Enlightened Chiropractic has been Dr. Jeff’s dream since his first chiropractic experience.
Dr. Jeff grew up with health woven into his daily operations, as he was always ready to offer health advice. When he was hurt in high school, after trying many modalities of treatment, chiropractic care proved to be the one that offered sustained relief. It was then that he knew this was to be his profession. He wanted to help whole families, especially young teens with injuries like his own. He also knew that if his parents had known about chiropractic care from the moment he was born that he could have short-circuited a lot of suffering.
Through chiropractic school, he spent a lot of time on weekends at other offices that functioned in this family-wellness model while taking 30+ hours of credits throughout school. He wanted to graduate and hit the ground running. While in school he met his beautiful wife Nadine. Together they spent many nights up late trying to bring their vision to reality. Nadine plays a large role outside the office in creating social media posts and helping market the office while attaining her master’s degree in counseling.
Part of Enlightened Chiropractic’s birth was the recognition of New Orleans’ need for true, neurologically-based chiropractic care. We are not about the twist, crack, and pop nor the quick insurance claim. We are here to witness and be a part of family members’ forward-moving health journey. We look at the body as a whole and get to the root cause of any health concerns.
Dr. Jeffrey Vitenas
Dr. Jeff grew up in Kenner, LA. He attended high school at Jesuit in Mid-City where he participated in wrestling until an injury during his sophomore year, which introduced him to the chiropractic profession. Dr. Jeff always had a passion for helping others achieve their best physical state and obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology at LSU. He then pursued his doctorate in chiropractic at Life University in Atlanta, GA—the epicenter of chiropractic study.
After just a short time of studying the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic, Dr. Jeff began to understand that chiropractic is far beyond the typical notion of treating neck and back pain. It is meant to treat the whole body through the optimization of one's neurological function, since the nervous system controls and coordinates every other function in the entire body. When he was not in the classroom, Dr. Jeff spread the message of chiropractic on weekends and was invited to offices to help educate patients on their true potential. He was given the opportunity to intern at one of the largest chiropractic offices in the state of Alabama that specializes in pediatric and pregnancy care.
Dr. Jeff is certified in Webster Technique (for pregnant moms) and is currently obtaining his certification from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He specializes in Torque Release Technique (TRT), a researched and gentle method.
D.C., Chiropractic, 2018
Activities & Affiliations
CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT/OFFICE MANAGER
Ms. Thompson brings a wealth of office and program management experience to Enlightened Chiropractic. Before joining Enlightened Chiropractic, Ms. Thompson spent 19 years as the Program Manager for the Jefferson Parish housing assistance program overseeing the application process, resolving disputes, and ensuring compliance to federal mandates. She is excited to join Dr. Jeffrey Vitenas and is looking forward to assisting patients with their chiropractic needs as well as educating the community about the benefits of Dr Jeff’s services. In her free time, Ms. Thompson enjoys reading, spending time with loved ones and has recently taken an interest in bird watching.