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Remedy Chiropractic

I am a chiropractor located in downtown Ottawa. My goal is to provide patient-centred and evidence-based treatment for injuries such as low back pain, whiplash, neck pain and headache, and runner's knee. This blog will detail some of the books I will be reading related to health and fitness.

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation - Stuart McGill


Canadians of all ages are suffering from low back pain, with back pain being the single largest cause of disability worldwide. As a chiropractor in Ottawa, I see patients dealing with low back pain regularly. 


While the book "Low Back Disorders" is now somewhat dated, the information contained is still relevant to evidence-based practice. It informs us on some simple exercises to help increase spinal stability in those with low back pain, and also some exercises and positions to avoid.


Exercise prescription is a key component to multi-modal treatment of low back pain, which the evidence clearly showing that exercise is particularly effective in those with chronic low back pain.


In addition, the book helps us understand some of the biomechanical risk factors for disc injury, which helps to guide activity modification in those who are suffering from disc related low back pain. Activity modification is another key component of treatment for patients experience back pain.


Working within a large fitness facility, we often recommend this book for personal trainers to better understand the biomechanics of the lumbar spine and back pain.


About Remedy Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centre

Remedy Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centre is owned and operated by Ottawa Chiropractor Stephen Konkle. Our goal is to provide evidence-based and patient-centred chiropractic care and massage therapy to downtown Ottawa.


For more details, please see visit remedychiro.ca