Blogs about Lower Back Pain

Common Causes of Knee and Wrist Pain

Knees and wrists are two of the most vulnerable joints in the body that are susceptible to pain. The reasons for pain in these areas could be anything from sprains and strains to diseases such as gout and arthritis. Knees and wrists are complex joints and there are many things that can go wrong. Knowing the activities that are responsible for pain can help you prevent pain or stop any activity that is leading to pain.

Three Steps to Ease Back into Exercise After a Back Injury

According to studies, Low back pain affects nearly 80% of all adults.  Most low back injuries come fromthe following: wearing high heels (women), performing manual labor and people who sit for long periods of time (greater than 3 hrs.). Although these statistics are alarming, there are some simple steps one can take to make sure that they avoid current and future back pain or injury. These steps all involve simple exercises that can be performed from anywhere, including one’s office. 

What to Do When Back Pain Won’t Go Away

Doug Johnson, PA, North American Spine | Doug Johnson helped create North American Spine and manages all medical staff, in addition to training physicians in proper AccuraScope®procedure techniques. 

Aches and Pains No One Should Have to Live With

Aches and pains are a common part of everyone’s lives. People often experience pain on a daily basis, and more often than not those pains are minor and can be easily ignored. Those who exercise regularly have a unique set of regular pains and aches that they may think are just a regular part of being fit and active. But should people really be living with these pains all the time?

Stand Up, Do a Little Dance

Happy Sunday morning!  Gonna be a great Sunday and it's already started with some football.  The Lions and Falcons are playing RIGHT NOW because they are over in England.  It is literally a full day of football.

Could an Accident from your past be the cause of your pain today?

Many people are suprised when I ask them if they have EVER had a fall, accident or surgery.  They usually reply with "Yes, but it was a long time ago."  To which I must ask further questions.  Just like any good detective goes deeper and wider to find the answer to unsolved mysteries, so must the practitioner who wants to get to the root cause of symptoms.  Another way to look at it is that puzzles cannot be put together completely if all the puzzle pieces are not present.  Our bodies have no conception of 'time' as we know it, and we cannot assume

Golfers! Corrective Exercise For Low Back Pain

Any golfers out there? Golf is a great summer activity and the average male will expend about 620 calories during an 18-hole round!! Not a bad way to get some activity in. Like any activity though there is always the chance for injury and in fact the most common complaint is low-back pain. It can be caused by poor swing mechanics, poor conditioning or overuse…that is using the same movements repeatedly.

Water Exercise Training

This summer I started training some of my clients in a swimming pool. My clients have enjoyed it and tell me it is more like play than exercise. One of my clients asked 3 of her friends if they wanted to be part of a small group training, so I train them together in one of my client's pool one morning a week. 

Health Insurance Cost is the #1 Expense for Businesses in our Nation, as well as in Hawaii, Corporate Wellness & Work Site Heal

Growing up in a family run business, managing it, and learning all the ins and outs of what it takes to NOT JUST STAYING IN BUSINESS, BUT MAKING A PROFIT EVERY YEAR, the most important thing I've learned is that without good, happy, healthy employees, WE HAVE NO BUSINESS! The #1 MAJOR PROBLEM TODAY THAT ANY BUSINESS CORPORATE OR SMALL IS DEALING WITH IS THE EXTREME COST OF HEALTH INSURANCE!!!

OH CRAP..................NOT AGAIN. (WITH A BONUS TIP)

80% off Americans, at some point in their lives, with suffer from chronic or acute low back pain. That’s a frightening statistic. That's why here on The Balance Guy I beat you over the head with core, strength and mobility. It's that important. We need to stay on top of low back pain, whether your suffering or not. This is why I do this exercise most days of the week. LEG LOWERING EXERCISE Tip- breath all the air out of your lungs as you lower the leg towards the floor. Do 10-15 rep on both sides. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gi0K3g7VSM