Why walking is a good exercise for lower back pain relief.

If you were to tell me 5 years ago that walking was a good exercise for lower back pain I would have looked at you like you were crazy. I used to think that walking was something you did when you got old and unable to really workout. I was wrong. Today I want to […]

Should I take pain medication before Physical Therapy (or any other therapy for back pain)?

This is a GREAT question I wish more people would ask because it opens the door to really taking control over your rehab. As a back pain sufferer, there is really only one thing you need to think about, beating back pain. You don’t care how or what you have to do, you just want […]

Back pain from sitting too much? The ultimate guide to hacking your sitting!

Real life desk job hacks for back pain sufferers from a real life desk jockey! “Your back hurts because you sit too much.” We have to put an end to this pointless diagnosis. “Your back hurts because you sit too much” is probably one of the most overused blanket statements for diagnosing low levels of […]

A huge mistake a lot of back pain sufferers make in their recovery.

  Have you ever been stuck asking yourself any of these questions? Why am I doing these “exercises for back pain” but not getting any relief? I do my core exercise, go to rehab and/or practice my movement mechanics 3x a week. Why am I not seeing results?! Can you relate to any of these […]

Is it better to be super fit or a couch potato with back pain?

If you have been convinced by the fitness and medical industry that being in better shape equals less pain I am going to pop that bubble today. Both the super fit and couch potato have their own mountains to climb but are no different once they enter into the world of living with chronic back pain. […]

One of the biggest pillars to treating lower back pain is here: Core Essentials

The number one reason I started this site was to offer other back pain suffers hope and direction other than the typical medical system. I knew there was a way out and was determined to spend the next 7+ years of my life in the trenches testing and fine-tuning what worked and didn’t. My approach […]

The Best Core Exercises Can be the Worst for you

If you were to google “core exercises for back pain” right now you would get a couple articles from webmd.com and Spine-health.com’s site talking about generic exercises they prescribe to any and all who are willing to click and consume what they have to say. It drives me crazy because like any other normal human […]

Core Coordination is Simply a Happy Marriage.

Yesterday we talked about coordination and how back pain sufferers tend to spend way too much time focusing on strength. They think simply a STRONGER core will bring relief to their lower back. That’s wrong thinking that unfortunately a lot of sufferers pick up from their trusted medical professionals. I want to dive even deeper […]