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Auto Accidents

Auto accidents, no matter how big or how small, can cause serious damage to your spine. Even those who do not report injury or pain at the time of the accident can experience pain due to ligament damage later on. In many cases, it could be weeks or even months before symptoms appear in earnest. This can potentially lead to problems that linger for many years.  Not every Chiropractic office is the same.  Here at Rocky Mountain Spine and Disc, our doctors have extensive post-graduate education in both accurately diagnosing and properly treating these complex cases.

If you have recently been in an auto accident, contact us for a free consultation regarding the details of your case. Don’t wait; the sooner, the better.

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Back Pain

In Western medicine, treating back pain goes something like this: rest (which can prolong the pain) medicate (which can help you ignore it, thereby making it worse), treat it with physical therapy (which focuses more on muscle balance than the underlying cause – the structure of the spine) and perform surgery (the most drastic measure).

One of the most common treatments people associate with chiropractic is back pain. Many people relieve their back pain by taking pain medication. However, this can often make the back pain worse because it simply masks the underlying cause of the pain. Treating the actual cause of the pain is the best way to relieve it. While back pain can be relatively simple to treat, it is imperative that the evaluation of your condition be thorough.  Our innovative, non-surgical treatment protocols will not only aid in alleviating your pain, but can save you time, money, and potential future surgeries.  We always recommend that if you’re dealing with chronic back pain, you be an advocate for yourself.  Surgeons typically recommend… surgery.  Do yourself a favor and explore your conservative care options first.

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Knee Pain

Trying to live with knee pain can be extremely demoralizing.
It may feel that your knees are aging twice as quickly as you are. The simple things like going for walks, weekly tennis matches and playing with the grandchildren is more strenuous than it should be.
Our customized Knee Pain Treatment Program works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, providing pain relief, improving function, and reducing injury damage for the long term.
With cutting edge, non-invasive treatments, we have an impressive success rate of returning patients to work, sports and competitive activities, as well as everyday life.

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Neuropathy

By thinking outside the box and applying well-grounded science and research related to nerve health and function, we’ve put together our most advanced neuropathy treatment program ever. Our formula is deceptively simple: Give the Nerves What They Need To Survive and Recover. Literally set the stage and give your nervous system the best possible chance to reverse that nerve damage.Give the nerves oxygen, proper blood sugar, specific nutrients and stimulation while removing inflammation and you have set the stage for nerve healing. We have created a program that addresses each part of the equation and in our opinion gives you the best possible chance for nerve healing and real relief.

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Pinched Nerves

For those who have experienced a pinched nerve, you know the pain can be excruciating and can also radiate to other places in the body. Large nerves that branch off from the spinal cord go through nerve openings. When misalignment blocks these nerve openings, the functions of these nerves can be impeded since the brain sends all commands through the spinal cord.

A “pinched nerve” feeling can occur due to one of two things: a compressed lesion, which is the actual pinching of a nerve, or a facilitative lesion, which is the stretching, twisting, or chafing of the nerve root. The facilitative lesion is more common, and the soft nerve tissue rubbing on the hard bone can be quite painful.

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Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It originates in the base of the lumbar spine and sacrum and runs down through the buttocks and into the legs. Sometimes, a trauma can occur. The trauma may not be severe or even noticeable, but it causes the discs between the vertebrae to bulge. This creates inflammation and pressure on the sciatic nerve, which then radiates down into the leg. Due to the size of the nerve, this is extremely painful and can make walking, sitting, standing, and lying down painful.

One of the more common conditions we treat, our advanced treatment protocols have shown a superb success rate of returning our patients struggling with Sciatica back to their normal activities.

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Degenerative and Bulging Discs

In between each vertebra is a disc made of cartilage which allows for cushion between the vertebrae and space for the nerves to exit the spinal column. At times, these discs can become traumatized or degenerate early, causing a great deal of pain.
The term “herniated” or “bulging” conjures an image of a whole disc actually sitting slightly out of its place in between two vertebrae. However, an injured disc can have varying degrees of severity ranging from a bulge, protrusion, herniation, or prolapse.
Disc injuries can occur from improper lifting, bending, twisting, or a combination of the former, when core and lower back muscles are weak and imbalanced.  This in turn leads to the “straw that broke the camel’s back”; the injured disc.  Degeneration occurs more subtly over time, but in most cases is present due to an old disc injury which was never properly treated, which in-turn led to early onset degeneration.   We implement a series of treatments, combined in many cases with spinal decompression and cold laser therapy to return you back to health.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs for many different reasons.  When trauma occurs in the soft tissue of the foot, such as wearing improper shoes, over-activity, standing for long periods of time, obesity, and other causes; the tendons in the heel are compromised and cause pain.

You might be asking yourself, how could chiropractic care help with plantar fasciitis? Simple; We’re not your average Chiropractic office.  Is there a bone spur present? Is it misalignment from the lower leg?  Maybe it’s pelvic in origin.  We’ll find out, tell you, and explain the treatment and therapies we believe will best work for your particular case.

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