Back Pain

Austin Keys, DC -  - Chiropractor

Keys Chiropractic

Austin Keys, DC

Chiropractor & Certified Laser Technician located in Southeast, Denver, CO

Back pain is the leading cause of disability, averaging 264 million workdays lost in a year. At Keys Chiropractic in Southeast Denver, Colorado, patients receive treatment from highly sought-after chiropractor Austin Keys, DC, who has advanced technology and knowledge on how to treat a vast array of conditions, including chronic back pain. Dr. Keys offers individualized treatments to help your back feel better and function fully again. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Injury to the back can happen while playing sports, or being in an accident. It can also happen in the simplest of ways, such as picking up a piece of paper from the floor or barely twisting your body to reach for a pen.

Other conditions like arthritis, obesity, poor posture, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain, too. In more serious cases, kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss can lead to severe back pain.

Back pain can stem from bones, ligaments, joints, or muscles. Some of the causes of back pain include:

  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc 
  • Bulging disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Migraines and headaches may also affect your back due to muscle tension traveling from your head and neck down into your spine. Sprained ligaments, strained muscles, and irritated joints can lead to back pain, as well.

How is back pain treated?

Dr. Keys offers a wide range of treatments to relieve your pain. In your initial visit, Dr. Keys sits down and talks with you about your condition. He recommends digital X-rays, if needed, and offers treatment specifically to remedy your condition.

Some of the treatment options include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal decompression (Triton DTS® Traction)
  • Electrostimulation
  • Aspen class IV laser therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound

No matter the complexity of your condition, Dr. Keys’ has the expertise to give you an accurate diagnosis and the right personalized treatment plan.

How is back pain prevented?

There are several ways to avoid back pain. Some simple strategies include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Remaining active
  • Warming up or stretching before working out or moving
  • Maintaining good posture
  • Wearing comfortable, low-heeled shoes
  • Sleeping on a medium-firm mattress
  • Using your knees when lifting objects

Staying attentive to ways to prevent back pain helps prolong your back’s strength and functionality. Regular exams with Dr. Keys help monitor the health of your back and keep you feeling your best.

If you’re experiencing back pain, visit Dr. Keys at Keys Chiropractic for a consultation and assessment to help you feel better. Call or schedule an appointment online today.