Can I See a Chiropractor After an Epidural?

A question we hear from patients who are about to receive an epidural injection for lower back and leg pain is “can I have chiropractic adjustments after the injection”? The simple answer is yes. The chiropractic treatment in concert with the injection may provide greater relief from lower back and leg pain. This article gives a brief […]

Failed Back or Post Surgical Lower Back Syndrome

There are occasions where lower back surgery may be necessary for an injured disc or stenosis of the spinal canal. Statistics demonstrate that a reoccurrence of lower back pain within 5 years post surgical is not uncommon. Research has shown that between 5 and 30% of post-surgical patients experience recurrent lower back pain. A large […]

Health Tips for Garden and Yard Work

Your browser does not support the audio element. After being cooped up all winter we’re anxious to get outdoors and start our yard clean-up. We can’t wait to get into the garden, till the soil and prepare for planting. The sooner we get flowers and plants in the ground the sooner they grow and bloom. […]

Why are Opioids so Dangerous?

Opioids have been used to control acute and chronic pain for many hundreds of years. The name is from Opium Poppy plants. Opium and its derivatives became more popular in our society during the mid-19th century. Morphine was an early derivative of opium. It was addictive then as it is at present. Oxycodone was developed in the […]

Snow Shoveling Safety

It is inevitable that those of us living far enough north or south of the equator deal with snow accumulation. The reduction of back pain and how we can move snow safely is the purpose of this article. Numerous times throughout late fall to early spring patients present to the office with back pain as […]

After Pregnancy Care Of The Lower Back

Always remember to lift properly with your “nose and toes” in alignment to prevent lower back pain. If you’re lifting with the baby in front of you, the lower back is stronger than if the lift occurs with the lower back twisted. This is very important when using an infant car seat. The use of a […]

Lifting and Lower Back Pain

Improper lifting is a common cause of lower back pain (LBP). This can strike anyone at anytime. Patients are seen on a daily basis who have hurt themselves while lifting. This can occur at work, home or during recreational activities. It has been reported that 80% of the population at some stage in their life […]

Lower Back Stretching Exercises

Stretching is a key component for a healthy back. Flexibility of the back is a cornerstone for stopping or controlling lower back pain. This article outlines a series of basic stretches for lower back health. These exercises are a few of the many that are available for people with lower back problems. They are meant […]

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Lower back pain (LBP) affects up to 80% of the population. There are many causes that contribute to lower back pain. One condition causing back pain is spondylolisthesis (spondy-low-liss-thesis). This can occur at anytime during one’s life. It is essentially the slipping forward of one vertebra on the other. The most common area for this […]

Piriformis Syndrome and Lower Back Pain

The piriformis muscle is located deep in the buttock beneath the large gluteal muscle. It has its origins below the inferior aspect of the sacroiliac joint on the side of the sacrum or tail bone. The muscle travels to its end on the femur or upper thigh bone. It helps with outward rotation of the […]

Lumbar Disc Herniation

Lower back pain is common and may precipitate disc rupture or herniation. Lower back pain will affect upwards to 80% of the population during their lifetime. A smaller percentage of this group will develop disc herniation requiring treatment. Most people begin to undergo degenerative changes or arthritis as they age. In the United States, lower […]

Sciatica and Chiropractic Care

Leg pain or sciatica is a common complaint. The question arises, is the pain true sciatica or is it caused by something else other than a pinched nerve in the spine. There is bountiful literature regarding with the use of drugs or surgery for treatment for sciatic nerve pain. Granted there are times when this […]