If you’re looking for a safe, effective, drug-free, non-invasive way to recover from injury, manage a chronic condition, or achieve optimal health, chiropractic care may be right for you. Dr. Jason Leavitt and the chiropractors at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic in Littleton, Colorado, are passionate about helping patients recover from pain and attain optimal health through proper spinal alignment, spinal rehabilitation and lifestyle modifications.
What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a natural, hands-on therapy technique that uses gentle and precise spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and alleviate spinal nerve stress. The overriding objective of this effective, non-invasive form of health care is to address problems in your nervous system, which are vital to the health and function of every part of your body. Because your nervous system is rooted in your vertebrae, even the slightest misalignment or malfunction of your spine can cause pain or impaired function, even in areas of your body that may not be close to your spine. A chiropractic doctor can be the first line of defense against pain.
“The essential services provided by chiropractors represent a primary approach for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of back pain and spinal disorders that can often enable patients to reduce or avoid the need for riskier treatments, such as prescription opioid pain medications and surgery,” according to the American Chiropractic Association.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
Lower back pain, neck pain, and chronic headaches are the main reasons most people decide to see a chiropractor. As a natural, holistic healing method that doesn’t involve drugs or surgery, chiropractic care is an ideal option for patients who are looking for pain relief, but want to avoid prescription medication or more invasive medical treatments. Some first-time patients may have already tried traditional treatment methods without success. Chiropractors take a whole-person approach to wellbeing by acknowledging that there are many factors that affect your health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment, stress, and genetics. Although chiropractors do use spinal manipulation to make necessary structural adjustments, they also give their patients beneficial lifestyle recommendations, and empower them to be an active participant in their own health. Chiropractic care can help with a wide range of problems, including:
- Postural problems
- Low back pain
- Herniated discs
- Chronic headaches
- Neck pain
- Sprains and strains
- Degenerative arthritis
- Sports injuries
- Chronic pain
- Carpal tunnel
- TMJ, or jaw disorders
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
How does chiropractic treatment begin?
The experienced chiropractors at Ultimate Health Medical Clinic begin your initial consultation by discussing your health issues in detail and taking your medical history, including any pertinent family history. After that, you’ll undergo a comprehensive physical exam. Based on your medical history, health concerns, and your physical assessment, the team has enough information to form a working diagnosis. This helps them decide if imaging or lab tests, such as an MRI, CT scan, or X-ray, are required to confirm the diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, the team begins to formulate a customized treatment plan that addresses specific alignment issues. The plan may also include chiropractic massage therapy, spinal decompression, and specific exercise recommendations, depending on the nature of your problem.
Visit our Littleton Chiropractic office and take advantage of our New Patient Special for just $29*. We also have chiropractor walk-in appointments available, so call or schedule your appointment online today.
*This chiropractic new patient special includes a consultation, exam, and adjustment. X-rays are not included in this new patient special and Medicare and federal insurance plans are also not included in this special rate.
Ultimate Heath Clinic is a great place! They are an integrative health practice, primarily providing great chiropractic care. I highly recommend them! They are caring, efficient, and helped me with all my concerns. I had many old injuries and they addressed what was causing my chronic pain. I only wish they had more facilities around Denver
– Kimberly W.
When you have a spine, joint, or soft tissue injury, don’t wait to seek treatment. At Ultimate Health Medical Clinic in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Jason Leavitt and the team of experienced practitioners provide emergency chiropractic treatment when you need it most. Make an appointment today by calling the team at 303.904.0331 or requesting one online. They also have immediate walk-in appointments available for urgent chiropractic needs and have on-site X-rays if needed.
What is emergency chiropractic treatment?
Chiropractic medicine treats pain in the spine, joints, and soft tissues. Most of the time, someone seeking chiropractic treatment can wait a day or two until the next available appointment. In some cases, however, you may need immediate medical attention.
When it’s an emergency, our Littleton chiropractic office is ready to treat you. Emergency chiropractic care treats pain soon after an injury occurs, sometimes within mere hours, whether it’s a sudden flare up of pain in the neck or back or if you’ve been in an auto accident and fear whiplash. In fact, our doctors recommend being seen immediately following an accident as whiplash can take days to diagnose.
What conditions can emergency chiropractic treatment help?
With any injury involving the spine, the length of time that passes between injury and treatment significantly affects your recovery. Emergency chiropractic care can treat many conditions, including:
- Soft-tissue damage
- Tennis elbow
- Sprained ankle
- Achilles tendon
- Pinched nerves
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Whiplash or related pain and injuries
Ultimate Health Medical Clinic offers on-site X-rays and other medical services that provide emergency care and can save you a trip to the emergency room or urgent care.
When should you make an emergency chiropractic appointment?
Sometimes, a spinal, joint, or muscle injury is so painful it needs medical attention right away; other times, the cause of an injury makes it more likely that you’ll experience long-term damage if you don’t get treated. Here are the three most common reasons for seeking emergency chiropractic treatment:
- Car accident/Auto injury
A car accident can cause whiplash even if the damage to your car is minimal. If you’re involved in a collision, schedule an emergency chiropractic appointment within 24 hours to reduce the chances of lifelong discomfort.
- Sports injury
Spinal or joint injuries are common in high-impact sports like football, martial arts, and skiing. But even a sudden twist or fall while running, dancing, or cycling can slip a disc, places stress on your spine or causes trauma to your joints and soft tissue. Emergency chiropractic care can ease pain and prevent your injury from worsening.
- Acute neck or back pain
Neck or back pain is a sign that something isn’t right. But acute pain — a sharp pain that comes on suddenly — needs immediate chiropractic attention because it can indicate disc damage, a dislocation, or other condition that could lead to further health problems and discomfort.
An untreated chiropractic emergency can lead to long-term health issues, ongoing back or joint pain, and reduced quality of life. If you need emergency chiropractic treatment, call Ultimate Health Medical Clinic today or make an appointment online. Our experienced team also offers walk-in appointments, because we know you can’t always plan for an emergency or sudden pain.
I would leave a 100/5 if I could. I called over the weekend with some bad back pain and they made sure to get me in ASAP. I had the pleasure of having Dr. Dan today, who is the kindest man. He is very educated in his field, which is very comforting. He took the time to get to know what was wrong, and made sure I was taken care of. He examined me, took x-rays, and gave me an adjustment and I walked out feeling SO much better than I went in. Definitely will be returning here!
– Nicole R.
Great experience so far. Just started with Dr. Leavitt. The staff is very attentive. They get you in quickly and give a lot of one on one attention. Willing to work with you on cost and payment. Truly seem to have patient care and best interest at heart.
– Kirsten K.