By Deb Everts
Residents of Ellicottville and the surrounding area will soon have a new chiropractic option in town with the scheduled opening Tuesday, Jan. 16 of a satellite office for Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain.
The office will be located at the Ellicottville Square Building, 43 Bristol Lane, off Fillmore Avenue.
Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain, founded by Dr. Darren Bell, is a full-service chiropractic office, with its primary location at 4535 Southwestern Blvd. in Hamburg. Dr. Bell said the new location in Ellicottville will also be a full-service chiropractic facility and new patients are welcome.
Dr. Bell is a 1991 graduate of Life University School of Chiropractic in Marietta, Ga., and has been in practice for 26 years. Since that time, he has been caring for patients and said in a recent interview he works with patients of all ages, the youngest being a newborn baby and the oldest being 103.
He has assembled a team of like-minded medical specialists who are available for consultation and co-treatment when a patient’s needs require it.
“I have advanced training in trauma and personal injury, so we spend a lot of time with patients in those situations,” Bell said. “I work very closely with all kinds of medical doctors including pain management, neurosurgeons, primary care doctors, and it works really well.”
According to Dr. Bell, he has provided chiropractic care to many high school, college and professional athletes, as well as the former Arena Football League team, the Buffalo Destroyers. He was also the official chiropractor of the Buffalo Jills.
In addition, he occasionally gets called to the arena to adjust celebrities who are in town.
In the past, Dr. Bell has been a frequent guest on radio and television and, for several years, he was host of the “Chiropractic For Life” radio show, which was featured on AM1230 WECK in Buffalo. As host, he interviewed various celebrities in the world of health and fitness including the late Jack Lalanne, best-selling author Dr. Bernie Siegel, Barefoot Ted McDonald, who was featured in the book, “Born To Run” and ESPY Winner Kyle Maynard.
Bell said he is very familiar with Ellicottville. He spends a lot of time in the area, especially for recreational activities, and loves it.
“Part of the reason I’ve always liked Ellicottville is I’m a runner. In the summer, I trail run a lot, so I go to Holiday Valley and run trails there. I’ve actually run trail races there a few times,” he said. “I’m also an avid road cyclist and I ride the roads in Ellicottville.”
Bell and his, wife, Dina, live in Hamburg with their three children.
The office is located in the Ellicottville Square Building, near Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza and the Ellicottville Times office, just off Route 219. Business hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 649-9200. For more information, email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bellchiropracticonline.com.