Back Pain Treatment Options

Jan 5, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out pain is a signal that something is wrong with the body.

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May 17, 2011
 
colordiva wrote:
I have been dealing with chronic back pain for 5 years I'm in my late 30's have 2 kids a great job and hubby but I give up I'm done can't take it anymore there is all this talk about people OD on there pain killers but I wonder what the percentage is of people killing themselves because of undertreated chronic pain:(
PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE - DONT GIVE UP!
believe me I KNOW EXACTLY how u feel, been there and felt the same way. i hurt for so long before they finally did an operation, which BTW worked for me, and it Can work for u too. so please look into Every option u can, go to as many doctors if u have to.
i do know with health insurance, u have to go thru a lot of different options before they will agree and pay for operations. thats what happened to me. tried everything, went to 2 different doctors too. Even after the operation i had (removed the disk completely) it was several months before i felt that it really was going to work, i still hurt but NOT nearly as before.

back pain is probably the worse kind of pain because its 24/7 pain. i always say its something i wouldnt wish on an enemey.
so i Do understand how u feel, even the day i was heading to the operating room, i prayed to God that If it didnt work, to please let me go. i didnt want to be around anymore with this pain. so believe i do understand how u feel - completely!
but like u, i had a husband i love, kids i love and a life that i wanted to live for. so Don't give up, there is help out there - im sure of it. even if its not the kind of help where it will take away the pain forever, it may be enough to help u Want to live!

No one understands how u feel until They themselves go thru this kind of pain. u can tell ur family exactly how u feel and they probably wont understand it like u would like them to. but remember they can't. its not possible for them to because they see u as a whole person, they dont see a cut, or u with broken bones, or anything to see with their eyes - they dont see ur broken inside. therefore they cant really get it.

i'd like to say ur story will end the same as mine did, but of course i cant. i dont know the whole situation of ur problems and wouldnt understand it anyway. but i Sincerely Hope it turns out as well for You as it did for me. please hang in there for a little while longer, push every option that u can. Make ur husband help u find the help u need, because i know u cant really do it on ur own while hurting this much.
i will tell u too, with me, the operation helped but that doesnt mean u will be the same as u once were before the back problems, u still need to be careful what u do from then on afterwards. u can and Will probably hurt here and there, even years later (like me, 9 yrs its been)- u just never will be the same but hopefully ur story will end like mine and u will have a reason to live again.

remember u do have a life worth living for, so it Is worth fighting for.

Best of Luck to u, i'll pray for u and hopefully u will be able to write back here and tell us - u made it and are happy again.
<3 & Hugs to u..
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Jan Sherman

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#22
May 17, 2011
 
Back pain can also simply be a result of poor posture and weak core and back muscles. Many of us spend countless hours in our office hunched over paper work, computers, or laptops, this then causes us to put too much strain on our lower back simply because of our poor posture. Some of us spend time and money on doctors to simply tell us to take an aspirin. Having a poor posture can be cause serious complications to our health: Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Knock Knees and Bow Legs, and Asthma. This conditions have been associated with poor posture. A quick and painless solution would be better posture. How to get a better posture? Simple do some exercise that beneficial to your posture. And easy tool that we can all utilize is EBA's Posture Shirt. You simply wear this garment and it gently puts you back, neck, and shoulders into alignment. You never feel discomfort of any sort.

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#23
Jun 14, 2011
 
chiropractor milpitas are the best chiropractors and help you to your body pains
Doc Mike DC

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#30
Jan 22, 2012
 
Cox Flexion Distraction, Spinal Decompression, McKenzie Technique, Therapuetic Massage, and ART or PNF. We use the same modalities or therapies Physical Therapists use....how are OUR therapies not effective. Oh, I make the same claims as the PT down the street, Sorry! I am helping patients without drugs and surgery. Spread some "wisdow" and tell us how effective and outrageous your claims are on the effectiveness of drugs on NMS problems. Short relief, if at all, with long term ramifications. Drugs like those you recommended cause illness anyway you look at it. None of them will get a patient healthy. Go back to school, then med school, then chiropractic school and see where you took the wrong path.
Wisdom

Albertson, NY

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#31
Jan 22, 2012
 
Ummmm mr. chiropractor, you said ... "drugs don't get you healthy".

Hard to imagine that an "educated" chiropractor would not know this, but, drugs have helped millions upon millions of people "get healthy".

From antibiotics to emergency medicines, drugs help save lives and help people get healthy every day.

And yes, even many people with musculoskeletal conditions such as spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis benefit from medications. You are not aware of this?

