Holistic Health Care
Our office focuses on care of the "total person" rather than focusing on a narrow group of symptom complaints. We realize that many health problems may be the result of many years of accumulating dysfunction, stress, as well as bad health and nutrition habits. All too often people present health complaints to different doctors, only to have them just treat the symptoms. Only to have their health problems re-surface in another way. "Holistic" care is about considering the "whole" person and designing a health and treatment approach which addresses the broader aspect of their health needs. At the same time, we realize that not any one doctor or "health provider type" can provide all needed health services. As a result, we regularly integrate our services with those of other health specialties.
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic, complementary medicine, and physical therapy techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic medicine have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. Our correction methods are extremely safe, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.
Advanced "Spinal Decompression," featuring the Dynatron DX2® Decompression System. This system applies the technology of the DX2 computer vectored decompression traction, including patient-education tutorials, interactive touch screen activation of gentle individual patient customized treatment protocols. The Dynatron DX2 system incorporates 7,500 mW LED light array pre-treatment therapy for muscle relaxation, increased circulation and relief of joint aches. The Dynatron DX2 system automatically calculates and digitally displays the angle of decompression allowing for targeting of the affected spinal vertebral level. Spinal Decompression is an accepted alternative to surgery for many spinal conditions, including; herniated and extruded discs, bulged discs, spinal degeneration, spinal arthritis, nerve root compression syndromes ( including sciatica) resulting in various forms of back, leg, neck and arm pain, numbness, tingling and dysfunction. (Ref: "Treatment of L5/S1 Extruded Disc Herniation..." by Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR; Chiropractic Economics; Vol. 53: Issue 2)
Our office also provides, when necessary, a wide range of commonly accepted physical therapy services, inclusive of: massage and soft tissue release, electro-stimulation, mechanical joint release, ultrasound therapy, exercise and other musculo-skeletal rehabilitation measures.
One of the newest advances in soft tissue therapies is "cold laser" therapy. This is a "light wave" therapy, designed to stimulate tissue healing and has been proven in clinical settings. "Cold laser" is just that, it produces a cold laser light wave, emitting an invisible infrared light, meaning that it does not produce heat and does not cut, nor damage skin or other surrounding tissue. The laser we use in our clinic is the FDA Cleared, "MicroLight, ML 830." (link to www.microlightcorp.com for more information on laser therapy) This laser unit was clinically tested in one of the worlds largest automotive manufacturers clinical health trials, and has been proven effective in soft tissue management. Many people find relief from conditions such as: tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, arthritis, TMJ, low back pain, myofascial pain, neck pain, strains and sprains, tendon injuries, wound management, sinusitis, knee pain and many others.
Practiced for thousands of years in China, and the orient; the gentle application of acupuncture methods, and Chinese medicine, has proven the test of time, and is an appropriate therapy for many health conditions. Acupuncture is well rooted in clinical applications, and clinical trials, and proves a valuable stand alone treatment, or adjunct, to other treatment methods. Acupuncture is a gentle, relaxing, comfortable and extremely safe treatment. Acupuncture has been shown effective for conditions such as: Headaches, migraines, tension, asthma, pain from the back, joints, spine and extremities, TMJ, neuritis, neuralgia, carpal tunnel, digestive disturbances, fatigue, dizziness, wellness enhancement, arthritis pain, strains and sprains, chronic pain, menstrual problems, dizziness and many more.
Our clinic doctors incorporates certified acupuncture procedures under the certification authority of the Colorado State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
Other ancillary services:
We often teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them, to help strengthen and correct their own unique problems. These exercises can typically be performed in the comfort of your own home, and can improve the effectiveness of therapeutic care by as much as 30-40%.
We often find it helpful to "counsel," acting sort of like a "coach" to our patients, relative to certain activities they should avoid or do differently. This is helpful in avoiding or aggravating a particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle, full of the activities they enjoy most.
When needed, or requested by the our patients, we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patients' return to optimal health. Many people are simply not aware that their diet, or specific nutritional imbalances, can be at the heart of even their physical joint and muscle ailments. Correcting the diet and perhaps "some bad habits," can often have a profound affect on health. Some individuals need serious metabolic and nutritional counseling. In these cases, we employ the methods of Science Based Nutrition utilizing a variety of laboratory analysis and specific reporting with detailed emphasis on individual nutritional, vitamin and herbal medicine needs. Our doctors have experience in working with cases involving conditions from irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches, skin disorders, high cholesterol, cardiovascular and blood pressure problems, to generally helping the "non-descript" ill patient to return to an optimum health status. (See "Nutritional and Alternative Medicine" section below.)
Spinal, Postural and Physical Examinations
Proper examinations can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide in-office evaluations for a variety of health needs and issues. Because our office is a "comprehensive alternative medicine center," we are concerned about such issues as blood pressure, vital signs, cholesterol, weight, diet and metabolism, bio-mechanical joint and spinal function. In doing so, we often engage in evaluation or analysis of these areas, in association with specific back and neck related complaints.
Our doctors may employ the use of in-house and CLIA certified laboratory analysis in their diagnostic procedures. Blood, urine and other laboratory analysis can be most helpful in understanding hidden disease as well as ruling out certain caused of the patients symptoms.
Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Counseling
For those patients suffering symptoms of health conditions such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Digestive Disturbance, Acid Reflux, Migraines, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Candidiasis, Fatigue, Poor Sleep, Weight Problems, Arthritis, Skin Problems, Irregular Heart Beat, we offer diet and nutritional counseling which may help improve or reduce symptoms. Our doctors will often combine, or integrate, his alternative natural medicine methods with those of your medical provider. Many people have found that when they strive to improve their diet, eliminate toxins, enhance the bodies natural immune and eliminative processes, that their chronic health disorders may drastically improve.
Notice: No information provided herein is meant to specifically diagnose, treat nor cure any specific health condition. Information provided above is for nutritional purposes only and has not been cleared by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) nor any other governmental health agency.