Back pain has many causes. Among them are mood and attitude, formative experiences of pain in self and others, and the state of a person’s spirit. When people with low back pain think about going to a chiropractor, most are expecting an adjustment to put the spine back in place. The first thing I look […]
Step by Step: Self-Care for Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendonitis
Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are different effects of the same problems, involving a chain of tissue from your thigh to your toes. This string of structures works as a unit. A problem anywhere in the chain slacks or pulls on everything else. The most stressed or most vulnerable part is the one that will […]
Are You Sitting Down?
Dr. George Russell Are you sitting down? You are, aren’t you? Well, sitting may not be good for you. Dr. Russell, must you ruin everything? Hear me out. A long time ago – long before I was around to ruin everything – and before we evolved from four legs to two, our spines were parallel […]
The Spirit of Anatomy
It’s easy to think of contemporary scientific anatomy as the “real” anatomy. We have been acting on the assumption that medical/scientific understandings of the human are equivalent to reality, although we know very well that such a belief is not entirely true. What’s true is that there are many anatomies, and each of them describes […]