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Dr Oz Promotes Chiropractic for Low Back Pain

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Credits: Dr Oz website
Citing a study that I mentioned in a previous blog entry with 80% successful back pain reduction with chiropractic, Dr Oz has Dr Steven Shoshany DC demonstrate chiropractic. Dr Oz first shows how misalignment can throw off the whole spine. Then he has a giant vertebrae model and a disc herniation pinching a spinal nerve. The whole segment was very quick and I have yet to find a video of it on the internet. Unfortunately, they don't have the segment on Dr Oz's website either. DrOzFans.com has a very good summary of the chiropractic segment also. I am not a big fan of pushing the pinched nerve idea on patients a lot when there is no disc herniation or arthritic stenosis. My only other concern was that he made no assessment of the patient's restrictions or the area of pain. Dr. Shoshany basically adjusted both sides of the pelvis the same way and made a final adjustment of a random area in the thoracic spine. He has over 200 reviews so he must be that good. I am just happy that Dr Oz finally mentions chiropractic with back pain when he has mentioned everything else from physical therapy to acupuncture. He also had an excellent segment on Dr Andrew Weil's integrated medicine campaign which I hope to address in a future blog entry. The references section has all the videos for Dr Weil.  Dr Weil specifically endorces Dr Arlan Fuhr DC's Activator Methods, a gentler "no-crack" chiropractic technique. I like Dr Oz because he is one of the few medical doctors that push prevention and nutritional remedies over medicine. Good stuff...

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Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified
FAKTR-PM Completed

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References:
http://www.doctoroz.com/
http://www.drozfans.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-chiropractor-spinal-manipulation-with-dr-steven-shoshany/
http://www.oprah.com/health/Dr-Oz-Treatments-for-Low-Back-Pain
http://www.drweil.com/
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-andrew-weil-future-medicine-pt-1
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-andrew-weil-future-medicine-pt-2
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/Secrets-of-Integrative-Medicine-Pt-1
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/Secrets-of-Integrative-Medicine-Pt-2
http://www.activator.com/

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