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About Dr. Erin Elster, D.C.

Dr. Erin Elster is the author of ten different research papers discussing the benefits of her upper cervical protocol with neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Migraine headaches, and Vertigo.  Due to her landmark studies, Dr. Elster was named the World Chiropractic Alliance’s Researcher of the Year in 2001. For 25 years in private practice, Dr. Elster continued to develop protocols for treating patients with neurological disorders.  In 2019, Dr. Elster departed from private practice in order to pursue her research full time.


  • The University of California Berkeley: B.A. Berkeley, California.1991.
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic: D.C. Magna Cum Laude. Davenport, Iowa. 1996.
  • International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (IUCCA): Applied Upper Cervical Biomechanics Program; Postdoctoral study of the upper cervical spine. Redwood City, California. 1996.

Experience / Research 

  • Intern, Private practices of Dr. William Amalu, D.C., and Dr. Louis Tiscareno, D.C., Founders of the International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. Redwood City, California. Antioch, California. 1995-1996.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Private practice of Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Boulder, Colorado: 1996-2012. Kahului, Hawaii: 2013-2019.
  • Primary Investigator, Preliminary Research Projects, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches and Vertigo Disorders.  Evaluation and treatment utilizing upper cervical protocol for patients with Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches and Vertigo Disorders. 1996-2019.
  • Guest Presenter. "Upper Cervical Protocol with Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Migraine Headaches, and Vertigo Disorders:  A Research Summary.Society for Scientific Exploration annual conference.  Utah, 2006.

Honors / Awards

  • Graduation Magna Cum Laude, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1996.
  • Presidential Scholar, Palmer College of Chiropractic Award for Academic Excellence, 1996.
  • Nomination/Selection to the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic Honor Society, 1996.
  • 2001 Researcher of the Year, Awarded by the World Chiropractic Alliance for Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease research publications, December 2001.