Dr. Alex Jimenez, a chiropractor in El Paso, TX, Kenna Vaughn, Truide Torres, and Astrid Ornelas discuss what it is that they do and why they do it. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective, alternative treatment option that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a variety of health issues associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous system, including neck pain, back pain, low back pain, and sciatica, among other health issues within the scope of chiropractic care. Dr. Alex Jimenez utilizes spinal adjustments and manual manipulations, among other well-known chiropractic care treatment methods and techniques, to help provide pain relief and promote overall health and wellness. Dr. Alex Jimenez, Kenna Vaughn, Truide Torres, and Astrid Ornelas discuss how they patients, from chiropractic care to educating them on diet and lifestyle changes, to help patients achieve their nutrition and fitness goals. According to Dr. Alex Jimenez, Kenna Vaughn, Truide Torres, and Astrid Ornelas, chiropractic care and functional medicine are treatment options that can naturally support well-being. – Podcast Insight
[00:00:12] All right, guys, we’re here at our new podcast talking about different subject matters that are important to our type of practice. Today, we’re gonna be discussing a lot of topics regarding what we do and what’s the reason we do what we do. The basic premise of what our practice is, is we’re focusing on motion. We are specialist and we are soft tissue trauma doctors that evaluate and assess motion sciences and motion treatment protocols. One of the things that we want to do is we want to start with the basic understanding of what motion is and why we talk about motion. We’re gonna be bringing some great…
[00:00:47] Good clients and actually a lot of talent to discuss exactly what we do and how we do it in our particular office. Now, I’ve been practicing for 30 years now. We’ve been able to assess the types of practices and go through these protocols over the years and establish kind of a working order of the type of things we do. Now, many times people don’t understand what a physical medicine doctor does, but we’re here to explain exactly what we do and why we do what we do. Today what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna begin exactly with the science of motion in terms of understanding motion. We can link motion to the healing processes that are wide and vast. And what we do is we tie in what we do and how we do it with different types of practices and protocols. So in our practice and understanding of what physical medicine is and what motion sciences are, we have to first understand that everything is related.
[00:01:42] Everything is connected in terms of motion, in terms of the human state from the moment we’re born, from the moment we actually experience life. We have to assess that we came to motion in life from anatomists structures to actually organic materials such as a baby. And eventually, we ultimately spent our entire life moving. My premise is that motion is life. The lowest extent of what we do is to the extent at which we can move is to the extent at which we can live in many ways. So in our process, we cross and criss-cross different dynamics and we talk about disorders that are far from understanding, that are simple to understand, such as spasms to far-reaching issues like autoimmunity, functional medicine, wellness sciences. And we try to bring it in with the motion sciences and see how the correlation is. So what we’re gonna do today is begin the process of understanding why we focus on different parameters and different protocols to treat people. My name is Dr. Alex Jimenez and I’m here with an amazing group of people. I’ve been practicing here for the last 30 years. That’s three decades or one and a half clicks, according to Lincoln. We have to determine what is in the best benefit of our population. And what we’ve learned is that we as doctors can come together to treat our patients and we have to correlate what we do together. I work with diabetic specialists. I work with endocrinologists. I work with rheumatologists. I work with orthopedists. I work with any doctor that understands that the physiology of whatever the disorder may be is motion related to a joint, to a spine, to a back, to a shoulder. And we kind of make it together. That’s why I say tying it together is one of the most important things we can do as practicing physicians out here in El Paso. Now we have a lot of great chiropractors, a lot of good ones and over the years, the technologies and the techniques that each one of these chiropractors is very, very proprietary. They’re very singular. A chiropractor that you see today in Egypt is different than a chiropractor in El Paso, but they may be practicing the same way, but the hand and the touch of someone that knows what they’re doing is priceless. So what we do is we try to educate the public as to how to find a doctor that correlates the extremes and can actually discuss the issues that are pertaining to them, because sometimes it doesn’t make sense. We can look at an autoimmune disorder and ask, what does it have to do with motion?
