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About Dr. Cherie Smith, D.C.

Dr. Cherie Smith is passionate about your health. After 13 years in practice in southern California, Dr. Cherie has relocated to the Roaring Fork Valley to bring her unique style of chiropractic to this amazing community. 


Find out why Dr. Cherie is different. Dr. Cherie uses a highly specialized method of chiropractic spinal adjustments, cranial adjustments, extremity adjustments, and organ therapy to  help your body achieve balance. Heal from injuries faster, improve your health and feel better. This comprehensive (total body) chiropractic technique seeks to balance the entire body by detecting the underlying causes of your symptoms, or chronic patterns of dysfunction. 

At Got Your Back Lifestyle Chiropractic, Dr. Cherie also provides nutritional testing and advice; exercise programs; postural analysis; injury rehabilitation; as well as highly specialized care for pregnant and postpartum moms, as well as pediatric patients.  

Dr. Smith uses a "total body approach" that improves your brain/body connection. By combining the very best hands-on-technique, and providing the newest and best natural vitamins and mineral supplements on the market today, Dr. Cherie is able to help you to accelerate your journey to good health.

  • Dr. Cherie L. Smith, doctor of chiropractic, graduated Summe cum Laude and Salutatorian from Life University College of Chiropractic, Marietta, GA in June, 2004.

  • She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Rutgers University, NJ in 1989.

  • Dr. Cherie L. Smith is a licensed chiropractor in the state of Colorado.

Memberships & Associations
  • Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA)

What Makes Us Different

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Got Your Back Lifestyle Chiropractic emphasizes optimizing your own innate healing ability. Dr Cherie's unique style of chiropractic works on improving your body's own strength, stability, function and level of health in an effort to reduce the risk of injury and disease in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of chiropractic health care.

For some, Got Your Back Lifestyle Chiropractic will take them back to a place that is familiar, offering a return to health and wellness that had been forgotten. For others, the journey may offer a new experience of true health and optimum function.

People all over the globe are recognizing the benefit of seeking an alternative to pharmaceutical medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health. Don't just mask your symptoms, or quiet your disease. Find out how to heal your body.Please take the time to meet the doctor, team, and our wellness network dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives.  As a patient at Got Your Back Lifestyle Chiropractic you will receive a  personally tailored wellness program specifically targeted to your wellness needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services.

Success Stories

I visited many chiropractors for the 22yrs I toured the country, playing golf tournaments on the LPGA tour. They all helped in many ways but when I started seeing Dr. Cherie Smith I started feeling more in balance and my hip stability gave me added power to hit the ball farther than in my early days on tour! My chronic neck pain disappeared and my body seemed more flexible. Now I'm semi-retired. I had never won on tour but amazingly under her care I broke through with my first professional win on The Legends Tour. I ended up #1 on The Legends Tour  2002­ money list that year. I have since won another event on The Legends Tour and my body feels stronger everyday! She is a wonderful, positive person who has a wealth of knowledge and inspiration to give her patients. I truly think she was the main reason for my success. She incorporates Chiropractic and bio mechanics to improve your sport.



-Lori West
LPGA tour & The Legends Tour
HyVee Classic Champion 2002 ­ 




As a 48 year-old runner, I thought my running days were winding down, until I met Dr. Cherie. I was having a chronic knee pain that no one had been able to fix. Dr. Cherie stabilized my pelvis and adjusted my feet and knees and shared her vast knowledge of the interconnectedness of all moving parts. After she stabilized my hip rotation, I was able to run pain-free for the first time in years. In fact, I ran my fastest half-marathon in 15 years, and I feel a heightened sense of wellness. Dr. Cherie is truly a gifted healer and treats each person as a whole.

-Sandy Simmons
Member Colorado University Track Team 1976-1980
Winner Boulder~Boulder 10K in 1979, 2nd Place in 1984
South Dakota State High School 440yd  record-holder with a time of 56.9 seconds


First and foremost, I give a lot of credit to Dr. Cherie for my glowing, healthy pregnancy.  As a 42-year-old professional athlete I was not a particularly good candidate for an easy pregnancy, especially because of my history of a badly broken ankle and vertebrae damage, as well as my small stature.  At one point early in my pregnancy I was afraid that was coming true.  My energy started to get very low.  I felt flat-footed, heavy.  I experienced twinges of pain.  And then I discovered Dr. Cherie.

From the very first day, I would leave her sessions with feathers on my feet, with tons of energy and great focus.  And not only that, over the course of pregnancy pregnancy, while I was being adjusted, I would feel my baby making her own moves in response to Dr. Cherie's touch.

While she understands completely what pregnant pregnant woman and her baby are going through, Dr. Cherie also has incredible empathy for many body types.  As and athlete herself, she understands the mechanics of high performance physical activities, and she provides great advice on nutrition and exercise programs as well.

My daughter, Lorelei, was born on Sept. 27, 2005.  We brought Dr. Cherie into her life almost immediately.  From her trip through the birth canal, Lorelei's neck was crooked, and her jaw was slightly uneven.  During her adjustments, Lorelei would giggle, stretch and show obvious signs of pleasure.  Within months those visible symptoms of birth stress were unnoticeable, and she continues to enjoy being on of Dr. Cherie's patients.

There is no doubt I was lucky to have Dr. Cherie through my pregnancy.  Now I look forward to her help in returning to, and maintaining, the health and fitness I enjoyed a s a professional athlete, not to mention her role in raising a healthy, "well-adjusted" daughter.



         -Julie Krone
            Legendary Jockey

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