The Grand Illusion: Things Are Not Always as They Appear

Posted October 11, 2016 in Back Pain , MRIs
Magicians make a living at amazing crowds with all kinds of impressive tricks and acts. They are masters at making things appear different than they actually are (i.e., “Did that bunny really just disappear into thin air?”). Similarly, MRIs...
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Spinal Fusions Don't Work

Posted August 01, 2016 in Back Pain
A spinal fusion is a surgery to permanently join together two or more vertebrae in the spine so there is no movement between them using bone from another area of the body or metal implants. Spinal fusions are based on a belief that continued...
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Is There a Back Pain Epidemic?

Posted July 28, 2016 in Back Pain
Back pain has become so prevalent that it's unlikely that even small-business employers are unaffected at this point.
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Infographic: Back Pain Strains Employers' Gains

Posted July 20, 2016 in Injury Prevention , Back Pain , Infographic
Back pain is so prevalent in U.S. workforces that it might as well become a budget item. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), back pain is second only to headaches in terms of frequency, and the costs from lost productivity...
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Ouch! My Back Hurts!: Favorable Natural Course of Low Back Pain

Posted June 09, 2016 in Back Pain
Low back discomfort is one of the most common reasons that individuals visit a physician’s office. It has been estimated that 17% of the US population has had low back symptoms within the last 3 months.
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