Colin MacGregor

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…

Can You Heal a Herniated Disc?

man clutching lower back sharp stabbing pain

Can a herniated disc heal without surgery? In this article, I take a deep dive into some of the current scientific literature to see if a herniated disc can heal on its own without surgery. Contents Lower back pain and…

Exercise For Lower Back Pain

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In this weeks article, I examine the role and requirement of exercise for lower back pain. Is it effective and what should you be doing? Read on to find out more. Four out of five Americans will experience back pain…

How to Prevent Lower Back Pain

man with lower back pain holding his lower back

Lower back pain may not be a life-threatening condition, but it is the leading worldwide cause of years lost to disability and up to 80% of people will experience at least one pain episode in their. It can still be…

What is Sciatica?

middle aged man with sciatica nerve pain leaning on work desk

Your sciatic nerve begins at your spinal cord, runs through your hips and buttocks, and then branches down each leg. Sciatica is a condition when pain radiates from the lower back, down through the leg, possibly as far as the…