Our Patients Speak

I am Liz Schwarz, a patient of Dr. Scott Smith, who had walked through his doors sometime in March of this year. I was there to experience the Class IV Laser Therapy, which I knew nothing about, except that a close friend described it as "a miracle".

Curious, I entered the office and explained to Dr. Scott that I had two injuries from a parasailing accident 28 years ago, which has been a constant crutch of daily pain. Though I told myself not to complain, it was an accident the doctors described as "surely-a-goner."

Dr. Smith first did a complete exam; head to toe; of body balance, nerve performance, blood pressure and a series of other tests. Without manipulation he could attest to my present spinal compression and subluxation problems.

We then went into a room, to perform the Class IV Laser treatment. The machine looks like a small massage handle. Once placed on the area of injury, a very high concentration of laser light beams through the surrounding tissue, breaking up stagnant cells, moving them and penetrating them to a very active level of re-generation.

After just two treatments, I now experience a pain-free foot, shoulder and right arm that I could never lift higher than 45 degrees. It now has full range of motion!

I have continued with more laser treatments for added cell stimulation and use of body function. This has been my best investment in my 49 years of life. I now move with a body ready to go, free of all it's past hang-ups!

Now I can call the Class IV Laser "My Little Miracle"!

I am a 65-year-old woman I was involved in an injury complicated by spinal stenosis in my low back. For two months I was in bed. There was no walking and no crawling. I was bed ridden. I was recommended to a pain management facility in Carlsbad for epidurals. I had a total of 14 epidurals.

I was in a wheelchair, scooter, and walker for several months. I was scheduled for surgery. I was scared and devastated. I was Then referred to Dr. Scott Smith at Coastal Chiropractic who gave me spinal decompression therapy as well as chiropractic care. I felt much better by the third treatment.

I continued with 20 treatments and have had some follow up treatments as well. Thanks to Dr. Smith, I can now walk and participate in regular activities as well as hobbies and exercises. My quality of life has improved 100 percent and I have been able to enjoy my life were before was it impossible!

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Coastal Chiropractic Wellness Center is a small practice located in an almost deserted shopping center. The economy may have closed many of the shops surrounding this quaint chiropractic center, but Dr. Smith has been able to weather the storm. Not only is he able to relieve the aches and pains of his patients but he is also able to keep his prices below competitive.

It is very easy to understand why his patients return time after time; His gentle, and cheerful personality and perfectly paired with his ability to heal. Dr. Smith's patients are so satisfied with his skills that they even coined his business motto, "Feeling Better Everyday." And that's exactly how his patients feel. Dr. Smith proudly boasts of his latest technology and experience, which sets him a part from the other chiropractic clinics in the area. Dr. Smith is one of the few clinics with decompression tables, a class 4 laser, and education in kinesiology.

Don't let this little clinic fool you. Within the remnants of a once booming shopping center lies a skillful and competent chiropractor ready to ease the pain and heal your body.
  • 4 stars


Mindy M.

Dr. Smith skillfully and kindly assessed my shoulder injury. His use of Class IV Laser has returned my shoulder from being unable to pick up laundry or ride my bike to starting to being able to do these tasks again - after just 1 treatment. His decompression table has relieved backpain that has followed me for 4 years - I woke up feeling pain first thing in the morning for these years, and I've woken up this week with very little backpain. He tries to work with you to get you in and out of there without being greedy about it at all. I'm giving 5 stars to his skill and efficacy as a chiropractor - 4 stars is for a pretty nuts and bolts office space. If you need to get the job done, have inflammation that won't go away, or ongoing pinched nerve issues, Dr. Smith can most likely help you. Updated - 9/13/2011

I am updating my review because I am so grateful for my experience with Dr. Smith. When I started with him, I couldn't lift a laundry basket or ride my bike because of shoulder injury. He helped identify that it was also a disc injury in my neck. Through his decompression table, he opened the crunched vertebrae in my neck, allowing the disc to begin to heal. Through the class IV laser he used, my shoulder is completely functional again, and almost pain free. I sawed some firewood over the weekend. All in 10 visits, I have regained use of my shoulder and am beginning to ride my bike. I have also gotten rid of some chronic pain in neck as well. His personality is sweet and his analysis skills as a chiropractor are top notch.

Shelina T.

