How to Identify Alzheimer's Symptoms & Treat Them at the Onset

How to Identify Alzheimer's Symptoms & Treat Them at the Onset

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

Anyone who has seen the effects of Alzheimer’s disease knows just how distressing it can be for the patient, their loved ones, and their caregivers. If you have noticed a change in the way your brain functions, you might fear that dementia or Alzheimer’s is imminent. We’re often told there’s nothing we can do.

But this isn’t true.

There are plenty of steps to take to prevent the neurodegeneration responsible for Alzheimer’s and dementia, and we are prepared to take these steps with you.

Early warning signs

The first step to preventing Alzheimer’s or dementia is to be aware of the early warning signs. This allows you to take action while you’re still able and of a sound mind to do so.

The Alzheimer’s Association and Healthline offer the following as indicators:

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with planning or problem-solving
  • Problems completing familiar tasks
  • Losing track of times and places
  • Vision loss
  • Struggling with conversation
  • Misplacing items often
  • Exercising poor judgment
  • Withdrawing from work and social events
  • Personality and mood changes

It is important to note that seeing these symptoms occasionally or briefly is often not a cause for alarm. Everyone forgets things sometimes or misplaces objects. But if you notice yourself or a family member doing this frequently, and being unable to recover, it may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Possible Prevention

Alzheimer’s can be triggered by insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, or both. In fact, it is now being termed diabetes type III.

When this is the case, there are several lifestyle changes that you, or your loved one, can make to prevent or even reverse early neurodegeneration. Exercising to maintain healthy weight and a healthy brain can play a big part in many patients’ recoveries. It’s also important for smokers to quit in order to increase oxygenation to their brain tissue.

Managing your diet is one of the best ways to prevent type 3 diabetes. Many foods in the standard American diet cause inflammation in the brain, which can lead to neurodegeneration. It’s important to identify your specific triggers.

Ketogenic diets and fasting are quickly becoming popular ways to reverse the damage caused by these inflammatory foods. However, we highly recommended that you work with a nutritionist experienced in this kind of diet, as you could make yourself worse if the diet isn’t followed correctly. Thankfully, we work with a master nutritionist that we trust with our own health. Check out her website when you get a chance.

Even with all of these prevention efforts, sometimes you need a more aggressive treatment plan. That’s where brain rehabilitation comes in.

Brain Rehab

It has been proven that brain exercise is beneficial at preventing the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. However, it is important to work with a professional to develop a treatment plan that works for you.

If you recognize any of the symptoms above in yourself or a loved one, we recommend that you contact us for a neurological exam. This will help us develop a personalized, effective brain-based rehabilitation program for you that’s designed to support the areas of the brain that have slowed down.

With Alzheimer’s, the functionality of brain cells break down due to amyloid beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that build up in these cells. By keeping these cells healthy, we can reduce the risk of developing plaques and tangles.

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, our approach identifies under-functioning areas in the brain, which allows us to target activation of these areas with brain-based exercises. This will improve their performance and lead to an overall healthier nervous system.

Contact us today for a free discovery session or call 720-328-5076 to start developing a treatment plan that will help you bounce back from early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.


Emotional & Mental Aspects of Healing

Emotional & Mental Aspects of Healing

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

When we talk about healing from an illness or injury, we often focus on the physical aspects. However, the emotional and mental aspects of healing are equally important and deserve equal focus.

Our minds and bodies are more connected than most people think. The first step to improving function during and/or after an injury, is getting in the correct mindset to do so. By acknowledging our emotional reactions to an illness or injury, we are better equipped to work through it, and decrease factors that may hinder healing.

More Than Mental

When we first hear that emotional responses play a part in healing, we might think that we’re referring to hypochondria, or the idea that it is “all in your head.” But this isn’t the case.

Our emotional and mental states have a real effect on our physical wellbeing. A constructive emotional landscape can reduce the frequency and intensity of pain, provide relief from systemic inflammation and more. This does not mean that the pain or illness is all in one’s head — it means that our bodies respond to what it is going on in our minds, and vice versa.