You think chiropractic is an alternative to to all/most medications? Please describe the extensive medical/pharmacological training you have had. Please describe your extensive rotations in psychology, post surgical/neurological/post traumatic injury rehabilitation, urology, wound care, orthopedic, and cardiac care that helped you form your "educated" opinions.

By the way, "doc mike", most reasonable people don't have much problem with chiropractors who limit their practices to using well established treatments on patients who might reasonably respond to such treatments. Conditions such as uncomplicated nonradiculopathic low back pain etc.

The evidence that chiropractic is filled with quackery is that the majority of chiropractors treat with unfounded and bizarre techniques like activator, nucca, hio, ak, sot, dnft, network, etc etc. Troubling also is the fact that thousands of chiropractor belong to cult like organizations like maximized living, DE, scientology and attend meetings like "parker" in which bizarre techniques are promoted.

Lastly, while this is changing in Canada, the majority of chiropractic schools continue to teach the idiotic idea that "chiropractic subluxations" cause illness and disease.(and I ain't talk'n neck pain or back pain).

I saw chiropractic schooling first hand. Moved on to medicine and never looked back. except that I spend a few minutes each day exposing chiropractic quackery here and on other sites.

I know first hand the pathetic clinical experience that chiropractors here in the US receive. A full investigation should be done. One day .....
Washington Chiro

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#32
Jan 22, 2012
 
Folks, if you want a real chiropractic expert's opinion then you have to ask a real expert. That would be Dr. Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, Phd who has REAL degrees, unlike the con wisdom who has none.
Dr. Haldeman is a PRACTICING chiropractor, spine surgeon and is a professor of neurology at a major university. Dr. Haldeman has been published in just about every major chiropractic and medical journal (peer reviewed) and his textbooks are standard in several chiropractic and medical schools.
Want a laugh? Where has wisdom been published? AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHH HA HA AH AHA HA HA AH AHA AH HAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Right here!!!! And on the loser's water cooler, chirotalk!!!!
Too funny. Way, way, waaaaaaaaaaaaay too funny.
Chester Chiropractor

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#37
Apr 29, 2012
 
Chiropractic is an excellent way of dealing with back pain. Chiropractors not only give you quick pain relief, but they can offer you exercises to use at home, so that you can treat the back pain yourself, and support your ongoing care. For more information, visit http://www.back-doctor.co.uk/back-pain.html
YLChiro

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#38
Jul 9, 2012
 
CHeck out our website to see more about back pain solution

www.ylchiro.net
Washington Chiro

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#39
Jul 9, 2012
 
YLChiro wrote:
CHeck out our website to see more about back pain solution
www.ylchiro.net
Let me be the first to congratulate you. That has got to be the most embarrassing, moronic clinic promotion I've ever seen.
Even if you could cure cancer I wouldn't see a knucklehead like you. Did you lose a bet? Tell me it's just a joke and not a real video then I'll take back everything I said.
It would be less embarrassing if you just ran naked through Walmart. I mean it. It would. There are no words to describe how awful that video is. And what an embarrassment you are to chiropractic.
Yeah, this site, topix is a joke itself. I know that. It's a waste of time, but I enjoy writing here anyway. Hardly anyone reads anything anyone writes--it has no impact. But your website, properly promoted, can reach thousands of people--and you want them to see THAT?? REALLY?? REALLY????????
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Jul 10, 2012
 
Washington Chiro wrote:
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Let me be the first to congratulate you. That has got to be the most embarrassing, moronic clinic promotion I've ever seen.
Even if you could cure cancer I wouldn't see a knucklehead like you. Did you lose a bet? Tell me it's just a joke and not a real video then I'll take back everything I said.
It would be less embarrassing if you just ran naked through Walmart. I mean it. It would. There are no words to describe how awful that video is. And what an embarrassment you are to chiropractic.
Yeah, this site, topix is a joke itself. I know that. It's a waste of time, but I enjoy writing here anyway. Hardly anyone reads anything anyone writes--it has no impact. But your website, properly promoted, can reach thousands of people--and you want them to see THAT?? REALLY?? REALLY????????
It's a joke promoting his buddies "nutritional products"...get it???....at least he has a sense of humor. Hey "Doc"..I thought you stood behind your "brothers in arms" of Chiropractic no matter what? Give this guy some credit....at least he and the fellow from the UK post their websites....unlike you who always promises to but never does due to your paranoia that someone might really know who you are. Really?.....you calling this guys promo moronic is a bit ironic, no?...calling HIM an embarrassment to Chiropractic?.....all he and anyone has to do is read through your hundreds of inane comments here to see the reality of who you are...sorry but you hold that title "doc" Washboy......again, as usual.....you prove to be the ultimate stunatz "doc"......Fore!

