Dr. Carolyn DeSimone Longacre (nicknamed in the office as "Dr. D") graduated from Western Carolina University in 2005 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry. She graduated from Life University College of Chiropractic with her Doctorate in Chiropractic in 2012, started practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2013-2016 and has been practicing in South Carolina since July 2016. She has been practicing in the Greenville/Mauldin, SC area since July 2017.
Dr. D’s interest in chiropractic took shape while growing up and observing back problems her father, a General Contractor, sustained performing various construction projects. Throughout her childhood, she watched as her father constantly threw his back out and ended up on the couch for days on end. One weekend after moving furniture, he suffered severe pain down both his legs. A colleague of his suggested seeing a local chiropractor. Because he wasn’t able to drive, Dr. D drove her father to his chiropractic appointments all those summer mornings. Over time, she noticed that he was getting better and was able to function and move without any drugs or surgery. It was amazing! She finally decided to follow her father into the treatment room, where she met his doctor and asked if she could see more. After a few weeks of shadowing the chiropractor and observing the amazing results of other patients, she was hooked and wanted to be part of this profession that improved people’s quality of life!
Growing up, Dr. D struggled with sinus issues, allergies, ear aches, and sore throats. When she was four years old, she had tubes surgically inserted in her ears, and yet again at seven years old. Over time it alleviated some of the symptoms, but it didn’t fix the problem. She was left with moderate scar tissue in both of her ears and moderate loss of her sense of smell. While volunteering in a chiropractor’s office, she started to get adjusted, and found over time she didn’t have to take her allergy medicine anymore, and was less congested! One of her focuses is to help children and pregnant mothers get chiropractic care to avoid these issues along with other childhood issues. Dr. D believes that children should have the best foundation to grow and start a wonderful healthy life! Dr. D is a member of ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) and has been certified in Webster’s technique since April 2015.
Dr. D loves sports. She plays volleyball and tennis, and ballroom dances. She was also an aerobics instructor and personal trainer in her undergraduate years. She still continues to play recreational volleyball today in her off time. Being active keeps the spine healthy!