Tag: back pain
How quickly is the relief after a chiropractic adjustment?
How long will this pain last? Patients want to know what to expect for their treatment time. Since every condition and every patient is unique, I cannot give a definitive answer. However, I can give estimates based on sound clinical experience. I have been a practicing chiropractor since 1995. That’s a long, long time, and [...]Read more
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
Massage Therapy – Win!
Most people love a great massage, I know I sure do. There is great healing in the power of touch. Now there is one more study to prove it. Just published in the the Annals of Internal Medicine, (Ann Intern Med. 2011;155:1-9. Abstract), is a great study looking at how effective massage therapy is [...]Read more
Chiropractic care help myofascial pain
This past few weeks I have seen an increase in the number of chronic myofascial pain syndromes. I thought I take a few minutes and describe the conditions and what chiropractic can do the help alleviate the pain. Chronic myofascial pain is a common pain condition, and its more and more people are developing the [...]Read more
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
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