You’ve had an x-ray or MRI. Now what?

You’ve had an x-ray or MRI. Now what?

Home /Low Back You’ve had an x-ray or MRI. Now what? Many doctors are reporting that MRIs and X-rays are overused for lower back pain. Why are they saying this?  Unless something serious like a spine infection or what we call progressive neurologic deficits are...
How can exercise help low back pain?

How can exercise help low back pain?

Home /Low Back How can exercise help low back pain? There is strong evidence supporting the use of exercise for low back pain. This includes acute (short episodes), chronic (long-term) and the presence or absence of sciatica. The benefits of exercise for low back are...
Who Benefits Most from Lumbar Strengthening Exercises?

Who Benefits Most from Lumbar Strengthening Exercises?

Home /Low Back Who Benefits Most from Lumbar Strengthening Exercises? As mentioned in the “Treatment Based Classification” section, we are less concerned with identifying the “exact cause” of low back pain as we are looking for clinical features that show a greater...
Stress, Nutrition and Sleep

Stress, Nutrition and Sleep

Home /Low Back How stress, poor nutrition and adverse sleep can worsen pain? Believe it or not, pain is not a sensation. Pain is a protective response from the brain when it senses stimuli it interprets as dangerous. Think of pain as like an alarm. Under normal...
Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Home /Low Back Dry Needling Does dry needling for low back pain work? Dry needling is an intervention physical therapists perform using very thin needles like acupuncturists use. Dry needling can be quite helpful for low back pain and effects last for a week or two....