When Karen Derr was 12 years old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis that prevented her from participating in school sporting activities. She went to see a chiropractor who had been treating her mother’s back pain. The chiropractor took an x-ray and discovered that Dr. Derr didn’t have the spine’s natural curves, irritating the nerves and blood vessels. She received treatments, and within six months was able to participate on a school athletic team! This event inspired Dr. Derr to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Derr was born in Somerset County, New Jersey, and has resided in Florida for the last 17 years. She is an avid Tampa Bay Lightning fan. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Bloomfield College and earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1996.
She continues her passion for delivering education and wellness care for every patient. She is an active member of the Florida Chiropractic Association. Dr. Derr cares for all conditions of the spine and extremities. Her special interests include the non-surgical management and rehabilitation of intervertebral disc-related conditions such as disc degeneration, disc bulging, and disc herniation syndromes.
Dr. Derr’s desire has always been to offer adults and children options to find relief from health issues without medication or surgery. She is dedicated and passionate about about helping people achieve the best possible results during their treatment.
In her spare time, Dr. Derr enjoys taking cruise vacations with her family and spending time with her two dogs and two cats.