Lower Back Pain Relief

Combining Standard Medical Care with Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

We’ve been advocates of Chiropractic treatment working to augment Standard Medical Care (SMC) for years. In fact, we routinely collaborate with medical professionals and other health care providers on how best to achieve patient success.

Naturally, we were gratified to read the April issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which published a piece on “Low Back Pain” (by Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS; Alison E. Burke, MA; Edward H. Livingston, MD) that suggests chiropractic therapy as an option:

Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic
therapy or acupuncture. Sometimes medications are needed, including analgesics (painkillers) or medications that reduce inflammation.
Surgery is not usually needed but may be considered if other therapies have failed.

We do believe chiropractic care should be “option #1” – being safer and more efficient in relieving pain. Our point-of-view was validated by a study cited by The medical journal Spine, “Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study,” (Goertz, Christine M. DC, PhD; Long, Cynthia R. PhD; Hondras, Maria A. DC, MPH; Petri, Richard MD; Delgado, Roxana MS; Lawrence, Dana J. DC, MMedEd, MA; Owens, Edward F. MS, DC; Meeker, William C. DC, MPH) which concluded…

The results of this trial suggest that CMT [Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with SMC [Standard Medical Care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute LBP [Lower Bain Pain].

Lower Back Pain varies and ranges from a dull or sharp pain to tingling or numbness running down your leg — symptoms suggesting a pinched nerve, precipitated when a disc bulges out and puts extra pressure on the nerve between spinal bones.


Dr. O. would be more than happy to discuss the details these and other similar studies, and show you how to properly maintain back health. Over the last 20 years – all of them on East 7th Street – we’ve found ourselves getting into these types of discussions with patients at least once a week.

Lowering Blood Pressure with Chiropractic Care

High Blood Pressure affects one out of every 3 people in the U.S. Chiropractic Adjustments are successful in lowering blood pressure up to 17 points or the equivalent of 2 blood pressure medications..And there is research proving it. If you have family of friends with high blood pressure send them this short video clip….You may just have a huge impact on their life.

Yours in Health,

Dr. O.


Improving Fertility – How Chiropractic Helps

Most people know that Chiropractic Care is very effective for headaches and back pain but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Chiropractic deals with the spine and the highly delicate nerve system. The nerve system controls literally every one of the billions of actions and reactions that occur in our bodies all day long. Think about it, it gives a whole new meaning back or neck pain…watch the video to see how one family was impacted by a “back adjustment”….

To Your Health,

Dr. O.


Funny Chiropractic Video – BMW 320

Accidents can cause multiple muscle strains, muscle pulls, stiffness, inflammation, and misalignments. The body usually begins to heal very quickly, but if muscles, bones and nerves don’t heal correctly, problems begin shortly after…

Here’s a video that feature a BMW that’s the exact color and year that I had. Yeah, I loved that car. 🙂

Yours in health, – Dr. O.

Funny Chiropractic Video – Picking up the Newspaper

Stretching daily is a great way to stay flexible and increase circulation. It should be a part of everybody’s daily routine. But if you have to stretching to prepare for bending over to well….then you are not stretching enough. Enjoy the video, but Call EVC to make your appointment. 🙂

To your health! – Dr. O.

Funny Chiropractic Video – Living with Pain

Pain seems to have a mind of its own. “Doc, the pain came out of the blue!” Boy, have I heard that one often on the treatment tables of East Village Chiro! Pain is a warning sign, it is the body telling you something is up and you probably should address it before it addresses you more seriously.

Watch the video…Maybe pain is just that guy in the red shirt. 🙂

Feel Great – Dr. O.

No more migraines? How Chiropractors do it.

Patients often tell me that they get “normal Headaches” several times a week or month.  As a doctor, I can confirm that there really is no such thing as a “normal Headache”, and it certainly not normal to be eating  Advil, Tylenol, or Excedrin with any consistency (consistent OTC use can cause liver damage).  The people we have taken care with ‘normal Headaches” really don’t get them anymore…

Watch the video below to see how some Migraine sufferers are getting relief.

Best in health, – Dr. O

Funny Chiropractic Video – Dancer

In over 20 years of treating patients, we have literally helped hundreds of dancers get their groove back…I can totally relate to this video; although, I don’t dance as well as the Chiropractor in this video. Have a look it will put a smile on your face. 🙂