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.



Should I go to a chiropractor for a back cracking?

hi, i am 26 and i play a lot of sports and stuff and always have since i was a kid, so i am getting hit or falling down or doing something to hurt my neck and upper back all the time, espcially between the shoulder blades. i guess i learned to crack my neck to get releif when upper ba
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If I have a spinal fusion will I be able to bend my low back?

Hi doctor, Last week I went to my family doctor for my annual examination.  Once again I complained about how much my low back bothers me most of the time.  He casually reminded me that I have arthritis in my spine.  He said that if I really wanted to end my back pain he could refer m
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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 like most people.  I am very active for my age with 8
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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 lift truck that was going at a high rate of speed, and hit me from the side and I was throw
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“What is a migraine headache?” Headache specialist explains diagnosis

Exactly what is a migraine headache?  I get terrible headaches in the front and top part of my head that just kill me sometimes, and no one has been able to help me.  I was thinking that maybe these are migraines and I am causing them somehow by what I do, like what I drink or eat.  S
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How to find a chiropractor: By Chiropractor with 40 years experience

Dr. Lumbago, Do you have any suggestions how to find a chiropractor in my area? I am looking for a chiropractor in the southern part of Denver. Some people have told me that not all doctors of chiropractic do the same thing, and some are better than others. Any help would be appreciat
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Spine doctor describes spondylosis treatment and 7 ways to reduce spinal pain

Treatment for spondylosis: Degenerative osteoarthritis of the spine How can I get relief from spondylosis pain? To assist the natural tendency of the body to heal and repair to the best of its ability, always follow any instructions provided by your doctor, chiropractor or physical th
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Spinal specialist reveals 7 things you need to know about lumbar spondylosis

What is lumbar spondylosis?   Degenerative osteoarthritis of the lumbar spine Wear and tear arthritis of the low back Wear and tear osteoarthritis of the low back, or lumbar spondylosis, causes slightly different signs and  symptoms than osteoarthritis occurring in the neck.  This var
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Spinal stenosis surgery: 5 critical questions to ask before undergoing the knife

What about surgery for spinal stenosis? Spinal injection of cortisone instead of spinal stenosis surgery? Before considering spinal stenosis surgery you might want to explore how much help you can find from a simple spinal cortisone injectionzoginrelief An injection of cortisone into
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