A simple approach to reducing your back pain while bending

  When it comes to picking apart your own pain cycle, you have to pay attention to the details. The best place to start when trying to ditch your doctor and flush your pain meds is to look at the activities you do every day. Not just the ones that cause pain but simply the […]

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 […]

How to do the Lotus For Back Pain Relief

We all know sitting is trashing our backs. What if there was a way to change the way you sit that would not only bring instant relief but allow you to sit for hours on end without your legs going numb or your back locking up? Well it’s possible. I was recently turned on to this […]

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 […]

The Solution to Sciatica Your Doctor Doesn’t Teach You

Sciatica can be an extremely frustrating symptom. It hurts to sit for any period of time while walking and exercising eventually leave you in pain as well. Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do the pain always follows. Well, what may seem like a death sentence from your doctor ,what he isn’t going […]

The biggest mistake you make when bending over

We live in a tough world, babies are constantly crying, bosses are demanding and we don’t make enough money to pay someone to pick up after ourselves. What are we to do! Well if you have been experiencing any back pain lately you could be a candidate for perfecting what is called the hip hinge. One […]

Simple test to help diagnose back pain right from home Part III: Neural Tests

Have you ever categorized your back pain as muscle “tightness”? Whether it’s in your legs, hips, butt or lower back the best way to describe it is this boring tightness that you can’t stretch or numbness going down one of your legs. Well, its actually really common and can be easily diagnosed if you have a […]