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Conditions Treated by Your Aurora Chiropractor

No one should accept pain and general unwellness as a part of their life. Nor should they depend on prescriptions to help them manage painful conditions. Instead of masking symptoms with drugs, chiropractors take a whole-body approach to treating all kinds of health problems--from back and joint pain to whiplash resulting from a car crash, nervous system disorders, and women's health issues.

The Total Wellness Center in Aurora has transformed the lives of many people suffering from a wide variety of medical problems without drugs or surgery. Chiropractors focus on healing underlying core causes of pain and inflammation using principles of chiropractic medicine meant to restore optimal functioning to your nervous system.

Chiropractor helping a patient with a pinched nerve

Back Pain

Injury, disease, poor posture, and overuse are common reasons people have back pain. When vertebrae move out of their normal positions, they can impinge on spinal nerves and cause back pain as well. To relieve back pain, your Aurora chiropractor will perform an adjustment to restore spinal alignment, remove compression on nerve endings and eliminate back pain quickly and naturally. If you were recently involved in a car crash, aggravated back pain may be due to a severe sprain or strain of the neck muscles (whiplash).


Sciatica differs from unspecified back pain because it mostly affects the lower back. Sciatica pain often radiates into the thighs, hips, and upper legs. If you have sciatica, the pain will worsen when you sit down due to increased pressure on the sciatic nerve. Bone spurs or herniated discs pressing against the sciatic nerve are common reasons for sciatica.

man holding his neck due to pain

Neck Pain

"Computer neck" (muscle strain) is a leading cause of neck pain affecting people seeking treatment from chiropractors. Your neck also contains the first four vertebrae composing your spine. When moved out of place, one or more of these vertebrae may compress nerve endings and produce chronic neck pain and stiffness.

Hip Pain

Chiropractors treat hip pain with spine adjustments, acupuncture, lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplements to enhance joint and ligament health. Causes of hip pain include arthritis, bursitis, sprains, tendinitis, and sciatica. Your Aurora chiropractor will assess your symptoms, evaluate your hip's joint range of motion and possibly order imaging scans if the joint deterioration is suspected.

elderly man having back and hip pain
old man having leg pain on the beach

Leg Pain

Leg pain can be caused by overuse, wear and tear, injuries to joints or soft tissues, and lower spine conditions. Poor circulation and varicose veins sometimes make legs ache and cramp. Leg pain may also be attributed to Achilles tendinitis, bursitis, hamstring pull, herniated disk, sciatica, or spinal stenosis. In fact, many cases of leg pain are traced to a misaligned spine irritating sensitive nerve endings.

Shoulder Pain

If you are over 50 or have a history of participating in athletic activity, your shoulder pain may be arthritic in nature. Spinal misalignment can also cause nerve compression, shoulder stiffness, and shooting pains across your shoulders. Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa sacs) produces pain when you raise your arms over your head. Swelling, tenderness, and stiffness are also symptoms of shoulder bursitis.

aurora man with shoulder pain
Young man waking tired and having a headache due to fibromyalgia.

Headaches and Migraines

When the nervous system is not functioning normally due to nerve compression, pinched nerves in the back, and/or spine misalignment, you may experience chronic headaches that cannot be attributed to illness or vision problems. Migraine sufferers are amazed at the relief they often enjoy from excruciating migraines following an adjustment or an acupuncture session.

Women's Health Concerns

Nerves supplying functional support to a woman's organs originate from the lower back. Misaligned vertebrae compressing nerves extending out of the lower back and into a woman's main organs may result in faulty communication between the brain and her organs. Gastrointestinal issues, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, fatigue, and hormonal imbalances are some of the many women's health problems your Aurora chiropractor can treat successfully without prescribing medications or recommending surgery. In addition, our Aurora chiropractor, Dr. Geersen can help women experiencing unpleasant symptoms of menopause, aches, and pains associated with pregnancy, and older women dealing with age-related health concerns.

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athlete with leg pain injury

Sports Injuries

No matter how "in shape" an athlete maybe, the chance of suffering repeated musculoskeletal injuries is high simply because athletes constantly put their bodies under heavy physical stress. Your Aurora chiropractor diagnoses and treats all kinds of sports injuries--from rotator cuff injuries and knee sprains to elbow tendonitis and premature arthritis--with effective chiropractic techniques, nutritional guidance, using principles of sports medicine and acupuncture for pain relief.

Auto Accident Recovery and Rehabilitation

The conditions that surround an auto accident require a lot of attention during the recovery and rehabilitation process. Conditions such as Whiplash, headaches, migraines, and neck pain are all associated with those who recently were in a car crash. Immediate rehabilitation and diagnosis are crucial to having successful outcomes. If you have recently been in an accident, it's never too late to do a diagnosis. The earlier we catch symptoms, the better. Come see why hundreds have chosen Dr. Holly Geersen for Auto Accident Injury Recovery in Aurora.

male driver holding his neck due to pain from a recent car crash

Start Living a Pain-free, Healthy Life by Calling Total Wellness Center Today

Our treatment plans are created to address your individual health and wellness needs. We take the time to get to know each patient by learning about their concerns and what they expect to gain from treatment. Instead of just taking your blood pressure, and heart rate and writing a prescription, we talk to our patients to develop a complete understanding of their medical history, lifestyle, diet choices, and what brought them to our center for help.

Total Wellness Center has been serving the Southeast Denver and Aurora area for over 13 years. We have same-day appointments, and free patient consultations and accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. Schedule an appointment today!

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