Since 2018, NOLA Spine Care has been a cornerstone of comprehensive chiropractic care in the New Orleans community. Dr. Rueben Carter leads a boutique office in Mid-City New Orleans, serving clients, mentoring student interns, and providing consultation on medical forensic cases.

our team

Dr. Rueben Carter, DC
Clinic Director

Originally from Marrero, LA, Dr. Carter holds a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Life University in Marietta, GA. Proficient in various modalities, including diversified/manual adjusting, Thompson drop table technique, Sacro-occipital technique, Impulse instrument-assisted adjusting, and therapeutic exercise, Dr. Carter sets himself apart with his genuine concern, professionalism, trauma-informed care, and respect for all communities.

Throughout his career, he has treated government leaders, non-profit and corporate figures, professional athletes, and entertainment industry professionals. Beyond his practice, Dr. Carter enjoys the gym, yoga, international travel, comedy shows, film festivals, and quality time with friends and family.

To manage expectations for our neurodivergent or highly sensitive clients, and to help in matching you with someone who aligns with your own temperament/personality, his disposition may be described as: introverted, focused, analytical, calm, empathetic, and a flat/serious affect (he’s not upset, it’s just his face 😂).

Follow him on Instagram: @nolaspinecare

Dr. Rick Shelton, DC
Associate Chiropractor

Dr. Shelton is devoted to providing exceptional care to his patients. With a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Logan University, he specializes in various techniques, including diversified/manual adjusting, Thompson drop table technique, instrument adjusting, rehabilitation protocols, and acupuncture-based meridian therapy. With an athletic background in baseball, Dr. Shelton has unique insights into shoulder rehabilitation, and has achieved great results with many athletes and their injuries.

Originally from St. Louis, MO, Dr. Shelton is passionate about helping individuals achieve optimal health and wellness. He believes in personalized, evidence-based care and fosters a supportive and inclusive environment where every patient feels respected, heard, and valued. His treatment philosophy revolves around empowering patients to take control of their health and creating a relationship based on empathy and a deep respect for patients’ unique needs.

In his free time, Dr. Shelton enjoys live music, golf, baseball, exploring New Orleans culture, walking his Golden Retriever mix, and tending to his houseplants!

Jhané Garner, MS, LMT, LAT, ATC
Massage Therapist


Licensed Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist, Jhané Garner, brings a wealth of experience. With a Bachelors in Athletic Training from LSU and a Masters in Sports Management from FSU, she is the owner of Recoup 360, specializing in emergency care, recovery services, and sports rehabilitation. Having worked with Power 5 colleges and the NFL, Jhané offers our clients support in achieving their mobility and injury rehabilitation goals through manual therapy.

Follow her on Instagram: @recoup360

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Joanna Dominguez, RN
Executive Assistant


As NOLA Spine Care’s Executive Assistant since August 2022, Joanna Dominguez manages the seamless operation of the organization. Hailing from the Philippines, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Joanna handles administrative tasks, manages our social media, and ensures a smooth experience for our clients.

Passionate about the digital transformation of healthcare, Joanna bridges the gap between technology and patient care. She works remotely, providing dedicated administrative support.

Contact her at ad***@NO***********.com for any inquiries.  

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