Dr. Carlos had always experienced the normal bumps, bruises and aches and pains from all his years of sports and working out. It wasn’t until a major accident while working out that he really experienced debilitating pain. A severe low back injury put a stop not only on working out but also on his life. At the time, not knowing about chiropractic, he went to his medical doctor for help with the pain. Like many people, he was placed on opioids to help manage the pain.
Over a month went by managing the pain with opioids and it wasn’t until a concerned friend who knew of the dangers of prolonged opioid use and addiction introduced him to chiropractic. After his first few adjustments, his whole world changed. He was able to get off of his pain medication and return to his normal active life. As he continued with care, he noticed other areas of his health started to improve such as diminished allergies, better digestion, and more natural energy. This experience inspired Dr. Carlos to pursue a career in chiropractic.
He went on to graduate from Life Chiropractic College West where he received his doctorates. After graduation, Dr. Carlos went on to work in one of the largest spinal correction offices in San Jose CA, where he gained more clinical knowledge on chiropractic and spinal correction. After a year of learning and training in San Jose, Drs. Carlos and Elena decided it was time to come back to their home state and serve the people of Santa Fe and surrounding areas.