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Dr. Brad A. Cotton 5009 North Executive Drive, Suite B Peoria, Illinois *
2001 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic 11 years private practice in Peoria area Published author of “Chiropractic care of a 47-year-old woman with chronic Bell’s palsy: a case study” in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine Presenter at 2011 Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association Fall Convention Presenter at DIOSH Day 2012
80% of adults will have low back pain in their lifetime One-half of all work force has low back pain symptoms each year #1 cause of work-related disability #1 cause of lost time from work #2 reason for visits to doctor $50 billion spent each year
Anatomy of the low back Injuries of the low back What you can do Treatment options
Disc bulge/herniation Sprain/strain Facet syndrome Repetitive stress Degenerative conditions Now… What can YOU do to take care of your back?
Lift with your mind first Lift using position of strength Lift within your “safety zone” Lift with help
Range of motion stretches Alternate leg low back stretch Prone low back extension stretch Kneeling low back stretch CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!
Cat & Camel
Swiss ball Therapy bands Free weights CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST!
Eat 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables/day Reduce processed foods Drink ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight Decrease caffeinated and alcoholic drinks
Ice – use on an acute injury for the first 72 hours Heat – use on chronic conditions or after the first 2-3 days Laying on back – pillow under knees Laying on side – pillow between knees
Chiropractor ◦ Adjustments Return spine to proper alignment Reduce/remove pressure from the nervous system Decrease pain Decrease muscle tension Increase ranges of motion Increase muscle strength
“In work-related nonspecific LBP, the use of health maintenance care provided by physical therapist or physician services was associated with a higher disability recurrence than in chiropractic services or no treatment.” Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. J Occup Environ Med Apr;53(4): “During the past 7 years, and with a larger population than originally reported, the CAM-oriented PCPs using a nonsurgical/nonpharmaceutical approach demonstrated reductions in both clinical and cost utilization when compared with PCPs using conventional medicine alone.” Sarnat RL, Winterstein J, Cambron JA. Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association: an additional 3-year update. J Manipulative Physiol Ther May;30(4):263-9.