- Producer08/09/2016Backpack and Back Pain 2016/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / This article was previously published for wide distribution on Dr Aranda's Perseverance blog. Is it just me?Or do you see?Children with backpacks to their knees.This is worse that just "not a breeze."It's...
Comments16/09/2016 #21 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTSGreat article for awareness and prevention, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I agree, it is horrendous what the kids have to carry nowadays!
On the topic of prevention and treatment, have you heard of Egoscue? A simple Google search:
"Egoscue is a postural therapy designed to eliminate chronic pain without drugs or surgery. Founded by Pete Egoscue in 1978, the Egoscue Method focuses on a series of gentle stretches and exercises to correct misalignments in the musculoskeletal system of the body."
I would add that it is not chiropractic, nor PT. It is more like gentle yoga poses.
For backpack pain, see Backpacks Are Affecting Children’s Posture,
It has six exercises to help correct posture.
Google "backpack egoscue" for more!
Let me know if you'd like more information. I am stirring up more honey about Egoscue! See the Chronic Pain section of my first honey on the topic:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-could-health-be-impacting-your-life09/09/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging @Michele Williams, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Randy Keho, @debasish majumder, @Mohammed A. Jawad, @mohammed khalaf, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Aurorasa Sima, @Nicole Chardenet, @Charlene Burke, @Milos Djukic, @Ali Anani, Ph.D.09/09/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Waltzed right into my Reply 2 lines below! Current Studies that Dr Sean Mackey is doing at Stanford: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture. Stanford Pain Management is well-entrenched in Acupuncture. I 'grew up' with it and it is definitely a first-line avenue for many. (Has to be done in the right hands, literally!) RE: Chiropractors, I could write a Production on that. In short, I think that depending on your situation, you are literally putting your life in a person's hands. You've got to know your body infinitely well, speak up, advocate for yourself and enter with both eyes wide opened. #1 is that not all patients can do that. If you've been going to a chiropractor for a time and you've gotten QoL (Quality of Life) back, then hey...many times a chiropractors are a last resort. On that note, many people don't know that Medical Licenses are divided into 2 Types: Allopathic Medicine = MD; Osteopathic Medicine = DO. The Doctors of Osteopathy are trained to do chiropractic manipulations of the neck, for example. Huge Topic begging for a Production. Boy, are you guys keeping me busy! Tagging @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Ray Looker, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Donald Grandy, @Randy Smith, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @bebee stories, for advancing social media presence in this unofficial "Drive" that is simply thriving! Tagging @Lance 🐝 Scoular, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @David B. Grinberg, @Stacy Hall, @Victoria Lewin, @Gordon Pye, @John White, MBA.09/09/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 Absolutely, and that's why I focused on children in an article on back pain. As adults, it's all too easy to look backwards and have regrets for not being as fastidious as we should be...but when this affects our children ~just think, as you said...a SuperParent would see that (s)he carries the full responsibility. And if it's too later for you and chronic back pain is an affliction, not only is Stanford holding the 9/11 #BackPain2016 Stream, but here's the link to look at their research programs. COMPLETED Studies: (1) genetic variation of opioid effect; (2) beta blockers and effect of increasing pain sensitivity with opioids; and (3) brain changes with opioids vs. placebo. CURRENT Studies (Enrollment Closed): (1) 5HT3 Antagonists to halt opioid withdrawal; (2) opioids and whether/how they effect body inflammation; (3) opioid withdrawal and ondansetron vs placebo effect on the brain. FUTURE studies: (1) effect of mHEALTH app for pain management and (2) QoL and validation of pain patients when using digital health tools. OPEN Studies: (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; (2) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and (3) Acupuncture.