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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