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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a painful medical conditions that affects approximately 5 million people in the United States. This medical condition is much more common among women; with 80-90% of the cases being middle-aged women. It is a medical disorder that causes extreme fatigue as well as muscle pain. People who suffer from the condition have different points in their body called tender points, that hurt with pressure. Common points are in the shoulders, arms, legs, back, hips and neck.
About Fibromyalgia
If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you most likely experience symptoms like insomnia, morning stiffness, painful menstrual periods, headaches, numbness or tingling in your hands and feet, and memory problems and issues with your thinking processes. You may also have other medical conditions causing chronic pain aside from the fibromyalgia, such as inflammatory bowel disease, endometriosis or chronic fatigue syndrome.

There isn’t a known cause of fibromyalgia. It is linked to a variety of things, including repetitive injuries, illness, stress, traumatic events and some diseases. If you are a middle-aged women, you have the highest risk of getting fibromyalgia. It is more common in people with diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, spinal arthritis and systemic lupus. If you have a family member with lupus, it increases you risk.
Treatments for Fibromyalgia
The reason chiropractic care is often recommended for fibromyalgia is because it is difficult to treat. Often times, the treatment method includes a variety of different things, such as seeing a rheumatologist, chiropractor, physical therapist, and being prescribed medications by your physician. Lifestyle changes like improving your sleep patterns, eating right, and exercising are also recommended.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is technically alternative treatment, but it is becoming used much more often for various illnesses and medical […]

Is Chiropractic Care Safe

Is Chiropractic Care Safe?

Whether it is a short-term injury or a long-term medical condition, you want to reduce the pain and inflammation of a particular body part. With so many medication allergies coming to light and side effects of them, many are turning more and more to the alternative treatments such as acupuncture and chiropractic care. But is it safe? Here is what you’ll want to know before making your chiropractic appointment.
Generalized Appeal and Safety of Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care has been deemed safe for quite a while, with studies in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in March of 2004 showing it even more effective than a more traditional medical procedure for low-back pain sufferers. This is just one example of the effectiveness and the safety of the procedure. According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is one of the safest non-invasive therapies that is also drug free. Chiropractic care is deemed safe and used for a wide variety of conditions such as:

Back pain
Arm or leg joint pain
Neck pain
Headaches
TMJ issues
Neuromuscular issues

As well as some other conditions such as fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. While spinal manipulation works to get the body back in alignment, soft tissue work on the knotted muscles and tissues helps in conditions like fibromyalgia.
Neck Manipulations
Of all the treatments patients worry about the most it is neck manipulations. They fear lasting injuries and generally tense up at this part of the alignment process. However, the rarity of injury from this procedure is only 1 in 5.85 million neck manipulations. This means that you are more likely to get into a serious car accident on the way to the chiropractic clinic than you are at risk for a serious injury from a neck […]

Questions About Neck Pain Answered

Common Questions About Neck Pain Answered

One of the most common reasons people visit our chiropractic office is due to symptoms of neck pain therefore, we decided to write a post about it. Below you will find questions and answers about neck pain and its symptoms.
I woke up with neck pain should I be worried?
To answer this question we have to first understand why this has happened in the first place. There are a number of reasons why neck pain happens. For example your pillow might be too big or small, you could be over stressed at work causing your neck muscles to spasm, or maybe you’re suffering from latent effects of a minor soft tissue earlier in the day. The more important question we must answer first is this the first time this has happened? If it is we must find out is this a onetime thing that will improve quickly on its own, or is this pointing to a potential future problem. If it’s a chronic problem where you wake up frequently with neck pain then it is something that you should definitely get checked out by a professional. Here is a list of some of the most common causes of neck pain.

Muscle strains. A strain is essentially the overuse of the muscle causing pain and inflammation. Many describe this as a pulled muscle. A muscle strain can range from a minor stretching of tissue to even a full blown muscle tear.  Even very minor meaningless task can cause muscle strains. In our office we often see someone who was sitting at their computer to long, where brushing their hair, or simply looked over their shoulder and had a muscle strain.

