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 […]

Back pain when laying down: Pain killers won’t help but this will.

  Back pain when laying down? 4 non-prescription drug techniques to getting relief! You know it’s bad when your back hurts even when you’re laying down. The last thing you want after a long shift, hard day of cleaning the house or the first leg of your cross-country RV trip is to lay down just to continue to […]

2 Lessons From a Major Life Transition About Progressing Through Back Pain

  Life transitions can be some of the most debilitating seasons of life you can go through. Some transitions are filled with positive upswings like a new dream job with higher pay and a shorter commute. While others are built around taking risks pursuing a dream or different life. Not promising anything better but simply different. […]

3 Tips: Breathing, Bracing and Finding Your Neutral Pelvis (for chronic low back pain)

    When it comes to chronic lower back pain, breathing, bracing and being able to find YOUR neutral pelvis will always have a HUGE impact on how you recover. The medical industry over complicates and treats back pain as if it’s cancer. They cut away at your discs and fuse the bones together as […]

5 Popular back pain products that don’t work the way you think.

  Have you ever contemplated buying that magic gel cushion the salesman promised would eliminate all your lower back pain? Have you ever bought one of those velcro braces to strap around your trunk to give you “extra support” because the doctor who sold it to you said it will help brace your spine? When […]

A simple approach to addressing undiagnosed back pain

There are claims of over 85% of back pain suffers going undiagnosed (McGill)  This is a HUGE topic that has been debated for years amongst some of the top physicians in the world. For some, these undiagnosed pains lead to assumptions that the pain is all in our heads. Basically, our brains could be the sole reason […]

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. […]

2016 Wrap Up: What worked, What didn’t and how you’re going to dominate 2017

I am not a big fan of setting new year’s resolutions simply because for the average person, stopping a handful of habits and starting brand new ones all in one day, is a guaranteed failure. You can’t change an entire year of bad habits in one day. Seriously. What you CAN do is reflect on […]

Self Treating back pain

3 Critical things my doctor failed to mention to me about self treating my back pain.

We all want to be able to self-treat our aches and pains and for some, turn around and attempt to self-treat them. If I was wrong, there wouldn’t be thousands of symptoms being googled every day. The problem with some doctors is that they focus on what they are good at and that’s reading maps. […]