Don’t Let a Disc Herniation Slow You Down!

Disc bulging (and herniations) are a natural part of the aging process. Yes, that’s right. As gravity pulls you down, you continue to age, and injuries catch up to you – your body starts to wear down, and degenerative processes begin. As a matter of fact, degeneration of the spine often begins before you are Read More

How Does Your Low Back Measure Up?

Reduced back flexibility can be one of the first signs that trouble is brewing in your low back.  Most of the time, stiffness and lack of motion will occur in your spine before you start feeling pain.  If you address the flexibility problem right away, many times you can prevent the uncomfortable situation of having Read More

Chiropractic Adjustments Plus Exercise is Effective for Teen Chronic Back Pain

Twelve weeks of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) combined with exercise therapy (ET) is more effective than ET alone over a one-year period for adolescents with chronic low back pain (LBP), according to a study published in the July issue of PAIN. Roni Evans, Ph.D., from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and colleagues compared 12 weeks Read More

Do you have Neck or Back Pain when working at the computer?

Without a doubt, the #1 position that causes neck and back pain for my patients is sitting at the computer for work.  Despite years of ergonomic education, fancy chairs and mouse pad cushions, it’s still a problem out there.  Part of the reason is that sitting still, in even the best of postures, for over Read More

Need a stronger back? Kettlebell swings can help.

The key to a pain-free spine is to train your back to withstand higher pressures than you usually experience on a day to day basis. This way you will be prepared if you happen to lift something heavy in your garage, are on your feet longer than usual or have to push a heavy cart Read More

ABC News Featured Our Treatments for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors Have known what works for low back pain for years… Now modern medicine and Good Morning America are starting to catch up! There was a recent article published in the medical journal, Lancet about what types of treatment actually work for low back pain and it was featured on Good Morning America this week.  Their #1 Read More

Silly Exercises That Don’t Work: The Sit Up

The mainstay for most fitness programs, the sit up is one of the most widely used exercises to strengthen the core.  Research over the last 10 or so years have shown that this exercise is not very effective at building core strength and is linked to increasing your risk of low back pain.  Still not Read More

Why is the core so important?

Almost all of my patients who present to my office with spinal pain, pelvic floor dysfunction or diastasis recti have a problem with their core.  This is because your core is much more than just your abdominal muscles, it describes the support system of the abdominal cavity and includes your diaphragm, abdominal muscles, back muscles Read More

My back pain and sciatica is so much worse after sitting on the couch. What is happening?

Research has discovered that the majority of low back pain and sciatica is due to irritation of the discs between the vertebrae of the lumbar spine (low back). Even if you do not have disc bulges or herniations, there can be referred pain in your back or legs coming from irritation of the center of Read More