Why Does This Happen?

Our minds have an effect on our bodies because all our body systems are in communication with each other. If there is a change in one, the others need to react in order to maintain balance. Our minds and thought processes are part of the whole system.

So how does this pertain to pain? Our brains don’t perceive pain in the sense that most people assume. We do not have “pain receptors” in our bodies. We simply have receptors that relay raw data to our brains which can then be perceived as pain. When our brains perceive pain, a few different areas are often responsible. One of those areas is the limbic region of the brain, which controls emotional processing.

This part of the brain can augment our perception of pain in our body. Why does it do this? It has been evolutionarily beneficial and has to do with how we react to the stimulus. If we look down at a wound and react with much fear we are, in essence, informing our body that it is a major wound and something needs to happen ASAP to mitigate the possible injury. The proper inflammatory cascade then occurs. However, when we are in chronic pain this process can work against us by creating chronic inflammation and even sensitizing us to pain.

In other words, when we are focused on the pain of illness or injury as negative, we involve the limbic/emotional system. This focus intensifies pain.

Improving Emotional Health

Though it is difficult to disassociate emotion from pain, it is possible to reduce the amount of pain by adopting a different perspective.

When we observe instead of react, we activate our pre-frontal cortex, the area just behind your forehead. Since the pre-frontal cortex often works as a dampener to specific areas of the brain, this activity can reduce pain. Instead of judging our pain by thinking about how awful it is, try to observe it. Acknowledge it, perceive it, be curious about it. While doing so, try not to categorize it as “good” or “bad”.

Changing our perspective begins with changing the words we use. Instead of using "negative" and "positive" or “good” and “bad” to describe experiences, use the words “interesting” or “informative”. This will help you view decreased health as less of an intolerable burden, and more of a learning experience. Harness the experience as a chance to build yourself up, and you’ll feel more fulfilled and productive despite your difficulties.

Of course, this can be difficult to do—especially for beginners. For beginners, the best time to practice this kind of thinking is when your symptoms are mild. When symptoms are intolerable, it is best to distract your mind with things like feel-good movies or long baths. But if you practice this observational technique on mild symptoms, you’ll improve your ability to do it when symptoms are moderate and even severe.

As an added bonus, taking this approach can help you give more detailed information to your health care providers, which may help them better understand the contributing factors to your health issues.

Contact Colorado Integrative Neurology today to learn how we can help you in your journey to healing.


Defining Integrative Health Care and When To Seek It

Defining Integrative Health Care and When To Seek It

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

Now more than ever, the health care industry is full of choices, but these choices don’t have to be overwhelming and confusing. In this day and age, the first step is understanding the differences between each type of practitioner.

What are the different kinds of health care?

If you’ve tried to research holistic or integrative health care on your own, you might have run into certain other kinds of health care and been confused by the differences between them. Here are some simple definitions of each kind of practice:

    • Medical: Also known as “mainstream or “conventional.” This is the kind of health care with which people are most familiar. Diseases and symptoms are treated with drugs or surgery.
    • Non-medical: Diseases and symptoms are treated with a variety of modalities that do not fall under drugs and surgery.
    • Alternative care: Only non-medical approaches, such as acupuncture and rolfing (a type of tissue therapy), are utilized.
    • Complementary care: Non-medical care is used to enhance medical care.
    • Integrative/holistic care: Non-medical and medical approaches are considered for care while taking into consideration the process of healing, and long-term wellness. It looks at all the factors that affect a person’s health and treats the whole person. In holistic care, the focus tends to be on wellness and prevention rather than just treating illnesses.

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we’re chiropractors, so technically we fall under the “non-medical” model. In practice, we fall under alternative, complementary, and integrative care, depending on the patient.

Why do we provide integrative care?

Illness does not occur in a vacuum. Things like our emotions, mental state, diet, sleep habits, spirituality and environment can all play a part in either creating illness or helping you heal.

This is more or less the idea behind integrative care. One of the defining principles of this type of health care includes the realization that the patient and practitioner are collaborating partners, rather than the doctor outranking the patient and behaving as such. This helps make care more effective because it requires that we spend more time interacting with you to fully understand the mechanisms and factors at play effecting your health journey.

