Chiropractic Care Services - Highlands Ranch Colorado


At Highlands Family Chiropractic Care, we firmly believe in a holistic, non-invasive approach to healthcare. This belief forms the basis of our chiropractic services, aimed at addressing a myriad of health conditions. We understand that each individual is unique, and so is their path to wellness. 

Our expert team applies a comprehensive array of effective chiropractic techniques to improve your overall well-being. From spinal adjustments to therapeutic exercises, we personalize your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. Trust us to help you embark on your journey towards improved wellness today.

What Is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Primarily, it focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, emphasizing treatment through manual adjustment or manipulation of the spine.

The core principles of chiropractic care revolve around the belief in the body’s ability to repair itself. However, many conditions cannot recover either quickly enough for an individual to return to the things they love, or lack the ability to recover at all. For example, some ligament injuries cannot heal fully and are permanent. 

As a natural form of health care, chiropractic care seeks to find the source of the problem rather than taking a band-aid approach. Contrary to common misconceptions, chiropractic care rarely focuses only on fixing a joint that’s out of place or focuses solely on shifting misplaced bones. 

Instead, it aims to restore proper movement, alignment, balance, posture, and neurology. 

Chiropractic care is a holistic and non-invasive healthcare approach that focuses on restoring balance and alignment within the body to promote natural healing. It emphasizes the body’s innate ability to heal and aims to enhance overall well-being through personalized, patient-centered care.

Common Conditions That Chiropractic Techniques Can Address

Chiropractic care is versatile and can address a wide range of conditions that affect various parts of the body. Many people associate chiropractic treatment with back and neck pain relief, but it’s far broader than that. Chiropractic techniques can assist in the management and relief of a plethora of conditions, from headaches and migraines to fibromyalgia and even digestive disorders.

Here are the most common conditions that chiropractic techniques can effectively address. 


Fatigue can be a debilitating condition that affects many aspects of daily life. Many people turn to chiropractic care for natural solutions that do not involve prescription medication or invasive treatments. Through spinal adjustment and other techniques, chiropractors can help improve the body’s overall function and reduce fatigue symptoms.

Posture Troubles/Ergonomics

Poor posture can cause a host of health issues, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more. Chiropractic care helps address posture troubles by realigning the spine and improving overall musculoskeletal function.


Lack of sleep can have a significant impact on overall health and well-being. Chiropractic techniques, such as spinal adjustments, can help alleviate discomfort and pain that may be causing interrupted sleep patterns. We love hearing our patients report “I slept like a baby” after my first adjustment.

Poor Metabolism

Chiropractic care can help improve overall metabolism by aligning the spine and promoting proper nerve function. This can also lead to better digestion and absorption of nutrients, ultimately enhancing overall health.

Trauma and Injuries

Chiropractic care is a well-known treatment for injuries and traumas, such as whiplash, sports injuries, and workplace accidents. Through gentle manipulation of the spine and other techniques, chiropractors can help reduce pain and promote healing.


Not all chiropractors can and should address spinal instabilities. With specialized training, here and Highlands Family Chiropractic, our team specializes in helping those injuries. Instabilities can be defined as a single segment that now suffers from what is called an alteration of motion segment integrity (AOMSI) often caused by motor vehicle crashes to entire regions that become unstable due to degenerative changes, such as degenerative scoliosis (de novo scoliosis)

 Chronic Pain Conditions

  • Neck, shoulder, or back pain can severely affect a person’s quality of life. Chiropractic care can offer non-invasive solutions to these issues, providing pain relief and enhancing mobility.
  • Migraines and headaches, often linked to muscular tension or spinal misalignment, can also be effectively managed with chiropractic techniques. Spinal adjustments can alleviate the pressure on the nervous system, thereby reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches.
  • Disc herniation, a condition where the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing, can lead to pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. Chiropractic care not only helps in managing the pain but also aids in preventing further disc damage.
  • Sciatica, characterized by pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, can be addressed through chiropractic adjustments that align the lumbar spine and alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve.
  • Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain, can also see improvement with chiropractic care. By addressing the underlying issues of misalignment and imbalance, chiropractors can provide relief from the continuous strain on the plantar fascia.
  • Scoliosis, defined as a lateral bend (curve) with rotation of the spine, can benefit from chiropractic treatments aimed at reducing pain, improving posture, and slowing the progression of spinal curvature.

Remember, the goal of chiropractic care is more than just symptom management. It’s about promoting overall well-being and enhancing the body’s ability to heal. However, some conditions cannot self-resolve, and chiropractic care benefits those that plateau, such as those injured in car crashes or falls.

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Our Personalized Chiropractic Techniques

We offer a range of chiropractic techniques, meticulously tailored to your condition and unique needs. Our techniques include:

Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP®)

Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a specialized chiropractic technique and approach that focuses on improving spinal alignment and posture to address various musculoskeletal and neurological issues. The evidence-based component of CBP refers to the incorporation of scientific research and clinical evidence into the assessment and treatment protocols used by chiropractors who practice CBP. This emphasis on evidence-based care helps ensure that CBP is grounded in scientific principles and supported by research findings, as opposed to being solely based on anecdotal or traditional chiropractic practices.

