Tag: back pain
Backpacks too heavy for the kids?
Kids are back in school. Their backpacks are loaded full of pencil boxes, crayons, hand sanitizer, and heavy text books. Children can be injuring their backs and damaging their posture by carrying backpacks that are too heavy. According to a research article (Leffert RD – Orthop Clin North Am – 01-Apr-2000; 31(2): 331-45), there are […]Read more
Should I use ice or heat?
Using ice or heat on an injury is a very appropriate question. I never tire of answering it. When a patient is in my St George UT chiropractic office and is sincere when they are asking, it shows that they are concerned about their health and want to do what is best for their long […]Read more
How long does it take to recover from back surgery?
“How long will it take to get better?” is a common question in my St George office. As a chiropractor specializing in joint pain and injury, I deal with people in acute and chronic pain. They are looking for relief, prompt relief. One thing I learned early in my career is that people want to […]Read more
Yoga Under Fire
As a chiropractor treating back and neck pain in St George, I am sensitive to the criticism that my profession receives at the hands of main stream medical-politics. It seems that we can’t go a few months without reading a news article about how chiropractic is dangerous and ought to be avoided. Of course, the […]Read more
Sleep & Depression “Intimately Linked”
Many people know that there is a relationship between depression and sleep. We seem to intuitively know that a depressed person has altered sleep patters; they sleep later into the morning, but have trouble sleeping at night. A fair question is, “which comes first, poor sleep or depression?” In a study presented at the American […]Read more
Non-Specific Lower Back Pain
Most of us will, at some point in our life, experience significant lower back pain. Often we look for a cause, a smoking gun. We think that if we can avoid the cause, we can avoid the injury. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Frequently adults will suffer a certain type of mechanical lower […]Read more
Another study proving chiropractic works for back pain
“Is this going to help?” We all ask the question when it comes to a treatment for our pain. I am happy to report to my patients that my approach to chiropractic care works. Of course, I can offer plenty of anecdotal evidence of individuals and how they felt immediate improvement. One more study was […]Read more
Yoga helps with back pain
“We found yoga classes more effective than a self-care book—but no more effective than stretching classes,” said study leader Karen J. Sherman, PhD, MPH, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Sherman and her research colleagues looked at 228 adult subjects and studied them over 12 weeks. The groups were divided into yoga, […]Read more