Bryant Wellness Institute
Chiropractic Care located in Harvey, LA
If you struggle with back pain, you will be interested to know that the American College of Physicians recommends massage, spinal manipulation, and multidisciplinary rehabilitation over medication. The team at Bryant Wellness Institute specializes in holistic, multimodal treatment that targets the cause of your back pain and delivers effective long-lasting pain relief. To get started on a treatment plan for your back pain, call one of the offices in Harvey, Louisiana, or schedule an appointment online today.
Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
Soft tissue sprains and strains are one of the top causes of back pain. You can damage muscles and ligaments due to a traumatic injury or from frequently repeated movements that cause small tears and inflammation in the tissues supporting your spine.
As you get older, degenerative conditions are the top cause of chronic back pain, including:
- Herniated discs
- Facet joint arthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Thickened ligaments
These degenerative conditions pinch spinal nerves, resulting in inflammation and pain.
What other symptoms occur with back pain?
Back pain is accompanied by stiffness or loss of motion. When your back pain is caused by compressed nerves, you may also have symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and pain that travels along the nerve.
Sciatica is one of the best examples of nerve-related symptoms. When the sciatic nerve is pinched in your lower back, severe pain radiates along the nerve, going through your buttock and down your leg.
How is back pain treated?
The exceptional medical team at Bryant Wellness Institute specializes in diagnosing the cause of your lower back pain, then developing individualized treatment plans drawing from functional medicine and chiropractic therapies. Your treatment plan may include:
Exercise and physical therapy
Your Bryant Wellness Institute provider understands that it’s a challenge to stay active when you’re in pain. Therapies such as massage and stretching combined with a structured exercise program stimulate blood flow, strengthens muscles, improves your range of motion, and relieves your pain.
Chiropractors specialize in treating back pain, which responds well to a wide range of chiropractic techniques. Your Bryant Wellness Institute provider recommends therapies such as spinal manipulation and mobilization, spinal decompression, and trigger point therapy.
Weight loss management
One pound of extra weight adds four pounds of pressure to your lower back when you walk and double that amount when you run. This degree of excessive stress accelerates degenerative disease and makes it difficult to heal from injuries. The team at Bryant Wellness Institute offers customized weight loss management including nutritional analysis, meal planning, and natural weight loss supplements.
If you suffer from back pain, the team at Bryan Wellness Institute can help. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.