Dr. Rick Haines is a well established and highly respected chiropractor in Gainesville, FL. His approach is unique and rare because this field was not merely a career choice for him, he found it his calling after a personal event that dramatically changed his life.

Dr. Haines received his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Florida and completed his Internship at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. He spent the next four years completing his Chiropractic Education at Sherman College in Spartanburg, SC.

Serviced Areas

  • Gainesville, Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, Jacksonville, Alachua County, Putnam County, Clay County, Bradford County, Union County

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Contact Details

  City Gainesville , FL
  Zip Code 32609
  Address 2720 NW 6th St #1
  Phone Number (352) 377-7373

Products & Services

Chiropractic Adjustments / Subluxations

Chiropractic adjustment is a proven method of care designed to optimize the function of the nervous system.

Chiropractic for Allergies | Asthma

Chiropractor in Gainesville, FL treating asthma with chiropractic techniques; Chiropractic therapy from Dr. Haines is an excellent, non-invasive treatment option for allergies and asthma.

Chiropractic Adjunctive Therapy

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Chiropractif for Arthritis and Joint Pain Management

Chiropractic techniques are routinely employed to decrease joint pain.

Chiropractif for Auto Accident Injuries and Whiplash

Whiplash, is a painful neck injury commonly caused by car accidents, falls, and contact sports.

Chiropractic for Back Pain

Chiropractic treatment for back pain, neck pain and muscle pain in Gainesville, FL

Chiropractic for Bulging and Herniated Discs

Chiropractic treatment for bulging and herniated disc.

Chiropractic for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This condition is a painful compression of a nerve in the wrist that can interfere with a person's ability to use the wrist and hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that can worsen without proper care.

DOT Physical Exam for CDL

If you are looking for a DOT Physical Exam location and examiner for Commercial Drivers in North Central Florida, you found the right place! Get your DOT Physical done quickly and easily at Absolute Health Chiropractic.

Chiropractic for Ear Infections

Chiropractic care and ear infections: not a combination most people are familiar with. But chiropractic care for ear infections is an alternative to antibiotics. Most doctors agree that we are overusing antibiotics. Chiropractic care is a safe natural alternative to this common problem, especially in children. When a spine is adjusted properly, the ear is allowed to drain and the body can build up their own antibodies and recover faster.

Chiropractic for Migraine, Sinus and Headache

Migraines are chronic, severe headaches that last over four hours. Migraine victims can have crippling pain and often, but not always, experience sensitivity to light, known as photophobia, and/or sound, or phonophobia. So what is the best remedy for migraine headaches? While the exact cause of migraine headaches is not yet completely clear, there is scientific evidence that chiropractic adjustment for migraines often results in greatly reduced pain. In fact, a study in 2000 showed that some patients experienced 90 percent relief of their pain after just two months of chiropractic spinal adjustments.

Nutritional Counseling

At Absolute Health Chiropractic, Dr. Haines understands how proper nutrition aids in healing, prevents problems and promotes general wellness. The right diet gives your body clean energy and helps eliminate any build up of toxins. A nutritional consultation is the first step to making sure your diet is the right one for you.

Chiropractic for Pinched Nerve Pain

A pinched nerve happens when a nerve becomes compressed, often when a vertebra has rotated out of position, putting pressure on the spinal nerve. Even a small amount of pressure can change the amount of function from the brain to the body causing movement limitation, pain and weakness. A pinched nerve can be caused by sleeping in an awkward position, sitting in one position for some length of time, a sudden twisting of the body or some form of accident.

Chiropractic for Sciatica Pain

Simply put, sciatica is an irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve is the largest nerve in the body and is partially responsible for movement and sensation from the lower back to the toes. This nerve originates in the very low back, travels through the pelvis, and extends down the back of each leg. Since the sciatic nerve is so long and moves through several major structures, there are many opportunities for it to become squeezed or damaged.

Scoliosis Screening

While chiropractic treatment is great for short-term pain, its benefits are not limited to just acute conditions. Chiropractic care from Dr. Haines at Absolute Health Chiropractic is also helpful for long-term problems like scoliosis.

