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A 41 year-old female recently consulted our office for lingering lower back pain that had started “for no reason.” As a mom with three kids, she liked to exercise to stay fit and relieve stress. She was a self-described “social runner” who ran 3-4 miles a week with her friends. Unfortunately, because her low back…

Chronic back pain can lead to a vicious cycle of inactivity that only prolongs your discomfort. But what if you could recover more quickly after an episode of back pain? A meta-analysis study published in April 2015 examined the effects of walking exercise on pain and self-reported function in individuals with chronic back pain. The authors of…

Stop by and get your FREE pedometer.   As a health care facility, we’re in business to help improve lives. Our latest mission helps remind our patients and clients to be more active: Stop by our office, ask for a pedometer and it will be given to you. Free.   Why? Because we care, and encouraging…

Optimal back health doesn’t come from doing nothing. A healthy back comes from doing the right, optimized amount of exercise—not too much, and not too little. Here is a great 4 minute video by Stuart M. McGill, PhD , director of the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. Dr. McGill addresses 6 myths (listed…

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