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Hello!

Our Mission

To provide our patients excellence in clinical care in a clean, comfortable, professional healing environment. To educate our patients about their diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. To counsel them on prevention and management of their condition to better their quality of life, restore function to their body, decrease their symptoms and return them to their activities.

Meet Dr. Jonathan Dehors, DC

I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. After completing high school I felt a call of duty to serve my country. Following in the footsteps of my father and my grandfather, at the age of seventeen, I joined the United States Marine Corps. I was ultimately stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

While serving my country, I suffered an injury to my lower back. I tried physical therapy with no relief. The only other option available through the Veterans system was pain medication and back surgery. Neither of the options were acceptable to me. I wanted a solution for my problem. Therefore, after my honorable discharge, I sought out chiropractic care to investigate what they could do for me.

I spent several weeks in treatment from a local chiropractor. At the conclusion of care, I became practically pain free.  My doctor involved me in my treatment and overall care answering all my questions and explaining the ultimate goal. He advised me on nutrition and rehabilitation exercises in order for me to progress more efficiently and effectively.

This new found relief aided in my decision to become a chiropractor and help others the same way I was helped. I went back to school and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Syracuse University. I then continued on to New York Chiropractic College and received my Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

While enrolled at NYCC, I invented and patented an instrument named ConnecTX. This tool is used to treat soft tissue dysfunction, such as fibrous adhesions or scar tissue and trigger points.  This tool is of great interest to other professionals in my field and after working closely with NYCC in order to develop specific protocols for its use on patients, I am proud to announce the technique began being taught in 2012 at New York Chiropractic College. The goal of this tool will be of great therapy to chiropractic patients and hopefully doctors will experience less wear and tear on their own joints prolonging their ability to treat patients. This is an exciting collaboration for me and gives me a great satisfaction to be a contributor to the chiropractic profession.

After spending eight years in school in upstate New York, I felt it was time for a change of scenery to a warmer climate.  Upon graduation, I moved to Apex, North Carolina.  I worked with a local chiropractor for 4 months, at which time I realized I wanted to practice on my own and treat patients with the most up to date, evidence based practices that chiropractic has to offer.

After 1 year in NC, I realized there really isn’t anything like being home with family and friends, so I decided to return to Syracuse, NY…not to mention over 100 degrees is a little much.

I am excited to be home and look forward to being an asset to the people of Syracuse.

Some of the services we provide

Corrects the motion in a joint and relieves pressure from the nerves, creating better overall health in the individual receiving the adjustment.

Performed with a doctors own hands or more aggressively with an instrument to help a patient regain their range of motion and rid them of chronic pain.

Physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises improve strength, core stability, range of motion, endurance, joint mobilization to reduce stiffness and relieve pain.

Heat helps with many complaints including arthritis, muscle spasms, sprains and muscle strains, while cold is excellent if you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury.

Recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices as well as offering vitamins and supplements that assist our patients to live the healthiest lifestyle possible.

We are proud to work with

NY Chiropractic College
ConnecTX
Douglas Laboratories
Metagenics
Sole Supports
Standard Process
Biofreeze
CryoDerm

What clients say

  • I was told about Upper Hand Chiropractic from a friend at work. She had ranted and raved about him for the past few weeks. I’m on my feet a lot at work and my knees and bottom of my feet have been bothering me lately. So, I figured I’d give it a try. Dr. Jon knew the problem immediately. He suggested custom orthotics because I have flat feet. He explained in detail about how my foundation was the issue. He even suggested trying a cheap pair from Walmart that may help instead of selling me an expensive pair he supplies. Between his knowledge, compassion and honesty, he is definitely my first choice for any future aches and pains. Btw, the cheap pair worked and my pain is gone.

    Suzette B. | Raleigh, NC
    Massive Knee and Foot Pain
  • Terrific chiropractor!  I went to Dr Dehors for some issues with my back and arms and he has helped me tremendously.  He takes the time to explain the probable causes of the pain you’re feeling, the treatments he’s going to use and how it will be effective.   He utilizes deep tissue therapies along with the traditional adjustments for a very effective result.  Dr Dehors is very caring and talented and would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic chiropractor.

    Joanna C. | Liverpool, NY
    Back and arm pain
  • Excellent chiropractor! First time in years that I haven’t been in pain. Initially, I was skeptical about seeing another chiropractor as I have tried many in the past, but I am so glad that I did. Dr Dehors does more than just cracking my back. He worked on my muscles, adjusted and gave me exercises. Highly recommend Dr. Dehors!!

    Danielle S. | Liverpool, NY
    Finally Pain Free
  • Very good place, amazing people. Nice experience  I feel so good after the treatment. I will highly recommend this to my friends.

    Galina S. | Apex, NC
    Happy Client
  • I would highly recommend Dr. Dehors for any pain management needs. I have been in constant pain for over 5 years now, going from Doctor to Doctor with no results. I was referred by a friend to try Dr. Dehors. From my first apt I felt relief immediately, and my pain has decreased with each visit, allowing me to return to the activities I love & living a pain free lifestyle.