Joint degeneration. Just […]

Cost of Back Pain in Older Adults

The Cost of Back Pain in Older Adults

As with many other chronic conditions, the cause of back pain in older adults may be very different than in younger individuals. Back pain may occur at almost any time during the lifespan, though studies indicate that that seniors and the elderly have a disproportionately higher risk for falling – which can result in debilitating pain. Research also shows that genetics play a role in disc degeneration, which can also cause pain. For elderly patients especially, an episode of low back pain needs to be evaluated by a qualified medical professional.
Back pain is discomfort felt in the back that can originate from muscles, nerves, bones, joints, or other spinal structures. Degenerative changes in the lower back are normal in the aging process. Discs lose water content, which allow adjacent vertebrae to approximate each other, increasing wear on the cartilage. Nerve roots may get compressed and impinge on the spinal canal, causing pain. Pain intensity can range from light muscle or posture-related discomfort to debilitating pain that greatly reduces the quality of life. The good news is that on most occasions, back pain can be successfully treated without surgery using alternative options such as muscle stimulation, chiropractic care and physical therapy.

At Mountain View Pain Center, our team of chiropractic care professionals treats low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain and extremity pain. We deliver expert advice, the highest quality of chiropractic care available, advanced soft tissue work, and state-of-the-art rehabilitation programs.
The Prevalence of Back Pain
According to the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey (MEPS) – a study evaluating the impact of an aging population on back pain – the prevalence of back pain has increased by 29%, and […]

Chiropractic for Low Back Pain suggested by AMA

Chiropractic for Low Back Pain Suggested by AMA and Others

Chiropractic for low back pain is suggested by the AMA and others. In a recent article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), it was recommended that patients looking for alternative treatment for low back pain first try chiropractic care before considering surgical procedures. The article states that many individuals can benefit from conservative chiropractic care, and that surgery is often only necessary when other more conservative treatments fail. Previous research has shown that chiropractic care for low back pain is more cost effective than either surgery or drug therapy, and saves patients money. The first phase is often pain relief, and the second phase is to correct the problem. The goal is to help patients maintain a healthy, pain-free back. The information in the JAMA article reinforces the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) position, which states, “Conservative care options should serve as a first line of defense against pain.”

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.

It is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. More than $50 billion each year is spent on low back pain, and experts estimate that as many as 80% of us will experience a back problem in the future.

At Mountain View Pain Center, our dynamic team of doctors treats low back pain, mid back pain, neck pain and extremity pain. We combine expert advice, the highest quality of chiropractic care available, advanced soft tissue work, and state-of-the-art rehabilitation programs. […]

Chiropractors Discuss Hip Pain

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Pain

Are you having trouble moving around because of hip pain?  Are you having difficulty walking up or down stairs?  Is it painful to turn your body on the bed?  Hip pain is a common complaint that can arise from a myriad of conditions ranging in levels of severity and complexity.  The hip is also an area where pain can be felt that is generated from distant sources (referred pain).  Hip pain can be very painful and cause a lot of your daily activities to be very challenging.  However, the good news with hip pain is that often times these problems are easily treatable.
Common Causes of Hip Pain

There are many reasons that can be causing your hip pain; one of the most common is referred pain coming from the back.  In older individuals osteoarthritis of the hip joint is a problem that affects 25% of women and 15% of men over the ages of 60.  Osteoarthritis is the most common disease affecting the hip joint.  Other factors that can predispose you to osteoarthritic changes are prior incidents of trauma such as fracture or dislocation, family history of this disease, obesity, or other diseases affecting the joint.  Muscles and ligaments of the hip joint can become sprained or strained and cause sudden intense pain.  The joint itself can become fixated or restricted, which causes a decrease of range of motion and function, which can affect your daily activities and movement patterns.
Treatment of Hip Pain
There are many different avenues to take when it comes to treating hip pain.  Traditionally some patients take medications for pain relief, while others will opt for surgery to address the problem.  Still, more and more patients are turning […]

Centennial CO Chiropractic | Pain Relief

Centennial CO Chiropractic | Pain Relief
Centennial CO Chiropractic office offers pain relief to patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractic is an effective and most importantly cost friendly way to not only relieve your symptoms of pain, but to also correct the problem so it does not return in the future. The Chiropractors at Mountain View Pain Center combine physical therapy and chiropractic with their state of the art equipment to not only correctly diagnose the issue, but form a treatment plan designed for lasting results. Our Chiropractor’s goals are to teach the patient the correct way to exercise, stretch, and care for themselves so they don’t need to relay on medication or constant temporary treatments in the future. We have been servicing the Denver, Centennial, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Littleton, and Lone Tree area for years with great success. Feel free to contact our office and speak with one of the doctors to see if this treatment is right for you.

