Should You Get a Cortisone Shot for Low Back Pain?

Alternative Physical Medicine

Should you get a cortisone shot for low back pain? Many patients come to our alternative medicine clinic in Lakewood, Colorado dire straits when it comes to low back pain from a herniated, bulging or degenerated disc. Oftentimes the standard course of action is (in sequential order) : anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, cortico-steroid injections and then surgery. That sequence of events or recommendations is often true with back pain, sciatica, knee pain or shoulder or hip pain. There alternatives to getting a cortisone shot for low back pain and other types of joint pain here in the Denver area.  This... Read More ››

Sarapin: A Healthy Alternative to Cortisone

Alternative Physical Medicine

Alternatives to Cortisone: Sarapin Injections When it comes to chronic pain management – especially in regards to muscle nerve and joint pain – the go-to treatment these days is cortisone. Cortisone has a great track record of being effective when it comes to both the management of pain and the reduction of inflammation. It’s important to note that cortisone is a chemical compound that owes its effectiveness to a chemical reaction though. This being the case, it comes along with quite a few negative cortisone side effects including high blood pressure, risk of cataracts, potential bone damage, and joint... Read More ››

Can A Chiropractor Help With Whiplash?

Whiplash Treatment

Immediately following an accident it might not sound to appetizing to go to a chiropractor, so you may be asking yourself, “Can a chiropractor help with whiplash?” If you’ve ever suffered the soft tissue injuries and neck pain associated with whiplash, then you already know it’s no picnic. It’s not hard to see why either. “Whiplash” itself is a non-medical term for an acceleration-deceleration injury caused by a sudden violent movement of the neck and head backward and forward from trauma such a car accident. Such a collision and subsequent injury can add up to considerable damage to the... Read More ››

Is A Herniated Disc The Same Thing As A Bulging Disc?

Herniated Disc Treatment

Herniated, bulging, ruptured and deteriorated discs are being diagnosed more frequently today than ever before. Not because more cases are occurring but rather improved MRI imaging allows doctors to visualize these conditions in greater detail and sooner than ever before. This has been a tremendous benefit for patients who no longer have to undergo exploratory surgery to find out what is causing their pain.  Many people ask, “Is a Herniated Disc The Same Thing As A Bulging Disc?  Here’s a nutshell explanation… After being diagnosed with disc problems, many patients are confused as to what exactly is wrong with... Read More ››

The ALCAT Test: An Individualized Food Blueprint

Alternative Physical Medicine

  Have you been to the doctor multiple times and no matter what tests he or she orders, they can’t seem to find any major answers? Or on the other side of the fence, are your aches and ailments starting to accumulate like a cluttered closet? There is no end-all, be-all, cure-all when it comes to optimum health, but there is one thing I know for certain- you are what you eat. More appropriately, you are what your body does with what you eat. After 15 years of striving to guide people to wellness there is one culprit that... Read More ››

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