The Audible Release – Investigating the Cracking Joint

By |2018-08-22T14:32:39+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Chiropractic, Research|

A cracking joint (audible release) has been at the foundation of the chiropractic profession for over a century. It is performed on patients daily across the world in the management of spinal pain. However, what is the deal with the mechanism? Where is the sound coming from? As a chiropractic student between 1996 and 2000, [...]

High Level Athletes Appear to Develop Spine Degeneration

By |2018-03-18T16:07:48+00:00March 18th, 2018|Intervertebral disc, Pain, Research, Uncategorized|

Does it come to any surprise that high-level athletes have spine disc degeneration? I found it quite revealing that a paper in BMJ Open Sport and Excercise Medicine [1. Evaluation of spine MRIs in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games ] revealed in a retrospective study that a high number [...]

Sedentary Behavior During Working Hours Leads to Less Activity During Leisure Time

By |2018-02-08T16:16:41+00:00February 8th, 2018|Ergonomics, Research, Uncategorized|

A study involving 210 full-time office workers in the United Kingdom examined levels of sedentary and physical behaviors within and outside of daily working hours and found that most of the subjects spent between 60-68 percent of their working and non-working hours in sedentary postures. Workers spent 71 percent of each workday being sedentary. Workers [...]

Hypermobility and Back Pain – Stability Exercises to Wind Down Pain

By |2018-01-04T15:55:40+00:00January 4th, 2018|Back Pain, Research|

Hypermobility is common in the generation of back pain. Research has been revealing this for many years and recently I developed a model to help the patient see what it means to have excessive motion within the spine. Stuart McGill endorses the models I craft because it brings the research to the patients. It helps [...]

A Holistic Approach to Ergonomics Would Benefit Workers At-Risk for IVD Pain

By |2017-09-03T17:37:00+00:00September 3rd, 2017|Ergonomics, Pain, Research|

The authors of a review [1. The Contribution of Biomechanical-Biological Interactions of the Spine to Low Back Pain] about the interactions between biological and mechanical forces of the spine and how they may contribute to back pain determined that a more helpful ergonomics paradigm in the study of in vivo tolerance limits might be achieved [...]