Our Clinic

Upstate Spine & Sport was started with the vision of providing Greenville and the surrounding areas with unparalleled service and individual results. Our goal is to not only help you feel better and become pain-free but to empower every individual to start living healthier, more functional lives.

We offer an innovative and advanced integrated approach to provide patients with the highest standard of nonsurgical care. We serve as one of a small number of practices in the country to offer chiropractic physical medicine, soft-tissue techniques, therapeutic rehabilitation, nutrition, golf assessment, and acupuncture under one roof.

Dr. David Jolson, Chiropractor Greenville SC

Dr. David Jolson

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Kenyon College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences
  • Active Release Technique: Certified Provider
  • Titleist Performance Institute: Certified Medical Level 2 & Eldoa for Golf
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Certified Sport Provider
  • FAKTR Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue: Certified Provider
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Provider Chiropractor
  • American Chiropractic Rehab Board (DACRB): Diplomat Candidate
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Board Eligible Candidate
  • Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialing Candidate

Dr. David Jolson

Dr. David Jolson is focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, quickly relieving pain and teaching his patients how to prevent future issues. Dr. Jolson is the sports chiropractor for the Greenville Triumph, Furman University Paladins, Hincapie Racing Team, PGA Tour pros like Bill Haas and Ben Martin, and consultant for the Greenville Drive. He was voted as the Best Chiropractor in the 2018 and 2019 Greenville News Best of the Upstate.

Dr. Jolson has a unique background, combining principles from the medical profession, chiropractic, physical therapy, and sports performance. He interned with his mentor and father, Dr. Scott Jolson, MD, prior sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds. This helped David understand the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care and led to his specialty in the hip, shoulder, and spine.

After graduation, Dr. Jolson has continued his education by obtaining a growing list of additional certifications, diagnostic tools, and therapy techniques. He has presented injury prevention and biomechanical seminars throughout the country and for local athletic clubs and businesses.

In his free time, Dr. Jolson enjoys spending time with his wife and son, Miles. He also enjoys volunteering at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, reading, swimming, and playing golf. Dr. Jolson loves being a part of and serving the Greenville and Upstate community.

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Kenyon College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences
  • Active Release Technique: Certified Provider
  • Titleist Performance Institute: Certified Medical Provider: Level 2
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Certified Sport Provider
  • FAKTR Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue: Certified Provider
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Provider Chiropractor
  • American Chiropractic Rehab Board (DACRB): Diplomat Candidate
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Board Eligible Candidate
  • Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialing Candidate

“Dr. Jolson is by far the best specialist I have ever been to for my back. I hesitate to say chiropractor because he is different than every one that I have been to before. I enjoy the personal accountability that he gives his patients because it puts you on a path to healing and not just a series of band-aid fixes where you become dependent on constant adjustments.” – M.M

“He was much different than any other chiropractor I’ve ever seen, in a good way. If he’s not the best chiropractor in Greenville, I’d be shocked.” – H.J.

“Dr. Jolson has a unique approach with the combination of chiropractic and physical therapy… I learned techniques I can take with me throughout my everyday life to make me stronger and back to practicing yoga to my fullest ability.” – K.L.

Jake Aleck Greenville Chiropractor Upstate Spine & Sport

Dr. Jake Aleck

Dr. Jake Aleck is passionate about helping people perform at their best and enjoy a pain-free and active life. As both a chiropractic physician and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Dr. Aleck’s unique approach empowers his patients to reach and exceed their goals.

Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Aleck has been active in sports his entire life. As an undersized linebacker with a dream of playing Division 1 collegiate football, he fell in love with training, sports physiology, and nutrition at a young age. His hard work led to a four year career at Miami University where he won the teams strength award.

After undergraduate studies Dr. Aleck spent over 2,000 hours in strength and conditioning environments ranging from Division 1 collegiate weight rooms to elite sports performance facilities. Dr. Aleck is a strength and conditioning consultant for many athletes and coaches throughout the country.

Driven to bridge the gap between the fitness and medical professions, Dr. Aleck pursued his doctorate in chiropractic. While in graduate school he took over 700 hours of outside coursework to better serve his patients. These studies focused on combining principles from multiple disciplines ranging from physical therapy, manual therapy, and sports performance.

In his free time he enjoys exercising and embraces practicing what he preaches to better understand whatever hobby his patients may have. He appreciates traveling and spending time with friends and family, while also exploring quality coffee, food, & wine. Dr. Aleck is thrilled to serve the Greenville community.

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology & Nutrition: Miami University (OH)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences
  • Functional Range Conditioning: Mobility Specialist
  • Functional Range Assessment: Certified Assessment Specialist
  • Functional Range Release: Certified Provider
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Credentialing Candidate
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Provider Chiropractor
  • Active Release Technique: Certified Provider
  • American Chiropractic Rehab Board (DACRB): Diplomat Candidate
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Board Eligible Candidate
  • Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialing Candidate
Fran Jolson, Acupuncturist in Greenville, SC
Fran Jolson, Acupuncturist in Greenville, SC

Fran Jolson, L.AC

Fran Jolson is thrilled to be back home in Greenville. Fran attended Riverside High School and is a graduate of Wake Forest University.

After finishing her undergraduate studies, Fran worked in Chicago for the Western Golf Association and Evans Scholars Program as an event coordinator for fundraising events.

Her path to acupuncture and wellness has been a very personal journey. While in Chicago, Fran struggled with women’s health and digestive issues.

Like many patients, she tried many different traditional medical providers, seeking relief from her conditions – but nothing was working. Finally, Fran decided to take an alternative approach. She began acupuncture treatments, changed her diet and lifestyle – and finally saw results.

When she realized the power of holistic, alternative medicine, she was inspired to enroll at National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) to pursue the study of acupuncture, so she could help other people realize the same benefits she has experienced herself.

In 2016, Fran graduated as valedictorian with a Masters of Science in acupuncture (M.S.Ac.). She has also completed board examinations and holds certification from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of South Carolina.

Fran has completed 420 hours in her clinical acupuncture internship at NUHS, as well as 200 hours in the Pain Clinic at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in downtown Chicago.

She has a passion for treating digestive issues and anxiety disorders and has accrued many continuing education hours in those fields. Fran’s practice also includes treatments for pain management, headaches and migraines, fertility issues, stress, men’s health, psycho-emotional disorders, addictions, and more.

Fran uses traditional acupuncture, cupping, acupressure and moxibustion. Along with East Asian Medicine therapies, she also incorporates a variety of Western techniques into her patient care. Fran believes in educating and empowering her patients to take charge of their own health and wellness beyond the treatment rooms.

In her free time, you can find Fran chasing after her son, Miles, spending time with her husband and their large and constantly growing family. She also loves trying new fitness classes around town, watching movies, and reading. Fran is excited to serve the Upstate community.