What is a chiropractic adjustment and why is it good for my health?

The chiropractic spinal adjustment is a way to access the nervous and musculoskeletal systems by applying a gentle, specific force with the intention of correcting interference to the flow of your life force.

Chiropractic is just as much about preventing injury and disease as it is about relieving pain from existing conditions. Chiropractic adjustments release tension from the spine and increase the flow of nerve energy and intelligent life force throughout the body, improving communication between body, mind, and spirit and, ultimately, allowing for the full expression of vitality and vibrant health.

When to get adjusted:

  • If you have an accident or injury, getting your spine adjusted can improve your body’s biomechanics and speed recovery.
  • Schedule chiropractic adjustments regularly, depending on your lifestyle, stress level, nutrition, exercise habits and attitude.

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Nutrition, Meditation, Exercise, and Other Helpful Health Tips:

What to Eat and Drink:  

  • Stay well hydrated by drinking 2-3 liters of water a day.
  • Develop a taste for vegetables that make great, hearty soups and big salads with dark, leafy greens.
  • Choose lean and clean meats, such as chicken and fish.
  • Consume more fats, like olive, coconut, and fish oils, avocado, eggs and real butter.
  • Go organic whenever possible.
  • Eat breakfast. Improve the efficiency of your metabolism for the rest of the day by eating a high-protein breakfast within one hour of waking.
  • Eat well 80-90% of the time. When you go off your healthy regime and decide to indulge in foods not part of your regular diet, enjoy them, and then get back to your nutritious diet.
  • Read labels! Take the time to think about what healthy foods you will buy at the grocery store.
  • Make your own meals every day.

What to NOT Eat or Drink:

  • Reduce or eliminate your intake of processed food, food additives, sugar, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, food colorings, and preservatives.
  • Reduce your consumption of refined flour (white, wheat, corn) and gluten products in general.
  • Limit your intake of dairy products – especially milk.
  • Minimize caffeine intake: Too much caffeine makes it difficult for your body to properly absorb nutrients. Consume only one serving, at least an hour after breakfast, and none after 2 PM, to ensure better sleep at night.

Health for Life:

  • With all the fuss about healthcare in our country, be reminded that health is free. You create your health or dis-ease (lack of ease).
  • Take a few moments every day to adjust your attitude toward health and well-being through prayer and meditation.
  • Pray for wisdom and guidance in all your affairs.
  • Engage in activities that help you relax your mind and ground your energy.
  • Be kind, compassionate and forgiving—to yourself as well as to others.
  • Count your blessings. Be thankful for the good things in life. Gratitude opens your heart and draws more good to you.
  • Exercise at least 3-4 times a week for 30-40 minutes, focusing on a combination of cardiovascular fitness and strength.
  • Get outside, on the earth. Breathe fresh air and let the sun shine on your skin.
  • Read uplifting books. Listen to inspiring stories and messages.
  • Stop watching television and the daily news. Media instills in your body and nervous system the energy of fear.
  • Power nap. Set aside 20 minutes each day for complete mental and physical relaxation.
  • Get a good night’s sleep between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

What our Clients Say

Tom became my chiropractor after I had healed from a ruptured disc. I had not had traditional chiropractic for many years and was very apprehensive and protective of my neck. Over the last 2 years, I’ve come to trust Tom completely. I can relax in his presence because he tunes into me and knows intuitively what is needed. ... More

Beth McMacken

A year and a half ago I was desperately seeking healing for my mind, body, and spirit. I was new to Durango, Colorado and was referred to Dr. Tom Garcia by a dear friend. I immediately noticed his authenticity was remarkable just by speaking to him on the phone. ... More

Lisa Jean Gorgone

It is easy to sing my praises of Tom Garcia and his practice as a chiropractor and naturally talented healer. I commit to a drive from Durango to Ignacio each month even though we have plenty of chiropractors here in town, but Tom is the only one I trust to make me feel really great. More

Brenda Macon


Preparing for your chiropractic adjustment

Dress comfortably and loosen tight clothing. Quiet your mind and relax your body by taking several deep breaths. During the adjustment, simply let go and be at ease. Spinal adjustments are gentle and precisely timed to release areas of tension and trapped energy.