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Category Archives: Back Pain

These blog posts are related to “Back Pain”.  Inside this section, we discuss self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues related to back pain and injuries, and what you can do to get you back out there doing what you love.  Whether you are just looking for information, a real solution to fix your problem, or speciality care for back pain, the team at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance will be able to assist you.  We start with providing valuable and useful information to help you make the best decision about what the next step will be.  In some cases, just getting the right information puts you on the right path to a solution.  In most cases, however, getting on the phone with one of our specialists gives you the opportunity to discuss your specific problem, ask you questions to get the right answers, and then determine what you should do next.  From there, you start to get the answers about what is going on and move forward to an thorough evaluation with your input on what you want to achieve.  Then your plan of care can start, getting you back to doing the things you love!

PRP Injections: Why Physical Therapy Plays A Key Role In Your Success

PRP Injection Physical Therapy

I wanted to answer an email I received this past summer from one of our clients, Jackie 64, from Encinitas, CA, who asked about Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP injections); a popular topic we get asked by our clients at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. “Dr. Oscar, do you have any advice for someone like me who’s still in a…

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How Your One Daily Habit May Be Making Your Sciatica Pain Worse (And How To Ease It…)!

Do you know the one daily habit that may be making your sciatica pain worse? Lately we’ve had an increase of clients coming in for treatment with complaints of reoccurring sciatic pain. And this week I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with one of our amazing clients, Mary, 49 from Carlsbad,…

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5 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game [Updated]

Golf and back pain

In June 2017, I wrote this post about the 3 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game. Over the last year, we have helped hundreds of golfers get back to playing the game they love so dearly. Additionally, through our conversations and evaluations, we have determined 2 new areas that we really…

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Live Free From Painkillers

Let’s connect the dots and get you the clarity you’ve been looking for. Do you want to live free from painkillers? Living while taking painkillers for a long period of time is not real living. Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, with more than two million of Americans have…

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Surgery May Not Always Be Your Best Option … And The Decision Shouldn’t Just Lie With The Surgeon

Surgery may not always be your best option

Surgery May Not Always Be Your Best Option More than 15 million Americans undergo surgery each year, but there’s growing recognition that some elective operations may be more about the surgeon’s preference than about the patient’s need for the procedure, meaning surgery may not always be your best option. Never choose surgery without exploring nonsurgical options…

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Low Back Or Leg Pain Forcing You To Use The Golf Cart…Leaving You Feeling Old and Embarrassed

Golf cart because of low back or leg pain

To cart or not to cart? That is the golf question. Or choice?  If you have ever found yourself considering this question because of low back or leg pain, then you maybe experiencing a condition where the golf cart may feel better temporarily. This may make your problem worse in the long run of you…

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Why Frustrating Postnatal Back Pain Can Get In The Way Of Taking Care Of Your Family

Postnatal back pain

As a busy mother, nothing can be more frustrating than aches and pains that of postnatal back pain that slows you down.  Lifting your kids into a crib or car seat, pushing a stroller, chasing your kids through the store when they try running away, or carrying a heavy diaper bag all puts extra strain…

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Why You Shouldn’t Let Bulging Disc at L4-L5 and S1 On Your MRI Scare You? – What You Can Do Instead Of Taking Painkillers and Avoid Risky Surgery!

Bulging Disc on MRI

This week I wanted to answer a common question we get asked quite regularly by our clients at LEVEL4 Physio-Wellness-Performance: “Dr. Andalon… my name is Casey, I’m 41 and I was recently diagnosed by my primary doctor with having L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs following an MRI scan. I’ve now suffered with chronic back pain, stiffness…

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8 Tips On How To Avoid Back Pain When Traveling

Traveling with back pain

If 80% of the American population experience back pain at some point in their life, how many do you think are traveling with back pain? Americans travel a lot each year. Nearly 45% of all Americans step on to planes each year to prepare for either business, pleasure, or non-leisure travel. That breaks out to…

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What Happened When I Hurt My Back and Was Told ”Go Do Pilates!”… But I’m Not Sure Why?

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation, (which now is like for the person that says..”I hurt my back” ) and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it…

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