Back Pain Treatment Options

Back Pain Treatment Options

There are 62 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jan 5, 2010, titled Back Pain Treatment Options. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

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

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Examiner.com.

First Prev
of 4
Next Last
Wisdom

Bethpage, NY

#1 Jan 5, 2010
The chiropractor in this article said, "Removing these misalignments, called subluxations, help eliminate nerve interference allowing your body’s natural healing ability to help you recover from back pain as well as other health issues."

The fact of the matter is that these so called, "chiropractic subluxations" only exist in the minds of chiropractors.

There are NO studies that indicate these "subluxations" are real. Certainly there are no studies that have shown that chiropractors have standards which can be reliably used to locate these supposed subluxations. Indeed, no legitimate studies exist which show that "removal" of these "subluxations" improve "health".

And let's face it chiropractors use more than 200+ bizarre and ineffective treatments to "find" those pesky "subluxations".

Now, some chiropractors do limit themselves to legitimate treatments such as mild spinal manipulation and stretching and strengthening exercises and do limit themselves to treating only those patients which might reasonably respond to those treatments.

Beware of chiropractors who over treat and make outrageous claims.
FraudPolice

AOL

#2 Jan 5, 2010
Wisdom wrote:
The chiropractor in this article said, "Removing these misalignments, called subluxations, help eliminate nerve interference allowing your body’s natural healing ability to help you recover from back pain as well as other health issues."
The fact of the matter is that these so called, "chiropractic subluxations" only exist in the minds of chiropractors.
There are NO studies that indicate these "subluxations" are real. Certainly there are no studies that have shown that chiropractors have standards which can be reliably used to locate these supposed subluxations. Indeed, no legitimate studies exist which show that "removal" of these "subluxations" improve "health".
And let's face it chiropractors use more than 200+ bizarre and ineffective treatments to "find" those pesky "subluxations".
Now, some chiropractors do limit themselves to legitimate treatments such as mild spinal manipulation and stretching and strengthening exercises and do limit themselves to treating only those patients which might reasonably respond to those treatments.
Beware of chiropractors who over treat and make outrageous claims.
Hi Allen! Hi!!!!
You're still spewing out the same tired old lies about chiropractic, huh Allen. Well, why not! I say why not!! This is America and they have good laws which protect your right to lie. We also have great psychiatrists who run anger management centers--and you, Allen, should call one. I referred you to two MD's already who dispense great medications for anger issues such as yours. Call them, Allen. You'll feel better about yourself, you know, for how you so miserably failed in practice and now have to blame chiropractic, Sid, Life, the Kentucky Derby, tulips, George Washington....... The meds are good and they can help you.
Anyway, gotta run, Allen. Gotta run. Wish I could spend more time here, but I am a chiropractor with a busy practice and I have to adjust several more patients before I leave today.
Bye bye, Allen. And Allen, take your meds! Bu-bye.
Wisdom

Bethpage, NY

#3 Jan 5, 2010
Mr. Chiropractor, I do not know you and you do not know me.

Please do not continue with your immature posts.
FraudPolice

AOL

#4 Jan 5, 2010
Wisdom wrote:
Mr. Chiropractor, I do not know you and you do not know me.
Please do not continue with your immature posts.
Anything you say, Allen. I'll quit these immature posts. Anything you say, Allen. Ok, Allen? Hi again Allen!! Nice to see you post so frequently. Almost like me! I like to read your lies and posts here, Allen, and I like to dispense advice, Allen.
I only have two more patients to treat tonight so I thought I'd go back online. And yes, Allen, I wasn't disappointed! I see, Allen, that you have lied yet again. Great! I say great!! You continue to lie about chiropractic, Allen, since you could not succeed in practice. Isn't that right, Allen? Well, isn't it, Allen?
Anyway, Allen, visit those anger management sites I recommended. They have MD's running them who can give you good drugs. Drugs, Allen! Good drugs. Drugs that can control your anger towards chiropractic, chiropractors, Sid, Life, and Tiny Tim. Yes, blame everyone you can for your failing in practice. Gosh, that's what I would do, Allen, if I failed so miserably in practice like you did then became bitter.
Well, Allen, gotta run. My last two patients just walked in and they need to feel better through chiropractic. Bye bye, Allen. Take your meds, boy! Bye Allen. Bu-bye.
Wisdom

Bethpage, NY

#5 Jan 6, 2010
Mr. chiropractor, it seems you insist on calling me "allen". Well, that's the first lie. Made by you.

You've called me a liar, name one lie I've made.
FraudPolice

AOL

#6 Jan 6, 2010
Wisdom wrote:
Mr. chiropractor, it seems you insist on calling me "allen". Well, that's the first lie. Made by you.
You've called me a liar, name one lie I've made.
Hi again, Allen! Haven't taken your mental meds yet, Allen? Well you should. And you should see an MD about taking them, Allen.
Chiropractic rocks! Chiropractic is the quickest way to get sick people well. Period.
Well, bye Allen. Gotta run. Bu-bye.

