Health First Chiropractic

Unlocking Your Wellness Potential

with Precision Upper Cervical Care


Health 1st Chiropractic

Achieve lasting relief and transform your well-being with expert chiropractic care. Dr. David Croxford and the team at Health First Chiropractic in Puyallup, WA, provide solutions tailored to your needs. Whether you seek recovery from injury, a way to manage pain, or to simply elevate your health, we offer proven, natural methods to help you reach your goals.

Elevate Your Health with

Precise Upper Cervical Care

At Health First Chiropractic, we understand the delicate balance of your upper spine and its profound impact on your overall well-being. Our expert adjustments optimize this pivotal area, empowering your body to heal and function at its best. Rediscover lasting comfort and vitality through the transformative power of Upper Cervical Care.

We Accept

Most Insurance Plans


Conditions That Respond Favorably to Upper Cervical Chiropractic:


& Migraines



& Tingling


Text Neck


and more!


Dr. David Croxford

Dr. David Croxford received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg South Carolina, and has been in private practice in Puyallup, Washington for 10+ years.

Dr. Croxford is passionate about Upper Cervical Chiropractic. He has taken over two hundred and fifty hours of advanced training in the upper cervical spine. He is a member of the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society, Sherman College of Chiropractic Alumni Association, Washington State Chiropractic Association, International Chiropractic Association Council on Upper Cervical Care, as well as with the Boy Scouts of America. He is the Advisory Committee Chair for the Massage Studies Program at Clover Park Technical School in Lakewood, Washington.

Freedom From

Chronic Pain is Possible


Life Without Neck Pain

It's possible.

Imagine a life without that nagging ache in your neck. You can turn your head freely, sleep soundly, and finally focus on enjoying your life – not on your pain. Dr. David Croxford understands the debilitating frustrations of neck pain. His targeted chiropractic treatments address the source of discomfort in your upper cervical spine, helping your body heal and restoring comfortable movement.


Headaches Go Away

Say goodbye to endless medication

cycles and their side effects.

Health First's comprehensive approach targets the root causes of your headaches. Experience the difference with precise adjustments, soothing massage therapy, and tailored lifestyle plans designed to keep those triggers in check. Lasting headache relief through safe, natural solutions that empower your body to heal is what you'll discover here.


Lasting Back Pain Relief

Discover a powerful alternative to endless medications. Our proven chiropractic methods target the root causes of your back pain,

not just the symptoms.

Experience the difference as precise adjustments improve spinal alignment, while massage and therapeutic exercises support your healing process.

Live a life free from the

limitations of back pain – naturally.

have you been hurt in a

work related or auto accident?

You're in the Right Place.

Don't underestimate the impact of hidden injuries. If pain persists after an accident, work strain, or sports incident, we can help. As Pacific Northwest experts in the Blair Technique, we pinpoint the root cause of your discomfort. This specialized method focuses on your upper spine, where precise adjustments optimize brain-body communication for natural, lasting healing. Experience the transformative power of a well-aligned nervous system.

Vehicle Injury Treatment

It’s not uncommon for people to experience muscle and joint pain after an auto accident. Auto accidents can cause muscle strains, dislocated bones and joints, torn ligaments, and other musculoskeletal injuries. An evaluation from our Puyallup chiropractor can determine the type of injury you have so you can get treatment. These FAQs from Health First Chiropractic explain more about auto injuries & how chiropractic care can help.

Personal Injury Treatment

Personal injuries and accidents are a part of everyday life. Whether you're involved in an auto accident, slip and fall, or suffered another personal injury, these can all lead to acute and chronic pain. At Health First Chiropractic in Puyallup, Dr. Croxford and our professional staff are here to help you overcome personal injuries and pain. We know how important proper treatment and documentation are for your personal injury case. We'll help you throughout your recovery process, ensuring long-term pain relief & improved range of motion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions can be treated?

At Health First Chiropractic, along with specific chiropractic adjustments, we treat a broad range of conditions including:

  • Headaches & Migraines

  • Ménière's Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Vertigo, Dizziness

  • Neck pain

  • Neuropathy

  • Back/lower back and knee pain

  • Personal Injury

  • Auto Accident Injury

Don't see your condition listed above? We still may be able to treat it! Schedule a free consultation and our welcoming staff will assist further.

What can I expect with my first visit?

From first consultation, we lay the foundation of what is required for each clients unique needs. We take time to understand every individual first and foremost. We then approach the following treatments in three phases:

In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .

Phase 1 - Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our Puyallup chiropractic office, our first objective is to help you reduce pain and start feeling better as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition which is causing your pain, it is typical for a patient to need chiropractic care or adjustments 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.

Phase 2 - Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Phase 3 - Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing back pain or other pain symptoms, it is important to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.

What services are offered?

We provide:

Chiropractic adjustments: An adjustment to the spine and/or other joints to reduce pain and improve mobility

Corrective exercises: To help promote healing and to strengthen your muscles.

Both treatments are used with precision and tailored to each client's specific needs. Treatments are tailored to you, so you can gain the relief needed to better enjoy life again.

Is Health First Chiropractic the right fit for me?

If you've been suffering from back or neck pain, headaches, sciatica, shoulder or knee pain, or other musculoskeletal issues, then chances are that we can help!

Our experienced team of chiropractors has helped many individuals gain relief from their ailments. Whether it's through spinal manipulation, corrective exercises, or some other form of treatment, we can customize a plan to help you get back to feeling your best.

What payment options are available to me?


Most insurance plans

Auto accident, personal injury and 3rd Party cases that have resulted in back/neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions.


Chiropractic coverage may vary by insurance agency; please call to find out if your plan covers care in our office. We are happy to verify and explain benefits at no charge!

No Insurance:

We aim to make the benefits of chiropractic care and adjustments accessible to a vast range of individuals and budgets.

For patients with little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, we can assist by arranging a flexible payment program that fits your budget.

Family Plans:

In an effort to make living the wellness lifestyle as easy and affordable as possible, we can create a customized family chiropractic plan that is specific to you and your family's needs.

Health on a Budget:

If you feel you do not have enough time or resources to tend to your health needs, please contact us at  (253) 256-4818 -- we can help! 

Your health is our priority, we'll go above and beyond to help both new and existing patients receive treatment before reaching a point of crisis.

1420 3rd St SE Ste 202 | Puyallup, WA 98372