Chiropractor Eric Smith D.C.

Welcome to Smith Chiropractic

Welcome to Smith Chiropractic located in El Cerrito. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our El Cerrito chiropractors can help you and your family.

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Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

The History of Chiropractic Care

The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.

D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.

What Kind of Training Does a Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

At Smith Chiropractic our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.

Monday9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday8:00am - 12:00pm
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Smith Chiropractic
6431 Fairmount Avenue #7
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 528-0378

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"Dr Smith is a good listener and can connect life problems to the physical effects on the body. He is also very personable and seems to remember every patient’s story. He has a well equipped office and offers massage as well. I am very pleased with Dr. Smith and feel confident that he is a caring healer. His staff is also very professional and helpful."

- Pier B.

"I love going to Dr.Smith office very very nice staff and a very very skilled doctor he is great and he makes you feel so much better! Dr.Smith knows his stuff I highly recommend him 1st just a great place to go and be treated. Thank you Dr.Smith."

- Bobby E.

"I felt that my concerns about my health were heard, and validated. Dr. Smith picked up on something in my history that no other doctor, chiropractor or otherwise ever addressed. I’m looking forward to working with him and his staff and becoming pain free!"

- Jessica D.

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6431 Fairmount Avenue #7

El Cerrito, CA 94530