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Back Pain and Cortisone

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Chiropractic

Yesterday, a 42 year old male Long Shore man limped into the office with leg pain that had started in his lower back.

This patient uses his back physically at times and needs a very healthy back and healthy legs. When the back pain started he was told an injection of cortisone would stop the pain. Yes, it did. He felt great.

Cortisone & Back Pain Cortisone when injected correctly will decrease the inflammation, for awhile. 1 However, these “injections” are not treating the cause of the problems. So yes, pain and inflammation comes back. In other words, the cortisone will turn off the “fire alarm” but it will not treat the fire, nor the cause of the fire. When the effects of the medications wears off, there are usually more problems. A good Doctor of Chiropractic will not only diagnose the symptoms, but will identify the root cause of the problem. Yes, the Doctor of Chiropractic should fight off the pain, while treating the cause of the problem. Please don’t rely on cortisone injections to fix anything. Check out our new patient offer if you have similar symptoms.





Trigeminal Neuralgia Natural Treatment

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Chiropractic

Trigeminal NeuralgiaTrigeminal neuralgia also known as prosopalgia or the Suicide Disease is characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face, originating from one of the three branches in the face. Recently, in September 2011, a patient named Sonya walked in our Torrance office with Trigeminal Neuralgia. She started with 24 episodes of pain per day, lasted form 10-20 minutes in duration. This pain is so intense she could eat nor talk. An interesting note was she had this condition before, and had surgery on the other side of her head to relieve the symptoms. Sonya didn’t want to go through the brain surgery again. We’ve had patients with this condition, some associated with headaches and neck or arm pain.

Our Natural Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Our Chiropractic treatment decompresses the upper cervical nerve roots and immediately stops pain. This was done during Sonya’s treatment. Next, we work with the tight soft tissue attaching to the occipute region. One important element we use is a special brace to support the upper cervical spine. Today Sonya is completely out of pain without any episodes of Suicide pain. This treatment protocol is great for treating trigeminal neuralgia. We are very successful with this treatment. We will find out within the first two weeks if our techniques will help you heal this condition. We are located in the South Bay of Los Angeles near Torrance, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach. If you are traveling from out of town, there are many affordable hotels to stay near our office. Any further question please send me an email anytime. I’ll be posting a video on y-tube reading these cases regularly.

Back and Leg Pain

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Chiropractic

Back and Leg PainToday a patient walked in the door with back and leg pain. This happens every day. However, this was a little different. I noticed during the examination that he had foot drop. (This is when the foot doesn’t raise.) I asked him during the exam/history about when his foot start having this problem. He stated, a personal trainer online (y-tube) gave advice for back pain. He followed the advice and he began to experience leg pain and this new foot drop problem immediately after the exercise.

Recently, I’ve noticed many patients coming in from back pain due to wrong information. Many patients are going online a listening to personal trainers advice on back pain. Don’t get me wrong, I love personal trainers, but giving advice on treating back pain should not come from them. I should know, I was a certified personal trainer for many years prior to becoming a Doctor of Chiropractor. Please get professional advice first. After digital radiographic examination, this patient was informed he had a congenital fracture in his back called a Spondylolisthesis. The information the personal trainer gave this patient injured him, and could have paralyzed him. Please, get a true diagnosis from a Doctor of Chiropractor or a good Orthopedist before treatment. Most of the time a personal trainer can be very helpful. But they should always follow the advise of the Doctor first. By the way, this patient will be fine without using surgery and pain medications.

Sciatica – Not Just Your Average Back Pain

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Uncategorized


Today in my office I saw yet another case of sciatica. Now sciatica is a condition caused when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve. This pressure can be caused by a number of things, the most common of which include:  muscles (Piriformis), vertebrae (Lumbar), or intervertebral discs.  Sciatica is a painful disorder which includes low back pain and pain radiating down the back of the leg(s).

A recurring theme in these sciatica patients is that the first stop is usually to their medical doctor who typically prescribes a medication that masks the symptoms for a while but never really works on the cause of the problem which is the pressure on the sciatic nerve.  When the patients make it to our office, Back to Healthcare, many times the problem has been ongoing for quite some time.

