Back Pain: Why You Shouldn’t Fear Lumbar Flexion

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....

Continue Reading...

You Are Not Your MRI

Author: Written By: Kevin Smith, SPT

You Are Not Your MRI

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.

 
 
It’s human nature to want to find a problem and “have it fixed”. This is especially true when we are in pain. When we get injured or have pain, a little seed is planted in our brains. We become obsessed with the finding the problem. That’s where the MRI comes in. It shows us a clear image of what’s going on so we can fix it? RIGHT?
 
 
OR DOES IT?What if I told you there is very little association between your MRI picture and your diagnosis? That these pictures can lead to treating things that don’t exist especially in regards to pain. They can lead you down a path of spending hours or years of frustration, sunken medical costs with little to no results.
...
Continue Reading...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Low Back Pain

Author: Yves Gege

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Low Back Pain

First off, let’s get one thing straight. Your back is strong, resilient, and adaptable…NOT, weak and fragile!

1. Rounding your back is not inherently bad for you…

This one kills me. Why would we have the ability to bend over and flex your spine just to go through life not using this ability! I’m not saying you should lift a couch by yourself, round your back, and carry it into the truck but yes its ok to pick up that piece of paper with a rounded back. There are certain circumstances where rounding your back may be unsafe but as a whole, if you’re not lifting something heavy or repeating this motion 100s of times, over 1000s of days your back will be fine. A lot of times, avoiding these movement that can lead to injury and pain. Your spine has all that freedom to move for a reason…USE IT!

2. Core strengthening is not always the answer

You don’t have a weak...

Continue Reading...

Limited by Low Back Pain or Stiffness?

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!

The Reality

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.

How Can Made 2 Move Help?

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 down. We...

Continue Reading...
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.