Dr. Kleker is a chiropractor and licensed acupuncturist in Fort Collins, CO who has been in practice for over 30 years. His gentle and highly effective techniques have helped thousands of patients, including athletes, be free of chronic back and neck pain.
This past Memorial Day, we weren’t just honoring our service men and women for the many freedoms that they have fought for, we’re also honoring your right to live a pain-free life. For many years I have treated patients who have been experiencing chronic neck and back pain with great success.
When a patient comes in for treatment and presents symptoms of chronic back or neck pain, one of the first things I address is any underlying nervous system issues. I do this by analyzing a patient’s posture, their range of motion and flexibility. I also gently palpitate the joints, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue to see if there are any tension, trigger points or restrictions that may be contributing to the pain.
Once I’ve done the necessary detective work, I can then treat the chronic pain with gentle, hands-on chiropractic adjustments to the spine, as well as myofascial therapy. This approach no only re-trains the nervous system to perform better, it also helps release any muscular tension. I often will prescribe a series of home exercises for the patient to perform that will help retrain any movement problems.
In addition, if a patient is experiencing chronic pain that can not be addressed with chiropractic treatment, I have had great success using acupuncture. Or if patient has a lot of tension, headaches and multiple trigger points, I will recommend that they be treated by our medical massage therapist. Medical massage is not only relaxing, it also is more focused on treating problem areas and any underlying structural issues.
Last but not least, depending on the patient’s symptoms, I make recommendations for supplements, such as Spasm Plus (that can help reduce muscle spasms) and Glucosamine or Ligamendon (that can help reduce joint pain and stiffness.
Don’t feel you have to just live with chronic neck and back pain. Call us today at (970) 377-1775 to see how a whole body approach to healing can help you feel healthy, active and rejuvenated, all without drugs or costly medical procedures.