Hamstring stretches: Explained by Spinal Specialist with 40 years experience

Hamstring stretches for low back pain relief Lower back stretches and hamstring exercises for tight hamstring muscles Hamstring stretches, also known as hip stretches, are primarily used to reverse the negative effect of tight hamstring muscles on the lower back, Continue reading Hamstring stretches: Explained by Spinal Specialist with 40 years experience

What do spinal stenosis and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” have in common?

Hello Doctor, I have been bothered a lot by pain in the center of my low back near the waistline with  leg pain sometimes in both legs for the last few years. This problem acts up at strange times regardless Continue reading What do spinal stenosis and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” have in common?

Can acupuncture treatment help my chronic low back pain?

Greetings KRJ, Well, that is a remarkable story of perseverance and strength of character that you displayed as a young man.  Congratulations to you for growing beyond the artificial limitations that an unfortunate accident put in front of you.  It Continue reading Can acupuncture treatment help my chronic low back pain?

Is a pinched nerve causing my pain and stiff neck?

Hi, I found your lumbago website on the internet when I was looking to see if there is a connection between a pinched nerve, neck pain, and almost constant stiff neck and whiplash automobile injuries. About three years ago I Continue reading Is a pinched nerve causing my pain and stiff neck?

Pain is a big difference between bulging disc and herniated disc, here’s why

There are many points of difference between bulging disc and herniated disc tissue.  Here is an email that was sent to me wanting to know if two doctors who gave two different diagnoses are saying basically the same thing or Continue reading Pain is a big difference between bulging disc and herniated disc, here’s why

What are some good back exercises if you have osteoporosis?

Hi Dr. Lumbago, What are some good back exercises?  I am a woman 68 years old, with slight osteoporosis and some lumbar spinal curvature.  Occasionally I get some low back pain, but nothing serious that does not last long, probably Continue reading What are some good back exercises if you have osteoporosis?

Should I have an operation on my herniated discs?

Dr. Lumbago, Here’s my story. I hope you can tell me what I should do. Last year, almost 14 months ago, I had an accident at work on a fork lift truck when another employee hit me with his fork Continue reading Should I have an operation on my herniated discs?