Meet Dr. Cohen

My name is Dr. Evan Cohen.  By way of personal and educational background, I am a native New Yorker but a “by choice” Southerner.  Upon graduating from Brooklyn College in 1983 with a degree in education, I served as a science teacher in the public schools of New York City for two years.  During that time, I realized that teaching was not what I was meant to do for a lifetime, and after a particularly difficult day at school, my chiropractor suggested I look into chiropractic.  As they say, the rest is history.  I headed to South Carolina, and enrolled at Sherman College in Spartanburg. Four years later, I earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. After graduation I practiced in Dillon, S.C. stayed there a year, and then in 1988, I moved to West Columbia where I practice to this day.  

In terms of chiropractic care, I have advanced training in physio therapeutics and certification in extremity and sports practice, along with hundreds of hours of continuing education in treating automobile accident victims as well as numerous other relevant topics. This commitment to growing constantly in professional knowledge, along with 36 years of practice, enables me to treat a wide variety of ailments with enormous success.

I also believe in giving back to the community in which I live.  For example, I was the team chiropractor for The Columbia Inferno, which was our city’s professional hockey team since its inception.  I was the official chiropractor at the South Carolina Statehouse and worked there every Wednesday during legislative sessions. Additionally, I am the official Chiropractor of the Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina where I have worked on performers from the bands of Kiss, Bruce Springsteen and E street band, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, The Eagles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Def Leppard, Bruno Mars and his band, Kenny Chesney, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Nickelback as well as many others.  My favorite performers, though were the members of Ringling Brothers Circus and the big boys of the WWE.  Their athleticism and commitment to providing their audiences, many of whom are children, with a “big bang for the buck” is inspiring 

I also created the “Tee it up for Chiropractic” golf tournament in 1999. This tournament just completed its twenty fifth session, and to date we  have collected in excess of $2,000,000 for the advancement of chiropractic in South Carolina.  Further, in terms of my profession, I am a past President, District Director and past Secretary-Treasurer of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and served on the Board of Directors for an additional 10 years. I was appointed by the Governor and sat on the South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners as the District 2 Representative.  This Board regulates chiropractic care and chiropractors in our state. 

As to professional awards, Most recently in 2022 the South Carolina Chiropractic Association created in my honor the Dr. Evan M. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created and is only to be presented to those who have gone above and beyond with outstanding service to the chiropractic profession for a lifetime of service in the state of South Carolina. In 2018 I was elected to the South Carolina Hall of Fame. in 2016 I was awarded the SCCA presidential order of merit award. In 2007 I was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, this was at the time the highest award given by the State of South Carolina, and only 5 have been awarded in the history of chiropractic in South Carolina.  I was twice honored with the Palmetto Patriot Award, given by the Lieutenant Governor for service to the people of South Carolina.  My fellow chiropractors have voted me  “Chiropractor of the Year” six times for 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012 and 2015 as well as “Chiropractor of the Decade” in 2010.  My alma mater, Sherman College awarded me their “distinguished service award” in 2004.  I have also won the “distinguished service award from the SCCA in 2002, 2005, and 2009. I won the Presidents Cup award in 2001 and the Silver Star award in 1999.  

In 2005, I was named the “official team Chiropractor” of the USC Gamecocks.  This is the highest professional honor I could achieve, given the fact that I have specialized in sports specific techniques for my entire career.  Using my skills on the athletes at USC is completely gratifying, professionally reassuring, and fulfilling.  Not to mention the most fun thing I’ve ever done professionally. This is by far my greatest fulfilling accomplishment of my career. This validates everything chiropractic means to me as I not only spread the benefits of chiropractic to all of the athletes I get to work on but it allows me to teach and spread the word on the benefits of chiropractic to the professional community I work with at the University.

I thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients and helping them improve their health through chiropractic care and counseling.  I hope to get to know those of you seeking information through this website, and invite you to visit the Cohen Chiropractic Clinic located at 1832 Augusta Road in West Columbia.  Feel free to call (803) 739-0267, and I, or members of my staff, will be happy to address any questions you may have regarding chiropractic care.

Dr. Cohen is available for lectures. Please reach out via phone 803-739-0267 or email for information.