Gentle Missoula Chiropractor
I am Dr. Jeannine Smith, a chiropractor in Missoula, Montana. I provide gentle manipulation of the spine to help alleviate back pain and neck pain caused by nerve interference and muscle aches. I am well-versed in treating aches and pain caused by sports injuries, and have even worked on many rodeo participants across Western Montana. My gentle chiropractic style can give you relief from acute pain caused by injuries or help you manage chronic pain. I focus on the best treatment for you, to help you get back to living your active Montana life.
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic, although many times misunderstood, is about helping people live healthier, fuller lives. Chiropractic is based on the fact that the nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. The chiropractic approach to better health is to detect, reduce and help prevent nervous system dysfunction caused by subluxation of the spine.
In simplest terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on or irritate spinal nerves. Doctors of Chiropractic locate subluxations and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the subluxations in your spine. These adjustments stimulate self-healing, the way our bodies were naturally designed to overcome disease and distress. Adjusting subluxations can help your body heal itself from back pain, neck and shoulder pain, joint aches and pains, sciatica and many other issues.
My Chiropractic Care:
I use various chiropractic manipulation techniques for neck and back pain treatment and I always work within your comfort zone.
- Manual – hands on
- Thompson Drop – Use of lifts & belts on adjusting table
- Pelvic Blocking – Aids with SI joint, hip & pelvic issues
- Low force – Use of a hand held adjusting tool
Supplemental Treatment Options
In addition to chiropractic treatment for your back pain, I offer services that complement and support your treatment:
- Muscle Stimulation
- Heat/Ice Therapy
- Deep Tissue Massage
I also offer a variety of neck support pillows, back support belts, nutritional supplements and topical warming or cooling creams. While I can recommend items that may assist you in your pain treatment, my main focus is chiropractic treatment to help your body heal its pain–no hard selling of additional items!