Tag: back pain

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now.

Myofascial dysfunctional pain is often the reason we hurt. Watch this video to see why and how you can get relief now. Years ago, when I was in Anatomy lab, we would cut through the fascia to get the muscles, nerves, and organs.  The fascia was seen as the junk that was covering organs and tissues. It was thought to serve little purpose but to get in the way of our dissections. We now know that the myofascia not only is responsible for movement patterns of muscles and functions as an exoskeleton, but it also contains its own vascular and Read More »

How to avoid lower back pain from shoveling snow and where to get relief now.

How to avoid lower back pain from shoveling snow and where to get relief now. Are you tired of the constant barrage of snow that we have had over the past few weeks?   It is likely your lower back has been aching and has had enough as well. Moving snow safely is the key to avoiding a lower back injury.  Other concerns include heart problems due to exertion required to move the snow as well and people who have knee, neck, shoulder and foot problems who can be affected by moving heavy snow too. Having a snow blower is ideally Read More »

Balance and gait; recognizing these warning signs can prevent your next fall.

Balance and gait; recognizing these warning signs can prevent your next fall. Poor balance abilities, being clumsy, falling, and tripping over things is a common experience for many people.  If you are younger, a fall may hurt but it is not likely to cause a major injury. On the other hand, older folks can break a wrist, arm, shoulder, or hip.  These types of injuries can result in a permanent loss of function. A need for a surgical repair requiring risky anesthesia in the elderly can be devastating. If you have poor balance when you are young, it is likely Read More »

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 »