Tag: lower back 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 »

The true cause of most shoulder pain and how to best resolve the problem; a video from Dr. C

The true cause of most shoulder pain and how to best resolve the problem; a video from Dr. C If you experience shoulder pain that does not go away, there are numerous treatment options, but few resolve the problem. Your choices can include going for therapy to the shoulder, having it evaluated and possibly injected by an orthopedic, or seeing your primary physician.    Another choice being made more frequently is to visit a chiropractor first. Chiropractors are primary care providers for the musculoskeletal system.   As Dr. C explains, rather than just looking at the shoulder, they look at you Read More »

Chiropractic and lower back pain

Chiropractic and lower back pain According to Optum health, medical evidence supports visiting a chiropractor first for lower back pain.   Chiropractors offer relief of pain and a return to function without the use of drugs, expensive tests or risky medical procedures. Having an x-ray or an MRI for lower back pain or sciatic pain before a trial of care is not supported by today’s current medical guidelines that were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2017. Back pain is a movement problem.  Chiropractors have unique tools to get you out of pain efficiently and cost-effectively, without the use Read More »

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack.

5 risk factors that increase your odds of having acute lower back pain and here’s what you can do now to reduce the likelihood of a lower back attack. Three recent studies demonstrated clinical findings that predict potential acute low back pain episodes. These low back pain risk factors are as follows: 1.Decreased lumbar lordosis. The lumbar lordosis is the curve in your lower back.  Too little lordosis may mean the lower back is tight and under stress from the pelvis, legs and mid back structures.  Moving the wrong way with any impact of force can cause acute lower back Read More »

4 common reasons for lower back spasms.

4 common reasons for lower back spasms.  If you have ever experienced back pain, lower back spasms are often described by many patients as one of their symptoms.  Sometimes these lower back spasms can be debilitating and prevent you from getting out of a chair, getting off the floor or even putting your socks on without debilitating pain. Not all lower back spasms are the same, and a trip to the emergency room is usually the wrong thing to do, unless the pain came on from the passage of a kidney stone.  Sometimes, what seems like spasms are not back spasms at Read More »