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Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain in Loveland

Your back is a complex structure and the lower back, in particular, has several joints, nerves, muscles, ligaments and bones that support your body. While the intricacy of your lower back seems amazing, it is also prone to injuries and pain. At Gateway Family Chiropractic, we recognize the possibilities that may contribute to your pain and offer natural solutions to help alleviate your symptoms.

patient with lower back pain

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

The underlying causes of lower back pain depend on your situation. At our clinic, we identify the cause of the discomfort to provide proper lower back pain relief for your specific symptoms and situation. 

Common causes of lower back pain include:

  • Pulled or torn muscles
  • Torn ligaments in the lower back
  • Pressure on your nerves, such as sciatica
  • Improper movement of the joints in your lower spine
  • A herniated or bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease or related degenerative conditions
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal

The actual cause of your pain depends on the situation. The most common discomfort in your lower back stems from a pull or tear to the muscles or ligaments; however, it can stem from other factors when you have complex injuries or medical conditions.

Ways Chiropractic Care Provides Low Back Pain Relief

Chiropractic care provides low back pain relief by identifying and treating the underlying conditions. We use updated tools and diagnostic strategies to determine the cause of your pain. We may focus on your situation and the symptoms you experience, as well as the duration of time you experience pain in your back. 

After identifying the cause of your pain, we develop a plan of action for lower back pain relief. Each treatment strategy focuses on your specific goals. We may suggest an adjustment, decompression therapy, massage therapy or cupping as a natural way to handle back pain and start the healing process. In most cases, we develop a plan of action using different tools based on your needs. We may use massage therapy or cuppingto help relax your muscles while using decompression therapy to reduce pressure on your nerves. We focus on the cause of your pain when developing a treatment plan.

Seeking Treatment from Your Chiropractors in Loveland, CO

When you visit your chiropractors in Loveland, CO, you want to feel comfortable with the process. In general, you want to seek treatment when you notice chronic and continued pain for an extended period. You also want to seek treatment if the pain starts after an accident or if you notice severe pain that interferes with your normal lifestyle and activities. Do not wait to treat the pain if it persists or worsens over time.

Treating lower back pain starts with identifying the reasons for your discomfort. At our clinic, we offer different solutions to help reduce the symptoms and encourage natural healing in your lower back. For more details about the way we treat pain in your back or to set up an appointment with a chiropractor, call 970-669-7620 today.


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  • "I was in constant pain for years. I started getting adjusted with Gateway Family Chiropractic in Dec. for CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). After 4 visits the pain has dramatically reduced and is now at a 2/10 from a 10/10 on a pain scale. Now I come in one a month for maintenance and have no complains!"
    Bruce E - Longmont, CO
  • "Gateway Doctors, with only a few visits under my belt I feel so much better. On a regular basis here recently I encounter a rib problems where they were pushing on a nerve to where it became hard to breath I couldn't deal sith the symptoms. I called Dr. Hughes for much needed immediate relief. I caught them at the office after hours and explained my situation. They worked on my for about 20 minutes and I left with less side pain & was walking up right again. Gateway is the best would recommend 10 x over sincerely"
    Don C. - Loveland, CO
  • "All the staff at Gateway Chiropractic are wonderful. Dr. Mike Hughes has given my pain relief for the first time in over a year. Can't wait to continue my treatment!!!"
    Jennifer H. - Loveland, CO
  • "Drs. David and Michael Hughes are wonderful. My son had been going to another chiropractor with no results. Within just a few visits to Gateway Family Chiropractic, my son was able to return to work. Thank you Drs. David and Mike Hughes."
    Joe A. - Fort Collins, CO
  • "I came to this office a year ago with debilitating hip problems. I was so missed up it took about 6 months to get it to hold. After my first appointment, I no longer was needing pain medication. The most amazing part about this office is that Dr. Dave and Dr. Mike really take the time to know what was happening in my body. They recommend much needed supplements that helped in me get my life back. I could not function before I started coming here and will always be grateful for their knowledge and expertise in their field. THANK YOU GATEWAY. Don't forget how amazing the office staff is as well. Best chiropractic office in Northern Colorado. I definitely recommend you guys every day to others who need you!"
    Marissa S. - Loveland, CO
  • "Our Infant, Merrick, was placed with ear infection, congestion, and cough. Antibiotics were not helping and made things worse. He began vomiting. We were all exhausted & frustrated. We couldn't find anything that worked! We brought him to Gateway Chiropractic in Loveland. With steady treatments his ear infection and other symptoms went away. He is healthy and now growing without ear infection complications. This was a blessing for our baby and our family! We are so grateful!"
    C. Muth - Loveland, CO
  • "After a thorough and thoughtful review of the x-rays of my back and hips, Dr. Hughes adjusted me from my head to my knees. Yep, my knees! I was able to kneel down on the floor with my kids for the first time in years with no stiffness or achy knees. During the adjustment I felt unhurried and relaxed. I left with more range of motion in my neck, shoulders... & knees. Thank you! I recommend Dr. Hughes as a qualified and caring chiropractor!"
    Richard T. - Loveland, CO
  • "The staff is amazing. The practitioners were more than happy to try and treat my severe neck pain and limited range of motion. I could hardly move my head and upper back 2 weeks ago. After a series of x-rays to I.D. the problem, some other quantitative testing, both chiropractors were able to treat my PROBLEM in addition to diminishing my SYMPTOMS. After 2 weeks, I have full range, hardly any pain, slept better and more energy. I would HIGHLY recommend beginning ANY un-wellness at this clinic prior to MD approach to medication. THANKS FOR MAKING ME BETTER!"
    Rose W. - Loveland, CO
  • "My whole family LOVES Gateway Chiropractic. Dr. Mike and Dave are excellent! They are knowledgeable and take the time to explain how the body works & what they're doing to help the body heal. All the members of the team are friendly and helpful. I always enjoy my visits and love that they keep my healthy!"
    Stacey R. - Loveland, CO
  • "I was in constant pain for years. I started getting adjusted with Gateway Family Chiropractic in Dec. for CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome). After 4 visits the pain has dramatically reduced and is now at a 2/10 from a 10/10 on a pain scale. Now I come in one a month for maintenance and have no complains!"
    Bruce E - Longmont, CO
  • "Drs' Mike and David are competent, concerned, and caring chiropractors. I am impressed with the tables they use to administer adjustments. The dropping mechanism makes the adjustment so focused and exact. I feel less pain and have more flexibility and range of motion now than before I began my treatments."
    Diane L. - Berthoud, CO
  • "I have severe arthritis. The pain getting worse & I thought I might need to have a hip replacement. Even after the first adjustment my hip felt better and I could finally sleep all night without waking in pain. Now I have almost no pain most nights and I am walking without limping. I am now doing yoga and Zumba, two activities I ahd stayed away from because my hip pain just wouldn't allow it! I had never gone to a Chiropractor before, now I don't think I will ever stop!"
    Dixie S. - Loveland, CO