Tag: back pain

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 »

New research says 73% of people who added chiropractic care to treatment found significant or complete relief from their back pain!

New research says 73% of people who added chiropractic care to treatment found significant or complete relief from their back pain! Imagine, being told that for back pain, you needed to go first to one doctor, then another and then for therapy and then…   For many people, this has been the experience and often an ineffective and often expensive one at that.   When those ineffective methods failed to help, we were then sent to specialists who ordered tests such an MRI that were very expensive and may have led us to see a surgical specialist. The problem is, according to the Read More »

Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to recent study.

Epidural injections for back pain are no more effective than placebo according to recent study. Back problems are a result in dysfunctions in movement and movement patterns as was discussed in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   A recent study also published in this same journal is now suggesting the Epidural Injections for back pain may be no more effective that placebo, as published in a recent NY Times article. The idea of epidural steroid injections for radiculopathy and problems due to spinal stenosis has been used for many years by pain management specialists and patients who have been in motor vehicle Read More »

Spinal fusion; costly yes, effective ??? Here’s what data suggests you should do first for back pain.

Spinal fusion; costly yes, effective ???  Here’s what data suggests you should do first for back pain. After experiencing lower back pain for weeks, an MRI is ordered and indicates that you have a badly herniated disc.  Your next visit consists of your doctor suggesting you will need a spinal fusion.  What should you do? Spinal fusion surgery is performed in the USA and in Australia at rates that doubled from 2000 through 2009.   The idea behind a fusion is that by fusing the segments that are problematic, it will solve your problem. The truth is that there is little evidence to support Read More »