Tag: lower back pain

Is your back pain medication making your problem last longer?

Is your back pain medication making your problem last longer? Numerous resources have suggested that who you see first for lower back pain can alter the course of care, the cost of care, and the chronicity of lower back pain. Consumer Reports and other trusted publications have reported that patients who visited chiropractors for lower back pain had higher satisfaction levels with lower overall costs as compared to both Medical Management or Physical Therapy. The Annals of Internal Medicine in February of 2017 issued guidelines for non-pharmaceutical approaches to lower back pain.   The guidelines are often ignored by medical providers Read More »

These simple exercises can save your lower back according to the NY Times.

These simple exercises can save your lower back according to the NY Times. Having a healthy lower back requires you have a strong core.   Many of the things we do including sitting with sustained postures and inactivity weaken the core over time. The core does not exist in a vacuum and is affected by the arms, shoulder, hip, and leg function.  Helping patients with lower back pain involves improving the way they move through joint and soft tissue manipulation while teaching them the exercises needed to improve core function. Tight legs and body asymmetries are interrelated and will make somebody Read More »

Why most hip, knee and lower back pain must be evaluated and treated as one condition.

Why most hip, knee, and lower back pain must be evaluated and treated as one condition. She said during her initial evaluation that her lower back is tight and achy and her neck is always tight.  Chiropractors had helped her for years but hers retired at the beginning of the pandemic.  Upon further questioning about her knees and hips, she said walking down the stairs was a problem and soft surfaces felt better when walking on her knees which continue to become more painful over the years. When I evaluated her, she was having marked difficulty with balance, had problems Read More »

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study.

Chronic neck and back pain sufferers give chiropractic a 90% satisfaction rate according to a recent study. Over 90% Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care A recent study on the experiences of chiropractic patients in the United States with chronic pain gave high marks for patient satisfaction to their doctors.  Published in the Journal of Patient Experience in 2019, this observational study of chronic low back pain and neck pain patients was done for over three months. Of the patients, 1,835 out of 2,636 completed the three-month follow-up. Using a four-option rating scale (Never, Sometimes, Usually, and Always), it found patients rated the following attributes Read More »

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 »