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AMAZING Stress Reduction Technique

Top 3 Reasons Why This Is So Important:

  1. We all have stress in our lives.
  2. Scientists have proven that excess stress promotes dis-ease.
  3. Our ability to manage stress determines our level of health and happiness.

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“To live our best life we must learn to minimize and manage stress in our life.” – Dr. Burns

With that being said, do you have a super effective strategy for quickly reducing stress anywhere, anytime? Most people do NOT. Would you like to learn and try one of our favorite techniques?

If so, please read on…

Neuroscientists have stated that gratitude acts like a natural “cure” for things like anxiety, depression, and anger. Said another way, it is hard for our mind or brain to be thankful and stressed out at the same time.

Look At It This Way:

  • When we are chronically stressed, our neurology and biochemistry will shift to promote dis-ease.
  • When we are positive and thankful, our neurology and biochemistry will shift to promote wellness.

Unfortunately, too many people nowadays are trying an “outside-in approach” to managing stress and other health related issues. We shovel medications into our mouths or expect someone or something else to fix our stuff (cuss word intentionally withheld).

Truth is this…

Nothing has more potential or promise than a natural side effect free “inside-out approach” to health and wellness. (like chiropractic care)

A Stress Reduction Technique That Works!

This DIY stress reduction technique is quick, easy and remarkably effective. We call it “The 5 Things You Are Thankful For Technique”.

All we have to do is take a moment and name 5 things we are thankful for.

Too simple? Definitely not. Simplicity is the key ingredient here.

This technique is designed to help us escape a stressful mental state in order to upgrade ourselves to a more positive, more productive mental state. You may be surprised by how well this works, especially when done right and don’t often.

Our Top 7 Suggestions For Maximized Results:

  1. Speaking aloud enhances the outcome. Science proves this.
  2. The more you mean it and feel it, the better the effects will be.
  3. Perform with a partner if possible. Take turns and smile at each other.
  4. Perform when stressed. Better yet, perform daily (upon waking, before eating, etc.)
  5. Teach your children, friends and family members to do this.
  6. Do this at your friends & family gatherings. The positive vibes will be palpable. They will love it.
  7. EXTRA CREDIT: name 5-10 things your are grateful for and explain WHY you are grateful for them.

“At first I thought this was a little silly, and sometimes it’s not something you want to do. But, once you do it and immediately notice a difference… you just want to do it more often.” – Dr. Burns

This is not something we should only do at Thanksgiving. This is something that should become a personal and/or family ritual. After all, healthy habits like this form the foundation that our future well-being will be built upon, right?

Last Few Suggestions…

Every time you do this, remember that you are minimizing stress on your nervous system and maximizing your potential for health. Share this with friends and family. Tell them that your Chiropractor taught you this – and that, they too should be seeing a Chiropractor as well.


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Nerve Energy and Nerve Interference

If our nerve system IS LIKE a vast electrical network carrying signals (impulses and energy) from one place in our body to another…

If our skull and spine act LIKE the framework for this network…

We must ask ourselves…

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How well do we want our nerves to transmit important signals from our brain to our body, and from our body to our brain?

  1. ideally 100% of normal
  2. 60-80% or so is good enough
  3. 50% or less should do

(answer is at the bottom, please read and share)

Ever feel “unplugged” from your body’s electrical system? Maybe you should get checked for nerve interference. Maybe we all should!


First Of All, Is Nerve Interference Real?

One of the core principles of chiropractic is that spinal dysfunction irritates the nerves of the body… nerve irritation leads to nerve interference… nerve interference leads to a state of dis-ease that promotes disease (when we say spinal dysfunction, we mean errors in the normal movement or alignment of spinal bones). Sounds logical, right?

How Does Nerve Interference Occur?

Studies show that the weight of a dime is all the pressure it takes to decrease the function of a nerve by 60%. Studies also reveal that a 6% stretch of the nerve decreases its function by up to 70%. This tells us that it doesn’t take much pressure or pulling on the nerve to severely interfere with its ability to function properly or to transmit nerve energy to all the pieces and parts of the body below the brain.

