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Be it neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain or extremity pain. . . pain sucks! Dr. Smith looks forward to helping you discover the root cause of your symptoms, alleviating them at the source.
Dr. Smith has extensive experience helping individuals with disc-related injuries, both pre and post-operative. He uses techniques honed over many years and with thousands of patients. Relief is possible. In fact, many of his patients have experience remarkable progress with Dr. Smith’s care, where others have failed.
Motor vehicle accidents are devastating to your body. If left untreated, newly acquired misalignments throughout the spine speed up the natural aging process and can lead to irreparable conditions. Chiropractic is your best defense, but time is of the essence. Dr. Smith was named Cincinnati Ohio’s “Top-Pick” Chiropractor by the prestigious Whiplash Resource Network.
Your feet are the foundation of your highly engineered body. Each foot has 3-arches, which over time, can drop for a variety of reasons. Fallen arches, lead to structural instabilities and magnified over thousands of steps can be very destructive to joints and cause pain. Dr. Smith has extensive experience with customized orthotic devices that fit in your shoes. He has made these for professional athletes and weekend warriors, with great success.
- Chiropractic 100%
- Nutrition 90%
- Disc Injury Recovery 85%
- Auto Accident Injuries 90%
- Myofascial therapy/Medical massage 90%
Proud Awards & Honors
Dr. J has been chosen as the “top-pick” chiropractor by the reputable, Whiplash Resource Network in his city.
A+ Rating on BBB
BBB has determined that A Better Life Chiropractic meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. A Better Life Chiropractic has a 5 out of 5 star rating!
“I am committed to treating any and all physical conditions, and I have a personal commitment to auto accident, whiplash injured patients, because I was in a low speed car accident when I was in my undergrad. I was foolish enough to not get treatment on the advice of an insurance adjuster. I thought my injuries weren’t severe and they were much worse than I realized. I wound up having to have neck surgery. It helped, but I have never been the same. I learned I could have avoided that had I received chiropractic care. This was a major reason I became a chiropractor. I seek to prevent others from making the same mistake I did. I have treated athletes of many sports, including those who are involved in MMA, Boxing, as well as those who play football, baseball, basketball, golf, runners, walkers, cross trainers (triathlon athletes, etc), cheerleaders, gymnasts. I treat all joints, shoulders, knees, elbows, wrists, feet…”
– Dr. John Smith, D.C.
Frequently Asked Questions
A subluxation is the result of spinal bones with improper motion or position affecting nerve communications between your brain and your body.
Distorted nerve communications can be an underlying cause of many health problems beyond just headaches and back pain. For example, interference with nerve impulses going to or from your stomach: stomach problems.A subluxation is a stress response. Muscles go into spasm. Spinal bones lock up. And adjacent nerves are choked or chafed. This interferes with the control and regulation of your body. This garbles communications between the brain and parts of your body.
Your nervous system controls every cell, tissue, organ and system of your body. These nerve impulses travel through your spine. So having a spine free of subluxations is essential for optimal health.
Only a chiropractic examination can detect subluxations. And only chiropractic adjustments can reduce their effect to your nervous system, naturally. Find out if you have subluxations before they become more serious and more difficult to correct.
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral or permission from anyone to see a chiropractor.
It’s your body, your health and your future.
Why fix it, if it's not broken?
This is the “Let sleeping dogs lie” approach to health care! I feel fine. Why do I need to see a doctor?
That’s the problem with the lifestyle-induced health problems facing our culture. They quietly fester in the background, slowly worsening, often without any obvious symptom. Arterial plaque builds up. Blood pressure rises. Certain foods now cause heartburn. Every morning you get out of bed a little bit slower and stiffer. You hardly notice the incremental change.
Ironically, these are often the same folks who religiously change their oil and do other preventive maintenance to lengthen the life, appearance and performance of their car!
If you like being your very best, you’ll love visiting our practice. No shots. No yucky medicine. No “healthier-than-thou” attitude. No preaching.
Is Chiropractic Safe?
The argument about safety concerns is an example of “junk science” and a perennial favorite by those who have an interest in discouraging people from seeking chiropractic care.
