low back pain

February 2, 2023

Monthly Family Update – February 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller At First Light honored at the National WWII Museum […]
January 31, 2023

My WWII book “At First Light” becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller

I was so happy to learn this week that the ratings for my and Mike Yorkey’s WWII book about my father’s heroism and exploits, At First […]
January 28, 2023

My dad’s covert role in wartime Lipizzaner horse rescue revealed

Here’s a January 22, 2023 excerpt from my and Mike Yorkey’s award-winning WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
January 26, 2023

“At First Light” featured at The National WWII Museum in NOLA

I was delighted to have my son, Scott, join me at the National WWII Museum in NOLA as they featured my and Mike Yorkey’s book about […]
January 24, 2023

Goodbye “Medical News You Can Use”

After over 25 years as a part-time medical journalist, I’m hanging up this hat. It’s been a fun run (details below), but I’m in a new […]
January 20, 2023

The best book review I have ever received

After having written over forty books, I’ve been pleased with and have suffered through countless reviews from professional reviewers and readers. Fortunately, most have been very […]
January 15, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 10 – Smoke and CO Detectors

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
January 14, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 9 – Automobile Safety Devices

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
February 24, 2010

Osteopathic care may ease late-pregnancy back pain

Low back pain in pregnancy is extremely common and manipulative therapy has been shown in a number of studies to be very helpful — especially for […]
April 14, 2010

TENS judged to be ineffective for low-back pain

Lots of us doctors, and many physical therapists, utilize TENS (transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation) for low back pain. Now a Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog […]
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 […]