Category Archives: DRS Protocol

Your Back Pain May Be Due to Smoking

Great American Smokeout On November 20, 1976, the American Cancer Society celebrated its very first Great American Smokeout by having almost one million smokers give up smoking for a day. Each year, the Great American Smokeout successfully helps people kick … Continue reading

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A Problem in Your Neck could be a Pain in the Head

Your Headache Could be the Effect of Spinal Problems Loud noises, lack of sleep, stress; these are all things that may cause you to experience an awful headache. Yet, other times, something as simple as chewing gum can cause a … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Back Pain Turn You Into a Zombie

You wake up in the morning, get out of bed, look in the mirror and swear you saw a zombie in the reflection. You shuffle across the floor in pain, feeling exhausted. You can’t sleep because the pain is so uncomfortable. … Continue reading

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AARP’s 2011 Advisory Against Back Surgery Still Holds True Today

A few years ago, The American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, presented an article in their monthly magazine entitled “Four Surgeries to Avoid.”  The conclusions in this article are as valid today as they were in 2011 when first … Continue reading

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Rest, or Stay Active, What is the Best Advice for Low Back Pain Relief?

When you are suffering from severe low back pain, you’ll get lot’s of advice from friends and co-workers.  Some will tell you to go to bed and rest.  Then other’s will tell you, don’t do that, keep moving because normal … Continue reading

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Tournament due to Chronic Back Pain

A bad back can keep you from doing the things you love, and even from being able to work. Chronic back pain can humble anyone, even the number one golfer in the world. Today (March 25) Tiger Woods, age 38, … Continue reading

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Is Your Back Ready to Enjoy Spring & Summer Weather Ahead?

The Old Farmer’s Almanac calls for a drier, slightly warmer spring for the Mile High Region this year. Did this winter’s snow shoveling or a slip or two on the ice cause back pain that will keep you out of … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Lower Back Pain

For many people with lower back pain, getting a good night’s sleep is beyond comprehension.   But getting a good night’s sleep is a great way to let your body take time to heal, and let the natural process of sleep … Continue reading

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Here’s a Trick for Back Pain, and a Treat for You

Thursday is Halloween, and soon, the streets will be filled with witches and goblins of all sorts.  But, if you are suffering from chronic low back pain caused by herniated or degenerative discs, sciatica, failed back surgery, or even neck … Continue reading

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Are MRI’s a Useful Tool in the Fight Against Chronic Low Back Pain

Many times, a doctor, usually a family physician,  treating a patient with chronic low back pain will order an MRI.  With the typical MRI cost running between $500 and $2,500 in the US, it would seem prudent to find out … Continue reading

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