Foot Pain Chiropractic TreatmentCan a chiropractor help with foot pain?  Don’t accept foot pain as a given. Don’t just learn to live with it!  Foot pain can be treated with chiropractic care.  In fact, a chiropractic adjustment can be just the thing to bring relief for a myriad of common foot problems.  Many times pain that manifests in the foot can be caused by poor alignment, whether there is accompanying back or leg pain or not.

We have had many clients come to us with foot pain that have been treating with regular cortisone shots, surgery, traditional physical therapy, or a combination of these…with no long term symptom resolution.  These options can be a nice band-aid but are not any way to live your life.  Unless you address the underlying causes for foot pain, it will remain.

Getting to the root cause of foot pain can, finally, get you back on your feet again!  Compression of the spine can happen due to trauma or injury but it is also a natural part of the aging process.  If the nerve roots connected to the spinal cord, or the spinal cord itself,  are compressed the brain perceives impulses that manifest itself in burning sensations, pins-and needles, numbness, or even muscle weakness.  Don’t let anyone tell you that foot pain is normal and just “deal with it”.

Dr. Jessica Thompson at Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont is experienced in treating common foot pain symptoms related to the spine.  Treating her clients as an entire being helps to correctly and accurately diagnose, rather than fixating on one body part as a separate entity from the whole.  Using state of the art equipment and a broad experience base, Dr. Jess has the gentle chiropractic techniques to treat the cause of many types of foot pain.

Our feet provide a vital function.  If your feet are causing you pain, it can be at minimum frustrating but in some cases downright life altering.  Why not find out if your foot pain could be a chiropractic issue that can be resolved with some simple spinal adjustments? Come into Café of Life Chiropractic for a foot pain assessment today.  Chiropractic care can bring your body into balance, allowing it to heal and repair damage.  We want you to live a vibrant life free from pain and discomfort through whole body health.

Chiropractic Treatment for HeadachesMillions of headache sufferers are living with pain unnecessarily.  Everyone experiences headaches for one reason or another so you might even consider them normal.  They are not.  And you don’t have to live with chronic headaches.  Typically a headache means you’re reaching for over-the-counter relief from ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin. Did you know that you can treat headaches with chiropractic care?  There is a relationship between the spine and many types of headaches.  If you suffer from chronic headaches, make sure your spine is healthy.  In fact, headaches are a very common reason to visit a chiropractor.

There are many types of headaches and varying causes for them.  A good chiropractor will be able to pinpoint what kind of headaches you may be suffering from and determine the best course of action to treat them.  The majority of headaches fall under the categories of tension headaches, cluster headaches, migraines, and sinus headaches.  Knowing how each type of headache presents itself and the root causes for them can make all the difference.

Can chiropractic adjustments really help with your headaches? Chiropractic care is a safe and gentle approach that has helped many headache sufferers.  Stop living with the pain!  Let your body restore and heal itself by removing nerve and spinal stress. Eliminating spinal subluxations and creating alignment removes the biggest risk factor in headaches, decreasing frequency, length, and intensity of chronic headaches.

Chiropractors are the only care providers that actually deal with the underlying causes of headaches and provides much needed, natural relief.  A chiropractor’s job is to restore proper body-brain function through locating and correcting any nerve interference through spine misalignment.  By restoring the proper body-brain function will allow your body to do what it does best—heal itself.  An actual long-term solution rather than a temporary band-aid.

No matter what kind of headache you may suffer from Dr Jessica Thompson can provide effective chiropractic care to you and your family and friends.  She uses gentle and safe adjustments to the spine to correct any nerve interference.  Our desire at Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont is to help our clients live the best life—free of pain and full of peace and happiness.

Instead of stocking up on your favorite pill to relieve your headaches, try scheduling an appointment with an experienced and capable chiropractor and invest in your long-term health.  It’s such comfort knowing you have a caring and compassionate health care professional on your side can make all the difference.

Make an appointment at Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont today!

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Family Chiropractor LongmontIt’s that time of year again—candy, candy, and more candy.  Oh…and costumes.  Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont wishes everyone a fun, safe, and healthy Halloween!

