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Neck & Back Pain

Bryant Medical Group

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractic Care located in Broussard, LA & New Iberia, LA

Neck and back pain are two of the most common causes of pain and disability among adults in the United States. For all causes of neck and back pain, see the team at Bryant Medical Group for efficient diagnosis and effective conservative treatment options. With two locations in Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana, you can get care where it’s most convenient for you. To schedule a visit, call or book online today.

Neck & Back Pain

Why does my neck or back hurt?

Neck and back pain can come from any of the anatomical structures in the back. The most common causes of neck and back pain come from muscle strains and ligaments strains, though other possible pain generators include:

  • Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral joints
  • Intervertebral discs
  • Spinal nerves
  • Muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Sacroiliac joints

It’s also possible for pain from the neck to travel into the arms and shoulders or pain from the back to travel into the buttocks or legs. In these situations, nerves are typically involved in the pain process by being compressed or irritated — either by a joint, muscle, or disc.

What causes neck or back pain?

Neck and back pain can have many similar causes that come from the spine. The most common causes of spinal pain in the neck and back include:

  • Intervertebral joint dysfunction
  • Facet syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains or whiplash
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated discs

Other potential causes of neck pain include headaches, forward head posture, and shoulder injuries. Back pain can also be caused by sciatica, quadratus lumborum strains, and psoas tendinitis.

What are the signs of a neck or back injury?

Neck and back injuries are common and one of the leading causes of missed work, disability, and chronic pain. If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, you may have a neck or back injury that requires care:

  • Popping, clicking, or cracking in your spine
  • Decreased range of motion or stiffness
  • Pain with specific movements, including turning, bending, or twisting
  • Sharp, shooting pain spreading into the arms or legs
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pain that’s worse when coughing, sneezing, or having a bowel movement

The team at Bryant Medical Group offers comprehensive treatment for all causes of neck and back pain and provides referrals for more complex conditions when needed.

How are neck and back pain treated?

Treatment for neck and back pain depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your pain or dysfunction. Treatment options available at Bryant Medical Group include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Ergonomic suggestions for your workstation

The team works with you to develop an effective and efficient treatment plan so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible.

To schedule a visit for neck or back pain, book online or call Bryant Medical Group now.