Low Back Pain

What Can I Do To Lower My Risk For Low Back Pain?

Houston Chiropractor Comments: Low back pain (LBP) can have many causes such as genetics, acquired abuses, body type (especially obesity – body mass index or BMI >30), gender, as well as cultural aspects that predispose one to acquire low back trouble.  So, the question remains, “what can I do to reduce my risk for developing […]

Backpack Safety Checklist From Your Houston Chiropractor!

In 2013 alone, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission cited 5,415 backpack-related injuries treated at emergency rooms. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) point to the dangers of heavy backpacks, resulting in injuries ranging from acute and chronic back pain to other painful conditions. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recommends that parents choose the right backpack (see […]

Why Is My Back Always Hurting?

Houston Area Chiropractor Comments: Low back pain is a very common problem affecting 80-90% of all of us at some point in our lifetime.  Why is that you ask?  There are many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that we are 2-legged animals carrying 2/3rds of our weight above our waist.  Studies have shown […]

Chiropractic Care for Older Medicare Patients

Saves Money, Shortens Back Pain Episodes Patients with chronic low back pain and other medical problems received three different types of care. The results are in: Chiropractic manipulation only: lowest cost and shortest back pain episodes Combo chiropractic & medical care: second lowest cost Medical care only: highest cost If you want to lower your […]

Chiropractic and Opioid Prescriptions

  More doctors of chiropractic (DCs) could mean fewer opioid prescriptions for younger Medicare beneficiaries. Higher number of DCs per capita is strongly correlated with a lower proportion of Medicare patients who fill opioid prescriptions. If you currently have back pain, neck pain, or need a chiropractic care in Houston, please consult with your local […]

Low Back Pain & Spinal Manipulation – American College of Physicians

  New guidelines published by the American College of Physicians (ACP) note that most acute low back pain improves over time regardless of treatment; however, ACP recommends that patients who seek relief should first select non-drug treatments such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture or spinal manipulation before turning to pain medications.

Chiropractic Care For Elderly Lower Back Pain

Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: Chiropractic treatment of elderly lower back pain (LBP) has been reported to be very safe and highly effective.  In fact, back in 1994, guidelines were published recommending that chiropractic treatment of low back pain should be a first consideration / treatment of choice in front of many other forms of back […]

What Do Insurance Companies Say About Chiropractic?

Houston Chiropractic Comments: If chiropractic care helps patients get better faster and costs the patient and/or insurance company less, shouldn’t EVERY low back pain patient FIRST see a chiropractor before any other type of doctor? That is in fact, what should be done, based on the literature. A few years ago a report was delivered on […]

Spondylolisthesis – What Is That?

To download a copy of this week’s newsletter, please click here. Bay Area Chiropractor Comments: Ashley was competing in a gymnastics tournament last year and during one of her floor routines, noticed a sharp pain in her low back after performing a series of back hand springs. She said she landed crooked on the last of […]

Does the Use of a Low Back Support or Brace Really Make a Difference?

To download a copy of this week’s newsletter, please click here. Clear Lake Chiropractor Comments: “Do you think a back brace will help my condition?”  This is a question that is frequently asked of many health care providers who treat low back pain.  The answers typically vary, as there is support for and against the […]