Halloween can be such a fun and exciting holiday for families.  But it certainly doesn’t mean you need a candy induced coma. Dr Jessica truly believes in not just spinal health but overall health and wellness and that includes what we choose to take into our bodies–sugar. She is a family chiropractor who cares.

Sugar is known for its links to weight gain and tooth decay, but it has also been linked to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, liver disease, and metabolic disorders. Sugar gets a bad rap because we tend to eat too much of it! Excess sugar can take a serious toll on your health in the long run.

But Dr Jessica is also a realist and a mother of some very fun loving boys herself.  As a skilled chiropractor and health advocate she suggests a more “livable” solution.  Instead of depriving your kids (or yourself!) of all sugar and sweets, try placing limits on consumption.  The occasional indulgence is not only acceptable but much more realistic, and even good for the soul.

If you establish a healthy lifestyle that combines fresh, nutritious foods, with regular moderate exercise, and spinal adjustments on a regular basis, you will naturally keep your sugar consumption to a minimum.  You’ll be prepared for a sugar focused holiday like Halloween and be kind to yourself about your small indulgence and move forward in health.

If having loads of candy around makes it difficult, plan ahead to keep only a few small pieces and have the rest donated, exchanged at a candy buy-back, or simply thrown out!  Turn the focus to creative costume ideas, holiday games, harvest festivals, pumpkin carving contests, and other non-food related fun!

Does Halloween, and the upcoming holiday rush, wreak havoc on your stress levels?  Come into Café of Life in Longmont for a chiropractic adjustment or massage to keep you in top physical health through this holiday season. Getting a spinal adjustment and working out tight, sore muscles can lead to decrease stress, better sleep, an increase in energy, and a general feeling of overall health and well-being.

Everyone wants something more – something added – a benefit….AND…
We are adding a BIG benefit to ALL of you!

Cafe of Life Chiropractic & Massage Studio is Moving!

There is no such thing as staying the same.  We all are moving either moving forward to more health
and wellness OR backwards to more sickness and pain.  WE are  moving FORWARD toward our new
practice together on November 2nd, 2015.
It is for you – It’s YOUR practice home,
YOUR source for health and wellness.
Share it with everyone!  Everyone needs more of the good stuff and our new space will be filled with the GOOD STUFF – YOU!
 Chiropractic & Massage Longmont
We have worked very hard to ensure that our new office will be absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Our designer said  to think of something along the lines of “a modern version of the current Cafe of Life.”
Our new address will be:
1325 Dry Creek Drive #307
Longmont, CO 80503
(This is in the three-story building just to the west of Outback Steakhouse)
Please call or email for more details!
Cafe of Life Chiropratic & Massage is proud to serve all your family chiropractic and massage needs.  Schedule an appointment for our new office today!

Free Chair MassageDo you realize the toll that unrelenting stress can take on your health? The workplace tends to be a hotbed of pressure which can lead to a myriad of health issues.  Even if an employee manages to be AT work, poor health can make them less productive, less engaged, therefore not actually DOING work.  Did you know that massage may increase employee health and productivity?

Be ahead of the curve in keeping your staff happy, healthy, and productive. When thinking in terms of workplace wellness programs, remember that an employee’s health is multifaceted and the moving parts are physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  Café of Life Chiropractic and Massage Studio in Longmont offers a very compelling approach—massage.

Studies have shown that taking breaks at work is associated with fewer physical symptoms—like headaches, eyestrain, neck and shoulder pain, as well as lower back pain—but also led to increased job satisfaction, and a reduction in stress levels.

Integrate massage in your office to increase employee health and productivity today.  Café of Life makes it so easy!

From the Café of Life Longmont’s Care Coordinator, Megan:

Chiropractic and Massage

Free Massages!

My name is Megan, I am the Wellness Coordinator at The Cafe of Life
Chiropractic and Massage Studio located in Longmont at 202 Main St.