9/20/2011 Dr. Smith is one of the best chiropractors I have been to in my life. He has knowledge that goes beyond most traditional doctors who only look to treat symptoms. After taking a look at my xrays and then an MRI he noticed a disk bulge and has been treating my neck through decompression. I am now free of numbness in my arms and hands and I don't get shortness of breath like I used to. Note: the radiologist missed the disk bulge on their 'impression' and Dr. Smith was the one that found it. The neurologist agreed with his finding. If you're looking for someone who has a natural feeling about what is wrong with your body, the education of over 12 years along with 4 generations of training in his family and a kind person who listens to you you will want to go to Coastal Chiropractic. For those with scoliosis or children with ADHD ask him about his results on that. He also uses lasers.I know I've been blessed and am very thankful.

Zachary R.

9/14/2011 I wanted to come by here and give a few opinion on Coastal Chiropractic and Dr. Smith. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about him. First of all he is a 4th or 5th generation chiropractor and that right there goes to show he knows his stuff! I have been having problems with my back for a while now after a lifting accident and since I have been going to see Dr. Smith I have felt so much better! He goes out of his way to make all of his patients completely comfortable and tries his hardest to heal as much as he can. He explained to me the issues with my back in full and nothing was confusing. It was all easy to understand. I am so grateful that I have found someone like him. I am not the only person who visits him in my family. Everyone in my immediate family are also patients and its wonderful to have a doctor who really knows what he is doing unlike some of the others I have visited. BEST OF THE BEST! Take a visit. You will NOT be disappointed!

Marna T.

8/16/2011 A TRUE HEALER!

I have been to a zillion chiros - a zillion more orthopods have been in PT for 20+ years with a broken back - arthritis and years of wear and tear from volleyball and track - and this man really is a gifted healer

his additional training - AK for those in the know - plus the great technologies of today - decompression / traction - laser (my life saver) make the difference. call him

You can be in pain walking in - heart racing, no deep breathing...and walk out moving , knowing you'll sleep that night drug free. call him

I moved to Sacramento for a year and in that big city - not one even came close to the expert healing Dr Scott can provide. really.call him

Biggest piece for me is compassion - he has experienced pain and his knowledge - HUGE experience and training - comes together to heal your pain - I often joke that he needs to wear a Jedi robe .....JUST CALL HIM

Monte H.

8/13/2011 Dr. Scott Smith is an exceptional Chiropractor / Kinesiologist with a wide range of technics including decompression and lazer therapy to aid your recovery from many different types of injuries and aliments. He has greatly helped my wife and myself and I highly recommend you contact him today. His goal is to improve your qaulity of life.

Thank you Dr. Smith

Michael S.

8/13/2011 Coastal Chiropractic is a great place to go for the exceptional Chiropractic treatment care. I have been going to Dr Scott Smith for the past 8 years. He was referred to me by another Chiropractor that I respected as a professional in this field of Chriopractic. Dr Smith had equipment and treatment techniques that my referring Chriopractor did not have.

I have had the opportunity to live all over the USA during my career and have had many different Chiropractors during this time. I would rate Dr Smith in the top 5 of Doctors of Chiropractic that I have worked with. He is always listening and asking about changes in my life. Dr Smith is always making sure his practice is up to the lastest techniques and new technology by attending educational courses throughout the year to provide his patient population the best service available.

In the 8 years I have been seeing Dr Smith I am more flexible and pain free through his treatment planning process for my low back than I have been in years. His goal is to get his patients healthy and pain free. I see Dr Smith on a weekly basis and have been witness to many of his patients that walk in in much pain and walk out with a smile on their face.

Dr Smith is not only a terrific Doctor of Chiropractic but a good man. If you are looking for a spa like setting and everyone in lab coats then you need to go somewhere else. If you are looking for someone that is passionate about his work and caring for his patients then you have found the right Doctor of Chriopractic at Coastal Chiropractic. I have tried other Chiropractors closer to home but the treatment and continued care I get at Coastal Chiropractic makes the weekly trips all worth while. If you are in pain or need to just get your life back in alignment GO SEE HIM.......HE IS THERE TO HELP YOU!!!!!

Mike S.

Maureen B.

8/10/2011 To know Dr. Smith is to love him!! I've been under Dr. Scott Smith professional, compassionate care in a few different treatment programs of which he brilliantly custom designed for me over the past seven months producing amazing results. I happily avoided knee surgery!! My neck and back old auto accident injures have improved also. Currently, he has me on the road to a full recovery from viral bronchitis. GO SEE HIM!! HE WILL HELP U!