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David Merchant, DC

Dr. David Merchant, Chiropractor in Tempe AZ Dr. David M. Merchant received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in 1991. After he and his parents were helped by a chiropractor for neck and back conditions, he became interested in a career as a chiropractor. In 1997, he received his Doctorate degree from Life Chiropractic College West. He has since received post graduate certification in acceleration/deceleration trauma and cervical whiplash injuries from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego in 2000. Dr Merchant is also certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia.


  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Life West Chiropractic College, San Lorenzo, California - 6/97
  • Bachelor of Science - Arizona State University - 6/92
    Major: Criminal Justice Minor: Chemistry
    Member - Sigma Pi Fraternity


  • Massage Therapist, 9/97-11/99 Independent Contractor
  • Coyote Chiropractic & Wellness Center, PC 11/15/99 - present - Tempe & Phoenix, AZ
    • Multidisciplinary practice: chiropractic, naturopathy, massage & rehabilitation
    • Patient base includes professional, collegiate and high school athletes; personal injury & workers compensation cases; family care for all ages, prevention and wellness care
    • Served as The Official Chiropractor of the Phoenix Coyote's NHL Hockey Team

Licenses & certifications

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners - Parts I - IV
  • Physiotherapy - State and Nationally certified
  • State licenses held - Arizona
  • Spine Research Institute of San Diego
  • American Heart Association: CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Leadership, activities, and membership

  • Arizona Association of Chiropractic (AAC) - member
    District Delegate (Arizona Legislative Districts 16) 2004 - present

Continuing development

  • The Shoulder Made Simple - 7/03, Phoenix, AZ
    Seminar designed to cover evaluation and management of common soft tissue shoulder injuries
  • Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) - 4/01
    Vista Health Care Surgery Center & Hospital, Pasadena, TX
    American Academy of Manual and Physical Medicine
    Certification course expanding me primary role of chiropractic to relieve those suffering chronic and recurrent back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, fibroblastic proliferative changes, chronic muscle spasm, unresolved headaches (of non-organic origin) and disc hemiations. The course of study included didactic lecture, literature review, hospital protocol & clinical proctorship leading to certification in MUA, hospital protocol, operating room procedures & hospital staff privileges. MUA has been proven to be gentle, safe and highly effective when properly screened. Medications are administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.
  • Spine Research Institute of San Diego - 8/00
    Advanced study in the diagnosis and clinical management of cervical acceleration and deceleration traumas
    Master certification in whiplash injuries

Interests & abilities

  • Playing hockey, Golf, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and jet skiing
    Enjoying time with my family

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Coyote Chiropractic and Wellness Center, P.C. is the best at what they do and make you feel right at home.

Tempe, AZ

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