Chronic Low Back Pain

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Is chronic pain caused by a malfunctioning pain system? Pain can be a frustrating experience, especially when the pain lingers after an injury has healed. This post will discuss the mechanism of chronic pain and how it can be treated conservatively. 

Updated Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

Updated Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions in our society. The American College of Physicians recently released an updated guideline for the treatment of low back pain. This blog post will discuss the recommended treatment options for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain. 

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Developing a Core Exercise Program

Core exercises have become a staple for managing low back issues. However, there is a lot of confusion regarding which exercises to do and how to do the exercises. This post will discuss some of the common faults with core exercise programs and how to create an effective core exercise program. 

The Dark Side of the Brain

The Dark Side of the Brain

The brain is constantly changing, thanks to neuroplasticity. These changes can be positive things such as learning to play a new game, but they can also be negative such as what happens with persistent pain. This blog post discusses the role of neuroplasticity in creating chronic pain and how to re-train the brain to reduce chronic pain.