Worse yet, only about 10% of the nerve can sense pain or alert the brain to the problem. The other 90% of the nerve is too busy sending signals to organs, muscles, glands, cells, etc. Basically, nerve interference can easily exist without any symptoms whatsoever (and yes, in kids and infants as well). Good news is… when the stretch or pressure is removed, the nerves return to normal firing.

Knowing this, should we all be getting routine checkups with a wellness based Doctor of Chiropractic? Why wouldn’t we?!!

Why Does This Matter?

Because trillions of nerve messages regularly flow through our nervous system to coordinate and control every function in our body! Uncoordinated or reduced nerve function over time results in a lowered state of health or dis-ease.

How Does Nerve Interference Occur?

Improper posture and poor joint function cause pressure within and stretching of the spinal cord and nerves. This dysfunction in posture and movement of the spine is what chiropractors call a subluxation. It can happen many ways, from slips and falls to rough housing as a kid, from playing sports and minor accidents to bad ergonomics and repetitive motions at work. The point is… every man, woman and child should at least be checked for subluxation and nerve interference.

What Does All This Mean?

It means that the 100+ year old concept of nerve interference postulated by the founders of chiropractic science is very real. It affects the health of millions every day (most of whom aren’t even aware of it). Chiropractic checkups are more important than we know. It certainly means that a well-cared for spine and nerve system is essential to maintaining bodily function and optimal health during our lifetime. 

So, Let’s Ask Ourselves…

Can chiropractic MINIMIZE nerve interference and thereby MAXIMIZE the flow of nerve energy throughout our body? And, is this something every man, woman and child can benefit from?

The Answer To The MAIN Question…

Of course we want our nerve signals and nerve energy to flow at or near 100% capacity. This is why we proactively go to the chiropractor to have BOTH our spine and our nerve system routinely checked, and adjusted or tuned-up as needed.  It just makes sense, right?!

Dr. Burns reveals the Circuit Breaker Analogy (wow!)


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Doctor Says “Get Your Legs Checked, Or Else!”

If you run, walk, jog, or hike more than a mile per week – this is important!

If you want to overcome (or avoid) pain in the foot, knee, hip or low back – this is important!

If you want to avoid a knee or hip replacement in the future… yep, you guessed it – this is important!

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Ever feel like one leg is shorter than the other?

According to research it is actually quite common. Some researchers say that nearly 80% of the population has one leg that is anatomically shorter than the other.

Many do not realize it as they have never been properly evaluated for short leg syndrome, also referred to as leg length inequality (LLI).

Sadly, like a cavity in a tooth that goes undetected, LLI can wreak havoc in our body.

Common complaints associated with LLI include:

  • Pain in the foot, ankle, knee, or hip
  • Low back pain
  • IT band syndrome
  • Leg muscle asymmetry/imbalance
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis

These issues get worse with time, especially if we put heavy demands on our body via work and exercise.

WARNING: short leg syndrome is often missed or misdiagnosed by “experts” in the health and fitness industry.

Having a short leg is like having a front end alignment problem with your vehicle. It reduces performance of the vehicle. It produces excess wear and tire on the vehicle.

Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or just someone that wants your body to work right and last longer… this is something we need to be on top of, right?

How do we know if we have it and what can we do about it?

Well known doctor explains more in this short video.

Important items from this video:

  • The one critical step to knowing if you have it or not?
  • The healthcare professional most qualified to assess you?
  • What can happen if you have it and do nothing about it?
  • How can leg length inequality be fixed or improved?

One last thing…

As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I recommend that every child have a proper assessment like that mentioned in the video above. Whether a person has symptoms or not, they should know if they have LLI and what their options are before medication and surgery become their only option.

If you know someone that has any of the complaints listed above, please share this information with them today.

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The Chiropractor Versus The Dentist

The Dental Hygiene Analogy

Should we have been taught to go to a Chiropractor like we go to a Dentist?

