1. Episode 59: Why Is The Standard Medical System Failing Lower Back Pain Patients with Lysander Jim MD Sandy Kibling 35:25

Are you struggling with back pain and feeling frustrated with the lack of relief from conventional treatments? 

Have you been told to take pain meds or get injections, only to find temporary relief and no long-term solution? 

If you're tired of feeling paralyzed by fear and discomfort, it's time to explore alternative options for back pain care. 

Let's dive into the world of Dr. Lysander Jim, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, who's changing the game with his unique approach to resolving chronic back pain. 

Get ready to discover a whole new way to find relief and improve your quality of life.

In this episode, we will discuss:

  • Discuss why conventional treatments are not working for lower back pain?
  • Insights on comprehensive back pain assessments for a personalized care plan.
  • Learn the importance of posture in managing back pain and enhancing overall wellness.
  • Explore the benefits of the McGill method for treating spinal injuries and promoting recovery.
  • Understand how healthcare is changing and providers are providing alternative options for back pain care to optimize your healing journey.

My special guest is Lysander Jim MD

Dr. Lysander Jim is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor, specializing in the treatment of low back pain and immunological conditions arising from damp building exposure. 

His expertise lies in resolving chronic back pain, nonoperatively rehabilitating from occupational injury, enhancing athletic performance, and, when appropriate, selecting surgical interventions. 

Dr. Jim's dedication to patient care, combined with his unique approach to understanding the biomechanical underpinnings of spine injury, makes him a sought-after expert in his field. With a background from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jim's extensive postgraduate training and education have contributed to his reputation as a leading authority in the treatment of low back pain.


Medicine is becoming increasingly technologized, so people often don't even trust clinical diagnosis, and doctors are not developing the communication skills to get a good medical history and the physical examination skills. – Dr. Lysander Jim

Key moments in the episode are:

00:00:00 – The Failings of the Standard Medical System

00:02:57 – Dr. Jim's Journey and Approach

00:10:44 – Medication and Injections vs. Posture and Movement

00:15:00 – The Impact of Posture and Movement on Back Pain

00:15:37 – Understanding the Root Causes of Back Pain

00:18:08 – The McGill Method and its Impact on Spine Health

00:20:25 – Opening a Practice Centered on Personalized Care

00:26:55 – The Journey to Writing “Specific Spine”

00:29:25 – Key Recommendations for Dealing with Back Pain

00:30:27 – Mastery Medical Clinic and Expertise in Healthcare

00:32:29 – Commitment to Solving Difficult Medical Problems

00:33:50 – Hope and Alternative Options in Healthcare


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Sandy Kibling Get Savvy... Demystifying Healthcare

Sandy is a health care professional having served in numerous roles including physician consulting and working for a large healthcare insurance company. She has worked on the frontline addressing physician and subscriber issues and has heard first-hand the frustration and concern about affordability and navigating a complicated healthcare system.

Sandy’s passion is to create a trusted source with Get Savvy…Demystifying Healthcare a podcast that breaks down the complexity of healthcare and empowers consumers to navigate the healthcare system.