[00:04:05] It has a lot to do with it because if you have an autoimmune disorder, such as rheumatoid issues or an inflammatory disorder, we can relate that it is going to affect the joints. A good clinician will be able to assess what type of doctor, which is the best provider, and what type of treatments are the best appropriate for the patient referring appropriately and determining what’s the best mode of action. Now, the tools that we use are subjective-objective assessments, neurological assessments without getting too complex. We use a lot of methods in order to assess and tie in what is wrong with the patient. We can relate to intestinal dysbiosis and actually like SIBO, you know, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Those issues have a direct effect on inflammation, which has a direct effect on the entire body’s immune system. A person who has an intestinal dysbiosis will most likely have some sort of inflammatory disorder in their body and ultimately have issues with their joints. That is our goal. To be able to assess the joint issues, the spine issues, the back problems and determine exactly what is going on with the patient. Now, in order of integrative medicine, we have issues like low back issues, sciatica. We have the normal injury to the neck, whiplash disorders. Our goal is to bring it and tie it together to understand the disorders. For example, when you hear sciatica. People may understand that they believe that that’s a disorder. Well, it’s a syndrome. It’s a disorder that has hundreds, hundreds of different causes from a simple piriformis syndrome to an entrapment disorder to a spinal lesion, a herniated disc. There’s a lot of reasons, as someone may have what we call sciatica, relating that. And we can also understand that someone that’s under stress has a flare-up of sciatica. Someone with sciatica has intestinal issues. How do we relate that? Well, a good doctor can and kind of figure out what’s going on. What we’re trying to do here today is to evaluate what it is that we do in our particular practice and allow the doctors around everywhere to understand that there is a huge gamut and a huge disconnect.
[00:06:04] If we believe that joint-related problems stay with joint-related problems. Anyone here can tell you that if they have a knee problem, they have a neck problem many times. If it’s chronic and prolonged, if they have an ankle problem. Well, we can tell you that the opposite hip may have issues. Now, someone who’s an athlete, who’s extreme and really calibrated well, may be able to tell you right away. You know what? My knee hurts and now my back is hurting. That correlation is very, very understood by someone who uses their body in extreme ways.
[00:06:34] But for the average individual, though, the mom, the dad, the grandma that doesn’t understand that or doesn’t understand the logic of the connectivity. We are here to kind of expel and kind of bring it together so that everyone here understands and bring in the type of specialists, such as an orthopedist that can work on the meniscus, and work with chiropractors and physical therapy, massage therapists and actually come up to the right treatment protocols. Using the example of surgeries…
[00:07:02] We are non-surgical specialists. We are the ones that basically see people before surgery. A new clinical study has demonstrated today, actually posted, that 25 percent of chiropractors that send to an orthopedic surgeon actually get surgery. Yet almost 95 percent of referrals from allopathic medicine doctor do not need surgery. What does that mean, that chiropractors in general or physical medicine doctors that work on these issues can filter out the disorders before they need actual surgical intervention. This is just a concept that is just out there. It seems like it’s a little bit abstract in the concepts, but actually determine what is surgical is important because a lot of people don’t need surgery.
[00:07:47] That’s one of the things. Do they need autoimmune medicines? Maybe. The idea is that we have to work with rheumatologists and specialists that work on different disorders to come up with what is best for the patient and what is necessary. Not necessarily always do we need surgery and not necessarily always do we need medications. We’ve learned the consequence of medication. We’ve learned the consequence that every medication has a side effect. Sometimes when you take these well, you can understand what the side effects are. But when we start taking 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 15 at times of all the pharmacy stuff. You really don’t know what the side effects are that may be causing other issues like emotional issues, neurological issues, neurodegenerative disorders, it crisscrosses. So the best way to do it is to have a unified treatment protocol with multiple different providers treating an issue. Now, I have a great panel here. And what we’re going to be discussing is what we do in our particular office and what we do in our office is determine what’s best for the patient with putting a whole team around them from an orthopedist to a neurologist to figure out what integrative medicine is about, because there is a place and modern medicine requires integrative medicine in whole health and in whole fitness. So we are today in a wonderful site located here in El Paso. We’re in a beautiful fitness facility, actually, where we treat actually athletes. Some of the top athletes work in this very building that we’re in that are actually young kids from four to five years old when they can pay attention to the Division One athletes and some even deciding to be Olympic, you know, candidates. So when you see athletes and you understand the dynamic movements going through their injury processes are a whole-body assessment that we have to figure out. It’s a lifetime change and it’s a lifetime of assessment. So having great doctors is very important.