Here are some key aspects of the evidence-based component of Chiropractic BioPhysics:

  • Research foundation: CBP practitioners rely on peer-reviewed scientific literature and research studies to inform their understanding of spinal biomechanics, posture, and spinal health. They aim to stay current with the latest advancements in chiropractic research.
  • Objective assessments: CBP places a strong emphasis on objective measurements and assessments to determine a patient’s spinal health and alignment. This may include X-rays, postural analysis, and other diagnostic tools to quantify spinal deviations and misalignments.
  • Treatment protocols: CBP treatment plans are based on the individual patient’s unique spinal condition and the findings from objective assessments. These plans are designed to correct spinal misalignments and improve posture through specific chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and traction methods.
  • Outcomes measurement: CBP practitioners regularly measure and track patient outcomes throughout the course of treatment. This allows them to assess progress objectively and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.
  • Research integration: CBP clinicians often incorporate research-backed techniques and interventions into their practice. This may include using specific equipment or tools designed to improve spinal alignment and posture.
  • Patient education: Part of the evidence-based approach involves educating patients about the scientific basis of CBP and the importance of maintaining proper spinal alignment and posture for overall health. Patients are encouraged to take an active role in their care.
  • Peer review and collaboration: CBP practitioners often collaborate with other healthcare professionals and participate in peer-reviewed research and case studies to further validate and refine the techniques used in CBP.

It’s important to note that while Chiropractic BioPhysics emphasizes evidence-based care, like all healthcare practices, individual results may vary. Patients seeking CBP care should consult with a licensed CBP practitioner who can assess their specific needs and provide tailored treatment plans based on both clinical expertise and scientific evidence. 

Additionally, the field of chiropractic and its various techniques continue to evolve, so staying informed about the latest research is crucial for both practitioners and patients.

Diversified Technique

The Diversified Technique is one of the most commonly used chiropractic adjustment methods. It involves manual adjustments to the spine and other joints to correct misalignments and fixations while improving joint function. 

Chiropractors use their hands to deliver controlled, quick thrusts to specific areas of the spine, resulting in the release of pressure, realignment of vertebrae, and, often, relief from pain or discomfort. This technique is highly versatile and can be tailored to the patient’s individual needs.

Additionally, the Diversified Technique has been subject to extensive research and empirical validation, establishing its effectiveness in the chiropractic community. Therefore, its widespread use is a testament to its versatility, immediate relief attribute, and established efficacy.

Thompson Technique (Drop-Table)

The key feature of the Thompson Technique is the drop mechanism in the table. As the chiropractor applies the adjustment force, the specialized table simultaneously releases the drop section beneath the targeted area. This sudden drop creates a controlled and gentle impact, enhancing the adjustment’s effectiveness.

The Thompson Technique allows for highly precise and targeted adjustments, making it suitable for patients of all ages, including infants and the elderly.


The Cox Flexion Distraction adjusting technique is a highly specialized and effective chiropractic method designed to address a wide range of spinal conditions, particularly those related to the lower back and neck. 

Developed by Dr. James Cox, this technique is renowned for its gentle yet precise approach to spinal care, making it a popular choice for individuals seeking improved spinal health and relief from pain.

The Cox Flexion-Distraction Technique is often described as gentle and effective due to its unique approach to chiropractic care. While traditional chiropractic adjustments involve abrupt, direct force, flexion-distraction utilizes slow, rhythmic movements, providing a calming, non-invasive experience for the patient. The technique stretches and decompresses the spine, which can lead to deep muscle relaxation and relief from tension.

Mirror Image Posture Adjusting

The “mirror image” concept in CBP refers to the evidence surrounding the principle that spinal misalignments can be corrected by moving the spine and body in the opposite or “mirror image” direction of the existing misalignment. It’s based on research showing that improving posture or alignment issues can lead to better spinal health.


Manual mobilization, in chiropractic care, is a hands-on therapeutic approach that involves using controlled and gentle movements to manipulate and adjust joints, particularly within the spine and musculoskeletal system. Unlike high-velocity, thrust-based adjustments, manual mobilization encompasses non-thrust techniques that do not involve a “popping sound” or “thrust.” 

The Extent Of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is not merely about alleviating pain or discomfort; it extends far beyond that. This holistic approach to health and wellness offers numerous benefits that influence various aspects of our lives.

