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Back Pain Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Back pain is not uncommon and may occur after lifting something too heavy or from degenerative changes that affect your spine as you get older. No matter the cause, back pain can affect your daily life. At Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado, Ron Spallone, DC, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating acute and chronic back pain. They take a patient-centered approach to care and use various tools and techniques to help you get relief from your back pain. For a progressive approach to care, call the office or schedule an appointment today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Almost everyone at some point in their life develops back pain. The pain may occur after a bad fall, poor lifting, or structural changes that happen in your spine as you get older.  

Common causes of back pain include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disc
  • Neuropathy
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma from automobile accidents or sports injuries

For most people, back pain is acute, lasting a few days or weeks. For others, back pain is a chronic pain condition that lasts three or more months. 

The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team specializes in alleviating pain conditions, including acute and chronic back pain. Whatever the cause or severity of your symptoms, they can design a plan to help you feel better. 

What happens during a back pain evaluation?

When you visit Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado for a back pain evaluation, you can expect a thorough exam. The team aims to find the source of your pain and design the most effective treatment plan.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your back pain, including when it started, the underlying cause (if known), and the type of discomfort you feel. They also ask what activities make your pain worse or better.

 Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and alignment of your spine. They may request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis to explain your symptoms. 

How is back pain treated?

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado takes a patient-centered approach to care. The team customizes your back pain treatment to meet your specific needs and goals. 

They use a combination of chiropractic techniques, alternative therapies, and advanced technologies to improve spine health and function and alleviate your pain. Your treatment plan may include: 

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Core strengthening program
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Laser therapy

The team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado also uses the Activator Method for spinal adjustments for treating acute and chronic back pain. The handheld instrument produces a mild impulse force to the spinal column to re-establish motion to the affected vertebrae.

 After alleviating your back pain, the team creates an active maintenance program to keep you healthy and pain-free.

 For a comprehensive and progressive approach to back pain, call Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado or book an appointment online today.