Chiropractic for Sports Injuries

If you are experiencing pain due to frequent participation in athletic activity, we suggest that you don't push through the pain. It's paramount that you stop what you are doing and pay attention to your body. Ask yourself a few questions. What am I feeling? Where does it hurt? Is this a repetitive pain that I feel? If it's been a constant pain, then you may need an alignment. It is important to make an appointment, and once you do, Dr. Haines will perform a thorough evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Chiropractic for Stress Relief

As a form of complementary medicine, chiropractic strives to create a state of total wellness for the patient. Although chiropractic adjustments are invaluable, manual therapy alone won't solve every problem, and won't be enough to ensure complete health. This is why Dr. Haines takes a comprehensive approach to his patients well-being. Through stress reduction, nutritional counseling and a focus on wellness, Dr. Haines provides total care for an excellent quality of life.

Chiropractic for Vertigo

The typical vertigo treatments offered by physicians consist of prescription medications. Corticosteroids, antihistamines and antiemetics are the most commonly prescribed types of drugs for vertigo. Unfortunately, each of these carries risks, harmful interactions with other drugs and side effects.

Health and Wellness

Chiropractic facilitates wellness through holistic methods, meaning techniques that consider the entire person mind and body.

Workplace Ergonomics

Ergonomics means fitting a job to a person and when that is done correctly, it can help lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related injuries. Workplace injuries cost employers and employees billions of dollars every year. Some of the more common worksite injuries are: carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist) , low-back pain, tendinitis (an inflammation in your arm or leg) , bursitis (inflammation in your shoulder or elbow) , neck pain and headaches.

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Customer Testimonials

Dr. Haines and staff are wonderful! They helped my son with chronic pain in the past and are now treating my daughter and myself after MVA. I wouldn't put my care and anyone else's hands.

I would highly recommend! They are wonderful here! Super friendly, very knowledgeable & personable & always very accommodating! You couldn't ask for a better chiropractor office!

Dr. Rick is great! The care he gives his patients is phenomenal and he really makes the atmosphere comfortable. He's very passionate about what he does and really gets to know his patients! Highly recommend him!

I actually went into Dr. Haines office for a massage, and then decided to get a routine adjustment. I already had a chiropractor in town, but I thought since I was in the office I'd get adjusted. I told him I suffered from vertigo and dizzy spells, he then took an xray and adjusted me. I couldn't believe it! This is the single best thing that I have ever done for my vertigo!

I have been too quite a few Chiropractors. I thought I knew what good service was until I came here. The whole process is so theraputic. I feel like a million bucks every time I leave. Healing is a primary concern. At other places I felt like I was just a walking dollar bill. Thank you so much for everything. Looking forward to the future

Such great staff, and an amazing chiropractic office. There are many private rooms, all very nice and relaxing. The visit is usually started with 20 minutes on a massage bed, then the doctor will see you. Very relaxing. My comfort is always their priority. My doctor is very thorough and always asks me about any pain before nd after my session. He is one of the most kind doctor's I have. They truly care about the patient and our overall health at absolute health. They always have short notice appointments open and are very flexible and accommodating.

I happened upon this place because they took my insurance. But I am so blessed to have found this doctor I came here barely being able to walk within a half hour of treatment I was almost 100% functional and the pain went down from intolerable to occasional! in addition they went out of their way to squeeze me in even though it was almost closing time. The staff and Doctor are very caring people I cannot recommend this place enough!

Absolute Chiropractic is hands down the best in town! Dr Haines is thorough, well skilled, and spends an ample amount of time with the client each visit.. Denise is beyond helpful and always pleasant to speak with!
My friend referred me and I have since referred others.

Dr Haines is highly skilled and the best chiropractor I've ever been treated by. Denise, at front desk, is very knowledgeable and always willing to help in any way. I cannot say enough about this doctor. Very professional and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Hands down the best.

Dr Rick James, is a great doctor. He uses holistic methods and treats the patient not just the back. I just moved to Gainesville last year and found him on the second try. Very satisfied with the treatment that I have received and very happy to have met such a good person. His wife Denise works with him and together they make a very good team. Thank you Rick and Denise. I certainly recommend Absolute Health Chiropractic to all.

Amazing physician who helped me tremendously with sciatica pain. A thorough initial exam with explanation i could fully understand. Each visit Dr Haines makes me feel like I am his only patient. Always answering my questions without hesitation. He not only treats me but also my husband!! I highly recommend him. Experience his care for yourself. Thank you.


Chiropractor Gainesville, FL | 352-377-7373

Chiropractor Gainesville, FL | 352-377-7373

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