What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural method of healing, using hands on therapy to connect spinal misalignments are present in the body due to accidents and falls, childhood trauma, stress and bad posture that can occur throughout our lives. When the spine is misaligned it can affect the nerves of the spinal cord, which can then affect distant parts of the body. Irritated nerves can cause muscles to become tight and restricted, which can cause pain and inflexibility.
Chiropractic began in 1895, and since has become the largest non-medical healing art in the world. Scientific studies have shown chiropractic to be a safe, effective means of natural healing.
What do Doctors of Chiropractic Treat?
Chiropractors treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions including:
|Neck pain and Headaches||Fibromyalgia|
|Low back pain||Arthritis and joint pain|
|Sciatica||Mid back and shoulder tension|
|Traumatic injury||Sports injuries|
|Stress and tension||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Care?
Due to the interconnections between all parts of the human body, you cannot separate the part from another. Therefore, the spinal cord and the vertebrae play a primary role in the health of the whole body. Chiropractic care can help realign spinal misalignments. This can help relieve painful conditions, long standing or chronic pain, and increase flexibility and movement in the body. In the absence of pain, spinal adjustments can be used for prevention and wellness care, in order to insure optimum health of the spine and whole body.
Acupuncture and Chiropractic
are combined to provide an effective, gentle treatment for a variety of conditions. Acupuncture has been utilized as a healing art for over 2000 years. It is based on the Chinese Medicine theory of “meridians”, which are pathways of energy which flow through the body connecting the organs and tissues of the body. Acupuncture at Mountain Lifestyles Chiropractic is used for pain relief, treatment of acute conditions such as sprains and strains, and treatment of chronic conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Acupuncture achieves these results by opening up blocked or stagnant meridians, and has been proven through research to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms by releasing powerful pain relieving hormones called endorphins.
Dr. Foley is licensed to practice Acupuncture
by the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners. She is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Dr. Foley uses disposable, sterile needles, and acupuncture treatment is usually very comfortable and relaxing. She uses acupuncture in combination with chiropractic adjustments in order to enhance healing and reduce recovery time, and treats the following conditions:
|Lower back pain and sciatica||Fibromyalgia|
|Neck pain||Arthritis and joint pain|
|Migraine and tension headaches||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|
|Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain||Menopause, hot flashes, insomnia|
|Knee, leg and ankle pain||Allergies and sinus problems|