Our Story

At Axis Chiropractic, our mission is to make a positive impact on the Charleston community by helping to improve the overall health and well-being of our neighbors. We believe that an informed and educated community fosters a culture of health and wellness. Our approach is unique and different, as we utilize the corrective care chiropractic model, which is the most researched and published technique in chiropractic history.

This model enables us to provide long-term benefits for your posture and overall health, going beyond mere pain relief. Our team is dedicated to educating and inspiring people to understand the underlying causes of sickness and disease, allowing for a lifetime shift from chronic pain and disease towards optimal health and longevity.

Why Choose Us?

Our approach to your health is scientific, comprehensive, and thorough. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, we support optimal health and wellness through supplementation, postural rehabilitation of the spine and ligaments, functional rehabilitation of muscles, physiotherapy, and specific targeted soft tissue mobilization techniques.

Our team stays up-to-date with the latest proven treatment methods to achieve optimum function and performance through continuing education training. By obtaining certification in the most advanced chiropractic technique for postural corrective care, Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), you can rest assured that we are at the top of our game when it comes to your health.

Choose Axis Chiropractic for a unique, effective, and scientifically-backed approach to improving your health and well-being.

Superior Care Offered by Remarkable Individuals

Get acquainted with the extraordinary team at Axis Chiropractic in Charleston, SC, whose skill and devotion to client satisfaction pave the way for an unmatched health, beauty, and wellness experience.

Led by Dr. Lee Russo, who has been in practice for 18 years in Georgia and South Carolina, the team at Axis Chiropractic is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to their patients.

Axis Chiropractic is unique in its approach, specializing in corrective care chiropractic and spinal rehab. Dr. Russo is a Chiropractic Biophysics Certified practitioner, ensuring that patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available. The team at Axis Chiropractic stays up-to-date with the latest proven treatment methods through continuing education training.

With a focus on correcting spine and posture deficiencies that negatively impact overall health, Axis Chiropractic is the go-to destination for those seeking superior care from remarkable individuals in Charleston, SC.

Our Team

Dr. Lee Russo

Owner and Chiropractor

18+ Years Experience


Dr. Justin Tretera

Doctor of Chiropractic

14+ Years Experience


Rachelle Russo

Office Manager

Patient Care Coordinator


Brian Green

Rehab Coordinator

Graduated in 2016


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Meet the remarkable team at Axis Chiropractor in Charleston, SC, dedicated to delivering outstanding care. Their commitment ensures a superior chiropractic experience for every patient.

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Explore the epitome of health and wellness at Axis Chiropractor in Charleston, SC, where our proficient team provides customized care, innovative treatments, and superior comfort.

