at its core, is the art and science of using the hands to address
the body and enhance the functioning of the spine and nervous
found over the years that there are a lot of people out in the
world who have not heard of Chiropractic, or have misconceptions
of it, or are unaware of the many different techniques used.
are many different techniques used in the field of chiropractic.
The first chiropractors only adjusted the uppermost vertebrae
in the neck. These groundbreaking doctors were able to help
people with everything from neck pain, to asthma, to deafness,
which was reversed in the first official chiropractic patient,
Harvy Lillard in 1895, through chiropractic adjustment of his
Chiropractors only adjust the low back, or sacrum. Some use
instruments, or small tools to adjust the spine. Some use tremendous
amounts of force, some use hardly any force at all.
what’s the point of this little history lesson? All of
these techniques work, but not all of them all the time. I have
studied many techniques, and have chosen as my basis a technique
which was designed to combine something of great value from
each one of them… a ‘greatest hits list’ if
Spinal Analysis is a system of adjusting the spine
which above all, honors a patient’s own ability to
be it’s best healer, and uses tell tale signs that the
body shows us, such as posture, tension, and subluxation patterns,
to apply the least amount of force necessary to effect the greatest
result at any given time. At the same time, by starting with
light force, our bodies can literally re-learn how to better
unwind our own tensions. You become empowered to heal, which
can be incredibly profound, and the results can be amazing,
and long lasting.
people come to see me they say I ‘Listen with all senses’;
words, body language, intuition, and hands. Healing often starts
with feeling heard.
like to treat the whole being. Chiropractic is my chosen tool
for doing so. Chiropractic is, I feel, better at doing so
than most forms of traditional western medicine. Network Spinal
Analysis is better than most forms of Chiropractic. I also do
other techniques as well such as kinesiology, herbal medicine,
homeopathic, and reflex work to be sure that a patient (I like
to call them ‘practice member’, patients are sick.
My clients heal) gets the care they need, and that their system
feels heard, and addressed, and given the space to heal.
am aware that different people have different needs, and even
regular clients have different needs on different days. It’s
important to have lots of tools in the toolkit in order to be
as effective as possible.
in and see Dr. Watts if you would like:
• Care tailored to your needs.
• Solution oriented, results oriented, healing oriented
• To be moving forward, towards peak performance, not
just out of pain.
blows people away?
The experience that they themselves are capable of healing,
of feeling their own power unleashed. It’s very empowering.
A lot of people end up in my office because they were afraid
to see a Chiropractor, but heard I have the ability to be gentle.
It is, and should always be, a joy to visit your chiropractor.
It is a joy to have a positive relationship with your body.
It is a joy to feel yourself heal.
in and have a unique healing experience. You deserve it!
Watts' office is a welcoming and relaxed environment. Once a residence,
the Historic 'Cota-Knox' building, located at 914 Anacapa St.,
Santa Barbara, was built of bricks that were used as ballast
in the ships that came into town in the 1800's. The oldest brick
building in town, it is now part of the California State Park
system that is in the same block as the famous Presidio, in Old
Town Santa Barbara.
the mid 1800's, it was the residence and office of a former civil
war surgeon. The residential feel is maintained, as the waiting
room is more like a living room. Some of my clients like to use
it as a safe place to meet their kids after school, and dogs are
always welcome to come in and get a drink from the water bowl
in the kitchen.
been receiving Network Care for over 12 years. Working with
Eric Watts, DC has been a great experience. Eric's professionalism
and sensitivity made me feel safe and in competent hands from
my first appointment. I feel that Eric is very knowledgeable
and comprehensive in his work. I recommend him highly."
- Karen S. Lytle, MA
Eric Watts is quite possibly the most caring, conscientious,
and kind professional I have met in any walk of life. He has
helped me out over the years not just with his chiropractic
skills, but also with his general knowledge of medical and health
promotion matters. He has a gentle touch and provides that is
in distinct contrast to the bone-crunching way that chiropractors
are sometimes falsely portrayed."
- D.F. PhD
never believed in lighter force chiropractic treatment 'til I
went to Dr. Watts... Some of his work is quite traditional - sacral
especially - and excellent. Some of it works like magic... And
it's AMAZING! Additionally, he has me address the root causes
(in my heart and mind) as he works... So I leave feeling better
physically and emotionally... WOW! - Thank you Eric!!!"
Martine White, Santa Barbara County Film Commissioner