About our Bismarck Chiropractors 

The doctors’ mission is to create a community of families and individuals living wellness lifestyles, changing thousands of people’s lives … one person at a time. Their vision is for every household in the Bismarck-Mandan area and beyond to be informed about health, wellness, chiropractic, and the importance of nervous system function. Proper nervous system function is vital to create a healthier, happier individual free of sickness and disease. To fulfill their vision, the chiropractors make themselves available for questions, comments, or concerns at any time.

Dr. Sara Weigel


My first experience with chiropractic was with my mom. My mom experienced severe migraine headaches for many years as I was growing up. She tried many treatments with little results until she went to a chiropractor.

She was able to get the headaches under control, and was able to live the life she wanted without having to worry about headaches. After seeing what an effect chiropractic had on my mom, I decided that I would love to be a part of a profession that could have that kind of positive effect on someone without drugs or surgery.

I am privileged to be a chiropractor. Everyday in our chiropractic care center, I see miracles as people with both short and long term health complaints get better and without taking drugs or the risk of surgery.

What made the body heals the body, and we are so lucky to witness this everyday!

Chiropractic Education

Dr. Weigel is from Fargo, ND where she graduated in 1996 from Fargo South High School with honors. While at Fargo South, she was very active in extracurricular activities including basketball, volleyball, fast-pitch softball, and student council.

After high school she attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and graduated in 2000 Magna Cum Laude with major in biology and minor in chemistry. While at Concordia she also played two years of college basketball. Following graduation from Concordia, she attended Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN where she attained her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in 2004.

Dr. Doug Ness


I am forever grateful for being a chiropractor. Every day I have the privilege of seeing and hearing the amazing impact chiropractic care has had on people, how it has changed their lives along with everyone around them! Everyday the results we get at Active Life Chiropractic amaze me. I make it my personal vendetta to give my patients the best care possible so families can have the opportunity to live the same life as we do! 

Chiropractic found me

There is a saying in the chiropractic profession, “You do not choose chiropractic, chiropractic chooses you!” I had been to chiropractors as a kid for various sports related problems. From the visits I had, it was my belief that chiropractic was for treating pain. It wasn’t until I was a young chiropractic student sitting in a chiropractic seminar where I finally “heard” of what chiropractic can do! Since this epiphany, every day I see first hand how chiropractic has and continues to transform lives! Every day my passion becomes stronger and my purpose becomes greater to serve the people of the Bismarck-Mandan area and the teach them about health, wellness and chiropractic! 

The Active Life Team

Nikki, Chiropractic Assistant

Hello! I am originally from the town of Sturgis, SD. After graduating High School, I attended college at University of Mary and then Radiologic Technology school in Minneapolis, MN. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, hiking snowboarding, summer days on the pontoon & basically anything that the outdoors has to offer! I have had very little experience with chiropractic care, other than the occasional adjustment after H.S. sports. But, after learning of wellness-based chiropractic and hearing all of the stories and seeing the results first-hand, I’m excited to be a part of the team and keep being inspired daily.

Jessie, Chiropractic Assistant

Hello there! My name is Jessie. I was born and raised right here in Bismarck. Like most North Dakotans, I love all things outdoors: hiking, spending time on the lakes, exploring back country roads and gardening. I am a proud Dog Mom to a very lovable rescue dog. I enjoy doing arts and crafts, searching for unique treasures at rummage sales and coaching a local dance team. I have had a wide variety of jobs over the years but now that chiropractic has found me, I no longer have a job; I have a new way of life and an incredible opportunity. I see miracles everyday at Active Life and I have the opportunity to be apart of them. I have the opportunity to help people not only get relief from pain but live their lives to the fullest!

Beth, Chiropractic Assistant

Hi! I’m Beth! I was raised right here in good ole Bismarck. My husband Ryan and I have 3 children Sydney, Luke, and Max. We also have a German shorthair named Ike. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and especially my granddaughter, Ruby.  We love spending our summer days on the Missouri River on our pontoon. Reading and going to concerts are a couple of my favorite things to do! I am so glad to be a part of the team here at Active Life Chiropractic and look forward to helping many people on their path to wellness. Every day I am amazed by how chiropractic care helps others in so many different aspects of life!