Back Pain

Causes of chronic back pain range from sciatica (compression of the sciatic nerve), spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease to spinal subluxation (vertebral misalignment) and arthritis. To ensure you are receiving the appropriate back pain treatment, Dr. Edwards will evaluate your symptoms, determine the exact location of your pain, and examine your back, neck, and shoulders before developing a personalized, chiropractic treatment program.

Back Pain

Chiropractic Adjustments for Back Pain

An adjustment involves gently manipulating spinal vertebrae back into their normal positions. Misalignment of the spine may occur without causing immediate symptoms, especially when misalignment happens due to stress, aging or performing daily activities. Vertebral subluxation due to physical trauma almost always produces rapid onset of pain and may reduce your range of motion.

Chiropractic adjustments relieve nerve compression caused by vertebrae pressing on nerves extending out of the spine. If you are diagnosed with a bulging or herniated disc, an adjustment will also remove pressure on nerves by adjusting vertebrae so that bulging discs are no longer irritating nerves and nerve endings.

Spinal Decompression for Back Pain Relief

By increasing space between vertebrae, spinal decompression removes nerve compression and stops bulging discs from inflaming nearby nerves. Spinal decompression involves a special traction table to move your body in a way that naturally stretches the spine to provide quick back pain relief. If your doctor has recommended surgery for a herniated disc, decompression may offer a nonsurgical alternative for successfully treating herniated discs.

Corrective Exercise Therapy for Back Pain

When used in conjunction with adjustments and/or spinal decompression, corrective exercises help decrease chronic pain, strengthen muscles weakened by inflammation and relieve strain on your lumbar (lower) spine.

Lumbar stabilization using corrective exercise therapy is a powerfully effective method for increasing flexibility, gaining control over movements involving your spine and potentially reducing your risk of suffering future back pain or back injuries. In addition, we offer lifestyle advice to further support recovery from back pain caused by spinal misalignment, disc degenerative disorder or spinal stenosis.

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are tired of taking medications that only provide temporary relief, schedule a consultation with Dr. Edwards today.

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Welcome to Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Dr. G. Forrest Edwards

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Do you suffer from persistent pain in joints or muscles? Have you been involved in an injury auto accident? Perhaps you or a loved one is suffering from neck or back pain or even headaches. If so, your journey to health and wellness starts with a visit to Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc. and an appointment with G. Forrest Edwards, D.C., D.A.B.C.O. Dr. Edwards and his professional staff have been helping patients recover from pain since 1985 and began his practice in Hoover, Alabama in 2005. He is the Hoover chiropractor that helps resolve his patients’ pain and discomfort issues holistically, helping the body heal itself without the use of drugs. You don't have to accept pain as a part of life when you visit Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

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Dr. Edwards has been recognized as one of the best spinal decompression physicians in America and our center has been named one of the Top 10 centers for non-surgical care.

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G. Forrest Edwards, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.

Dr. Edwards has successfully treated thousands of patients with back and neck pain. He offers custom, patient-specific chiropractic care, rehabilitative exercises and high-tech diagnostic screening. Dr. Edwards has received numerous awards for his patient care and dedication. A strong concern for the well-being of his patients, a well-trained staff, modern equipment and procedures for dealing with the suffering of low back and neck pain are the combination of ingredients you will find when you visit Dr. Edwards.

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Customized Treatments

Many of our patients come to us out of a sense of frustration. They've been unable to find relief from pain, sometimes even with the use of powerful or potentially addictive drugs. At Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc., we take a holistic approach. We conduct a thorough examination to determine the source of the pain and then lay out a plan of therapy to resolve the issue, not just cover the discomfort through painkillers. Our patients discover a new sense of health and wellness because we address the core issues creating their pain.

Insurance Accepted

Medical insurance plans may change from year to year and coverage varies depending on treatment plans and procedures. Please call us if you would like help verifying your benefits. We are happy to provide this service to our patients.

Our Convenient Location

Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

Dr. G. Forrest Edwards

River Oaks Village
3742 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216

Office Hours

  • Monday

  • 7:00am - 6:00pm

  • Tuesday

  • By Appointment

  • Wednesday

  • 7:00am - 6:00pm

  • Thursday

  • 7:00am - 6:00pm

  • Friday

  • By Appointment

  • Saturday

  • Closed

  • Sunday

  • Closed

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