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So what about sitting?

So what about sitting?

Most of us have heard that sitting isn’t great for our health. The amount of time that we sit each day will directly correlate to the risk of developing many of the chronic diseases that can shorten your life. These chronic diseases range from diabetes, heart...
The Ergonomic Affect

The Ergonomic Affect

I am frequently asked about whether posture effects a herniated/bulging disc, stenosis or degenerative disc disease. I’m sure you’ve seen ads for “revolutionary” and “miracle” pillows, braces and ergonomic devices that will...
Why wait for Surgery?

Why wait for Surgery?

Those looking for a surgical option for their back and neck pain will find that the wait may now be multiple months as a result of COVID-19. While you’re waiting for your procedure we can get you the lasting relief you’re looking for and help you avoid the...
What about pain meds?

What about pain meds?

Pain medications have been quite the hot button issue over the past year. There has been severe backlash from the years of over prescription.. There are scores of people that are addicted to them and countless lives ruined as a result. They have a place. All...
The role of exercises

The role of exercises

Exercises are an important part of any rehabilitation plan.  It’s the exercises that provide the stability and strength to an area to prevent injury/ damage or in some circumstances keep the injury from getting worse. The incorrect notion that I often see is...
Will shots or pills fix my pain?

Will shots or pills fix my pain?

I am often asked by patients who suffer from radiating arm or leg pain, numbness and tingling, chronic pain, or a bulging/herniated disc is getting a shot and being on medication will fix the problem? My simple response is that anything that doesn’t fix the disc...
Why wait for Surgery?

Avoiding Surgery vs Delaying Surgery

There is a growing shift in medicine over the past few years to decrease the number of low back surgeries due to the complications that are associated with them. The research has looked at all the back surgeries that have been done over the past several decades....
Will shots or pills fix my pain?

What if I ignore the symptoms?

Many patients want to know what happens if they just ignore the pain, numbness, weakness or sciatica? When I meet with a patient it is my job to first and foremost diagnose where their pain is coming from. In most circumstances with the types of severe cases that I...