Tag: chronic lower back pain

Can a psychologist cure your chronic lower back pain?

Can a psychologist cure your chronic lower back pain? Recently, there have been a number of internet articles regarding chronic lower back pain which can be resolved by a psychologist. Dr. John Sarno, who made headlines with his books on the subject. He charged$1000 for a session and then told you you could come back to any group sessions for free.   He made a fortune with his books that were promoted by his hospital at the time and his theory of TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome). 12 years ago I had written my own book, Cheating Mother Nature, What You Need Read More »

Avoiding chronic lower back pain is as simple as visiting a chiropractor first.

Avoiding chronic lower back pain is as simple as visiting a chiropractor first. Growing evidence suggests that medical management of lower back pain is more likely to leave you with chronic lower back problems than visiting a chiropractor or physical therapist first according to a recent study. Insurers now have reams of data showing that visiting a chiropractor first reduces the cost and chronicity of lower back pain. Chronic back pain is worsened by pain management, medication, and back surgery which can further reduce the ability to move. The guidelines from the Annals of Internal Medicine in 1997 are frequently Read More »

Core strengthening exercises for chronic lower back pain an effective rehabilitation technique says a new study.

Core strengthening exercises for chronic lower back pain an effective rehabilitation technique says a new study. Chronic lower back pain is a huge problem for many of us, yet few of us get the help we need to help it stay away. One of the big truths behind chronic lower back pain is that it is mechanically based. Another big truth according to Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain (1) is that a distorted core or mid section is one of the most common findings in patients who suffer from this. The problem for Read More »