Tag: physical therapy

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports?

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports? Whom should you visit first for a problem with chronic pain?  Is Fibromyalgia a real disease or is a manifestation of chronic pain gone bad?  Should chronic pain be a normal part of aging? Why is it so difficult to get effective care for why you ache without searching for a bottle of pills. A while ago a patient told me this humorous story; A patient of his would always look at his grandfather when he got up in the morning.  He would sit up in Read More »

Back pain, degenerative joints and disc problems; a new study suggests core stabilization is the key to reducing pain and disability, but is it that simple?

Back pain, degenerative joints and disc problems; a new study suggests core stabilization is the key to reducing pain and disability, but is it that simple?  It seems like many healthcare practitioners advertise they have the answers to your back problems back pain, degenerative joints and disc problems. Unfortunately studies show that most conventional methods do not work, or worse, can cause irreparable harm with surgeries and other procedures done to your back. The problem is, back pain and the degeneration we as doctors see on an x ray is often the symptom rather than the problem. The way we Read More »

Musculoskeletal pain is treated best by chiropractic according to a new article

Musculoskeletal pain is treated best by chiropractic according to a new article When you have pain in the back, or the shoulder, or the knees, or the ankles, who do you think of going to first? It is a fact that the person you see first for these types of problems will determine the treatment, cost and your overall experience with resolving the problem. Many people go visit their primary doctor first, since they assume that they would know how to diagnose them and offer them relief. Most are unaware that while most family physicians are happy to evaluate them, Read More »

Chiropractor, your regular doctor or physical therapy for lower back pain: Whom should you visit first?

Chiropractor, your regular doctor or physical therapy for lower back pain: Whom should you visit first? When you visit your doctor, there is a good chance they will recommend physical therapy, since they were introduced to this mode of care for many physical problems when they were interning. There is a growing trend for primary doctors to refer to chiropractors first, especially after they had their own episode of lower back pain. This past week, a familiar face entered the office; someone who has not visited us in at least 10 years. ” Since I last saw you I have Read More »