Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

Common Myths In Treating Low Back Pain

There exist as many "cures" for low back pain as there are backs in the world. Below are some of the most common misconceptions in the treatment of low back pain based on the studies of Stewart McGill - arguably the world's preeminent low back pain researcher.

1. Strengthen muscles in the torso to protect the back. Many rehabilitation plans include specific low back strengthening exercises. However, torso strength has not been shown in research studies to be a good predictor of low back pain.

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H.I.I.T. For The Holidays

The Holidays are upon us.  Time spent with friends and family in celebration, holiday work parties, hours spent shopping, etc., etc! It's a wonderful and joyous time of year, and provides the perfect opportunity for our finely tuned workout routines to be replaced by a month or more of high-calorie dieting and sedentary living. But, you say, how can I possibly maintain my current level of fitness with all of the demands this time of year brings?

The fallacy is in thinking that there is a way to maintain your current level of fitness while the demands on your time increase. The fault lies in reasoning that either you can get out for that 10 mile run or you can't. It's that all-or-nothing mentality that needs to be challenged this time of year. H.I.I.T. training to the rescue!

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The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the number one reason for a visit to the doctor, and with a lifetime incidence of 85%, most of us are likely to suffer some degree of low back injury during our lifetime. While a certain percentage of low back pain will resolve on its own, the development of chronic low back pain has major implications for quality of life, and is the primary motivation for most people seeking chiropractic care. The patients of the Back In Motion Clinic are no exception, and our unique style of combining spinal manipulation with soft-tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise, and physical therapy modalities was largely developed to combat the low back epidemic we are currently seeing in a society dominated by hours sitting behind a computer and/or tablet. So how can chiropractic care and spinal manipulation help with your low back pain?

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The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The positive benefits of spinal manipulation for neck pain have long been known to chiropractors and their patients, however, for some time the research evidence was lacking, which was somewhat of a black eye for the profession and prevented full integration into the modern medical model. Luckily the times are changing, and their exists a growing body of quality research definitively showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating both chronic and acute neck pain. In fact, what was once regarded as quackery and unsafe is now being embraced by other healthcare professions, most notably physical therapists.

The physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon practice evidence-based conservative medicine, taking the most current research that exists and applying that to how we evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Following is a summary of a great article from 2012 showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating neck pain over the use of medication.

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