Confessions are painful, awful things. But, they can set the record straight, and I want to give credit where credit is due. 

Before I talk about my confession though, let me say a few other things first. Years ago something happened to me that changed my life forever.

My Shocking Story

I am 19, living the dream as a lifeguard at a Southern California pool. While cruising around town in a sporty little car I get in a violent car accident.   

My seatbelt malfunctions and I slam into the steering wheel of the car. Once the cars come to rest, the adrenaline rush quickly fades and fear sets in.  

I go straight to the emergency room, sit in the waiting room for an hour and a half, waiting for the doctor, and leave hours later with a bottle full of prescription pain killers. I’m offered no follow-up appointment or given any indication that anything is really wrong with me. 

According to the emergency room doctor, my bones aren’t broken, so nothing is wrong. I start getting raging headaches, tightness in my shoulders and excruciating neck pain. I find that the pain killers only take the edge off and leave me feeling like I am living in a bad dream. 

My parents eventually take me to a great doctor in Redlands, CA.  He takes some X-rays and makes some gentle adjustments to my back and neck.  The adjustment doesn’t hurt, it actually feels good, like my body releases.  My headaches and neck pain go away. And on top of that, he encourages me to alter my diet, and with his direction, I lose 15 lbs. and I am ‘back on top!’ Oh, did I mention that this doctor is a chiropractor? 

It works so well for me, and I am so impressed with the other ‘miracles’ I see in his office, that I chose to go to chiropractic school myself, and here I am, a Colorado Springs doctor of chiropractic.  

It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their back aches, migraines, carpel tunnel and neck pain. I even have patients who come to me with their whiplash, shoulder pain, shooting pains from their low back to their heals (Sciatica), muscle spasms, chronic pain, numbness in limbs, athletic injuries, and more. Some even come to me to try to get off their addictive medications and be drug free. 

Here’s what your neighbors had to say:  

"I experienced changes right away and in the first couple of weeks, I was pain free!” - Sarah  H. 

“I was delighted to find someone who actually listened to my problem and immediately went to work to find relief for my pain.” – Sharon G.    

“I run into friends and they comment, "Wow, you look so different, so well!“ – Carolyn C.

Several times a day, patients thank me for helping them with their health problems.  But I can’t really take the credit. 

My confession is that I’ve never healed anyone of anything.  I don't heal people of back pain. What I do is help patients get their bodies re-aligned with the way they are designed. Once we do that, it is their own bodies that heal their back pain. 

Tens of millions of Americans no longer have health insurance, and those who do have found that their benefits are greatly reduced. That’s where chiropractic comes in. A seven-year study compared costs of people seeing medical providers vs chiropractors. Overall, the patients seeing chiropractors had 60% less hospitalizations, 59% less days in the hospital, 62% less outpatient surgeries, and 85% less costs for prescription drugs. 

Given the range and impact of our services, you may be thinking “There is no way this is affordable.” But you’ll be relieved to know that it is. I consider it my obligation to see a patient as little as possible. One month of care at my office, can cost you the equivalent of one office visit from another Colorado Springs doctor

Special Offer – Look, I know you’re smart. You want to get to the cause of your problem, and not just cover it up with drugs. We offer a Free Spinal Adjustment to anyone who purchases a new patient exam ($99). No hidden fees...that’s the whole ball of wax. 

Curious about my qualifications? My post-graduate doctorate was completed at Life Chiropractic College. I’ve interned with the leading spinal correction clinic in the country, and I’ve worked as a certified personal trainer. I’ve adjusted day-old babies, helped victims recover from broken backs, and helped fibromyalgia patients feel 30 years younger. I just have that low exam fee to help more people who need care. 

Our office is very inviting and up-to-date, and we work hard to do little things that make you feel at home. One of our patients even said, “This is the nicest doctor’s office I’ve been in.”  Call us today, at 719.476.0873 or simply click "schedule appointment" to the left. 

To your health, 

Dr. Molly Kallenbach, DC
Going beyond back pain with patients really came about out of necessity. I’d have patients come in with fibromyalgia, or they were 75 lbs overweight and their knees were hurting, or they had digestive issues rocking their world. 

I could adjust their spine and send them on their way, and this would help them tremendously, but these other problems create huge obstacles not just for their health, but for me helping them get get rid of back pain

What these patients needed was not just an adjustment. They needed their entire life aligned with the way they were designed to live. They needed to eat what the Creator intended them to eat, move like they were made to move, sleep like they were made to sleep and think of themselves and others like they should. 

The human body is an elaborate ecosystem with each cell, organ, and system effecting the rest. 

If you are 75lbs overweight, your intestinal track will be a mess, and there is no way your spinal curve will be correct due to weight distribution. If you are hooked on burgers, fries, and soda, your inflammation (what medical science now calls the "silent killer" and the number one cause of all disease) will be through the roof. 

I could not overlook these things, so I began introducing dietary changes with my clients, getting them off sodas, and other high sugar products. I taught them how to read labels, and to look for items like high fructose corn syrup, and aspartame, which is an excitotoxin. I have slowly introduced gentle dietary cleanses to help seal the gut and cleanse the liver and kidneys.  

I have found that re-educating my patients is a full time job in and of itself, and that it is a huge need. The public is generally mis-educated, and that is why I work to pump out a lot of good educational materials, like this, to discuss habits from sleeping and eating to what sort of deodorant is best for your body and where to buy local, organic produce and meat. 

Colorado Springs Chiropractor, Dr. Molly Kallenbach, has been licensed and practicing for 7 years, and she has owned Thrive - A Chiropractic Experience, P.C. for 3 years. 

Due to growth, hiring more doctors, and the introduction of new equipment (like spinal decompression), she has decided to launch another brand - like The Gap, who now owns Banana Republic.

It is the Back Pain Institute. 

We hope you enjoy what we have created, and we know you will enjoy meeting our new hires as they come on board in the next couple months. 

While Thrive will continue to offer more whole-body health care, and exciting opportunities like our 6 month raw foods retreat to Costa Rica, the Back Pain Institute will focus on back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, whiplash, car accident cases, and the like. 

Don't worry, you will receive the same high-quality, non-cookie cutter care that you have been receiving. 

Thank you for your support and loyalty as we continue to find new ways to serve you. 
Back Pain is a highly misunderstood issue for patients and doctors. 

Chiropractors are known for spinal adjustment of the spine, but the interesting thing is that back pain can often have nothing to do with the spine, and an adjustment is not the answer to the problem. 

The solution to back pain is definitely not a "one-size-fits-all" model. 

In fact, I've seen back pain in which nutrition was actually the issue. 

Did you know that your body can spasm due to a mineral deficiency? 

Did you know that organ pain can radiate from organs into the back? 

Just recently, I treated someone in which the solution to their back pain was an inexpensive bottle of magnesium. After I had them take magnesium, their back pain subsided within 24 hours.

Recently, I treated someone who's back pain is kidney pain, radiating into their back from the side-effects of prescription medication.

The point is, if you choose to come see this Colorado Springs Chiropractor about your back pain, I make a point to get to the source, the true cause. And though I adjust hundreds of people a month, that is not the extent of care at the Back Pain Institute - we go deeper.