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Pain Meds and Chronic Low Back Pain: Do They Work?

In Back Pain, Uncategorized by Cynthia Allen

Do pain meds help with chronic low back pain? That is a question that has been being asked quite a lot the past few years. Now that the addiction to opioids has turned into an epidemic that leads to heroin addiction, the question is more relevant than ever.The New York Times editorial board recently issued an opinion piece, The Insanity ...
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Chronic Pain and the Feldenkrais Method

In Back Pain by Cynthia Allen

Recently Jane Brody, a science writer for the New York Times, reported on the Feldenkrais Method as a path for overcoming back pain. She not only gave a personal recommendation for it, in a subsequent article on the opioid epidemic and non-pharmaceutical options, the New York Times mentioned the importance of movement modalities and linked to Brody’s article as an …

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How Your Back MRI Results Are Misleading You

In Back Pain, feldenkrais by Cynthia Allen

And Why It's Important to Know by Cynthia Allen, GCFP, STMI If you see this image below and it scares you, you aren't alone. If you have been looking at your MRI results and getting depressed thinking there is no hope, I have hope for you. If you have back pain, but haven’t had an MRI, you may be among ...