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Services & Techniques

At Back to Balance, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Encinitas office.  Please scroll down to see a description of services.

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Lifestyle Advice
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Spinal & Postural Screenings
  • Massage Therapy
  • Thai Massage Therapy
  • SOT




Chiropractic Care

We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Cherie Smith has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.

Nutritional Assessment

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Cherie Smith can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.





Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is not only relaxing, but it also is a tremendous compliment to chiropractic care.  Deep tissue massage helps release scar tissue and adhesions that are holding your body in a non-healthy position and may be generating pain.  Massage therapy also has a profound effect on the nervous system, speeding up the healing process.

We also offer Thai massage therapy which incorporates the healing benefits of tissue compression and joint range of motion.  Get massaged and stretched at the same time. 


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Dr. Cherie Smith practices an innovative style of chiropractic called SacroOccipital Technique (SOT). This gentle technique seeks to balance the entire body by detecting specific patterns of altered function of your spine and nervous system. Dr. Cherie's approach not only deals with subluxations, or spinal misalignments which cause abnormal nerve flow to various structures of your body, but also helps to balance cranial motion and improve organ function. Her array of skills can help with a variety of conditions.

What is SOT?
OT is a complete system of chiropractic care that uses a system of indicators as a road map to find areas of altered function or neuronal stress in our bodies.  This technique seeks to balance the motion between your Occiput(base of the skull) and your Sacrum(base of the spine).  By balancing this motion we can improve the flow of CSF(cerebrospinal fluid) through the spinal column and brain.  CSF is the fluid that bathes our brain and spinal cord with nutrients.  With improved CSF flow we improve the function of our central nervous system.

What is Craniopathy?
Craniopathy is the gentle treatment of the cranium or skull.  The cranium consists of several different bones that are connected by joints called sutures.  These bones are designed to have slight motion which act as a pump for cerebrospinal fluid(CSF).  For optimal health of the nervous system this fluid must circulate freely.  Cranial adjustments not only help this CSF pump, but also can help relieve mechanical stress and pain in the head, face, jaw /TMJ low back and pelvis. 
See Plagiocephaly for more information about cranial adjusting.

What is CMRT?
CMRT,  or Chiroppractic Manipulative Reflex Technique, was innitially called Bloodless Surgery by its inventors.  This is a very specialized approach to helping your organs(viscera) work more efficiently.  Your organs are controlled by messages from your  nervous system.  Alterations in the flow of electrical impulses and nutrition from the spine to the organs are called somato-visceral reflexes, and can cause poor organ function.  Poor organ function can then create alterations  in the flow of impulses back to the spinal cord and are called viscero-somatic reflexes.  We can then end up with a circlular pattern of decreased function to and from an organ that can lead to symptoms such as poor digestion and elimination, poor hormone balance, altered immune system function.  CMRT is a gentle appraoch that seeks to break that circular pattern, or reflex by adjusting the areas of the spine that give direct nerve flow to the organ.  We then either stimulate or relax the organ itself using specific techniques of organ manipulation.  In addition, we sometimes utilize organ-specific nutrition to support the organs while they heal.

For more information about SOT please visit www.sorsi.com or www.soto-usa.com .


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