Dr. Jerome Fryer


Slide background

Click to hear interview on CBC Radio (As it Happens)

Slide background

Dr. Jerome Fryer performing cervical evaluation and treatment.

Slide background

after hours

Founder of Dynamic Disc Designs Spine Models

Slide background

Dynamic Extension Decompression for Disc Problems

Slide background

Dr. Jerome Fryer – Nanaimo, BC, Chiropractor

As a Nanaimo chiropractor and manual therapist, I am here to help you. Our team at Pure Body Balance focuses on improving your health by carefully investigating the anatomy in question as well as all other tissues related. I will work to reduce your pain and symptoms to provide a natural healing environment instead of conventional treatments that only mask the pain. I believe in finding the root of the issue, not just treating the symptoms. My goal is to offer you a rediscovery of health and wellness through natural and organic ways allowing your body and spine to heal itself. Please take a moment to look around and familiarize yourself with my site and what to expect from a visit. I hope you find it informative.

Know More

Publications by Fryer


Discover Nanaimo Chiropractor Approach

Dr. Fryer believes in finding the root of the issue, not just treating the symptoms. His goal is to offer you a rediscovery of health and wellness through natural and organic ways allowing your body and spine to heal itself. Please take a moment to look around and familiarize yourself with this site and what to expect from a visit. Hoping that you will find it informative.

Testimonial Icon

What they say for Dr. Fryer…

“The old chiropractic methods did not seem to fit my current condition. I started with Dr. Fryer in 2007 and to this day I feel a great improvement with his treatments”
– Matt Smith, Professor
Call Now for your Appointment
Contact Dr. Fryer at 250-591-1945

How Chiropractors Treat Pain

Pain reduction is often the number one reason why people seek out a chiropractor. Doctors of chiropractic understand the pain is transmitted through an intricate network, weaving through the body’s tissues. Dr. Jerome Fryer has extensive knowledge of the anatomy of pain generators as both a chiropractor and founder/chief innovation officer of Dynamic Disc Designs Corp. (which Dr. Fryer developed from the ground up). Often pain is produced with certain body movements or positions that are related to load and gravity. With his research knowledge using upright MRI, Dr. Fryer has created the models to help patients and other practitioners understand clearly the pain generators of the musculoskeletal system. The models cast light onto the anatomy in question and offer therapeutic solutions to decrease inflammation. Evaluation and treatment strategies by Dr. Jerome Fryer and other chiropractors can be seen here in a video.

Evidenced-based Approach

The anatomy of dysfunctional human joints begins with a reduction in the spacing between the bones. The narrower a joint is, the more dysfunctional it is. Narrowing of joint space width is the earliest signs of a joint that is not functioning properly. Proper alignment of the bones brings increased joint space which is at the root of Dr. Fryer’s treatment. Spinal manipulation, which increases the spacing of facet joint (which can be seen here) OR the use of manual decompression techniques to improve the height of the intervertebral discs (like flexion distraction) is at the foundation of his treatments. Using an evidenced-based approach to spinal care, Dr. Jerome Fryer (chiropractor) works hard to stay abreast of the current research to provide the best outcomes for patients. His straight forward and rational approach to care provides relief as well as optimal spinal function to improve overall health.

Dr. Jerome Fryer in the News

Dr. Jerome Fryer’s recent publication in PLOS One titled: Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation went world wide in the news. On April 15th, 2015 a press release, out of the University of Alberta, talked a little about how the study was initiated. This news was published in over 500 media stories including the The Blaze, The Guardian, Herald and News, Toronto Star, The Columbian…just to name only a few. An interview with Dr. Fryer can be heard on As it Happens and also on the Jill Bennet Show. The inception of the study began when Jerome contacted his fellow colleague Greg Kawchuk, after an anatomical observation had been made in the development of one of his spine models. The Nanaimo Daily News wrote a nice piece. This research published in PLOS One has not defined the sound source. Dr. Jerome continues to push this research to help understand the physics of synovial joints. You can see how others are citing his research here.

Recent from the Blog

Dr. Jerome Fryer | Disc Decompression

Dynamic Loading Enhances Intervertebral Disc Nutrition

Posted on: 08/04/2015

Dynamic loading of the spine is essential to the health of the intervertebral discs. In a recent ISSLS Prize Winning study in Spine, researchers looked carefully at the influx of nutrient transport and expulsion of by-products of the spine of New Zealand white rabbits. We […]

Standing Decompression

Standing Decompression Exercise

Posted on: 08/03/2015

In 2010, I published a seated unloading strategy called chair-care in The Spine Journal. The research was titled: Magnetic resonance imaging and stadiometric assessment of the lumbar discs after sitting and chair-care decompression exercise: a pilot study. Using upright or dynamic MRI, we took serial images to […]


Dr. Jerome Fryer explains his basic approach using his models