Welcome to Mattern Chiropractic
Your West Lafayette Chiropractor

For more information or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mattern, call (765) 463-7337 today!


Welcome to Mattern Chiropractic!

We have been serving Lafayette, West Lafayette, and the surrounding area out of our small, friendly office for almost 30 years. Dr. James Mattern is dedicated to providing safe, effective solutions modified to fit your unique needs and pain symptoms.

What We Do:

Our goal at Mattern Chiropractic is to provide the best possible care for you, as well as quickly relieve any pain or discomfort that you may be experiencing. While Dr. Mattern will not prescribe drugs, he may suggest supplements, nutritional protocols, or orthopedic stabilization in an effort to increase your level of health naturally.

What is Chiropractic:

“Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.”

       -American Chiropractic Association

Conditions Commonly Helped by Chiropractic:

This is a very generalized summary, evaluation always required.  We have excellent results with symptoms and issues that stem from muscles, joints and connective tissue, about 65% of all complaints people experience stem from such maladies.  We are often able to help.


Tension type 

Post-concussive residuals


Generalized Stress response cephalgia

Myofascial referred pain syndromes

Temporomandibular joint compromise


Neck Pain:

 Injury-acute, and chronic residuals

Disc, facet, joint capsule referred pain

Myofascial pain

Postural pain syndromes- upper-cross, forward head posture

Degenerative disc compromise

Loss of normal cervical lordosis

Systemic inflammatory concurrents


Segmental joint dysfunction

Referred pain pending differential


Range of motion limitations


 Range of motion limitations

Joint dysfunction- AC joint, sternoclavicular, glenohumeral

Nonsurgical cuff tears-(Partial thickness)

Bursitis, fasciitis, tendonitis, tendinosis

Postural stress

Overuse, repetitive injury

Degenerative osteoarthritis

Systemic inflammatory concurrents

Work and sport injury/compromise

Referred pain pending differentials


Back Pain:

Postural stress 


 Ergonomic strain

Disc, rib joints, facet  joint injury

Connective tissue strains


Referred pain differentials


Low Back Pain:

 DJD-disc degenerative disease

Disc injury

Herniated disc

Facet joint injury, altered movement


Core Weakness

Postural faults driving pain syndromes

Sub-failure Ligamentous injury

Kinetic chain dysfunction

Lower cross syndrome (muscle imbalance)

Referred pain differentials

Myofascial pain syndromes

Diet induced pro-inflammatory pain syndromes



Sacro tuberous ligament sprain

Iliolumbar ligament sprain

Hip muscle strain

Groin/Hamstring pulls

Altered movement pattern

Kinetic chain dysfunctions

Myofascial pain syndromes


Lower-cross syndrome




Pes Anserine bursitis

Collateral ligament sprain

Pre-patellar bursitis

Patellar tracking anomalies

Joint dysfunction

Traction injuries of Sharpies fibers (enthesis)  

Tendonitis/ tendinosis

Knee laxity/chronic non-surgical instabilities



Myofascial pain syndromes

Shin splints

Joint dysfunction


Altered joint kinetics

Long term fibrotic soft tissue residuals

Flat feet/pes planus

Plantar fasciitis

Turf toe

Morton’s neuroma

Achilles tendonitis/osis

Gastrocnemius strain

Enthesis, insertional tendinopathies

Leg length inequalities

Gait dysfunction

Kinetic chain joint dysfunction

Joint hypomobilities and fibrosis


Dr. James Mattern

West Lafayette Chiropractor | Mattern Chiropractic

1231 Cumberland Ave                                                                                                   West Lafayette, IN 47906                                                                                           (765) 463-7337

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!


Meet the Chiropractor

Learn Who We Are

  • James Mattern

    Dr. Mattern first gained experience with the positive impact chiropractic can have on an individual in the late 1970’s when his father began seeing a chiropractor. Dr. Mattern again experienced the positive impact of chiropractic when he was in extreme pain in high school following a tough wrestling practice. Ultimately, from these experiences, he realized that chiropractors are capable of making a huge impact on movement, function, and overall well-being.

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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I've suffered from migraines my entire life. As I've gotten older they have increased in frequency to about 3 times a week. No pain killers, either over- the-counter or prescribed have ever been able to take away one of my migraines in the same day. But if I visit Dr. Mattern, and he adjust me, my headaches are usually gone within a few hours and they stay gone for quite awhile. Unbelievable! I would recommend at least trying chiropractic care if you suffer from migraines too. "
    Julie Boutelle

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Mattern Chiropractic


8:00 am-1:00 pm

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2:15 pm-5:30 pm