Welcome to Hug Chiropractic Clinic

We are pleased that you have taken the time to learn more about Hug Chiropractic Clinic. Dr. Reginald Hug acquired the practice in 1971 and built a model for chiropractic care that was ethical, honest and based on quality research. In 2003 he announced his successor, Dr. Brad Russell, who has endeavored to use contemporary scientific evidence to provide the best care not only to the over the mountain community but now to the greater Birmingham area as well.

Recognizing the need for high quality chiropractic care in adjacent areas around Birmingham, we began recruiting exceptional like-minded chiropractors who strive to deliver superior, conservative treatment. Dr. Lake Franklin joined the practice in 2008 followed by Dr. Leesha Kaiser in 2022.  We acquired Dr. Jonathan Griffiths' practice in Clay/Chalkville in 2012 staffed by Dr. Bill Elliott and opened a Gardendale/Fultondale facility in 2016 now staffed by Dr. Loran Meadows.

Our mission is to provide the most conservative, evidenced-based, ethical, and effective treatment model for patients suffering from mechanical pain, i.e., back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches and other pain syndromes related to muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints. From our initial consultation through treatment or referral, you can be confident that the Hug Chiropractic staff will recommend the most appropriate and highest quality protocols possible.

Please take a moment to navigate our site and learn more about us and our efforts to improve the quality of your health. Welcome to the first step in your journey towards feeling better.

Brad Russell, D.C., F.I.C.C
Clinic Director | Hug Chiropractic Clinic

3153 Cahaba Heights Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35243

Meet the Chiropractor

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Nathan Anderson
    Dr. Anderson has been freeing people from pain since 1980 in his clinic in San Diego, CA. As a Chiropractor with experience, our professionals are committed to promoting the health and well being of his patients.
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  • Maya Moore
    'I have always believed in the alternative to traditional medicine. I never was the type of person to take medications or pop a Tylenol or Advil. Working with Dr. Anderson I continue to learn how the body works and what happens when it is not working properly. Now I know that I the potential and power to heal comes from within.I love working with Dr. Anderson because he helps me live a more fulfilling life!'
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  • Talia Noble
    'There was a time in my life that I really relied on drugs . . . Dr. Anderson taught me that I was not doing anything better for my body by relying on drugs. He explained that I needed to get to the root of the problem by finding what was making me feel bad in the first place. I made the decision that I was going to invest in myself and my healthy. Since then, I've been making healthier choices and living a healthier life. I sleep well, have more energy, and living pain free! The investment was totally worth it!'
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  • Marina Mason
    'I love coming to work everyday and watching them go through chiropractic care.Our patients always leave our office feeling better than they did when they originally came in. Ever since I started working here at Discover Wellness Center I have been reading and learning as much as I can about how the choices we make affect our well being. Now I am living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to others so they too can discover wellness!'
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7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm






Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr Jill Bivona has is a young amazing chiropractor!!! I do not know how I would feel so good and stay well without her. The entire staff at Hug is very kind, caring and professional."
    Lindsay C.
  • "Dr Brad Russell has helped to relieve my chronic headaches. He's thorough, professional, knowledgeable, polite and genuinely kind. His staff is top notch. I highly recommend Hug Chiropractic !!!"
    Deborah C.
  • ""I'm an MD. I specialize in pain management. Dr. Elliott has not only saved me from surgery, he takes care of my family as well. What more can I say?""

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