Services @ Alpine Chiropractic

Our unique model of care...

At Alpine Chiropractic, our ultimate goal is to provide you with the best type of care available. Our unique model combines several different types of care. Any one type of manual treatment can be very beneficial and affective, however, the combination of chiropractic care, massage, ART and rehabilitation ensures a safe, gentle, complete treatment that can shorten healing time, increase performance and provide greater, longer lasting results.

dry needling

Dry Needling is the process of using very fine and small needles to loosen tight muscles and relax or deactivate trigger points.  It is called “dry needling” because no solution or medicine is injected into the body such as with a vaccine.  The needle itself and the effects that the needle produces within the tissue constitutes the treatment.

Once the patient evaluation is complete and the affected tissues are located, the needle is inserted into the muscle or muscle groups which deactivates them and restores proper function.  The insertion of the needles also reduces pain and swelling, as well as increasing vascular and neurological function.  Due to the small size of the needles, most patients will not feel the needle penetrate the skin.  Once the needle advances into the tight muscle or trigger point, discomfort can vary from patient to patient.  Typically a healthy muscle feels very little discomfort, however if the muscle is tight, a sensation similar to a muscle cramp may be felt.  This is commonly referred to as a “local twitch response”. The patient may feel discomfort locally or it may be felt elsewhere, which is known as referred pain.

Commonly treated conditions include headaches, TMJ, sprains/strains, muscle tears, shoulder injuries, tennis/golfer’s elbow, back pain, hip pain and neck pain.

alpine chiropractic • 41191 Us Highway 6 & 24, Avon, CO 81620 • (970) 949-6244