Our Approach

Dr. Mark Riggs and Dr Akilah Spencer, of 5280 Functional Medicine in Englewood Colorado, share a philosophy of providing their patients with the highest quality of care. This is achieved by investigating and identifying the underlying cause of patients’ ailments and providing more natural, conservative, and holistic treatments. Their goal is to achieve and maintain a state of wellness for each of their patients. Treatments for neck pain, low back pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions may include adjustments, acupuncture, postural correction, rehabilitative exercises, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy, and Kinisio-taping. Additionally, referrals for imaging will be made when necessary, but they are not a pre-requisite for treatment.

Patients suffering from chronic internal conditions may require integrative blood chemistry analysis, urine hormone testing, stool analysis for digestive conditions, nutritional counseling, stress management counseling, lifestyle coaching, and tailored nutraceutical supplementation and botanical medicine prescription. In cases of a serious medical condition or medical emergency, patients will be referred to the appropriate healthcare provider.

Common conditions we help manage include but are not limited to:

  • Low Back Pain/ Sciatica
  • Disc Herniations/ Derangements
  • Neck Pain/ Whiplash
  • Headaches/ Migraines
  • Muscle Spasm/ Tension
  • Shoulder/ Elbow/ Wrist Pain
  • Shin Splints & Plantar Fascitis
  • Hip/ Knee/ Ankle Pain
  • Fatigue/ Insomnia
  • Digestive Problems
  • Male & Female Hormone Imbalances/ Infertility
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Insulin Resistance/ Pre-diabetes/ Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors
  • Depression/ Anxiety
  • Immune System Health
  • Toxicity & Chronic Inflammation
  • Optimizing Nutrition