensive testing indicated that I was very healthy with no apparent reason to support the spikes in heart rate, yet my doctor told me I’d have to be on three medications for the rest of my life if I wanted to live. This shook my confidence in medicine. My doctor had no real explanation as to why I should heed this advice.”

At the time, Dr. Jim had planned on becoming a medical doctor. During his pre-med studies at the University of Duluth, he was assigned to complete a research paper on an alternative health field. The field he chose was chiropractic, and after extensive investigation and personal observation at several chiropractic offices he made a life-altering decision to become a chiropractor. Dr. Jim went on to complete an additional four years of postgraduate study to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic.

Developing a Passion for Clinical Excellence

Dr. Jim’s thirst for knowledge has resulted in countless hours of postgraduate education in order to better serve the needs of his patients, including

  • Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatrics from The Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.
  • Chiropractic Wellness Certification through the International Chiropractic Association’s Council on Wellness Science.
  • Certification and Advanced Training in Whiplash and Brain Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
  • Certified Chiropractic Spinal Trauma Certification (CCST)from the International Chiropractic Association(He is one of only 600 chiropractors in the world to have achieved 120 hours of study in this specialty field.)
  • Certification in Biomechanics of low speed impacts and injury mechanics from the University of California Riverside


Pregnant woman with daughter

Increasing Knowledge in Pediatric and Pregnancy Care

Almost from the moment he entered practice, Dr. Jim noticed that chiropractic care delivered remarkable results in children in a very short period. He realized the benefits of changing someone’s heath potential at an early age. Knowing the fun that children brought to his practice, he decided to increase his knowledge of pediatrics and pregnancy as they related to chiropractic and holistic health.

Dr. Jim embarked upon a three-year postgraduate program through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, resulting in a Diplomate Degree in Pediatrics in 2004. He’s only one of 250 chiropractors in the United States to obtain this prestigious certification.

Giving Back to Others

Dr. Jim has spent a lot of time over the years supporting the local Jaycee’s organization, and in 2002 chaired the committee for the annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza, which is the largest nonprofit ice fishing competition in the world, often drawing up to 10,000 participants.

He is also a member of the chamber of commerce and an active member of his church. In 2007, in recognition of his character and community contribution, Dr. Jim was also given the Upstanding Young Citizen Award and was named as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans.

Staying Active in Brainerd

The entire Davis family loves the outdoors. They make it a priority to spend time together fishing, hiking, camping, skiing, boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding and golfing. Dr. Jim also tries to be the best dad he can be to his sons Jonah and Cullen by putting aside the time to stay involved in their activities.

Dr. Jim helps so many families to stay healthy and thrive. Contact us today and schedule an appointment at our friendly office!


Dr. Jim Davis | (218) 454-5483