A chiropractor’s signature technique of treating low back pain is spinal manipulation, with the stereotypical popping noise that’s actually the sound of a gas bubble releasing between joints. Did you know that there are multiple types of spinal manipulation? Some are completed by hand and others require the help of a small, specially designed instrument.
There are some conditions in which myths prevail as truth; back pain is one such condition. Living with pain is hard enough, though, and all the back pain facts in the world won’t change that. But by sharing this list with your loved ones, you might be able to help them learn more about your … Read more
In the fight against lower back pain, many people and their doctors reach for the same weapons: common over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications. New research on commonly recommended and prescribed lower back pain medications has found that many may actually be virtually ineffective for treating lower back pain and that medication for lower back pain may actually do … Read more
Lower back pain is one of the nation’s most common health concerns. It accounts for 40% of all missed time from work. The good news is that 90% of patients will improve on their own without a doctor’s help. The best exercises for lower back pain can help you strengthen your muscles, while reducing the … Read more
Back pain affects millions of people in the U.S. every year and is the leading cause of disability all over the world. According to the American Chiropractic Association, 80% of the world’s population will experience back problems at some time in their lives. The best solution to combat back pain is to find an exercise and flexibility routine that will help strengthen your muscles to relieve the pain and help prevent future problems. The best stretches for lower back pain can help relieve tension in the back, reduce pain, and increase flexibility.
Pain is a complex thing and it is the number one reason why people in the U.S. search for help via the healthcare system. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability. It can also be a barrier to treatment, accounts for a … Read more
By Ted Swing, Ph.D New treatments for many different medical conditions are being developed, tested, and approved all the time through the process of clinical research. We feel this research is incredibly important, and we are committed to advancing the practice of pain medicine by taking part in clinical trials. This means enrolling and treating … Read more
People will try just about anything to find back pain relief, and thanks to the never-ending parade of emerging treatments, patients aren’t short of new ones to try. In the world of alternative therapies, it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate the weird-sounding-but-effective from the not-so-great. Some of these recently popularized treatments may even cause harm, and … Read more
The benefits of yoga are vast. Students can expect to gain flexibility, strength, and improved balance from continued practice, while those with chronic pain may find the practice improves quality of life. Although many people aren’t sure how to start practicing, the best way is to attend a live class with a registered yoga teacher … Read more