Yes. Due to limited space our chiropractic office only accepts 20 a month. If you are looking for a chiropractor nearby click HERE to get started.
No. Although some spots might be a little sensitive in the beginning, there is no cracking or popping involved with our technique. The Torque Release Technique is the newest and most effective technique to date and the chiropractor uses an instrument certified by the FDA called the Integrator to administer the chiropractic adjustment.
Glad you asked! Instead of explaining what a chiropractic adjustment looks like we will SHOW you what a Torque Release Chiropractic adjustment looks like. Check it out here: TRT Adjustment.
Yes. About 30% of our practice, Apex Chiropractic, is pediatrics. Most parents bring their children to a pediatric chiropractor to keep them healthy and keep their immune system strong. We do help quite a few children with various conditions like colic, ADHD, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, etc…). The birth process can be very traumatic not only on the pregnant mom but the newborn baby as well. Even if the child appears healthy it is vital to get them checked by a pediatric chiropractor soon after they are born to ensure their brain has clear communication with the rest of their body. As our children continue to grow, the daily stresses can have a negative impact on an ever-growing body. During the first few years of life, an infant often falls while learning to walk or can fall while tumbling off a bed or other piece of furniture. Even the seemingly innocent act of playfully tossing babies up in the air and catching them often results in a whiplash-like trauma to the spine, making it essential to get your baby checked by a pediatric chiropractor during every stage of his/her development as minor injuries can present as major health concerns down the road. After all, healthy kids turn into healthy adults! If you are looking for a Pediatric Chiropractor in Louisville, CO we are here to help!
Your first day in our chiropractic office is used to gather all the data we need to determine if you are a candidate for the Torque Release care we provide. Check out our Day 1 process HERE.
Yes and if you are not already you definitely should! A majority of the midwife clinics in the area refer us many many clients. A pregnancy chiropractor reduces interference to the mother’s vital nerve system which controls and co-ordinates all of her systems and functions. By improving maternal function we are decreasing the potential for unnecessary intervention. To the infant, a pregnancy chiropractor reduces interference to the mother’s nerve system allowing for better baby development. Pelvic balance allows the baby greater room to develop without restrictions to the forming cranium, spine and other skeletal structures. A prenatal chiropractor offers the baby the room to move into the best possible position for birth. With proper fetal positioning, there is a significant decrease in dystocia and the resulting birth trauma caused by intervention. Getting chiropractic care while pregnant has been shown to reduce labor time by up to 60%. ~Jeanne Ohm, DC Check out this article about the “5 Way’s Chiropractic Care Protects Pregnancy”
What conditions does a chiropractor treat is always a common question we hear. The truth is chiropractic care doesn’t treat any conditions but it can help with many. Health conditions arise in the body when your nervous system isn’t able to function at its optimal level. As we begin to adjust the body our goal is to relieve stress on the nervous system so the brain can communicate with every single muscle, cell, tissue and organ in the body. As we achieve this we can see lots of different conditions chiropractic can help with. Just to name a few that we have awesome success with: Asthma, ADD or ADHD, Anxiety and Depression, Colic, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Numbness and Tingling In Hand and Arms, Numbness and Tingling in Feet and Legs, Tinnitus, Traumatic Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Whiplash, Sports Injuries, TMJ Problems, Headaches, Migraines, Sciatica, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Pinched Nerves, Herniated Discs, Text Neck, AutoImmune Conditions, and more!
Boulder County is packed full of some of the best athletes in the world. Every professional athlete understands how a sports chiropractor can optimize the brain-body connection allowing them to compete at their highest level. So guess what…if your body isn’t functioning on all cylinders most likely one of your competitors will be! Through Torque Release chiropractic care, athletes are able to unlock the fullest potential of human performance making certain they will give the best possible performance during competition or their daily training regime as well as prevent injuries. A few of the injuries a sports chiropractor can help: Shin Splints, Groin Pull, Concussion, ACL Tear, Hip Flexor Strain, Patellofemoral Syndrome, Shoulder Injury, Tennis or Golf Elbow, Hamstring Strain, Sciatica, and more! A quote from Dr. Shane himself, “All that extra money spent on bike parts or new athletic gear won’t get put to the test until YOU unlock your entire potential!”