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#41
Jul 10, 2012
 
I grew up in a chiropractic household, and I found that chiropractic helped me a lot.

I'm now an avid science student and admitted skeptic. While I still believe chiropractic has much merit in terms of low back pain treatment, I have to admit that the theory of subluxation is certainly pseudoscientific. However, chiropractic has been shown in several peer-reviewed studies to be effective in treatment of low back pain.

There is such a dichotomy between mainstream medicine and alternative medicine that sometimes both sides lose sight of the ultimate goal of healthcare: getting people healthier. Painkillers aren't always most effective way to treat pain (after all, painkillers do nothing to address the root cause of the pain). Similarly, many alternative treatments have never been proven to be more effective than a placebo, and oftentimes can do more harm than good.
Cody

Cranford, NJ

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Jul 10, 2012
 
CAN_PsychStudent wrote:
I grew up in a chiropractic household, and I found that chiropractic helped me a lot.
I'm now an avid science student and admitted skeptic. While I still believe chiropractic has much merit in terms of low back pain treatment, I have to admit that the theory of subluxation is certainly pseudoscientific. However, chiropractic has been shown in several peer-reviewed studies to be effective in treatment of low back pain.
There is such a dichotomy between mainstream medicine and alternative medicine that sometimes both sides lose sight of the ultimate goal of healthcare: getting people healthier. Painkillers aren't always most effective way to treat pain (after all, painkillers do nothing to address the root cause of the pain). Similarly, many alternative treatments have never been proven to be more effective than a placebo, and oftentimes can do more harm than good.
Yes, all true. The fact of the matter is that the mere laying of hands on another individual with your intention of wanting to help that person in and of itself does help the patient. In all honesty Chiropractic and all of it's myriad of "techniques" is nothing but....the placebo affect in action. It's better to be a skeptic.....regarding everything. Good luck to you.

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Jul 10, 2012
 
Cody wrote:
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Yes, all true. The fact of the matter is that the mere laying of hands on another individual with your intention of wanting to help that person in and of itself does help the patient. In all honesty Chiropractic and all of it's myriad of "techniques" is nothing but....the placebo affect in action. It's better to be a skeptic.....regarding everything. Good luck to you.
Most alternatives treatments rely on the placebo effect. So long as the treatment itself does no harm to the patient, I see no reason for discrediting treatments that rely on a placebo effect.
Cody

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Jul 10, 2012
 
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Most alternatives treatments rely on the placebo effect. So long as the treatment itself does no harm to the patient, I see no reason for discrediting treatments that rely on a placebo effect.
With all do respect....I would suggest that you review some basic anatomy of the head and neck....and see how cervical spine manipulations (Chiropractic "neck adjustments") have indeed been at the root cause for strokes in some individuals.....the "adjustment" may/can torque/twist the carotid and or vertebral arteries...hence causing rupture of the vessel(s)......kind of traumatic to the brain A???....Also many Chiropractors perform a "lumbar roll" on a patient without seeing any x-ray prior to the "adjustment"... if the patient has an abdominal aorta problem (severely distended...about to burst possibly) this too can rupture......result.... instant heart attack and in many cases death...abdominal aortic aneurism.....so.....though you say you have "grown up with Chiropractic".....I would suggest that you do some research.....as there are many "techniques" that some Chiropractors implement that do indeed....cause harm. Like I said .....be skeptical always......and that includes M.D.'s. Just because someone wears a white coat......take it with a grain of salt my friend. I am a retired Chiropractor....so I am fully aware of what I speak of here.

Since: Jun 12

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Jul 10, 2012
 
Cody wrote:
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With all do respect....I would suggest that you review some basic anatomy of the head and neck....and see how cervical spine manipulations (Chiropractic "neck adjustments") have indeed been at the root cause for strokes in some individuals.....the "adjustment" may/can torque/twist the carotid and or vertebral arteries...hence causing rupture of the vessel(s)......kind of traumatic to the brain A???....Also many Chiropractors perform a "lumbar roll" on a patient without seeing any x-ray prior to the "adjustment"... if the patient has an abdominal aorta problem (severely distended...about to burst possibly) this too can rupture......result.... instant heart attack and in many cases death...abdominal aortic aneurism.....so.....though you say you have "grown up with Chiropractic".....I would suggest that you do some research.....as there are many "techniques" that some Chiropractors implement that do indeed....cause harm. Like I said .....be skeptical always......and that includes M.D.'s. Just because someone wears a white coat......take it with a grain of salt my friend. I am a retired Chiropractor....so I am fully aware of what I speak of here.
I am aware of the techniques you mentioned. I was not claiming that chiropractic is free of risk, I was just making a general comment.

