Tag: leg pain

Lower back and leg pain from a herniated disc; who should you visit first?

Lower back and leg pain from a herniated disc; who should you visit first? On Fathers Day a number of years ago, I woke up in the morning getting ready to play softball.  Since I do physical work as a chiropractor, it didn’t seem too strange to have some lower back soreness. That Sunday my lower back felt strange but I warmed up with a foam roller, stretches, and joined the other 8 guys on the team for the morning game. This was the beginning of my lower back and leg pain experience. It was my turn at bat and Read More »

Knee, leg and back pain; new studies reveal important facts behind why we hurt.

Knee, leg and back pain; new studies reveal important facts behind why we hurt. Year ago, I began telling our patients about the connection behind back pain, knee problems and the way we walk, otherwise known as gait. A few years ago, I published Cheating Mother Nature (1), what you need to know to beat chronic pain which puts the reader in control of finding the right person to help them help themselves. As many sufferers of knee, hip and leg problems know, there are differing opinions about why we hurt depending on the doctor you visit, and the scientific Read More »

Spinal Stenosis; did you know that chiropractors can help?

Spinal Stenosis; did you know that chiropractors can help? A number of months ago, a patient called our office regarding his diagnosis of spinal stenosis. He was in his early 60’s and was told the problem was genetic after experiencing difficulties with standing for long periods of time, having lower back pain and having difficulty touching his toes. After numerous MRI’s and physical rehabilitation that was ineffective other than his daily exercises, his symptoms continued to worsen. For those who are unfamiliar with spinal stenosis, it is described as follows: “Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal Read More »

Restless leg syndrome linked to physical function says the Huffington Post. Did they finally read Dr. C’s book Cheating Mother Nature?

Restless leg syndrome linked to physical function says the Huffington Post. Did they finally read Dr. C’s book Cheating Mother Nature? The Huffington Post recently posted an article regarding restless leg syndrome and the link to physical ailments. The book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain contains a chapter devoted to the problem of sacroiliac dysfunction and why it causes the effect of restless legs. In their report, they noted that people who experience restless leg syndrome are likely to”experience problems with daily physical tasks, such as climbing stairs, lifting groceries and walking relatively Read More »