Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage were big winners last week in an important report from the American College of Physicians as they came out with guidelines for treating low back pain.  The recommendation was based on a review of all controlled trials of various forms of treatment for low back pain.   First they put they low back pain patients into three categories: Acute low back pain of less than 12 weeks. Chronic low back pain of more than 12 weeks. Low back pain… Read more »

  A large study of 1334 patients in the United Kingdom set out to answer the question of what helps back pain.  Patients were randomly assigned to 4 groups.    The 4 groups were: best care” advice from medical doctors, stretching and exercise, chiropractic adjustments, and exercise and chiropractic adjustments.  The patients were followed for 12 months.  The patients who had the best outcomes were the group that received both chiropractic adjustments and exercise.  Chiropractic adjustments alone had a better outcome than exercise alone. … Read more »

Whether or not Percocet will be linked to Prince’s recent death, what’s certainly true is that opioid medications are increasingly being found to be dangerous and addictive. The Opioid medications include: Codeine, OxyContin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Percocet, Lortab, Vicodin, Methadone, Morphine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl and others.  Many would say that we currently have an epidemic of opioid overuse.  The US has become the world’s largest user of opioids at 80% with orthopedic surgeons and primary care physicians being responsible for many of these prescriptions.  The… Read more »

I have had many question about standing desks so I thought I would show you some potential benefits of switching.  As you may have heard, sitting is the new smoking. In fact a recent Scientific American article, called Killer Chairs: How Desk Jobs Ruin Your Health goes as far as saying, “chairs are lethal”.  Sitting for prolonged periods has been linked to many health problems. A few of the conditions related to prolonged sitting include weight gain, poor posture; neck, shoulder and back pains, varicosities,… Read more »

Even “Doctors” need to see “Doctors” … Check out Dr. Travis story on seeking alternative treatment for his chronic back pain.  

Why Do I Wake Up Stiff and Sore?

February 16, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments  | 

    I often wonder if something mysterious happens at night.  Every day I ask people if something happened that caused their back pain and they tell me that they “just woke up with it”. Sometimes the stiffness and soreness in the morning becomes a daily occurrence and you begin to dread going to sleep knowing what you will feel like in the morning.   Other than some unknown person coming into your bedroom and roughing you up without your knowledge, what are the… Read more »