Meet Dr. Bob Curtis

About Dr. Robert Curtis DC, CCSP

Dr. Bob Curtis holds a doctorate in chiropractic and is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP) with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. He has been providing chiropractic care to the Bellingham and Whatcom County communities since 2006. 

I Love Being Outside.

Living a healthy life is very important to me and my family, so we occupy our time with skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and road and mountain biking to fill the gaps.

I began my career in endurance sports in college as a varsity rower for the Western Washington Crew team. Three years of 6 day-a-week workouts consisting of running, weights and rowing builds incredible stamina. Translating that into other sports such as cycling, running, and skiing has made for incredible sporting experiences. It has allowed me to complete many goals, from the challenge of being a high level certified ski instructor to competing in local cycling races.


I Pushed Too Hard.

Sometimes, pushing yourself athletically has a price. For me, it was many years of “unidentifiable” low back pain. The left side of my lower back would always be tight, no matter what the treatment.

Eventually, on a wonderful day chasing friends through the powder and trees, a hard compression did me in. That night, the pain started in my left low back, into my hip, then down my left leg to my foot. Burning, electrical pain, tightness through my low back and hips, unable to straighten my left leg to walk normally, I was in bad shape.

I continued to suffer for over a year due to bad medical advice and being stubborn, and
finally made some decisions to get an MRI, which led me to the operating table to reduce a ruptured lumbar disk and the loss of function to my left leg. Almost three years to the date, I re-injured my back and had to have the same surgery again for the same problem.


I'm Back to Health.

What I have learned from this experience is invaluable to you as a patient, and invaluable to me as a doctor. I truly know what it is to suffer through nights of leg and back pain, hours of being awake with nothing to do but hurt. I also know what it takes to get through it, how to get healthy and make is so that it won’t happen to you as bad as it did to me.

Now, I enjoy most activities with freedom, but always with an awareness of my lower back. I can mountain bike on Galbraith for hours at a time, ski powder and steeps, go hiking in the beautiful North Cascades and play with my kids with little concern.


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