Back Pain

Back Pain Specialist
When you have back pain that won’t go away, it can have a significant impact on your everyday life. Back pain can make it hard to move around, sit or stand comfortably, and participate in certain activities. You might even have trouble sleeping if the pain’s bad enough. At Ward Chiropractic, Dr. Jeremy Ward and Dr. Patti Bray provide chiropractic treatment for patients in Lake Charles, Louisiana who have back pain.

Back Pain Q & A

Ward Chiropractic

What are the symptoms of back pain?

Back pain doesn’t affect everyone the same way. Your back pain might be a mild ache that doesn’t ease up, even with over-the-counter pain relievers. You might have back pain that’s sharp and sudden, especially if you twist or turn your back. When you have back pain, it might grow worse when you stand up after you’ve been sitting for a while. Coughing, sneezing, and similar movements might also make your back pain worse. Back pain can mainly occur in your lower back on one or both sides, or it can affect your upper back.

Why do I have back pain?

Dr. Ward evaluates your condition to discover the cause of your back pain, which allows him to create an effective treatment plan. Several things can cause back pain, including the following:

  • Muscle strain
  • Compression fractures
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Ligament damage
  • Osteoarthritis or another condition that causes joint inflammation

Am I at risk of back pain?

You might have a higher chance of having back pain if you have risk factors for it. These include having a sedentary lifestyle, rather than an active one, and being overweight. When you have excess weight, it puts more pressure on your spine. You might also have an increased risk of having back pain if you have arthritis or other medical problems that cause joint pain and stiffness.

How does Dr. Ward treat back pain?

Dr. Ward provides chiropractic treatment for back pain. It involves adjusting your spine to ensure that it’s aligned correctly, which allows it to heal better and reduces pressure on nerves in the affected area. Whether you have lower or upper back pain, Dr. Ward can perform spinal adjustments to promote natural healing. He might also recommend the active release technique, which helps ease tension on your muscles and other soft tissue in the affected area.

Is chiropractic care safe for back pain?

Although chiropractic care involves moving your spinal discs around to get them into alignment, it shouldn’t hurt or cause any damage. Dr. Ward uses either a hands-on approach or a table or other device to perform these adjustments with as much care as possible. You might be slightly sore after your treatment, but this is temporary.

If you need chiropractic care for back pain, please contact Ward Chiropractic to schedule an appointment.

Ask us

Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!

Follow Us
Hours