How We Treat Sciatica

What we are able to do with sciatica conditions is quite amazing.  After completing a complete history, exam and x-rays we are able to diagnose the cause of the pressure on the sciatic nerve.  Then with the use of chiropractic, physical therapy, massage therapy, nutrition, sports medicine, and cold laser we are able to remove the pressure off the sciatic nerve.  This in turn causes the relief of the lower back pain, as well as the radiating pain into the legs.

Back Pain Solved – Redondo Beach Chiropractor

Written by DrBrad. Posted in Uncategorized

Back Pain Solved

I have had chronic lower back pain since my early 20’s. It would sometimes be so bad that I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. I tried to go to medical doctors to get help, but all they did was give me muscle relaxers and send me on my way. Basically masking the problem, not solving the problem.

As a resident of the South Bay and currently of Redondo Beach, I found Dr. Brad Barez over 15 years ago. And thank God I did. He has been treating me for my lower back pain and occasional neck pain since I first walked into his office located in Torrance. While I rarely have those acute pains that in the past set me back for days, I still do need some regular adjusting to keep my back feeling good and pain free.

I really cannot recommend Back to Health Chiropractic enough and Dr. Brad Barez for helping me manage my back pain issues and allowing me to live a productive, healthy and pain free life.

(Editor’s Note: Back Pain Solved!)

Torrance Chiropractor

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Torrance Chiropractor

With offices located in the heart of the South Bay, Back to Health Chiropractic is very accessible to the Torrance community. Located directly across from the South Bay Galleria and a stone’s throw from Nordstrom, we specialize in back pain and neck pain. Being a Torrance Chiropractor has meant treating those with ailments in the community for many years. In fact, Dr. Brad Barez has been in business in the same location for over 15 years. Specializing in Sports Chiropractic doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be an athlete to need chiropractic. What it does mean is that Dr. Brad is highly trained and understands what causes neck pain and back pain as well as back stress and what it takes to relieve pain.

Torrance Chiropractic isn’t the only thing we do at Back to Health. We also have a facility that is well equipped to handle physical therapy in torrance and in fact all of our staff are highly trained and registered as Torrance physical therapists. We also provide therapeutic massage and we know that for pain and stress relief a massage is by one of our registered Torrance massage therapists can really provide you with a relaxing massage experience.

Torrance Chiropractor New Patient Offer

For all our new patients, we offer a new patient offer. This offer is a great bargain and has been a huge success for our patients in diagnosing what their issues are and getting them the help and assistance they need to become pain free in Torrance.

Redondo Beach Chiropractor

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Redondo Beach Chiropractor

When people talk about Chiropractic Medicine, many things come to mind. Many people associate Chiropractors with neck pain and back pain. Others associate Chiropractic with the relief of stress on joints or with sports medicine. Dr. Brad Barez of Back to Healthcare has been a Redondo Beach Chiropractor for over 15 years. He has been serving the South Bay and has his offices located in Redondo Beach. So, when you think about Redondo Beach Chiropractic the first person you should think of is Dr. Brad Barez. Dr. Brad is an award-winning Redondo Beach Chiropractor.

Redondo Beach is a community of which Dr. Brad has been a part of nearly his whole life. Born and raised in the South Bay, Dr. Brad has been a pillar of the Redondo Beach community for many years. Working to relieve back pain and to relieve neck pain has been a life-long calling for Dr. Brad and he has been blessed in the fact that he has become one of the best Chiropractors in Redondo Beach and has a great track record to prove it. Being named by the Daily Breeze as one of the Best Chiropractors in Redondo Beach for 2009.

Redondo Beach Chiropractor Specializing in Sports Chiropractic

Dr. Brad’s specialty is sports chiropractic and because of this his offices are equipped with the latest technology available for eliminating back pain and eliminating neck pain. He also has a great facility for physical therapy and massage therapy with trained and licensed Redondo Beach Physical Therapists and Redondo Beach Massage Therapists. Please take advantage of the New Patient Offer and come in and visit with Dr Brad and become pain free in Redondo Beach!

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