Low Back Pain

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on low back pain...

Helping Lower Back Pain With Chiropractic – New Scientific Evidence

The latest research on chiropractic methods for helping lower back pain from the medical journal Spine.

New Standards for the Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis

The diagnostic criteria for spinal stenosis are controversial. Which tests are best? How do the physical signs of pain and leg weakness connect with the MRI picture of a narrowed spinal canal?
Research deepens questions about low back mri

Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?
Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Dynamic control of movement is key to low back pain

Scientists now can test subtle details of trunk postural control and compare the movement skill of those with back pain and those without.

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis vs. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

The distinctions between degenerative spondylolisthesis and isthmic spondylolisthesis.

Chiropractic for Seniors- What I’ve Learned

Dr. Lavine shares his insight into the challenges of providing chiropractic care for an aging population.

If You Have Back Problems Be Wary of These Three Exercises

Those with back problems need strengthening exercises to protect their low back but have to be wary to perform only low back-safe maneuvers.

Pain Relief Patches and Gels

The variety of pain gels and patches can be bewildering. Here are the seven main types.

Recent Research Confirms Value of Chiropractic Methods for Back Pain

Manual therapy, including spinal mobilization and manipulation, is one of the best-studied forms of treatment for low back pain. Another research study has been published further proving the effectiveness of these methods.

Chiropractic for Scoliosis: Does It Help?

Many chiropractors offer treatment programs for patients with scoliosis: side-to-side curvature of the spine. Are these treatment protocols justified by the state of scientific research? Are they effective?

Shocking, Inappropriate Use of Chiropractic Methods in Spondylolisthesis Treatment

I was appalled when I learned that a chiropractor was making unrealistic therapeutic claims about the value of spinal adjustments for someone with spondylolisthesis...
When bending backward hurts

When bending backward hurts

Learn the simple steps to control the pain of lumbar facet syndrome.
Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

Sacroiliac joint injury and piriformis pain

The sacroiliac joint and the muscles that support it are common sources of low back and buttock pain. Discover how to minimize shear stress in the sacroiliac joint and avoid pain and injury.

Lumbar Spondylolisthesis and Spondylolisthesis Exercises

Spondylolisthesis, often starting in adolescence, contributes to low back pain in about 5% of adults. Discover the best treatment options including spondylolisthesis exercises.

Pin It on Pinterest