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.



5 Ways a chiropractor can significantly help lumbar instability and low back pain

 Hello Doctor, I went to my family physician last week for a problem I am having with almost constant low back pain that has been slowly worsening for several months.  I have not injured myself recently and I believe I am in otherwise excellent health.  She said that I have lumbar ins
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What’s the best way to relieve neck pain if you have cervical arthritis?

Hello Doctor, When I was in my early teens I had a farming accident driving a tractor up the side of deep culvert and it rolled over on me and almost killed me.  I had multiple fractures with my left arm, shoulder blade and collar bone, and I had head injuries that made my skull out o
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How can hamstring stretches help my low back pain and sciatica?

Hamstring stretches are almost always indicated for people who suffer from low back pain. Here is an interesting question from someone who wanted to know how doing hamstring stretches (located in the back part of the upper thigh) 0could help reduce back pain. Dr. Lumbago, I figure wit
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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, pelvis and legs.  Any
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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 of what I am doing at the time.  It feels like it is getting worse because no
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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 is easy to understand your interest
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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 had a whiplash neck injury during a bad car accident when I
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What can I do when my back hurts?

hi.  what can I do when my back hurts?  thanx.  penny   Greetings Penny, Well you didn’t give me much to work with, did you, Penny?  Usually I try to provide several specific ideas and information about your back pain that might be helpful to your unique situation.  Because your
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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 greatly different things. Hello Doctor, I hope you can clear
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