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Gardening Soon? Don’t ‘Spring’ Into Back Pain

I’ll often drive around during this time of year on a nice day just to watch people taking care of their home and garden. Half-jokingly I say to myself, “I should leave them my business card.” Just by observing the position a person works in, I can predict what type of back pain they will […]

“Crooked” A Review on The Back Pain Industry

I was recently turned on to a book written by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, a well known investigative journalist in regards to the back pain industry. Before I give you some of my thoughts, let me disclose that I have not completed the book yet. I am through about 1/3 of it and have a decent […]

3 No-No’s With Back Pain

As I sit here early Sunday morning, I couldn’t help but think about my own story of dealing with chronic low back pain…and how it’s still my passion to help people like you live a more active and pain free life without the need for surgery (like I had) or pills and injections. With that, here are […]

Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

I wanted to give you a little insight into how I really go about solving the problem of back pain in our office. It involves asking just 3 questions: 1) When? This seems obvious but tells us so much. Step one is finding IF specific positions or movements make the pain better or worse. 2) How long? Many times […]

Young Athletes

Because spring sports are just around the corner, it has me thinking of how best to keep your son/daughter healthy in the new season. So here are 3 tips: 1) Keep the piggy bank full- I often use the piggy bank analogy for athletes as they go ‘in-season’. Many workout and lift weights in the off-season and […]

The CrossFit athlete asks the Chiropractor, “Is there such things as good pain?”

One of my competitive CrossFit athletes came in last week with lower back and leg pain. Quickly we were able to classify it as a ‘sciatica’ which I’m sure most of you have heard of before. After the treatment that day, he was able to train that night but was sore the next day and […]