Who Can Benefit From Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment can significantly benefit a range of individuals, including:

  • Children and infants: Children from infancy to adolescence can benefit from chiropractic care. It can aid in overall wellness, ensuring proper growth and development.
  • Chronic pain patients: Chiropractic treatment can provide relief for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Regular treatments can help manage pain, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life.
  • Individuals with mild injuries: Those who have suffered mild injuries can consider chiropractic care as a drug-free alternative for healing. It can also help improve posture, balance, and alignment.
  • Athletes: Athletes, whether casual or professional, can gain performance enhancements and injury prevention through chiropractic care. By maintaining optimal spinal alignment, athletes can prevent injuries and ensure their bodies are functioning at peak performance.
  • Pregnant women: Pregnancy brings about numerous changes in a woman’s body. Chiropractic care offers a safe way for pregnant women to manage back pain and other physical changes. It can also provide assistance during labor and delivery.
  • Seniors: For older adults, chiropractic treatment can improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance the overall quality of life. Regular treatments can help manage age-related health issues such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
  • Physically demanding professions: Individuals with physically demanding jobs or those who spend long hours sitting and working on a computer can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. Regular treatments can help relieve physical strain, manage pain, and prevent work-related injuries.

What Are The Benefits Of Receiving Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic care is more than just a solution for back pain. It’s a key to a healthier, more vibrant lifestyle. With a holistic approach, chiropractic treatment offers a myriad of benefits for individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and for various health conditions.

Here are some of the many benefits of receiving chiropractic treatment:

Pain Reduction

Chiropractic adjustments are renowned for their effectiveness in alleviating pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and joints. Regular treatments can help manage chronic pain conditions and improve quality of life.

Improved Mobility

Chiropractic care can lead to an increased range of motion and flexibility in joints and muscles. This can enhance mobility, making daily tasks easier and improving overall physical capabilities.

Headache Relief

Frequent headaches, including tension and migraines, can be significantly reduced through chiropractic treatment. By addressing the root causes of these headaches, chiropractors can often decrease their frequency and intensity.

Better Posture

Through the correction of posture issues, chiropractic adjustments can lead to reduced strain on the spine and improved alignment, which can prevent future health issues.

Less Muscle Tension

Chiropractic care can aid in the reduction of muscle tightness and tension, especially in the neck and shoulders. This can result in less discomfort and improved function.

Enhanced Sleep

Many people report improved sleep quality and reduced insomnia following chiropractic treatment. As sleep is crucial for overall health, this is a significant benefit.

Stress Reduction

By addressing physical issues that might contribute to stress, chiropractic care can help decrease stress levels and improve the ability to cope with stressors.

Nerve Pain Relief

Chiropractic adjustments can provide relief from nerve-related conditions like sciatica and radiating pain, improving daily comfort and functionality.

Improved Digestion

Some patients report better digestion and relief from gastrointestinal issues after receiving chiropractic care. This is likely due to the holistic approach of chiropractors, considering overall wellness in their treatments.

Enhanced Immune Function

Regular chiropractic adjustments can contribute to a stronger immune system and reduced susceptibility to illness, aiding in overall health maintenance.

Menstrual Pain Relief

Some women have reported reduced menstrual cramps and discomfort following chiropractic treatment, contributing to improved monthly well-being.

Better Athletic Performance

Athletes may benefit from chiropractic care through improved performance, agility, and a reduced risk of sports injuries.

Pregnancy Comfort

Pregnant women often find relief from pregnancy-related discomfort, such as lower back pain and sciatica, through chiropractic care.

Emotional Well-Being

Improved mood, reduced anxiety, and increased overall emotional well-being are often reported benefits of chiropractic treatment, contributing to mental health alongside physical health.

Quality of Life

Overall, regular chiropractic care can lead to an enhanced quality of life, including better energy levels and a greater sense of well-being. By treating the whole person rather than just specific symptoms, chiropractic care offers comprehensive benefits that can transform your health and life.

How Many Sessions Are Needed?

This often starts with identifying the patient’s goals for care. Pain relief can often be achieved in as little as just a few sessions. Some patients choose to correct underlying problems that have plagued them for years and that process can take longer. 

Generally, patients can expect a series of visits over several weeks or months to achieve lasting results. These visits are carefully scheduled to optimize progress while considering your comfort and convenience. Our commitment is to help you achieve not just short-term relief but long-term goals achieved with improved spinal health.

Rest assured, our certified CBP doctors are dedicated to providing the highest standard of evidence-based care. We prioritize your well-being and work with you every step of the way to ensure your individualized treatment plan aligns with your goals for improved spinal health and overall quality of life.

Is Highlands Family Chiropractic Treatment Safe And Effective?

Chiropractic treatment provided at Highlands Family Chiropractic is safe, non-invasive, and highly effective. It is performed by licensed professionals who adhere to stringent guidelines to ensure patient safety. 

The treatments are tailored to each individual’s needs and health conditions, reducing the risk of adverse effects. Unlike many traditional medical treatments, chiropractic care does not involve surgery or medications, which often carry risks and side effects.

Experience Chiropractic Healing That Puts You First

At Highlands Family Chiropractic, we believe that optimal health should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, profession, or lifestyle. Our specialized chiropractic care is not exclusive to those suffering from severe pain or injury. 

Whether you’re an office worker seeking relief from prolonged sitting, an athlete aiming to enhance performance, a pregnant woman dealing with lower back pain, or a senior citizen hoping to maintain mobility and quality of life, our chiropractic treatments can be tailored to your unique needs and health goals.

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