Iatrogenic strokes occur in chiropractic patients occur at rates comparable to, if not lower than, iatrogenic conditions seen in most other health care disciplines. However, there is certainly a distinction here as mainstream medicine accepts its side effects and has credible evidence to substantiate taking the risk.

As far as I know, most chiropractors take a full medical history and do indeed read X-Rays for patients who may have an underlying condition.
Cody

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Jul 10, 2012
 
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I am aware of the techniques you mentioned. I was not claiming that chiropractic is free of risk, I was just making a general comment.
Iatrogenic strokes occur in chiropractic patients occur at rates comparable to, if not lower than, iatrogenic conditions seen in most other health care disciplines. However, there is certainly a distinction here as mainstream medicine accepts its side effects and has credible evidence to substantiate taking the risk.
As far as I know, most chiropractors take a full medical history and do indeed read X-Rays for patients who may have an underlying condition.
Are you a psych student or chiro student?....your "facts" are off. Take it easy....and believe what fairy tales you want to believe in. I think I have presented substantiated facts here ....yet you seem to have some allegiance...so again..with that being said....have a good day.

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Jul 10, 2012
 
Cody wrote:
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Are you a psych student or chiro student?....your "facts" are off. Take it easy....and believe what fairy tales you want to believe in. I think I have presented substantiated facts here ....yet you seem to have some allegiance...so again..with that being said....have a good day.
I'm merely playing the devil's advocate here. I don't believe in fairy tales.

All I'm saying is that chiropractic gets a bad rep because it remains unregulated. Most chiropractors I know take their work very seriously and do not put their patients at risk. Sadly, as with all alternative medicine, there are many more practitioners who prefer to exploit the general population's lack of scientific knowledge and make outlandish claims.

All in all, I would tend to agree with you. I've just never personally seen anyone harmed by chiropractic; seems like a mix of mainstream medicine wanting to dismiss the field and a bunch of poorly trained chiropractors.
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Jul 10, 2012
 
"I see no reason for discrediting treatments that rely on a placebo effect."

Really? "no reason"?

Its called FRAUD. And chiropractors should not bill for performing such fraud. Insurance companies desperate patients should not be paying for "placebo" treatments.

And if you haven't noticed, these chiroquackers deny they rely on the "placebo" effect. They are scam artists and they should be shut down.

And please do not confuse generic spinal manipulation studies which show some benefit for nonradiculopathic low back pain with "chiropractic techniques" like activator, nucca, gonstead, network, ak, soy hio etc etc which have NO evidence to support their use.

Its a common ploy to lump the results of generic manipulation studies in with bizarre chiropractic treatments as evidence of efficacy. Chiropractors do this all the time. They are scammers. Period.

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Jul 10, 2012
 
Tobacco Cologne wrote:
<quoted text> same with vaccines, the fact they cause death and permanent injury like seizures, autism, ADD, ADHD and more is summed up as acceptable colateral damage in order to keep the hear healthy. So if you want a healthy child you have to cross you fingers and hope your child makes it unscathed.
Enough with the anti-vaccine slams!

Vaccines DO NOT cause autism, nor do they cause any of the other conditions you listed except in very rare cases.

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Jul 10, 2012
 
Wisdom wrote:
"I see no reason for discrediting treatments that rely on a placebo effect."
Really? "no reason"?
Its called FRAUD. And chiropractors should not bill for performing such fraud. Insurance companies desperate patients should not be paying for "placebo" treatments.
And if you haven't noticed, these chiroquackers deny they rely on the "placebo" effect. They are scam artists and they should be shut down.
And please do not confuse generic spinal manipulation studies which show some benefit for nonradiculopathic low back pain with "chiropractic techniques" like activator, nucca, gonstead, network, ak, soy hio etc etc which have NO evidence to support their use.
Its a common ploy to lump the results of generic manipulation studies in with bizarre chiropractic treatments as evidence of efficacy. Chiropractors do this all the time. They are scammers. Period.
Not to sound wishy-washy, but I actually agree with you for the most part. You're right, I suppose it is fraud. I would like to think it's not intentional fraud, however, as most chiropractors believe in their treatments.

However, I do not agree with generalizing an entire profession. You're just being antagonistic.

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