Author Archive | Dr. Brad Cole


Will Back Pain Go Away on Its Own?

Until recently, researchers believed that back pain will “heal” on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not always true. When back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily but will most likely return. For more than 33% of people who experience low-back pain, the pain lasts for more than 30 […]

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What Causes Back Pain?

Most cases of back pain are mechanical; they are not caused by critical conditions (such as infection, fracture, aneurism, or cancer) or organ disease (such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, uterine problems).  Since back pain can have a variety of causes an careful examination and diagnosis is essential. The back is a complicated […]

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Rehabilitation of the TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can cause painful chewing, jaw clicking, ear/face pain, tooth pain, and headache.  In the absence of an obviously locked jaw, the offending temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD) is usually diagnosed after the painful ears, teeth, and/or sinuses have been examined and found to be fine. While there are rare causes of TMD (inflammatory arthritis, […]

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Options for Pain? Dr. Oz Misses the Obvious

While giving an excellent description of the neurological mechanism of pain, Time overlooks the obvious in their most recent edition highlighting pain. The march 7th issue titled, Understanding Pain, addresses traditional, emerging, and alternative options for those suffering from chronic pain of various causes.  Dr. Mehmet Oz (cardiac surgeon, author, and Emmy award-winning TV Host) […]

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