The Joint Chiropractic

The Joint Chiropractic - Encinitas

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The Joint Chiropractic - Encinitas, California

Welcome to The Joint Chiropractic - Encinitas! As your Encinitas chiropractor dedicated to family chiropractic and spine health, we invite you to join the millions of Americans who have not only found relief from lower back pain, sciatica pain, and migraines, but also a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug-free approach to healthcare.

How can chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic in Encinitas help you?

Whether you have seen a chiropractor in the past or are seeking a local chiropractor near you for the first time, expect your visit to The Joint Chiropractic - Encinitas to be different from any healthcare experience you've had before. Perhaps even life-changing.

Here are a few reasons why The Joint Chiropractic in Encinitas is your perfect destination for pain relief and preventative care:

  • Conveniently Located
  • Open Nights & Weekends
  • No Appointments Required
  • No Insurance Hassles, Requirements or Copays
  • Quality Chiropractic Care by Licensed Professionals
  • Affordable Personalized Care Plans

As you can see, chiropractic care provided by the licensed chiropractors at The Joint offers you and your family an affordable, convenient and accessible solution like no other.

How can routine chiropractic care help improve your quality of life?

Through manual manipulation of the spine delivered to the highest standards by licensed chiropractors, chiropractic care works to restore and maintain proper communication from your brain to your body by relieving what chiropractors refer to as a subluxation, or a misalignment, of the spine. Restoring proper alignment to the spine can assist with pain relief and prevention of:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • Shoulder Pain and Elbow Pain
  • Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Injuries
  • And More!

So whatever “symptoms” you or your family may be experiencing, visit our Encinitas chiropractic office today to learn more about how you could improve your overall health and well-being. And remember, you never need an appointment to visit, so stop in when it is convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Meet The Doctors

Dr. Terry Brightwell, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Encinitas

Dr. Terry Brightwell, D.C. joined The Joint Chiropractic team in October of 2017 when he returned to his home of San Diego, CA after being away for four years. Dr. Brightwell has been providing chiropractic care to his local community since 1989, after receiving his doctorate from Life Chiropractic College West.

Dr. Brightwell first became passionate about pursuing chiropractic care as a career after he learned of its natural and holistic benefits. He believes chiropractic care is the greatest healing art in existence.

Over the course of his professional career, Dr. Brightwell has learned to serve a range of patients from infants to grandparents and athletes all with a range of ailments and symptoms including headaches and migraines, neck pain, upper back pain, sciatica, arthritis and much more.

Dr. Brightwell loves that working for The Joint Chiropractic allows him to make an impact on his Encinitas, CA community. He has the opportunity to meet so many great people and has the means to heal them naturally.

In Case You Didn't Know

There is a range of activities Dr. Brightwell enjoys to indulge in when he is not busy working at The Joint Chiropractic in Encinitas, CA. For example, he plays fastpitch softball, he enjoys running, cycling, and weight training. He also has unique musical taste, he enjoys listening to pops symphony, reading classical literature, and attending eclectic music festivals.

Over the course of his lifetime, Dr. Brightwell has had the opportunity to do a lot of cool things. Here are just a few: he has run all 20 San Diego Rock N Roll Marathons, built submarines, played baseball at the Olympic Training Center, he has lived in a treehouse (which inspired a movie), he won the 40 years fastpitch nationals, and worked with a UCI Cycling team.

Dr. Caitlin Donovan, D.C. is a Chiropractor at Encinitas

Dr. Caitlin Donovan, D.C. is an Oceanside, California native. She was born and raised in Oceanside and recently moved back to pursue a career in chiropractic care after attending school. Dr. Donovan first became interested in chiropractic care as a profession after she learned of its holistic and natural benefits.

After receiving her Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, Dr. Donovan went on to attend Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, CA where she obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

Dr. Donovan’s favorite thing about being in the chiropractic profession is having a platform to provide pain relief and increase her patient’s health through chiropractic care. Throughout her professional career, Dr. Donovan has learned to serve a range of patients from infants to grandparents with a range of cases including sciatica pain, neck pain, upper and lower back pain, migraine relief and much more.

Dr. Donovan has been The Joint Chiropractic’s local chiropractor in both Oceanside and San Marcos, CA since February 2017 and is honored to serve her local community. In addition to performing chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Donovan loves educating her local communities on the holistic and natural benefits of routine chiropractic care.

When she is not working at The Joint Chiropractic in Oceanside or San Marcos, she can be found dancing or weightlifting.

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Wellness Plans

Receive up to 4 visits per month.
Best choice and lowest cost per visit, for patients who visit more than 2 times per month. Typically best aligned with Doctor’s Treatment Plan.
$79.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $20
49% savings vs. single visit rate
Youth (17 and Under)
$39.00 / Month
Additional visits just $10
Cost per visit less than $10
75% savings vs. single visit rate


Fixed number of visits. Expire after 60 months.
Unable to commit to regular visits? Packages offer flexibility for patients who expect to visit on average 2 times or less per month.
6 Visits
Cost per visit less than $34
14% savings vs. single visit rate
10 Visits
Cost per visit less than $29
25% savings vs. single visit rate
20 Visits
Cost per visit less than $24
39% savings vs. single visit rate

Single Visits

Our single visit is an affordable and flexible option.

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Did You Know?

In a recent Consumer Reports study, chiropractic outperformed prescription medication, deep-tissue massage, yoga, pilates, and over-the-counter medication therapies, in treating back pain. 1

1 Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. Back-Pain Treatments. ConsumerReports.org; July 2011.

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