Tag: sciatica

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times.

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times. Most of us know people who had their children via C-section, a potentially lifesaving procedure for both mother and child during a problematic birth. C-section rates in the USA are about 32% of all live births, and according the WHO (World Health Organization), the international rate that is expected should actually be 10-15%.  Consumer Reports earlier this past year suggested that higher rates of C-section may depend on the hospital you use, and profit which can offer a reimbursement level that is 30% more for a c section than a vaginal birth. Of Read More »

Surgery or conservative chiropractic care for leg pain due to a disc herniation; which is a better option?

Surgery or conservative chiropractic care for leg pain due to a disc herniation; which is a better option? You find yourself in pain one morning with the ache shooting down into your leg. You may not recall anything that would create these types of symptoms and although, you have had back pain in the past, it always seemed to work itself out. Now, you have a difficult time sitting, standing, walking and your spouse has just helped you put your socks on this morning after you had to cancel plans to go out the night before due to the pain; Read More »

What to knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common?

What to knee pain, back pain and a previously frozen shoulder have in common? She called our office saying that one of her tennis partners recommended her and her right sided knee pain was preventing her from playing tennis on a regular basis. While she had back problems in the past, a fall about a year and a half ago began a long journey into knee pain, back pain, sciatic pain on her left side and she reported that years ago, she had a frozen shoulder on the right side that improved with three months of physical therapy, but she Read More »

New research suggests the chiropractic approach is most effective for Sacro-iliac pain

New research suggests the chiropractic approach is most effective for sacroiliac pain If you have had sacroiliac pain, and the back and or leg pain that goes with it, you know how frustrating it can be to find the right kind of help for the condition. 25% or more of those suffering from the condition of lower back pain, have significant sacroiliac involvement, in which the pelvis distorts, straining the sacroiliac joints and the lower back joints, causing the pain. Since this is a mechanical problem, it requires a mechanical approach to get pain relief. Many of the approaches that Read More »

Lower back pain, sciatica, snake oil salesmen and your health; 6 reasons why you need a body mechanic

Lower back pain, sciatica, snake oil salesmen and your health; 6 reasons why you need a body mechanic At a party the other day, a woman was describing her husband’s back problems and how she just wished he would visit a chiropractor. Over the July 4th holiday weekend, he played golf and ended up in one of the walk in clinics, who evaluated him, gave him medication and offered little more for relief of a back problem that has plagued him for years. Over the years, as a primary spine physician, body mechanic and chiropractor, we see many people who Read More »