The Muscle Your Doctor Doesn’t Address When it Comes to Back Pain Relief

Don’t underestimate the impact a set of tight quads can have on your lower back. Your quads are some of the strongest muscles you have on your body and can produce tons of power if needed. Just like any other muscle group, your quads can get over worked and become your worst nightmare when it […]

Morning back pain

Morning Back Pain: Optimizing your sleep for the most relief.

Morning back pain is a bear. Your whole night revolves around how much pain you’re going to be in first thing in the morning. You wake up only to take a deep breath before kicking your legs over the side of the bed and trying your best not to upset your already pissed off lower back. […]

Deep Breathing Exercises for Back Pain

Deep breathing exercises have been used for centuries in different practices to treat chronic back pain. For years the impact of emotional and social factors on back pain have been studied and proven that if you address each area the best that you can, your results will be positive. If you hate your job, struggle financially […]

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 […]

Top 4 Foam Roller Exercises For Back Pain Relief

You can use a foam roller to help with back pain but I guarantee it’s not the way you think. A lot of people say stick to stretching the lower back to bring relief but I say different. Foam rolling is not rocket science. It does take some technique and attention to detail but with […]

#1 Warm up for People With Back Pain

I used to hate warming up and to be honest I still do. I hate “wasted” time and there is still a small part of me that feels like I am wasting my time when I could just jump right into my workout and get it done. I learned real fast, thats not the case […]

The Best Doctor For Back Pain

So it’s 4am and your laid up in bed mad at that fact that your DIY “rice in a sock” heating pad has lost its warmth. This is week six of cycling Ibuprofen and some muscle relaxers you got off your “neighbor” which hasn’t even touched the pain. What do you do? Your told only to get surgery […]

5 Ways 2015 Changed My Outlook on Back Pain Forever

It’s crazy what can happen in a year. I remember anxiously awaiting this sites launch date worrying whether or not it was actually going to help people. I knew how important my back pain managemt was to me but I wasn’t sure how serious other people took theirs. Despite those feelings, I knew all I […]

How to do the Side Plank (side bridge)

One of the most over prescribed exercises is the front plank. Sure, it hits a lot of great muscles and can definitely help with building core endurance but when it comes to back pain you want to stay away from the front plank as the only form of planking you do. Today, I want to […]

How to do the McGill Crunch

So, we know exercises like crunches, sit ups and leg raises are terrible for a bad back. If you’re trying to rehab your back the first thing you need to focus on is your foundation. I have mentioned it a few times on this site about the “McGill Big 3”. What I want to do now […]