Chiropractic Health: A One-of-a-Kind Approach Equals One-of-a-Kind Results

As a chiropractor, I like to treat the entire person not just the symptoms. When people hear that I am a chiropractor, they immediately grab their neck or back and say I have been having this pain and they proceed to tell me about their structural complaints.

I love treating structural complaints.

Chiropractic can be the miracle treatment for structural complaints.


When Your Pain is Chronic, There are Often Multiple Things Going On

I learned early in practice that just because a complaint presents like a structural issue like neck pain or back pain does not mean the the structural issue is the only component. Sometimes biochemical complains will also present physically, especially if the complaints are chronic. This is why it is important to use the entire person approach. This is a wellness approach to care.

Chiropractic, when performed properly,  is extremely effective at alleviating aches, pains, muscular imbalances, increasing mobility, and decreasing stiffness. In practice, it is a challenge to hear a patient’s complaint and set a personal goal to make the complaint 80-100% better when they walk out of my Denver chiropractic office.

Hearing all of the complaints and knowing that they can eventually have permanent relief from pain and discomfort is rewarding. I also love hearing the miracle stories how people have been everywhere and when they come into my Denver chiropractic office, all of their complaints get resolved. I don’t believe that it is a coincidence, since my approach and method is different.

Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual both in what they will prefer and what method will work the best.

Different Is Better

At Alternative Family Medicine & Chiropractic I believe in a different treatment philosophy. My practice approach is different in a variety of ways for your normal run of the mill chiropractic clinic. It is important to do both hands on and low force adjusting. In practice one method does not fit everyone.

So each treatment plan is tailored to the individual both in what they will prefer and what method will work the best to get the desired outcome.

Chiropractic Is More Effective When Used in Combination With Other Treatments

Chiropractic is an extremely effective treatment method but I find that it more effective with a combination of other treatments. Chiropractic is most effective when you address the muscle issues that accompany the bones out of place using scar tissue work, focused deep tissue work, and muscular balancing with applied kinesiology. Using the variety of techniques it helps to make chiropractic more effective.

Treating the Nervous System

Chiropractic, coupled with other modalities, is a non-invasive approach to healthcare that is both extremely safe and effective. Using all of these techniques helps me not only to focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system but also the nervous system. These two systems are extremely important for overall health and optimal body function.

Biochemical Blood Work Allows You to Become Healthier Quicker

It is important to not only focus on the structural work but to also incorporate the biochemical component. Using a technique called functional blood chemistry I am able to uncover issues in the body before they present into full blown diseases.

Using much narrower lab ranges on traditional blood work, I am able to determine why certain symptoms might be happening even though your MD has stated that your lab work is completely normal. Using a combination of the symptoms that you might be experiencing and also the lab analysis, I can work with the patient to correct underlying problems using supplements, diet and lifestyle changes.

Ann Barter

Dr. Ann Barter & Dr. Jennifer Christian

Dr. Barter and Dr. Christian are passionate about
how Chiropractic combined with Functional Medicine can change lives.

Chat with them today or reserve an appointment at one of our offices in Denver and Longmont to find out how Chiropractic + Functional Medicine can change your life.