How the doctors at Denver Chiropractic Center can help you with low back pain.
What’s causing your low back pain?
The complex anatomy of the low back can make it difficult to get rid of low back pain. Because your low back is the link between the upper and lower body, tremendous forces are transferred through the joints, muscles, ligaments, and fascia of the low back. To complicate matters even further, discs between the bones can rupture and cause severe symptoms.
The most important step in treating low back pain is figuring out which tissues are causing it. After an accurate diagnosis is made, we can help you start feeling better. (If we do not feel like your case is appropriate for chiropractic care, we will help you find an appropriate referral).
Most of the patients who come to this office have low back pain that originates either in the low back muscles (there are a lot of them) and/or the ligaments that hold the bones together. These cases respond very well to Active Release Technique®.
How do the muscles and ligaments become painful?
Many factors can combine to cause low back pain, this is a very small portion of that list:
- Sitting for a long time
- Lifting things incorrectly (in life or the gym)
- Poor posture
- Repetitive sports, like running or cycling
- Having weak abdominal muscles, tight hamstrings, or tight hip flexors
How do Dr. Hyman and Dr. Stripling treat low back pain?
First we identify the muscles in your low back that have become short, stiff and painful. We use a unique treatment method, called Active Release Technique® to release these muscles and restore their normal function. It’s a hands-on, logical approach to treating conditions like low back pain, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome, to name a few. If the joints in your low back are stiff and contributing to the problem, they may be adjusted. Adjustments are a gentle way to restore mobility to the spine. Very little force is used with adjustments and they usually feel great.
Once you are feeling better, We will give you specific stretches and advice to keep your low back pain from returning. It is important to keep the hamstrings / hip flexors flexible and keep the core strong. You will be taught how to do this.
Generally speaking, you should notice improvement within the first four treatments. If you are not feeling any better after 4 treatments, a medical referral may be appropriate for your case. Average cases take 8-12 visits.
Call 303-300-0424 today for your appointment.