A radio interview of Dr. Ronald Lavine by Virginia Reed on Progressive Radio Network.
Dr. Lavine shares his insight into the challenges of providing chiropractic care for an aging population.
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.
When you learn to ride a bike, it’s important to know the rules of the road. In my case it was my dad who taught me: ride on the right, wear a helmet, use hand signals, and so forth.
It’s all good advice.
But even when you know these rules, you still don’t know how to ride. Your brain, muscles, and balance system still can’t coordinate their actions to create a positive result.
In the world of preventive healthcare, it’s like being told to eat nine servings of vegetables, exercise every day, get adequate sleep, and the like.
It’s all good advice. Follow it.
But none of it trains your brain, digestive tract, kidneys, liver, and endocrine glands to coordinate their actions to create a positive health result.
The Annals of Internal Medicine published a research study demonstrating that chiropractic care is the best approach for neck pain.
What’s the key to an effective chiropractic adjustment? Restoring normal joint play to the joints of the spine….
If you’ve been regularly practicing the exercises described in Dr. Lavine’s Top Five Exercises for Your Low Back, your lower spine has probably made a lot of progress. Still, you might need something extra to achieve maximal results.
What’s the most important exercise I’ve left off my short list? Stretching the piriformis muscle.
Cartilage has no direct blood supply so it depends on periodic loading and unloading to get its nutrition. Chiropractic can help with this.
Finding the right doctor of chiropractic to help you improve your health can be a daunting experience. Dr. Lavine offers some sample questions you can use in interviewing your potential chiropractor.
When back pain strikes, you’ll know some simple steps to help you get out of pain quickly.
A large study by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee showed that patients who saw a chiropractor for low back pain saved 40% as compared to those who saw a medical doctor first.
An important article by Craig Roberts, DC covers the negative effects on the brain of living with chronic pain and the benefits of chiropractic spinal manipulation to control long-lasting spinal pain.
Proprioception is the substrate of cognition. Haven’t a clue what I’m talking about? This article will enlighten you.
Researchers are trying to develop categories and sub-categories of headache in order to better understand the headache phenomenon. But most people with headaches share a few factors in common. Work on those common factors are see how effectively you can wipe out your headache
Here’s what I wish each of my patients – and all low back pain patients everywhere – understood about low back pain.
A doctor of chiropractic responds to an article about the “sickness cartel” – the alliance of drug companies, insurance companies, hospital systems,and medical organizations who have a vested interest in keeping you in fear of sickness.
If you’re trying to be healthy (and who isn’t?) you need to be aware of the alliance of large drug companies, insurance companies, hospital systems, medical organizations, and large food producers that profit from sickness.
Palpation is an under-appreciated aspect of medical diagnosis. Few medical doctors take the time to master it. But the art of palpation is alive and well in the world of chiropractic.