  1. Yes
  2. No

The answer to the question is in the analogy…

Important details you might need:

  • Daily stress on our spine is like bacteria in a tooth
  • Spinal stress (injury or non-injury related) affects children as much as it affects adults
  • Spinal stress will cause premature decay of the joints, muscles, discs, and nerves
  • A Doctor of Chiropractic can find spinal stress like a Doctor of Dentistry can find a cavity
  • A healthy mouth and a healthy spine require a well designed hygiene routine
  • Without a spinal & dental hygiene routine, consequences are inevitable

Let’s think it through and ask ourselves the tough question…

Spinal stress is like bacteria in a tooth… spinal stress stems from bad posture, old injuries, slips and falls, rough housing and sports, poor work & school related ergonomics, etc… spinal stress creates excess pressure and chronic tension on important parts of our body… with all this being true and logical… why do so many of us neglect our spine by not having a spinal hygiene routine and refusing to go to a Chiropractor on a regular basis?

Let’s look at it from a different angle…

We were taught that if we don’t take care of our teeth, we will regret it later in life. This is why every man, woman, and child has a dental hygiene routine and sees a Doctor of Dentistry on a regular basis.

Maybe it is time for us to finally “get it” when it comes to spinal hygiene… every man, woman, and child should have a well designed spinal hygiene routine and proactively visit a Doctor of Chiropractic on a regular basis.

See how important the Dental Hygiene Analogy actually is? Can you see how important spinal hygiene is to maintaining health and preventing dysfunction or disease?

“We would be wise to keep our spine and nerve system well adjusted with chiropractic care. We would be wise to keep our spine ‘cavity-free’ for life.”

CONCLUSION:  The Dental Hygiene Analogy easily explains how not having a Chiropractor and a spinal hygiene routine can impact our future well-being. Is this not a great reason to keep our spine healthy with chiropractic? Is this not a good reason to help every man, woman, and child you know get under the care of a good wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic? We think so, and we hope you do too.

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Should we have been taught to go to a Chiropractor like we go to a Dentist?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Please tell everyone you know about what you just learned, okay?

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Chiropractor Says Hugs Are Healthy & Helpful

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Hugging is definitely a powerful way to improve anyone’s day, especially when done a certain way. More on that in a moment.

But first, are you aware of just how much a hug can benefit you chemically and electrically?

Research shows that a good hug has many benefits for sickness, dis-ease, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and stress.

Here are 9 good reasons to hug more often:

  1. The act of hugging instinctually builds trust, safety and a sense of community. This helps encourage healthy communication and a sense of being connected with others.
  2. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels. Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It helps with loneliness, isolation, or anger. Hugs are like a drug, but without side effects. In this case, addiction is encouraged.
  3. Holding a hug for an extended period of time can increase serotonin levels (another powerful neurotransmitter), thus elevating mood and creating a sense of well-being and happiness. It’s as if our internal pharmacy relies on hugs to keep the doors open.
  4. Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum combined with the emotional charge of a hug can stimulate the solar plexus (a nerve bundle in the abdomen). This can stimulate the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells.
  5. Hugging can relax muscles and reduce tension by increasing circulation within soft tissues.
  6. Hugging boosts self-esteem and the ability to love thyself. All the attention and tactile stimulation we received though hugs as children leaves an imprint or memory within our nervous system. Hugging reminds us that we are important and worthy of love.
  7. Hugs balance out the nervous system. The galvanic skin response of giving and receiving a hug shows a a change in skin conductance. These changes suggest that a hug initiates a more relaxed, parasympathetic state within the nerve system.
  8. Hugs teach us that there is equal value to giving and receiving in life. Hugs remind us that love is meant to be given and received.
  9. Hugs are like a mini yoga or mediation session. They teach us to be present and in the moment. They remind us to be conscious of our heart, our feelings, our breath, and the moments that matter most in life.

As Chiropractors we advocate the importance of a healthy nervous system, which makes hugging a side effect free prescription for better health.

There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”

One last thing…

If only a proper hug will benefit us so greatly, what constitutes a proper hug?

Well, hugging someone like they have cuddies or as a mere courtesy will not do. It needs to be a full embrace with a sense of meaning and intention.

Just commit to it. You deserve it. So do they.

On a personal note…

As a loving husband, I get plenty of hugs from my beautiful wife every single day. But, after writing this article I am inclined to double my dosage.

