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 […]

Ab Exercises that are bad for your back.

There is definitely a list of ab exercises that you need to stop doing if you have back pain. Odds are, your doctor told you to “be more active” or to “strengthen your core”. What they don’t tell you is that you could go to the gym and do the exact exercise that will end up […]

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 […]

The Best Books for Lower Back Pain

Listen up. When it comes to finding the best books on lower back pain relief the list is rather small. I have been reading, researching and experimenting with lower back pain treatments for years now and it’s frustrating at the lack of sources for the average person to consume to help fight their chronic or […]

How to Foam Roll Your Back for Back Pain Relief

Most of the things we do are in front of us. We get dressed looking at a mirror, we drive to work with the wheel in our laps and our arms extended. We checking emails, watch TV and even read with everything in front of us! I know this is all obvious observation but really […]

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 […]

Improving hip mobility to reduce lower back pain

We talk about sitting a lot on this blog and how terrible it is for anyone currently dealing with lower back pain. What I want to focus on today is how your lack of hip mobility could be another key factor in your back pain relief plan. The more you sit, the more imbalances you […]

Motivation With Back Pain

One thing I have learned in my battle to maximize my back pain relief is that failure has to be accepted. I have to try new things until they just flat out don’t work. We get analysis paralysis and don’t make moves anywhere to help ourselves find relief. The exercises I use and the relief […]