An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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At Gateway Family Chiropractic, your health and wellness are the top priority of our chiropractors in Loveland, CO! Whether you're suffering from unexplained back/neck pain, persistent headaches, or even an auto accident injury (such as whiplash), our skilled and knowledgeable team is here to assist you. With several chiropractors’ on-staff serving the areas of Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, and the surrounding communities, we provide holistic health and wellness services for the entire family.
Often times, patients come into our office due to unexplained pain, such as neck pain, back pain, or shoulder pain. When this occurs, our first priority is to determine the source of the pain so that we can come up with a custom-tailored treatment plan based on the cause and the patient's needs/lifestyle. We have found that most often, musculoskeletal pain is caused by an underlying medical condition—many of which we're able to diagnose, treat, and manage here in our office.
Below is a sampling of some of the most common conditions we treat using natural, non-invasive, and drug-free chiropractic care.
Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs when the large sciatic nerve, which runs along the lower back and into one or both thighs, is compressed. This is often due to spinal problems. Symptoms can include sharp, severe lower back pain as well as tingling and numbness. The good news is that sciatica can often be treated with a chiropractic therapy known as spinal decompression, which helps to relieve excess pressure on the nerve.
Recently been in an auto accident? Suffering from neck/back pain and/or stiffness? If so, then there's a good chance you're dealing with whiplash, an extremely common auto accident injury that occurs when the body (particularly, the upper spine) is thrown forward into a seat belt abruptly, such as when a vehicle strikes another vehicle or standing object. When this happens, the ligaments, muscles, and tendons surrounding the spine become torn and damaged. As they attempt to heal, they can cause a great deal of pain and stiffness.
If you're facing whiplash pain, you should see a chiropractor right away for an evaluation. Most likely, we can treat and manage the pain with spinal adjustment, which involves the manual correction of poor spinal alignment caused by a car accident. This technique also helps to promote better blood and oxygen flow throughout the body to stimulate healing and can help relieve muscle tension and stiffness.
A herniated or bulging disc occurs when one of the fluid-filled discs in between the spine's vertebrae becomes forced out of place, often due to an injury or trauma. When this occurs, you may experience very sharp, localized pain around the disc itself. Usually, the best way to treat a herniated or bulging disc is to utilize spinal decompression to create negative pressure long the spinal column, thus allowing the disc to return to its position naturally.
If you're suffering from any of these conditions, contact our chiropractors in Loveland at 970-669-7620 to schedule an appointment. Be sure to take advantage of our new patient special, too!