back pain

June 12, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What’s healthier, butter or margarine?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
June 9, 2024

June 9, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 7) Another Memphian writes about fall of Rome

Phil Larimore began his letter, “I guess you have known back there before now that the 3rd Division was the one to take Rome we had […]
June 8, 2024

June 8, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 6) Memphian writes Dad about fall of Rome

A Memphis newspaper reporter wrote, “One of the first doughboys to enter Rome was Pvt. Charles J. Redders. In a letter written to his dad on […]
June 8, 2024

Monthly Family Update — June 2024

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: FROM APRIL NEEDS CHANGING ARMY magazine carries an article about my father’s incredible WWII exploits and heroics “What […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 5)

On 7 June 1944, General O’Daniel received a teletype which read, “Please give my old division, the Third, my thanks, and to my first regiment in […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 4)

The stunning beauty of Rome provided some R&R for Phil and the exhausted, sweat-and-blood-soaked, sore-footed infantrymen.[1]
June 6, 2024

June 6, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 3) but quickly overshadowed by Overlord

At 0600 hours on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, an aide woke Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, the commander of the Fifth Army and the youngest three-star […]
June 6, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What are the pros and cons of coconut oil?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. Best Treatment for Vertigo Is […]
August 6, 2010

Americans spending more on back surgery, but few find relief

The AP reports, “Even though only a fraction of people with back pain are good candidates for surgery, complicated spine operations are on the rise. So […]
September 1, 2010

Glucosamine sulfate appears to have no effect on chronic low back pain from degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis

I’ve posting a blog on the effectiveness of glucosamine sulfate for osteoarthritis of the knee. In my practice, it’s never seemed to work well for arthritis […]
November 28, 2011

Stretching key to yoga’s back pain relief

According to a recent study, yoga can help improve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, but it’s likely not any spiritual or meditation component that does […]
February 10, 2012

Pilates, general exercise equally effective at easing lower back pain

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggesting that Pilates is “as […]
April 13, 2022

Low back pain improves with aquatic therapy

People with chronic lower back pain may experience better, more sustained results from therapeutic aquatic exercise than from physical therapy.