We believe in the power of integrative care. That’s why we will work closely with both medical and non-medical practitioners on your team. Our goal is always to create comprehensive care, avoid overwhelming you, and improve your health outcomes.

We’re constantly adding other practitioners to our referral network, to help ensure that our patients get the best care possible.

How do you know if integrative health care is right for you?

Patients typically come to us for one of two reasons: Either they naturally gravitate towards drug-free, surgery-free forms of care, or they’ve already tried medical approaches and found that they weren’t getting the results they wanted. For people who feel as though mainstream health care is not effective enough on its own, our services can be a breath of fresh air.

That said, integrative care is not for everyone. It isn’t always covered by insurance, and it requires a lot of dedication on the patient’s part. It can take an extended amount of time to get in for an assessment, and patients often have to make serious lifestyle changes.

If you think that holistic care may be right for you, contact us today!

Copyright © 2019 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. Shawn VanWinkle, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. is a Doctor at Colorado Integrative Neurology. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.


Is Abnormal Aging Taking its Toll?

Is Abnormal Aging Taking its Toll?

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

To some, the adverse effects of aging seem unavoidable. You or someone you love have possibly even heard this from medical professionals — that symptoms like brain fog, clumsiness or aches and pains are just part of the aging process, and nothing to be concerned about.

It is true that when we age, joints begin to wear out and neurons slowly die. But when these symptoms start to take a toll on your daily life, it’s not normal and should not be expected, nor is it something that you should have to just deal with on your own.

Symptoms like those above are actually signs of accelerated neurodegeneration, or abnormal aging. This is when nerve cells die earlier than they are supposed to, causing unneeded stress and even danger. People suffer through these symptoms without ever getting treatment, because they simply don’t know that there’s an alternative.

Symptoms of Abnormal Aging

If you or someone you love suffers from one of the following symptoms, accelerated neurodegeneration may be to blame.

  • Forgetfulness, especially when it comes to names, people and places.
  • Poor balance
  • Brain fog
  • Handwriting getting smaller or sloppier
  • Tremors or shaking hands
  • Dropping things or clumsiness
  • Increased irritability
  • Aches and pains that interfere with daily life
  • Difficulty focusing or making decisions

While these symptoms might sound like “normal” parts of aging, they are not. In fact, when you have a healthy nervous system, you can live well into your 80s and 90s without suffering from any of the above.

Regular movement and a diet that best suits you can keep these symptoms at bay. When you make sure to take care of your body, the health of your nervous system improves, and can keep you from illnesses that might compromise your ability to deal with the symptoms above.

But if the symptoms don’t seem manageable with good diet and exercise alone, it is time to seek treatment.

Our Approach to Treating Abnormal Aging

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we create customized plans for our patients, because no two illnesses can be managed exactly the same.

We select therapies for you based on the specific symptoms you want to alleviate, your abilities, and your way of life. And if one treatment doesn’t work, we adjust or try new ones until we figure out the perfect plan to maximize your quality of life.

Contact us today, and make sure that aging doesn’t stop you from living your life to the fullest.

Copyright © 2018 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.


Symptoms and Causes of Poor Balance That May Surprise You

Symptoms and Causes of Poor Balance That May Surprise You

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

Balance Awareness Week is Sept. 16-22. You might be surprised that there is a week dedicated to balance, but the truth is, good balance is an incredibly important component of your health. Poor balance can lead to falls, which can cause injuries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the No. 2 cause of nonfatal injuries for people in the 15-24 age range and the No. 1 cause for everyone else. But oftentimes, you may not even realize how poor balance affects your quality of life.

Balance is, to put it simply, the way you respond to your environment. When you respond well, it means that you can identify where you are in space, detect shifts in your environment, assess how to correct your movements as needed, and adjust accordingly. For example, when you see something in your way, you can easily move to avoid it.

If you have poor balance, you may struggle with one or more of the tasks above. You might struggle to identify where you are, or you can’t adjust accordingly. In the above example, you may bump into something or get dizzy if you try to move too quickly.

