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The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Sees the Spine in Many Ways to Diagnose and Relieve Back Pain

There are so many ways to “see” the spine. Imaging, ultrasound, clinical testing. What is best? That depends. Your Colorado Springs chiropractic spinal pain doctor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR implements the test(s) that are necessary to “see’’ the spine most optimally to make the best treatment plan for treatment and relief.

KNOWING WHAT MAY UNDERLIE PAIN: What Chiropractors Look For

Chiropractors in addition to general practitioners and other healthcare providers must be cognizant of all kinds of underlying causes of back pain from fractures, infections, tumors, radiculopathy, axial spondylarthritis, and extravertebral causes. These may call for imaging, lab tests, etc., to assist in the diagnosis. 20% of back pain episodes may have these types of underlying conditions that need to discovered in a timely manner. (1) Occasionally, knee osteoarthritis and lumbar spondylosis occur together in a patient. Having one or the other condition significantly raised the odds of having the other. (2) Though they are not likely in your vocabulary, they are in your chiropractor’s! Schmorl’s nodes. Seen on imaging, these are seen in 33% of low back pain patients and in only 11.5% of asymptomatic subjects. Body weight seems to influence the number of these viewed on imaging. (3) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is familiar with with and more issues.

WHAT ELSE DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR LOOK FOR

Reduced balance capability could possibly influence recovery from low back pain. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR looks for depressive symptoms as they tend to contribute to more primary care visits in acute low back pain patients, higher pain intensity, more disability, and less recovery in acute and chronic back pain patients. (5) Each of our Colorado Springs patients is a whole person! [[companyame]] sees you that way. So what else do we look for? All that may reduce your recovery.

WHAT DOES YOUR CHIROPRACTOR DO FOR SPINE-RELATED PAIN

Whether you have low back pain or neck pain or back-related leg or arm pain, your Colorado Springs chiropractor will guide your care be it just for a diagnosis and referral to the proper healthcare colleague or for the formation of an in-house treatment plan leading to pain relief. We’re here for you. We analyze the spine research to keep up with all the latest in diagnostic tips and tools. And we offer pain-relieving spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression System of Spinal Pain Mangement. Spinal manipulation has shown itself through research to be good at managing low back pain as quickly as immediately. Stiffness and tone were reported to improve right after treatment while elasticity decreased. (6)

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Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiollilo on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how he found a spinal tumor during his detailed clinical exam of a man with back pain. Unusual, yes, but such a cause of pain can be found by a well-trained and experienced chiropractor like your Colorado Springs chiropractor. You’re in good hands!

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. With so many ways available to “see” your spine, know that we will find what’s going on and a path to get you some pain relief. See you at your up-coming chiropractic visit! 

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR will use any combination of a variety of means to see the spine and diagnose its underlying pain issue to set a course for pain relief. 
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