Back Pain Treatment in Broomfield

low back pain relief with chiropractic care

If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care in Broomfield might be a good treatment option. Almost everyone will experience some form of back pain, ranging from slightly irritating to completely crippling, in their lifetime. Whatever the degree of pain you are experiencing and whether it is acute or has become chronic, at the very least you would probably rather live without it. In the most extreme cases in can be difficult to go on living with it. This article aims to help you to understand what causes lower back pain, and how chiropractic treatment can help you achieve lasting back health so that you can go on enjoying those walks in the park.

What's Causing All This Back Pain in Broomfield?

Modern life imposes may stresses and strains on the back. In general, many of us sit too frequently, use poor body mechanics, and have jobs that require frequent lifting, bending, or twisting. Sometimes we are exposed to elements, such as smoking, stress, obesity, and poor nutrition that can lead to chronic inflammation in the body. All of these and other risk factors, including genetics and injury history, contribute to the high prevalence of back pain.

Types of Back Pain

Back pain doesn't always have a specific diagnosis, but when it does, the culprit is often mechanical stress or damage to specific connective tissues in the spine. This may include:

  • Osteoarthritis (joint inflammation and degradation)
  • Degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, or disc bulge (wearing down, rupture, or abnormal protrusion of the intervertebral disc)
  • Muscle spasms and strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Joint dislocations/subluxations
  • Nerve compression (such as sciatica or radiculopathy)

Back Pain

The back is a broad term that covers a large area of the body. It is made up of many tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, and bones. Without a solid understanding of these different parts, it can be complicated to locate and address the source of the pain. The following explains some of the most common issues and their identifying features. It also explains how chiropractic medicine can help to resolve them. This is a general guideline to help you in your quest for effective treatment, but we highly recommend that you seek a professional opinion to properly diagnose these issues.

Disc Bulges and Herniations

Disc bulges and herniations are conditions in which the outer edges of the discs, located between the vertebrae, are damaged. This causes the jelly-like center to bulge or be pushed out. This is a surprisingly common issue and it is often, but not always, very painful. Many people who have this condition feel nothing at all. The quality and intensity of it, for those who experience pain, depends on the type and position of the herniation. If the damaged disc is irritating a surrounding nerve, shooting or stabbing pain along with weakness in the legs is often severe.

It is important that this issue is properly identified and promptly treated to avoid further damage. A chiropractor in Broomfield will thoroughly assess your back to determine the extent of the issue and the appropriate treatment to prevent worsening of the herniation, and provide relief from the associated pain.


Subluxation is a medical term describing a misalignment in the vertebral column. There are a wide variety of causes, including physical stress, trauma, and toxins. Subluxations are often quite painful and can disrupt normal movement. Subluxations are one of the most commonly overlooked contributors to back pain. Chiropractors are trained to identify and correct this issue using non-invasive adjustment techniques.

Muscular Sprains and Tendon or Ligament Strains

Strains and sprains most typically occur when we engage in tasks that our body is not accustomed to, or when we are involved in an accident. Lifting while twisting, or stretching past one's limits are common causes to strains and sprains of the back. These can be extremely painful, and are often accompanied by swelling and bruising of the surrounding area. Strains and sprains in the back tend to involve changes to the alignment of the spine and typically respond well to chiropractic care.

Stress and Back Pain

Chronic stress wreaks havoc on the body, and can eventually lead to hyper-tension and chronic back pain. The back pain is a result of tension and muscle spasms that occur when stress hormones are released. The tension will often accumulate in what are referred to as trigger points. These trigger points can be extremely painful and need professional attention to resolve. Chiropractors have the knowledge and tools to relieve stress from trigger points and to deal with underlying nervous system imbalances that may be keeping your body locked in patterns of stress and pain.

How Our Broomfield Chiropractors Manages Back Pain

At our chiropractic care clinic, we don't believe in "treating" conditions simply by providing temporary relief from symptoms. Our integrated medicine and chiropractic care services, provided by our Broomfield chiropractors, are intended to relieve pain and discomfort while also improving function and addressing and resolving the underlying causes of your condition.

We do this through a variety of techniques and services which can be fully customized to you and your goals, needs, and concerns. Our treatment plans may include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: We reset and realign the spine, improve nervous system function, and activation.
  • Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression: Our chiropractic care optimize the healing of discs and joints, relieve nerve impingement syndromes by stretching the spine.
  • Massage Therapy: Massage therapy increases circulation, breaks up painful adhesions and scar tissues, and ease physical and mental stress.
  • Class IV Laser Therapy: This stimulates healing at the cellular level with non-thermal light beams.
  • Corrective Exercises: Our chiropractors in Broomfield will teach patients how to move safely, improve posture, and maximize core strength, stability, and endurance)


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Summit Medical Care Center

54 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020

(303) 466-3232