Dr. Gillard Becomes a Published Lead Author in an International Medical Journal
Dr. Gillard Becomes a Published Lead Author
Pinned: Dr. Gillard, who was the lead author on this one (designed it, wrote it, and got it published), gets another paper accepted for publication in a top-notch, international medical journal named International Orthopaedics.... [read more]
Radiologists Not Very Good at Picking Out Common Causes of Back Pain!
Radiologists Not Good at Reading MRI Images
I've been saying for years how terrible many radiologists are at picking out common pain-causing disorders of the lumbar spine from MRI images, but now I have some evidence based proof that this is true.
The bottom line was absolutely embarrassing to the radiology world: they were just terrible at properly identifying and describing three very common causes of back and leg pain, which included disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis! [Read More]
Provocative Discography Increases the Risk for Future Disc Herniation
The Dangers of Discography
As I have predicted for years, based on the sheep studies from the 1990s, this award-winning study has demonstrated that a the needle-stick-injury to the disc, which occurs during discography, significantly increases the chances of future herniation, degenerative disc disease, Modic change, and discopathy, as compared to discs that are not stuck with a needle.
Learn All about Back & Leg Pain from a World-Renowned Spine Expert
Warning: It is absolutely mandatory to read my disclaimer before entering and reading this website. Never act on any of the information gleaned from these pages without first discussing it with your primary health care provider.The information on this website is for educational purposes only.
The purpose of this evidence-based website, which has been written in an easy-to-understand language, is to educate the layperson, healthcare profession student, and healthcare professional about the common causes of chronic back and leg pain, as supported current medical research. Furthermore, I will put forth the evidence-based treatment recommendations associated with each of these conditions.
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Because I am a professional spine researcher (recently employed by the prestigious Steadman Philippon Research Institute and currently working with a world-class neurospine surgeon, Dr. Burak Ozgur, MD), a published author (read my recent publications), an Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences, and a currently licensed chiropractor with 31 years' of experience, as well as the unfortunate victim of a botched microdiscectomy which left me with a significant permanent disability, I felt compelled to create a website that was not only based upon my extensive real-world experience in managing people with chronic back and leg pain, but also based upon the current medical research database, as gathered from high-impact journals such as SPINE, The Spine Journal, and The Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques.
In other words, I'm not just some internet/YouTube charlatan spitting out unsupported and ridiculous claims regarding unsupported causes and treatments for low back pain and leg pain! And believe me, there are plenty of those "quacks" running wild on YouTube and the Internet at this very moment!
No, this stuff is my life, and I take great pride in putting logic, science, and research behind each of these pages. How do you know that I am telling it like it is? I have painstakingly referenced each of these pages with numerous footnotes. So if you don't believe me, you can go look the material up for yourself. I like to think of myself as the "Mr. Spock" of spine-related on-line medical journalism.
In fact, I believe such responsible evidence-based medical journalism should be the "gold standard" to which all healthcare websites and medical YouTube videos should employ.
I hope you enjoy this ad-free website and conquer your pain in the very near future.
Please feel free to e-mail me any short question that you may have, and I will try to answer it in a timely manner.
And finally, let's not forget that I do offer a very popular "Coaching Service" during which you and I will go over your images together (via GoToMeeting) and then formulate a plan of action based on my knowledge, experience, and the current medical literature, which I have full access to. (Learn more)
Dr. Douglas M Gillard, BS, DC
Associate Professor of Clinical Science