Dr. Daniel Smith is a former advisory member for the International Organic Inspectors Association, a member of the California Chiropractic Association, author of Recharge Your Body & Mind with Amazing Amino Acids, and founder of Genesa, Inc, which specializes in amino acid supplementation. Dr. Smith continues to practice chiropractic while serving as CEO of Genesa, Inc.
My name is Dr. Daniel S. Smith, D.C., and I have been helping people stay pain free and healthy since 1983 in the San Francisco-Bay Area, CA. I believe that taking care of yourself should not only be good for you, but should feel good too! That's why, at my practice, therapeutic bodywork and massage are included with every chiropractic adjustment... it just makes sense! The body is a complex machine. Just as a broken bone must be properly set before it can heal, so too muscles must be reset before a spinal adjustment. Traditional chiropractic adjustments often leave the newly aligned spine at odds with the muscles surrounding it. Comfortable with their old position, the muscles strain to return the spine to its previous curvature. It’s like falling back into an old, bad habit.
Many patients are referred to my office with chronic conditions that have not responded to other treatments. Some have tried medication and/or physical therapy with little or no relief; they were left feeling like they "just had to live with the problem". I offer patients a different approach so that they may not have to live in pain anymore.
By combining specialized muscle work and gentle chiropractic adjustments, the muscles are reset to help restore the body’s own natural balance—creating the optimal environment for the body to heal itself, without drugs or surgery. Every chiropractic adjustment includes therapeutic bodywork and massage (trigger point therapy) to release the patterns in the muscles that prevent chronic conditions from healing fully.
I enjoy working with athletes, treating sports injuries, as well as providing general family chiropractic care. After over 25 years of practicing chiropractic, I am enjoying employing a slower treatment pace and spending more quality time with each patient.
When it comes to helping patients, chiropractic is a very special thing! It's the only specialty in medicine that is designed to move bones in order to take the pressure off the surrounding tissue. This is very important if you are seeking help with a pinched nerve or other misalignment. Just ask yourself, how might a traditional MD treat a pinched nerve? You may receive prescription drugs to block the pain, or even eventual unnecessary surgeries. There is really no another approach at their disposal in their endeavor to provide help and relief. Nevertheless, as they say, if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Chiropractic is like magic in these cases. My goal is to treat the structure, the underlying cause, so that you are restored to health with no negative side effects. It's natural, and works very quickly. I am grateful to be able to help patients in this manner.
Part of my mission is to provide a warm, healing environment that cares for the patient's spirit as well as their body. At my practice, you will feel well cared for while achieving a more vibrant, healthy - as well as pain free - body!
Being good to yourself isn't just a catchy phrase; it is a way of life. Remember, your body is your temple. Be good to it! Surround yourself with things that feel wholesome and good, and treat each day like the gift that it is.
Best in Health,
Dr. Daniel S. Smith, D.C