“ Body Building Sins ” That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts
by Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS and Steve Hefferon, CMT
It's one thing for someone who sits at a computer all day and never exercises to have back pain, but for a bodybuilder, someone who spends hours and hours each week pouring everything they've got into buildi … Read More
There is no such thing as a good or bad stretch...It's all in how you do it...
Brad Walker, Exercise Scientist & Sports Trainer.
Over the last few months my inbox has been flooded with concerns about which stretches are good and which stretches are bad. In all cases someone has told the inquirer that they shouldn't do … Read More
Lower Back Pain and Golf Dr. Robert Duvall, DPT, ATC, MGFI Low back pain represents one of the most common and costly diagnoses that the health profession manages on a continuous basis. It is one of the most common reasons to visit a physician, physical therapist, or chiropractor. The costs for evaluating and treating … Read More
Does Back Pain Have You Feeling Depressed?
by Margaret McCraw, Ph.D.
Have you been in a funk, not understanding the reason for your bad moods and lack of energy? Are you isolating yourself from others because you never know how you will feel from moment to moment? Have you noticed that friends and family members have backe … Read More
Laugh Your Way to Pain Relief
By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS
A man rushed into a veterinarian's office carrying his limp, lifeless dog. The vet examined the animal and told the man the dog was dead. The man asked if there was any way the doctor could revive the dog. The doctor left the room and returned with a cat, who … Read More
By Jesse Cannone CFT, SPN, CPRS
It should come as no surprise that chronic back pain can negatively affect your life, both physically and mentally. With that can come depression and anxiety over your inability to fully participate in and enjoy your life. Based on what we know about chronic back pain, scientists have assumed … Read More
Watsu: It's Water Shiatsu for Mind/Body Release
You're in pain and you've tried everything you've ever heard of. Chiropractic, acupuncture, shiatsu, massage, physical therapy... been there, done that. Well, there's a relatively new comer on the scene and it's called Watsu. It combines the effects of shiatsu with the buoyant … Read More
Are the foods you are eating keeping you in pain?
By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA and co-founder of LoseTheBackPain.com
An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Could Be the Ticket to Feeling Better
When I say the word "inflammation," it's likely to evoke thoughts of painful joints and muscles, swelling, and a loss of mobility. But did you … Read More
Red, burning, swollen and so stiff you don't want to move...that's what those who suffer from arthritis experience on a daily basis. If you know this all to well, you are probably one of the 46 million Americans (that's 1 out of every 5 people) that are living with arthritis every day. To better understand how to get relief … Read More
Nothing feels better than waking up fully refreshed after a good night of sleep. It would be great if each one of us could get the doctor recommended 7 to 8 hours each night, but life often makes that virtually impossible. Between late nights at the office, familial obligations and post-work relaxation we’re lucky to get clo … Read More