But poor balance can affect your quality of life on many more levels.

Symptoms of Poor Balance

You may experience more obvious symptoms such as vertigo, stumbling, repetitive ankle injuries, light-headedness or bumping into walls. But there are several additional symptoms to be aware of that you may be surprised are associated with balance:

  • Chronic neck and back pain – This occurs because the areas of the brain that control balance also keep the spine healthy and stable.
  • Depression – A depressed state of mind changes postural reflexes that result in forward head posture and a flexed trunk. This causes increased strain/stress on your spinal muscles.
  • Anxiety – In addition to coordinating movement, some of the balance centers, in particular the cerebellum, also coordinate mood and emotions.
  • Clumsiness/poor coordination – If you have poor balance, you might find yourself frequently dropping things or hitting the wrong letters on the keyboard.
  • Dizziness – If the balance centers in the brain get out of sync, you can experience different types of dizziness.
  • Blurry vision/eye strain/eye pain – Decreased balance can sometimes be a result of general depressed brain function, which will cause visual disturbances.

Treating Poor Balance

If you have a balance problem, there are several therapies that may be helpful. These can help you improve your balance, reduce the risk of falls and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Figuring out the right therapy for you depends on a number of factors. First, the root cause of your balance issue needs to be addressed. Poor balance is usually the result of at least one of three systems not working optimally: the vestibular system within the inner ear, which detects head movements; the somatosensory system, which provides information about the position of each joint and muscle; and the visual system, which allows you to see your environment and the body’s position within it. 

But even once the cause is established, therapeutic results vary. What works for one patient may not work for another, so it’s important to try multiple therapies until you find the one that works best to manage your symptoms.

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we focus on getting to the root cause of your balance issues by ensuring that each of these three systems functions well, trying as many therapies as necessary.

No two patients are alike, so no two treatment plans are alike, either.

If you are ready to find the cause of your balance issues and explore new treatment options to help you live your life to the fullest, contact us today.

Copyright © 2018 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. Shawn VanWinkle, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. is a Doctor at Colorado Integrative Neurology. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.


Coping with & Understanding Stress

Coping with & Understanding Stress

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

To some extent, every person deals with stress. It’s virtually impossible to avoid challenges and difficult times in life. But there’s a limit to how much stress a person can experience.

This limit varies depending on the person, but what it truly comes down to is stress management. When stress becomes overwhelming or disruptive to everyday life, it can have ill effects on your health.

Many people don’t understand that too much stress, prolonged stress, or poorly managed stress can have genuine consequences on one’s physical and mental wellbeing. To avoid these issues, you can employ techniques to either diminish the stress itself, or the negative impacts.

The Dangers of Stress

Stress releases a kind of hormone called cortisol. While not intrinsically harmful, persistent levels of cortisol in the brain can cause inflammation. This wreaks havoc on many of your body systems.

For example, chronic inflammation decreases healing time for certain injuries. It can also lead to chronic issues such as insomnia, cardiovascular conditions, and digestive dysfunction. It can play a part in weight gain, immune system imbalance, and early brain degeneration.

Cortisol release isn’t the only effect that stress has on the brain, either. When you’re stressed, blood flow to the frontal lobes of your brain decreases, while blood flow to the midbrain increases.

When blood flow is decreased to the frontal lobes, cognitive and executive function is impaired. This means that you might struggle to hold onto a train of thought, and simple decisions may become difficult. You might struggle to start and complete tasks and reach goals.

At the same time, increased blood flow to the midbrain will also increase your heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension. You may become particularly sensitive to light and sound, find it difficult to sleep and suffer from headaches.

All of these symptoms can greatly impact your quality of life, especially when they are persistent.

Stress Management Techniques

When it comes to stress management, the first step is to cut out as much stress from your life as possible.

For some, this is as simple as a change in outlook. Try to accept change and strive to become more flexible. This will keep you from getting too stressed out whenever it does happen. Some other steps you can take include removing toxic relationships, and making sure to have a healthy social life.

