Back Pain Resources

The following sites provide back pain, neck pain, sciatica and general health care information that may be of interest to Rebuild Your Back members. Inclusion of a website does not imply endorsement of that particular site or organization.

Anti-Quackery, Anti-Fraud Sites: - Your Guide to Health Fraud, Quackery, and Intelligent Decisions. - Information about chiropractors and chiropractic manipulation. Often criticized by chiropractors as being anti-chiropractic, however, many of the articles are written by a retired chiropractor.

Chirotalk: The Skeptical Chiropractic Discussion Forum - Former chiropractors openly discuss the inadequate education, unethical business practices, health care fraud and quackery often associated with chiropractic medicine.

National Council Against Health Fraud

Health Facts & Fears

Health on the Net Foundation

Must Watch Videos:

A Different Way To Heal - Alternative Health episodes from PBS television's, Scientific American Frontiers with Alan Alda. Short (15 to 20 minute) segments covering Herbal Medicine, Adjusting the Joints (Chiropractic... featuring Dr. John Badanes), Needles and Nerves (Acupuncture), Healing Touch and others.

Chiropractic Video - An excellent presentation by Dr. Bill Kinsinger MD with a short interview with former chiropractor, Dr. Alan Botnick.

Medical Associations:

American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Medical Association
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
National Chronic Pain Outreach Association (NCPOA)
American Council on Science and Health
American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (URAC)
The New England Journal of Medicine

Government Health Information Sites:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Back and Neck Pain Sites:

Physicians Neck & Back Clinics - Home page of Dr Brian W. Nelson, MD a leading pioneer in spinal rehabilitation. Site contains numerous articles on herniated discs and back rebuilding in general.

SOAR Medical Clinic - The home page for Dr Saal's sports medicine clinic. Unfortunately, there are no articles on the site.

The McKenzie Institute - An excellent resource for locating a McKenzie certified physical therapist in your area. - A good general information site. Excellent online video presentations of surgical procedures geared towards patient education. Forum should cause anyone to think twice before rushing into spinal surgery. - Extensive library of general back and neck pain information. - Another good general information site. Excellent articles on spinal anatomy written in easy to understand language.

General Health Information:

Last Updated: July 31, 2012