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Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related?

Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related?

Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related? Patients with chronic low back pain often ask me if their neck or extremity pain is associated with their chronic low back pain?  The answer is often, YES.   A January 2021 study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders looked at...
Is Your Head on Straight?

Is Your Head on Straight?

Is Your Head on Straight? Neck pain is a common problem. Did you realize that neck pain may be causing problems with your posture and balance? I will share with you a possible cause for this and solutions to help.  A recent paper discusses changes in proprioception in...
Supervised vs Home Exercise Alone

Supervised vs Home Exercise Alone

Supervised vs Home Exercise Alone  – Is it Worth the Money? I have changed my mind. I must admit, I have struggled with how much in office exercise to do with patients. Am I just babysitting patients if I do multiple sessions? Sometimes patients do not want to...
4 WAYS TO COMBAT STRESS

4 WAYS TO COMBAT STRESS

Are you feeling stressed?  This has past year has difficult for many people. People have experienced changes with their jobs, families, shopping, and lack of interaction with other people.  Stress often shows up in our body physically as tight neck and shoulders....
Rotating around hips

Rotating around hips

How to rotate around your hips while keeping your back straight The MAIN reasons people need to know how to rotate around their hips: Protect the low back by minimizing disc pressures Improve the effectiveness of certain exercises TWO Tips for keeping your back...
Large disc herniation

Large disc herniation

Does Giant Disc Herniation and Severe Pain Require Surgery? If you have leg pain resulting from a large disc herniation, there is good news. Conservative, non-surgical care will likely still help you.   Over the years, I have frequently had people tell me that they or...