Back Pain Specialist

Balance Wellspace

Integrative Wellness Center located in Denver, CO

Back pain is a widespread problem with around 80% of Americans experiencing back pain at some point during their lives. The team at Balance Wellspace in the Lowry neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, provides comprehensive treatment to relieve back pain and heal the condition causing it. If you have chronic back pain that’s interfering with your life, call Balance Wellspace or make an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Spinal misalignment
  • Herniated discs
  • Muscle spasms or trigger points
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fractures

Your lifestyle contributes to your risk of back pain. For example, if you spend your days slouched at a desk, you put abnormal strain on your back muscles and bones, which can cause pain. Alternatively, if you have a physically demanding job that requires you to lift and move heavy objects, you have a higher risk of a painful back injury. 

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that’s caused by compression of your sciatic nerve. Sciatica also includes other symptoms like pain, numbness, weakness, and tingling in one or both of your legs.

Sciatica is often due to a herniated disc in your lower spine, but any inflammation or misalignment that compresses your sciatic nerve can trigger the symptoms.

When should I talk to a doctor about back pain?

You should never ignore back pain, especially if you lose mobility or also experience weakness or numbness in your extremities. Additionally, if you know that you’ve injured your back in a sports accident, automobile accident, or another situation, seek treatment right away.

If you have mild back pain, you can try to rest at home and try to use hot and cold therapies to reduce your pain. However, if your pain doesn’t go away within a couple of days, contact Balance Wellspace for help.

How is back pain treated?

The team at Balance Wellspace begins with a comprehensive exam and motion-study digital X-rays. They review your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. Make sure to share the details if you know how you injured your back.

When they understand your condition and have diagnosed the root cause of your back pain, they create a personalized treatment plan to relieve your pain and heal your back. Your treatment plan might include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Decompression therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Postural therapy
  • Foot Levelers custom orthotics

The team often combines therapies in their corrective approach. Their multidisciplinary treatments provide immediate pain reduction as well as ways to heal the underlying condition for long-lasting relief. 

Call Balance Wellspace or make an appointment online today for customized care for back pain.