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Chiropractic Biophysics

The Use of Chiropractic Biophysics at Gateway Family Chiropractic in Loveland, CO

Dr. Michael Hughes, Dr. David Hughes and Dr. Shannon Bundy use natural treatment remedies to help those with a variety of conditions such as posture problems and back pain caused by injury, aging and disease. These chiropractors serve Fort Collins, Loveland and the surrounding area to give the region a nonmedicated solution to issues that may hinder daily life. They specialize in biophysics. In fact, two of them possess their Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) certification, and of all the chiropractors in northern Colorado, they are two out of the only four chiropractors who are certified in this modality.  

What is Chiropractic Biophysics?

The first stage of chiropractic biophysics consists of a chiropractor conducting x-rays to determine what spinal curvature exists. The chiropractor then begins restoring the person's posture to relieve pain derived from conditions like herniated spinal discs, osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, nerve damage, and back pain related to poor posture. Additionally, improving posture will reduce the amount of tension on the spinal cord and nerve roots. Ultimately, chiropractic biophysics has the potential to act as a pain reliever and can increase a person's ability to perform many physical activities and comfortably.  

spine model at Gateway Family Chiropractic in Loveland, CO

What Does Biophysics Treatment Consist of?

One of the major techniques used in this modality of chiropractic care is mirror image exercise. These exercises begin with an x-ray. Through techniques like traction and manipulation, the chiropractor realigns the spine. Each exercise program is tailored toward the needs of the patient's particular issue. Some of the exercises are more aggressive than others, depending upon the patient's condition. Once the course of the exercises are completed, another x-ray is taken to ensure results occurred. The chiropractor will also use a computer-generated imaging program to assist in the process.

Another vital aspect of chiropractic biophysics is postural adjustments. These manual manipulations of the spine do more than just correct the posture issue. They also restore nerve function in order to reduce the amount of pain a person is experiencing from conditions where the nerve may be pinched or any other way harmed. Additionally, postural adjustments help restore joint function. Improving joint function increases a person's range of motion and also reduces pain since the patient is able to move easier and with less pain. 

Postural traction is also used in chiropractic biophysics. This particular technique is a treatment that reshapes ligaments in order to correct posture. 

Why Choose Chiropractic Biophysics Treatment with Our Chiropractors Serving Loveland and Fort Collins, CO?

Although many different types of chiropractic treatments exist, this helps to correct posture in several different aspects. It doesn't just focus on realigning the spine. Overall, this means it helps to relieve pain in more than one way. Oftentimes, the postural issue isn't just due to a misalignment spine. 

According to the American Chiropractic Association, an estimated 31 million Americans have lower back pain at any one time. Although it's not always due to a posture issue, the stress on the bones and joints as a result of the poor posture can increase a person's pain. And unfortunately, poor posture is common. This is especially the case since so many people hunch over their phones, laptops or tablets for extended periods of time. 

The Science Behind Chiropractic Biophysics Explained by Our Loveland Chiropractors

Biophysics is evidence based. For those who are skeptical about the use of chiropractic treatment, the entire concept of it has a scientific backing. In fact, it incorporates physics and biophysics. This treatment also has a mathematical connection. The science incorporates a spinal structural x-rays and a computer-generated digital structural analysis that are used in conjunction with one another to evaluate and correct unaddressed bilateral weight distribution and structural misalignments of the spine. The mirror imaging aspect of the treatment addresses the issue of symmetry of the back's structure. Neurological testing is conducted to effectively contend with nerve function issues. 

To learn more about biophysics or to schedule an appointment to determine if biophysics is right for you, contact us at Gateway Family Chiropractic at 970-669-7620. We serve Loveland, Windsor, Fort Collins, Berthoud and Greeley. 


