Tag: back pain

5 Effective Ways to Relieve Back Pain Through Weight Loss, a guest post.

5 Effective Ways to Relieve Back Pain Through Weight Loss, a guest post. These days all of us are worried about our heart diseases or diabetes, we should also be worried about our back pain. People get worried when they put on some weight and they think it is the main reason for diabetes or heart diseases, but in the recent studies, it is proved that being overweight can give you back pain or can affect your spine. People who are overweight or obese and if they suffer from back pain may not be aware that their excess weight is Read More »

My sciatica and back pain; which doctor should you see first?

My sciatica and back pain; which doctor should you see first? The other day a new patient visited our office who had sciatic pain for two years and recently, has experienced “my sciatica” and back pain that has not gone away. Upon questioning the patient, we found out that she already had an MRI which showed that there were some significant problems that have continued to develop over the years. There are two ways to evaluate x rays and an MRI, the first being pathology which may be related to the pain the person has been experiencing and a second Read More »

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post.

Professional gaming injuries include back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome according to the Washington Post. When we think of professional sports, we think of tennis, football or games such as baseball.   Few think of professional gaming as a sport, but it has become a high paying spectator sport where the superstars can make millions of dollars through winning tournaments and professional endorsements. Many of these athletes are affiliated with gaming teams which would make gaming a team sport. Are professional gamer’s athletes? Gamers will spend hours playing different games and they compete in tournaments that are attended by their fans Read More »

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown?

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown? Many of our patients love going to spin classes.  Spin raises your heart rate and can offer a first rate aerobic workout.  Since it is done in a classroom, it can also offer a competitive experience as you try to keep up with what the class is doing. Spin can also damage your hearing, if the leader has the music set too loud so it may be a good idea to wear inexpensive ear filters to remove harmful frequencies while allowing you to hear what Read More »

Is the opioid crisis the other white coat syndrome?

Is the opioid crisis the new white coat syndrome? White coat syndrome occurs when a patient has their blood pressure taken and it is temporarily high requiring an additional reading. The Opioid crisis has been created when big pharma manipulated the medical system into believing that managing pain is the same as understanding why someone hurts. Opioid addiction has unfortunately been caused by a misuse of a pain relieving product that was addictive by a profession that has a poor understanding of why people hurt. Stay away from people who wear white coats who use knives is a constant refrain Read More »