Truth is, the most important part of my day for the last several years is the hug we have upon delivery of the coffee to her bedside. Apparently, I innately knew that this is the best way to start the day.

Now, we just have a few other reasons to keep doing it forever and ever, Amen?

written by Dr. Craig Burns, DC

Turn The Power On

How Can We “Turn The Power On” In Our Body, And Keep It On For The Rest Of Our Lives?

This poster actually says a lot about how our body works, don’t you think? Have you ever thought about how nerve energy runs our body or how it influences our state of health and happiness?

Sadly, most of us were never taught this. Fortunately, it’s never too late to learn more about a big idea like this and use it to our advantage.

What Is The Short & Simple Explanation?

Our body is an electrical system… nerve energy is what regulates bodily function… it flows from our brain down to our body through our spinal column… it flows through channels formed by the bones out to organs, glands and muscles… it supplies everything with much needed energy and information.

With that being said, the two most important questions we would want answers to is:

What happens if the flow of nerve energy becomes compromised?

  • Abnormal function and dis-ease
What can happen if restore or maintain the flow of nerve energy?
  • Proper function and health

What Is The Short & Simple Conclusion?

Let’s keep the electricity flowing properly through our spine and keep the “lights on” to all the pieces and parts that those nerves go to.

Let’s keep our POWER ON with chiropractic.

This is just what smart, health conscious people know and do nowadays.

Would you agree?

Real World Examples Of This Principle?

It may be you or it may be someone you know… but, if it looks or feels like the power is not on… please know that there is hope. Find a good wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic. They can do things for us and teach us things that nobody else can.


Chiropractic Is Essential To Heart Health?

To answer this question, we should consider the impact chiropractic may have on heart health. Then, we can ask ourselves… 

  • Can chiropractic naturally improve a heart condition?
  • Is chiropractic necessary to preventing heart problems in the first place?

Given that heart disease is at an all time high, please share this valuable information with our friends and family.

What Is The Connection Between Chiropractic And Our Heart?

Our heart and blood vessels are literally connected to our central nervous system by millions of tiny connections. Our nerve system is like our body’s operating system, or our body’s power plant. It extends from our brain to our feet inside a “main channel” called the spinal column. This design creates what is known as the brain-body communication system.

One major connection is the vagus nerve and the autonomic nerve system. These nerve connections control heart rate and blood pressure, which are essential to heart health.

Keeping these channels and connections operating properly is critical to preventing and/or overcoming a heart problem, don’t you think? Since chiropractic positively influences these nerves, its benefits are more valuable than we ever thought.

What Are The Heart Health Benefits Of Chiropractic?

There are at least four proven ways chiropractic care is related to heart health:

  • Lowers blood pressure – studies show a significant improvement in blood pressure when chiropractors adjust the first vertebra, called the Atlas (1)
  • Improves nerve function of the heart – this is called the autonomic tone (the state of tension within the nerve system), and it impacts the heart, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, bladder, sex organs and just about every other part of the body (2)
  • Decreases blood markers of inflammation – the more inflammation we have the greater our risk of cardiovascular events… conversely, decreasing inflammation improves our ability to prevent or recover from disease (3)
  • Improves heart rate variability – the more your heart rate bounces around as it should, the better your heart can function as it was designed to(4)

Can You See The Connection Now?

Can you imagine how common childhood injuries, playing sports, even seemingly minor accidents can affect our spine, our nerves, our heart? Can you see how even slight disturbances in the nerve channels and connections could initiate a problem or prevent a problem from resolving?

What Makes More Sense To You?

To rely on medication to manage these conditions for a lifetime or to remove these disturbances? To ignore disruptions in the channels and connections between our brain and our body, or keep them well cared for with chiropractic?

Sadly, many doctors today do not realize how important this information is. But, now you do.

Thankfully, a wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic does as well.

One Last Piece Of Advice?

Get the people you care about (especially the little ones) involved with a wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic. They can do things for us and teach us things that nobody else can.

