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Williston Chiropractor Dr. Ron Wright

williston chiropractor dr ron wright

Dr. Ron Wright

“A couple months ago a 70 year old cowboy from Montana was complaining in the office.”

He said, “I’ve been getting bucked off horses my whole life…but by God the landings are getting tougher all the time.” After we had laughed I remembered that was my first experience with chiropractic.

I saw Dr. C. H. Winkler in Bismarck when I was bucked off a pony chasing cows. I was 12 and growing up on a farm north of Flasher, North Dakota. A few years later I hurt myself playing basketball when I was 16 and I remember Dr. Winkler coming to the office on Christmas Eve morning. I had nausea, headaches, and hadn’t been able to keep any food down for a couple of days. He examined me and told my parents my middle back and upper neck were out of adjustment, irritating the nerves to the stomach and causing the headaches. All I know is that night I ate the whole turkey! That one experience made an impact on me. I thought that was quite “neat” that Doc Winkler could simply adjust me and all the headaches, nausea, and gastro-intestinal problems went away fairly quickly.

A Chiropractic Education

After graduating from Flasher High School and attending Dickinson State College I entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Xray and technique classes were spectacular to me. After graduation in 1976 I practiced in Dickinson for five years before buying an office in Williston in 1981 and we’ve been here ever since. Our office is in the Hamilton Building right next to McDonalds on the north/south “Million Dollar Way” which is what 2nd Ave West is called. Two dentists, Drs. Hamilton and Bekkedahl, and an oral surgeon, Dr. Keavaney, share a common reception area with us.

On a Personal Note…

I met my wife Patty at Dickinson State College. Can you believe last Christmas we had our 37th anniversary? Patty works as the HR person at Red River Supply here in Williston. We’ve been blessed with three children.

Dr. Ron Wright and family

Dr. Ron Wright and family

Justin also attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and practices in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Heather and their son Brady who is four. Jeremy owns JDub’s, a bar and restaurant here in Williston and just opened a pizza delivery business as well. Best pizza in town, if I do say so myself!! He and his wife Nicki, who is from Grenora, have a son Graham who is five and Molly Mae who is one.

Jerilyn graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and pursued her acting career for 10 years in New York and Los Angeles. She returned to North Dakota a while back and entered cosmetology school. She now works in Williston and is married to David Clark who works for Key Energy.

Serving the Community

Sometimes new patients will scratch their head and mention they are sure they have seen me somewhere before. That’s probably because I’ve refereed high school football for 35 years and basketball for almost 20 years. Been on lots of fields and in gyms over the years. Usually they then remember when they yelled at me! It’s been a privilege to be a part of young people’s lives as they play in their chosen sports. Hopefully, they learn life skills and lessons through athletics and its always been an honor to be a part of that. I’ve done over 700 football games, 75+ playoff games, and 6 state title games over the years with our Williston association. They have even let me do six state tournaments in basketball. I don’t know how long this will continue but I like the words of the old Negro baseball player Satchel Paige who when asked how he could get to the major leagues when he was in his middle 40’s said, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” This year I’m honored to be the president of the North Dakota Official’s Association.

On Sundays you may see me at First Lutheran Church or helping out as a lay pastor when surrounding Lutheran churches need some help when their pastors are gone. It’s been a real blessing to worship with these other congregations in the surrounding community. A while back I was leading a worship service on Sunday morning in a neighboring town when a fellow in the front pew was the gentlemen that just blistered me on the previous night on the basketball court. Must have called a foul on his son or daughter. Have never seen someone squirm so much during a church service! We had a good belly laugh about that afterwards.

Enough about me……I invite you to our chiropractic office for whatever health care concern you may have. After a consultation and exam we will determine if you are a good candidate for chiropractic care and if I think you can benefit from what we offer. If you are, we will render the finest quality care available today. If you are not a chiropractic case….we will tell you and refer you to the appropriate physician necessary. That’s our job.

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