Category Archives: Back Pain

Back Pain Treatment In Fort Collins

Back Pain Patient Gets Success With Chiropractic BioPhysics

Nick came to our office after meeting our team at a health fair.  He had been to other chiropractors and tried other methods to help him with his low back pain with little success.  After meeting our team and doing some research he decided to see what we could do to help him at Square ONE.  After doing a consultation and exam with Nick, we found exactly what what causing is low back pain and sciatica and developed a custom treatment plan to not only get him out of pain but to address and correct what was actually causing the pain to provide him with a long term solution not just a temporary quick fix.

Don’t take my word, here from Nick himself

If you are like Nick and have tried other chiropractors or methods with little or temporary success.  Give us call and ask for a FREE consultation to see if we can help you.  Call 970-207-4463.



Chronic Inflammation Leads To Neck, Back & Joint Pain

Chronic low grade inflammation is one of the most common and most under addressed causes of chronic pain.

Inflammation is the first stage of the healing process after injury but is only suppose to last 48-72 hours.  This is not the type of inflammation I’m talking about.  Chronic low grade inflammation is an inflammatory response that continues for an extended period of time.

Causes of Chronic Inflammation

  • Injuries
  • Mechanical Stress (repetitive injuries, poor postures, etc)
  • Infection
  • Toxins
  • Decreased Exercise
  • Radiation
  • Allergies
  • Leaky Gut
  • Omega 6 : Omega 3 FA imbalance

Consuming a diet high in omega 6 FA (grains, sugars, etc) is probably the biggest culprit. A healthy diet should consist of 1 omega 6 FA for every 1 omega 3 FA.  The average person consuming a western diet comsumes 20-40 omega 6 FA for very 1 omega 3 FA.  Omega 6 FAs are very pro-inflammatory while omega 3 FAs are anti-inflammatory.

Chronic inflammation causes fibrosis which is a processes involving the thickening and scaring of connective tissue.  Fibrosis causes a build up adhesions in connective tissues and decreases movement in the joints and lack of joint mobility causes pain.

You have receptors on all of your joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, etc.  When joints and tissues are healthy and moving properly they send a positive signal to the brain call proprioception.  Proprioception decreases both stress production and pain signals in the body (to keep it very simple).  When joints and tissues are injured, damaged or do not move they send a different signal nociception.  Nociception triggers the stress response in the body and when this signal gets to the part of the brain for conscious awareness (prefrontal cortex) it causes pain.  Chiropractic adjustments reduce spine and joint pain by breaking-up adhesions in joints, decreasing nociception and increasing proprioception.

Properly consumption of omega 3 FA through supplementation is a must for most (all) people.  The average adult should consume 3000-3500mg of EPA:DHA daily.  This can vary for body size and diet.  Children should should consume about 1500 mg of EPA:DHA.

At Square ONE we offer a simple finger prick test that allows one to properly measure his/her levels of EPA:DHA so one can determine the proper levels of supplementation required.

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Best Posture Exercises for Neck and Back Pain

Hi this is Dr. Chris Gubbels Fort Collins chiropractor here at Square One giving you the square one healthy tip of the week. And this week I want to take a minute to show you some things that you some that sits at a computer your hands over a lot, this is some quick exercise that you can do and take a break to work on your posture.

So I call this YWT and I’m gonna show you from the front side. So first thing if you’re like this, one thing I’m gonna have you do is you gonna start by bringing your hands up like this your thumbs pointing back to we call this Y, while I’m doing this I’m gonna make sure that my head stays stuck with my chin down. So I’m not gonna let my head drop forward but the first you’re gonna do is go ahead make of Y you’re gonna point your chin in, and you’re gonna pull your shoulder weight together in the back and we gonna hold this for about 30 seconds and after 30 seconds you can bring your arms down into W just like this keeping your head take back you opening up here after after you hold out for about 30 seconds go ahead and bring your arms out like this you’re making a T from the side its gonna look like this and then after 30 seconds or so bring your arms down to an L to finish it like that.

That gives you a nice stretch appeared the shoulders for something back muscles and get your head backwards supposed to be. That’s a great thing that you can do just take a break once or twice a day when your seating in your desk and it will help you improve your real posture so Dr. Chris Gubbels from square one that is your square one help tip of the week.

Now if you’re someone that has any ongoing neck pain, upper back pain, headaches we always recommend that you get checked by a healthcare professional.

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