Is Surgery Really Necessary?

When Michigan insurance company Priority Health required patients with back problems seeking care from spine surgeons to first consult with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, spine operations fell 25% in a region identified as having…

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DOES DRS OR OTHER TRACTION DEVICES PROVIDE PROVEN BENEFIT FOR LOW BACK PAIN?

The scientific evidence says "no". Back pain is a highly prevalent disorder and studies have reported over 90% of all adults will experience some type of back pain in their lifetime.  It is the second most common reason for people to visit…

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If You’re Having Back Pain — See a Physiatrist

Approximately 90% of all adults will experience some type of back pain in their lifetime. It is the second-most common reason for people to visit their primary care physicians. Fortunately, the natural history of back pain suggests a favorable…

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The Benefits of DIM

The majority of this article is information obtained from the book “All About DIM” by Michael A. Zeligs, MD and A. Scott Connelly, MD.  Diindolylmethane, or DIM for short, is a plant indole—a plant compound with…

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