Healthy sleeping habits also play a part in managing stress. Go to bed at a consistent time, stay away from electronics for at least an hour before bed, and keep your bedroom completely dark during sleeping hours. This will help to mitigate the sleep issues caused by stress.

Finally, take care of your body. This means you should move your body regularly, and eliminate processed foods and sugar, as much as possible.

How Colorado Integrative Neurology Can Help With Stress Management

If you still feel overwhelmed after you implement these techniques, you may want to seek professional help.

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we offer customized neurological rehabilitation to address the areas in your brain that have been wound up by stress. We will also prescribe adaptogenic herbs, when necessary. Neuro rehab will also help you sleep, which will help with your stress.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to help take control of your stress, contact us today!

Copyright © 2018 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. Shawn VanWinkle, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. is a Doctor at Colorado Integrative Neurology. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.


Have You Suffered Since a Concussion? You Might Have POTS

Have You Suffered Since a Concussion? You Might Have POTS

By Colorado Integrative Neurology

The most common disease you’ve never heard of.” That’s how Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome — also known as POTS or dysautonomia — was recently described by Dysautonomia International Co-Founder and President Lauren Stiles.

POTS affects an estimated 1 to 3 million Americans, including one in 100 teens, according to the organization. But despite how widespread it is, little is known about this disorder, and few in the medical community understand how to treat it.

To put it simply, POTS is a condition where your blood flow doesn’t work the way it should because of dysfunction in your nervous system, which controls this and many other functions of your body. This can lead to uncomfortable symptoms that make it difficult to lead a normal life. While there are several causes of POTS, concussions are a common one.

If you’ve recently suffered a concussion and haven’t felt right since, you may have concussion-related POTS.

What Are the Symptoms of POTS?

In healthy bodies, blood flow remains constant whether you stand or sit. But if you have POTS, when you try to sit or stand most of the blood stays in the lower part of your body, reducing blood flow to your brain and organs. This is what causes your heart rate to increase and since the system doesn’t work well, this leads to a host of symptoms.

Exactly what symptoms occur vary from patient to patient, but here are some of the more common ones:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Temperature Intolerance
  • Digestive Issues
  • Difficulty Breathing

These symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can do everything from cause mild discomfort to severely impede your daily life. It’s not uncommon for people with POTS to have to stop working or going to school because of their symptoms.

How Do You Know If You Have POTS?

A classic finding in POTS is a heart rate that increases significantly when you go from lying down to standing. You can check this at home with a stopwatch and by taking your own pulse. You can also use your FitBit to check your pulse. Your heart rate should not increase more than 20 beats per minute.

At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we often see patients who come to us when they’re exasperated because they don’t feel well but can’t find answers as to why. Only a small portion of the medical community provides treatment for POTS. However, when you come to us, we can give you hope through rehabilitation. At Colorado Integrative Neurology, we evaluate the entire nervous system to thoroughly assess the problem.

What’s the Treatment for POTS?

POTS is a chronic condition, but according to the Mayo Clinic, about 80 percent of young people with the disorder grow out of it by their early 20s. No matter what age you are, there are a variety of therapies that we apply at Colorado Integrative Neurology that can help you feel like yourself again.

We perform a complete exam to analyze your symptoms and entire nervous system to identify exactly how POTS affects you. Because every POTS case is unique, so are the individual treatment plans we develop. Based on your specific symptoms, rehab methods may include any combination of vestibular (inner ear and balance-related), vision, tilt-table and sensory therapies.

How Can You Manage POTS?

There are several steps you can take to manage your symptoms more effectively.

Some of these steps include:

  • Pace yourself. Allow time for frequent breaks.
  • Slowly stand up from sitting. If you feel lightheaded, wait for that to stop before you take your first steps.
  • Eat small, frequent meals throughout your day.
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water, daily.
  • Restrict your access to digital screens as this can irritate some of your symptoms.

If these tips do not help you manage your condition, you many need a more customized approach. If you’re ready for a personalized plan to treat your POTS, contact Colorado Integrative Neurology today. Request a free discovery session with Dr. Shawn VanWinkle online or call the office at 720-328-5076.

