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Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Neck and Back Pain

Back Pain Relief in Loveland, CO

Unlocking Relief and Recovery: The Transformative Benefits of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatica

Are you tired of living with persistent neck pain, debilitating back pain, or the excruciating discomfort of sciatica? The solution to your suffering might lie in the hands of a skilled physical therapist and the transformative power of spinal manipulation therapy. With its gentle yet effective approach, spinal manipulation therapy offers a natural and non-invasive way to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and regain control over your life.

At Northern Colorado Spine and Sport our therapists are fellowship trained in Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is a form of manual therapy that involves the application of controlled force to the spine with the goal of improving spinal function and reducing pain.

Cracking the Code: How Spinal Manipulation Works its Magic

Spinal manipulation therapy is often used to treat back pain, neck pain, and sciatica. Spinal Manipulation therapy helps reduce pain signals in the body. Applying force to the spinal joints can stimulate nerve fibers that can trigger a reflex that helps reduce pain signals. Additionally, SMT can trigger the release of natural pain-reducing chemicals in the body.
Spinal manipulation therapy is one of the most commonly utilized forms of complementary and alternative medicine. Benefits from SMT include the following:

  • Pain relief: SMT can help relieve pain by reducing inflammation and improving joint mobility. It can also trigger the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body.
  • Improved mobility: SMT can help improve joint mobility, which can improve range of motion and reduce stiffness.
  • Reduced muscle tension: SMT can help relax muscles and reduce muscle tension, which can contribute to pain relief and improved range of motion.
  • Improved function: By improving joint mobility, reducing pain, and reducing muscle tension, SMT can help improve overall function and performance, allowing individuals to perform activities of daily living with greater ease and comfort.
  • Non-invasive: SMT is a non-invasive treatment option, which means it does not involve surgery or the use of drugs. This can make it a safer and more appealing option for some people.

Alleviate Neck Pain Naturally with Spinal Manipulation Therapy: Your Path to Lasting Relief

Neck pain, often resulting from poor posture, muscle strain, or injuries, can significantly impact daily activities and reduce overall quality of life. Spinal manipulation therapy, also known as cervical manipulation, has shown tremendous promise in relieving neck pain. By applying precise manual techniques, a skilled physical therapist can gently manipulate the joints of the cervical spine, improving mobility, reducing muscle tension, and promoting optimal alignment. This targeted approach not only helps alleviate pain and stiffness but also enhances range of motion and restores normal function to the neck. Embracing spinal manipulation therapy for neck pain can offer you the freedom to move without restrictions and enjoy a life unhindered by discomfort.

Experience Lasting Relief from Low Back Pain with Spinal Manipulation Therapy: Regain Mobility and Enhance Your Quality of Life

Back pain affects millions worldwide, often stemming from factors such as muscle imbalances, herniated discs, or degenerative conditions. Spinal manipulation therapy, with its ability to address the root causes of back pain, has emerged as a valuable treatment option. By skillfully applying controlled forces to the spine, your physical therapist at Northern Colorado Spine and Sport can realign vertebrae, alleviate nerve impingement, and reduce inflammation. This technique promotes improved spinal biomechanics, relieves muscle tension, and enhances blood flow to the affected area.

The result? Reduced pain, enhanced flexibility, and restored functionality. Spinal manipulation therapy for back pain empowers you to break free from the constraints of discomfort and rediscover the joy of an active and pain-free life.

Sciatica No More! Kick Nerve Pain to the Curb with Spinal Manipulation Therapy

Sciatica, characterized by sharp, radiating pain along the sciatic nerve, can be a debilitating condition. While medications and surgery are often considered as treatment options, spinal manipulation therapy provides a non-invasive alternative worth exploring. By applying gentle and targeted pressure to the affected spinal segments, a skilled physical therapist can help alleviate nerve compression, reduce inflammation, and restore proper nerve function. Through this approach, spinal manipulation therapy can alleviate sciatic pain, improve leg strength and mobility, and enhance overall functionality. Embracing spinal manipulation therapy for sciatica opens up a path to freedom from the agonizing grip of nerve pain, empowering you to reclaim an active and pain-free lifestyle.

Is Spinal Manipulative Therapy Safe?

It is important to note that SMT is not appropriate for everyone. Our therapists take pride in thorough and comprehensive initial evaluations to rule out any “Red Flags” or medical contraindications to treatment. Your safety is our #1 concern! Before using spinal manipulation therapy our therapists will make sure you are properly evaluated and screened to ensure SMT is appropriate for you!
Our therapists have all completed post-doctoral orthopedic fellowships specifically trained in the use and execution of spinal manipulations. Dr. Riley is a certified Osteopractor through the Spinal Manipulation Institute and has taken more than 100 hours of coursework on the art of spinal manipulation.


The remarkable benefits of spinal manipulation therapy for neck pain, back pain, and sciatica are undeniable. Through gentle and precise manual techniques, this non-invasive therapy offers relief, restoration, and renewed hope to those suffering from these conditions. By seeking the expertise of a skilled physical therapist, you can embark on a journey towards a pain-free existence, regain mobility, and reinvigorate your zest for life.

Don't let pain dictate your daily routine any longer. Take the proactive step today and explore the transformative benefits of spinal manipulation therapy through physical therapy. Reach out to a trusted physical therapy clinic and unlock the door to a brighter future where pain no longer holds you back. Embrace the power of spinal manipulation therapy and discover the freedom to live.

Dealing with debilitating back pain? Have a painful “knot” in your shoulder that gets worse the more you sit? Tired of pain down your leg while you sit at work? Give us a call and set up your FREE 20-minute phone or in-person consultation today!

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