Yes! The instrument we use, The Integrator, is designed to administer a “toggle recoil” thrust at 1/10,000th of a second. Contrary to a “hands-on” adjustment, this speed is so fast that it doesn’t give your muscles time to tighten up. Some people may have a hard time relaxing when they know an adjustment is coming. The second reason for the high-speed adjustment is that researchers developing the Integrator still wanted to have the same amount of force as an adjustment done by hand. So by using the equation Force = Mass X Acceleration developers made up for the much smaller mass with an incredibly fast instrument. This yields the same amount of force by adjusting either by hand or with the Integrator. The Integrator is so specific compared to the hands because we can only adjust the specific vertebrae that need it. Unfortunately, many local chiropractors such as “The Joint” perform non-specific care. This is when a chiropractor would adjust multiple vertebrae at one time and overload the nervous system. The short term effects may be good with this type of care, but the problem will come back with non- specific care.
Apex Chiropractic relies upon Torque Release Technique (TRT) because it is the first ever chiropractic technique to be developed out of research. Apex Chiropractic is more than capable of using other techniques but we choose TRT because it has been proven through science and research to be the most advanced chiropractic technique to date. There is no guesswork with TRT. Every part is scientifically proven. Read exactly how it works HERE.
Most people first visit their local chiropractor after they’ve had years of long-standing health issues such as neck pain, back pain, numbness or tingling in the arms or feet, headaches, etc… By that time internal scar tissue (fibrosis) has built up around the spinal discs, nerves, and joints. They can also cause postural changes, tender muscle areas, and trigger tender spots. You may “feel fine” but when someone touches a “hot spot” you jump! This scar tissue takes a long time to dissolve and heal and it may take weeks to years before you are at your physiological optimum again. The earlier you begin chiropractic care the better; the longer you wait, the more scar tissue builds up and the longer it will take to resolve.
If we start eating healthy do we have to do that forever? What about exercising? The simple answer is no but the correct answer is yes…not for the reason most people think. Chiropractic care was never designed to get people out of neck pain, back pain or help with various health conditions like anxiety, asthma or blood pressure. It was designed to help ensure proper communication pathways from the brain (our control center) to every muscle, cell, tissue, and organ in the body so we can live healthy drug-free lives.
Absolutely NOT! Even chiropractors cannot give themselves adjustments. Do not let your friends walk on your back or try to crack and pop things either. It most likely is doing more harm than good. Chiropractic school wouldn’t cost over a ¼ million dollars on school if it was that easy!
During your regular chiropractic visits, any type of clothing works just fine. During your first day in the office at your Discovery Appointment, you will be asked to take off everything from the waist up in private and place a gown on with only the backside open so we can get to your spine and use our NeuroTECH (read more about it HERE) equipment to locate the problem areas. We will also be doing this during the re-exam visits to track the progress you are making!
Each and every case is different pending on the surgery. We have helped many prevent surgeries as well as recover quicker, manage pain and health problems post surgery. The Torque Release Technique is one of the few chiropractic techniques that is still able to help people after have some form of spinal surgery. The chiropractor can gently and methodically come in to specific spots to help the body and nervous system function at their highest level.
Well now, that’s a loaded question, isn’t it? Expensive is a relative term and differs from person to person. Our chiropractic office has some of the most competitive rates in the area. Apex Chiropractic has patients that come from Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Westminster and beyond! Instead of asking how much a chiropractor cost, we like to look at chiropractic care as more of a health investment. There have been numerous studies showing how much money regular chiropractic care will save you and your family in the long run by decreasing sick days, lowering pharmaceutical costs and preventing surgeries.
Apex Chiropractic uses the newest whiplash treatment Boulder County has to offer. Coming to see a car accident chiropractor can help reduce inflammation, muscle tension and soreness, reduce scar tissue, decrease the stress, anxiety and emotional trauma sustained from the car accident. It’s hard to believe that at such slow speeds your body may become injured, but researchers recently conducted low speed rear impact tests and concluded that 29% of people developed symptoms related to whiplash at speeds of just 2.5mph. It is essential to seek whiplash treatment following any type of acceleration/deceleration accident. Did you know that your auto insurance (Medpay) will cover all of your costs if you seek care at a car accident chiropractic office to start feeling better no matter whose fault the accident was? Learn more about Medpay HERE.
No absolutely not. This is one of the items we discuss in more detail in our article “3 Questions You Should Ask Before Picking a Chiropractor Louisville Colorado or Any Other Town has to Choose From”. We do use the same technique (TRT) on everyone who comes in here because we have not found one that gets our patients better results. We gently and methodically analyze each individuals nervous system every single visit and only adjust the spots on the body that need it the most. This approach allows us to achieve better results in a shorter period of time that last much much longer. Since everyone is different no two people will receive the same chiropractic adjustment.
