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Dr. Erik Askeland, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic
Askeland Chiropractic and Acupuncture
Raleigh, NC

Education/Degrees Held:

Luther College – Decorah, IA

  • Bachelor of Science 1996-2000
  • Major: Biology Minor: Health

Palmer College of Chiropractic – Davenport, IA

  • Doctor of Chiropractic 2000-2004

Texas Chiropractic College – Acupuncture Society of America

  • Acupuncture License 2004
  • Fellow, Acupuncture Society of America

Special Honors Held:

-National Board Certified Chiropractor

-National Board Certified Physiotherapy

-Fellow Acupuncture Society of America Member

-Member of Palmer Chiropractic Alumni Assn.

-Member of Luther College Alumni Association

-Luther College Sigma Chi Theta Alumni

-Member of American Chiropractic Association

-Member of Pinnacle Management Group

-Dean’s List Palmer College (2000-2004)

Personal Goals:

DSC 6763 copyI feel that being a Doctor of Chiropractic gives me great personal satisfaction, and ability to reach out to so many people. I believe there is no other profession that would suit my personality and drive other than Chiropractic. There is a deep sense of personal accomplishment and satisfaction when a patient’s health and well-being is improved and restored through Chiropractic. I have great passion and pride for Chiropractic and through my practice I will be able to offer a caring and pleasant environment to help people reach their maximum health. I hope to educate the public regarding the profession of Chiropractic and how it can benefit every member of the community.

With a patient-focused approach, my practice is built on leadership, integrity, communication, and motivating employees to work well individually as well as within a team to ensure the highest quality patient care.

I want to take an opportunity to introduce a little about myself and answer some questions you might have about me. I grew up in Mason City, Iowa, where I was fortunate to have many great experiences and opportunities. I am grateful to have wonderful parents that instilled important values and life practices that have made me what I am today.

I was introduced to Chiropractic early in life from my Father’s best friend who was a Chiropractor. It was then that I began to understand how important the health and balance of the body was, and how Chiropractic allowed the body to achieve this. I knew that I wanted to become a Chiropractor even before I entered high school. I began preparing for my education and career with drive and determination to reach my goal.

In my free time I enjoy many activities, especially those including the outdoors. Golfing, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Boating, and Biking are just a few. I have played Hockey for over 20 years and continue to participate in men’s league teams. Outside of the physical activities, I also enjoy Traveling, Reading and Cooking.

I am proud to be a new resident of Raleigh for many reasons. The friendliness and warmth of the people here is awe-inspiring. The welcoming I have felt every time I visited Raleigh was inspirational. I am impressed with the progressiveness and growth of the city as well. Growth that is great for the community, yet still retaining the appeal of a good city atmosphere, with big city amenities and activities, as well as escapes to the beach and mountains! Raleigh will provide the quality of life and surroundings that I believe will be a great place to live, raise a family and allow me to become a member of a great community.

I look forward to being your Chiropractor!


Dr. Askeland’s Full Educational Course Listing:

The science of chiropractic requires emphasis on several branches of medical science, such as anatomy and physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques, and other subjects.

To graduate with a degree in chiropractic, each student must pass the critical and demanding National Board Examination. Then, doctors apply to yet another licensing board for additional training for an even more difficult test. Only after they successfully pass this test do they get the privilege of practicing chiropractic. Compared with a medical degree, chiropractic involves at least one hundred more class hours.

As such, chiropractic care is safe, not only because it has been tested by dozens of research studies that put it up against aspirin, muscle relaxants, and back surgery, but also because the doctors that practice chiropractic are very accomplished and comprehensively trained in their field of study. They know what they are doing and they want to help the patient feel their best.

