Meet Dr. Jen
Doctor of Chiropractic
While studying at the University of Maryland, Dr. Jen Milus was injured in an auto accident. This was when she discovered Chiropractic and that changed her life, that dream took her to Palmer College of Chiropractic, in San Jose, California. There she focused her study on sports injuries, training for elite distance running, and cycling.
After graduating in December of 1993, Dr. Jen settled in Pleasanton, California with her family and set up her practice. Life consisted of running a full time Chiropractic practice in addition to being a high school team doctor, an exercise & rehab coach, a lacrosse coach, and a mother. She worked with sports injuries, work & auto injuries and the 2008 Olympic Synchronized Swimmers for strength and conditioning.
After 19 years in private practice, she accepted a position with the Department of Defense. She treated military personnel at 29 Palms Marine Corps Base in the Mohave Desert, California, Marine Corps Headquarters, Quantico, Virginia and the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.
After six years in Washington and her daughter in Chiropractic school in San Jose, California, Dr. Jen decided to return to Pleasanton for quality of life and practice. During her off hours, she can be found riding her bicycle or climbing the ridge with her “best friend” Max.
What is Chiropractic?
"The restoration and maintenance of proper musculoskeletal biomechanics through spinal manipulative therapy, soft tissue release, muscular
re-education and therapeutic exercise, following a thorough process of a specific and focused diagnosis."
-Dr. Jen Milus D.C.
"Chiropractic is a system of therapy focused on the structure of the body, particularly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body's alignment to relieve pain and improve function and to help the body heal itself."
- Harvard Health Publishing
Tension Type Headaches
"Research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by chiropractic doctors – is an effective way to treat tension headaches and headaches that begin in the neck..."
Low Back Pain
"In work-related non-specific low back pain, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment."
-Journal of Occupational
and Environmental Medicine
"A review of randomized controlled trials found that for acute to subacute neck pain, cervical spine manipulation was more effective than various combinations of prescription medications for improving pain and functional improvement."
How likely is back surgery?
The chances of surgery is directly related to WHO you see first for your musculoskeletal care. Studies show that patients who see a surgeon first for their low back pain are 41.2% more likely to receive surgery compared to those who see chiropractors first.
A clinical trial uncovered how chiropractic adjustments resulted in a 72% success rate in treating sciatica-related symptoms, compare to a 20% success rate from treatment with physical therapy and a 50% success rate from corticosteroid injections.
-European Spine Journal
"Dr. Milus is absolutely amazing at what she does. She's been working with me since I was just starting out, all the way through the Olympics. She kept me aligned and ready for training and competition. Go see her!"
— Kate Nesbitt
2008 Olympic Athlete
780 Main Street, St. 210, Pleasanton, CA 94566