[00:09:31] I’m glad to say that we have a lot here and a lot around the country, so what we have to do is actually bring up the awareness as to why we treat the motion issues. OK, now beyond motion, one of the common parallels that we have is inflammation. Inflammation seems to be one of the lines, the things that kind of connect every one of these disorders into one disorder to the other, whether it’s rheumatoid, inflammation, diabetes, inflammation, such as pancreatic cells, we have liver inflammation. We have disorders that cause problems with the intestinal dysbiosis, inflammation of the gut that has a relationship to movement, the bones to joints. And what we need to do is we need to understand that as a team, we need to ferret out the questions that basically find out. When patients present to us.
[00:10:18] They present to us as almost like a one two dimensional object, basically with just like I’d call it like a domino. I see a domino.
[00:10:28] And I got presentations that are the symptoms in objective-subjective findings. Beyond that, what we do is we sometimes just get the initial subjective and findings. But we need to find the history. We need to go back. We need to go back a couple of dominoes and go, what happened six months ago? What happened a year ago? These things correlate. So in that sense, what we do is we have to do a thorough assessment and doctors that in today’s world we use other people to help us and find out nutritionists, health coaches, to figure out what’s going on with the story.
[00:11:00] What is the biochemical makeup of the individual having these issues? Today I’d like to introduce you to one of our are awesome staff people. That’s our chief clinician in terms of coaching. What we got to do is we got a show, introduce her name is Kenna Vaughn.
[00:11:15] She is responsible for helping people find out the cause and the reason why they have issues that are beyond the normal biomechanical issues and find out where in the history the issues are at today. Kenna tell the people what it is you do and how it is you kind of integrate with a functional medicine type of practice.
[00:11:37] All right. The first thing that we make sure we do at our practice is to make sure that every single patient is heard because it is so important. And just like Dr. Jimenez was talking about, when you look at a patient, you don’t always get everything right from the beginning. So we want to make sure we go back and we get that detailed history and we ask those really important questions that make the patients think, finally, someone’s hearing me and I’m not crazy. So we ask questions like your dental fillings because most people don’t realize that the mercury in those can cause inflammation in your gut, which then can cause brain fog, which then can cause all these other issues that start. So that’s the main thing that we start with, is getting that real detailed history. And from there, we work with your lifestyle to make attainable goals. We make changes. We can do all-natural supplements that are perfect for the lifestyle to take away that inflammation because most of them are vegan. They don’t include any dairy. They don’t include any eggs. They don’t include any soy, things like that that can cause inflammation in people that they might not realize. And also, we work with a great team of labs that will help us take normal blood work and just really dig down and get those actual answers. And we can look at food, sensitivities, hormones, cortisol. We can just take it in all different directions to really get down to that nitty-gritty, to figure out why they’re having inflammation and how we can get their body back to normal so they can garden with their grandma or things like that.
[00:13:07] You know, one of the things that I’ve noticed that you mentioned that it was kind of, again, tying it together, is inflammatory disorders and linking them to biomechanical issues. It is crazy. It is irresponsible for a doctor that sees a person having a metabolic issue or metabolic syndrome and treating them for, let’s say, a back issue to not discuss these things.
[00:13:29] I definitely agree. Most patients, they feel like their symptoms are just being overlooked and that it might just be related to that back issue. But like you said, real experienced doctors will really take that symptom and dig into it and let them know all these options are available because most people don’t understand that inflammation really starts on the inside. And it’s not just joints that are affected.
[00:13:52] Let me ask you something, Kenna. When we have someone involved in, let’s say, a motor vehicle accident, in a car accident and they just look like they got run over by a truck. You know, it’s clear when I see them that they are coming in for a biomechanical issue. And it’s a structural issue that you can see that they can’t move their necks. But we can see that they’re also having some kind of like biological issues with their body in general, such as a, let’s say, intestinal dysbiosis. They look over, let’s say they’re swollen. It’s gone beyond that. You can see that their ankles are swollen. And there are other things. And when we talk to them, they tell us about that they’re taking metformin or they’re on kidney medication. What can we offer individuals like that?
