1 Simple test that can reduce your lower back tightness.

  A trick I learned early on when trying to get control of my back pain was a simple technique you can use to tell whether or not your lower back muscles are contracted or relaxed. A part of your pain cycle is not giving your body the time it needs to relax and do […]

3 Reasons CrossFit is Causing You Back Pain: With Solutions!

  It wouldn’t be fair to say that CrossFit gyms have the most back pain cases out of any one “style” of exercise. I strongly believe that there are people sitting at home doing chores who are doing just as much damage to their lower back as the guy in the CrossFit gym doing burpees. What […]

Test and Correct The Way You Brace Your Core to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Listen up!  I get way too many emails talking about how people are correcting their movement mechanics but still experiencing lower back pain when bending, lifting etc. There is a missing link. It’s called abdominal bracing! This week I wanted to cover not only how to brace your core to protect your lower back but how […]

Getting back pain while you drive? Here’s a simply strategy that WORKS.

Dealing with back pain while driving sucks. You’re 100% stuck and can’t really do anything until you reach your destination. Some of the worst times I experienced back pain was when I was commuting 45 minutes one way to get to work 6 days a week. That’s not including traffic. I was miserable, to say the least. […]

3 Non-Negotiable’s For Self-Treating Back Pain (Your spine doctor doesn’t cover these!)

I love hearing from my readers (new and old) and getting to know you and your specific pain issue in more detail. My ultimate goal is to try to help guide you down the most productive path possible when it comes to getting relief. Since this site was launched, it has grown fast and I […]

Stop Using MRI Scans for Low Back Pain! Try this instead.

To most back pain sufferers, hearing the results of their MRI scan can be heart wrenching. Our trusted medical professional convinces us that getting the MRI scan will give them exactly what they need to “diagnose” our pain. We fork out the hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars out of pocket, convinced that it’s a good investment […]

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10 Critical exercise mistakes that are causing you back pain

Working out with back pain can be brutal. One day it seems to relieve your pain and the next day your laid up in bed on as much Ibuprofen and Tylenol as Google.com says is safe to take. The fact of the matter is if you’re constantly battling back pain in the gym you need […]

You won’t believe how your head and neck posture affects your back!

Today is a quick tip talking about a problem 9 out of 10 people have but nobody seems to be addressing it. I really only like talking about things that I have put through my own testing or have seen others that I know use and have gotten results. Today I wanted to fill you […]

How to Find a Neutral Spine: Posture

One of the biggest things you need to look at when it comes to dealing with back pain is being able to establish a neutral spine. If your back is inflamed, constantly standing, sitting and walking without a properly aligned spine is only going to lead to more pain. In this weeks quick tip I […]