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What is Chiropractic?

July 25, 2017, 11:15 pm

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There is no part of your body that escapes the dominance of your nervous system. Improper function of the spine due to slight misalignments can cause poor health and function, even in areas far away from the spine and spinal cord itself. These misalignments are called subluxations, and can reduce the ability of your body to adapt to its ever-changing environment. Even the slightest malfunction of your spine has the potential to alter the regular transmission of nerve impulses.  This may result in preventing the affected portions of your body from responding and acting in a healthy way.

Natural health care without drugs or surgery

Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments (subluxations) and restore proper function to the nervous system.  This helps your body to heal naturally, on its own. Chiropractic doesn’t use drugs or surgery. Instead, a chiropractic spinal adjustment is used, the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spine.  This corrects the misalignment, allowing normal nerve transmission and helping your body to heal on its own.

Chiropractic is used for both acute and chronic health conditions.  Chiropractic is best known for reducing/eliminating back and neck pain, but chiropractors can do so much more!  The chiropractic approach to health is to look at the whole person, not just the body part affected by pain or disease.  By reducing and eliminating spinal misalignments with a chiropractic adjustment, the body can begin to heal itself.  Many times the patient will experience improvement in several areas of their health in addition to improvement of their primary complaint.  When the body is free to function properly, the improved nerve and blood flow can help more than just one area of pain or dysfunction!

The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic and wellness care to patients in the Salt Lake Metro and surrounding areas.  Come see how chiropractic can help you and your family…experience the difference at the Institute!

Chiropractic: Why Do My Joints Make “Popping” Sounds?

May 26, 2017, 4:12 pm

Have you ever wondered what all the “snap, crackle, pop” noises are when you get a chiropractic adjustment?  Dr. Trent Burrup explains what that is and how it relates to a chiropractic adjustment. Please enjoy our video by clicking below!

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides chiropractic, and other wellness care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

We made the Top 20 Acupuncturist List for Salt Lake City!

January 31, 2017, 4:09 pm

We made the Top 20 Acupuncturist List for Salt Lake City for 2016!  Out of the many acupuncturists in the Salt Lake City metro area we were selected as one of the Top 20.  Expertise.com analyzed and scored acupuncturists on more than 25 variables across six categories to come up with the top 20 scores. Check it out by clicking HERE!

To see an acupuncture treatment by Dr. Trent Burrup at our clinic click on our video:

Muscle Testing 101: How It Works!

September 20, 2016, 1:07 pm

Wondering about Muscle Testing? Watch this short video! Dr. Trent Burrup explains how Muscle Testing, (a.k.a. Applied Kinesiology) works and how it is used in a Chiropractic Visit.  For more information on Applied Kinesiology, please see our AK page HERE.

The Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy provides wellness care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

Chiropractic and Essential Oils, a Natural Fit

February 23, 2016, 5:52 pm

At The Institute of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Therapy we recommend to many of our patients that they use Essential Oils to compliment other holistic therapies that they receive at our clinic and that they do on their own at home.

Chiropractors know that when adjusting the body it is important to work on relaxing the muscle tissue.  At The Institute, we use percussion massage with most of our chiropractic treatments . Therapeutic grade essential oils may also be recommended for home use and have the following benefits: increase circulation, decrease soreness and discomfort, and calm and relax muscle tissue. Essential oils can decrease pain levels, increase relaxation, and can assist the chiropractic adjustment in helping the body heal faster.  The chemical structure of essential oils allows them to be absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin for internal benefit throughout the body within 30 seconds of application.

Essential Oils have been used for more than a thousand years for countless health problems and conditions as well as for use in daily living (cleaning, perfumes, etc.). Essential oils can have a tremendous effect on the mind and body with a very small dose and very few side effects.

At the Institute we have our own private line of essential oils under the label Essential Essence, which may be purchased from us anywhere within the United States. They are extremely high quality and NOT sold through network marketing.


For more information please see our ESSENTIAL OILS PAGE



Start Your New Year With Better Health!

December 29, 2015, 5:30 pm

Now is the time that so many people set goals and resolutions for the New Year.  Give yourself the gift of health by eating better, exercising, lowering stress, getting enough sleep, and seeing your chiropractor.  Chiropractic can help prevent pain and dis-ease through spinal alignment, which allows all the nerves in the body to function properly.  This allows the immune system to fight off disease easier, the nerves to have enough nutrition and blood flow, which leads to every system and organ in the body being able to function better.  This leads to less pain, better immunity, and overall better health.

Chiropractors are often thought of as back doctors and have tremendous success treating back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  However, since the primary focus of your care is improved nervous system function, chiropractic can have a positive effect on many other health conditions not typically associated with chiropractic.

