Physical Therapy & Chiropractic Blog

​Cervical Fusion

Mar 01, 2021
Cervical Fusion Reasons one might have a cervical fusion: Cervical radiculopathyStenosisDegenerative Disc Disease How can physical therapy help post-surgery? Manual therapy and instructed stretching will be instructed to promote healing. Frequently the surgery is performed to decompress nerves in the cervical spine. The nerve will still need healing time following the surgery. Analogy: If you hit your thumb with a hammer it will hurt for awhile even when you remove the hammer. The body… Read More

Activate Your Glutes

Feb 23, 2021
When it comes to movement, our bodies are masters at compensating. If we are weak, immobile, or dysfunctional in one muscle, joint, or region, chances are your body has found a new way to continue moving. It just might not be the correct way and it may lead to pain, injury, or premature degeneration. Pain is a great indication something in the system is not working the way it should. The dysfunction may indeed be at the site of pain or it might be coming from somewhere else. Limited glute activ… Read More

Give a little love to your heart! Heart health is critical to healthy bones and muscles! This Valentine’s Day weekend pledge your love to your heart by taking these simple steps to improve your heart health:1) Load up on heart-healthy veggies and fruits-leafy green vegetables, beets, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all are great for reducing blood pressure, decreasing inflammation and improving oxygenation.2) Pamper yourself! While not all spas are back to normal just yet, prioritizin… Read More

We are very excited to announce that Arvada Sport and Spine Group is a Medicare accredited clinic for braces. This includes but is not limited to back, knee, neck, and elbow braces.What does this mean?If you suffer from back pain, knee pain, or elbow pain, your insurance company (even Medicare) may cover some, if not all the cost for a brace which could help improve your quality of life.Who might benefit from a brace?For a back brace, some common conditions that a back brace could help include: … Read More

If you are one of those people who wake up every morning with back pain and stiffness that wasn’t present when you went to bed… are definitely not alone. This is a subject that has been researched by chiropractors, physical therapists, occupational therapists as well as other physical medicine specialists for years. Below are some highlights of a recent article written this year by Dr. Brooke Dulka, who is a medical writer and Ph.D. With the help of Dr. Scott Bautch, D.C., and president … Read More

One of the most common conditions we see in our clinic is neck pain. Sometimes the pain has just started recently from an injury like an automobile accident, or, the pain has been present on a more intermittent basis but now is more common and is becoming more intense. Whatever the presentation, neck pain can be very debilitating and range from very severe to an annoying level of pain. Below, we will try to answer the following questions regarding neck pain: What are some potential causes of… Read More

Intuitively, it makes sense why weight loss would be good for your joints. The less work your body has to do to hold you up, the less stress on the joints. One pound of body weight is equal to 4 pounds of load on your knees. Newer research is showing that weight loss can also effect inflammation and cartilage turnover in a positive way. Below I review an article that researched the effects of weight loss on patients with knee osteoarthritis. Significant weight loss (>/= 20% loss in obese in… Read More

Physical therapy and Chiropractic care are not just for those injured and in pain. Both treatments are helpful and powerful to AVOID and PREVENT pain and injury. Enjoy the benefits of both as you keep your spine aligned and your muscles and joints stretched and moving!CHIROPRACTICChiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and the effects of these disorders on health. Chiropractic adjustments help restore joint mobility, thereby … Read More

Take A Walk

Oct 19, 2020
October is a perfect month to pick up a new habit of walking. The leaves are changing colors. The air is cool and crisp. And best yet, walking has so many health benefits. Did you know that walking improves your vision? According to American Academy of Ophthalmology, regular walking can improve your eye health. Regular walks can especially help those diagnosed with Glaucoma, a condition with higher pressure placed on the eyes. Walking can decrease this condition by 73%. As you probably could gue… Read More

The leaves are starting to change and there is definitely a crispness to the air. Fall is definitely my favorite season, but with it, comes cold and flu season. And of course, COVID-19 now complicates matters. Here’s what I do to help prevent colds in my household: BOOST the immune system now. Here are some tips to get started today:1. Practice Healthy Habits I know, easier said than done. But really what this comes down to is:Wash your hands--this has been shown to reduce your chance of getting… Read More