    Jennifer O. | Utica, NY
    Highly Recommend
  • I had back pain that would not go away with stretching exercises and pain medication. My family doctor suggested physical therapy and massage therapy but the cost was going to be high. Dr. Dehors combined the work of chiropractor, massage therapist, physical therapist, and stretching exercise coach into one.  Am so grateful to find relief in a more affordable fashion. He takes the time needed to figure out the problem and customize treatment to your needs…all with a smile.

    Ruth S. | Chapel Hill, NC
    Severe Back Pain
  • I’ve had lower back pain and sciatica (shooting pain down my leg and numbness) off and on for a couple years now with only some relief with medication, physical therapy and other chiropractors. After only the first treatment with Dr. Dehors, I felt so much better. I had less back pain and my sciatica didn’t bother me for 3 days. This was unheard of for me. He performed deep tissue massage, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy exercises all on the first visit. I have been to other chiropractors in the area and I have to say Dr. Dehors is by far the best I’ve seen!!!

    Gary S. | Lafayette, NY
    Lower Back Pain and Sciatica
  • I began seeing Dr. Dehors because I had neck pain and numbness and tingling in my right arm. My medical doctor scheduled me with an orthopedist that I had to wait 2 months to see. I wanted relief now and the muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories weren’t really helping. So, I was recommended by a friend to go to Upper Hand Chiropractic and give it a try. I have to say it was not what I expected. Dr. Dehors spent time with me to figure out what was wrong and began treatment that same day. He was professional and very knowledgeable. He explained everything and made sure I was comfortable before proceeding. The next day I felt 50% better. The numbness was less frequent and the pain was much better. I was absolutely amazed. It’s been only 3 weeks and I’m practically pain free. I will be canceling the orthopedist appointment. Thank you Dr. Dehors!!!

    Lisa G. | Syracuse, NY
    Neck Pain with Numbness
  • Being a school bus driver, I had severe lower back and shoulder pain which really made my job difficult. I was speaking with one of the students moms and she recommended that I see Dr. Dehors. I had been to several chiropractors in the Syracuse area and was not enthusiastic about seeing another one. The lady kept insisting that Dr. Dehors is different and I really should give him a try. I had nothing to lose at this point, my pain was not letting up. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Dehors and after the exam, he used an instrument on my shoulder. What really amazed me was that when Dr. Dehors was touching areas of my back, he knew exactly what hurt. I left there with still a little pain. I figured that the next day it will be back again, with a vengeance—I truly cannot believe that my shoulder pain was gone, 100% and my back pain was much less. On my second visit, Dr. Dehors gave me a few exercises to do and since then, I truly am pain free. I asked Dr. Dehors how he was able to help me while the other 4 chiropractors that I had been to were not successful, he said “that he has a lot of respect for chiropractors, but most of them went to school 15-20 years ago. There have been many advances in the chiropractic field and unless they go back to school and come up to speed, you will only be getting what they were taught. In essence, in 1995 they had dial up, 2012 you can get 50M cable internet. With the relief Dr. Dehors has given me, I can honestly say he is the Best Chiropractor in Syracuse.

    Tyrone J. | Nedrow, NY
    Severe Back and Shoulder Pain
  • My 9 year old was complaining of headaches almost everyday. It was to the point where the school requested I bring in medicine so they could give it to him to address his headaches.  After only 4 visits with Dr. Dehors, he experienced significantly fewer headaches, and those he still has are less severe.

    The individual attention this doctor gives each patient places him a notch above other specialists in his field. He believes that since the muscles and bones are connected, it’s silly to treat one without treating the other. (ok, “silly” is my word, not his). In addition to treating my son’s muscles, Dr. Dehors gave us stretching and strengthening exercises to do at home. The more closely we follow his instructions, the better my son feels. As a parent, it is such a relief to know there is something besides pain medicine that makes my son’s headaches go away.

    Mary N. | Cary, NC
    Help with Headaches
  • I was very skeptical of chiropractic before seeing Dr. Jon. I’ve had right shoulder pain for a few years now and was diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear 2 years ago and have been to physical therapy, tried cortisone shots, and an orthopedist suggested surgery. I don’t want surgery and nothing else has gotten rid of my pain, so I finally got talked into going to a chiropractor. Dr. Jon was quite knowledgeable on my shoulder condition and explained in greater detail what was going on. He started treatment the first day. I was definitely a little sore the couple days following, but couldn’t believe the difference. My shoulder finally felt better. I have been seeing Dr. Jon for 3 weeks now and I am pain free. I still have more work to do on my own, but now there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you!

    Paul N. | Baldwinsville NY
    Shoulder Pain
  • I have suffered from knee pain for about 10 years (my PCP had no answer except Ibuprofen) and finally two years ago I gave up on running because it wasn’t worth the pain anymore.  I went to see Dr. Dehors and after the first visit I was in less pain and after the fourth visit I was virtually pain free. He fitted me for orthotics and now I am completely pain free!  I even went for a run last week. Very nice office, professional Dr., and I will be back to see him for maintenance visits!!!!

    Casey D. | Apex, NC
    Knee Pain