Category Archives: Low Back Health

Posts con­cern­ing the pre­ven­tion and treat­ment of low back pain, help­ing low­er back pain, disc prob­lems, sci­at­i­ca, pinched nerves of the low back, and using a chi­ro­prac­tor for low back pain.

Once Again Research Shows MRIs Not Helpful in Understanding Low Back Pain

Dutch researchers took MRI’s of peo­ple with sci­at­i­ca and com­pared them with MRI’s tak­en one year lat­er. Patients who had had surgery were less like­ly to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Dynamic Control of Movement is Key to Low Back Pain

Sci­en­tists now can test sub­tle details of trunk pos­tur­al con­trol and com­pare the move­ment skill of those with back pain and those with­out. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Degenerative Spondylolisthesis vs. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

The dis­tinc­tions between degen­er­a­tive spondy­lolis­the­sis and isth­mic spondy­lolis­the­sis. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chiropractic for Seniors- What I’ve Learned

Dr. Lavine shares his insight into the chal­lenges of pro­vid­ing chi­ro­prac­tic care for an aging pop­u­la­tion. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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If You Have Back Problems Be Wary of These Three Exercises

Those with back prob­lems need strength­en­ing exer­cis­es to pro­tect their low back but have to be wary to per­form only low back-safe maneu­vers. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Pain Relief Patches and Gels

The vari­ety of pain gels and patch­es can be bewil­der­ing. Here are the sev­en main types. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Recent Research Confirms Value of Chiropractic Methods for Back Pain

Man­u­al ther­a­py, includ­ing spinal mobi­liza­tion and manip­u­la­tion, is one of the best-stud­ied forms of treat­ment for low back pain. Anoth­er research study has been pub­lished fur­ther prov­ing the effec­tive­ness of these meth­ods. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Chiropractic for Scoliosis: Does It Help?

Many chi­ro­prac­tors offer treat­ment pro­grams for patients with sco­l­io­sis: side-to-side cur­va­ture of the spine. Are these treat­ment pro­to­cols jus­ti­fied by the state of sci­en­tif­ic research? Are they effec­tive? Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Shocking, Inappropriate Use of Chiropractic Methods in Spondylolisthesis Treatment

I was appalled when I learned that a chi­ro­prac­tor was mak­ing unre­al­is­tic ther­a­peu­tic claims about the val­ue of spinal adjust­ments for some­one with spondy­lolis­the­sis… Con­tin­ue read­ing

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If Bending Backward Hurts

Learn the sim­ple steps to con­trol the pain of lum­bar facet syn­drome. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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