our mission

Our mission is to connect with people through health and guide them to a life of freedom. Simply, we love helping people get back to who and what they love.

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Hi, I'm Chris,

"I stand for a world where every person has the opportunity to achieve their desired level of health despite what they have been told or conditioned to believe."


Dr. Chris Collins was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He received a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from University of Southern Mississippi and a doctoral degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. Prior to attending chiropractic school, Dr. Collins interned in a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program and was planning to apply for medical school to pursue his passion for holistic health. Dr. Collins changed his route and chose to become a chiropractor after personally working for a chiropractic doctor who emphasized the body's natural ability to heal with a properly functioning nerve system. He witnessed many patients suffering from chronic issues have their problems totally resolve because of chiropractic. It was after this that Dr. Collins felt the call to the profession to help others change their lives and health.

During school, Dr. Collins was an active representative on the student government council. He spent his free time working with his wife, Erin Collins, and Dr. Tony Giordani at Upper Cervical Spine Center in Taylors, SC. Between studying in school and working in practices, Dr. Collins was inspired to find a standard of care which implemented the most effective foundational and innovative clinical practices. Dr. Collins has advanced training in Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique, which is one of the oldest, most researched, and most advanced applications of chiropractic today. He is an active participant in The Art of the Specific Upper Cervical training group. In his practice experience, Dr. Collins has helped multiple people with serious neurological conditions such as: fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, Meniere’s disease, anxiety, depression and various pain syndromes. Dr. Collins also holds advanced certification in Torque Release Technique.  

In 2017, Dr. Collins and his rockstar wife relocated to Chattanooga, TN to set down roots in their new community. His passion is studying the Human Nervous System and understanding its ability to integrate physical, emotional, and chemical forces in the body. His hope is that by sharing his knowledge, skill, and service with those in his community, he will impact the health and wellness of that community as a whole.

Hi, I'm Erin,

"I am here to help ensure your time at the office is simple, pleasant, and efficient."

Erin Collins holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern Mississippi.  She has managed two chiropractic offices prior to opening Novel Chiropractic with Dr. Chris Collins. When she's not working on the business, she enjoys doing outdoor activities or cooking in the kitchen. Health has always been a primary focus for Erin, which is why she loves the chiropractic lifestyle. She found the value through her own experience of being healed of severe chronic migraines, as well as finding an overall new state of wellness since starting upper cervical care. Erin enjoys serving in the chiropractic profession and will be happy to help you in answering any related questions.