Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN, DNMSc, CFMC, specializes in transforming the lives of individuals facing chronic health issues, particularly those for whom conventional medical approaches have fallen short. I often see people who are suffering from diverse chronic conditions such as ADD/ADHD, chronic lower back pain, sciatica or leg pain, spinal stenosis, failed back surgery syndrome – with or without hardware, fibromyalgia, neck pain, dizziness/vertigo, arm/shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, migraine and cluster headaches, insomnia, anxiety, MS, peripheral neuropathy, restless leg syndrome (RLS), thyroid disorder symptoms and other chronic conditions. If you would like to read or watch some patient testimonials, just click here.  My office is conveniently located in Shelby Township, MI, just minutes away from Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Macomb Twp., Clinton Twp, Washington Twp. and Romeo.

Conventional healing methods often treat the body in segments, failing to see the individual as a whole. In contrast, my approach is holistic and personalized. I delve into every aspect of your being with a comprehensive questionnaire, engaging in conversations about your health history and previous challenges. This allows me to paint a complete portrait of you. From there, I take a step back to identify the subtle imbalances that may be affecting your well-being.

I steer clear of pharmaceuticals and surgical interventions. Rather, my treatment philosophy marries the rigor of scientific evidence with a unique blend of traditional and non-traditional medical practices. Through the lens of functional and integrative medicine, I utilize a broad spectrum of diagnostic tests to uncover the complex web of causes behind your persistent health issues. Recognizing that you are an integral part of your healing journey, I equip you with a tailored suite of preventive strategies to empower you in overcoming your chronic condition.

One of my corresponding goals is to help you develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of your own body, a remarkable instrument that is always willing to heal--no matter what. I do this through my structural, neurological, metabolic approach, explaining in detail whatever you're curious about during the steps on your journey to health.

My healthcare journey was ignited by a deep passion to alleviate the suffering of individuals battling chronic pain. This aspiration was not a novel concept within my family lineage. Recollections shared by my mother painted a vivid picture of my grandfather Bloom, a revered healer hailing from Grandpa_Bloom-300Sweden. During the 1930s and 1940s, Grandfather Bloom not only served as a Detroit Tigers baseball trainer but also established the esteemed Bloom Health Institute in Detroit, cementing his legacy as a beacon of healing. Though I never had the privilege of meeting my grandfather, his remarkable achievements resonated profoundly with me. My mother's anecdotes of his remarkable success in aiding the ailing instilled within me a profound sense of purpose, propelling me towards a calling to follow in his altruistic footsteps. Like my grandfather, my fervent desire was to assist individuals in a manner that eschewed the often detrimental reliance on medication and invasive procedures. Recognizing the vast expanse of knowledge awaiting exploration to facilitate true healing, I embarked on my educational journey at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where I proudly graduated Summa Cum Laude and assumed the role of Vice President of Pi Tau Delta - The International Chiropractic Honor Society.

As I navigated through my academic journey, I was always the curious student, eager to delve deeper into the complexities of the knowledge presented to me. Rather than accepting information at face value, I sought to grasp the underlying reasons and mechanisms behind it all. Guyton's Physiology quickly became my go-to book, with its pages offering a fascinating exploration into the intricate workings of the human body. My fervor for chiropractic neurology, a specialized field focusing on the functional aspects of the brain and nervous system, was ignited by the incredible concept of neuroplasticity. The brain's remarkable ability to adapt, reshape, and form new connections based on external stimuli was a revelation that drove my passion for non-invasive neurological rehabilitation. This groundbreaking discovery continues to inspire me as I embarked on my journey of exclusively helping chronically ill patients overcome pain and fatigue. Through my Brain-Based approach, I witnessed firsthand the transformative power of guiding individuals towards a life of wellness, even when others had given up hope on them.

As I immersed myself in the field of chiropractic, a realization dawned on me - our medical system falls short when it comes to non-life-threatening health conditions or those lacking easy solutions. The desperation in my patients' eyes as they yearned for genuine understanding and dedicated time to unravel their health mysteries struck a chord within me. They sought liberation from the chains of illness that confined their lives, and I empathized deeply with their plight. It became clear that I needed to reshape my healthcare practice to align with my vision of being the doctor they truly needed. Rushing patients through ten-minute appointments and battling insurance companies over necessary tests felt incongruous with my mission. A new approach was imperative to address the complexities of these life-altering conditions. Stepping outside the confines of the conventional medical model was a necessity, as I recognized its limitations in providing the comprehensive care my patients deserved. My aspiration as a doctor is not merely to treat symptoms but to understand the underlying physiology of each individual and work collaboratively with their body to restore function. Bridging the gap between symptom management and holistic care demands a profound understanding of the root causes of illness and a commitment to rectifying faulty physiology.

I focus on treating the individual, not just the diagnosis. Your illness does not define you; rather, you are a complex individual with various factors influencing your overall health. Each patient receives personalized care, never feeling rushed in or out of our office. During your initial visit, we take the time to thoroughly review your case, conduct advanced laboratory testing, and perform a comprehensive examination of your brain, nervous system, hormone system, digestive system, immune system, and metabolic system to determine a functional diagnosis. This commitment to personalized care is at the core of Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition, where we prioritize the necessary time to provide a thorough functional diagnosis and collaborate with you to implement the lifestyle, dietary, supplemental, and neurological changes essential for achieving true healing.

