Tag: chronic back pain

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Manual Treatment and Ultrasound Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

When researchers look at spinal manipulation techniques they tend to use an either-or scenario.  Two modalities are pitted against each other and like boxers in a ring, the strongest survives.  As an example, in my last article, physiotherapy went up against surgery for the undisputed crown of knee pain treatment.  As it turned out, their […]

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Risks of Spinal Surgery Detailed in Research Study

As a population we intrinsically know that surgery has risks.  We especially know that major spinal surgery is very risky.  You don’t have to go far to find someone who had major spinal surgery and suffered a complication.  But talking with individuals about their poor-surgery outcome is not a fair way to judge practice.  In […]

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome in St George

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a common condition seen in St George. Disc injuries increase with age, and with our strong retirement population, we tend to see more than our fair share. Chiropractic can help Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome is a very painful condition that is characterized by persistent back and […]

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St George UT Bulging Disc Treatments

If you live in Southern Utah, and are suffering from a bulged disc, I have a very important message for you: You have treatment options! The typical (wrong) game plan. Too often, chiropractic patients report that they have been ‘living with the disc bulge.’ Often they report periodic (maybe twice a year) flare-ups, each lasting […]

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Back Pain Treatment & Causes

Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic, i.e., not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or […]

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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 […]

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When will I get better?

Its a fair question When a person has back pain, headaches, or been injured in a auto accident, “When will I get better?” is a fair question.  The problem is, the question is very difficult to answer.  As a chiropractor who treats many types of acute and chronic pain, I have some idea or estimates […]

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Chronic Pain as a Function of Memory??

New research involving brain mapping and functional imaging of the brain is shedding new light on how the brain deals with chronic pain. The research also shows that the principles and applications of chiropractic theories can positively affect chronic pain. For many years, chronic pain was believed to be bound in the sensory nerves.  We […]

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