The 3 Books That Changed My Life

 The Healthy Back Institute is a team of the most dedicated, talented, and caring people you'll ever meet. One "piece" of what helped make each of us who we are are the books we have each read (and reading is a passion we all happen to share here!) So I decided to ask each team member to share with you the books that m … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Three Big Barriers to YOUR Health

Locked Gate

By Dr. Mark Wiley, The Healthy Back Institute Whether you have back pain, sciatica, neck or shoulder pain, headaches, PMS, tendonitis or something other... you have by now likely sought out alternative practices to relieve your suffering. Maybe the prescription meds helped a bit, but only for a while. You learned -- or f … Read More

Filed Under: Arthritis, Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Should You Keep Working (or Playing) If You Have Back Pain?

should you work with back pain

Michael Brantley, a star outfielder for the Cleveland Indians, suffered back pain even before the season began. Like many others in professional sports, he apparently was -- and possibly still is -- trying to "play through the pain." Meanwhile, many, many others who work in other jobs suffer back pain and similarly try to … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

If You REALLY Want to Change Something (powerful stuff!)

I'll be short and simple here... If you really want to do something, change something, achieve something, watch this. More importantly, listen to this... again and again if necessary. Because whatever it is, you can do it. And share this truth with others, too. … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Is Your Work Challenging? Then You May Age Better!

A highly demanding job may not always seem like a good thing, but it may give you a coveted edge over your peers. I’m not talking about climbing the corporate ladder either. Research published in the journal Neurology found that people who do challenging work enjoy better protection against memory and cognitive decline in … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Combat Aging
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How to Treat Lordosis

Your spine has gentle curves that help counter the effects of gravity and help you move your body fluidly and without pain. If the natural curvatures of your spine become exaggerated, as is the case with lordosis, pain and trouble moving can result. Your lumbar spine (the area just above your buttocks) naturally has an in … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Stop Telling Your Story: How to Derail the Thought-Pain Cycle

By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA Today what I want to say to you is… Stop telling your story. Stop letting subconscious influences act on your body and cause you pain. Perhaps you wonder, How can my mind create pain in my body? It's very simple. Let's give an example. Say you are stressed out about your job, and that stress c … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: CurtisLanglitz,

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 sniffed the dog from head to … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, General Health
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why Not to Wear Heel Lifts

By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA   Here at the Healthy Back Institute we discourage people from going straight into heel lifts. Sufferers need to understand why wearing lifts might end up prolonging their pain. Heel lifts can work against you achieving the physical balance necessary for a pain-free pelvis or back. Knowing … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

7 Everyday Activities that SURPRISINGLY Cause Back Pain

Up to 84 percent of Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point during their lives.[i] Sometimes there’s an obvious precursor to the pain, like a car accident or arthritis … but much more often, there is not. The pain is labeled “non-specific” back pain in these cases, which is another way of saying the cause o … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,