As part of our service to the community, we offer to businesses in
Longmont free 15-minute chair massages. We come for a 3-4 hour time
span during business hours and bring everything, even the zen music!
No tipping is allowed. This is a way to help boost morale and can also
help your business diversify its current wellness program or, if you
do not have a wellness program in place, we consider our service as a
great way to begin.

Please call or email Megan for booking details.


Watch Dr Jessica Thompson, of Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont, doing a baby chiropractic adjustment–and watch that baby laugh! This darling baby does a complete belly laugh after each chiropractic adjustment. This little one gets adjusted consistently in order to function at 100% AND (yes, there is a bonus) so he can sleep better! When baby sleeps better, momma sleeps better!

Our top priority is to build a relationship with each one of our clients to ensure the highest level of service, regardless of age or condition. Dr Jessica specializes in chiropractic treatment for the entire family and really enjoys treating expectant mothers and children. She has extensive experience treating babies and children with a gentle instrument adjustment technique—no loud pops and cracks. A baby chiropractic adjustment is an extremely gentle process.
More and more, parents are looking to chiropractors for children and babies to ease colic, birthing trauma, sleeping problems, ear infections. Chiropractic care for babies is a safe and effective way to manage overall health and wellness. The amount of pressure used for adjustments on children is so very small and gentle. But the results of getting a baby adjusted are considerable. There is nothing better than a healthy, happy…and laughing baby!

Gallup released a study this week showing that the majority of people in the U.S. say chiropractic care works.  This really is the first large-scale survey to date that measures the perceptions and experiences with chiropractors and chiropractic care in general.  More than 33 million people in the U.S. sought chiropractic care last year.  Chiropractic care can decrease or completely relieve pain, improve physical function, motion, and even improve your quality of life.

Dr. Jessica Thompson chose the chiropractic field because of its whole body benefits of health and well-being—the body has an amazing ability to heal and a chiropractor’s job is to facilitate that. The popularity of chiropractic care is clearly on the rise and is projected to grow as more and more people look for health solutions that have eluded them time and again.  Many even consider chiropractic practitioners main stream. In fact, chiropractic care is commonly reimbursed by insurance companies.  It is a great complementary health approach to any lifestyle.  Chiropractic care is both safe and effective but it’s also applied using different methods depending on the patient’s individual needs and comfort levels.  Chiropractic is more than cracking and twisting.

If you are curious about what goes on during a chiropractic appointment we urge you to visit us and see just what we can do for you.  Visit the Café of Life office in Longmont and meet Dr. Jessica in person. She truly cares for each of her clients and wants only to improve quality of life through unlocking our body’s innate health potential.  Rest assured that she is always up to date on the latest chiropractic techniques, has state of the art equipment, and provides a peaceful and welcoming environment.

Anyone can get an ear infection but they are more common in children and they can make for a very unhappy kid.  Something so painful and upsetting to both you and your child can be worrisome and frustrating, especially when they become a chronic problem. Ear infections are the number one reason for pediatrician visits—especially in the wintertime when they tend to be more prevalent.  The most common treatment is a round of antibiotics, but most will resolve without them.  More often, parents are turning to chiropractors to help with their children’s overall health. Today we look at the benefits of using chiropractic care for ear infections.

Symptoms of ear infections include:

  • Cold symptoms including a clear runny nose turning yellow or green as the infection sets in
  • Fever
  • Ear Pain and/or Hearing Loss
  • Difficulty Sleeping/Fussiness
  • Ear Drainage
  • Balance Troubles

Chiropractic care focuses on the restoration of normal, or optimal, body function.  We don’t just treat a symptom, but aim to get to the root of the problem.  Our goal is to work with the nervous system by doing gentle spine manipulations to affect the entire function of your body.  If you or a family member struggles with chronic ear infections it would be a good idea to consider chiropractic care to help ease symptoms and prevent future infections.Ear Infection Chiropractic Care

A knowledgeable chiropractor knows how all systems of the body—muscular, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, etc.—depend on the proper function of the nervous system.  They know how to spot and diagnose.   A skilled chiropractor will be able to treat patients of all ages and adjust treatment to accommodate the patient’s needs.

