Tag: sciatica

New research suggests the chiropractic approach is most effective for Sacro-iliac pain

New research suggests the chiropractic approach is most effective for sacroiliac pain If you have had sacroiliac pain, and the back and or leg pain that goes with it, you know how frustrating it can be to find the right kind of help for the condition. 25% or more of those suffering from the condition of lower back pain, have significant sacroiliac involvement, in which the pelvis distorts, straining the sacroiliac joints and the lower back joints, causing the pain. Since this is a mechanical problem, it requires a mechanical approach to get pain relief. Many of the approaches that Read More »

Lower back pain, sciatica, snake oil salesmen and your health; 6 reasons why you need a body mechanic

Lower back pain, sciatica, snake oil salesmen and your health; 6 reasons why you need a body mechanic At a party the other day, a woman was describing her husband’s back problems and how she just wished he would visit a chiropractor. Over the July 4th holiday weekend, he played golf and ended up in one of the walk in clinics, who evaluated him, gave him medication and offered little more for relief of a back problem that has plagued him for years. Over the years, as a primary spine physician, body mechanic and chiropractor, we see many people who Read More »

Lower back pain; the problem with solving the problem.

  Lower back pain; the problem with solving the problem. Lower back pain is something most of us will likely experience on one or multiple occasions. The problem is that in this country, we spend billions on treatments that are supposed to work, yet they do not. Some of these treatments, such as facet injections which are touted by the medical community for chronic lower back pain and sciatica have low success rates, high prices and can be dangerous as we saw in the news this past year. Other treatments such as physical therapy sometimes work, as well as chiropractic Read More »