Tag: back pain

Groin pain when walking or running; whom should you visit first?

Groin pain when walking or running; whom should you visit first? A number of years ago, I was working with a team of healthcare providers at a track and field event at Fairleigh Dickenson University.  One of my colleagues had placed an icepack on an athlete’s groin. The doctor said that during the race, the athlete experienced sharp left groin pain into the inner thigh, Based on the history, the other doctor had him rest on the table. I asked the athlete a few questions and performed a brief evaluation when I asked my colleague what had happened to this Read More »

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine

The best treatment for lower back pain is movement according to Popular Science Magazine Chiropractors have received high ratings for their methods of treatment for back pain from Consumer Reports to Bottom Line Personal, the chiropractic approach has the best reputation for the treatment of lower back pain. A couple of years back the Annals of Internal Medicine reported on the latest research in what worked for lower back pain.  They were specific in telling people to try numerous methods that included Thai Chi, Exercise, manipulation, Massage, and a number of other methods.   What they suggested people try last was Read More »

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 »