At Thornton Chiropractic, we’re committed to finding long-term solutions for all your pains, aches, and wellness problems. Instead of treating individual symptoms or even individual injuries, we take a look at your whole body and lifestyle, so that we can truly optimize your quality of life. Our chiropractor, Dr. Phillip Wygonski, works hard to keep Thornton families as happy and healthy as possible.

Dr. Phillip Wygonski

thornton-colorado-chiropractor-dr-phillip-wygonskiI got into this profession because there is no better doctor then the one inside each of us. I believe symptoms are an expression of your body trying to tell us that something is not right. Most people weren’t born with their symptoms but they developed over time. I look to find the source and correct it if possible or refer out though our network of healthcare professionals. I promise to not waste your valuable time if you are looking for answers.

On days when I am not in the office I am spending time with my wife. We enjoy being active in the outdoors. We enjoy skiing during the winter months and mountain biking in the summer months. We also just bought our first house that is a fixer upper. All those HGTV shows made restoring a house look easier than it is.

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Chiropractors are experts in health and wellness particularly because of their training, but especially because of their philosophy of health care. Chiropractic is a vitalistic philosophy that understands that the lack of disease does not mean that you're healthy. There is a spectrum of wellness that goes from disease to wellness and in the traditional medical model you're either sick or you're not sick. The chiropractic really understands that there are shades of grey in between and that we really strive to get the body to function optimally to adapt ...
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The smell of a new box of crayons.  Sharp pencils.  Fresh erasers. A new locker combination.  A new dorm room. It's back-to-school time, and that means trips to school, scraped knees, books, back packs, and school sports. The activity can be great for you and the kids, but heavy backpacks and bad posture can end up hurting your kid’s backs.  But how to navigate this growing concern straight out of the gate? Backpacks First, find a good backpack! It should be light, snug and comfortable to wear. It should be ...
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It is safe to say that Alzheimer’s disease research is in a state of crisis. For the past two decades, over 73,000 research articles have been published, averaging 100 papers per day, yet little clinical progress has been made. The reason a cure may be impossible is because lost cognitive functions in Alzheimer’s disease patients are due to fatally damaged neuronal networks, and dead nerve cells cannot be brought back to life. Consequently, replacement with new brain cells— even if it were technically possible, cannot be done without creating a ...
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Today I wanted to talk to you about vertigo, balance dizziness, and how chiropractic might be of help for you or finding a Thornton Chiropractor to help you with that. Basically, when it comes to the ears, they have two functions. One, for you to hear, but the other is for balance. And so, instantly, when someone says they have vertigo, we're trying to figure out if they have one of two things going on. Is it the ear that's causing the problem where you actually have the little stones ...
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This is the time of year when any of you who suffer from allergies know the dread that's coming. You want to go outside and enjoy the good weather but you know with that comes a face that feels like it's going to explode, eyes are watering, constant sniffling, just misery and what options do you have? You could stay indoors and you still deal with house and dust mites and miss out on the good weather; you can reach for over-the-counter drugs that might give temporary relief but don't ...
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Exercise is interesting in terms of effects on the brain because it works in about 4 or 5 different ways. One of the most obvious ways is blood flow. If you get your heart working, your brain is going to be filled with oxygen rich blood and nutrients, so that's the main way that it helps. The other way that's sort of interesting, is it's been thought that exercise produces new neurons. Exercise Induces Production of Growth Factors So exercise induces the production of growth factors. One is called BDNF, ...
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One of the things that my patient report to me is that one of the most profound effect a chiropractor has on them, is their ability to reduce their stress level and also recover from stress. Our cranium and our spine house our brain and spinal cord. And all of the spinal nerves that are exiting the spine, innervate every single organ and cell in our body. By adjusting the spine, when we find misalignment, restrictions or what we call subluxations, we're able to profoundly restore normal nerve function. And ...
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When it comes to chiropractic adjustments and children, we get asked what exactly does the adjustment do for them. Especially when we discuss why is it important for the overall health of the child. Well, we as chiropractors are concerned about the small misalignments that happen along the spinal column. It's those small misalignments that create the interference to the nerve system which in turn does not allow the brain to control the body like it was intended to be controlled. This is where we can really start to get ...
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Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? That's a public health message that's been around since 1866, but is it true? You don't know until you put it to the test. The "Association Between Apple Consumption and Physician Visits," published in the AMA's internal medicine journal. Objective: To examine the relationship between eating an apple a day and keeping the doctor away. Promoted by the lay media and powerful special interest groups, including the US Apple Association, so powerful that Big Apple recently spent a whopping $7,000 ...
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People visit chiropractors everyday for different reasons and chiropractic offers many benefits beyond treating back pain, neck pain, or headaches. I'm going to share with you some of the lesser-known benefits of chiropractic care and why you should visit a chiropractor even if your back doesn't hurt. Reason #1: Improved Sleep I hear far too often that many people want to sleep better and to wake up feeling refreshed. They're not sleeping well due to pain, stress, and overall body aches. Your bed is NOT the problem. Before you spend ...
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