Dr. Mark Yeager: A Trusted Chiropractic Physician

In business for more than 24 years, Yeager Chiropractic & Wellness is led by Dr. Mark Yeager:

He is a board certified Chiropractic Internist. Dr. Yeager received his Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (DABCI) following 4 years of additional study after chiropractic school. The DABCI program is one of the leading post-doctoral programs in the United States for training in modern medical diagnosis, functional medicine, clinical nutrition, and natural therapeutics.


Dr. Yeager’s Story as a Young Patient

I was always very active participating in sports at every opportunity. However, at 12 years of age I experienced low back pain that radiated to my leg. In the 8th grade, I injured my lower back in a fall during a soccer game at school. The timing of this injury was especially inconvenient as I was a first string guard on our school basketball team and was selected to compete in the League’s All-Star game. Unfortunately, this injury prevented me from participating and was a huge disappointment.

My parents took me to my pediatrician who referred me to an orthopedic surgeon and a neurologist. I underwent their exams including x-rays in the standard lying position. They found nothing and could offer no diagnosis. Their prescription was to take aspirin around the clock for 30 days and see if it would relieve the pain and give my body time to heal from the injury. A month later with no improvement in my condition, I returned to the orthopedic surgeon. He re-examined me and concluded he would need to take another x-ray of my spine after injecting radioactive material into my body. He found nothing, still had no diagnosis and his only solution was for me to rest and avoid strenuous physical activity for the summer.

As my high school freshman year began, I saw wrestling season fast approaching and I was still in pain with severe limitations with back movement. The orthopedic surgeon offered no diagnosis, direction or hope for improvement. His response to my continuing pain and movement restrictions was that sometimes it takes a few years! At 13 years of age and just starting high school, resting and avoiding physical activity was not an option for me.

His Education

National University of Health Sciences (Chicago, IL)

  • D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic)–1996
  • B.S. in Human Biology–1994
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists (D.A.B.C.I.)–2008

University of Florida

  • B.S. in Psychology–1992
  • Golden Key National Honor Society – 1992

Acupuncture Certifications

  • Fellowship in the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (F.I.A.M.A)–2012
  • Acupuncture–National University of Health Sciences–1996

His Chiropractic Experience

  • 1996-1998 in Sydney, NSW Australia
  • 1998–Present in Charlotte, NC

From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Yeager experienced a multidisciplinary approach to practicing where we worked with a family physician, a neurologist, and five internists. He has treated and supported many difficult cases such as:

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Colic
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Neuropraxia (Nerve Damage)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Allergies
  • Hip Impingement

His Professional Associations

  • American Chiropractic Association (ACA)–Member Since 12/01/2005
  • North Carolina Chiropractic Association (NCCA)–Member Since 12/01/2005
  • Council on Diagnosis and Internal Disorders (CDID)–Member Since 12/20/2007

His Core Values

  • Treat others as you want to be treated
  • Embrace quality care and quality service
  • Endeavor to seek advanced and innovative knowledge in the health field
  • Act with integrity and honesty
  • Take initiative and think laterally