Back Pain Chiropractor Fort Washington

Back Pain Chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD

Lower back pain is a physical discomfort felt at the lumbar region. This is between your tailbone and the bottom of your ribs. Mid back pain is in the thoracic region from below your shoulder blades to your hips. Upper back pain is in the thoracic vertebral area from the base of the neck to between the shoulder blades. 

Back pain can start for any number of reasons. It can result from an injury, poor posture, or overuse. Causes also include a weak core, spinal degeneration or muscle strain. Diseases such as herniated discs, kidney stones, or cancer can also cause back pain. It can start as a sudden severe pain or a minor pain that gets worse over time. It can also comes and go. Some pain medications and self-remedies may temporarily relieve pain. However, they do not fix the underlying issues that caused it. If back pain is not treated early, the person in pain may risk long term complications. This can result in more invasive treatment options, such as surgery. This is why it is always best to get treated as soon as possible.   

Kaizo Health is a highly-rated back pain chiropractor in Ft Washington. We also practice physical therapeutic rehab exercise and have a convenient location in downtown Fort Washington, MD. They have been helping people with low, mid and upper back pain for over a decade. Our doctors are expertly trained and experienced at treating all kinds of back pain. 

Here, we will provide information on symptoms, causes, and treatment options available to help your back pain.

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Eliminate Daily Back Pain From your Life 

Our doctors develop a customized treatment plan suited to your body’s specific needs. They use state-of-the-art technology in conjunction with evidenced-based, holistic treatment methods. 

What are the symptoms of lower back pain?

Symptoms of back pain can include but are not limited to: 

  • Dull pain in your lower upper or mid back. 
  • Excruciating shooting pain in the lower upper or mid back. 
  • Stabbing pain in the lower upper or mid back 
  • Radiation of pain, numbness, or tingling down to your leg. 
  • Increased or onset of pain when bending, lifting, standing or moving. 
  • Stiffness and muscle spasms in the back, hips and pelvic area. 
  • Pain that disturbs sleep or wakes you at night, or requires you to limit motion or activities 

Why you should not ignore back pain.

Ignoring lower, mid, or upper back pain can have severe consequences. It can also cause long-term problems. Left untreated, permanent damage can occur to the back. This can result in expensive and invasive back surgery to repair the damage. It can also cause chronic pain or dependency on prescription pain medication. Ignoring back pain can also cause permanent damage to other parts of the body. This includes the nervous system, spine, vertebra, and discs. 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it may be time to find help! Don’t sit around in pain, call us today and we’ll get you in promptly for an initial consultation and start your journey back to living more pain free.

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What causes lower back pain?

Lower back pain can occur as a result of the following: 

  • Carrying something 
  • Fall or injury 
  • Car accidents 
  • ports injuries 
  • Pregnancy
  • Overuse/repeated motions
  • Strain or injury from exercise or improper form 
  • Sitting for an extended period
  • Poor posture
  • Gradual onset from old injuries
  • Referred pain from other areas
  • Compensation for weakness, instability, or other injuries

How do we treat lower back pain?

  • Book an appointment or call us to schedule a consultation and evaluation is a Ft. Washington chiropractic doctor.
  • The chiropractic doctor will review your back pain symptoms and discuss your treatment options.
  • A natural and holistic custom individualized treatment plan for your back pain will be prescribed and implemented with routine check-ins on progress that will include hands on rehabilitative exercises and other treatments.
  • An in home therapy plan will also be prescribed and updated regularly so that you can experience back pain relief between visits and continue your progress outside of the clinic. 
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Why should you choose Kaizo Health Fort Washington to treat your back pain?

Chiropractors are experienced doctors in treating and relieving back pain. Your back pain chiropractor will review all your symptoms and medical history. They will work to understand the possible underlying causes of your back pain. Chiropractic care focuses on manual techniques, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises. These can include soft tissue and muscle work, spinal adjustments and more. A chiropractor uses natural therapies to treat your area of injury. A chiropractor may also recommend treatments like dry needling or cupping. These can be helpful for even more effective healing, depending on your condition. 

Truly, when you choose Kaizo-Health you are choosing to work with a leading back pain Chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD. Our team can truly help you as you work to become more pain free.

Meet the Fort Washington Chiropractors

Dr. Berch Fritz

Clinic Director & Doctor of Chiropractic with Physical Therapy Privileges

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Contact Information

9300 Livingston Rd, Ste 100
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 301-203-6734
Fax: 240-766-0301

Our Fort Washington chiropractors will help you take control of your life.

At Kaizo Health, we take all conditions seriously. We want to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain. Our doctors perform a thorough examination to assess and treat your body as a whole. We’re a leading back pain chiropractor in Ft. Washington and will help you strategize a game plan for dealing with pain in your head, neck, back, shoulder, hip and more.

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Chiropractic Questions? We’ve got answers…

01. What is a chiropractic back adjustment?

A manual adjustment or manipulation is when a chiropractor uses their hands or tools to apply pressure to the spine or back. This procedure improves movement in the back and spine. It also improves the body’s overall physical function. 

