Back and Neck Pain

Back and Neck Pain

One of the most prominent reasons why individuals visit the physician is lower back pain that is often caused by injury, accident, or muscle strain. There are more chronic forms of the ailment that involve structural issues like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.

The scope of lower back pain in individuals can range from mild to heavy pains which sometimes affects the daily activities of the individual. With this ailment, the level of physical damage does not correlate with the level of pain being suffered by the patient. Sometimes, a simple strain can cause extreme pain in the lower back making it difficult for the patient to walk or stand. In another situation, a large or completely degenerated disc can be painless.

Neck pain can occur as a result of car accidents, muscle strain, arthritis, and a pinched nerve. Most times, patients who suffer from neck pain can get relief through adequate rest, massages, and the use of pain-relieving pills. However, there are chronic forms of the ailment that cause patients to suffer greatly and require proactive treatment.

Dr. Doug Stithem begins treatment of these ailments by carrying out an intensive examination that includes x-rays to pinpoint the root cause of the pain. The doctor then implements a plan to begin the long term healing process needed to get rid of the root of the problem.

Dr. Doug can restore the balance of the human body to speed up the healing process with the use of the latest spinal decompression technology. The tools and guidance provide can help patients maintain a healthy back and neck for the rest of their lives.


I’ve had years of chronic back pain and was recently diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease. My husband and I started the journey of speaking with surgeons and specialists and honestly had a lot of discouraging conversations that ranged from needing spinal surgery to needing to equip our house to be ADA approved for my inevitable decline. As a woman in her 20’s, this news was jarring. My husband and I felt we needed to take the month of February to seek the Lord and discern what we should do next. In that month we stumbled across Crossroads Brain and Spine and were honestly willing to hear anyone out at this point. In my free consultation appointment, Dr. Lea and his staff offered me genuine hope for the first time in years. I left my first meeting knowing in my soul this was a team I could trust. They walked me through the entire office, attentively listened to my entire story without rushing or cutting me off, asked follow up questions for clarity, had extreme knowledge and explained why I was experiencing specific symptoms (which no one has been able to articulate), and created a personalized treatment plan based on what he saw from my scans and heard from my pain. I’m currently halfway through my treatment program and the results have been unparalleled. For the first time in years, my pain has decreased to almost nothing and I’m back to some of the activities I love: walking with my husband, hiking, etc. That alone is incredible because I was told I would never be able to experience those activities again. His team is so patient and so kind. They know about me and my family, my job and my hobbies. When they say they care, they mean it. You can tell by the way they look at you it’s more than a job to them.

Neck pain can be caused by a number of factors, including car accident, muscle strain, arthritis, or a “pinched” nerve. While most neck pain tends to resolve itself with rest, pain relievers and massage, some people experience significant trauma and suffer chronic pain that requires a more proactive treatment.

Dr. Doug starts with a thorough examination and x-rays to determine the root cause of your pain, then follows through with a carefully designed plan to help you start on a long term healing process. Using the latest spinal decompression technology, he can restore your body’s balance and get you on the road to recovery — with tools and guidance to maintain a healthy back and neck for life.

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