My name is Dr. Dennis Spurgin. I am a Doctor of Chiropractic practicing in Palm Springs, California since 1992. My practice is on the campus of the Desert Health Care District which also houses the Desert Regional Medical Center. I am a second generation Doctor of Chiropractic; I started practice with my father in Terre Haute, Indiana and practiced with him for almost nine years. My son is also a Doctor of Chiropractic in Indio, California. He also has his PHD in Health Science
We currently serve the people of the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin and the Banning Pass with the sole purpose of: "Getting you back to your life!" We do this by helping you feel better as quickly as possible with a goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility with no unnecessary treatments
I have been successfully treating patients with acute to chronic pain for over 40 years. Every patient is unique and so is his or her need for treatment. The personal touch is what I learned, taught and continue to practice.
It's time to reduce your pain! Please call us for an appointment. 760-327-9402
I first became interested in Chiropractic with a very traumatic accident at age ten when I fell from a horse onto my head. Later, as a teenager I was impressed with the love, respect and appreciation that my father’s patients showed toward him. When I went into practice with my father I was also given the benefit of that same love, respect and appreciation from my patients. I love treating people and seeing them getting better. Every day I look forward to coming to the office and having patients tell me how much better they are and how grateful they are to be doing better. With all patients I look forward to their next visit.
In December 1979 after nine years of practice with my father I was recruited by the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now known as the Southern California University of Health Sciences) and spent almost ten years as faculty and then as their Dean of Chiropractic and Clinical Studies. I chaired committees that developed competency, standards of care, programs for clinical training and programs for faculty development. While at the Chiropractic College, I was honored to provide services as an expert to the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the State Attorney General’s office, and various Prosecuting Attorneys in municipalities throughout Southern California on Chiropractic Standards of Care.
Upon leaving the College in 1989, I chose to come toward the desert. First I set up a practice in Beaumont and then came to Palm Springs in 1992 to set up a practice. Since entering practice I have been involved with various organizations. I have belonged to three rotary clubs (Beaumont, Palm Springs and Palm Springs Sunup) and have held most offices including President of Beaumont and Palm Springs Sunup Rotary. I have been a member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce since 1992 and was on the Board of Director for eight years and held most of the offices including President. I was also on the Palm Springs Mounted Police Search and Rescue team for twelve years. My specialty was Mountain rescue and I was involved in many rescues that received national recognition.