[00:14:36] We can definitely offer them a whole bunch of different solutions that might not always involve those medications that you’re going to need to be on full time. Of course, we do work with other doctors. We’re not just telling everyone to get off medication because that’s not always the answer. But we can offer more natural ways such as lifestyle change. We have coaching programs at our clinic and we even have these really amazing bracelets that would connect to a scale. And they don’t just tell us the weight, but they can also tell us how much water is in them, their body fat composition, things like that, so you can really get in tune and we can find out where the swelling is coming from and the other things, such as dietary restrictions, or maybe things they need a change in their diet. They might not realize that what they had for breakfast three days ago is making them swell up 3 days later.
[00:15:27] Yes. Oh, I’ve noticed that it is my duty to tell a patient to bring it together, to inform them that they have the ability to ask and talk to their providers. The doctor is always willing to listen. If it’s a good doctor. If your doctor is one that. And here’s where I kind of draw the line. If your doctor is not willing to understand that your diet is related, that your diet and the food that you eat and your lifestyle has anything to do with your disorder, then find another doctor. It’s that simple. I’m not, I don’t mince words. I’m too old for that. But there is a correlation between inflammation and diet. So if the doctor just treats it that way, certainly we’ll send them back. But if there’s a doctor that does not understand that there’s a concept of nutrition and along with living and lifestyle changes, well, then we need to find a doctor that is a little bit more open to sit down and find out the other domino features, so to speak, in the process. So let me ask you this. Kenna, we do different diagnostic tests, right? Yes, we do GI, gastric tests. We do bloodwork. We do metabolic panels. What our goal is, is that the fundamental assessment to find out how are the immune and inflammation is occurring. So whether it’s a joint problem, whether it’s inflammatory. We stick to the primary. And in that situation, when we do find that there are inflammation issues, we do refer out to the right doctors to determine, you know, this is what we find. And you know what the doctors find out? The doctors find out that other people are taking care of their patients. So the information is huge. The way we treat our patients from the moment they walk in, we’re going to literally allow them to feel welcome, to allow them to feel safe because people are scared. They do not go to a doctor in order to just kind of say, hello, how are you doing? What’s up? That’s not what happens. What we do is we actually determine what is going on with them. And they want a friend. We have here in with us today. Truide who is our main director of office who meets our patients. She’s our clinical liaison. She’s been so kind as to give us her time today. Truide, can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the office and specifically about administrative and how to welcome patients in when they come in?
[00:17:43] Absolutely. A lot of people come in. And I guess let’s just talk about the elephant in the room. How much is all this going to cost? That’s one huge point that a lot of people are afraid of. In just a little side note of us, when someone has kidney failure or is on dialysis, this requires setting a time three to five hours per week per treatment and the average costs for dialysis per year. And this is according to their renal data system back in 2014 is between fifty-three thousand to seventy-two thousand dollars per year. Okay, gotcha. That is not nearly how much it’s going to cost when you get on an alternative approach that involves, you know, all the different types of diagnostic testing that they were talking about, plus all the different supplements and the change in lifestyle. It’s not a diet. It is a change in lifestyle. So what I do, I kind of offer them different options as to how can they go ahead and afford this type of different lifestyle, which is going to definitely decrease the chances and avoid the chances of them being on dialysis.
[00:18:44] It’s amazing, Truide when you mentioned that because one of the things that I’ve noticed is that if, you know, clinical medicine is it finds laboratories are to be, find out issues when they’re clinical. Now, there is a world of before that happens, before the bloodwork shows positive. This is what we have to do. We have to catch people before it becomes a clinical scenario that is picked up on blood. So subclinical issues are the issues. What integrative medicine does find. We find issues and integrative wellness programs and integrative nutrition that it’s all blanketed under a new process or new kind of entity or a new procedure called functional medicine. So you’re gonna see the word functional medicine happen a lot. And a lot of doctors specialize in their particular practices. But endocrinologists can be a functional medicine specialist, a cardiologist could be a functional medicine specialist. So as we begin with what usually ends up the main issue, whatever dietary issues, whatever lifestyle issues, what Truide is mentioning is that we go to that to prevent these issues from occurring. Now, in terms of that, what kind of acceptance have you noticed when people notice that we not only just work on the biomechanical, but we also work on the physiological?
