Sims Chiropractic Blog

Ask The Experts

Posted: January 29, 2014
By: Drs Jacob & Laura Sims

When it comes to principled chiropractic care, there’s a lot to learn. Knowledge, as they say, is power. But what is the best way to learn more? There are a lot of resources available. However, make sure you are asking the right questions to people you trust.

For information on an array of topics related to chiropractic adjustment and its benefits, visit:

Some of the topics include:

  • Benefits for athletes
  • Cost-benefits vs. other choices
  • Why should children see a chiropractor regularly?
  • Benefits to expectant mothers
  • Benefits to seniors
  • Definition and risks of subluxation
  • and more!

An interactive slideshow with more helpful information can be found at:

Fountain of Youth

Posted: January 24, 2014
By: Drs Jacob & Laura Sims

Many Americans are very concerned with reversing the sands of time. If cosmetic sales are any indication, our culture is completely obsessed by the idea. In 2010, Americans spent more than $54 billion dollars to improve their looks in an attempt to look younger. Do you ever wonder what all those chemicals, dyes and packaging are doing to our bodies and the planet?

There is a better way. Scientists report that chiropractic adjustment is linked to a reduction in the amount of oxidative stress on the body. In layman’s terms, visiting your chiropractor is an all-natural form of treating signs of aging.

How does this happen? The human body is designed to rebuild itself from the damage it withstands. Kind of an “autocorrect” of sorts. Principled chiropractic adjustments help improve this ability.

The next time you are wanting to reverse the sands of time, consider unlocking your fountain of youth the natural way - make an appointment with a scientifically-based chiropractor. By removing the neurological interference, you’ll look and feel better.

More information regarding your body’s natural ability to look younger at any age can be found at:

The Truth About Alignment

Posted: January 19, 2014
By: Drs Jacob & Laura Sims

Many misconceptions continue to circulate regarding chiropractic care. Did you realize that chiropractic adjustment goes deeper than back or neck pain? Principled chiropractic care actually helps your overall health. At Sims Chiropractic, we believe in finding the root cause instead of simply treating the symptoms.

Consider this… Our spine is like a complicated array of wires in a computer’s hard drive. Our nerves serve as communication transmitters between our brain (or hard drive) and the rest of our body (monitor, printer, software applications). If our nervous system isn’t functioning properly we start to have health issues (computer slows down, crashes, won’t print, refuses to run software efficiently). These problems surface in the form of: backaches, digestive problems, leg cramping, migraines, or ear infections. Even symptoms of stress, allergies, and colds can be treated through spinal adjustments that release nerve interference.

One of the most inspiring aspects of regular and ongoing chiropractic care is that it releases the body’s natural, innate ability to heal itself. Much like the reset button on the computer will help optimize the machine’s performance, chiropractic adjustment will remove interference and improve your performance, health and quality of life.

If you are ready to improve your body’s performance the natural way, contact our office for a consultation. You’ll be happy you did!
Together we will develop a program specific to your body’s needs. Click here to find out what to expect on your first visit:

Dinner With Gunnison Doctors

Posted: January 19, 2014
By: Drs Jacob & Laura Sims

Most people will never have an opportunity to partake in a delicious meal with their doctor. However, Sims Chiropractic isn’t like other doctor’s offices. Dr. Jacob and Dr. Laura are fully invested in the lives of their practice members. So much, in fact, that “Dinner with the Doctors” is a regular opportunity.

Dr. Jacob and Dr. Laura enjoy hosting “Dinner with the Doctors” because the events provide a relaxed environment for them to share their passion for natural healing, answer questions, and discuss some of the best practices in principled chiropractic care. Practice members love these events because it’s a chance to invite other like-minded individuals to learn about the healing power of a well-adjusted lifestyle.

The December dinner was a great success! Guests filled up on a healthy and delicious array of holiday fare and had an opportunity to get to know our docs better. Both Doctor Jacob and Doctor Laura are passionate and well respected leaders in the Gunnison chiropractic community and they enjoy sharing their knowledge.

As principled chiropractors, both Dr. Jacob and Dr. Laura are constantly seeking better ways to help improve the lives of their practice members. The dinner provides a perfect opportunity for them to share this passion and knowledge with Gunnison community. We hope you will consider joining us at one of our future “Dinner with the Doctor” events.

The next dinner opportunity will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on our website for details. Space tends to fill up quickly so check back often as you’ll want to be one of the first to respond to secure your reservation.
In the meantime, we encourage you to schedule a consultation to discuss your health goals with Dr. Jacob or Dr. Laura directly:

Choose Health in 2014

Posted: January 13, 2014
By: Drs Jacob & Laura Sims

Happy New Year! It’s a wonderful time to ponder the possibilities for 2014. For our practice members, a new year confirms and refreshes an ongoing commitment to making healthy choices for the mind and body throughout the year. Health won’t happen by chance. Simply stated, health is a choice.

As principled chiropractors, we want to help the Gunnison community move past health issues, turn away from over medicating, and provide the opportunity for folks to transcend feeling “okay” by taking steps to feel fantastic! If you are ready to make health an intentional choice by committing to a proven process, we are here to partner with you on your journey.

Let’s face it, life can be stressful. Between work, family, commitments and finances - stress is bound to be part of the equation. One of the most important choices you can make in 2014 is to keep stress in check. Stress contributes to spinal subluxation - which leads to illness. Subluxation refers to the mechanical compression and irritation to the joints of the spine and nerves. Among other factors, subluxations are caused by trauma, poor posture, or increased chemical and emotional stresses. Stress can absolutely trigger a host of problems in the body. A regular visit to Sims Chiropractic can help.

Our practice members know that maintaining corrective care throughout the year is important for feeling their best. Why? Regular chiropractic adjustments normalize spinal nerve flow to proper resting levels. This is very important to the healing process. It’s a natural way to ward off the negative impact of stress on your system.

Subluxations manifest as physical stress on the mechanics of the body. They increase the sympathetic tone, and cause the body to re-route its energy toward the fight or flight system. (You know, the adrenaline-rush that comes from anger or fear? That is a physical symptom that your fight or flight system is taking over...) Ongoing chiropractic care can minimize this response.

With regular visits, practice members ward off the degenerative effects of spinal subluxations. Without ongoing adjustments, subluxations may lead to osteoarthritis and overworked adrenal glands, lowered immunity, decreased digestive functions, fatigue and blood pressure disturbances (among others). These are all solid reasons that practice members visit us regularly.

A new year is a great time to commit to improved health. In 2014, the best gift for you and your loved ones is to maintain optimal body structure. Taking proper care of your body helps extend longevity and enables you to fully enjoy your blessings and life.

As you consider your goals for 2014, remember that health is a choice. If you take care of your body’s structure, you’ll have more endurance for the workouts, more bandwidth for the work and family commitments, and more zeal to counteract your stress… Better alignment leads to better health. You’ll see the rewards in everything you do.

Practice Member Testimonial:

Before coming to Sims Chiropractic, I felt like fatigue and stress were normal. I felt run down. After regular chiropractic care, I feel better. I have a good vibe emanating out of me. Sims Chiropractic has been warming. Everyone is nice and I love it. I’m happy and Sims Chiropractic is a lot of the reason why. -Jackson

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If you wish to learn more about how scientifically-based chiropractic care can improve your health in 2014, contact our office today! We are eager to help you on your journey: