5 Steps to Quickly Recover from a Pulled Back Muscle

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. If you haven’t already, you probably will at some point experience a pulled back muscle. They’re the most common cause of low back pain. It could happen during a game of golf, while cleaning the garage, or even on the dance floor. While we often tend to ref … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Why Diverticulitis Can Cause Aggravating Low Back Pain

Medically reviewed by Dr. Brian Paris, D.C on Nov. 6, 2018. Diverticulitis is a serious condition that can cause irritating pelvic and lower back pain. To understand why diverticulitis can cause pelvic and low back pain, you have to know what diverticulitis actually is -- and how it's different from diverticulosis. … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

5 Best Sleeping Positions for Lower Back Pain

best sleeping positions for lower back pain

It's a vicious cycle: If you suffer from lower back pain, it can make it tough for you to get a good night's sleep. And if you regularly sleep in what we call a bad "sleep position," it can make your low back pain even worse. In fact, sleeping in a bad position may actually be one of the underlying causes of your back pai … Read More

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Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

Do This Move to Instantly Improve Your Posture and Well-Being

mountain pose

Do you wish there was a simple movement you could do to improve your posture, lift your mood and improve your physical condition? If so, then you should try Mountain Pose. This ancient yoga move is also known as "tadasana" (tah-DAHS-uh-nuh), a combination of the Sanskrit words "tada" (mountain) and "asana" (pose). "Perfo … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Fitness, Yoga
Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

How to Fix the Posture Mistakes You Make Every Day

I've been a practicing chiropractor for over 20 years, and I can tell you that most back problems are caused by poor body mechanics. Body mechanics are how we hold our bodies and how we engage in basic and complex movements. But most of us go through our entire lives without knowing how important proper body mechanics … Read More

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Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

Your Smartphone is Destroying Your Neck. Here’s How to Fix It.

More than 95% of Americans now own cell phones, smartphones or other types of mobile devices, like a tablet or iPad. It's a great way to stay connected, but this explosion in mobile technology has created a new epidemic: text neck. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that people have become addicted to their mobile phone … Read More

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Written By: Dr. Brian Paris,

PODCAST: How Chris Kresser is Transforming Conventional Healthcare

Today's guest is New York Times bestselling author Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac. He is an internationally known expert in Paleo nutrition, ancestral health and integral health. He is also the creator of chriskresser.com, one of the top 25 most popular health websites in the world. In this episode, we discuss his campaign to tra … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Health Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

Welcome to the Live Pain-Free Audio Series. I'm Jesse Cannone, co-founder of the Healthy Back Institute, and in this series, I interview the leading health, fitness, medical, and healing experts in the world. My guests are healthcare professionals who are doing amazing things with holistic health and alternative medicine. … Read More

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

How to Choose the Best Pain Relief Cream (And Which Ingredients to Avoid)

[Bonus Content: 13 powerful nutrients that rub out pain on contact] Some of the most popular pain relief products available on the market today are topical analgesics. These over-the-counter pain relief products come in various forms: There are pain relieving gels, roll-ons, sprays and topical analgesic creams. Ther … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Rub on Relief, Treatments
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How to Choose the Best Chair for Back Pain (And 2 You Should to Try)

The average American spends anywhere from eight to 12 hours a day sitting. Despite the significant amount of time we spend sitting throughout the day, most people don't pay any regard to the chair they use. But know this: a good chair can be a key factor in relieving debilitating back pain and neck pain — and avoiding … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,