Dr. Shapiro uses several techniques: Diversified, Thompson, S.O.T., Activator, drop table, extremity adjusting and orthotics. This wide range of techniques helps to assure the patient that they are getting the best treatment possible for their specific needs.
Learn about the benefits of chiropractic care for:
Pain Relief & Injuries
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive (non-surgical) method developed to promote healing throughout the body from issues including but not limited to:
• Neck Pain
• Back Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Carpal Tunnel Syndro me
• Hip Pain
• Knee Pain
• Foot Pain
• Joint Pain
• Numbness/Tingling down the arms or legs
If you've been in an auto accident, it is important to get checked right away. Auto accidents can lead to a variety of injuries including whiplash, neck pain, headaches, back pain, and numbness or pain in the arms or legs. Stress, anxiety and sleep problems can also result from car accidents. Chiropractic care is often very effective in helping people return to their normal activities after an accident. Even a minor car accident can cause stress and trauma to the body.
Some people may not develop symptoms immediately following an accident, but over time problems such as degeneration, arthritis, and decreased range of motion can occur as a result of that initial trauma. That is why it is extremely important to get checked as soon as possible.
Extremities (Jaw, Ribs, shoulders, elbows, wrists, Hands, hips, knee, ankles, Feet)
Chiropractic adjustments are not just for the spine! Dr. Shapiro has extensive training in extremity adjusting. Misaligned joints cause weakness to surrounding muscles which lead to fatigue, pain and injury. This often begins before pain and symptoms are noticed. Properly adjusting these joints improves strength and can help prevent pain and injuries, and even arthritis. An initial evaluation includes muscle testing to identify weakened muscles and misaligned joints to determine the cause of the problem. Often times, the source of pain is not the problem. For example, knee pain may actually be caused by misaligned hips.
Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, rotator cuff problems, TMJ issues, knee injuries, IT band pain and weakness, bursitis, tendinitis, and fallen arches often respond well to extremity adjustments without drugs or surgery.
Dr. David Shapiro is the chiropractor for the Denver Outlaws (Major League Lacrosse team) and the Colorado Ballet. His proactive approach to chiropractic care for athletes at all levels includes muscle testing to identify weakened muscles and misaligned joints. Extremity adjustments allow athletes to perform at a higher level and help to avoid injuries.
BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR ATHLETES
• Improve strength & flexibility
• Reduced risk of injury
• Improve performance
• Improved recovery rates after a sports injury
• Reduction of pain
Changes and conditions in pregnancy that women seek chiropractic care for include: breech presentation, headaches, low back pain, neck and upper back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, round ligament pain. Specific chiropractic care throughout pregnancy can provide greater health potential and lead to an easier and safer delivery for both the mother and baby. Dr. David Shapiro is certified in the Webster Technique to correct sacral misalignment, balance pelvic muscles and ligaments which allows the baby to achieve the best possible position for birth.
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Children of all ages
Chiropractic care is a safe, gentle, natural and noninvasive health care option which supports a child’s own natural ability to be healthy and thrive. Parents often find improvement in conditions and issues such as colic, ear infections, asthma, allergies, sleep issues, behavior, digestive issues, reflux, constipation and overall immune system function. Chiropractic care for infants, including newborns, can also help achieve greater breastfeeding success.
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Health & Wellness
The best time to go to a chiropractor can be when you feel fine. Chiropractic care can help your body to maintain its healthy state, and regular spinal checkups can help and prevent spinal stress due to subluxations.