Patient Testimonials

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Based on 128 reviews
One of the best chiropractor offices I've ever been to. I really look forward to going here once a week. The combination of physical therapy, traction and chiropractor adjustments have really helped me.
Kathy Woolsey
Kathy Woolsey
Initially I went in to see Dr. Lee and his team because I was in serious pain. I was told that I could get an adjustment but they wanted more details as to why I was hurting. Dr. Lee took X-Rays and realized I had some issues to correct. He has taken the time to correct the issue that I was not aware of and 36 visits later through his intensive correction procedures I feel like a new man and am actually taller than I thought! great doc and team could not give them a referral great enough for what they do…
Bryce Shaner
Bryce Shaner
The team at Axis went above and beyond for me. I was on vacation,visiting from Indiana, and had neck and back pain. They got me in the same day, aleveated my pain and said if I had another issue to just call. They even called my chiropractor in Indiana and talked to him about my back issues 1st to make sure they knew what problems I had going on. They provided treatment I had not had before that was very beneficial. I wish they were my full time chiropractic team.
John Emshwiller
John Emshwiller
I had a pain on my shoulders, the muscles were constantly tense and very tired at the end of the day. It even gave me headaches. I took massages and tried to stretch muscles, but only a technique from Dr. Lee really helped me and allowed me to completely forget about the pain!!He helped to make a correct curve of my neck! It took 30 sessions but the result is Great!! I’m very thankful! Everytime when I have a pain because of sport I come back here. I’ve been in three more chiropractors’ offices before, but a real result I got only here.
Evgeniya А.M.
Evgeniya А.M.
Dr Russo is so accommodating with children, when my child had an injury, he could see us the same day and prescribed affordable and effective laser treatment that worked just in two treatments, child couldn’t lift her wrist on Tuesday and could play tennis on Sunday that same week!
Oxana Smith
Oxana Smith
I can’t even begin to say how friendly and compassionate everyone in the office is. Dr Russo is a life saver! It’s actually fun to go spend time with them, even when in pain. Thank you Axis team!
Stacy Golden
Stacy Golden
February 2023When you get older, you’ll have a variety of issues over time! I am now 73 years old, and in December I hoisted my KitchenAid mixer to the counter and pulled a muscle in my shoulder. I was miserable for several days and could hardly function and could not lay down to sleep! Immediately after Christmas, I got back to Dr. Russo for treatment. Using the decompression table and other treatments, I am now pain free and I wanted you to know!March 15, 2023I will continue to need Axis Chiropractic and Dr. Russo to keep my spine and low back in alignment. But I have left knee pain as this joint has not been replaced and I have arthritis. This week I have started laser treatment on this knee and after two of them, I am starting to feel improvement! So I will report again when these treatments are done!Original Review:I had never been to a chiropractor, but I knew I had to find some relief from my constant back pain which was keeping me from both moving and sleeping. I was also suffering from arthritis in my feet. I was having foot injections every three months for that pain which only helped part of the time. And I had had several falls resulting in dizziness (inner ear?). Dr. Russo and his staff have done wonders for me in all three respects. I feel wonderful now after three months and I highly recommend Dr. Russo! He treats all your problems and corrects your deficits. When your spine is out of alignment, it is amazing how it can throw your body off! Thanks, Axis!I actually wrote the above review seven months ago! I am feeling wonderful, and I see Dr. Lee once a week now. I want to let everyone know he has added a Triton Decompression Table that I tried yesterday — it is fantastic! It gently stretches the low back, and I can see how it will benefit so many of his patients! Come in and let Dr. Lee and his staff get you moving for the summer!
Pattie Rivers
Pattie Rivers
Dr. Russo and his team have helped reduce the pain and discomfort I experience related to arthritis in my neck and feet. They took the time to educate me on the medical causes of my pain, and are working diligently to correct my spinal abnormalities. They never rush me through the therapy and treatments. I have found the class 4 laser therapy incredibly effective in nearly eliminating the arthritic pain in my foot. I feel that Dr. Russo is truly committed to improving the condition of his patients.
No doubt you're reading this review as you are in need of chiropractic care and in some sort of pain. I certainly was in pain 3 weeks ago and even after reading the positive reviews, it is still hard to make a decision as there are many doctors to choose from in the area. I selected Axis Chiropractics located on James Island as many of the reviews stated, “They treated you like family”. That in itself did not explain much but it got me in the door but was not the only reason I selected them for my continuing treatment. I realize this is a bit long but worth the read in making your decision.I walked in with no appointment, and at the front desk explained I was in pain and need help. I was asked to wait a couple of minutes and the doctor would come to see me. Doctor Lee Russo introduced himself and since we were alone in the front waiting area sat down and asked me to have a seat. I told him my issues and he listened carefully and then explained his method of service and any costs that may be associated with it.I immediately made my decision to stay and was taken into the back for a full set of x-rays. He then gave me an initial adjustment which did make me feel a bit better. He then told me if I could return the next day he would have the x-rays and a plan of treatment for me.The next day during the consultation he showed me the actual x-rays of my spine in a computer program designed to compare spine alignments. My spine alignment was indicated with a red line and a green line indicated a normal alignment. He then explained to me what the issues were and what his plan was to correct them. Additionally, he explained that the newest methods in chiropractics are not only to relieve an immediate problem but to actually correct the underlying issues through actually re-aligning one's spine. After our consultation I was totally convinced I had made the right choice and started with the plan he designed for me that day.It has now been 3 weeks and the improvement in my back and posture has been above and beyond my expectations. Doctor Russo and his staff are experienced professionals that show care and compassion. Yes, I also agree with many of the other reviews, they do make you “feel like family”, which is a plus in my book.
Mark Kotlarich
Mark Kotlarich
If you want to feel better, laugh, be in a great environment, and make awesome sounds when getting adjusted this is the place for you. I love Dr. R and his entire staff. They are caring, amazing, personable, and fun. Can't do life without them now!
Amy Sanders
Amy Sanders
I cannot say enough about how great Dr. Lee and his staff have been. They have worked miracles. I have had chronic back and knee pain for years. I can now walk without that pain! Check them out!!!
Tracey Wright
Tracey Wright

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