back pain

September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
September 20, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 7

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
September 19, 2022

Two studies, one finding: Keep walking to prolong life

The UPI reported that walking and physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death.
September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. Best Treatment for Vertigo Is […]
August 6, 2010

Americans spending more on back surgery, but few find relief

The AP reports, “Even though only a fraction of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery, complicated spine operations are on the rise. So […]
September 1, 2010

Glucosamine sulfate appears to have no effect on chronic low back pain from degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis

I’ve posting a blog on the effectiveness of glucosamine sulfate for osteoarthritis of the knee. In my practice, it’s never seemed to work well for arthritis […]
November 28, 2011

Stretching key to yoga’s back pain relief

According to a recent study, yoga can help improve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, but it’s likely not any spiritual or meditation component that does […]
February 10, 2012

Pilates, general exercise equally effective at easing lower back pain

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggesting that Pilates is “as […]
April 13, 2022

Low back pain improves with aquatic therapy

People with chronic lower back pain may experience better, more sustained results from therapeutic aquatic exercise than from physical therapy.