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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A healthy spine is an often-overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. In fact, back pain costs are staggering not only financially, but also in terms of lost time from work and because of psychosocial problems that arise during the healing process associated with long-term back pain. Unfortunately, approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. People who are overweight or obese, and who smoke, ...
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Let's face it, most of us really love to sleep.  Getting good sleep can be a challenge and even a problem in some cases.  So today, we would like to offer some sleeping advice to get your day started right! Tip #1 Without beating around the bush, it's either best to sleep on your side or your back. So not sleep on your stomach. The reason why is, if you're sleeping on your stomach you have to breathe. So if you are laying on your stomach in bed, you are ...
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Upper cervical care can indeed help with asthma. Your brain stem controls breathing. The delicate nerves in this area are in charge of health, well being and function of your lungs and bronchial tubes, and air passages. In asthma, the bronchial tubes constrict and breathing becomes very difficult for a person and there's a lot of theories. However, the most recent research says the constriction of the bronchial tubes are neurologically related, and comes from your brain stem, which controls all vital functions -- breathing, your heart, everything vital. Misalignments ...
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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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