We are Back Pain Specialists with 3 Clinic Locations in Denver, CO!
With more than 80 percent of Americans suffering from back pain at some point in their lives, the doctoral level trained physical therapists at Atlas Physical Therapy in Denver, CO are conscious that there are a lot of people impacted by back pain in Denver.
In fact, it is the number one cause of lost days at work and a primary reason why most people seek relief through physical therapy.
Our approach is to assess each patient impacted by back pain in Denver and then make a recommendation for a customized approach to healing and rehabilitation. Therapy can include physical therapy, manual therapy, prescribed exercise and some modalities that have been proven effective.
We are conscious that too many physical therapists focus on treating the obvious symptoms of back pain and forget to go through an analytic process to determine the cause of your pain. It is only when we know the reason for your pain that true improvement can come as the underlying issue is address.
Back pain can suddenly appear, or it can be directly related to an injury such as falling or being in a motor vehicle accident. Sometime it is the result of another condition, and other times it is linked to poor ergonomics or lifting heavy items improperly.
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Some of the additional ways we treat back pain at our Denver clinics include heat and ice, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and dry needling. Each patient is different so we have to assess the cause of their pain and work from there.
Dry needling is delivered by specially trained and certified physical therapists. It is a special procedure that has proven effective in reducing both acute and chronic back pain in patients. It reduces muscle tension, promotes healing and increases flexibility.
It involves having the physical therapist insert a disposable acupuncture needle into your skin and muscle tissue. The needs are directed towards the myofascial trigger points that cause and refer pain throughout our bodies.
High concentrations of chemicals that cause pain can be found in these trigger points. When the needle is inserted, it helps to normalize these chemical levels and decrease muscle tension and pain.
Dry needling is not like acupuncture other than the needle used to accomplish it.
Our experienced professionals at Atlas Physical Therapy recognize the debilitating impact of chronic pain and we stay aware of the latest science and techniques to ensure that we make progress in helping ease the burden of back pain and the toll it takes on your quality of life.
We often prescribe movement based activities between visits such as stretching and range of motion exercises, specific strengthening exercises, and strategies for pain relief.
All of the physical therapists in our three Denver locations are conscious that back pain relief can be a complex challenge since each individual can respond differently to therapy. That is because patients all have different kinds of bodies and patterns of movement, and different habits and work situations.e work beyond the issue of pain relief to discern how the pain developed and continue to monitor our patients through their sessions so we can recognize and correct improper movement patterns that are contributing to the back pain issues.