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Benefiting Your Health and Our Community

Like any good chiropractic office, our doctors want to know what’s going on inside and out before you begin your care with us. Since only 10% of the nervous system is responsible for transmitting pain signals, you could have a problem and not even be aware of it! (“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, as defined by the World Health Organization.) So how do our doctors find out where those problems are? With a New Patient Exam. Every potential new patient will go through a safe, non-invasive, pain-free exam to check the health and function of their spine and nervous system.

But… I just had my yearly physical, and all the pieces are in the right place. Isn’t that enough?

What’s the difference, you may ask, between a medical doctor’s physical and a chiropractor’s new patient exam? Quite a lot, actually! Most of today’s medical doctors are trained to work with things like medications and surgeries. Therefore, they will look for those symptoms that can be treated with the tools at their disposal. (And that’s a good thing– why would you want to see any doctor that’s using tools or techniques they’re not trained to use?!) Many good medical doctors will look at the whole picture and encourage healthy lifestyles, exercise, proper nutrition, and even support additional forms of care (chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, etc.) Here’s where their training differs: medical doctors are not trained to work with the spine and nervous system. Medical doctors will not be able to tell you where your body is not functioning at 100%, the way it’s meant to function. That’s where chiropractic doctors will excel! Chiropractors look for subtleties when they see an X-ray of a spine, like the proper degree of curves in the neck and lower back, the health of the discs in between each vertebrae, and the condition of the vertebrae themselves (rotations, bone spurs, degeneration). Chiropractors also check the nervous system, again, not for how a body is feeling (which we’ve already said is not an accurate method of gauging health), but how a body is functioning. Seeing where pressure is being applied to nerves will help make sense of why an organ or structure is acting up, and from that knowledge, you can then get relief!

Makes sense. Now… what does MY new patient exam have to do with the COMMUNITY?

If you’ve received our holiday mailer, you’re aware of our (rather awesome) deal for new patients: the New Patient Exam will only cost $35.00 (usually a $238 value)! This discount will cover every single aspect of the exam— no hidden fees or “surprise, we forgot to tell you about this!” But we’re doing more than just discounting our services to the extreme… 100% of this exam fee will become a donation to Crossroads Safehouse in Fort Collins, benefiting abused women and children. Crossroads Safehouse provides safety, shelter, and the personal assistance and resources they need to build lives without violence, and what could be better than that around this time of year? So, when you start bringing in your friends and family members (and hey, feel free to bring in complete strangers– like that fellow in front of you in the check-out at the grocery store!) to get them started on accessing their full potential, they can pay their $35 with cash or check (made out to Crossroads Safehouse) and make a difference in someone else’s life this holiday season. This way, not only will we be able to help you achieve and maintain good health, we will contribute to the well being of our community. Spread that holiday cheer!

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