During a typical chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor places you in a specific positions. Often, you’re positioned lying facedown on a specially designed, padded chiropractic table. The chiropractor uses his or her hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint. This pushes it beyond its usual range of motion. You may hear popping or cracking sounds as your chiropractor moves your joints. This is completely normal during your treatment session. 

You can find a video on chiropractic adjustments for back pain here

02. Will my medical insurance cover chiropractic care or back pain treatment?

Most major insurances typically cover chiropractic treatments. You can call our chiropractic office in Fort Washington, Maryland, to discuss your insurance coverage. If you don’t have insurance, we also offer affordable discount self-pay options and payment plans.

03. How do I relieve back pain? / How do I get rid of back pain? 

The following practices will help in the pain relief for back pain: 

  • Hot water bottle or warm pad compression on the affected area to relieve tight or strained muscles. 
  • Ice pack compression on the area of injury. Cold compression will help reduce the pain and risk of inflammation. 
  • Epsom salt bath. This can help reduce pain and inflammation. It can be used as frequently as you desire. Try two cups of Epsom salt in warm water. 
  • At-home devices such a foam roller, compression gun, or stretching. 

These at-home remedies may work to temporarily relieve pain but it is recommended you see a back pain doctor in Fort Washington, MD to get to the root cause of the problem and ensure it doesn’t worsen.  

04. What can cause lower back pain in women?

Lower back pain can result

  • Pregnancy 
  • Carrying heavy materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Improper exercise form or technique.
  • Forward or sidewards trunk bending.
  • Falls.
  • Sitting for a long period of time.
  • Obesity.

It’s more likely to occur in women than men because of some hormonal indicators such as stress, anxiety, and frequent mood shifts.

05. What exercises help with back pain?

Exercises such as stretching and foam rolling can help with back pain. Low impact exercises such as walking or yoga can also help.

06. How to know if back pain is serious? When should I worry?

Pain is not a good indicator of how serious your back pain is. You can have severe damage in your lower back but only experience light to moderate pain. If you notice pain in your lower back, you should make an appointment with a back pain chiropractor to understand the extent of your injury or pain. You should immediately seek care if your back pain is accompanies by: High fever, loss of bladder control, severe stomach pain, or persisting leg weakness.

07. Is heat or cold better for lower back pain?

Deciding between heat or cold compression for your back injury depends on the cause of the pain. Heat provides better relief from stiffness, muscle spasms and tension. Cold compress is better for pain caused by a specific injury. Cold compression can help reduce inflammation and swelling.

08. Is walking good for back pain?

Walking can help relieve tension in your lower back. It is a good low-impact exercise that can loosen the muscles and increase blood flow.

09. How can I relax my back muscles?

To relax and ease tension in your back muscles, try the following movements:

  • Extend your legs while lying on your back
  • Gently raise your left leg up with your knee slightly bent.
  • Draw your knee towards your chest.
  • Hold still for 30 Seconds
  • Repeat the same on the right leg.

If this exercise elicits pain…do not push through. Contact us immediately for an appointment.

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Kaizo Health Awards

First multi-location practice in the entire country recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s Back Pain Recognition Program (BPRP)

First Performance Health Centers of Excellence in the US

America’s Most Loved Practices as the top seven doctors in the country in patient satisfaction by Drscore.com

Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private US companies

Volt Awards Technology Implementer by Smart CEO Magazine

America’s Most Loved Doctor by drscore.com by having the highest patient satisfaction scores of any doctor in the US (Landover)

Top 10 best chiropractic clinics in Fairfax, VA by expertise.com

OFFICIAL NIH RESEARCH SITE

We are so proud to announce that our clinics have been named an Official Research Site by the NIH as we continue our research on safe pain management approaches! 

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Book an Appointment

Please use the booking tool here to schedule your first appointment for back pain evaluation and treatment with our chiropractor in Fort Washington, MD. If needed we will be in touch with follow up questions or we will just email you with next steps.   

We offer same-day appointments when available. You can book an appointment online now or call or text our Ft. Washington office at 301-203-6734.  

If you can’t find the appointment day or time that you are looking for, please contact our office at (240) 766-0300. You can also request an appointment here and we will reach out to you. We can often squeeze people in, when appropriate. You can also contact our office with any additional questions or request further information 

What our patients have to say

What can I say about this staff? They are the bomb.com. Friendly, fun, attentive and always on time. I am a returning customer from years back, so this alone explains itself. I would refer this office over and over again. Thank you team KAIZO for a job well done. I want to say a special thanks to Dr. Berch and Dr. Kevin.

– Laverne Barbour

Never imagined that therapy sessions would be so much fun. Thanks to the team of Dr. Berch Fritz who has helped me manage my pains through the routines and other techniques they have provided me.Apart from the treatment they offer is the enjoyable environment that contributes to the healing process of their patients.

Kudos to the entire team especially to the chiropractic assistants for their patience, care and thorough monitoring that helped me improve in every step of the way. Kaizo Health Fort Washington is definitely worth a try.

– J. Karla B

Excellent staff. From the moment I walked in toDr Fritz took the time to explain what’s happening in detail, patiently and with a big smile.
Kind and energetic, funny too so they make the session easy going and have great results. One visit and I was able to walk much better with very little to almost no pain. 😁😁👍

– Patricia Ewin