Patient Reviews

These are just a handful of success stories from our patients over the years. No matter if you are dealing with small headaches or severe trauma after a car accident, our doctors are confident in helping you achieve your health goals.



"Within the first few weeks of receiving treatment I had to adjust the rear view mirror in my car because I was actually sitting taller in the seat. i have had neck and back problems most of my adult life and have received treatments from acupuncture, to massage therapy in addition to numerous visits to chiropractors over the years, all with varying results. Your treatments have provided the most beneficial and lasting relief to date."

Tom G. - Port Ludlow, WA

"I was barely able to walk when I arrived at Life Force with lower back injury in July. After three visits, Doc Smart had me touching my toes. Not only did I recover my full range of motion within a week, thanks to Doc Smart, I had a clear idea exactly what was going on with my body, and how to correct it and prevent further injuries."

Jonathan E. - Bainbridge Island, WA

"For over three years I endured excruciating, debilitating hip and rib pain, localized pain on the left side of my body that frequently had me bedridden. I sought the help of my personal physician and several orthopedic surgeons, spent months training with a physical therapist, wore a lift in my shoe, joined a gym and began stretching and lifting weights, regularly had therapeutic massages, sat in steam rooms, took whirlpool baths, wore tape, slept with heating pads and orthopedic pillows, and daily consumed prescription drugs (pain killers, muscle relaxants) and aspirin and alarming amounts of Motrin. I got no relief. Desperate for help, and thinking of it as a last resort, I made an appointment with Dr. Ryan Smart at Life Force Chiropractic, not expecting any improvement. Somehow I had it in my mind that chiropractic care was not real medicine, it was maybe voodoo science and possibly even a scam, but I was at the point where I’d try anything. Today I am completely relieved of this prejudice and all of my pain. I saw Dr. Smart for three adjustments a week for several weeks in conjunction with therapeutic massage in his office. Gradually, but inexorably, the pain lessened. It did not happen over night, but it happened. I now, for the first time in nearly four years, am pain-free and I no longer consume any aspirin, Motrin, or prescription meds, which constitutes a major money saving and, more importantly, a lifesaving change in my life. The pain comes back if I over exert myself, but it is never as intense and incapacitating and is immediately and dramatically improved by a visit to Dr. Smart. It seems miraculous, but it’s not a miracle. Chiropractic treatment is a medical science that works. I recommend it without reservation to anyone who has anything from chronic severe pain to minor discomfort, which includes probably anybody who has ever lived. It is wonderful to know that you don’t have to suffer. Three cheers for Dr. Smart!"

Rosemary V. - PhD, Poulsbo, WA

"The unwinding technique has changed my life! I don't know what I'd do without Dr. Smart. He has not only improved my overall health and wellbeing, but is always there for me in a pinch. I've called him from the airport when my back went out...he was able to coach me as to how to sit and what to do so that when I got off the airplane my back was functional!
Having fibromyalgia, my back is very unstable and Dr. Smart is able to give me the best quality of life I've had in the past 30 years!

I have been having trouble with walking for more than a block without being hobbled by severe pain in my knee. I went to my Doctor, who sent me to an orthopedic specialist. The specialist took x-rays and said everything looked normal and I would have to “work through the pain”. How I could do that when I couldn’t walk a block wasn’t clear…

So, the next time I saw Dr. Smart I told him about the problem and showed him where the pain was. He checked my calf bones and found that one could move as it should…so he adjusted my calf bone and I could walk without pain from then on. Much better than “working through the pain”!!!

Carlotta C. -Kingston, WA

With three mis-diagnosis of severe lumbar pain [by other doctors], Dr. Smart, with a different approach to Chiropractic Care, has provided more relief. Dr. Smart treats my body different and does not get stuck on the standard scope of practice. Dr. Smart treats everybody different because every body is different!

Adrianna C., LMP -Bremerton, WA

“You’re a GOD!” Michael explained to me as he stood in our lobby one day. He went on to explain how much pain he had been experiencing and that within just a few adjustments, he was practically pain free!

Michael P. – Poulsbo, WA