David J. Smith

David Smith
Associate Professor
Woodwinds Natural Care Center


Special Interests

  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Extremity pain
  • Arm and leg numbness or pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Geriatric patients

I am a doctor of chiropractic at the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds. I am a member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and an associate professor at Northwestern Health Sciences University.

I founded and directed for more than two years the Burnsville Natural Care Center, a former teaching clinic of Northwestern Health Sciences University and later became director of the Bloomington Natural Care Center. I joined the Natural Care Center at Woodwinds in early 2000. I was one of the developers of the mentorship model of care for Northwestern’s clinic system.

I have served as a primary research clinician in several studies conducted by Northwestern’s Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies. My research interests included carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, sciatica and migraine headache. I enjoy and succeed in helping those with difficult and chronic conditions. In addition, I continue to expand my areas of study by attending numerous continuing education seminars in chiropractic areas including sports medicine, nutrition, motion palpation and orthopedics.

I take a dual approach in treating my patients by creating proper motion of the spinal segments along with balancing and strengthening the muscles. This allows for greater stability and longer-lasting results through chiropractic care. I have seen phenomenal results with all age groups, ranging from young children to the elderly.


  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician,
  • CPR/AED certification, 2009
  • Doctor of Chiropractic - Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1983
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