Managing Lower Back Pain by Dr Kirkaldy-Wallis is Dr Chris Penter's choice for most useful medical book. Says he:
"Any chiropractor worth his salt will have read and re-read this book. It gives great insight to the degenerative processes of the spine and that knowledge can be applied to the rest of the spine."
Research in a Swiss clinic found that rehab was significantly more effective than pain medication in getting patients back to work.
However, after three years, around 50% of the patients in both programmes were permanently disabled.
Can chiropractic do better?
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An unstable degenerative-facets spondylo-lys-thesis is clinically one of the most difficult low back and leg pain cases. Years of degenerative changes in the facet joints changes their orientation, allowing the body of the vertebra above to slide forwards on the vertebra below. SPONDYLOLYSTHESIS CaseFile ...
From 6 pounds second hand to 68 pounds for a new copy.
There is an epidemic of low back pain in the West. After the common cold, it is the most common cause of doctor consultations. Much research proves that Chiropractic manages LBP better than pills. Dr Kirkaldy-Wallis is a great supporter of Chiropractic, as you will find if you read is book " Managing Lower Back Pain".
Here a chiropractic case file that may be of interest ...
L4 Lumbar Spine CaseFile
May I be totally honest? All of us in the back care business are trying to make a living, and there's little altuism in back care. We're all after your dollar! Because of the complications of surgery it's worth considering the alternatives first. Not a day passes when every chiropractor is treating a patient, usually several, who are on the verge of surgery. You'd be surprised at our results... but Rome wasn't built in a day. Give us a fair chance, and don't expect your chiropractor to do a miracle in a week. He won't most likely though my mother, a chiropractor, used to say:
"Miracles we do at once. The impossible takes a little longer..."
Dr Unity Lewis, DC
Research shows a strong association between smoking, high serum cholesterol, atherosclerosis and LBP. These are certainly important factors when managing lower back pain.
Facet arthrosis of course is of the major causes of Spondylolysthesis, sometimes associated with obdurate radiating pain to leg(s). Can Chiropractic help?
Lumbar Facet Arthropathy SPONDYLOLYSTHESIS ...
Dr Penter's second choice is
Brilliant concise book containing all the orthopedic tests you would ever want on orthopedic examination of the spine and the extremities!!!"