Tag: BACK SURGERY

Disc problems and sciatica; Here’s why you should visit a chiropractor first.

Disc problems and sciatica; Here’s why you should visit a chiropractor first. Recently, a patient visited our office who wrestled while in High School and believes the disc problem in his neck resulted from years of abusing himself.  He was in his 20’s and experienced neck and shoulder pain after weight training his upper body. After seeing multiple providers for his problem, he had disc surgery on his neck.   Years later, he developed these same symptoms from weight training and decided to visit a chiropractor first. Upon careful evaluation, I explained how his lower back and gait likely caused his Read More »

The NY Times on foot orthotics, exercises and other preventative steps for a healthy lower back.

The NY Times on foot orthotics, exercises and other preventative steps for a healthy lower back. If your looking for an easy solution to back problems or preventing them altogether, there is no one easy solution. The understanding of why back problems occur or what to do to prevent back pain requires a multifaceted approach.   The sure way to fail at back pain management is to rely on one thing, whether it be exercises, foot orthotics or some other item. While we recommend foot orthotics regularly, with off the shelf inserts being the most common, custom foot orthotics can be Read More »