AUTHOR: Dr. Nate Jones, PT
“You should lift with your legs, not your back.”
“If you round your back, you’ll slip a disc.”
“My friend’s uncle’s wife’s best friend bent over to pick up her laundry basket 10 years ago and now she has a bad back.”
There’s a good chance at some point in your life you’ve heard a saying similar to these quotes. The ideas that we shouldn’t round our backs and that our backs are fragile structures that need to be protected from heavy loads are incredibly pervasive throughout our culture. However, these concepts are not based on facts, but rather on the fear that our bodies are not strong, adaptable, resilient structures. The widespread belief in these common misconceptions actively contributes to pain and disability.
Our backs should be used to lift, and they should be trained through the entire available range of motion in order to prepare them for daily life....
Author: Written By: Kevin Smith, SPT
This is a story we hear every day. This is more than likely exactly what you have been through a few times, and we are going to have a big surprise for you. Something that is eye opening and a little scary.
Do you feel limited by low back pain or stiffness? Are you looking to get out and play golf, surf, lift weights, run, fish, play soccer, or hangout with the grandkids? Then this is the post for you!
Low back pain is one of the most common problems faced in the modern world today. 31 million people are experiencing LBP at any given time. So if you suffer from low back pain, you’re not alone. There can be many causes for low back pain, including sitting at a desk, injuring yourself while working out, or not working out enough.
Sometimes low back pain can go away with some heat and some light exercise (like walking), but these may be temporary solutions and occasionally you might need extra help. Instead of loading your body up with medications to mask the pain, find a solution. This is where we come in. We want to help you get back out to do the things you love. Summer is almost here and we don’t want back pain to slow you...