Sciatica: Referred or Radicular Pain?

Pain can be very confusing. One of my most important jobs is to answer the question “What is causing my pain?”. This may seem straightforward but it is very common that the site of pain is not actually the cause of pain. Sciatica and “pinched nerves” help illustrate this concept. To better answer the question “What is causing my pain?” I want to highlight the difference between referred pain and radicular pain. Both types of…

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Is Chiropractic Placebo?

Chiropractic was long considered no better than placebo.  However, the body of evidence has grown and chiropractic is a legit option for spine pain. Meanwhile, many of medicine's most widely accepted truths are under scrutiny as 'no better than placebo'.  The idea of a placebo is clearest to a parent of a young child.  For example, Imagine your kid stumbles and scratches their knee. They run to you in tears and you console them, kissing their owie.…

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10 Must-Know Back Pain Facts

There is a lot of mis-information about back pain facts.  If you are frustrated with persistent lower back pain that has cost you valuable time and money then dive into this evidenced based post of 10 must-know back pain facts inspired by a recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. 1. Persistent back pain can be scary, but rarely dangerous.Longstanding back pain can be upsetting and disabling, but it is rarely life threatening so…

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The Truth About Lower Back Pain

An uncomfortable truth about lower back pain is that most is categorized as 'Non-specific lower back pain'. In fact, most lower back pain cannot be attributed to one particular source. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOkThe iconic exchange between Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men highlights my feelings when people ask, “What is causing my lower back pain?”  With this question patients are looking for the SOURCE of their lower back pain otherwise known as a STRUCTURAL…

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5 Chiropractic Scam Strategies

 Are you curious if your chiropractor is scamming you? Check out these 5 common chiropractic scam strategies and find out.  Remember this scene from Matilda? Imagine moving across the country to a new city. As you grab the last of the moving boxes off the truck, you aggravate your lower back. You are in desperate need of a chiropractor so you can feel better and finish the move. Like anyone would in 2020, you scroll through…

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Wake Up Call for Athlete Sleep

https://youtu.be/2KexsCP3luQ In this research review, I'd like to highlight a study examining a wake up call for athlete sleep. The wake up call is to college athletes and athletic departments on the importance of sleep to well-being and performance.  Although the study involves college athletes, principles and findings can be applied to non-athletes. Source: Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, et al. Bri J Sports Med 2019; 53: 731-736 The Power of Sleep Sleep is…

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What is a Functional Diagnosis?

A functional diagnosis is critical to better understanding pain and performance. At OMNE Chiropractic, Dr. Peters utilizes a movement based assessment to find solutions. Functional Diagnosis First, a functional diagnosis involves determining the movements or limitations causing the pain. It involves locating key areas of movement deficiency and their impact on the patient's symptoms. For example, Dr. Peters will test foundational movements such as a squat and a lunge. In addition, Dr. Peters utilizes other…

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