The Washington Department of Health has confirmed that chiropractic is classified an essential service under Governor Inslee’s order, and I am able to continue operating with appropriate safeguards in place. I am operating during normal hours, MWF 8-12 and 2-6, and accepting new patients if you need care. I will continue to be here for you unless I am exposed or ill with the virus.


Masks are required in the waiting room. Superior ventilation in the treatment rooms allows removing your mask there for the duration of your treatment.


My protocols create a very low risk of contracting or transmitting the virus when you come to the office,  but I believe it is still wise to stay home, especially if you are elderly or in a high-risk group. If you have symptoms that may be related to the virus, DO NOT come to the office. 

Best Chiropractor in Poulsbo?

Am I the best chiropractor in Poulsbo? The awards say yes, but the better question is whether I’m the best for you. I’ve been providing outstanding chiropractic care in Poulsbo, WA since 1986. If you have back or neck pain, headaches, sleepless nights, or any number of other health issues, I can help. I tell my patients to ask me about anything- if it involves muscles, joints, or the nervous system, I probably have a way to make it better. It’s my privilege, business, and joy to use all of my abilities to help you become as healthy as you want to be!

Dr. Craig Benson

Even if you’ve been “everywhere else”, including other chiropractors, I can help you. I use advanced techniques acquired in postgraduate seminars, and I’ve developed some of my own. I apply those techniques with talent, skill developed over decades, and exquisite touch. In two weeks of recommended care, you’ll feel the value of chiropractic practiced at the level of art.

What is a “kinesiology chiropractor”?

I make extensive use of a chiropractic technique called Applied Kinesiology (AK). AK muscle testing allows me to determine exactly what needs correction in your body- today- in great detail. I correct the spine, and also balance the spine’s supporting muscles and the nervous system to create a lasting improvement in your overall health.

How I work

I do chiropractic adjusting by hand, not with an instrument, so I can feel what I’m doing in real time. The key to chiropractic, and my focus, is the correction of abnormal spine motion, sometimes referred to as subluxation. My adjusting is very precise and very fast. By encouraging your body to relax during the adjustment, it can be amazingly light, but still highly effective. Yes, the adjustment does often result in a popping sound- details here. If the sound really bothers you, I have other techniques that can be used.

I’m not a ‘bells and whistles’ chiropractor. No color computer printouts, and the only high tech machine is my  Class IV therapeutic laser. I use a special table that helps me apply precisely controlled traction to the low back. My most powerful computer is inside my skull, and my most sensitive diagnostic tools are my hands. I do an extensive orthopedic, neurological, chiropractic and kinesiological exam at the first visit, and x-rays are not taken unless indicated.

For many more details about how I approach practice, see techniques.

How to choose your chiropractor

Would I like for you to choose me as your chiropractor? Of course I would, but only if your needs and my work fit together properly.

There are as many varieties of chiropractic as there are chiropractors- selecting a chiropractor is not a “one size fits all” proposition. One of the great strengths of the chiropractic profession is that innovations occur constantly as practitioners develop better ways of accomplishing the goals of chiropractic. Each doctor adopts techniques which are compatible with their personality, body, and worldview. To get the best possible results, take responsibility for finding a chiropractor who fits with you and your needs.

This site will give you quite a bit of information about me, but I’m biased, of course. I suggest you ask around among your friends, family and co-workers. Sites like Yelp and Google Maps also contain reviews from ‘locals’. The REVIEWS page lets my patients tell you about me from their point of view.

This site is also designed to be a resource for patients and others interested in my point of view on a number of health related issues- see the FAQ.

Beautiful, relaxing healing space

The header for this page is a morning snapped from one of our treatment rooms. At right is a typical day. Well, at least a typical clear day- this is the Pacific Northwest. We’re literally over the water at Liberty Bay Marina.

It’s tranquil and easy to relax and heal here. We’re caring, kid-friendly, and dedicated to taking care of the business aspects of your care with as little stress as possible. Details about insurance and the office are here. Contact information here.

View from the office

View from the office.

10 Best Chiropractor in Washington

Click to read the article in the NK Herald.

Craig Benson, DC 5.0 star rating 4 reviews
Shonna Wilkerson (OneSmartCookie - RL12)
Shonna Wilkerson (OneSmartCookie - RL12)

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

I'm very thankful for Dr. Benson and would highly recommend him. I honestly resisted going to any chiropractor for my neck pain but after trying so many other types of help & considering surgery, I figured I'd give it a try. He not only figured out how to help me when many other doctors in multiple disciplines and multiple states failed, he's the only doctor that was sympathetic and showed real concern. And when I started to feel better, he celebrated the victories with me too!

Brittany M
Brittany M

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 years ago

Dr. Benson has been a life saver. He is incredibly accommodating - I can get in same day for an adjstment - and skilled. Most appointments are only 10minutes total and that's including paying.

Wilhelmina Williams
Wilhelmina Williams

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 years ago

Every time I come, I feel better afterward. I am a pretty faithful once a month client. If I NEED to see you, you have been terrific about squeezing me in! You are a caring person who exudes caring & feeling - such a welcoming environment to come into. I have several issues, Thoracic Outlet syndrome, back spasms. You are able to keep me healthy & drug free from these issues.