Back & Neck Chiropractic

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Back and neck pain is one of the most common complaints treated by chiropractors. Here at Sunrise Chiropractic, we first look to determine the cause of the pain. This usually involves a thorough examination that includes a health history and getting an idea of what your daily life looks like. We usually start with a physical and neurological examination along with chiropractic adjustments to see how you improve. Our team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.

What Causes Lower Back Pain
What Causes Neck Pain
What Causes Upper Back Pain
Discover Relief From Back and Neck Pain
At-Home Exercises
How We Can Help
Chiropractor relieving sciatica pain

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain can stem from a variety of factors, ranging from everyday activities to underlying medical conditions. Here are some of the common causes of lower back pain: 

  • Muscle strain from lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, or poor posture. 
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis 
  • Injuries, like fractures or trauma to the spine
  • Certain lifestyle factors such as obesity, sedentary habits, or smoking
  • Conditions like sciatica, spinal stenosis, or infections

Identifying the specific cause is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan and addressing the underlying issues. Individuals experiencing persistent or severe lower back pain should consult with healthcare professionals for a comprehensive assessment and appropriate management.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain can have diverse origins, often arising from a combination of lifestyle, occupational, and medical factors. Here are several common causes of neck pain: 

  • Poor posture, particularly with prolonged periods of looking down at screens or improper ergonomics
  • Muscle strain due to activities like heavy lifting or repetitive motions can 
  • Injuries such as whiplash from car accidents or sudden impacts can lead to neck pain as well 
  • Degenerative conditions, like cervical osteoarthritis or herniated discs 
  • Stress and tension can manifest physically, causing muscles in the neck to tighten and trigger pain
  • Sleeping in an awkward position or using an unsupportive pillow can also contribute to neck pain
  • Underlying medical conditions such as infections, tumors, or spinal abnormalities may be responsible

Identifying the specific cause is essential for developing an effective treatment plan, which may involve exercise routines, lifestyle adjustments, or other interventions tailored to address the underlying issues contributing to neck pain. Individuals experiencing persistent or severe neck pain should consult with healthcare professionals for a comprehensive assessment and appropriate management.

What Causes Upper Back Pain?

Upper back pain can be attributed to various factors, often stemming from the muscles, joints, or other structures in the thoracic spine. Here are several causes of upper-back pain: 

  • Poor posture, especially after prolonged sitting
  • Strain on the muscles and ligaments 
  • Injuries, such as fractures or muscle sprains
  • Issues with the discs between the vertebrae, like herniation or degeneration
  • Certain medical conditions, such as osteoarthritis, scoliosis, or inflammation of the joints
  • Poorly designed ergonomics in workspaces, heavy backpacks, and stress-related muscle tension

Finding the cause of your upper-back pain is important for devising an effective treatment plan, which may include exercises to improve posture, chiropractic care, or other interventions based on the underlying issues contributing to the upper-back pain. Individuals experiencing persistent or severe upper back pain should seek professional medical advice for a thorough evaluation and appropriate management.

Discover Relief From Back and Neck Pain

Finding relief from sciatica pain involves looking into both immediate symptoms and potential underlying causes. Seeking guidance from a healthcare professional, like a chiropractor, is crucial for personalized advice on relieving sciatica pain. Chiropractic care including spinal adjustments and manipulations, will help to alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve and enhance overall spinal health.

It is crucial to consult with healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate and personalized plan for finding relief from back and neck pain based on the individual's specific needs and underlying causes.

At Home Exercises for Back and Neck Pain

While it's important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice, there are several at-home exercises that may help relieve back and neck pain. Here are a few exercises that can help with neck and back pain. Remember to start slowly, listen to your body, and cease any exercise that causes pain. If pain persists or worsens, consult with a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation.

  • Neck stretches: Gently tilt your head to one side, holding for 15-30 seconds, and repeat on the other side. Also, try forward and backward neck stretches.
  • Neck rotations: Slowly turn your head to one side, holding for a few seconds, and then repeat on the other side.
  • Chin tucks: Sit or stand with a straight spine, then gently tuck your chin towards your chest, feeling a stretch in the back of your neck.
  • Cat-Cow Stretch: On your hands and knees, arch your back up (like a cat) and then dip it down (like a cow).
    Child's Pose: Kneel on the floor, sit back on your heels, and reach your arms forward to stretch your lower back.
  • Pelvic Tilts: Lie on your back with knees bent, gently rock your pelvis backward and forward, engaging your core muscles.

