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More and more Auto Injury Chiropractors and Physical Therapists are telling us that the percentage of their cases getting Peer Reviewed is increasing.

Kentucky Pain Associates has a simple solution that can help reduce this nuisance.

To learn more about this solution, please call or email Kurt Reibling to schedule a time to discuss.

Phone: 502-855-3911

Email: KReibling@Reibling-LLC.com

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CQ JAM… The biggest live music event ever held at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grill to support an awesome cause: WaterStep! September 19th.

For more information about WaterStep, visit www.WaterStep.org

Dr. Carl Paige of Medical Transformation Center
Dr. Carl Paige of Medical Transformation Center
Dr. J. Steve Smith of Louisville Orthopedic Clinic speaks to the crowd
Dr. J. Steve Smith of Louisville Orthopedic Clinic speaks to the crowd
View of the crowd who came to participate in the panel discussion
View of the crowd who came to participate in the panel discussion
View of the panel of doctors who participated on the panel
View of the panel of doctors who participated on the panel
Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful event!
Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful event!
Do not miss Dr. Jason Lewis Saturday June 6th 12 noon for “Ask the Doctor”
Do not miss Dr. Jason Lewis Saturday June 6th 12 noon for “Ask the Doctor”

Rear view of a young man holding his back in pain, isolated on white background, monochrome photo with red as a symbol for the hardening

Although back pain may not receive as much attention as more life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, it is still nothing to scoff at. Back pain conditions and disorders are the primary cause of disabilities for Americans under 45. The United States spends about $86 billion on treatments for neck and back pain every year. Back pain is so pervasive, in fact, that according to a National Institute of Health Statistics survey, lower back pain alone is the most common form of chronic pain reported by Americans with 27% of respondents claiming they experience it the most. Besides the detrimental health effects it can inflict on your body, back pain can negatively impact your sleeping habits as well as your work productivity. Back pain is one of the leading causes of missed work; chronic pain conditions themselves account for more than $60 billion in lost revenue in the workforce.

There are several kinds of back pain conditions, such as post-laminectomy syndrome, phantom limb pain syndrome, sciatica, lumbar degenerative disc disease, etc. However, one of the more serious conditions is lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Lumbar spinal stenosis is a medical condition in which the spinal canal, which is the space inside the spine in which the spinal cord is located, narrows and applies pressure to the spinal cord in the lumbar vertebrae, the last five vertebrae in the spine located between the pelvis and rib cage. LSS is caused by osteoporosis, slipped discs, tumors, as well as natural wear due to old age. It is also possible for one to be born with it. Regardless of the causes, LSS can cause lower back and neck pain, discomfort in the legs (including cramps and a numbing or tingling sensation), fatigue, and even problems with bladder or bowel control. Though LSS is similar to other low back conditions, one key symptom that can lead to a proper diagnosis is if the patient does not experience pain when seated.

Fortunately, LSS is treatable and can be managed with both physical therapy and medication. Feel free to leave a question or comment at the bottom to find out more.

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