Tag: back pain
Chiropractic Care Out Performs Spinal Injections
Many patients come to my office for evaluation and management of lower back pain. There are several potential causes of the pain including, sciatica, disc herniation, failed back surgery syndrome, stenosis, and nerve root entrapment. I have seen great success in helping people get out of pain and return to full activity. I try to [...]Read more
Alternative Medicine Becoming Mainstream
A few years back, Consumer Reports ran a survey asking it’s 34,000 readers to rank treatments which worked best for them. “Surveys Said” Respondents to the survey reported that hands-on therapies, like chiropractic work best for their back pain and arthritis. Chiropractic ranked highest of all the conventional treatments, including prescription pain medication. Other therapies [...]Read more
Backpacks too heavy for the kids?
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 some concerns for children who carry heavy backpacks to and from school. Here are some things to consider: Chronic low [...]Read more
Chronic low back pain is a real disease
In our western model of medicine where disease ‘ABC’ needs pill ‘XYZ’, it is hard to understand that there is not a pill to treat chronic pain. I frequently have patients ask what they can do for the pain. Some times the answer is ‘nothing but enter a coma.” However, we live in the real [...]Read more
Start Back Questionnaire for Low Back Pain
Odds are that we will all suffer some debilitating lower back pain at some point in our life. Chiropractic care can help us get back into full activity, and reduce our pain. Some chiropractic patients do not respond to traditional treatment protocols and they need to be referred out for other procedures. Sadly, 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