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About Our Chiropractic Clinic in the Woodlands

Pain is oftenmultifaceted. It's incredibly frustrating when your body doesn't function correctly. The trouble is, pain is often a convergence of multiple factors, so throwing one-off solutions at this symptom or that one can generally offer only temporary relief.

That's why, at Core Health, we combine the unique perspectives and skills of our multidisciplinary team to relieve your pain as soon as possible, while also providing solutions for long-term wellness. In other words, we find the root of the problem and attack it from all angles so it doesn't come back.
Let's find a solution that sticks.
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Stories are Inspiring
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    Dawn Q.
    "...I suffered with incredible tailbone pain. Unexplainable pain that would keep me from sitting for more than 30 minutes, standing for any length of time, and just miserable overall....with the help of [Dr. Thigpen] and his facility I have been able to get back to enjoying life. I can now drive long distances...and my sleep has been restored."
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    Melissa P.
    " For years I had suffered with headaches and pain in my hips. After just a few adjustments and an exercise plan, my headaches and hip pain are few and far between. Now I just see Dr. Thigpen on a maintenance schedule. I would urge anyone suffering with pain to visit Dr. Thigpen."
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    April R.
    "I had knee pain for years....Dr. Thigpen and his massage therapist, Alex, relieved the pain I had been suffering from after just a few short weeks. I couldn't believe it! Now my husband and son both see him....Dr. Thigpen's office staff is amazing and genuinely cares for their patients."
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    Jo Anna Z.
    "I have 3 bulging discs in my neck...Going to a chiropractor was very scary for me but finding the right chiropractor makes all the difference....Dr. Thigpen is not only extremely professional and knowledgable, he also cares very much about his patients and their overall health."

We value your health,
your time, and your feelings.

When you visit, you can expect:

Integrated Solutions

By offering a wide range of pain relief options, we aren't tempted to restrict you to one type of treatment or assign you to one category. We consider a broad range of solutions to get you feeling better.

Fewer Hassles

Managing care among multiple practitioners in many locations can feel like a full-time job! We take the stress off your plate and smoothly coordinate your care, so you can focus on you.

A Team That Cares

You deserve a team that is not only experienced and highly skilled but also cares about you as a person. Through our warm atmosphere and friendly staff we seek to make you feel seen and heard.
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When you visit, you can expect:
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  • A professional pain management doctor in the Woodlands treating a female patient
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  • Female chiropractor in the Woodlands giving pregnancy chiropractic care to a patient lying down on her back
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Dr. Donald Thigpen of Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation

Donald Thigpen, DC, BS, CMT, Cert. DN, Cert. WT, Cert. WIBT, Cert. DTP

Dr. Donald Thigpen is licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with 20+ years of experience. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of conditions related to the spine, joints, and musculoskeletal system. Dr. Thigpen is also a certified practitioner in dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, certified Decompression Therapy Practitioner through the Kennedy Decompression Institute, certified practitioner in Whiplash Injury Biomechanics & Traumatology through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, certified practitioner in Webster Technique through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and certified practitioner in manual therapy.
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Dr. Thigpen received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College and was valedictorian of his graduating class. While at Texas Chiropractic College, he received an extensive education in human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other clinical and biological sciences. From 2001 to 2003, under the direction of Dr. Bill McGimsey, Ph.D., Dr. Thigpen was appointed to the position of gross anatomy lab instructor and performed dissections on over 150 human cadavers. From 2002 to 2003, under the direction of Dr. Hasnaa Shafik, M.D., Ph.D, Dr. Thigpen was appointed to the position of histopathology lab instructor where he assisted doctoral students in the microscopic identification of human tissues and diseases.

Dr. Thigpen's experience includes a chiropractic internship along with medical rotations in neurosurgery and rheumatology. His rotation in neurosurgery was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Edward Murphy, M.D., at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas. During his rotation in neurosurgery, Dr. Thigpen assisted Dr. Murphy with neurological examinations, observed and assisted in surgery, and received extensive instruction on neurological conditions, brain MRIs, and spine MRIs. His rotation in rheumatology was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Martin Lidsky, M.D., at the Veteran's Affair's Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Under the instruction of Dr. Lidsky, Dr. Thigpen gained valuable knowledge and experience on the proper evaluation and diagnosis of many arthritic and rheumatic conditions.