Our Chiropractors
Our Chiropractors are trained to deal with all sorts of injuries from neck and back pain to plantar fasciitis. All of our chiropractors have a passion for treating sports injuries, being active atheltes themselves they understand the drive our patients have to be able to perfrom at the highest levels and remain pain free. Chiropractic care will focus on mainting the function and stability of each joint. If your doctor is able to maximize your body’s overall function, you will move with more ease and less pain. At Mountain View Pain Center we accept all insurance including Medicare and auto insuracnes.

Denver Chiropractors – on Fox 31 Denver

Denver Chiropractors – On Fox 31 Denver
Talking About How your posture is causing you headaches and back pain.
Denver Chiropractors at Mountain View Pain Center know the dangers  of bad posture. Bad posture can easily develop into ‘common day’ problems such as neck pain, headaches, and pain between your shoulder blades. At our two locations in Aurora, CO and Centennial, CO we can help relieve the cause of your symptoms though chiropractic care and physical therapy. The most common reason people develop postural issues such as forward head posture is over working the flexor muscles of the chest and neck. Dr. McNally, Dr. Erhuy, and Dr. Woods can tell when you have this condition and know the necessary steps to correct your symptoms once and for all.

If you live in the Centennial, Parker, Aurora, Highlands Ranch, or Denver Tech Center, please visit or contact one of our Chiropractic offices today.

Denver Chiropractic & Massage Special For $49!

Chiropractic & Massage Special For $49!

For a limited time Mountain View Pain Center is offering Chiropractic Exam, treatment and 1 Hr of massage therapy for $49.00!!!  Your new patient special will include:

-Initial Exam

-1st Treatment

-1 Hr Massage Therapy

If you have any questions please feel free to call. We accept all insurances and in most cases you will only be responsible for your co-pay.

So if you are having back pain, neck pain, headaches, or any extremity pain this is the time to act now. Come see our team and get a Chiropractic & Massage treatment today. This offer is for new patients only and it cannot be combined with any other offer. We have two offices located in Centennial, Littleton and Aurora please feel free to contact us. Centennial 303-221-1569 Aurora 303-645-4363 Littleton 303-948-0734

Migraine Headache Treatment

Chiropractic Care for Migraine Headache Treatment

A randomized controlled trial of 6 months’ duration in February of 2000 was done to look at the benefits of chiropractic care for the treatment of migraines. One hundred twenty-seven volunteers between the ages of 10 and 70 years old were diagnosed with having headaches based on the International Headache Society standard, with a minimum of at least one migraine per month. Participants were asked to complete a headache diary during the entire trial noting the frequency, intensity, duration, disability associated symptoms, and if they used any medication for each migraine episode. The results of the study showed that approximately 90% of participants reported significant improvement in the number of headaches and a decrease in the intensity and duration of each episode due to chiropractic care.
Diagnosis of Migraine
Treatment of theses types of headaches can vary from the two different types of migraines. A migraine without an aura is the most common form of the headache which, accounts for 80% of migraines. The less common but more painful migraine is with an aura. This type of headache will cause patients to see spots of white. Proper diagnosis of the type of migraine is very important in the treatment of this type of headache.

Our Chiropractors specialize in treatment of migraine headaches. We will design a treatment plan that will help you get out of pain and improve your quality of life. If you or someone you know is suffering from headaches and are looking for help, please feel free to give us a call. Our office is located in Centennial, Littleton and Aurora CO, which is conveniently located to Denver CO, Highlands Ranch CO, Littleton CO, Lone Tree CO, and Greenwood Village CO.