Copyright © 2018 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. Shawn VanWinkle, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. is a Doctor at Colorado Integrative Neurology. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.


Is Your Phone Affecting Your Health? 
Brain-Healthy Ways to Interact With Your Smartphone

Is Your Phone Affecting Your Health?

Brain-Healthy Ways to Interact With Your Smartphone

by Colorado Integrative Neurology

Are you smartphone dependent? A recent Pew Research study showed that one in five American adults can be described this way, meaning they only have a smartphone, not a traditional home broadband service. Meanwhile, 77 percent of Americans owned smartphones as of early 2018, up from 35 percent in 2011. With stats like that, it’s not surprising that we see more and more people with physical and mental side effects from smartphone use. 

Cellphones are a necessary part of modern life. Many people rely on them for work, life, travel, research, relationships, and more.

In many ways, this is a good thing. Smartphones make people’s lives easier and make it possible for them to connect instantly, no matter where they are. But as with many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be detrimental to your health.

Here are some of the adverse effects that come from too much smartphone use, and what you can do to combat them.

How Smartphones Affect Your Health

Physically, smartphones can cause several issues.

Many of these fall under what is called “computer vision syndrome,” or digital eye strain. This sort of eye strain causes headaches, blurred vision, neck and shoulder pain.

But staring at a screen for too long affects more than your eyes. It also affects your brain, creating a reaction called “midbrain windup.” This can lead to headaches, migraines, light and sound sensitivity, neck pain, and muscle twitches and spasms.

This reaction takes its toll on your mental health, as well. Midbrain windup can cause irritability, a racing mind, insomnia and other sleep disturbances.

In addition, studies have shown a possible correlation between screen use and mental health issues. Perhaps due to social media, people who spend a lot of time on their smartphones do find themselves at a higher risk for depression and anxiety.

If you experience any of these symptoms, or if you’re just worried about your dependence on your phone, there are some steps you can take.

How You Can Combat Smartphone Side Effects

For most people, it isn’t an option to entirely stop cellphone use. Refusing to have a cellphone could be seen as odd at best, or unprofessional at worst. So instead of cutting cellphone use out of your life entirely, learn how to minimize the damage.

  • Hold the phone up and away from your face so you don’t tilt your neck down to look at it.
  • Use a tool that will hold your phone for you. (Here is just one example.)
  • Turn on “night mode” to decrease screen brightness and decrease blue light exposure (which contributes to midbrain windup).
  • Turn off notifications that aren’t completely necessary so you aren’t alerted to look at your phone so often.
  • Instead of keeping your phone by your bed at night, put it in another room. This will help you avoid scrolling through social media or checking email. The blue light from the screen makes your brain more active when it should be calming down for the night.
  • If you read before you go to sleep, opt for a physical book instead of an e-reader. There are several benefits to reading this way overall, in addition to the fact that it won’t over-stimulate your brain before sleep the way a backlit screen will.

Of course the best thing you can do for yourself is to limit the amount of time you spend on your phone. Take breaks every once in awhile, put your phone on “do not disturb” or take weekend days where you totally disconnect. If you’re the kind of person who finds yourself glancing at your screen every five seconds, these tactics can help break you of that habit.

Your smartphone is likely an important part of your life but it’s imperative that you have a healthy relationship with it. If you find that you have some of the symptoms described above, contact Colorado Integrative Neurology by requesting an appointment online or calling the office at 720-328-5076. Dr. Shawn VanWinkle will meet with you for a free Discovery Session so you can gain a clear understanding of how he can help you find harmony in life with a smartphone.

Copyright © 2018 Colorado Integrative Neurology. All Rights Reserved. Shawn VanWinkle, D.C., D.A.C.N.B. is a Doctor at Colorado Integrative Neurology. To learn more about how we can help you with your health goals visit our website at www.coloradointegrativeneurology.com or email us at cin@coloradointegrativeneurology.com. A free initial consultation can be scheduled by calling our office at (720) 328-5076.