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Lower Back Pain near Scott LA

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Happy couple dancing in Scott, LA kitchen after successful lower back pain treatment at Cavanaugh Chiropractic.

Welcome to Cavanaugh Chiropractic, where your journey to relieve back pain begins with a personalized touch and a smile! Nestled in the heart of our vibrant community, directly in the center of Lafayette Parish, we’re not just any chiropractic office; we’re your neighbors, dedicated to bringing comfort and healing right to you. Our mission is to empower every individual from our beloved surrounding towns, like Scott, LA and beyond, with the care and knowledge to lead a life free of back pain. Every visit tells a story of transformation and healing. Now, let me share with you one of those stories, a testament to the strength and resilience of our community members, and a reflection of our commitment to health and wellness for all.

Please note, to respect the privacy and protect the confidentiality of our patients, names and any identifying health information in the following story has been changed. Our commitment to patient confidentiality is paramount, as we share this transformative journey with you.

Scott LA’s Chiropractic Treatment:  Mr. Boudreaux’s Tale of Lower Back Pain Scott LA

Sometime last spring, I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Boudreaux from Scott LA. He had recently hurt his lower back while dancing at the Boudin Festival. As he described it, “I tried to do the move from dirty dancing where Patrick Swayze lifts Baby up in the air but I’m not as strong as I used to be and we both fell on the ground.”  He did not originally think he was that injured because he enjoyed himself that day at the festival. The next day, however, was a different story. He could not get out of bed the next morning. His back had locked up and he was experiencing such severe muscle spasms and low back pain that he had trouble rolling over in bed. Getting dressed was now a major task. There was no way he’d be able to go to work like this. He has had spinal adjustments before for a muscle strain and a herniated disc when he sought chiropractic care because of previous car accidents and wanted to know if that could also be one of his treatment options. His previous chiropractor no longer accepted his insurance and he just wanted to fix his low back pain and avoid surgery.

Aligning Aspirations with Chiropractic Precision: Targeting Lower Back Pain Goals

Mr. Boudreaux had simple goals he wanted to be able to sleep through the night with minimal back pain and discomfort and he wanted to be able to go back to work. He had a desk job which did not require much activity but, the state he was in, it would be very difficult to function due to his high pain scale. Another goal that Mr. Boudreaux expressed was that he wanted to be able to dress himself without experiencing back pain. He found that it was the simple act of bending over to put on his pants, socks, and shoes that really lit his lower back up.

The Diagnostic Breakthrough: A Chiropractor’s Insight into the Lower Back

After speaking to Mr. Boudreaux about how he hurt himself and find out what he wanted to accomplish with our chiropractic treatment, I began to perform an exam. We took X-rays as a standard precaution because of the acute injury and amount of back pain he was in so that we could rule out many red flags that would be contraindications to our treatment. X-rays came back completely normal. They were negative for degenerative disc disease, poor posture, and other changes to the lumbar spine that are commonly seen in people his age. Range of motion of his lower back was greatly reduced in all planes and painful.  Muscle testing of his legs was also normal. Upon performing an orthopedic exam, he tested positive for Kemp’s test. Kemp’s test is performed by passively pushing your body into flexion, then lateral flexion, and finally extension. Mr. Boudreaux experienced severe back pain bilaterally during this test which indicated that his facet joints might be causing his pain.

Scott LA’s Solution to Lower Back Pain: A Chiropractor’s Treatment Symphony

I believed that Mr. Boudreaux would benefit from a combination of spinal manipulation and other passive and manual therapy techniques to decrease his back pain symptoms. First we began an adjustment to his mid and lower back. The chiropractic adjustment restores normal motion to fixated joints.  This was accomplished with a high velocity low amplitude thrust. It is incredibly safe and effective, especially for the condition that Mr. Boudreaux exhibited. After the adjustment, I went over simple exercises and stretches that he could perform at home to help decrease his back pain while restoring function and relieving muscle tension. Next, we moved to our therapy department where Mr. Boudreaux was treated to our Intersegmental Traction table and muscle stimulation.  Our intersegmental traction table provides relief to your spine by gently forcing your spine into motion while also relaxing muscles and improving blood flow. Our muscle stimulation sends an electrical current through the electrodes attached to your muscles and gets them to contract.  This produces a similar benefit to exercising without as much discomfort.  Mr. Boudreaux understood that this was not a one-time fix.  Chiropractors are not magicians.  He knew this would be a process and he was committed to getting better.   

Celebrating Recovery: Mr. Boudreaux’s Chiropractic Care Journey from Lower Back Pain to Flexibility

Like many of our patients, Mr. Boudreaux responded well to his back pain treatment. It was a few weeks into his treatment plan before all of his goals were met. Some of his goals were met quickly, like returning to his desk job, while others took a bit more time.  He was able to dress himself the whole time but it took a while before he could do it pain free.  The neat thing about this goal was that he was able to see tangible improvements every week.  First, he could put his underwear back on without back pain.  Then it was his pants.  Within a couple of weeks, he was putting on his socks and shoes pain free.  The first goal he was able to accomplish though was sleeping throughout the night with minimal back pain and discomfort.  He was able to do that on the first night with the aid of strategically aligned pillows, OTC pain medicine (Tylenol), and an ice pack. 

Curtain Call: Mr. Boudreaux’s Lower Back Pain Relief in Scott LA

To summarize, last spring, Mr. Boudreaux of Scott, LA, experienced a lower back injury during a spirited attempt at a dance move at the Boudin Festival. With goals of sleeping back pain-free and returning to work, he turned to us at Cavanaugh Chiropractic for help. Despite normal X-rays, his pain was significant, with a reduced range of motion and positive Kemp’s test indicating facet joint issues. Our comprehensive treatment plan included chiropractic adjustments, home exercises, intersegmental traction, and muscle stimulation. Mr. Boudreaux’s commitment to recovery and back pain relief was unwavering, and over the weeks, he saw remarkable improvements—returning to work, dressing independently, and most importantly, sleeping through the night with minimal pain.

Begin Your Path to Relief: Contact a Trusted Chiropractor near Scott LA for Lower Back Pain Solutions

If you, like Mr. Boudreaux, are seeking relief from back pain that hinders your daily life, remember that Cavanaugh Chiropractic is here for you. Our approach is thorough, safe, and tailored to meet your individual needs. You don’t have to live with pain; real relief and recovery are possible. Begin your journey to lower back pain management by calling us at (337) 984-5852. At Cavanaugh Chiropractic, we’ve got your back. 

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With over 50 years of experience, Michael and his son, Dr. Matthew Cavanaugh are glad to offer their experience in treating patients with back pain and neck pain throughout the Acadiana area.

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