How To Treat Back Pain At Home

Throwing your back out is a painful scenario that is actually quite common. It is typical for someone with an acute episode of back pain to tell me: “I bent down to…, but I could not stand back up.” “I stood up after bending down, but immediately I knew something was wrong with my back.”  …

Back Health Survey: Am I At Risk For Low Back Pain?

1. How frequently do you perform moderate-high intensity exercise? a. 5-7x/week b. 2-4x/week c. 1x/1-2 weeks d. rarely 2. How many hours/day do you sit on most days of the week? a. <4 hours/day b. 4-6 hours/day c. 7-10 hours/day d. >10 hours/day 3. How often do you perform back strengthening exercise or core strengthening? …

Back Pain Prevention: Avoid Twisting

Never twist your body when holding something. It is common for me to ask a patient with low back pain how he hurt his back and he responds that he was holding a heavy box and twisted his back. This is one common way to cause a disc in the low back (lumbar spine) to …