Dr. Shane graduated summa cum laude from Life Chiropractic College-West in 1985 and is licensed in Wyoming and Montana. He earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University in 1981. Dr. Shane was born and raised in the Bay Area of California and received is Doctor of Chiropractic degree there. Upon graduation, he was offered a prestigious position with one of the leading doctors in the profession. Accepting the position would have meant staying in California. With two small children in his growing young family, Dr. Shane and his wife Michell were looking for a better place to raise their family and found the beautiful small town of Cody, WY. This has been home since that time where they raised all four of their children.
What drew Dr. Shane to the chiropractic profession was the fact that our bodies are designed to be self healing. Rather than impose drugs upon the body and go down the path of risky surgeries, he wanted to help his patients regain their health, well-being and vitality by finding and fixing whatever was in the way of that healing potential. Finding the root of problems and correcting neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction has been his passion and has helped many thousands enjoy pain free living.
As powerful as chiropractic is for handling back and neck pain, there would be cases that didn’t respond as hoped and would have to be referred for medical pain management and surgery. These were almost always spinal disc problems. Bulging discs, herniated discs, “slipped” discs in the lower back or neck. Often, there would be pain radiating down an arm or a leg and sometimes numbness, tingling or weakness. His only choice was to refer these people for surgery and hope for the best.
In 2006, as his frustration about these toughest cases grew, he learned of a new cutting edge technology called Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. This scientific breakthrough promised an 86-92 percent success rate for herniated disc WITHOUT surgery! This sounded too good to be true. How could something work so well for the worst, most painful cases?
Dr. Shane investigated this new technology and found that there was no down side. In other words, no one got worse. Even if it worked only half as good as the science claimed, it would be an amazing tool. Encouraged, he made the commitment to bring the technology to Cody as the first doctor in the state to offer Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression.
Dr. Shane brings over 35 years of experience treating spine related complaints. He has advanced training in spinal decompression, posture correction, neurological rehabilitation, extremities, functional medicine, laser therapy and clinical nutrition.
He is part of the Disc Centers of America family of clinics across the country offering state of the art customized care for neck and back conditions, often when everything else has failed and the patient is facing surgery.
In his personal life he enjoys snowboarding, backpacking, fly fishing and being a grandpa.