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As a chiropractor, I see a lot of people with low back and neck pain. One of the most common questions these patients ask is, “What caused my pain?”  I have found that most of these patients don’t ask this question because they want a detailed explanation of the physiology of back pain. They ask…

The weekend is here, and access to your chiropractor may be limited. The problem is back injuries don’t always wait for normal office hours. So, what do you you do if your back goes out, and it’s a weekend? What to do if your back goes out: The good news is, most back pain is caused by muscle…

No BLTs — At Least Not All Three at the Same Time Disclaimer: By “No BLTs” I do not actually mean no bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches. I just needed to get your attention, and it’s a good way to remember this tip. Often, after spine surgery, doctors restrict patients in recovery from any and all Bending/Lifting/Twisting. Over the…

The most important decision you make with a back injury is what kind of doctor you choose to see first. Research indicates that the first doctor seen by a patient with a spine related disorder may be the most important decision that is made. The reason is because the first provider strongly influences what is ordered/prescribed,…

You have heard it said that weak muscles lead to back injury. There is some truth to that statement. You have also heard that having good core strength will prevent back injury. Again, there is some truth to that, but it’s not all about core. Your core is half of the equation. Your back being…

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