Bryan Dufrene Houma Chiropractor
This year marks 30 years since I graduated from chiropractic college! So many things have changed and progressed since I first began practice. While maintaining the traditions of care I learned in school, I have made a continual effort to incorporate the latest research and technologies to help my patients get the best and quickest results possible.
After receiving my undergraduate degree in biology from N.S.U. I began my professional training at Texas Chiropractic College and graduated with academic honors in 1984. I continued my studies with an emphasis in orthopedics and became one of only a handful of chiropractors in Louisiana to become Board Certified in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1993. This specialty focuses on joint and spinal conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and other types of joint and spinal conditions.
As we have kept up with the advancements in technology I added the Antalgic-Trak Decompression System to our treatments in 2009. Antalgic-Trak is the most advanced range of motion spinal decompression system currently available. The results of a study presented at the 19th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management stated the Antalgic-Trak has a 95% success rate in eliminating neck and back pain. And now we are the only chiropractic clinic in Louisiana with the Class IV K-Laser. The K-Laser is helpful in treating many types of pain including neck pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, knee pain, and more!
I originally opened St. Charles Chiropractic in the beginning of 2012. My first year practicing in Houma, I continued to operate my clinic in Raceland. As the success of my practice grew in Houma I decided to work here in Houma full time. Since 2016, I renamed the practice to Back & Neck Pain Relief.
I am extremely proud of my caring staff. Gina and Nikki are truly dedicated to helping our patients. We all do our best to make our patients feel like ‘family’. And that’s my goal. To treat each patient as though they were part of my family.
I have always been one to continually improve and expand my knowledge to help my patients. The newest treatment we will offer at my clinic is Dry Needling. Dry Needling is effective in normaling pain, reducing inflammation and swelling, and helping the body to heal. The concept of using needles to alleviate pain and improve health goes back many centuries with acupuncture. There are some significant differences between acupuncture and dry needling though. Acupuncture is based upon the ‘Meridian’ theory. This concept believe that the acupuncture points lie along channels or pathways called meridians. Dry Needing is primarily based upon the nerves that travel through the body. These nerves control or effect the various joints, muscle, blood vessels and other tissues of the body.
Dry Needling is often effective for muscular pain and joint problems, as well as, nerve related problems.
Conditions such as plantar fasciitis, hip pain, TMJ pain, and spinal pain can respond very well to Dry Needling. This in combination with the other high-tech treatments we offer provides exceptional relief for many acute and chronic conditions I see in my practice every day!
I see patients Monday through Thursday at my St. Charles St. location. Our hours are 9 AM – Noon and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. We offer both short term relief care and more involved treatment programs for the more advanced or serious conditions. My mission is to give you the most effective, safe treatments available so you can get back on track and out of pain quickly. And to do this without surgery or drugs.
To schedule an appointment call 985-655-4373.
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Bryan J. Dufrene, DC, DABCO