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Dr. Lesa G. Ansell, D.C., R.N.

Chiropractor

Dr. Lesa Ansell is a Chiropractor practicing in Cedar Hill, TX. Dr. Ansell specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Ansell seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Dr. Lesa G. Ansell, D.C., R.N.
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • Accepting new patients

Can a chiropractor help me get relief from muscle pain?

I am dual disciplined as a nurse practitioner and a chiropractor. So, I approach things a little differently. I believe in doing the least invasive thing 1st period and that would READ MORE
I am dual disciplined as a nurse practitioner and a chiropractor. So, I approach things a little differently. I believe in doing the least invasive thing 1st period and that would be adjustments. If a bone is rotated out of place, it puts pressure on a nerve that supplies the muscles. If that occurs, a muscle spasm can occur. Most chiropractors also use some form of electro muscle stimulation in their offices which also can help. In addition to that, in my office, we use muscle relaxer, and do trigger point injections directly into the muscles with a steroids. So, there are many approaches that would be beneficial, it just depends on what you are looking for and which approach you believe is best.

Hope this helps!

Dr. Lesa

Can stress be the reason for back pain?

There certainly can be. When stressed, we often have increased muscle tension. This can put pressure on the nerves, as they exit through the openings in between the vertebrae. READ MORE
There certainly can be. When stressed, we often have increased muscle tension. This can put pressure on the nerves, as they exit through the openings in between the vertebrae. When this occurs, people experience pain.

Sr. Lesa G. Ansell, DC, APRN, AGNP-C

My back hurts when I sit down. Why?

Back pain comes from many causes. It can be from the muscle, bones, joints, nerves, discs, or vascular problems. To properly diagnose your specific cause requires an extensive READ MORE
Back pain comes from many causes. It can be from the muscle, bones, joints, nerves, discs, or vascular problems. To properly diagnose your specific cause requires an extensive history and exam. To "guess" would be irresponsible, and unsafe, so I encourage you to make an appointment and be properly diagnosed.