About Us

About Dr. Jeff Zitel and Zitel Family Chiropractic

Dr. Jeff Zitel has been providing chiropractic care to hundreds of families in the Carolinas since 1997. Dr. Jeff completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He practiced in Matthews for 7 years before opening his new office in Ballantyne. Conveniently located in the Toringdon Market shopping plaza, Zitel Family Chiropractic provides state-of-art chiropractic care to help families lead a healthy life. Dr. Jeff continues his education and research in order to provide the best quality of care as well as to conduct educational seminars throughout the community.


Meet Dr. Jeff

Dr. Jeff grew up in Richmond Heights, Ohio, an east-side suburb of Cleveland. At a very young age, he suffered from a sports injury leaving him with severe migraine headaches. He visited medical doctor after medical doctor who could not bring relief. He knew from an early age that he wanted to find a way to help others that suffered like he did.

Dr. Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University and relocated to North Carolina with a position in medical sales. In sales, Dr. Jeff learned about chiropractic. He received his first adjustment and experienced immediate relief from the years of suffering. With regular chiropractic care, he was able to overcome his migraines.

Dr Jeff decided that helping people with chiropractic was the purpose he had been searching for in his life. He enrolled at Palmer College of Chiropractic. It was during this time that he took a deep interest in working with children and made it his life's ambition to prevent anyone from going through a painful childhood, like he experienced.

Now, with over nineteen years of practical experience and a thriving new office, Dr. Jeff is even more committed to keeping families healthy through chiropractic care because of the way it has changed his life.He sees the importance of chiropractic in keeping his wife, Joan, and their four children; Jenna, Justin, Julia and Jessica healthy.


What techniques used in practice???

Chiropractic therapy is intended to identify and correct abnormalities in neuromusculoskeletal functioning, namely mobility and nerve impairment involving the spine and muscles. This is achieved through various hands-on manipulations and muscle mobilization movements that are collectively referred to as chiropractic adjustments.

Chiropractors diagnose and treat many different spinal disorders that cause musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Similar to other types of doctors, a chiropractor performs a physical and neurological examination as part of his or her process of making an accurate diagnosis. X-rays or CT scan studies may be ordered to confirm your diagnosis.

A Doctor of Chiropractic is trained in a variety of chiropractic techniques that each offer benefits including reduced pain, increased spinal mobility and overall improved range of motion. One technique does not fit all…so Dr. Jeff will use a technique that is best suited for your specific condition to give you the best results.


Our Clinic

  • In-house x-ray suite
  • Treatment Tables
  • Physical Therapy / Exercise Apparatus



Zitel Family Chiropractic is a provider for many major insurance plans. We are happy to verify your insurance benefits when you come in for your initial visit. We will submit insurance forms for you to help you recover the most from your benefits. Out of pocket expenses can be paid by check, cash, flexible spending accounts, or credit card.


What to Expect at Your Initial Visit

Welcome to the Office:

Paperwork, Insurance Card, etc.

Physical Exam: The physical exam typically includes a variety of assessments, such as range of motion tests, palpation, reflex testing, muscle strength comparisons, and neurological and orthopedic tests focused on the main complaint. Dr. Jeff will also take x-rays in our in-house x-ray suite.

Treatment Plan: Following the assessments, Dr. Jeff will develop a treatment plan that takes into account:

  • The extent of your injury or irritation
  • Your general health
  • The condition of your spine as affected by age and previous injury
  • Your goals

Your goals of treatment will result from the discussion you have with Dr. Jeff. Many people seek simple relief of pain or discomfort, while others want to begin a regimen of ongoing care meant to improve their general health.

Report of Findings: The next step is to schedule a follow-up visit where Dr. Jeff will provide you with your Report of Findings. During this visit, he will tell you the status of your condition and discuss the recommended Treatment Plan. Please ask questions. As in any professional-patient relationship, trust and mutual understanding are vitally important.