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Dr. Adam W. Palmer, D.C., C.C.I.C - Our founder

Dr. Palmer is a 1997 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Virginia Medical Board. He began practice in Altavista, Virginia in 1998.

A bond with his patients

A second office in Lynchburg was opened in 2000 to meet the needs of patients that had been driving from Lynchburg to Altavista. Dr. Palmer's unique practice style combining deep tissue massage, chiropractic manipulation, Cox Distraction Technique, Dry Needle Therapy, and home exercise has patients driving from as far away as Harrisonburg to see him.

Dr. Palmer and his wife Melissa have two daughters and many pets. In addition to his family, his interests include coaching soccer, biking, photography, and remodeling.

Call Palmer Chiropractic Center to schedule your examination Dr. Palmer at one of the following locations:


Lynchburg: 434-237-2299

Altavista: 434-369-1015

Extensive training


  • Doctor of Chiropractic – New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY

  • Bachelor of Science – New York State Regents College, New York

Licensure and certifications

  • Dry Needling Practitioner, Dry Needling Institute

  • Chiropractic Insurance Consultant

  • Cox Distraction Practitioner

  • Advanced Course in Whiplash Related Disorders, Spinal Research Institute of San Diego

  • Chiropractic Physician, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Parts I,II,III,IV, and physiotherapy)

  • Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, Virginia State Medical Board


  • Virginia Chiropractic Association

Dr. Palmer has a special interest in treating whiplash, disc conditions, spinal arthritic pain, and headaches. He has been certified and using Cox Distraction Technique since 1997 which is used to treat disc bulges and some spinal degenerative related conditions.


Dr. Palmer obtained his Spine Research Institute of San Diego's advanced course of study in the diagnosis and clinical management of cervical acceleration / deceleration trauma and whiplash-related temporomandibular joint disorders certification in 2001.


In 2014, Dr. Palmer also becomes a Certified Chiropractic Insurance Consultant, C.C.I.C., allowing him to perform Independent medical exams and perform file reviews for the insurance industry as well as plaintiff attorneys involved in motor vehicle crash cases.