Low Back Pain – Is It on the Rise?

Low Back Pain – Is It on the Rise?

Low back pain (LBP) is the second most common cause of disability among adults in the United States (US) and a very common reason for lost days at work. The total cost of back pain in the US, including treatment and lost productivity, ranges between $100 billion to...
Low Back Pain: Surgery vs. Chiropractic

Low Back Pain: Surgery vs. Chiropractic

Low back pain (LBP) is the second most common cause of disability in the United States (US) and a very common reason for lost days at work with an estimated 149 million days of work lost each year. The total cost associated with this is astronomical at between...
Low Back Pain and Obesity

Low Back Pain and Obesity

Low back pain (LBP) is a VERY COMMON PROBLEM! Here are some facts about LBP: 1) At ANY given time, 31 million Americans experience LBP; 2) LBP is the single leading cause of disability worldwide; 3) 50% of ALL working Americans admit to having LBP symptoms each year;...
Low Back Pain and Common Mistakes (Part 2)

Low Back Pain and Common Mistakes (Part 2)

Last month, we started a great discussion on “what NOT to do” when you have low back pain (LBP). Let’s continue that focus this month! 5. STAY STILL: You’ve heard, “…don’t do that – you’ll get a bad back!” There is something to be said about being careful, but one can...
Low Back Pain and Common Mistakes

Low Back Pain and Common Mistakes

We often read about what to do for low back pain (LBP), but now let’s look at LBP from the perspective of “what NOT to do!” ICE vs. HEAT: If you ask your doctor, “what’s better for my back, ice or heat?” the answer is either one or the other or, “…whichever you like...
Low Back Pain and Travel Tips (Part 3)

Low Back Pain and Travel Tips (Part 3)

Low back pain (LBP) and the discussion of traveling tips will be concluded this month. Please refer to the last two months for other great traveling tips. Keep a copy of these in your travel bag! BE PROACTIVE WITH THE AIRLINES: 1. Get an aisle seat. Request an aisle...