Tag: back pain

An MRI for a lower back pain can be bad medicine; here’s why.

An MRI for a lower back problem can be bad medicine; here’s why. Doctors will tell you that the longer you speak with a patient, they are more likely to tell you what is wrong with them. A thorough lower back history should also include questions about your feet, knees, shoulders and even your neck.  A healthcare provider should also ask about your exercise habits as well as previous episodes of pain. Primary care doctors see many patients with lower back pain which is one of the top 5 conditions seen by primary care.  Chiropractors are seeing a growing number Read More »

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider.

Do you have a painful hip labral tear? This is an effective care option you should consider. Athletes and people who do manual labor can develop painful hip labral tears. Some of these people may have been diagnosed with a painful hip labral tear after orthopedic tests and an MRI were performed by their doctor. The labrum, as described by the famed  Mayo Clinic is a ring of cartilage surrounding the hip joint.  The labrum helps  stabilize the hip joint in the socket. Painful hip labral tears are most common in athletes such as soccer players, hockey players, golfers as Read More »

5 Effective Ways to Relieve Back Pain Through Weight Loss, a guest post.

5 Effective Ways to Relieve Back Pain Through Weight Loss, a guest post. These days all of us are worried about our heart diseases or diabetes, we should also be worried about our back pain. People get worried when they put on some weight and they think it is the main reason for diabetes or heart diseases, but in the recent studies, it is proved that being overweight can give you back pain or can affect your spine. People who are overweight or obese and if they suffer from back pain may not be aware that their excess weight is Read More »

My sciatica and back pain; which doctor should you see first?

My sciatica and back pain; which doctor should you see first? The other day a new patient visited our office who had sciatic pain for two years and recently, has experienced “my sciatica” and back pain that has not gone away. Upon questioning the patient, we found out that she already had an MRI which showed that there were some significant problems that have continued to develop over the years. There are two ways to evaluate x rays and an MRI, the first being pathology which may be related to the pain the person has been experiencing and a second Read More »

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post.

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post. When we think of professional sports, we think of tennis, football or games such as baseball.   Few think of professional gaming as a sport, but it has become a high paying spectator sport where the superstars can make millions of dollars through winning tournaments and professional endorsements. Many of these athletes are affiliated with gaming teams which would make gaming a team sport. Are professional gamer’s athletes? Gamers will spend hours playing different games and they compete in tournaments that are attended by their fans Read More »