About Us

James G. Halvorson, DC, DACAN

I am an evidence-based chiropractor specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal, functional spinal and extremity disorders. I utilize the Diversified and Activator Techniques as well as myofascial release and electrical muscle stimulation.  I also encourage life-time home stretching, strengthening and stabilization exercises and daily myofascial techniques using tennis balls, softballs, and foam rollers.

I graduated summa cum laude in 1984 from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a degree in Biology and minors in Chemistry and English and then graduated with highest honors from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, Minnesota in 1987. I completed a two year post-graduate neurology program at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1992—earning the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Academy of Neurology (DACAN).

My wife, Dr. Paula, and I established and operated Halvorson Chiropractic Clinic in Black Mountain, NC for 14 years (2000-2014). I have also worked for several large medical groups in my career: Harriman Jones Medical Group in Long Beach, CA (1989-2000), Parkway Medical Group in Asheville, NC (2010-2012), Ignite Rx Medical Fitness in Temecula, CA (2014-2016), and Temecula Valley Advanced Medicine in Murrieta, CA (2015-2016).

I love working and collaborating care within a multi-disciplinary medical group setting and am thrilled to continue that endeavor as part of the health care team at Neighborhood Healthcare (NHC) in Escondido, CA.  At NHC, we offer primary care medical services, chiropractic, and acupuncture.  We are committed to helping people achieve and maintain optimal health.

Paula Halvorson, DC

Dr. Paula attended the University of Minnesota, then Mankato State University.  She also graduated with highest honors from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1987.  Paula has worked in several chiropractic clinics and has also worked within the medical group setting: at Harriman Jones Medical Group in Long Beach, CA and currently, at Neighborhood Healthcare (Prenatal Clinic) in Escondido, CA.  In addition, she was in private practice and managed Halvorson Chiropractic Clinic for 14 years.