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  1. J Hum Hypertens. 2007 May; 21(5): 347-52
  2. J Chiropr Med. 2008 Sep;7(3):86-93.
  3. J Chiropr Med. 2010 Sep;9(3):107-14
  4. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006 May;29(4):267-74.
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Is It Okay For Kids To See A Chiropractor?

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It’s not just okay, it is perhaps the best thing a parent could do for their child’s health and well-being.

Truth is, we are very rough on our body when we are young and reckless.

Ever slide down the stairs on your butt, jump off of something you shouldn’t have, or play sports as a child? Much of what children do in their youth would put a middle aged body on bedrest for a week.

The truth is, these developing bodies need more attention than we were led to believe.

A seemingly insignificant fall or jarring event can literally alter the course of their future by altering the health of their spine and posture. Shockingly, it’s not just the bones in their back that we need to be worried about. It’s what inside that matters most.

No, this is not your momma’s speech about self-confidence. We are talking about the spinal cord and the spinal nerves (our body’s central nervous system). This complex electrical system is basically our body’s operating system. If that gets even mildly irritated or stressed, we’ve got problems!

Just think about this for a second… how important is it that the operating system on your computer or mobile device, or the one in your vehicle or home actually works properly on a regular basis? Sadly, we were never taught to think about the one inside our own body, were we? This is why we cannot allow stress in our spine to promote interference or disturbance to our nervous system (our body’s operating system).

Chiropractors refer to this common problem as a subluxation… a condition whereby the spine is not aligned properly or moving properly which promotes dysfunction of the muscles and joints, the nerves and organs, and even the brain.

Can you see how all those slips and falls, the rough housing, the backpacks, and the long hours sitting in school can take a toll? In fact, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) states that the average child will fall over 2,000+ times before they hit puberty, and many of those falls will be traumatic enough to cause bigger problems later in life if not adequately addressed.

Besides helping a child grow and develop properly (i.e. avoid scoliosis and bad posture), chiropractic care has been shown to help with a host of other common issues like bedwetting, a weak immune system, allergies and asthma, ADD / ADHD / SPD, etc. How is this possible? Again, it comes down to how the relationship between the spine and the nerve system can influence bodily function from the inside-out.

If you think about it, a well-cared for spine and nerve system is essential to a healthy childhood. Chiropractic care is known to reduce nerve stress and improve nerve function. Again, what is coordinating the growth and development of that little body? That’s right, it is our central nervous system, which just so happens to run through our spinal column.

So, with all this being said, could the benefits of chiropractic care not only help a child achieve optimal growth and development, but also determine their potential for health and happiness later in life? Many health experts nowadays are saying YES!

This is why every family should see a wellness-based Doctor of Chiropractic. It’s not just for aches and pains. It’s because they can do things for us, and teach us things, that nobody else can.

“One day every parent will come to see that taking their children to the Chiropractor is as necessary and beneficial as taking them to the Dentist.”

How To Find The Best Chiropractor Near You For Pediatric Care & Advice?

Tip #1: Call ahead and ask if they specialize in seeing kids and infants. Some do. Some do not. It’s always best to simply ask.

Tip #2: Look for the most popular Chiropractor near you. Look at how many Google reviews they have from happy clients and customers. For example, you could perform a Google search like Chiropractor in Centennial Colorado to check their online review status. Check neighboring towns as well. The best ones are worth driving to!

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Whiplash, Car Accidents, and Future Problems

Do You Know Someone That HAS EVER BEEN…

In A Car Accident Of 5mph Or More?

Car Accident Evaluation? Call 303.462.4476

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Our Blueprint For Solving These Problems:

  1. Get a chiropractic evaluation after every accident (new or old)
  2. Get expert advice that can prevent future problems
  3. Never assume the accident was “too tiny” to cause problems
  4. Never assume children are fine after ANY car accident

ADVICE: Find a trusted Doctor of Chiropractic who can properly assess for ANY DAMAGE that may have happened (even the small one, even if they happened long ago). They can help you more than you know.

REMEMBER: Small problems now always lead to bigger problems later. (think cavities versus root canals)

LASTLY: If you have never been properly evaluated, call us today. AND, if you know someone that this information might apply to, please help them find their way to our office, or an office just like ours – before it’s too late!