At Rocky Mountain Chiropractic, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic wellness care to our patients. Below is a sampling of the different chiropractic services we offer in our Colorado Springs office.
- Chiropractic Care
- Corrective Exercises
- Lifestyle Advice
- Nutritional Assessment
- Spinal & Postural Screenings
- Decompression Therapy
We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists. These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Vincent Loparco has years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.
We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health.
We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each of our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients.
We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. Vincent Loparco can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.
Spinal & Postural Screenings
Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.
To complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Loparco's specific Chiropractic manipulative treatment, we at Rocky Mountain Chiropractic also provide the following physiological therapeutic procedures:
- Interferential electrical muscle stimulation
- Mechanical traction
- Moist heat therapy
- Work hardening rehabilitation program
1. What does Decompression mean?
When the spine has gravitational forces placed on it (like when we are standing) we call that compression. The body gets squished together and the spine and intervertebral discs take a lot of pressure. So "decompression" means pulling apart. This is where our machine will apply a gentle force and traction you apart so that we can take the pressure off your spine and intervertabral discs, making you feel better.
2. What is traction?
The term traction refers to the type of force used during a treatment. We have three modes in which we can choose from:
1. Static-a constant force applied, usually for a short duration.
2. Intermittent- alternating forces that range from maximum poundage to minimum poundage.
3. Cyclic-Tension that gradually increases and decreases and continuously repeats itself throughout the treatment.
3. Who can benefit from this treatment?
Decompression traction can be used on many people suffering with:
*Protruding Discs *Spinal Root Impingement
*Bulging Discs *Spinal Hypomobility
*Herniated Discs *Facet Syndrome
*Degenerative Disc Disease *Compression Fractures
*Posterior Facet Syndrome *Joint Pain
*Acute Facet Problems *Discogenic Pain
*Radicular Pain *Old Spinal Fusion
*Sciatica *Knee Problems
*Carpal tunnel syndrome *Shoulder Impingement
The success rate is between 70-85%. That's without unnecessary drugs or surgery!