First Trimester

Second Trimester

Third Trimester

Fourth Trimester

Fifth Trimester

Sixth Trimester

Seventh Trimester

Eighth Trimester

Ninth Trimester

Tenth Trimester

First Trimester (Term Code=51)

Course Name Credits
ANAT200 Neuroanatomy I 5
ANAT210 Spinal Anatomy I 2
ANAT202 Gross Anatomy I 6
ANAT208 Embryology 5
CBPM110 Rights & Responsibilities 1
LIBR110 Information Literacy 1
PHCH301 Biochemistry I 6
PHCH341 Fundamentals of Neurophysiology 3
PHIL111 Philosophy I 2
Total Credits 31

Second Trimester (Term Code = 52)

Course Name Credits
ANAT204 Gross Anatomy II 6
ANAT211 Spinal Anatomy II 5
PHCH305 Biochemistry II 5
PHCH331 Cellular Physiology 3
PHCH337 Neurophysiology 3
PHCH338 Endocrinology 3
PHIL112 Philosophy II 2
Total Credits 27

Third Trimester (Term Code = 61)

Course Name Credits
ANAT205 Organ Histology 5
ANAT206 Neuroanatomy II 5
PATH408 Fundamentals of Pathology 4
PATH415 Immunology & Communicable Diseases 3
PATH416 Microbiology 5
PHCH339 Cardiovascular Pulmonary Physiology (C-V-P Physiology) 4
PHCH342 Advanced Neurophysiology 2
TECH602 Palpation 2
Total Credits 30

Fourth Trimester (Term Code = 62)

Course Name Credits
PATH414 Public Health 3
PATH410 Systems Pathology 7
PHCH304 Digestive Physiology and Nutrition 3
PHCH340 Renal Physiology 3
PHIL113 Philosophy III 2
ROEN505 Radiology I-Introduction to Bone Imaging 6
TECH603 Toggle Recoil 5
TECH605 Instrumentation 2
Total Credits 31

Fifth Trimester (Term Code = 71)

Course Name Credits
DIAG707 Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis I 5
DIAG708 Physical Diagnosis 10
PATH413 Toxicology 3
REHB851 Physiotherapy I 4
ROEN506 Radiology II- Advanced Interpretation 4
TECH604 Cervical Technique 5
TECH613 Spinal Biomechanics 4
Total Credits 35

Sixth Trimester (Term Code = 72)

Course Name Credits
CLIN803 Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
DIAG703 Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis II 5
DIAG713 Obstetrics and Pediatrics 5
PHIL114 Philosophy IV 2
REHB852 Physiotherapy II 4
ROEN507 Radiology III Technology & Protection 6
TECH606 Thoraco Lumbar Technique 5
TECH612 Pelvic Technique 5
Total Credits 34

Seventh Trimester (Term Code = 81)

Course Name Credits
CBPM134 Chiropractic Practice Marketing 2
CLIN805 Clinical Methods 5
CLIN806 Emergency Procedures 3
DIAG705 Visceral Disorders & Laboratory Interpretation 5
DIAG716 Clinical Psychology 2
ROEN504 Radiology IVPositioning 5
TECH614 Technique Principles and Practice 5
TECH615 Extremity Adjusting 5
Total Credits 32

Eighth Trimester (Term Code = 82)

Course Name Credits
CBPM135 Financial Management Strategies 2
CLIN801 Legal Issues 2
CLIN816 Clinic I 14
CLIN820 Clinical Case Correlations I 3
DIAG717 Gender Related-Health 4
PHIL115 Philosophy V 4
ROEN508 Special Topics 2
Total Credits 31

Ninth Trimester (Term Code = 91)

Course Name Credits
CBPM137 Practice Management Strategies 4
CLIN802 Regulatory Issues 2
CLIN817 Clinic II 14
CLIN821 Clinical Case Correlations II 3
DIAG712 Geriatrics 2
PHIL116 Philosophy VI 2
RSCH841 Evidence Based Chiropractic 2
Total Credits 29

Tenth Trimester (Term Code = 92)

Course Name Credits
CBPM139 Planning for Practice Success 3
CLIN822 Clinical Case Correlations III 6
CLIN815 Clinic III 19
Total Credits 28