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The beginning of the disease process begins with postural distortions.
— Dr. Hans Selye, Nobel Laureate

The foundation and pillars of health

Health is one’s ability to function optimally and express their unique potentiality. The foundation is neurological function while the pillars are thinking well, moving well and eating well.

Vita Nova Spinal Care exists solely to help its clients live to their fullest expression. Achieving your health goals is a team effort—Dr. Chavez will help you get there.

Gentle chiropractic. Profound change.

NUCCA and QSM3 are gentle forms of chiropractic care which restore balance to the whole human frame and focus on permanent results. They require NO FORCEFUL TWISTING, POPPING, OR CRACKING, and are barely felt by the patient.

These radical new ways of healing have a life-changing impact as they help restore body balance and perfect health so we may live in accord with our design. Every aspect of human function—from the feeling sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones, controlling movement, and providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe—is dependent on the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function.

Dr. Mario Chavez is one of only a few hundred NUCCA doctors in the United States, and one of only a few in the Denver area. Dr. Chavez hopes to adjust, teach and coach his clients on the principles of being healthy, happy and inspired, so they too may have the desire to help their family and friends realize the potential of their bodies in a state of balance.

Better than 90% of the brain’s output is directed towards maintaining your body in its gravitational field. Therefore, the less energy one spends on one’s posture, the more energy is available for healing, digestion and thinking.
— Roger Sperry, 1981 Nobel Prize winner for brain research


You are not a stack of bones balanced atop each other like a tower, but more like a balloon which holds its shape in perfect tension or a position of tensegrity. The body is perfectly created to run efficiently when it’s in balance and this position is the platform for health. Without this balanced, up and open posture, the body cannot heal itself inside and out, and optimal health cannot be realized.

In a position of tensegrity, the body’s cells, tissues, organs, joints, muscles and nerves work in perfect harmony to create health and wellness. If this harmony is disrupted through injury or stress, the body will attempt to heal itself or adapt to its new condition by compensating. Unfortunately, it can only compensate for so long before pain and disease set in. This is your body’s way of telling you it’s in trouble and needs help.

Postural distortion always precedes disease.

Imbalance shows up with one leg being longer or shorter, one hip lower or higher, twisting of the body framework, muscular imbalance, abnormal movement, and over time, progressive wear and tear. If distortions are not corrected, the long-term effect is degeneration of that part of the body serviced by restricted messages, resulting in mild to severe pain, lowered resistance to illness, behavioral changes, organ dysfunction, loss of mobility in limbs, and ultimately disease.

The QSM3 protocol is the only healthcare approach that takes the tensegral view of the body and accurately correct the interference between the brain and the body for the ULTIMATE EXPRESSION of life’s vital healing energy.


When the body is aligned, it regains its up and open position and health flourishes from the inside out.

During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It typically takes 4 weeks for the muscles to gain a new memory and up to 20 weeks for new neurological patterns to develop.

Structural changes depend on the extent of the injury and how long you've had the misalignment. It is typical to need care 8 to 10 times in the first 4 weeks, 4 to 8 times per month for 5-12 weeks and 2 to 4 times the following 6-8 months.

The course of your treatment is dependent on your overall health, severity of your problem and the amount of stress in your life. Regular exercise will also help decrease the frequency of visits.

Once your body begins to hold its correction for an extended period of time, you begin to recognize when you're in & out of alignment, which helps you to determine when you need to get adjusted. Your health and wellness are our top priority.


At Vita Nova Spinal Care we realign your spine and your health.  We also provide:     

  • natural health solutions and supplements to support your return to optimal health    
  • education and information about the health of your body 

We AIM to inspire and empower you to take charge of your health and live to your fullest potential.