Because of the popularity of this tactic, year after year it has been the subject of countless research projects. The result of these studies show complications from neck adjustments, the supposedly “riskiest” chiropractic procedure, are exceedingly rare:
1972 – One death in several tens of million adjustments.1
1978 – One in 10,000,000 neck adjustments.2
1981 – One in a 1,000,000 neck adjustments.3
1983 – Two to three per 1,000,000 adjustments.4
1985 – One in 400,000 neck adjustments.5
1993 – One in 3,846,153 neck adjustments.6
1995 – One in 2,000,000 neck adjustments.7
1996 – One in 900,000 neck adjustments.8
The most recent in-depth review of the relationship between stroke and chiropractic care, was published in the February 15, 2008 issue of Spine Journal. It looked at 10 years of hospital records, involving 100 million person-years.
There was no evidence of an increase in vertebral artery dissection risk with chiropractic, compared with medical management. Based on this review, stroke, particularly vertebrobasilar dissection, should be considered a random and unpredictable complication of any neck movement, including cervical manipulation.
In other words, cases of serious injury are practically nonexistent. By comparison, it makes the deaths caused by over-the-counter-pain-relievers to be considerably more troubling! Although reports vary, annual deaths in the United States attributable to NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, ketoprofen and tiaprofenic acid) range from 3,200 to higher than 16,500 deaths and 76,000 hospitalizations.9
Even risk-adverse insurance companies recognize the safety of today’s chiropractic care. The premiums for malpractice insurance paid by chiropractors are a mere fraction of what medical practitioners must pay. Chiropractic care is safe.
1 Maigne R. Orthopedic Medicine: A New Approach to Vertebral Manipulations. Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas. 1972; 155, 169.2 Cyriax J. Textbook of Orthopaedic Medicine. Vol 1. Diagnosis of soft tissue lesions (7th edition). London, Bailliere Tindall. 1978; 165.3 Hosek RS, Schram SB, Silverman H, Meyers JB. Cervical Manipulation. J Amer Med Assoc. 1981; 245:922.4 Gutmann G. Verletzungen der arteria vertebrailis durch manuelle therapie. Manuelle Medizin 1983; 21:2-14.5 Dvorak J, Orelli F. How dangerous is manipulation of the cervical spine? Manuel Med 1985; 2:1-4.
6 Carey PF. A report on the occurrence of cerebrovasular accidents in chiropractic practice. J Canada Chiropractic Association 1993 (June);37 (2): 104-6.7 Dabbs V Lauretti WJ. A risk assessment of cervical manipulation vs NSAIDS for the treatment of neck pain. J Manip Physio Ther1995 (Oct); 18 (8): 530-6.
8 Klougart N, Leboeuf-Yde C, Rasmussen LR. Safety in Chiropractic Practice. J Manip Physiol Ther 1996 (Jul-Aug); 19 (6): 371-7.
9 Singh Gurkirpal, MD, “Recent Considerations in Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Gastropathy”, The American Journal of Medicine, July 27, 1998, p. 31S Wolfe M. MD, Lichtenstein D. MD, and Singh Gurkirpal, MD, “Gastrointestinal Toxicity of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs”, The New England Journal of Medicine, June 17, 1999, Vol. 340, No. 24, pp. 1888-1889.
Edward J. Frech and Mae F. Go, “Treatment and chemoprevention of NSAID-associated gastrointestinal complications”, Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, 2009, pp. 65-73
Fries James F., “NSAID Gastropathy: The Second Most Deadly Rheumatic Disease? Epidemiology and Risk Appraisal”, Journal of Rheumatology, 1991, (Supplement 28), Vol. 18, pp. 6-10
Bolten W., Lang B., Wagner A., and Krobot K., “Consequences and Costs of NSAID-Induced Gastropathy in Germany”, Akt Rheumotol, 1999, Vol. 24, pp. 127-134
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Before attending therapy sessions here with my chiropractor, Dr. John S Smith, I felt lifeless and like I was ready to just go ahead and die. But after treatment, I now feel rejuvenated and able to live again! With just hands-on techniques, Dr. Smith made me feel as if I could live again and all without the big bag of medicines that I was prescribed to before. I would recommend any/everyone to come see Dr. John S Smith as he has truly saved my life. Thank you so much Dr. John Smith!S. Godfrey
I was hit [in a car accident]…and they fixed my problems. I’m in my 30’s and I feel like I’m twenty years old. He did a great job. The team here is wonderful. They are the best in the Tristate.Michael Beck