Prior to attending Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas, Dr. Thigpen completed his undergraduate studies at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In May of 2000, he graduated cum laude and received a bachelor of science degree in biology. While at MSU, he was selected to participate in a senior honors thesis research project, which he completed under the direction of Dr. Ray Neyland, Ph.D.

From 2004 to 2008, in addition to a full time practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Thigpen was an instructor at the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy where he taught human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Dr. Thigpen is also an Elsevier text book reviewer and has been recognized in three text books for his contributions. You can find him listed as a contributing editor and reviewer in Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists 2nd Edition, Massage Therapy Principles and Practice 3rd Edition, and Massage Therapy Principles and Practice 4th Edition.

Dr. Thigpen is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Neurosurgery rotation under the supervision of Dr. Edward Murphy at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Thigpen assisted with neurological examinations, observed and assisted in surgery, and received extensive instruction on neurological conditions, brain MRIs, and spine MRIs.
Rheumatology rotation under the supervision of Dr. Martin Lidsky at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Thigpen gained valuable knowledge and experience on the proper evaluation and diagnosis of many arthritic and rheumatic conditions.
Dr. Caitlin Timmons of Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation

Caitlin Timmons, DC, RN, BSN

Dr. Caitlin Timmons grew up in a military family and she has lived in 4 countries and 4 states. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University and obtained her Registered Nurse License in Texas in January of 2016. Upon graduation, she moved to Pasadena, Texas to work on a stroke immediate care unit. She became NIH Stroke certified in 2016.

Dr. Timmons continued her education at Texas Chiropractic College where she graduated Salutatorian of her class. She received academic recognition and was a member of the honor society, Omega Psi. Dr. Timmons was awarded the student Keller award. This award is given to one member of each graduating class to represent the student who has devoted the highest level of selfless service while maintaining academic excellence throughout the entire program.
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During her studies, Dr. Timmons completed her internship at the Moody Health Center in Pasadena, TX. While in school, she completed a rotation with The Bridge of Troubled Waters to provide care to women and child who were victims of domestic abuse. She also completed a rotation through University of Houston in Clear lake where she treated student athletes, staff and faculty. Another Rotation was through Kirkwood’s family practice where she worked with fourth year medical students, physician assistant students, Doctor of osteopathic students, and nurse practitioner students to fortify their diagnostic knowledge for musculoskeletal conditions. During her rotations, she treated over 500 patients.

With a decade of education dedicated to studying the human body, Dr. Timmons is highly qualified to provide the Woodlands Community with exceptional chiropractic care. Dr. Timmons is certified in the Webster Technique (a method to optimize the function of the lower back and pelvis’s biomechanics during pregnancy).

Her mission is to help patients break their pain cycle and take control of their health. She will provide treatment that optimizes every patient’s function and wellbeing. She believes in a healthy lifestyle and has a passion for educating patients on the best methods to live their healthiest life. Dr. Timmons treats all ages and she would love to treat your entire family from birth through all stages of life.

Dr. Timmons is a member of the Texas Chiropractic Association, American Chiropractic Association and Junior League of The Woodlands.
Dr. Jerry Gentry of Core Health Spine & Rehabilitation

Jerry Gentry, MD

Dr. Jerry Gentry is an interventional pain management physician. He has been practicing for over 30 years and brings empathy and expertise to patients seeking pain relief and rehabilitation. His treatment philosophy revolves around treating the body as a whole—mind, body, and spirit.
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Dr. Gentry earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Mississippi, where he joined the United States Navy and graduated cum laude in 1984. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC in 1988, then began a general surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Gentry served as a naval officer for 12 years, serving in leadership roles across several naval hospitals and health care facilities. He also provided emergency and primary care services for active-duty personnel and patients of various demographics. He eventually reached the rank of Lieutenant Commander and received three Naval Achievement Medals for his stellar service.

In addition to his clinical experience in hospitals, Dr. Gentry also has over 17 years of experience as a board-certified ringside physician at professional boxing and MMA events. Additionally, he's committed to health and fitness outside of work. He is a physique competitor, a fitness enthusiast, and enjoys power flow yoga and dancing. Dr. Gentry is a proud father to his three children, Madison, Jerrod, and MaKenna.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pain Management, the Texas Pain Society, and the Harris County Medical Association.
With chiropractic care, physical therapy, and pain management under one roof, we offer the most direct path to healing for everyone—including speciality services for babies, children, and pregnant moms.
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