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Chronic Pain Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Your body uses pain to let you know something is wrong. This type of pain resolves once the underlying issue heals. However, in some cases, pain may turn into a chronic health condition. Chronic pain isn’t the same as acute pain and can affect your quality of life. At Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado in Littleton, Colorado, Ron Spallone, DC, and the team specialize in diagnosing and treating chronic pain. They use non-invasive tools and therapies to help you get long-lasting relief. Call or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is ongoing discomfort that lasts six or more months. 

For many, a chronic pain condition develops from an acute pain condition, such as an injury. However, the pain remains long after the damage heals. For others, chronic pain occurs without any known cause. 

The severity of the pain varies and may range from an ongoing ache to severe pain that makes it nearly impossible to manage your day-to-day activities. 

No matter the cause or severity of your chronic pain, the team at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado takes a professional and unique approach, developing treatment plans specific to your needs and goals. 

What are the types of chronic pain conditions?

Many health conditions cause chronic pain. Common health issues linked to ongoing pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Neuropathy
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Disc conditions
  • Tendonitis

In addition to the discomfort, chronic pain can take a toll on your mental and emotional well-being, causing chronic fatigue, depression, and anxiety. 

Not finding an effective treatment to alleviate your pain may further compound these symptoms and health issues. 

What happens during a chronic pain evaluation?

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic pain. When you come in for an evaluation, the team first spends time listening to your story and concerns. 

They perform thorough, broad-scoped exams to locate the source of your pain so they can provide treatments to correct it. In addition to a physical exam, the team may request diagnostic imaging — X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans — to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

How is chronic pain treated?

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado takes a non-surgical approach for managing chronic pain. The team uses a combination of chiropractic care, alternative and complementary therapies, and advanced technologies that support your body’s natural healing process.

The team customizes your treatment plan based on your condition and individual needs, which may include:

  • Chiropractic
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Exercise therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
  • Prolozone™
  • Trigenics®
  • K-Laser® therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Nutrition program
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Functional fitness program


Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado also offers maintenance programs to keep you healthy and fit and support long-term pain relief. 

The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team wants you to be the best you can be. To get relief from your chronic pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.