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A Return to Pain-Free Living
Some people get used to living with some degree of back pain. You may believe it's an inevitable part of getting older or leading an active lifestyle. If it gets bad enough, a doctor might prescribe pain medication or suggest an invasive surgery, which carries all the risks of surgery with about a 50 percent chance of success—and that success rate drops dramatically if you've already had a back surgery.
There's a lot to unpack here. First of all, back pain is not inevitable. By maintaining a healthy spine and a balanced nervous system, you'll be able to participate in life without experiencing ongoing pain.
Pain medication isn't really a back pain treatment, it simply masks the problem. If you stop taking it, the pain returns—and it may be worse if you haven't done anything to address the actual cause of the back pain. Back surgery is expensive, risky, and requires a long recovery period, and there's a good chance it won't help.
There's no reason to resign yourself to a life of back pain symptoms. If you haven't visited Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, you still have options for gentle, non-invasive, effective back pain treatment without side effects. With years of clinical experience and specialized training, Dr. Alison Bremner and Dr. Cort Musolf are here to listen to your concerns, get to the root cause of your back pain, and personalize a treatment program that addresses your needs and meets your lifestyle goals. We're proud to serve an active community like Boulder, Colorado, and we'd love to help you get back on your feet.
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How Does Chiropractic Care Offer Back Pain Relief?
At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, it starts with a complimentary 15-minute consultation. We want to make sure we're the right fit for you, and this gives both you and your doctor a chance to get to know each other and decide if you want to partner with us on your back pain relief journey. Before we begin a treatment program, we want to understand what's causing your back pain, what your health history is like, and what your goals are in terms of recovery. There are lots of Boulder chiropractors, so if you don't believe we're the right ones for you, we can refer you to some other options.
This is how we approach back pain treatment:
- A thorough understanding of what's causing your back pain and what you hope to achieve with treatment
- A personalized care plan that includes objective evaluation, specific hands-on techniques, and lifestyle suggestions for lasting results
- Hands-on adjustments when they're necessary—our goal is to get you to a place where we won't have to adjust you every time you walk through the door!
- A safe, comfortable environment where you take an active role in your care plan and healing
- Advanced technology, years of experience, and specific education and training in spinal anatomy
- Compassionate care that treats you as a person, not as a health condition
As doctors of the nervous system, we specialize in treating back pain, neck pain, whiplash, vertigo, migraines, and more in Boulder, CO. Even if you've tried other interventions with limited results, there's still hope here. Contact us at (303) 442-5911 or fill out our web form and learn more about how we can help.
Common Questions About Chiropractic
Chiropractic is very safe in general. Here at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we have a very detailed initial exam to make sure everything is safe to adjust. The most common side effect is a little soreness after the adjustment. There are a lot of Boulder, Colorado chiropractors and we will make sure that you feel comfortable in our office.
WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN?
Back pain causes are complex and varied. Some pain is caused by fractures, strains, and tears resulting from a fall, a car wreck, or a sporting accident, and it may show up immediately or even years after the incident. There are also a variety of health conditions that can cause back pain, including osteoporosis, arthritis, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, or pregnancy.
In our society, a great deal of back pain is caused by our lifestyle. Long periods of sitting and general inactivity can lead to weakness or tightness in the core muscles, which puts undue pressure on the low back. If you have back pain symptoms, it may be stemming from your daily habits:
- Wearing high heels
- Using poor posture
- Avoiding exercise, which contributes to muscle weakness
- Lifting heavy objects, especially if using poor body mechanics
- Always sitting with a wallet in the same pocket or with the same leg crossed over the other
- Always carrying a child or a bag/purse on the same side of your body
- Sleeping on your stomach or with your head on a pillow that's too thick
- Being stressed or anxious
At Atlas Chiropractic, it's our priority to first understand what's causing your back pain. We do this with an in-depth evaluation and health history, and you're invited to share your concerns and experiences. We also use motion x-rays in some cases, as well as computerized thermography to get a closer look at how your brain and nervous system are functioning. In addition to specific hands-on adjustments to align your spine and restore communication throughout your nervous system, our personalized back pain treatment plans include guidance on lifestyle changes that positively reinforce the work we do in the office to ensure long-lasting results.
How Chiropractors Address Back Pain
When your spine is aligned, everything has the space it needs to move properly. After an injury or years of specific and perhaps less-than-ideal movement patterns (like slouching or wearing high heels), that space may be diminished in certain parts of your back. Nerves can get pinched. Communication to your brain can get slowed down or even shut off. Bones or ligaments could be moving or rubbing together in a way they weren't meant to do.
Chiropractors look for these blockages and misalignments to discover the cause of your back pain symptoms and other concerns, like migraines or vertigo, that may be stemming from an issue in your back or neck. Our goal is to return your body to a state of optimal functionality.
Pain is simply an indication that something isn't working the way it should. When we get it working again, you experience the back pain relief you've been looking for.
How Can I Prevent Back Pain?
Given the many causes of back pain, it might not be possible to prevent it all forever. Still, you can certainly take charge of your spine health by addressing the lifestyle issues that contribute to back problems. Exercise to strengthen your muscles to make sure your spine is supported throughout your daily activities. Learn how to lift properly to avoid "throwing out your back". Stretch. Avoid high heels.
Visit Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder. Chiropractic care is very effective at helping you recover from back pain, but it's also effective at helping you prevent it. By regularly checking your spine, we can identify and correct the small imbalances that might not be causing back pain symptoms today, but would likely do so over time. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Bremner believe in providing specific adjustments, and we use objective indicators to determine what techniques are needed and when.
How Long Will It Take to Feel Back Pain Relief?
Healing is an individual journey. It depends partly on the severity of the issue, how long you've dealt with it, your health and wellness goals, and your attitude and approach to recovering.
What we know is that the body wants to heal. As chiropractors, we try to create the optimal conditions to allow for that healing. In some cases, you can support that with specific lifestyle changes. That's all part of your back pain treatment plan.
Many patients discover that by addressing their back pain, they inadvertently address other issues that were stemming from that pain! As you start chiropractic care, you might sleep better, have more energy, and notice an improvement in your mood. Back pain relief may lead to knee, hip, elbow, or wrist pain relief, too.
GET TO KNOW ATLAS CHIROPRACTIC OF BOULDER
Dr. Bremner and Dr. Wilson see patients in Boulder, CO, and from all over the area, including Erie, Longmont, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, Broomfield, and Denver. While chiropractic care can't fix everything, we have had enormous success in treating back pain, neck pain, migraine headaches, vertigo, whiplash, and more.
Our clients tell us they appreciate how well we listen to them. If you're in pain, it's personal, and that's how we approach it. By asking questions, listening to your answers, and finding the root cause of your health concerns, we're able to tailor our treatment plans and provide lasting solutions. Contact us today for your consultation and start your journey toward back pain relief.