Back Pain and Health News 12-23-2013

Good Monday morning.  Today we have – A temp worker sues Amazon for his back pain. What’s the difference between Physical Therapy and Chiropractic? A new wireless TENS unit you control yourself. Infrared sauna looks so good!

I won’t be posting anything new until next Monday, December 3oth due to Christmas. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

‘ Injured’ temp sues Amazon: Worker claims 11-hour shifts in giant warehouse left him with agonising back pain

From Mail Online. Rhys Owen is 21 years old and he recently got a job at an Amazon warehouse for the Christmas rush.  Now he claims that long hours in their warehouse messed up his back so bad, he can barely tie his shoes.  He also says people were working with blistered and bleeding feet. Sounds like Amazon pushes their temps pretty hard.

A physical therapist’s take on PT versus chiropractic

From Scott Scanlon on the Refresh Buffalo Blog at the Buffalo News.  Russell Certo, the owner of Grand Island Physical Therapy, talks about the differences in between physical therapy and chiropractic treatments.  He says going to both at the same time can be confusing because of the difference in treatments. Read it and see which you think you should see.

Need steroids? Maybe not for lower back pain

From YottaFire.  Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found evidence suggesting that epidural spinal shots of any fluid can be just as good at relieving lower back pain as steroid shots.  If you get epidural shots of steroids, you may only need shots of saline solution.

Neubac Promises to Relieve Back Pain – Wirelessly

From Chance Kinney at ChipChick. The newest back pain gadget for home use.  The Neubac is basically a home TENS unit. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation.  The electrical stimulation suppresses pain and increases endorphins. FDA approved. No prescription and no pills.  Sounds almost too good to be true. But, judge for yourself.

Prominent pain doctor investigated by DEA after patient deaths

From Stephanie Smith at We trust our doctors to care more about our health than they do about their wallets, but that isn’t always the case. This should be a cautionary tale for anyone that needs regular pain meds.  If you know and trust your doctor, that’s great. And I know this is only one of millions of doctors, but we still need to be careful.


Pain Med Alternative – Infrared Sauna Therapy

From Huffington Post Video. Climb into this machine and feel all warm and toasty and your back pain goes away for a few days. Sounds pretty good to me.

Dr. Oz – Stretching for Back Pain

From KTVQ. A short video. Dr. Oz gives some advice for people who have to travel long hours in a car or plane.  Just a quick stretch that helps.

Weather & Your Health: Holiday Stress

From Indiana News Center. The holidays are supposed to be fun and enjoyable. But a lot of us stress out way too much during the holidays.  Here a just some simple suggestions to help lose the stress.

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