Lower Back Pain Specialist

Bishops Corner Family Chiropractic

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in West Hartford, CT

Lower back pain can range from nagging to debilitating. But there’s no need to suffer from either. Dr. Kevin R. Barry of Bishops Corner Family Chiropractic in West Hartford, Connecticut brings over two decades of experience to relieving lower back pain for patients throughout the greater West Hartford area. Put lower back pain in your past by scheduling your appointment online, or call to meet with Dr. Barry, today.

Lower Back Pain Q&A

What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain is frequently caused by overuse and strain on soft tissues like muscles and ligaments. Activities that cause soft tissue back pain include:

  • Bending, twisting or pulling the wrong way
  • Overuse of your back
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Improper lifting
  • Workplace, or athletic injuries

Most people are affected by lower back pain at some time in their life. Whether this is a one-time occurrence or a chronic condition, help is available. Chiropractic care offers drug-free treatments and therapies to relieve and heal your problems with lower back pain.

Mechanical issues dealing with misalignment of the vertebra and discs may also cause lower back pain especially if this misalignment impinges on a nerve. These problems are best solved by spinal manipulation, restorative exercises, and massage. For most people, with proper treatment, this pain can resolve itself in a few days, but some injuries require multiple treatments and a few months to heal.

How is lower back pain treated?

Dr. Barry will do a thorough evaluation of your back pain including discussing your exercise, diet, work situation, and your posture. While your pain may have been caused by one circumstance, it may not be healing because of another one. With a careful analysis, he will diagnose the source of the problem and resolve it through treatment to heal your back and end your pain.

What is spinal manipulation?

Spinal manipulation is a treatment performed by the use of hands or a device to apply controlled force to a joint of the spine. This will readjust the joint or joints in your spine to help relieve your pain.

Some patients experience full results with one manipulation while others will require multiple treatments to get full pain relief and regain complete mobility.

Dr. Barry will arrange for treatments that may include other therapeutic methods including exercise and massage to help eliminate your lower back pain.

People with chronic lower back pain have been shown to benefit from spinal manipulation whereas long-term use of opioid painkillers has not been shown to improve this condition.

Are there any side effects to spinal manipulation?

Yes. Spinal manipulation can cause tenderness in the adjustment area for a few days.