Since: Jan 10

Ahmedabad, India

#7 Jan 20, 2010
Commonly used treatments for back pain.

# Drug Therapies

# Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

# Acetaminophen

# Opioids

# Muscle Relaxants
Jeff

Annandale, NJ

#8 Jan 24, 2010
After having two spinal surgeries and a chronic low back problem for over 6 years now I can tell you, its easy to say to take all those different drug therapies but the drugs that really help with the pain and sensations, pain-killers, muscle relaxants, anti-convulsants, etc
even though you take them, you still can't have a life while taking those medications, they make you severely drowsy, anxious, headaches, dizziness, etc; you can't drive, go to school, or work when your having those bad side effects just like you can't function with the pain/sensations those drugs are preventing!
oh and after taking NSAIDS for years, after a while even taking them with a meal, they really do start to take a toll on your stomach, ie pain, nausea, burning, etc
drugs are not the answer for chronic back pain!

Since: Aug 10

Irving, TX

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Hi Jeff,

The correct answer for chronic back pain is to go for chiropractic treatment.. Even it's a lengthy treatment, results may be very effective.
You're absolutely correct, medicines serves as a purpose for temporaray relief.. I think side effects can be also be cured
Medical Doctor

Clifton Park, NY

#10 Aug 10, 2010
Mild spinal manipulation and exercise can be effective at treating chronic back pain.

One must be careful in selecting a chiropractor. far too many use unproven treatment modalities which can be effective at lightening your wallet but useless at treating back pain.

Medications can also be effective at controlling and treating back pain.

Bottom line. Be extremely careful at choosing a chiropractor. There are no standards that chiropractors follow. There are no "best practices" that chiropractors follow.
Aerial View

AOL

#11 Aug 10, 2010
Medical Doctor wrote:
Mild spinal manipulation and exercise can be effective at treating chronic back pain.
One must be careful in selecting a chiropractor. far too many use unproven treatment modalities which can be effective at lightening your wallet but useless at treating back pain.
Medications can also be effective at controlling and treating back pain.
Bottom line. Be extremely careful at choosing a chiropractor. There are no standards that chiropractors follow. There are no "best practices" that chiropractors follow.
How pathetic. Wisdom is now posting as "Medical Doctor." Minus the diaper comment at the end in an attempt to deceive. "Saaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy, maybe, do ya think? Saayyyyyyyyyy, maybe that IS a medical doctor talking... Saaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyy maybe that's NOT wisdom. Saaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy." he he he he Who the hell does the loser and liar, wisdom, think he's kidding. Folks, don't be decieved by wisdom. In the last three days he's posted his lies as Theodore, WEB, and now Medical Doctor. Same person, wisodm. Same lies. Same deceit. Same con. Wisdom is desperate for his lies and nonsense about chiropractic to be heard Don't worry, I won't let that happen. It is up to me to expose the fraud, liar, and con, wisdom.
In the meantime, I am a successful chiropractor with a very active, successful practice. I am in practice. The con, wisdom, not only is NOT in practice, but would be arrested on the spot if he put his creepy hands on a person in an attempt to treat them. He has NO training, license, clinical experience, and ZERO experpise as anything. The creep, liar, and con, wisdom, has been exposed fro the deceiver he is.
Medical Doctor

Clifton Park, NY

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Or, one can believe the ramblings of the chiropractor above. Its a free country.
Aerial View

AOL

#13 Aug 10, 2010
Medical Doctor wrote:
Or, one can believe the ramblings of the chiropractor above. Its a free country.
Yeah, and one WILL believe my ramblings because I speak the truth. You, er uh, wisdom on the other hand, can do nothing but con the public.
Folks, notice how "Medical Doctor" doesn't actually DENY he's wisdom. Trust me---he is. A liar by any other name is still a liar.
For the record, wisdom knows NOTHING about chiropractic. For the record, the only ones who agree with wisdom are the posters he invents. And recently wisdom invented and now posts as WEB, Theodore, Chiropractor, and Medical Doctor. Sure, he's somewhat, and only somewhat tried to disguise his 'style' which is idiotic. But the con, wisdom, shines through!!
Wisdom is using his trip to MA to post as others in an attempt to fool you into thinking "yeah, saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, someone else agrees with wisdom. It can't be wisdom because that particular loser is from New yooooooooooooo--------Ohhhh, now I see.
See that? Wisdom is conning you once again.
Medical Doctor

Clifton Park, NY

#14 Aug 11, 2010
While I have a certain amount of "wisdom", I am not the wisdom you refer to.
Its a very strange argument you present. You claim to be a chiropractor yet your responses are the immature I have read.
I'll leave it at that. It appears that you have your own issues to deal with.
Aerial View

