Tag: back pain

Posture correctors or correcting posture; which approach is better?

Posture correctors or correcting posture; which approach is better? The ad says that our posture corrector will straighten you up for the low cost of $19 dollars.   Since there is little resistance at $19, why not try a device that forces your shoulders back as there is little you can lose? Why do you have poor posture? Many adults remember their parents telling them to sit up straight instead of slouching.   The problem is that they weren’t trying to slouch.    Sitting upright felt unnatural and may have hurt their shoulders; it wasn’t how your body naturally assumed its position. Read More »

What is slipping rib syndrome?

What is slipping rib syndrome? According to Medical News Today, “Slipping rib syndrome is a condition where the lower ribs slip away from their usual position. It occurs because of a defect or hypermobility in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the rib cage.” Slipping rib syndrome can cause a person to feel pain in their abdomen, lower chest, and lower back. The condition is rare, and it can often be difficult to diagnose. The constant slippage of the rib is also associated with past trauma, muscular degeneration, deformed rib cartilage in the lower ribs where the condition usually Read More »

Back Pain: Prevention and Conservative Treatment should always begin with drug free care according to the latest research

Back Pain: Prevention and Conservative Treatment should always begin with drug-free care according to the latest research The current literature on lower back pain recommends drug-free care for lower back pain which can have many causes. The Annals of Internal medicine in February of 2017 recommended avoiding expensive tests such as an MRI and offered a list of things you could try for lower back pain.  Chiropractors use many of these and holistically evaluate and treat patients with lower back pain and have earned an excellent reputation for their approaches and results in lower back treatment. Ironically, most doctors ignore Read More »

Study shows chiropractic care lowers costs workers compensation costs with a faster return to work.

Study shows chiropractic care lowers costs workers’ compensation costs with a faster return to work. The evidence continues to grow supporting chiropractors as the most cost-effective providers for lower back problems. This latest study shows significant savings under workers’ compensation. WCRI researchers examined more than 2 million claims from 28 states with injuries dating from Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2017, to compare costs and claim duration for workers who were treated exclusively by chiropractors to workers who received no chiropractic care and workers who received services from both chiropractors and other types of providers. In NJ, few workers Read More »

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done?

Why does your shoulder pain return after all the physical therapy you’ve done? The patient told me that their first episode began three years ago and didn’t resolve after months of physical therapy and doing exercises at home.   Two months ago he experienced the same symptoms in his left shoulder which did not improve much after therapy directed toward his neck and shoulder. He said his friend recommended him to our office because we evaluated people holistically.  Holistic simply means we are thorough and we evaluate the whole person, not just the symptomatic part. It doesn’t mean we stack rocks, Read More »