[00:19:59] Well, they are very open to it. And that’s one of the preliminary things that Kenna is in charge of. We do an in-depth questionnaire to make sure that you’re a successful candidate. We definitely want to bring you in into our practice. But with the right set of mentality and provide the right tools to be able to be successful. Unfortunately, sometimes not everybody is a candidate. And that’s one of the things that sets us apart from other practices. We’re not just going to bring you in to sell you a bunch of supplements and try to put you through the ring of all these different things that a lot of people might see it. That is, how is it going to make us money? But it’s not going to make you better. That’s why we want to make sure that everybody that we take into our practice, is going to be successful with our program.
[00:20:43] So that’s why we assess it. Let me ask me. Ask me. Well, actually, no. I’d like to ask you, Kenna, in terms of the functional medicine approach in a physical medicine type of practice, what kind of questions are you asking that are related to the joint musculoskeletal issue that kind of go out to the extreme of other physiological areas of the body?
[00:21:06] We ask about, you know, headaches. A lot of times people don’t realize that headaches can be associated with joints, but they can also be associated with other issues going on in the body. We ask about aches and pains. Re-occurring pain is another thing like arthritis. A lot of people have it in their hands and their knees, things like that. We really want to know the specific joints. We want to know how long it’s been going on. We want to know if your mother had it if your father had it. Family history. Yes, definitely. It’s a huge part of it. And most people don’t realize that they just kind of brush off family history.
[00:21:41] Most the time I realize they think, oh. Well, let me interject there because one of the things is, is that the number one thing that determines your predisposition for arthritis, genetics, genetics. The number one thing that determines your ability to have diabetes, genetics. So the number one thing to have a neurological disorder, we’re finding that genetic predisposition, the world of genomics is coming in, people understanding the sciences of genomics and how we can relate that. But now the world of nutritional genomics comes in where you actually change or you help or assist the body recover through nutraceuticals or nutritional changes. So it is again, irresponsible to believe that biomechanical issues have no relationship to the intestinal to the world of whatever comes in your mouth, so to speak. So we have to see that now. And Truide, thank you so much, because it matters to us your information and I guess, is this available to anybody?
[00:22:40] Oh, absolutely. You know, thank God for that. Now, in the age that everything is a wave, you know, and information is right at the touch of your fingers. But it’s certainly available and it’s extremely, extremely affordable. It certainly will be more affordable to invest a little bit of not just your time, but change your lifestyle. That versus having to invest in dialysis the rest of your life for thousands of dollars. Plus, another thing that I wanted to just put, set a point, you know, talking about what sets us aside. One of the things that we’ll do in our clinic, we all go through a detox program. So that way when our patients are being exposed to a detox program, we can certainly let them know the first-hand experience. This is what you’re going to be experiencing. This is what you should take. So all of our staff know what they’re going to be experiencing when they go through a detox and they know exactly what to eat. So it’s not just one person that is going to be familiar with this type of information.
[00:23:38] You know what? Information is power today. That’s the bottom line. We have also today our chief editor and the one who actually tries to connect with the public about what it is we offer and what we do in the office. But a lot of times is that when you see words, you see them from a kind of a research document. Well, you know what? There’s a lot of research that’s been done. We use the top researcher’s zones in the world, it’s the NCBI. What people know that as PubMed to find out the newest research. And we apply what works and what is really relevant to our patients from the ketogenic diet to dieting to two different types of intermittent fasting from fasting. There’s a science in all these types of paleo foods. So there’s a lot of confusion and there’s a lot of misinformation. Let’s not say that every report that gets out there, one report says one thing. One weeds out the other thing. But we’re connected with a lot of really, really great researchers at the University of Texas and along researchers that we use at the National University of Health Sciences, where these researchers are actually finding out what actually works around the world and actually seeing what actually holds up through these studies to, you know, retrograde studies or anterograde studies. A fourth assessment, studies or meta-studies. We can actually assess them. We have here Astrid who actually handles a lot of things, and what we do is we teach people. Tell us a little bit about what you do in terms of the research that you find.
[00:25:13] All right. Well, as you mentioned, information is very important. Like just the more you know, the more you know what’s important to learn. And as the chief editor my purpose, my main purpose is to really help educate people on a variety of health issues pretty much within the scope of chiropractic care, you know?
[00:25:43] My purpose is really to write and curate articles and publish these so that the patients, the people that have health issues like neck pain, back pain, sciatica, and pretty much anything associated with inflammation since inflammation is kind of the big topic right now. And because just learning and knowing is very, very important.
