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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 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!

The Link Between Menopause and Back Pain

Back Pain Menopause

If you are a woman aged 45 and beyond and you’re experiencing back pain; whether it’s a new occurrence, you didn’t have this before, or it just gradually came on, it’s this nagging, aching back ache that seems to be getting worse. Well, you’re not alone. In fact, many women over the age of 45…

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3 Proven Ways You Can Relieve Sciatic Pain While Sleeping

Sciatica is a condition that can wreak havoc on your life, both physically and emotionally. Sciatica can prevent you from enjoying life’s simple pleasures such as playing with your children or getting a good night’s sleep. The constant discomfort and sleepless nights can lead to frustration, anxiety, and even depression. However, there is hope! In…

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Back Pain: The ONE Thing That Makes Sciatica Worse and What to Do About It

Back Pain & Sciatica

“Dr. Dawn, I have been having horrible, miserable, and sleepless sciatica for the past 2 months now. My doctor has done little to help me and the muscle relaxers he prescribed are really weak!!! I tried a Chiropractor with no success. Aleve and a Tens unit don’t do a thing. I have been able to…

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Pilates: Is it Good for People with Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?


Let’s answer a pressing question which a new client recently called in asking for the answer to: “Dr. Andalon, I recently read in a health magazine that Pilates exercises can help the pain in my lower back and eliminate the agonizing sciatica pain I feel down my leg. My sister swears by it because it…

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How Can Therapeutic Massage Help Me?

Do you suffer from chronic pain, recurring headaches, or unwanted stiffness? Would you like to release the tension in your muscles naturally? Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that a specific form of massage called therapeutic massage can help you with all those things and more. But how? Let’s find out. More Blogs From the…

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The Real Story Behind What’s Causing Your Sciatica

Are you confused about why you’ve got Sciatica – and wondering what you can do about it? About 40 percent of Americans suffer from Sciatica at some time in their lives. Unfortunately, it is more common in people as we age.  This blog helps you understand Sciatica – the causes and symptoms, and we explain…

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Is Lower Back Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Aside from heartburn, indigestion, and pelvic pain (of course), lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from pregnant women.  It’s not easy being pregnant. It’s one of life’s greatest joys, but it also comes with its fair share of physical upset as your body adjusts to its new normal. By…

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3 Simple Tips for Back Pain Relief and How to Prevent It from Striking Again

We’ve all been there… That time when we told ourselves that when the New Year comes we will definitely stick to our new exercise or weight loss routine… …and after a month of eating too much, and maybe not exercising enough as we should, we make a pact to be more active and healthier as…

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3 Things That Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now!

Back Pain

We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine, that might be encouraging back pain? What I’m about to tell you, might sound surprising but hear me out and I’ll explain…

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9 Simple Tips for Flying with Back Pain

Flying with Back Pain

We recently were asked the following question by one of our clients who has been dealing with chronic back pain: “I’ve suffered from back pain for over 20 years. And every time I have to travel for work or vacation I dread the flight with a passion. My back pain gets worse throughout the flight…

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