Many people come to see us because they have had little or no response to medical treatment or other chiropractic treatments.  Here are some common conditions we see in our clinic:

Headaches                               Chronic Fatigue Syndromeadjhands

Back and neck pain                   Fibromyalgia

Auto injuries/whiplash               Hormone Imbalances

Sports Injuries                          Digestive issues

Depression                               Allergies


The goal of our clinic is to help our patients become empowered with their health, achieving their optimal wellness goals.  If you are suffering needlessly from pain, have a condition that has not responded well to medical care or other treatment, or are trying to achieve optimal wellness in your life, chiropractic can help you on the road back to better health!

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides care in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including Sandy, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Murray, and all other Salt Lake Metro areas. Come experience the difference at The Institute!

Top 10 Reasons to See a Chiropractor…or NOT to?

October 5, 2015, 5:51 pm


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“I like my left shoulder higher than my right.”

“The tingling and numbness in my fingers is actually starting to feel good.”

“These headaches I have every day are normal.  They say so on the commercial on TV.”

“Real doctors give people shots.”

“My mom doesn’t believe in it.

“I’m tough, I can take the pain.”

“These pills make me feel good…what was the question?”

“I enjoy stress…makes me more productive even if I can’t sleep.”

“My neck feels fine, so what if I can’t turn to the left.”

“Surgery makes more sense to me.  I’ve already had my gallbladder out.  Who needs these organs anyway?”

Chiropractic is not a matter of belief or faith, it’s real and it works. Millions of people, including most professional sports teams are starting to realize this every year.


Here are 10 reasons to ACTUALLY see a chiropractor:


Auto Accidents

Studies show that seeking chiropractic care early after an accident can mean the difference between being sore and stiff for months and being back to your old self again. Even if the car accident occurred months or years ago, there is still a good chance that chiropractic care can defeat lingering pain and increase range of motion in the neck, shoulders, and lower back.



Headaches are a very common condition, but they are never “normal”. Chiropractic care can decrease the incidence and severity of headaches. The U.S. Government commissioned a study on headache at Duke University that concluded that chiropractic care is highly effective for treating head pain. Stop taking medications that cause side effects and find natural relief with gentle and effective chiropractic care.


Back Pain

Chiropractors have great results when it comes to resolving back pain. Even Consumer Reports rated Chiropractic the #1 solution to lower back pain over medical care, pharmaceuticals, acupuncture and physical therapy. Numerous studies show how patients seeking chiropractic care for low back pain get relief faster and the results last longer over time.


Neck Pain

Recently, ABC news conducted a study which revealed that Chiropractic adjustments are superior to pharmaceuticals and physical therapy when it comes to neck pain. Similar to the back pain studies, they found chiropractic patients recovered twice as fast as those receiving traditional medical care.


Pain, Tingling and/or Numbness in an Extremity, and Shoulder, Hip, and Joint Pain

Chiropractic is not just for the spine.  Many chiropractors treat problems like shoulder pain (rotator cuff injuries, shoulder separation, etc.), hip pain, and pain in knees, feet, hands, and elbows.  Chiropractic aims to remove the pressure on the nerves affected, thereby addressing the cause instead of covering up the symptoms. In most cases, Chiropractic can delay or even eliminate the need for drugs or surgery.


To Reduce Medication Dependence

Drugs and medications can have undesirable or dangerous side effects on the body and on general health.  By regularly seeking chiropractic care, you may likely reduce and sometimes even get rid of your dependence on medications.


Stress Reduction

High stress seems to be the norm for our society. Most people have a tendency to store stress in their shoulders and neck causing neck pain and headaches lowering a person’s ability to deal with more stress. Chiropractic care can assist in relaxing the body, helping individuals deal with stress better.

To Improve Sleep and Quality of Life

Sleeplessness is oftentimes caused by pain, other medical issues, emotional stress, and sometimes you just can’t sleep and don’t know why. Addressing your pain or other symptoms through chiropractic techniques can promote better quality of sleep and. Enhanced sleeping habits then can improve your immune system providing your body the ability to fight disease.


Fatigue can result from a general misalignment of the body which can make your body inefficient in its movement patterns, using more energy and causing fatigue.  Other physical/emotional issues, pain, etc. can also cause fatigue.  Being in good spinal health by seeing a chiropractor often results in reduced stress levels and increased energy.


Chiropractic Care is Cost Effective

A study which was published in the journal, “Spine” concluded that spinal manipulation is a low risk, cost-effective choice.  Compared to the alternatives of expensive drugs and surgery, chiropractic is much lower in cost overall.


So, you see. There is much more to chiropractic than just a “crick” in the neck. More people are seeing the problem with over medicating and covering up symptoms. People are turning to more natural forms of healthcare and focusing on prevention through diet and exercise. Chiropractic is the leading alternative to the medical model of health care. So, don’t wait until you’re in pain to see a chiropractor. That’s like waiting until you have a cavity to see your dentist!