[00:26:15] And, you know, if I may, one of the things I’ve noticed is that when you write something, one of the things just like a refinery, it starts out with a crude. Right. What we got to do is that crude is useless in cars. We have to distill the information. And when I mean by distilling, we have to take out what’s worth the information and how does this apply to a particular public. So Astrid does this a lot. And what she establishes is the points that are important for people to take away. The takeaways, the points that matter in our purpose, tell us, how do you actually come around to doing the insights or the takeaways?
[00:26:55] Well, definitely. Whenever we write articles, whenever we publish these, we want to make sure that the information that we put out there is as accurate or as I guess, you know, pretty much as accurate as we want it to be. And as you mentioned, we do a lot of research.
[00:27:14] We go to pages like the NCBI, which stands for the National Center for Biotechnology Information. And we really like this website, which is a government-owned website. It pretty much holds this collection of articles that are published, written and published by scientists and researchers who pretty much perform studies on a lot of these health issues that people are coming into our office with. So we do look for, you know, information from these sources so that we can write and curate these articles. And when we publish them, we want to make sure that we’re providing the best, most accurate information that we can. To that point.
[00:28:06] One of the things that we’ve noticed in the last three decades that I’ve been around is research has changed. It’s really, really scientific now. And what we have to do is to be able to, as clinicians, take these research articles and not just act as some sort of schizophrenic running here, running here. The keto this, the keto that, we need to find out what is applicable to a patient when we have a person who was injured with a back injury and obviously has metabolic issues.
[00:28:31] We need to sit down and actually have an earnest conversation of what works. Astrid has the ability to read all these articles and present articles in the sense that she actually teaches these classes and is in the information over to individuals who may have not been aware. We provide this information for our public so they can learn that the technologies and the information is not going to change. Well, it’s silly to believe that 30 years ago it has. It would have changed now. It’s amazing. We did not know what genomics was we didn’t understand how nutritional changes matter, how distilled down to a smoothie, how to actually alter people’s pasts and their future by dietary needs. Of course, if they come in with a physical issue, we take care of that. But we also integrate the knowledge of the NCBI to be able to understand what doctors around the world are doing. You see, when we read a study, you know, I got to tell you, when you read these NCBI on the top line is the title underneath there are about 20, 30, sometimes 50 different doctors.
[00:29:33] So when we show up with a report, it’s like we show up with an army of individuals or apostles discussing the topic, so to speak. I don’t want to offend anyone, but people with information that have researched the science for us providers to consume. It is the two providers who are touching the patients. And what we try to do is bring that information so that our public has the top or the most accurate information. I know she likes writing. Tell us what got you into writing.
[00:30:04] Well, I’ve just kind of grown-up, my family, I have a medical background. My dad, as I previously talked about him before on the podcast. Absolutely. Well, my dad’s name is Dr. Alejandro Ornelas.
[00:30:19] And just coming from a medical background and just hearing these things that to me were normal, like listening out for like health-related topics. And I was just always interested in learning more and just wanting to know. And there was always a lot of reading. So just when I was young, just growing up, it was just always like picking up books, sitting down in a quiet corner of my desk in the classroom and just always just reading and taking in all this knowledge and as much as I could really. And that just kind of carried over when I started growing up. And I just as much as I loved reading, I just loved writing.
[00:31:07] And you do a very good job of that Astrid and you feel very comfortable with it. And you bring those points to I guess the insights, those insights are very, almost key because each whether it’s turmeric, curcumin, and vitamin D, omegas, you know, CoQ enzymes, we basically go as deep as we can. We understand the neurodegenerative disorders that these certain supplements can help. We discuss those issues and we present those issues for our patients. So I feel very, very comfortable knowing that not only is your passion there but your love for the word.
[00:31:42] And actually you’re really like a samurai when it comes to bringing out points and distilling what’s important. So I welcome you. Yes, I definitely welcome you all to review our websites, Dralexjimenez.com. We also have wellnessdoctorrx.com to be able to assess the functional wellness approaches. And you can see exactly what it is. If you ever have any questions, how would they get a hold of us, Truide?
[00:32:08] They can also do it online or they can go ahead and just give us a call directly at (915) 412-6677. I know Dr. Jimenez always makes his cell phone available, which is (915) 540-8444.