Despite initially achieving positive outcomes with my brain-based approach, I soon realized there was a missing piece to the puzzle. While many patients showed remarkable progress, there were others for whom I couldn't quite achieve the desired changes. What baffled me the most was that these unsuccessful cases shared similar characteristics and test results with those who had successful outcomes. This realization left me pondering, "What could be the missing link?"

This realization sparked a transformative journey for me. I came to a profound personal realization - I had been approaching patient care in a conventional, compartmentalized manner, focusing solely on brain and nervous system function. It dawned on me that to achieve more consistent and profound results, I needed to broaden my perspective and consider the interconnectedness of the hormone system, immune system, and gastrointestinal function. Embracing this holistic approach was essential for unlocking the full potential of my patients' healing journey.

During an extensive period, I dedicated my nights and weekends to delving into scientific journals, textbooks, and articles. I embarked on journeys across the country to seek wisdom from top educators in the field. The midnight oil was truly aflame as I immersed myself in the pursuit of knowledge.

This deep dive into physiology, neurology, and immunology sparked a pivotal realization - every aspect of the body intricately impacts the others. To effectively address the complex needs of chronically ill patients, a comprehensive approach that considers all interconnected systems simultaneously is crucial.

Dr. Karl Johnson, DC, BCN, DNMSc, CFMC, dedicates himself to ongoing education in the field of neurology to keep abreast of the latest research and methodologies, ensuring that his patients receive the most effective, tailored care. He proudly holds a certification from the American Functional Neurology Institute and boasts a Board Certification in Neurofeedback, sanctioned by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Moreover, Dr. Johnson has been recognized as a Certified Functional Medicine Clinician by the esteemed Kharrazian Institute. His expertise extends to Functional Endocrinology, Neurofeedback, and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, alongside a profound knowledge in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Science Based Nutrition, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (holding an Advanced Level II Certification), and Nutrition Response Testing—both of which are Functional Neuromuscular Muscle Testing techniques. Notably, Dr. Johnson was among the pioneers to receive certification in Motion Palpation from Dr. L. John Faye, DC in 1983, highlighting his long-standing commitment to excellence in his field. Additionally, he is recognized as a Certified Gluten Practitioner, a title proudly earned after receiving training from Dr. Thomas O'Bryan. Dr. Johnson is currently expanding his wealth of knowledge by undertaking advanced studies at the Functional Medicine University, with the goal of securing a prestigious fellowship. Additionally, he has enriched his expertise through coursework at the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC has also penned his first book entitled, "Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide To Revealing Your Body's Life-Changing Secrets For Renewed Health. You can pick up your copy in our office or at Amazon.com.

Dr. Johnson is also the author of the "The Ultimate Strategy" series of eBooks including:

  • “The Ultimate Strategy for Ending Your Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain”
  • “The Ultimate Strategy for Ending Your Vertigo, Dizziness AND Brain Fog”
  • “The Ultimate Strategy for Ending Migraines AND Other Debilitating Headaches"
  • “The Ultimate Strategy for Ending Your Thyroid Symptoms So You Increase The Zest in Your Life”

One of Dr. Johnson’s great passions is speaking to the public about health and wellness. He regularly gives free educational lectures on natural health improvement. He is happily available to speak to civic clubs, church, and social groups and other gatherings for as many as 5 to 500 people.

Dr. Johnson’s personal free time is spent training for distance charitable cycling events (such as the MS Bike), a pursuit he picked up after one of his patients encourage him to participate in his first 200 mile bike ride many years ago. He has completed over two dozen rides on the western side of Michigan and even participated in a team triathalon where his team came in first place for the age group. He is the proud parent of 3 grown children, and is happily married to his wife, Sandra.

We proudly come to the office every day to provide high quality care solutions that deliver on the needs of our patients. We are continually motiviated and energized to help empower people to be healthier in the most natural way

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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN, DNMSc, CFMC, FICPA, FIFHI

Chiropractor Physician, Board Certified in Neurofeedback, Certified Functional Medicine Clinician

Johnson Chiropractic Neurology

51735 Van Dyke Avenue

Shelby Township, Michigan 48316

(586) 731-8840 or (586) 726-KIDS


In my practice as a chiropractic physician, my primary goal is to deliver top-notch care and create an optimal environment for healing. By utilizing cutting-edge diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause of your pain, discomfort, or health issues, we can craft a tailored care plan to swiftly get you back to enjoying your favorite activities. At Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition, you'll encounter a comprehensive range of services designed to cater to your entire family. Through my unwavering commitment to ongoing education, I have meticulously honed my skills in the latest and most effective chiropractic rehabilitative techniques, wellness services, and nutritional therapy. These techniques are suitable for individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Chiropractic is an evolving field, and I firmly believe in the importance of dedication, diligence, and hard work to stay abreast of the latest advancements for the benefit of my patients.

The cornerstone of care at Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition is excellence, underpinned by a genuine concern for the well-being of our patients. I view healthcare as a collaborative journey in which both you and I play a vital role in achieving and sustaining your health goals. Empowering individuals with knowledge about their body's functions and the factors influencing health loss enables them to actively participate in regaining their well-being. To facilitate this crucial understanding, I provide a comprehensive educational setting where you can acquire this essential information. I eagerly anticipate the positive transformation in your health journey.

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