You have choices with your healthcare.  Dr Jessica Thompson at Café of Life Chiropractic in Longmont specializes in spinal correction and care for the entire family. She especially enjoys treating children as she is a mother to three boys of her own. Children’s chiropractic is actually a conservative and drug-free approach.  It is just another modality that can greatly increase you and your family’s health, over all function, and ability to fight infections—including ear infections.

As the kids get back to school in Longmont, a chiropractor’s advice on how to keep those kids healthy is in order.  Here is a quick and easy list for the parents to remember when it comes to ergonomics.

Child Chiropractic Ergonomics

According to the CDC, “Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks.” Ergonomics is a term you hear frequently in the workplace but it is just as relevant for kids as they slump over desks, stare into computer screens, and carry bags full of books (and who knows what else!).

Here are a few simple tips to keep kids in their best shape for the school year.

  • Adequate sleep and nutrition. Sleepy or poorly nourished kids simply don’t have the energy to do much—let alone maintain good posture.  Sleep deprivation and poor nutrition leads to slouching and poor posture.
  • Check at-home study spaces to ensure your child isn’t hunched, overly stretched or leaning to reach keyboard or mouse, and the monitor is at eye level and an acceptable distance away.  Check the chair they’re using—does it aid in good posture, feet flat on the floor, arms relaxed and level with the table?
  • Encourage regular breaks. Your child’s eyes need a break from the screen and their body needs to stretch and move.  This is a great time to offer healthy snacks and a big glass of water to keep them hydrated.
  • Good shoes. Yes, you read that correctly.  Shoes that don’t provide enough support can throw your entire body out of alignment and can lead to hip and back problems.  There are many items in our closet we can skimp on.  Shoes are not one of them!  Quality shoes are integral to chiropractic health.
  • Watch that backpack! Overloaded, or poorly loaded, backpacks can lead to a host of back and neck problems for your kids.  Their spines are still developing. Heavy backpacks can lead to chronic neck and back pain.  The strain of carrying those heavy loads forces the head forward interfering with the normal curve of the neck and that is directly linked to neck pain, headaches, and even osteoarthritis. Keep the weight of a backpack to the bare minimum.  Have your child load the pack carefully, eliminating unnecessary weight and make sure they wear both straps to distribute the weight evenly.

Although we can’t exactly follow our children to school, we can teach good habits at home. Use gentle reminders about posture, create ergonomically sound study spaces at home, monitor the weight in the backpacks going out the door, and most importantly, take them in for regular chiropractic visits.

Dr. Jessica Thompson specializes in spinal correction and care for the entire family.  While you are out buying school supplies and hitting the mall for back to school clothes, take a moment to schedule your back-to-school chiropractic appointments for your kids.

What does it mean to be healthy?  The World Health Organization defines health as a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.   The human body is an extremely complex system that is ever changing.   The spinal column contains a part of the central nervous system that gathers information and coordinates activity from the entire body—skin, joints, muscle, etc. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I see a chiropractor even when I don’t have pain?” our answer would be to list the many reasons a regular preventative chiropractic visit to your Longmont chiropractor is a wise decision.

Preventative Chiropractic

A state of health is not something we should be two steps behind—always searching to relieve any current ailment, ache, or pain after is appears.  Preventative chiropractic care is for everyone.  Can we expect to brush our teeth only once or get our car tuned up once and expect that to be sufficient?  Chiropractors do not cure diseases, but rather enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself through chiropractic adjustments and holistic care. Our entire body requires regular maintenance.  The key word here is maintenance.  If you sit in an office all day, hunched over a computer you need chiropractic care.  If your work involves physical labor of sufficient intensity you need chiropractic care. If you are a seasoned athlete or a workout weekend warrior you need chiropractic care.  The simple process of aging will put demands on your body and you would benefit from chiropractic care.

Let your chiropractor help you reach your health goals, your life goals. Café of Life in Longmont recommends having a skilled chiropractor do an assessment and create a preventative chiropractic plan suited just for you and your lifestyle.

Regular visits to your chiropractor will add years to your life.  But, more importantly, regular visits to your chiropractor will add life to your years!