Although chiropractic is dedicated to finding and correcting vertebral subluxations (also known as spinal misalignments), many Northern Colorado patients seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain and other health-related symptoms. One condition that chiropractic patients seek relief from is consistent low back pain.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any give time. Even though low back pain plagues many people, finding the exact cause can be a challenge. However, your Fort Collins Chiropractor is a spinal specialist who is trained extremely well to not only help alleviate your pain but also find the cause of the problem.
As you seek help from your Northern Colorado Chiropractor, you’ll want to keep the following things in mind:
1. Prevention Is Key
Prevention is often the best cure for low back pain. When a patient sees a chiropractor, they’ll not only find relief for the low back pain they’re experiencing, but they’ll also learn ways to prevent such pain in the future. By using proper exercise and ergonomic techniques, they can ease their pain before it even starts. Amazing results are easily obtained simply by patients listening to the instructions given by their chiropractic doctor.
2. Many Treatment Options Are Available
Fortunately, there are many treatment options for low back pain. Based off of the diagnosis provided by your Doctor of Chiropractic, he or she will be able to suggest the ones that will benefit you the most. These treatments may include one or more of the following:
– Spinal adjustments delivered either by hand or instrument like an Activator
– Hot or cold packs
– Gentle electro-stimulation
– Spinal decompression therapy
– Medical Massage Therapy or some other form of soft tissue work
3. Getting Relief From Your Pain
If you were prescribed pain medication by a medical doctor before seeing your Fort Collins Chiropractor, it may still be required to help reduce your pain levels. However, the good news is that you may be able to decrease your pain medication quicker than usual as spinal misalignments are corrected, nerve compression is alleviated and inflammation is reduced. That alone is well worth the investment of time and money to make an appointment with Dr. Kleker.
4.Rehab Through Exercise
As your care progresses from pain relief to rehabilitation of the spine, Dr. Kleker may recommend certain exercises to help strengthen your core muscles which, in return, will help stabilize and protect your lower back. Typically, these exercises are performed at our office here at Aspen Wellness Center to make sure you understand how to do them without re-aggravating your original symptoms. Once you’ve been educated on their purpose and know how to perform them correctly without supervision, you’ll be able to continue them at home in conjunction with the spinal adjustments you receive at the office during maintenance care.
5.Surgery May Be Avoided
Depending on your condition, you may be able to avoid surgery if you choose to see a chiropractor before your injuries or pain become worse. In some instances, your Northern Colorado Chiropractor can help you to avoid surgery entirely by helping correct the problem instead of just masking it through medication.
The key is to make sure you follow Dr. Kleker’s recommendations after a thorough consultation and examination are performed. Part of the examination procedures may require X-rays or MRIs. These not only benefit the chiropractor when he or she is developing your treatment plan but will also give you the peace of mind that the problem will be found.
The bottom line is that Dr. Kleker is the ideal professional you can trust to consult with for any unexplained pain in the musculoskeletal system. He’s not only well-qualified to treat conditions like low back pain but also has a great track record for achieving great results in a very affordable and effective manner. If you or a loved one are suffering from low back pain, gives us a call at (970) 377-1775. We’re here to help!