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Know Pain, Know Gain-Part 3

Let’s imagine you are sitting comfortably in your favorite recliner at home watching your favorite show and an African Lion comes into the room.  Are you going to continue to sit there comfortably watching TV, are you going to think about your posture, will you...

Know Pain, Know Gain-Part 2

Most of us think we have a pretty good idea about pain. We experience it throughout our lives and so we should kind of know how it works, right? WRONG! The basic model of pain we have been taught over the past one of two thousand years was described by Descartes. ...

Know Pain, Know Gain- Part 1

Today I ran into a previous patient whom I treated for 6 weeks for back pain and sciatica.  At the time he came to see me he had been having back pain and sciatica for years, he was using pain medications extensively and was considering back surgery.  His ability to...

Are Doctors Good at Managing Back Pain?

A new research report published recently found that most physician are doing a poor job following published guidelines for managing back pain. Too many opiod medications and not enough Physical Therapy is being recommended. A recent piece done by NBC sheds light on...