New Research on Low Back Pain and Its Treatment

1.  A sub­stan­tial per­cent­age of low back pain patients (40 – 70%, depend­ing on the mea­sure used) did not show sig­nif­i­cant clin­i­cal improve­ment after their course of phys­i­cal ther­a­py.  And, if you smoke or are over­weight, the odds are stacked against you even more.

More on adding chi­ro­prac­tic meth­ods to the treat­ment of low back pain


2. A patient does bet­ter in a pain man­age­ment pro­gram if goals are set based on what’s impor­tant for the patient, rather than shoot­ing for a pre-fab set of stan­dard­ized goals.

More on the impor­tance of per­son­al­iza­tion in the treat­ment of low back pain


3.  Although med­ical guide­lines try to elim­i­nate the use of unnec­es­sary MRI’s, many pri­ma­ry care physi­cians find it dif­fi­cult to fol­low the guide­lines.

More on unnec­es­sary MRI’s


About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

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