Can Antibiotics Cure Chronic Low Back Pain?

On June 5, 2013, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Herniated discs are a common cause of low back pain.  However, not all herniated discs cause pain, and even painful herniated discs can go away or stop causing problems with the right treatment given at the right time. However, sometimes the pain from a herniated disc doesn’t go away and it becomes chronic pain.  Scientists […]

Spinal Manipulation vs. Diclofenac for Acute Low Back Pain

On May 6, 2013, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Statistics show that at any given time 31% – 47% of Americans are suffering from some degree of low back pain, and in 2005 annual health care costs for neck and back pain averaged $6096 per patient! These costs have been rising steadily, possibly because of the increasing amounts of back surgeries, prescription drug use, […]

What is THE Best treatment for Low Back Pain?

On November 2, 2012, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Many health care providers seem to think that their Low Back Pain treatment, whether it is medication, surgery, manipulation, exercise, massage, duct tape, or whatever, will be THE BEST for everyone. Why does this happen so often? Well, to paraphrase an old saying- if all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.

Can you treat Chronic Low Back Pain with Knowledge?

On April 11, 2012, in Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Chronic low back pain is the most common cause of long term disability among workers today, and the costs to society are enormous.  Seven to ten percent of every case of back pain will become chronic, and these chronic conditions account for 80% of all costs associated with low back pain.  This problem is confounded […]

Which vegetable can prevent arthritis?

On December 14, 2011, in How to Defeat Back Pain, How to Treat Arthritis, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Everyone knows eating vegetables is good for you. A list of all the benefits of vegetables is so long that most people tend to “tune out” any new information that comes up on the topic. Its easiest just to lump it all in to that general category of “vegetables are good for everything” (right next to the category – “exercise is good for everything”). But occasionally new research comes out that is so unexpected, it catches our attention just long enough to hopefully make a little difference in how we eat.

How Back Pain Affects Coordination

On October 12, 2011, in Chiropractic, Exercise, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

A new study from the journal Spine looked at the areas of the brain that control low back muscles, specifically the multifidus and lumbar erector spinae. These muscles are required for fine control of low back movement and play a large role in low back/core stability. Researchers examined these brain areas in people with and without recurrent low back pain…

Do Heavier People ALWAYS have more Back Pain?

On September 30, 2011, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, Wellness, by Kelly Golob DC

Everyone knows that obesity can lead to many chronic diseases, and it seems intuitive that a heavier person will have more back and joint pain because of that extra pressure from increased weight-bearing. But is total body weight really a predictor for increased back pain? So far most research has revealed surprisingly little correlation between BMI(body mass index) and back pain…

Does Back Pain shrink your Brain?

Everyone knows that pain in their back can negatively effect their golf game, but can it also effect their Scrabble score? Recent research has shown that chronic pain can actually change the size, shape, and activity of different areas in the brain. Chronic back pain has been linked with decreased brain size and abnormal brain function, but until now it has been unclear whether these changes can be reversed…

Can Chiropractic Adjustments Increase Low Back Muscle Size and Strength?

On July 8, 2011, in Chiropractic, How to Defeat Back Pain, by Kelly Golob DC

Chiropractors may be best known for treating low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.  And research has demonstrated that combining chiropractic care with appropriate exercise therapy produces greater improvements than either one alone.  Researchers have also found a link between low back pain and the size and function of one particular muscle in the low […]

Can Fish Oil Decrease Back Pain?

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have become one of the trendiest supplements on the market. Part of this reason is because there has been a plethora of research into the wide variety of benefits this essential nutrient offers.  Omega-3 fatty acids are important throughout our lifespan and potential effects range from […]