[00:32:24] They can text us. What? She just gave my phone number. That’s right. I’m the only I think I’m the only guy that enjoys giving my phone number (915) 540-8444. OK. Because that’s my cell phone. And sometimes you may feel a little hesitant to pick up the phone to call the chiropractor. But I can tell you if you’re willing to call, I’m willing to talk. And if I’m not there because I could be at 3:00 in the morning sleeping right. As soon as I wake up, I promise you I will get back with you or even before then, my other team like Kenna. You get to get a hold of them. And what do you do when you get a message?
[00:32:55] When I get a message, I go ahead and call them back. It’s almost the top priority of our day. We want to make sure all of our patients as I said, are heard and all of them can come in and see us and we answer any questions that they have. And we never want to make them feel silly for calling because that’s what we’re here for. We’re just here to help and hear them out.
[00:33:11] I got a vibrator that goes off in my arm at about 9:00 in the morning. I know Kenna is on because as soon as this thing is vibrating, those are the messages going out. And actually, these iPhones, when they start coming, I can actually hear Kenna respond. I’m still I’m on my way. I can’t do it while on my phone. But as soon as I get in, we attack the situation and we go out and reach, the individual. What’s going on? I want to take a moment to thank my crew, here, my wonderful crew that we’re just I hate to use anything other than the word badass. We’re really, really good. Some of my professors, you know what? They basically, you know, esse quam Madeira is a word that or a saying that means to be rather than to seem to be. Dr. James Weinstein was my professor back in college. And it is to be we are here as a population to understand what it is to help others. We need to stand with what we do and how we do it so that we can attract those people that need us. We got to understand how to live and love and matter. This is who we are. You can’t enjoy life without emotion. You can’t, you know, enjoy it without experiencing life. The purpose that you get care is so you can live. Why? So that you can love. And everything is about love. And ultimately the purpose of loving is so that you can matter. And that’s what we do. So we want to bring the ideas that we do, the sciences that we do. The awareness to our public that can later assess people. Maybe not today, but one day if you do need us, you can see another doctor that has similar philosophies. And it’s all about expansive thinking. We’ve got the greatest research centers here in El Paso. The world of genomics is changing. The world of nutrition is changing. So as we do this, it’s a race. If it sounds like I’m on a race. It is a race. We’ve got to help a lot of people. So what we’ve got to do is there ain’t no happy people in front of a nurse. It doesn’t happen. So people maybe when they get better on the way out, but when you’re in need and you’re face up and you got people looking at you because you got an issue, usually it’s a nurse. It’s a doctor that’s taken care of you. It’s people that support you. Know from us. We will be supporting whatever we do and how we do it and bringing you advances in biomedical, in biomechanical medicine and integrating. And what we really are doing is we’re tying it together. So when we understand that your heal has everything to do with how your neck responds, then we have at least a movement in understanding how a disorder has a direct or indirect effect on a distant area. So I look forward to talking to you guys. I want to thank you. Kenna, thank you so much for your time. Truide, thank you for helping us out and being a righteous individual. And by no means, I don’t want to go beyond anything but telling you how much I appreciate Astrid for helping us research and finding it out. Because, you know, when I’m working five inches from a patient, you know what I got to tell you? Someone that comes back almost like Paul Revere and finding out something about a new technology, about what we do and we sitting down, it is Astrid. And when Astrid finds it, you know what? Oh, man. I turn out to look like I’m Paul Revere through my office or we’re running around and running into walls about some new technology I’ve always found. So thank you. And we welcome you to be watching our show on a regular basis. And as we do these things, we want to be able to assess those processes. So as you have it here, thank you again. And if you want to find us, you know how you can get us and how to assess those situations, to be able to find us and reach out to us. And with love, we’re all here. And as my mommy told me, you know what, you do what you do. I’ve been a doctor since I think I was eight years old since I started treating my grandma with a broken leg. That was a thing that I did. Now, today, I actually treat and I’m on the other side of a microphone, decrescendo, so to speak, of practice. And as I do these things, I want to share with you what I know and what I’ve learned over the years. So from my father, Alberto Jimenez, to my mother, Yadira Jimenez and all the parents that actually raised those individuals are in this room. We are proud emissaries and apostles of the information that goes forward. And I look forward to coming back and teaching you what we learned and bringing it to my town. God bless.
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