About Dr. Douglas Ferguson, D.C.
Dr. Ferguson is a busy chiropractor serving the Elk Grove/South area since 1998. He grew up in Elk Grove. He attended schools here, swam at the park pool and learned what it’s like to grow up in a small town where everyone knew each other. One thing he sharply remembers is the large air-raid siren and the blasts from a huge ships horn that would signal the Elk Grove Volunteer Fire Department that there was a fire or other emergency to respond to. He grew up hearing that sound even late at night for structure fires. When in high school a friend mentioned the Fire Department was starting an explorer program for high school age kids to be Volunteers he jumped at the chance to serve.
His journey into chiropractic started one late dark evening out on northbound Highway 99 when a blazer rolled off the freeway throwing three of the four occupants out. With four critically injured patients on scene at the same time there was a need for him to switch from his roll as a fire engineer that night and utilize his paramedic skills. During the moving of his critically ill patient a corner of the back board was released endangering the patient. Dr. Ferguson was able to twist and grab the full weight of the board and patient. His low back made a popping sound and he felt immediate debilitating pain. After the call his pain continued. He continued to work but realized he was not functioning at 100%. He was concerned and fearful of losing his ability to work at the job he loved. He was told he had a disc injury and might need surgery. He was offered powerful drugs. Luckily a good friend recommend he try chiropractic.
Skeptical he went on duty to a chiropractor, The first thing he told the chiropractor was that if he was going to take him off work, he’d walk out. He didn’t. In fact Dr. Ferguson never missed a shift despite his injury. His back was troublesome for a full year while he continued chiropractic care and rejected the offered drugs and surgery. Amazingly while his back was slowly stabilizing he noticed other nagging health issues were resolving! His frequent migraines totally resolved and even his allergic asthma treated by an inhaler just went away (neither returned to this day).
“I’ve been drug free and surgery free since. Haven’t even taken a Tylenol”-Dr. Ferguson
That’s when he realized there was a lot more to chiropractic and health than just resolving neck or back pain.
Dr. Ferguson switched directions and started to work on his Chiropractic Education. He graduated CUM LAUDE at the top the class in 1998 with a Doctorate Degree and returned to practice in the same office with his chiropractor, now his best friend. Dr. Ferguson continues keep up on the latest research and technology that he brings back to benefit his patients. He is certified in Chiropractic Cervical Spinal Trauma allowing him to bring better results for patients who have been in an auto crash or other have other injuries. He particularly enjoys helping people with serious disc issues, numbness and tingling in the extremities and sciatica. People with failed surgeries and even scheduled surgeries are not beyond his help!
“Being a chiropractor is the most fabulous job in Elk Grove. Helping the Elk Grove area with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care is not only emotionally fulfilling, but also humbling. Seeing folks get better, each visit building on the ones before, makes my heart sing! I get to witness chiropractic miracles every day. Will yours be our next?”
–DR. DOUGLAS FERGUSON