Services

And Techniques

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.

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Chiropractic 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.

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Education

Our Pueblo chiropractor at the Center for Alternative Medicine, PLLC, has an extensive educational background consisting of using various techniques that help your musculoskeletal system. Our techniques can also benefit your mind and help you relieve pain and discomfort as a result of issues that misalignments cause. At our facility, we believe in the power of natural healing, but before you schedule an appointment, we want you to understand what exactly chiropractor care is.

Defining What We Do

What Is Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a branch of alternative medicine that focuses on conditions affecting your bones and soft tissue including your muscles and tendons. The entire concept revolves around the fact that all of your body’s systems are interconnected and have an impact on one another.

What We Can Do For You

Conditions Chiropractic Care Can Treat

A chiropractor treats injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and bones. For instance, if you suffer from a strain or sprain, a chiropractor will guide you through exercises that relieve your pain and assist in your recovery. Tendinitis is another injury our chiropractor in Pueblo can treat. It’s caused by inflammation in the tendons that often arises from repetitive stress on the tendon.  Chiropractic care is also useful for treating injuries and issues that arise in the spine. An example of a condition that affects the spine is sciatica, which occurs as a result of damage or compression to the largest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve.

This condition stems from pregnancy due to hormones or the baby pushing on the nerve. Additionally, it arises when you have a vertebra in your spine out of alignment, and it pushes on the sciatic nerve. You may suffer from a general misalignment in your spine that causes pain and irritation, in particular, to the surrounding tissue and nerves. Moreover, chiropractic care assists those who have spinal stenosis, a condition where your spinal canal narrows, usually because of the aging process. Other conditions treated with chiropractic care include spinal degeneration and arthritis.

We Have The Skills

Chiropractic Techniques

One of the main techniques our Pueblo chiropractor uses is a spinal alignment, which consists of our chiropractor manually repositioning the vertebrae in your spine. We offer other treatments at our facility including holistic health care, a form of natural medicine. We provide exercise therapy, also known as physiotherapy, while we use laser therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and myofascial release to reduce pain and promote healing as well.

The Best Thing For Your Body

Metabolics and Nutrition

Millions of Americans suffer symptoms that their doctors cannot explain. Pharmaceuticals are prescribed to manage the symptoms, but the cause of the distress is completely dismissed.

At the Center for Alternative Medicine we strive to find the cause of your metabolic disorder, by use of various labs and studies, so that you may finally know and understand how best to combat your unique metabolic issue. Here are some conditions we commonly help manage:

Migraines, poor sleep, fatigue, nausea, bloating/gas, depression, skin problems, diarrhea, asthma, constipation, IBS, high blood pressure, poor concentration, indigestion, weight gain.

Align The Spine

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

The type of non-invasive spinal decompression we provide here in Pueblo has been approved by the FDA as an effective alternative to surgical intervention for a variety of spinal conditions. We’ve used it to help people dealing with issues such as disc herniation, disc bulge, sciatica, whiplash, and spinal stenosis. For the appropriate candidate, spinal decompression may be able to provide faster and longer-lasting relief from your back pain.

Traction can help your spine in a few ways:

  • It may relieve pressure on impinged nerves
  • It may facilitate a “negative-pressure” type environment and direct healing fluids and intracellular molecules into the injured discs
  • It may help realign misaligned spinal joints and maximize spinal position and mobility

More research on exactly how spinal decompression benefits the spine would be beneficial, though some available studies (including one at least randomized controlled trial) does support its use for alleviating pain and providing both temporary and longer-lasting relief.

Of course, we also have plenty of anecdotal evidence among our patients here at our clinic!

Decompress The Stress

What to Expect from Spinal Decompression Therapy with our Pueblo Chiropractor

When you come to the Center for Alternative Medicine, our Pueblo chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression as a beneficial part of your care. At our clinic, we’re proud to use the Dynatron DX2® Decompression System. This innovative technology utilizes a computerized system to assist with the spinal decompression and traction in a specific and graded mechanism.

  • Using specialized equipment (generally, a traction table, straps, and computer-assisted motorized traction function), our chiropractor sets you up on the table in a comfortable position.
  • Your spine will receive a gentle static and/or intermittent traction force (like being gently pulled from both ends).
  • The benefits of your spinal decompression session will be enhanced with the addition of chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, massage therapy, non-invasive modalities, and other services which can facilitate tissue healing, pain relief, and improved function.
What Else We Can Do

Other Services and Techniques

Active Release / Myofascial Release

Active Release, or Myofascial Release as it is most commonly referred to as, is a soft tissue management technique used by many Chiropractors and Physical Therapists to address the buildup of scar tissue and adhesions on muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and even nerves.

  • Ideal for post-surgical treatments, to reduce scar tissue, and increase range of motion.
  • Ideal for overuse and repetitive use injuries. Example: Tennis elbow.
  • Ideal for peripheral neuropathies, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the extremities.
  • Ideal for myofasciitis, muscles spasms, and trigger points.

Cervical Traction

Cervical Traction is the act of applying an axial pull to the cervical spine (neck) to apply stretch to the cervical spine musculature and relief to the neural structures exiting the neuroforamina.

Hydrocollator Packs (Moist Heat

Hydrocollator Packs are small to medium sized packs of clay which are stored in hot water. They are very effective at delivering heat to various areas of the body for various purposes.

Laser

Laser therapy can range from low level lasers (cold laser) to high end class IV lasers. Most Chiropractors that utilize laser therapy use something in between.

Laser therapy is designed to stimulate cellular healing in injured tissue. Laser therapy is a safe, inexpensive, and effective treatment modality. Caution must be taken, however, to avoid direct contact between the beam of laser light and the retinal cells within the eyes.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a powerful medicine which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent disease and control pain. It increased both the ability to function and the quality of people’s lives. Acupuncture dates back over 3,000 years to the east coast of China and Korea and has only recently become widely popular in Western Medicine for it’s proven benefits.

Click here to read our blog, which discusses some great points on acupuncture.

At our office the specific acupuncture technique used by our doctors may differ based on doctor preference and style. The method used will also reflect the specific needs of the patient.

Corrective Exercises

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%.

Lifestyle Advice

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.

Nutritional Counseling

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.

Laboratory

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.