How We Can Help

Experience relief from sciatica pain with the expert care provided by our dedicated team at Sunrise Chiropractic. Sciatica pain often occurs on one side of the body, with individuals reporting sharp pain in the leg or hip and occasional numbness. Some may even feel discomfort in the backside of the calf or the sole of the foot, leading to weakness and difficulty moving the affected leg.

Our comprehensive approach begins with a thorough examination of your lower back to identify potential spine and muscle-related issues contributing to your discomfort. Through detailed history-taking, examinations, and muscle tests, we work collaboratively with you to pinpoint the root cause of your sciatic pain.

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At Sunrise Chiropractic, we tailor our treatment plans to address the specific factors contributing to your sciatica. Our goal is to provide targeted and effective care, offering relief and enhancing your overall well-being. Don't let back and neck pain limit your mobility and quality of life—schedule a consultation with our team to embark on a journey towards lasting relief.

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Great chiropractor!! If you need to see someone go to see Sunrise Chiropractor, gentle and patient, listens to your needs! Excellent patient care!!

Netty M.

Dr. Ward is the best Chiropractor I’ve ever used. As a weight lifter I thrash on my body and Dr .Ward is through in his care. I’m not rushed in and out. He doesn’t just use wonky new age tools – he actually is physical and manipulates my body! I love that he doesn’t force me to have a 6

Mike S.

Dr. Ward was able to see me quickly after I reached out (same day!) for lots of pain in my shoulder/neck area. He did not rush through the appointment. He listened to me and was very careful/gentle making sure I was comfortable through the entire process. I really appreciated that he explained what he was doing and clearly helped me

Kayla G.

I have been treated by Dr. Ward in the past. He is such an awesome Chiro and helped my headaches and neck pain! Wish I was closer to get more adjustments from him!

Stephen J.

Dr. Ward is an excellent chiropractor! I’ve been treated by him many times. I highly recommend him to everyone!

Alan H.

I brought my two month old in and Tyrel was gentle and kind and made sure to explain everything he was doing. I so appreciate him!

Amber P.

My son has been seeing him for years due to sports related issues. He’s very knowledgeable and kind! Highly recommend for teen athletes!

Nichole M.

10/10 highly recommend!

Adam M.

Dr. Ward is very professional and does an excellent job. He was able to diagnose a problem of mine that several other chiropractors had missed over the years that was life changing for me. Would highly recommend!

Lani L.

Tyrel has helped me on several occasions and always does a great job. Friendly and professional.

Nathan J.

Dr. Ward has his own office now! He has always done a fantastic job working on me and is always great with scheduling on the short notice.

Matthew S.

Dr. Ward is the best! He helps my wife and I so much. Used to get migraines all the time till Dr. Ward worked his magic.

Bason H.

Great chiropractor! Highly recommend.

Melina M.

Dr. Ward is great to work with. He’s treated me on a few occasions, but 2 of my athletic teenagers much more. We all love the way we feel the days following our adjustments. I appreciate his hard work to keep them out on the field.

Edward F.

Dr. Ward is the best out there in my opinion. He’s been working on my back for a few years now.

Mike M.

I can’t express enough how wonderful Dr. Ward is. I’ve seen many chiropractors in Twin Falls, and nothing helped me. My back was completely out – I could barely walk. The first day I went in, I could barely get to the front door. After leaving I was able to walk again. After a couple weeks of weekly appointments, my

Krista M.

Dr. Ward treats my husband and I who seem to always be a bit out of shape. He’s awesome! He takes his time to figure out what’s wrong and the best way to fix it. He adjusted both my kids when they were babies and were gassy & colicky… we say he has magic hands. You won’t regret going to

Natalie E.

Tyrel is an amazing Chiropractor who takes the time needed to care for his patients. He goes above and beyond to ensure they receive the care they need. I highly recommend visiting him.

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