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  • "I was in constant pain for years. I started getting adjusted with Gateway Family Chiropractic in Dec. for CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). After 4 visits the pain has dramatically reduced and is now at a 2/10 from a 10/10 on a pain scale. Now I come in one a month for maintenance and have no complains!"
    Bruce E - Longmont, CO
  • "Gateway Doctors, with only a few visits under my belt I feel so much better. On a regular basis here recently I encounter a rib problems where they were pushing on a nerve to where it became hard to breath I couldn't deal sith the symptoms. I called Dr. Hughes for much needed immediate relief. I caught them at the office after hours and explained my situation. They worked on my for about 20 minutes and I left with less side pain & was walking up right again. Gateway is the best would recommend 10 x over sincerely"
    Don C. - Loveland, CO
  • "All the staff at Gateway Chiropractic are wonderful. Dr. Mike Hughes has given my pain relief for the first time in over a year. Can't wait to continue my treatment!!!"
    Jennifer H. - Loveland, CO
  • "Drs. David and Michael Hughes are wonderful. My son had been going to another chiropractor with no results. Within just a few visits to Gateway Family Chiropractic, my son was able to return to work. Thank you Drs. David and Mike Hughes."
    Joe A. - Fort Collins, CO
  • "I came to this office a year ago with debilitating hip problems. I was so missed up it took about 6 months to get it to hold. After my first appointment, I no longer was needing pain medication. The most amazing part about this office is that Dr. Dave and Dr. Mike really take the time to know what was happening in my body. They recommend much needed supplements that helped in me get my life back. I could not function before I started coming here and will always be grateful for their knowledge and expertise in their field. THANK YOU GATEWAY. Don't forget how amazing the office staff is as well. Best chiropractic office in Northern Colorado. I definitely recommend you guys every day to others who need you!"
    Marissa S. - Loveland, CO
  • "Our Infant, Merrick, was placed with ear infection, congestion, and cough. Antibiotics were not helping and made things worse. He began vomiting. We were all exhausted & frustrated. We couldn't find anything that worked! We brought him to Gateway Chiropractic in Loveland. With steady treatments his ear infection and other symptoms went away. He is healthy and now growing without ear infection complications. This was a blessing for our baby and our family! We are so grateful!"
    C. Muth - Loveland, CO
  • "After a thorough and thoughtful review of the x-rays of my back and hips, Dr. Hughes adjusted me from my head to my knees. Yep, my knees! I was able to kneel down on the floor with my kids for the first time in years with no stiffness or achy knees. During the adjustment I felt unhurried and relaxed. I left with more range of motion in my neck, shoulders... & knees. Thank you! I recommend Dr. Hughes as a qualified and caring chiropractor!"
    Richard T. - Loveland, CO
  • "The staff is amazing. The practitioners were more than happy to try and treat my severe neck pain and limited range of motion. I could hardly move my head and upper back 2 weeks ago. After a series of x-rays to I.D. the problem, some other quantitative testing, both chiropractors were able to treat my PROBLEM in addition to diminishing my SYMPTOMS. After 2 weeks, I have full range, hardly any pain, slept better and more energy. I would HIGHLY recommend beginning ANY un-wellness at this clinic prior to MD approach to medication. THANKS FOR MAKING ME BETTER!"
    Rose W. - Loveland, CO
  • "My whole family LOVES Gateway Chiropractic. Dr. Mike and Dave are excellent! They are knowledgeable and take the time to explain how the body works & what they're doing to help the body heal. All the members of the team are friendly and helpful. I always enjoy my visits and love that they keep my healthy!"
    Stacey R. - Loveland, CO
  • "I was in constant pain for years. I started getting adjusted with Gateway Family Chiropractic in Dec. for CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). After 4 visits the pain has dramatically reduced and is now at a 2/10 from a 10/10 on a pain scale. Now I come in one a month for maintenance and have no complains!"
    Bruce E - Longmont, CO
  • "Drs' Mike and David are competent, concerned, and caring chiropractors. I am impressed with the tables they use to administer adjustments. The dropping mechanism makes the adjustment so focused and exact. I feel less pain and have more flexibility and range of motion now than before I began my treatments."
    Diane L. - Berthoud, CO
  • "I have severe arthritis. The pain getting worse & I thought I might need to have a hip replacement. Even after the first adjustment my hip felt better and I could finally sleep all night without waking in pain. Now I have almost no pain most nights and I am walking without limping. I am now doing yoga and Zumba, two activities I ahd stayed away from because my hip pain just wouldn't allow it! I had never gone to a Chiropractor before, now I don't think I will ever stop!"
    Dixie S. - Loveland, CO