The analysis is derived from joining the best parts of the analysis systems of seven different techniques. (Palmer Upper Cervical, Thompson, DNFT, SOT, Logan Basic, Toftness, and Network) TRT has incorporated over 120 years of chiropractic into one technique. It was meant to act as an upgrade to chiropractic; allowing doctors to make more accurate corrections within a shorter amount of time, with longer lasting effects.TRT also utilizes the Integrator, which is the 1st FDA approved instrument to adjust subluxations.
Simply stated the RESULTS and what chiropractor doesn’t want the best for their patients? Most of the time, the causes of our pain or symptoms come from secondary or tertiary subluxations, meaning that our patient’s primary subluxation is not normally found in their area of complaint. This may be confusing to some, but let’s explain it this way. If we have a bacterial infection in our bodies it will cause a fever and nausea. If we get rid of the bacteria the fever breaks instantly, but if we get rid of the fever and nausea the bacteria “pain” will come back again and again. The same thing happens to our practice members if we adjust the areas of pain and dysfunction instead of the true cause of the pain. At Apex Chiropractic we want to get to the root cause of your health concerns and stop it at the source.
- Dr. Shane has many friends who are chiropractors and very few of them use TRT. Most of his colleagues agree that TRT is superior even though they don’t use the technique. When asked why they choose other modalities over TRT their answers disseminated around two main factors:
- It is very hard to detach patients from getting “snapped and cracked”. Although this is just a placebo that makes patients think they are accomplishing more during a visit, it is hard to veer away from that when patients think the noises they hear are doing more for their bodies. Ie: “How can it be doing anything if I didn’t even hear anything move?”.
- Not all patients value efficiency. They consider the amount of time the doctor spends with them to also depict the value of their dollars. This is also a placebo effect that takes a lot of education and understanding to surpass. TRT does an analysis to see where the body needs an adjustment more efficiently than any other modality with no guessing but since it only takes a couple of minutes patients have a hard time justifying the cost. Ie: “I can’t justify spending $X for just a couple of minutes with the doctor”.
Dr. Shane is using a deep tendon reflex, just like when a doctor would hit your knee with a reflex hammer. They engage your Achilles Reflex by pressing down on your ankles. This reflex is the authority in the body that allows chiropractors to find the primary subluxation. The reflex reflects the health of the nervous system demonstrating a short leg, long leg or balanced legs. Long story short if there is something “out of whack” in the body the legs will be different lengths.
Dr. Shane uses pressure testing. When he uses the reflex, or when he is pressing on specific spots of your spine, it is sending nerve signals up to your brain. When a signal is not being sent properly or is interfered with, your legs will balance out and show the chiropractor where the primary subluxation is. This shows him where and how you need to be adjusted with the Integrator.
This is another check that Dr. Shane uses. This puts stress on specific vertebrae in your neck and will send signals up to your brain. When your legs balance with your head turned, your chiropractic doctor knows there is a primary subluxation in your neck because your body thinks things are normal again. The only problem here is that we can’t walk around with our head turnt all day to feel normal. Further testing shows exactly which bone is out of place and how it is out of position. Then we come in with a specific chiropractic adjustment to correct the problems.
When Dr. Shane uses the Integrator, he is affecting more vertebra than the one being adjusted. When you adjust a primary subluxation it can affect five to ten bones above and below that area. If you were to get more than four chiropractic adjustments in one visit you could be affecting over thirty different bones, and your body could not handle all that change at one time very well. Too many chiropractic adjustments and your body goes into defense and healing is slowed. In science, this is known as neurological overload.
The instrument we use, The Integrator, is designed to administer a “toggle recoil” thrust at 1/10,000th of a second. Watch how it works HERE. Contrary to a “hands-on” adjustment, this speed is so fast that it doesn’t give your muscles time to tighten up. Some people may have a hard time relaxing when they know a chiropractic adjustment is coming. The second reason for the high-speed adjustment is that researchers developing the Integrator still wanted to have the same amount of force as an adjustment done by hand. So by using the equation Force = Mass X Acceleration developers made up for the much smaller mass with an incredibly fast instrument. This yields the same amount of force by adjusting either by hand or with the Integrator. The Integrator is so specific compared to the hands because we can only adjust the specific vertebrae that need it. Unfortunately, many local chiropractors like “The Joint” perform non-specific care. This is when a chiropractor would adjust multiple vertebras at one time and overload the nervous system. The short term effects may be good with this type of care, but the problem will come back with non- specific care.
Great question! Yes, the Integrator has a variable force setting so we can turn it up or down. The Integrator typically stays turned all the way up for adults and turned all the way down for children and infants. Everyone’s a little different so we will make sure to use the right setting for you!
