Back & Neck Pain Specialist

iMed Regeneration Center -  - Integrative Medical Clinic

iMed Regeneration Center

Integrative Medical Clinics & Chiropractic located in Colorado Springs, CO

As you get older, the potential for back and neck pain increases, so how do you know when it’s time to seek treatment? If pain in your neck or back keeps you awake at night, or interferes with your quality of life, Jason Keller, DC, of iMed Regeneration Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides effective solutions for chronic and acute conditions. Dr. Keller, DC, uses nonsurgical, effective therapies that alleviate pain and increase spinal function. Get your range of motion back and reduce your pain with a variety of drug-free techniques, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, and spinal decompression. Call or book online.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

What causes back and neck pain?

Any time part of your spine is out of alignment, due to your posture, an injury, or an inherited condition, you can experience back and neck pain. In most cases, multiple factors may cause you to wake up with a stiff neck or feel back pain when you stand after sitting for a long time. Some of the most common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Whiplash or trauma after an auto injury
  • Fractures
  • Overuse
  • Improper posture when lifting heavy objects
  • Poor posture at work
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle stress
  • Ligament tears
  • Bone spurs on your spine
  • Obesity 
  • Aging 
  • Smoking 
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated discs, or radiculopathy

As is typically the case with sciatica — a set of lower back symptoms that causes pain — herniated discs that slip out of place put pressure on a nerve along your spinal column. When this happens, you can feel pain anywhere in your neck and back. 

What are the symptoms of back and neck pain?

Symptoms of back and neck pain vary depending on the underlying causes. Symptoms associated with back and neck pain can include:

  • A dull, burning sensation in your lower back
  • A stiff neck
  • Numbness or tingling in your legs or feet
  • Pain that radiates into your upper back
  • Pain that radiates down your arm
  • Constant ache in your middle back
  • Sharp, shooting pains in your buttocks
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of range of motion

If you experience back and neck pain after a traumatic injury or pain comes on suddenly for no apparent reason, seek immediate medical attention. If pain persists and affects your ability to perform daily tasks or go to work, Dr. Keller, DC, can examine you and determine the underlying causes of your symptoms. 

What treatments are effective at relieving neck and back pain?

Dr. Keller, DC, and the team at iMed Regeneration Center focus on nonsurgical treatment methods with the goal of helping your body heal itself. They also use cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments including mesenchymal stem cell injections and platelet-rich plasma injections. For herniated discs, spinal decompression therapy is often an effective method of taking the pressure off the disc, and therefore the nerve it’s affecting. 

Your treatment plan may also include:

  • Rest, heat, and ice therapies
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Specific exercises to strengthen muscles and ease pain
  • Bracing for support
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Postural corrections

To ease tight muscles, massage therapy is an excellent complement to chiropractic adjustments, too. 

Call the office or book an appointment online to get expert, nonsurgical help for your back and neck pain.