Dr. James Pietrek

Quick Bio

The Pietrek Family:

Wonderful Wife, Kim; Train-Loving Son, Brooks; and Lovely Little Liv


Dr. Pietrek completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota and San Diego State University. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 2004 (Bloomington, MN). He is constantly studying to continue learning more so he can always do his best for his patients.


Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, he moved to the San Diego Area to be closer to his family after briefly being separated due to job transfers.

For Fun:

Dr. Pietrek enjoys watching football and hockey (go Ducks!); singing karaoke with his family; wrestling, swimming and making videos with his son; and going for walks with his wife and daughter.

Why He Become a Chiropractor:

In the eighth grade, James was informed that he had scoliosis, which is a curvature of the spine that can cause a multitude of problems. The curves in his spine continued to get worse for several years. The pain he experienced often made it difficult to focus in school and limited his ability to play in the sports he loved. Doctors were considering surgery to correct his spine, but just after graduating high school a friend referred him to a chiropractor. After the chiropractor was able to help him so much, Dr. Pietrek decided to study to become a chiropractor himself to help others get out of pain without medication, needle injections, surgery or therapy.



Learn more about Dr. James Pietrek and why he decided to become a chiropractor in this short video.