02/08/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Wednesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 9. February 2015 11:53
I contacted my orthopedic doctor about this pain in my back.  It came out of left field for me.  I had no catalyst event or tear due to exercise.  I just woke up with this terrible pain on the ‘good’ side of my back.  I thought I could deal with it on my own but it wa... [More]

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Paula's Healthy Living

To Protect Your Back Strengthen It

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 6. September 2014 08:48
Many of us have heard if low back pain is plaguing you, then you must strengthen your core. This is absolutely true! Most of us have not heard how important it is to strengthen your beck extensors as well. According to an article by Liebenson, in the October 2009 edition of Journal of Bodywork ... [More]

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The Spinal Column

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 22. August 2014 10:33
"Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society." Annals of Internal Medicine Oct2, 2007- Volume 147 issue 7- pages 478-491 In the above clinical guidelines article five recommendations are presente... [More]

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The Spinal Column

Obesity and Back Pain

by Dr. John Roberts V, MD 15. July 2014 12:32
The data released by the America Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Obesity Study is sobering: 38 states have obesity rates over 25%, and only one state, Colorado, has an obesity rate below 20%. As recently as 20 years ago not a single state had an obesity rate over 15%. To frame it slightly ... [More]

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Back Talk

Patient Heal Thyself

by Dr. John Roberts V, MD 13. June 2014 08:53
The supersizing of America is no laughing matter. In fact, nothing is as sobering as when one sees their true Body Mass Index (BMI) written down in their medical record. As a spine surgeon, I believe obesity may now be the single greatest causative factor in the chronic back pain that bothers so man... [More]

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Back Talk

The Unsung Hero of the Back

by Dr. John Roberts V, MD 13. May 2014 06:05
Nestled between our vertebrae is the unsung hero of the vertebrate spine: the disc. Much is known about the disc but there is little discussion about it. It is primarily a cartilaginous structure with a soft, pulpy center that is surrounded by bands of tissue that become progressively stiffer as you... [More]

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Back Talk

31 Million Americans Suffer Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 4. April 2014 08:37
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 31 million Americans Suffer from back pain at any one given time.  Most of these cases will go untreated and become recurrent.  This is a significant cause of lost time at work and loss of productivity.  This leads to billions o... [More]

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The Spinal Column

Back Pain

by Dr. P. Carl Rafey 13. January 2014 12:03
87% of chiropractic patients showed improvement One of the most common areas of the body to be hurt while working, playing sports, cleaning out the garage or any other household or life chore is the lower back. The American Chiropractic Association has reported that 31 million Americans experience ... [More]

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The Spinal Column



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