Tag: back pain

Singer Annie Lennox, of Eurythmics fame suffer’s from lower back pain.

Singer Annie Lennox, singer, of Eurythmics fame suffers from lower back pain. For those of you who remember the band, the Eurythmics, Annie Lennox was the lead singer and then went off to have a successful solo career. She explains, in an interview in The Scotsman, a Scottish newspaper that her problems with back pain began in 1988. Apparently, she was at an AIDS conference in 2008 in Mexico, when she was struck down with acute lower back spasms. She had to cancel her future appearances at the time and was taken off the plane in a wheelchair, and was Read More »

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain.

Men’s Journal suggests 5 times you should see your chiropractor in addition to back pain. The effectiveness of chiropractic for back pain has been documented and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Patients also visit chiropractors for many other musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, headaches,  shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, sports injuries and even plantar fasciitis. The healthcare system has often treated many of our complaints as if they are separate and distinct conditions.  If you have a symptom,  there is a specialist for every body part or system. Unlike the medical approach that relies on primary Read More »

The non-specific back pain myth; the hidden reason behind chronic back problems.

  The non-specific back pain myth; the hidden reason behind chronic back problems. The Annals of Internal Medicine in February 2017 showed a strong link between movement and back pain.   The opioid crisis was partially created because medical physicians believed that medication for back pain was a satisfactory treatment for the condition.  This idea was years in the making when the American Medical Association decided that pain control was a priority when treating patients for problems such as back pain.  The profession of pain management developed out of this idea. Chronic back pain begins for most of us  with an episode that may have Read More »

Can an Ergonomic Chair Cure Your Back Pain? – Buying Tips; a guest post

Can an Ergonomic Chair Cure Your Back Pain? – Buying Tips; a guest post The world today is very different from what our parents lived in. It has changed in its entirety to become an absolutely new experience. Most of it is like a digital village. Everyone and everything are just a click away. We spend more time in front of our computer screens. A big chunk of our new age population would probably not agree to this fully but the ones who grew up in the 1990’s would relate to this statement just fine. That was a time when Read More »

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine?

Is your chronic neck and back pain due to a DNA shaped spine? Back pain, neck pain, shoulder problems and many other painful conditions often have a common mechanism behind them. This mechanism of compensation is part of an inherited series of traits that are unique to each of us. If you recently visited your doctor for problems such as back or neck problems, they evaluate the painful part, but other than your weight and blood pressure, will likely not ask you about other areas of your body that may have been painful in the past.  Ironically, these other clues would be Read More »