Recent Systematic Review Shows Tylenol Ineffective In Treating Low Back Pain

Recent Systematic Review Shows Tylenol Ineffective In Treating Low Back Pain

Everyday we are bombarded with television and print ads extolling the wonders of Tylenol, active ingredient acetaminophen, in the treatment of all types of pain. The typical advertisement scenario is a man or woman grabbing their low back in pain - perhaps a little red highlighting over the area of pain and some dramatic music - followed by their reaching for a bottle of quick-fix. Even more shocking, considering the amount of evidence showing the negative and potentially deadly effects of chronic acetaminophen use, is the scenario showing the the person with obvious chronic, daily low back pain, with the implication that they pop a few pills everyday for a lifetime of pain-free living - although with the fine print caveat to follow the directions on the label and use only as advised by a physician, both of which warn against long-term use because it can kill you. While no therapy comes without some risk, we must always weigh those risks against the potential benefits to make an informed decision both as physicians and patients. So given the well documented risks, what does the evidence say about the benefits of using Tylenol to treat low back pain - the condition most commonly associated with visits to both the medical doctor and chiropractor?

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Back In Motion Now In-Network With Providence, Pacific Source, HealthNet, and ASHN

Back In Motion Now In-Network With Providence, Pacific Source, HealthNet, and ASHN

Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon is pleased to announce that Drs. Meisenhelder & Scherer are now in-network with Providence, Pacific Source, Health Net, and American Specialty Health Plans. Please note that this coverage currently only applies to chiropractic care. Expanding our network coverage is a continuation of our goal to bring high-level, affordable care to everyone in need in the Beaverton & Portland areas. Combined with our recent partnering with the Cigna health network and ChiroHealth discount medical network, we can now offer our services to a much broader segment of our local community whether fully insured, under-insured, or uninsured.

Please contact our office for more detailed information regarding your specific coverage and to schedule your appointment.

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Back In Motion Welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner

Back In Motion Welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner

Back In Motion welcomes Sports Chiropractic Intern Dan Skinner to the Beaverton, Oregon team. Dan joins the Back In Motion chiropractic team from Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, CA for his clinical residency prior to graduation in June 2015.

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NEW ORANGETHEORY FITNESS STUDIO COMING TO TIGARD!

NEW ORANGETHEORY FITNESS STUDIO COMING TO TIGARD!

 

 

We’re excited to announce that one of our patients, Heather Klemm, along with her husband Stefan Klemm, are planning to open a new fitness studio, just down the street from Back In Motion’s office. 

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