The DoctorDr. Gary Spainhower Chiropractor

Dr. Gary Spainhower, D.C.


  • 1974-1975: Attended Walla Walla College- Engineering Major.
  • 1975-1977: Walla Walla Community College-Associates Degree General Studies.
  • 1977-1978: Lane Community College-Finished Pre-med Prerequisites.
  • 1978-1981: Western States Chiropractic College-Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
  • 1989-1990: Completed Certified Chiropractic Sports Practioner Program.
  • 1991: Studied rehabilitation of Sports Injuries using Chinese Traditional Medicine at the Olympic Training Center: Beijing China.
  • 1994-1996: Completed 320 hour course on Internal Diagnosis, sponsored by Texas Chiropractic College.


  • 1981-1982: Assisted in teaching Adjusting Techniques course at Western States Chiropractic College.
  • 1982-Present: Owner and Director of First Chiropractic.
    Specialities include: Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries: doctor on sidelines of Cordova High School football team, currently ranked as one of the top high schools in California for football. Clincial Nutrition: Using state of the art diagnostic testing, we are able to detect and correct hidden hormonal and metabolic disorders which can cause such conditions as: chronic digestive problems, nagging fatigue, headaches, body aches, sleeping disorders etc. (Over time it is easy to forget what it feels like to be truly healthy. You may have accepted a gradual decline in your health as an inevitable part of getting older, but poor health is not normal-at any age. We have the tools to help!)

Certifications & Licensures

  • Associates Degree General Studies, Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, Chiropractic Sports Practioner Certificate, Completed 320 hour course on Internal Diagnosis/Clinical Nutrition.

Associations & Memberships

  • Member of Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
    Dr. Spainhower's clinic was chosen as The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2002.
  • Past President of Rancho Cordova Rotary Club 2005
  • Member of California Chiropractic Association