Meet Dr. John Nowak

I was born and raised in Buffalo. I went to St. Bernard's grammar school, South Park High School, and Erie Community College. I decided to further my studies and went to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa, and graduated with honors. Even though I was going to college in Iowa, my heart was always with the intention of going back to Buffalo to practice chiropractic . I started as a chiropractor in Buffalo 1981.

I enjoy tennis, billiards, chess, weightlifting, and martial arts. I found out that with nutrition, exercise, and chiropractic is the key to wellness.

Dr. Nowak is a 1980 Palmer Graduate with over 30 years experience!


SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Clinic Director, Chiropractor, Nowak Chiropractic, Buffalo, New York, 1982 - Present

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Doctor of Chiropractic, Licensed in the State of New York, License #X2742, 1981 - Present

Doctorate of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, 1980

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part I, 1979

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Part II, 1979

Associate Degree in Science in Biology, Erie Community College, Williamsville, New York, 1976

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Mastering The Disc, Mechanical Assessment of the Spine and Extremities, New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, NY 11756, 2015

Evidence-Based Practice and the Orthopedic Clinical Examination,the integration of the best available research evidence and one’s clinical expertise with the patient’s values, D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York 14201, 2014

The Neurologic Basis For Chiropractic Care, Factors that influence the perception of pain, D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York 14201, 2014

MRI and Post-Traumatic Upper Cervical Subluxation, A case Report series, New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York 11756, 2013

Cervical Spine Care, An evidence based approach to whiplash related disorders and cervical radiculopathy. D’Youville College, Buffalo, New York, 2013

Medical Record Documentation, Current worker's compensation updates and no-fault changes, medical record review, and medical necessity review. Palladain Muscular Skelatal

Health, West Seneca, New York, 2013

Understanding Whiplash, Mechanisms of injury during low speed impact collisions, general magnitudes of force during low speed impact collisions, low speed impact collisions and occupant injury, injury risk factors, nociceptive and neuropathic pain syndromes. Life University College of Chiropractic, Marietta, Georgia, 2012

Diagnostic Imaging in Clinical Practice, Fundamentals of advanced imaging, MRI imaging, biomechanical imaging, magnetic resonance imaging of disc disorders in regards to disc bulge, disc herniation, protrusion, extrusion, sequestration and annular tears. D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York, 2011

New York State Workers Compensation and Functional Assessment, Functional activity assessments, functional improvement, objective measures. New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York, 2011

Ethical Practices of No Fault and Workers Compensation, Billing Coding, Ethical guidelines intended to guide the professional as they meet their professional responsibilities to the public and to other health care providers. New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York, 2010

Annular tear of a Cervical Intervertabral Disc, Specific advanced diagnostic decision making pertaining to common and complex clinical presentations. Evidence-based case reports. New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York, 2009

Chiropractic Orthopedics, Disability evaluation and rating of physical impairment. Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada, 2003

CT and MRI Comparative Evaluation, MRI and CAT scan protocols. New York State Chiropractic Association, Niskayuna, New York, 2002

New York State Chiropractic Association Certified Insurance Program, Impairment rating Guidelines. New York Chiropractic College, Levittown, New York, 2002

Cervical Whiplash, Analysis of neck and cervical spine trauma mechanisms. New York State Chiropractic Association, Niskayuna, New York, 1999

Motion Palpation, The theory and practice of motion palpation of the spine. Motion Palpation Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1981

Certification in Chiropractic X-Ray, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, 1980

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Community Beautification Award, South Buffalo Business Association, 1993

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE

East Clinton Community Council, Member, Buffalo, New York, 1982