Month October 2021

Lower Back Pain and Exercise

middle aged man curling a barbell exercise in gym with trainer

At one time, many doctors would tell back pain patients to limit exercise and would advise bed rest. Times have changed of course and we now know that exercise and remaining as active as possible has a far better outcome…

Shoulder Bags and Backpacks

picture of shoulder bag on chair surrounded by question marks

I want to talk about backpacks, briefcases, shoulder bags, man bags, laptop bags…yes, what we carry around with us on a daily basis. According to 2012 report about Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20 percent of…

Opioids and Back Pain

stethoscope and tablet showing opioid epidemic text back pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and chronic pain among adults and one of the most common reasons for which patients are treated with opioids. In this article, I take a look at some of…