Doctor Lumbago –   

Relief for lower back pain, sciatica, neck pain and headaches

Dr. Lumbago explores lower back pain as only can be done by someone who lives with daily low back pain and sciatica. This site offers helpful ideas and practical information so you can understand and manage your lower back pain (lumbago), neck pain, sciatica and headaches.  Discover ways to get low back pain relief by using important tips and practical ideas about your spinal pain (low back and upper back pain) and problems directly related to it like a stiff neck, headaches or sciatic neuritis pain in the leg.  From time to time related topics are covered like osteoarthritis, hip and knee pain, pinched nerve in the neck, and many joint pain problems.

Doctor Lumbago is a web site written by a retired chiropractor with 42 years of hands-on experience.  I am also a Diplomate acupuncturist who taught acupuncture on the post-graduate level for many years. The last 12 years of my practice life I worked in a large orthopedic clinic  primarily doing pain management when drugs did not work and back surgery was not an option; the MDs were amazed how natural treatment helped skeletal pain.

I got the job to work in this medical clinic only because these doctors knew that Alternative Medicine often works when drugs and surgery are not helpful.  The ideas found in the Dr. Lumbago website worked in ways that their drugs and surgery could not.  That is why I got the job working with a large group of MDs, and why I kept that job.  What I will share with you on this website represents many years of practical experience treating lumbago and hundreds of structural problems that these orthopedic doctors could not help.

With 100s of muscle pain and joint pain websites, how is Dr. Lumbago different?

  • First and foremost I have had advanced arthritis in my three lower lumbar vertebrae for well over half my life, so Lumbago spinal diagram showing lumbar spinal discs, spinal nerves, lumbar osteoarthritis as the source of low back pain.I live with lower back pain every day.  I am 66 years old and I stand two inches shorter than when I was 21. All this started because as a teenager I did heavy manual labor like an adult, lifting heavy weights before my bones were strong enough to carry the load I placed on my spine.  As a result, my three lower lumbar discs were permanently damaged when I was just a young man; now the lower discs of the spine are worn down to almost nothing and the vertebrae all have spurs.  I am an expert at living with and minimizing low back and leg pain.
  • During my career I was fortunate to have provided low back treatment to tens of thousands of people in acute pain and chronic pain situations.  So I learned how to deal with the lumbago of other people as well as my own.  With a lot of knowledge and vast experience with muscle and joint pain problems, I will provide information that is reliable, effective and as up-to-date as possible for your benefit.
  • The emphasis of this site is on how to avoid the use of drugs and surgery for lumbago and neck pain. Prevention and natural methods like non-needle acupuncture, trigger point therapy, lower back exercises, and dozens of little tricks for back pain relief are demonstrated in videos and text. While I am not against the use of drugs and surgery for lower back pain, or chronic neck pain, I am against their overuse.  I will do my best to help you be less dependent on medication for your lumbago, and perhaps avoid neck and back surgery if possible.

 

 

You’re wasting your time with that cold pack if you do not do it like this

How to use an ice pack for back pain Instructions for using ice for lower back pain When your low back hurts it is always a good idea to use ice on it, even if your lower back pain is an acute aggravation of an old or chronic problem. The rule of thumb is that when there is inflammati
Continue Reading →

7 Things you must know about degenerative disc disease

How does degenerative disc disease hurt my spine? – Degenerative bone disease  What can I do about degenerative disc disease?   Degenerative disk disease Although degenerative disc disease can cause spinal pain and other symptoms for a lifetime, the good news is that surgery is not us
Continue Reading →

Very best sciatica exercises from back pain doctor with 40 years experience

What are the best sciatica exercises? Easy stretching exercise for sciatica and lumbar pain Sciatica exercises are not always helpful to reduce disc swelling and irritation that causes low back and sciatic leg pain. For this reason you must first talk to your orthopedist or chiropract
Continue Reading →

Are chiropractors doctors, and how do I find a good one?

What is chiropractic care? Information about chiropractic and chiropractors (DC) Many people ask, “Are chiropractors doctors, really?” After decades of fighting with the AMA, and a lot of bad things said about the chiropractic profession, many people are still confused abo
Continue Reading →

Sciatic nerve location determines how sciatica affects 20% of people with back pain

Location of the sciatic nerve in relation to sciatica Where is the sciatic nerve? The sciatic nerve is largest, longest in widest nerve in humans and other animals that starts in the lower back, runs through the buttocks and down the leg into the foot, ending at the great toe. At its
Continue Reading →

Get lower back pain relief – now – using golden information from spine specialist

What works for lower back pain relief? Lower back pain treatment: things you might not have considered for back pain relief More treatments for back pain Many different types of treatment of back pain can be used, depending on who you respond to the three primary treatments described
Continue Reading →

Acupuncturist describes how acupuncture can reduce chronic neck pain

Will acupuncture give me back pain relief with my arthritis?  Can I use acupuncture or acupressure for back and neck pain? According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2002, acupuncture was used by an estimated 2.1 million U.S. adults, most of which was f
Continue Reading →

Doctor tells how to use trigger point therapy for at-home relief

Trigger point therapy Could myofascial trigger points be causing my back and neck pain? Yes, it is certainly possible. From my experience if you have a constant or frequently recurring neck or back problem there is a good chance it is either the primary reason for your pain or a stron
Continue Reading →

Back specialist treating 40,000 patients explains natural treatment for spondylosis

What is spondylosis?   Degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine Wear and tear arthritis Spondylosis is a broad medical term that describes degenerative spinal osteoarthritis of the various joints of the back bone; it is only a general term used to describe a part of the aging process
Continue Reading →