Yes. Dr. Shane was trained in extremity chiropractic during school and he adjusts them on a regular basis in the office. Extremity chiropractic adjustments can help with many things. A few of the big ones the extremity adjustments help people with are TMJ problems, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee problems and Ankle problems just to name a few. So if you stumbled across this while googling “Extremity Chiropractic Near Me” and still have questions give us a call at 720-328-1790.
Although your symptoms may have diminished, the weakness in your structural system—spine, ligaments, discs, tendons, muscles, and bones—usually remains. It may take months or years for your body to replace the internal scar tissue and rebuild it. Research points out that roughly 60-70% of damage occurs typically before our body ever turns on a symptom. Similar to how it takes many years for a cavity to become painful.
Apex Chiropractic uses a deep tendon reflex analysis combined with pressure testing, similar to when a doctor would hit your knee with a reflex hammer. They engage your Achilles Reflex by pressing down on your ankles. This fires a message up the neurological pathways to control center, the brain, which then fires a message back down the spinal cord to tell the reflex what to do. If there is any type of miscommunication or block (known as a subluxation) in the pathways your legs will balance out and show Dr. Shane where the primary subluxation (problems area) is. This shows the chiropractor where and how you need to be adjusted.
With this technique (TRT) we let the body do the talking. It is important for you to relay any specific health concerns you may have or and changes that may be happening to your local chiropractor. This will not necessarily change where you will get a chiropractic adjustment that day. We wish it was as simple as saying “I hurt here” and adjust that area and it feel better. Unfortunately that is not that case. Where we feel the problems is not always the best indicator of where they are stemming from. With Torque Release we treat the source areas (primary subluxation) responsible for the problems allowing for true correction and long term relief. This is why our patients do not need to keep coming to see us for temporary relief from the same chronic problem. True correction is the way to go!
People are often surprised to discover the difference between chiropractic education vs medical education isn’t to far off. Both are required to study some form of pre-med degree in undergrad and they then both go on to complete another 4-5 years of graduate school to receive their doctorate degree. Doctors of chiropractic receive more training in anatomy and physiology while physicians received more training in pharmacology. Chiropractic education focus on chiropractic principles, diagnosis, orthopedics, physiologic therapeutics and nutrition. Three areas— manipulative/adjustive technique/spinal analysis, physical/clinical laboratory diagnosis and diagnosis imaging—account for more than half of the education in clinical sciences. During their internship, doctors of chiropractic complete two years of hands-on clinical experience focusing on manipulation/adjustment as the primary treatment procedure. Studies show that chiropractic students receive more training than their medical counterparts in the following areas: anatomy, physiology, bacteriology, diagnosis, X-ray and orthopedics. They also show that chiropractic institutions actually devote more time to the basic and clinical sciences than do medical schools.
How long does chiropractic care take is almost impossible to answer without going through our Day 1 process where we gather all the information we need. After that, we can give you a pretty firm answer on how frequent and how long chiropractic will take to get you better. Just to clean the air chiropractic care is NOT a quick fix. There are also a couple of factors listed below that play a role in how much chiropractic care is needed.
- Your Age: Our healing capabilities tend to diminish as we all age. There are exceptions, but generally, children and young adults see a shorter healing time.
- Your Problem: It can take longer to address primary subluxations that have gone undetected or that have been neglected. More recent health concerns tend to resolve faster.
- Your Discipline: Are you willing to adapt to some new healthy habits? If you are willing to follow through with recommended care and not use symptoms as a judge of change, you’ll see better results.
- Your Goal: Your intentions are just as important as ours. Our goal is to support you in attaining optimal health to allow healing and stabilization. Is that what you want?
- Your Attitude: It is proven that those with a positive outlook heal faster. As your nervous system begins to work better, anything is possible!
If I were researching chiropractors in my area I would always start with Google! Sometimes it can be hard to find a chiropractor nearby but the best way to start is to simply get on your phone or computer and Google “best chiropractor near me”. You will be able to see all the reputable ones in your area. Once you have this list check out their reviews and do some research! Feel free to check out this article: 3 Questions You Should Ask Before Picking a Chiropractor Louisville Colorado or Any Other Town has to Choose From
The Corescore is a single number derived from the 3 scans we do during our New Patient Discovery Appointment (read about them HERE) as well as Re-Exams. The primary goal of scanning is to detect hidden patterns of damaging stress, track changes and then observe scans for improving trends. More importantly, we can’t judge our health by how we look or we feel. Just because we look good or feel good doesn’t mean we are healthy. The Corescore gives the chiropractor a thorough objective analysis of the functioning nervous system, not limited to subjective information or x-rays alone.