When Back Pain Turns Your Life Upside Down

In the book Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain, authors describe traction therapy as a broad term used to refer to several methods of using mechanical force to separate the lumbar vertebrae along the inferosuperior axis of the spine. Traction can be used to provide hours of pain relief. It is known to be a safe procedure with therapeutic value in […]

These Bones Were Made for Walkin’

Charles Dickens said “The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” Spine-health.com said walking: Strengthens muscles in the feet, legs, hips, and torso. Walking increases the stability of the spine and conditions the muscles that keep the body in the upright position. Nourishes the spinal structures. Walking for exercise facilitates strong circulation, pumping nutrients into […]

Why I Quit My Job Over a Chair

  The first time I had an appointment with a specialist about my back, I was in elementary school. If there is a word for the opposite of a hypochondriac, then that’s me as an adult! I will say “it’s fine” when it is clearly not fine. When I finally surrender to going to a doctor, it’s BAD. Numerous appointments and imaging, […]