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Exercise for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is among the most common conditions today. More work days are being missed yearly because of low back pain.
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Laser Spine Institute combines highly skilled Orthopedic Spinal Surgery experts with minimally invasive laser technologies and together they provide minimally invasive laser spine surgery to help diagnose and treat Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic...
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It's The Nerve Root!

When a patient experiences pain in both arms, hands, legs, feet, etc., - both - that should tell us that the problem is the nerve root.

 

Where is the nerve root?

 

In the back.  

 

This would seem to be simple, but it is suprising that the number of patients that I have seen since last year have been treated for pain in say both knees, and the treatment was centered on the knee.  

 

Treatment of the nerve compression issue in the low back solved the knee pain (x 3 cases).

 

Oh, and there are many more.

 

Restless Leg involuntary leg movement?  Any one thought of looking at the L5/S1 intervertebral foramen, and if there is compression here?  Encroachment of the IVF is visible on plain film.

 

Is there more?

 

Dr. Tom Murray

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Cervical traction combined with neural mobilization can produce significant improvements in terms of pain and disability in cervical radiculopathy.
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Decompression Traction Therapy: Case Report

A 34 year old patient reports radiating pain into both thighs (medial), periineum, testicles, and low back pain.  The pain is describes as deep, burning pain.  Medications and self-care with various OTC remedies have provided no relief. 

 

A-P and lateral lumbar radiographs, along with full spine and cervical studies, were obtained, and showed decreased space at the L5/S1 intervertebral foramen (seen on the lateral lumbar view).

Kemp's test caused increased pain sensation.  Hamstrings were hypertonic bilaterally.  

 

Flexion-distraction treatment was provided at eight clinic visits, and provided temporary relief of symptoms, but full relief was not obtained.  

 

Decompression traction therapy was applied, and the patient was asymptomatic after six treatments.  Treatments consisted of 18-24 minutes on the decompression traction device, hamstring stretching, abdominal and core strengthening exercises, and chiropractic spinal manipulations.

 

The patient continues to be asymptomatic after 45 days since beginning the decompression traction therapy regime.

 

Dr. Tom Murray

Chiropractor

Fray Chiropractic Clinic

Raytown, Missouri

 

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Restless Leg Syndrome Results From A Low Back Condition: Lumbosacral Radiculopathy

I am a chiropractor in Raytown, Missouri, and my practice is focused on low back, neck, and joint pain syndromes, with a particular emphasis on lumbosacral and cervical radiculopathies.

 

These are terms which means that the patient has pain (or some sensation that is abnormal or loss of sensation) along with a movement component, or loss of strength, in an extremitiy or extremities.  

 

Many of my patients were referred to me by a medical doctor, a neurologist, and each one of the patients with Restless Leg Syndrome symptoms have similar physical examination findings, similar X-ray findings, and similar histories.

 

And these patients get similar treatments, and I see symptoms resolving quickly.

 

Symptoms resolving quickly!  That is, I think, good news for sufferrers.

 

A current patient had Restless Leg Syndrome (diagnosed by a neurologist) for many (10+) years, and her symptoms have resolved through chiropractic treatment.

 

My prayers for all of you suffering RLS symptoms.  There is hope for complete relief.

 

I use decompression traction therapy for these patients, and I get results.

 

Prayers,

 

Dr. Tom Murray

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Decompression Traction Therapy Case Report: Low Back Pain and Restless Leg Syndrome

A female patient over the age of 70 was referred here by a medical doctor (a neurologist) for treatment of her low back pain and Restless Leg Syndrome leg jerking.  The patient reports these symptoms have been occurring for over ten years, and medications provided only minor relief of symptoms.

 

Lumbar radiographs were obtained, and indicated moderate to severe degenerative disc and joint disease in the lumbar spine, with intervertebral foramen (IVF) encroachment apparent at multiple levels in the lumbar spine.

 

Decompression traction therapy was applied to the lumbar spine with a planned treatment regime of 20-30 treatments over a two month period.  

 

The patient reports that her leg jerking ceased after the 3rd treatment session, and has only minor low back pain at the waistline (on the right side) on occasion.  Treatments are continuing for this patient.

 

Restless Leg Syndrome can be the result of a lumbosacral radiculopathy/degenerative joint condition as seen in this case.

 

Dr. Tom Murray

Chirorpactor

Fray Chiropractic Clinic

Raytown, Missouri

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Chiropractic Manipulations for Hip Joint Pain

If you are a law enforcement officer, and you have pain in your hip joints, especially your left hip, there is something that can be done to give you pain relief, and also to prevent future occurrences and future degenerative joint disease in your hips.

 

When you repeatedly sit in a patrol car or other vehicle, wearing the large amount of equipment you must wear, and then repeatedly get in and out of your vehicle, your pelvis and hip bones may be placed into incorrect anatomical positions.  In turn, this can and does place abnormal stresses on your hip joint, especially your left hip joint.

 

Over time, these abnormal stresses can lead to increasing pain levels, and even hip replacement surgeries.

 

It is probably best to avoid these disabling problems.  

 

Chiropractic manipulations of the hips, pelvis, sacrum, and spinal vertebra, along with targeted exercise routines can halt these problems in their tracks.

 

I am a chiropractor in Raytown, Missouri, in the east Kansas City area, and I treat law enforcement officers for these problems.  My friend Brad Deichler (who is a long timeserving officer) have an exercise regime in development that will strengthen your hip joints and help you avoid long-term pain and degenerative problems.

 

My office address is Fray Chiropractic Clinic, 10803B East 350 Highway, Raytown, Missouri 64138, (816) 356-9313 Office, and my personal email is tmmbackman@gmail.com fvor more information.

 

Get help and pain relief today.

 

Dr. Tom Murray

Chiropractor

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