Low Back Pain Treatment Options in Longmont, CO
Low back pain can be acute, meaning it happens suddenly, lasts 6 weeks or less and often clears up on its own; or low back pain can be chronic, meaning it comes on gradually and lasts 3 months or more. Chronic back pain can be particularly debilitating and can limit movement and mobility.
The foundation of chiropractic care for chronic back pain is the understanding that misaligned vertebrae can cause the pain. This misalignment can result in many additional problems, such as headaches, body pains and impaired joint mobility. Chiropractic treatment aims to restore alignment to the vertebrae, returning natural health to the spine and all the body parts the spinal nerves serve.
We believe in the body's natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic care avoids medications and their possible side effects, and it also avoids surgery. As an example of the differences in treatment, surgeons may remove a herniated disk from the spine in order to relieve pressure on the nerves, while chiropractors use non-invasive spinal manipulation to achieve the same result.
We will treat your chronic pain based on the vertebral misalignments found in your body. Chronic back pain will probably also require additional treatments such as massage and exercise. We will work with you to ensure you get the best possible treatment for your pain.