Meet the Chiropractor

chiropractor portsmouth nhMeet Craig Shannon, DC: Chiropractor in Portsmouth, NH

Dr. Craig Shannon, DC is the owner and chiropractor of Shannon Chiropractic Clinic in Portsmouth, NH.  Originally from Los Angeles, CA, he moved to Colorado after high school where he attended and graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Exercise and Sport Science–Medicine.  His studies there piqued his interest in helping others:

I wanted to be able to help before people were on the operating table.  Being able to make changes early and put people on a better path with exercise and nutrition was the goal.  Chiropractic care seemed to be the perfect fit.

He continued his studies in San Jose, CA receiving his chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2003 with Cum Laude honors.  He returned to Boulder, CO to pursue his professional chiropractic career, and–little did he know—to meet Robbin, a New Hampshire native who would eventually become his wife.  After some time together, she was able to convince him to pull up his roots and relocate to the beautiful seacoast of New Hampshire.  Dr. Craig is now a proud member of the New Hampshire population and couldn’t be happier!  Additionally, Dr. Craig and his wife welcomed their first child, a beautiful, happy and healthy baby boy named Connor, in November of 2016.  Their second amazing baby boy, named Ethan arrived in April of 2019.

 I love being a chiropractor in Portsmouth, NH.  The city itself and the surrounding towns have so much charm.  I keep a running list of all the places I hope to visit and activities to check out.  I especially enjoy being so close to the ocean once again!

Dr. Craig has devoted himself to the field of chiropractic for the past 16 years.   During this time, he has been a member of:

  • International Honor Society – Pi Tau Delta
  • Colorado Chiropractic Association
  • New Hampshire Chiropractic Association

Dr. Craig has also received the following accolades since opening the doors to Shannon Chiropractic Clinic in 2012:

  • One of New Hampshire’s Top Chiropractors by New Hampshire Magazine (2014)
  • 1stPlace chiropractor by SeacoastOnline.comReader’s Choice Awards(2016)
  • Patient Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Chiropractors (2016/2019)
  • Rated as one of the top chiropractors in New Hampshire by Top Rated Local (2019)

When Dr. Craig isn’t treating patients, he enjoys staying active.  He grew up on the soccer field, but also enjoys volleyball, golf, snowboarding and hiking. Leading such an active life style, he empathizes with the aches and pains that go along with living life to its fullest.

 We all want to enjoy and participate in our lives and that begins with taking care of our bodies.   Proper alignment of the spine allows the nerves and muscles to work at optimum efficiency.  It lets the body heal itself and function the way it is meant to. Where taking a pain killer will mask any pain you’re experiencing, chiropractic can remove subluxations—getting to the root of the problem—allowing the body to return to normal. The effects of chiropractic care are amplified when experienced in addition to exercising, stretching, eating right and getting the proper amount of sleep.  I truly love helping my patients stay healthy and active leading to a fuller and happier life.














IMG_1319Meet Sue

Sue is the happy voice/smile that greets you as you enter the office or speaks to you on the phone.  She has been a chiropractic patient for over 15 years and has worked in a chiropractic office for over 10 years. Sue is a 2004 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic with an Associate of Science degree in Chiropractic Technology.  Sue came to Shannon Chiropractic Clinic in March 2014.  She loves interacting with our patients and seeing them progress as they regain their health and wellness.

Sue grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Stratham with her husband Chris.  She enjoys spending time with her extensive family and in the warmer months enjoys being outside playing tennis and taking walks on may of the local nature trails as well as the beach.





Nicole Hart

 Meet Nicole (Massage Therapist)

A New Hampshire native, Nicole graduated from the Massage and Bodywork program at McIntosh College in 2007. She has over 14 years of personable, professional, and reliable results in holistic massage and bodywork.

Nicole quickly began working alongside chiropractors, helping patients overcome patterns of pain and dysfunction they were experiencing. Throughout her career, she was able to observe and refine the optimal techniques, modalities, and holistic approaches, to create a lasting and beneficial massage and bodywork experience.

With continued education and special interest in pathology, she is able to work with the variety of conditions that lead to tension, chronic and acute pain, or discomfort, that keep you from feeling your best. What is therapeutic for one person, may not be for another; that is why Nicole dedicates time to truly understanding each individual’s needs and helps to restore range of motion, facilitate healing, and an overall balanced sense of well-being.

Nicole’s experience working with chiropractic patients and veterans allows her to offer clients a tailored and comprehensive massage therapy treatment that will bring you relief and help you get back to a better feeling you!

To schedule a massage with Nicole, please call her at (207)205-4446 or schedule directly from her website at

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Ways to Improve your Health

  • Spinal Adjustments
  • Extremity Adjustments
  • Stretches
  • Exercise
  • Proper Diet
  • Ergonomic setup at office
  • Massages
  • Traction
  • Proper amount of sleep
  • Decrease stress
  • Proper mechanics