chiropractic services  Las Cruces, NM
If you are experiencing pain, we want to help! We are dedicated to helping patients regain pain-free lives. Oftentimes, people do not seek help for pain until it worsens. We want to help at the onset of symptoms, so they do not progress.

chiropractic services  Las Cruces, NM

Chiropractic Care

We specialize in correcting your body’s misalignments. Our goal is to ensure that your spine and the rest of your body are working harmoniously. To do so, we will help you develop a plan that will require light stretching, some exercise, chiropractic care, and a healthy diet.

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Chiropractic Adjustments  Las Cruces, NM

Chiropractic Adjustments

A chiropractic adjustment can make you feel so much better. Your body does not want to be out of alignment, and that’s exactly what an adjustment can help address. It is also known as chiropractic manipulation, manual manipulation, or spinal manipulation. The adjustment refers to the manipulation of the vertebrae that have abnormal movements and are not functioning properly. A chiropractic adjustment will assist in fixing these issues.

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce the subluxation, increase the range of motion, reduce nerve irritability, and improve mobility. Our compassionate and qualified chiropractor will work with you to relieve this pain and get you back to being pain free every single day.

A chiropractic adjustment involves high velocity thrusts applied to the vertebra, relieving sensation, discomfort, and spasms in the surrounding muscles. It also releases joint cavitation, which is caused by the release of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

Although many people visit their chiropractor and have an adjustment when something feels out of alignment, a regular visit will help you avoid any pain in the future and will keep your body feeling great all day long.

If you are having one of those days when you are not in the best mood, an adjustment may actually help. Your body will feel much better, which will naturally improve your mood.

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Functional Medicine  Las Cruces, NM

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a personalized and integrative approach to healthcare which involves understanding the prevention, management, and root causes of complex chronic disease. It has evolved integrative, holistic, conventional and naturopathic models to offer the most comprehensive and effective approach to healthcare in the 21st century.

Functional medicine focuses on the most current scientific research regarding how your genetics, environment and lifestyle interact in order to diagnose and treat conditions.The goal is to shift from treating the disease (disease-centered) to treating the person who has the disease (patient-centered). Functional medicine addresses the whole person and not just an isolated list of symptoms. Symptom suppression is only used as a temporary fix while seeking the root cause of the symptoms ensures optimal health for the patient. Here at Simply Chiropractic, we spend time with our patients, listen to their health history, and examine the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. These factors contribute to long term health issues and complex, chronic diseases. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
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Nutritional Consultations  Las Cruces, NM

Nutritional Consultations

Here at Simply Chiropractic we want to help you on your journey towards health and wellness. Our goal is to help you achieve total health and balance with your body. In order to achieve that goal, we are here to offer specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to help you maintain a healthy weight.

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Weight Loss  Las Cruces, NM

Weight Loss

Obesity is a growing concern in the world.  Increased weight increased your risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes, joint problems, pain, inflammation, and many other health conditions.

I have tried so many diets

Let’s face it.  Diets typically don’t work in the long run.  They may help you lose some weight, but once the diet is over, you usually gain back the weight, plus a little bit more.  There is something wrong here.

Read through these tips, or check out a FREE Do It Yourself weight loss course by clicking here!

Weight loss tips

Here are some tips that may help with weight loss.  Remember there are 3 important things to consider with a good weight loss program.  The first is eating healthy foods that will give you plenty of energy.  The second is a good exercise program that is simple and does not take a lot of time.  The third is to take a look at your body chemistry to make sure it is balanced.  And of course, make sure you have a good support system in place.

Diet

  • Drink 2 large glasses of water as soon as you can after waking
  • Eat a high-protein breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
    • A 2 or 3 egg omelet with spinach, mushrooms and onions.  Add a handful of walnuts, and you’ve got a great breakfast
    • Avoid toast, bread, pancakes, fruit or other sugary foods
  • Eat plenty of vegetables.  This should be your staple.
  • Eat SMASH fish (Salmon, Mackeral, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring) 3 times per week
  • Eat nuts, seeds and berries
  • Stay away from candy, chips, and other snack foods
    • Consider, instead, carrot sticks or other finger-friendly veggies and fruits as snacks.
  • When shopping, shop along the perimeter of the store, and avoid the middle isles.
  • Limit your alcohol
  • Drink plenty of water, but not during meals
  • Check out these detox recipes–they’re not just for detox, but for healthy eating

Exercise

  • Walk 12,000 steps each day
  • Use a high-intensity interval training or burst training workout
    • Sprint for 30-60 seconds
      • You can do this on a stationary bike if you don’t like running
      • You should feel agony for the last 3 seconds of the sprint
      • After the sprint, rest for 1 minute, then repeat 3 to 4 times
      • The workout should take less than 20 minutes
      • Do this 3 to 4 times per week (every other day)
      • Consider high-intensity exercise in a swimming pool
  • Consider a personal trainer
  • Play an intense sport that you enjoy several times per week

Body chemistry

  • Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shepherd to start your weight loss program
  • Complete a simple lab test that looks at your body’s energy-producing systems
  • Make sure you are getting the right nutrients for your body to function optimally
  • Consider supplements as needed to balance your body chemistry
  • Consider a detox program that is based on whole foods, like the SP Detox Program

Support system

  • Tell all your family and friends your goals
  • Find a weight-loss buddy
    • Someone who will take this journey with you
    • Someone who will participate in the weight loss program with you
  • Find a health coach
    • Someone who will reach out to you regularly
    • Someone who will keep you accountable
  • Find a health care professional that will take the time to explain what to do… and why

Set realistic goals

  • A good, healthy weight loss goal is about 1 to 2 pounds per week
  • You may notice faster weight loss for the first week or, then you progress will slow down
    • This is normal
    • Don’t get discouraged
  • Men will lose weight faster than women
    • This is normal
    • Don’t get discouraged
  • Don’t buy into the fad diets that promise more than 1 or 2 pounds per week
    • These don’t give long-term results
    • They are probably not healthy weight loss programs
  • For lasting results, make lifestyle changes
    • If you revert back to old habits, you will revert back to old results
  • It’s okay not to be perfect
    • Don’t criticize yourself if you make a mistake or don’t follow everything perfectly
    • Don’t give up if you backslide a little
    • A “cheat day” is okay once in a while, just don’t make it the norm
    • If you are following the plan 80% of the time or more, you’re doing great!
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