AOL

#15 Aug 13, 2010
Medical Doctor wrote:
While I have a certain amount of "wisdom", I am not the wisdom you refer to.
Its a very strange argument you present. You claim to be a chiropractor yet your responses are the immature I have read.
I'll leave it at that. It appears that you have your own issues to deal with.
Ha ha ha! Nice try, "Medical Doctor", er, uh, wisdom.
Folks, now that wisdom is posting again you won't be seeing anymore of Medical Doctor's posts, at least not from MA, not unless the liar and con, wisdom, travels there again so he can deceive everyone--as usual.
Wisdom

Newark, NJ

#16 Aug 13, 2010
Seems paranoia is one of those issues.

He's a chiropractor after all.
Aerial View

AOL

#17 Aug 13, 2010
Wisdom wrote:
Seems paranoia is one of those issues.
He's a chiropractor after all.
Seems jealously is all the rage in wisdom "the liar's" hometown. Wisdom is a con after all. It's in the water, oh and his DNA. I'm sure wisdom comes from a long line of liars.
Natalie Guse

Encinitas, CA

#18 May 6, 2011
Having Back Pain! Maybe TENEVIS can help! TENEVIS shoes are FDA approved, and proven to lower impact and improve your posture! OUR FDA approved shoes can help you to relief back pain!

http://www.tenevis.com

Here are some ore back pain relief tips!

Lower back pain or lumbago affects more than 80% of the people at some stage of life and can be very bothering. No specific reason can be assigned for this disease and the pain can be chronic, moderate and acute. This musculoskeletal disorder impedes free movement of an individual and the serious cases often demand total bed rest. The symptoms sometimes persist for a week and subside and may relapse after a gap of few weeks or months.

Symptoms

1. Pain in back while bending, moving and walking.
2. The pain is felt in the buttocks and pains that can last for 48 to 72 hours.
3. Often the pain may extend below the knee to the foot and ankle.
4. Pain felt while sneezing and coughing.
5. Stiffness in the back and the hip muscles.

Though back pains don’t have any specific cause but some underlying reasons can be:

1. Any injury to the back muscles, spine and back bone that can result in this problem.
2. Abnormal functioning of the abdominal organs.
3. Pressure on the nerve roots or Sciatica is another factor.
4. Degeneration of the spinal discs.
5. Spondylosis, Fibromylagia and Osteomyelitis are other causes of lower backache.
6. Even smoking can cause lower backache.

Treatment

In case of moderate and sub acute back pains some self care treatments and medications are enough to cure the disorder but in chronic cases regular exercises with due precautions must be carried to keep the pain in check.

1. Sleeping with pillows in between the knees or sleeping lying on the back with knees resting on the pillow gives some comfort and so are often recommended by doctors.

2. Exercises are beneficial for chronic back pain as it improves the blood circulation in the muscles.

3. Some backache may require long bed rest depending upon the severity of the pain.

4. Painkillers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen are prescribed to relieve the back pain.

5. Application of heat and ice packs are also found to be beneficial in some cases.

http://www.tenevis.com

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#19 May 6, 2011
Jeff wrote:
After having two spinal surgeries and a chronic low back problem for over 6 years now I can tell you, its easy to say to take all those different drug therapies but the drugs that really help with the pain and sensations, pain-killers, muscle relaxants, anti-convulsants, etc
even though you take them, you still can't have a life while taking those medications, they make you severely drowsy, anxious, headaches, dizziness, etc; you can't drive, go to school, or work when your having those bad side effects just like you can't function with the pain/sensations those drugs are preventing!
oh and after taking NSAIDS for years, after a while even taking them with a meal, they really do start to take a toll on your stomach, ie pain, nausea, burning, etc
drugs are not the answer for chronic back pain!
agree, everything i was ever given only worked for 2 seconds.
eventually i had to have an operation. insurance companies make u go thru all kinds of crap before they will allow this. at aleast mine was like that.
but i feel good now!
worked like a charm!

thank God, and my doctor.
worse pain in the world....
colordiva

United States

#20 May 16, 2011
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:(

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 4
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Chiropractic Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Best States to be a Chiropractor (Jun '11) 15 hr Chiropractor From... 172
health insurance and chiropractic... Wed dtvonly 3
News The Truth About Chiropractors (Apr '13) Jul 13 Not a chiropractor 42
News Texting may cause neck and spine injury (Nov '14) Jul 10 chiropracticlocat... 122
News The opioid disaster: Stop criminalizing doctors Jun 30 steve 1
News New chiropractic CEO cracks glass ceiling at Ph... (Jan '15) Jun '16 ChristopherDA 6
question regarding treatment Jun '16 Chiropractor From... 2
More from around the web