Tag: back pain

Back pain relieved by hip replacement; another reason to see a chiropractor first for back pain relief.

Back pain relieved by hip replacement; another reason to see a chiropractor first for back pain relief. Back pain sufferers have been given many explanations over the years for why they hurt.  Many of those explanations were based on evaluations of their back and maybe an MRI. Physical therapists and chiropractors would follow a treatment pathway chart that told them what to do if a patient did not improve over a certain period of time with their method of care. When a patient did not improve, they would order an MRI  to further diagnose the problem which opens up pathways Read More »

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com

Yoga moves that can relieve back pain from sitting courtesy of Livestrong.com The Coronavirus has many of us sitting while working from home. Sitting for long periods of time can make us stiff and often results in back pain. It also may as studies have shown shorten our lifespan.  The right exercises can relieve back pain from sitting for long periods of time.  A chiropractor can be also invaluable if you sit for long periods of time as well. Back pain is normally a result of movement dysfunction as many of our patients learn when they are evaluated during their Read More »

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC,CCSP

What you need to know about knee pain video featuring William D. Charschan DC, CCSP If you have ever experienced knee pain, you know how frustrating it is to find a solution to this common problem. Studies from both the New England Journal of Medicine as well as the British Medical Journal that looked at 40 years of the meniscus and other surgeries for knees.  These retrospective papers show that these efforts have not improved people’s knees and may have resulted in many secondary surgeries and knee replacements years later.  Basically, long term, this approach shows little benefit to the Read More »

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain.

Pelvic floor dysfunction and back pain. Both women and men can develop back pain resulting from pelvic floor dysfunction. While it is common to find exercises based on Pilates and other methods for the pelvic floor, identifying the cause of the dysfunction may be the only way to improve the condition. Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction include Childbearing asymmetrical gait Previous lower back injuries C section or other abdominal scars There are a growing number of therapists who have been trained in pelvic floor therapy and nonsurgical myofascial release to improve pelvic floor function. Many will also include pelvic Read More »

Squatting is a normal part of many cultures that do not experience hip and back problems, so why don’t we?

Squatting is a normal part of many cultures that do not experience hip and back problems, so why don’t we? There are many cultures that do more squatting than sitting.  Many of these cultures have fewer instances of bad hips or knees or back problems. When people think of squatting, they often think of going to the gym, holding a weight and performing a squat.   In the rest of the world, people regularly squat instead of bending over. Squatting is thought to help keep the hips and knees healthier by lubricating these joints and also improving their flexibility. Babies regularly Read More »