low back pain

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 […]

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. […]

Core Strength and Low Back Pain

Today’s Discussion: How Core Strength and Low Back Pain Are Related
In the world of Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, and Sports Medicine, there is much debate and discussion revolving around the topic of “core strength.”  The reason this topic has been so highly discussed is usually in regards to the fact that research has shown us that individuals possessing greater core strength and stability often have reduced incidences of things like low back pain, sports injuries, and postural dysfunction.  With this article I would like to discuss exactly what the core is and the role it plays in helping us stay injury and low back pain free.
Core Muscles

The core is made up of a lot of different muscles and tissues all working in synergy to provide a solid foundation for the body to operate upon.  One thing that people often mistake about the core is the actual muscle groups it incorporates.  It is not just the abdomen that needs to be strong in order to have a strong core; in fact it is much more than that.  The core does include the abdominal musculature like the rectus abdominis, and the obliques, but the back or posterior part of your body needs to be equally if not greater in strength and stability.   Having strong back muscles, along the spine as well as having deep “stabilizer” muscles will help your body better react to everyday forces that are applied to it.  Along with having strong back muscles, having strong and flexible leg muscles is also extremely important.  The hamstrings need to be flexible and firing properly, along with the big muscles like the gluteus maximus or your “butt muscles.”  Yes, there should be muscle there, not just a seat […]

Cost of Treating Low Back Pain

Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

A new study that was in the November 2010 issue of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics looked at the cost effectiveness of chiropractic care vs medical care for the treatment of low back pain. The primary reason for this study was to determine if there are differences in the cost of low back pain treatment when a patient is able to choose between a medical doctor (MD) versus a doctor of chiropractic (DC), given that his/her insurance provides equal access to both provider types. The study was done on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s large group fully insured population between October 1, 2004 and September 30, 2006. The results of the study showed episodes of low back pain treatment initiated with a DC were 40% less than those who saw treatment of their low back pain with an MD.
Chiropractic Care is more effective in the treatment of low back pain!
This study shows that chiropractic care for low back pain is more cost effective than medical care for back pain. If you have any questions about this study or questions about your low back pain please feel free to give us a call.  Mountain View Pain Center is located in Centennial, Littleton, Aurora CO which is conveniently located to Denver CO, Highlands Ranch CO, Greenwood Village CO and Lone Tree CO.

Back Pain; Chiropractic Manipulation Vs Muscle Relaxants

Low Back Pain Study

A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapy looked at the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation over muscle relaxants for subacute lower back pain.  The design of the study was a randomized, double blind clinical trial. The study was done on 192 people that had low back pain for 2 to 6 weeks.  The people were divided into 3 groups; 1st group received chiropractic manipulations, 2nd group received muscle relaxants and the 3rd group got a placebo.
Low Back Pain Study Results
The results showed that chiropractic manipulation was more beneficial for low back pain than both muscle relaxants and placebo when patients responded to the Global Impression of Severity Scale questionnaire.

What this study indicates to us is that chiropractic care should be the first line of care when a patient is having low back pain. Chiropractic care has the lowest risk with the highest patient satisfaction when treating low back pain. If you have questions about your low back pain or want more information please feel free to contact us anytime.  Our offices are in Centennial, Littleton, and Aurora CO which is conveniently close to Highlands Ranch CO, Parker CO, Denver CO, Englewood CO, Greenwood Village CO, and Aurora CO

Chiropractors Talk About Sciatica

Brief Discussion on Sciatica

Sciatica is a crippling and debilitating symptom of a herniated disc or piriformis syndrome. Sciatica is described as radiating/shooting pain moves down the back of the leg. The pain can start from the back and travel down to the back of the knees. The pain can be different from person to person depending on the specific cause of the pain.  Whether the problem is from a herniation of a disc or a muscular problem such as piriformis syndrome, sciatica responds favorably with conservative treatment and physical therapy. At Mountain View Pain Center we work with the spine and the muscular system to relieve pain, and get to the route of what is causing the pain so the symptoms do not return in the future. One of the most beneficial treatments for sciatica is decompression therapy. This will relieve the pressure a disc herniation places on the nerve, removing the pain, numbness, or burning caused by the compression.

We will design a treatment plan that will not only help you get of pain; it will help you stay out of  pain.  Our treatment plan will include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and rehabilitation programs. We also, work with all major medical insurance companies so; let us call your insurance in so you can get the most cost effective treatment.

Chiropractors Talk About The Cost Of Back Pain To American’s

Cost of Back Pain

The cost of back pain has grown higher and higher each year in the United States this is evident with the new research released by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  The costs of back pain have resin to more than $30 billion in 2007, that’s $14 billion higher compared to 1997.  The AHRQ reports that in 2007 27 million people age 18 and older have reported back pain and of that 19 million received medical treatment. The average out of pocket cost for treatment of back problems were $1,589 per adult in 2007 ($1,146 for outpatient care and $446 for prescription drugs).  As these healthcare cost continue to rise what is an effective treatment for back pain?

At Mountain View Pain Center our Chiropractors specialize in upper back and low back pain.  We have extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system so, not only would our Chiropractors address the Chiropractic aspect of your back problem, we would also look for other ways to treat your condition (look under treatments tap to see different treatment options).
Treatment of Back Pain
We will design a treatment plan that will not only help you get of back pain; it will help you stay out of back pain.  Our treatment plan will include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and rehabilitation programs. We also, work with all major medical insurance companies so; let us call your insurance in so you can get the most cost effective treatment. We are conveniently located to Denver CO, Aurora CO, Lakewood CO, Parker CO, Littleton CO, Highlands Ranch CO, Centennial CO, Cherry Hills CO, Lone Tree CO, and Greenwood Village CO.