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Fall River Mills Location Call: (530) 355-1610
​Pleasant Hill Location Call: (925) 932-3289

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Dr. Steve Milligan Chiropractor​
​Board Certified in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic
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Dr. Steve Milligan sees his chiropractor at least once a month, enjoys walking and hiking, eats as healthy as possible and grows his own organic fruits and vegetables. Dr. Milligan resides with his wife, and sweetheart, Betsy, and their dogs on the Pit River near Mt. Shasta. Betsy is an artist, trains dogs, gardens, loves nature, and manages our slice of heaven on the Pit River.

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Contact Stephen R. Milligan, DC today to make an appointment.

Artist, Paramedic and Firefighter


In a different venue, he was recognized for his artistic talents, gaining recognition as a glass artist, invited to exhibit his art locally and in the Smithsonian Traveling Art Exhibit. He was also recognized as a French Intensive Organic Gardener, specializing in medicinal plants and herbs.

After graduating, he joined the Live Oak Fire Department as a volunteer fire fighter, becoming a paramedic in Santa Cruz County, California, serving for 15 years. He also helped start the first Paramedic/EMZT Labor Union, which has since spread across the country.

Dr. Milligan was an original board member of WorldOver, a disaster response organization, starting to develop “down-building rescue” first used in the Mexico City Earthquake and perfected until the 9/11 twin towers collapse. He was dispatched to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, to assist in developing a Native American Medical Emergency Response System. The average emergency response was reduced from over 2 hours and 20 minutes to 8 minutes on average, with non-governmental Lakota Sioux responding to help their own. He was a board member of “The TENNA Council” a native American Spiritual Council.

Board Certified Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonalist


“Being a paramedic and firefighter for more than 15 years, I was pretty deeply immersed in the medical model of health care. I was concerned with medicines short coming in keeping patients healthy and happy. The last straw was my deadly bout with Pneumonia, my chiropractor drove 80 miles one way to treat me and saved my life! That night, my belief on health care changed. At the age of 42, I went back to college to become a doctor. I repaid the gift of that life saving adjustment by saving my dads life with an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment.”

Fall River Mills Chiropractor | Dr. Steve Milligan

Dr. Milligan’s life has demonstrated a high drive to help his fellow man.


After graduating from Skyline High School in 1964, he saw duty in two wars with the US Navy, receiving many awards and metals in his five war tours. After leaving the service, he married, and at 21 his first son, Peter, was born. Four years later his second son, Kasey, arrived. He is now the grandfather to Macey, Isabelle, Caitlin and Lyla.

During his school years, he worked as a Veterinary emergency room nurse, surgical assistant, and radiology technician. He spent many years rehabbing injured wild animals: Raptors, Eagles, Falcons, Hawks and Owls. He also helped start the UCSC Peregrine Falcon breeding program, which was instrumental in the return of this amazing bird.

Chiropractic Education


After having his life saved by his Chiropractor at 42 years of age, Dr. Milligan entered Chiropractic school. He attended Cabrillo College and the University of California at Santa Cruz., Santa Cruz ROP, Life Chiropractic College West, and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in South Carolina, where he received his board certification.

He graduated with recognition in 1995, receiving many acknowledgments, including “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities,” and was nominated for clinical excellence. He has been licensed in New Mexico, Montana and since 1996 in California. He has also received multiple Who’s Who in US Business and Industry recognitions, the “2005 Atlas Orthogonality Humanitarian Award”, and Atlas Orthogonal Board Certification #12, from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, in North Carolina.


Atlas Chiropractic and other approaches including Medical when practiced together improve true health. I believe to gain a persons true health a team approach is needed. The Atlas vertebrae holds the key to renewed health, it is known as “the mouth of God”. The Atlas surrounds the base of the brain stem and spinal cord on it’s path to the entire body. Blood flow to the brain goes thru the Atlas vertebrae , and the bodies balance is reset with the Atlas correction. The atlas corrected it is like re-booting a computer. The bodies more normal nerve flow is re-established. And healing can go forward as God designed and intended it.global.com Chiropractic first, drugs and surgery second. 


Based on science & research, I recommend that vaccinations be delayed,
after the babies barrier to from blood to brain is naturally closed. And risk of developmental complications and autism is lessened. I have treated autistic children in my practice, who were normal prior to vaccinations to believe autism is a coincidence. From personal experience, and in my opinion, medicines & surgeries with their life changing effects are over prescribed.