Back Pain Treatments

Back Pain Treatment

If you’re reading this, you’re probably hurting and are looking at options for pain treatments.  Hopefully some tips are here to help steer you in the right direction.

Far too often, treating back pain begins at the urgent care center where you’ll likely receive some muscle relaxers and pain pills. Very rarely does this provide even mild relief.

So, after a trip to your primary care doctor…you go online reading about natural, alternative healing methods that can help.  You may have been skeptical of chiropractic until now-the pain is unbearable. You see a long list of Colorado chiropractors.

What now?

If chiropractic care turns out to be one of your  back pain treatments, here a few things you should know; Chiropractic has been a co-factor in back pain relief for over 100 years now.  It’s the largest drugless health care profession in the world. Acupuncture treatment for back pain has been available for thousands of years.

Back Pain Treatments at a Chiropractic Clinic

Treatment at the chiropractic clinic might include electric muscle stimulation, TENS, microcurrent, interferential current, ultrasound and most likely (at some point) spinal manipulation therapy.  The type of therapy or modality needed is different dependent upon the condition. If you’re trying to a seek back pain treatments for a pinched nerve… a chiropractor should be on your list of treatment options.  To ‘unpinch’ a nerve, a joint may need manipulation therapy to adjust and refine the joint articulation so the nerve is no longer being pinched, tractioned or compressed

Decompression might be a therapy to consider if you’re condition is related to a bulging or herniated disc. Of the back pain treatments discussed thus far, it is the one that is most often utilized for disc related back pain. If the ‘pinched nerve’ is from a ruptured or bulging disc and you are trying to avoid back surgery, spinal decompression therapy should be on the list of possible cures.  In our clinic, we use the DRX9000 non-surgical spinal decompression machine. Therapeutically, it’s extremely safe, has a high rate of success and patient satisfaction and is a viable non-surgical option.

Back Pain Treatments are Only Part of the Solution

In my estimation back pain treatments should be secondary to treating the person as a whole. Most often the problem is not where the symptoms are. To remedy leg and hip pain, back pain, sciatica or to cure a back injury… a treatment plan should addresses the acute and chronic symptoms.  And remember, your back pain exercises should be yours and not the same as everyone else’s. That being said, all back pain treatments should be individualized.

Posted from Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Ron Spallone

Dr. Ron Spallone, DC is the chiropractic clinic director. His passion is the driving force behind Denver Chiropractor dot com. He's been a Colorado chiropractor for over 15 years.

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  1. January 24, 2011, 1:49 am

    I think I am going to need to visit with a physician. I am having terrible issues w/ my lower back.

    • Dr. Ron
      January 25, 2011, 4:36 pm

      You may want to consult a proficient chiropractor who treats car accident injuries in your area. If you need help finding someone where you lives who treats whiplash, let me now.

  2. February 1, 2011, 5:17 pm

    Hello Doc, I have typed in car accidents and have gotten to your site before. I do alot of PI and personally I like it the most, I think we all do.
    Would you like to cross link our sites. If someone needed a chiropractor in Denver I would gladly send them to you, based on your reputation.

    You may want to consult a proficient chiropractor who treats car accident injuries in your area. If you need help finding someone where you lives who treats whiplash, let me now.
    I see you did the art croft seminar and I have always wanted to do it. I think I will do it too, he’s sharp and good.

  3. Kim Rawks
    March 9, 2011, 2:09 pm

    My brother-in-law was in a car accident that involved a police officer (and the policeman was at fault!) Anyway, he wasn’t seriously injured but the city government settled with a nice amount of money. He and my sister had to sign something saying they wouldn’t come after the city later if injuries popped up. The first thing he did was go to a chiropractor to see if there were any problems.

    • Dr. Ron Spallone
      March 10, 2011, 12:57 pm

      Thats a tricky one. When patients ask “what do I do after a car accident?” I usually recommend emotional rest. Many rear-end accidents can cause concussions and it really taxes the entire system of the person involved. They should decrease your mental burdens for a few days as to not stress your system. Following that, when patients may ask, “what is the best kind of treatment for ac ar accident?”, well, it depends. There are a number of distinct and separate injuries from car accidents. I like to treat the acute injuries (the ones which involve no fractures or dislocations), with laser therapy to start.

    • S.A. Baker
      October 11, 2011, 2:36 pm

      I am not sure if this will get to you, but Kim if you would contact me I have a few questions about the accident your brother in law was involved in. You can email me at

      thank you

  4. Emily D.
    March 9, 2011, 6:52 pm

    Oh sure – car accidents can cause all kinds of problems immediately and in the future. My sister has a bad knee from an accident – and it took over a year after the wreck for it to start hurting. I bet in Denver with the snow and ice people get in even more whiplash type care accidents from the weather and sustain injuries from the motor vehicle crash. Is chiropractic care for a car accident necessary immediately after the accident?

  5. Dr. Ron
    January 25, 2011, 4:08 pm

    All things happen for a reason. The bigger the problem the more profound the lesson, usually.

  6. Dr. Ron
    January 25, 2011, 4:33 pm

    In a whiplash accident the neck goes through some pretty violent motions. And you are right, I have seen people who ‘feel fine’ afterward and then a few days or weeks later can hardly move… weird, but I’ve seen it dozens of times. After a car accident injury I just think it’s wise to get checked.

    After the ambulance and ruling out any fractures or dislocations the best thing to do is find a chiropractor who is very familiar in treating car accident injuries. I really like using laser therapy right after the accident because it is non-invasive and it can provide significant pain relief and healing. Sometimes people don’t even want to be touched, let alone have an adjustment, and who can blame them. But with the laser therapy, you can begin the healing process right away.

    Our clinic, Evocare Center for Physical Health is in Lakewood, CO 3500 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Suite 302
    Lakewood, CO 80235-2054

  7. Dr. Ron Spallone
    May 14, 2011, 3:36 pm

    It is very common after a car accident to suffer a mild traumatic brain injury. Concussion type symptoms that can occur like fatigue, forgetfulness, general malaise, insomnia and depression definitely can take a mental toll. It is a project and a process to manage the patients after an injury. What you bring u is one of the main reasons why I suggest having a chiropractor on the team to mange to healing after the injury. Most MDs are only used to seeing their patients every blue moon. Substantial injuries from a whiplash or motor vehicle accident need true TLC.

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