back pain

Sciatica Part 1

Definition of sciatica  : pain along the course of a sciatic nerve especially in the back of the thigh broadly : pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts This is how Webster defines sciatica. What I want to dig into here is a little more detail on what sciatica is, how it presents and things we can do…

The Three Worst Stretches for Back Pain

This may shock you but these 3 stretches that you are doing for your back pain are doing more harm than good. Yes, even if a clinician gave them to you.  They may feel good at the time when you do them, but over the long run are they are damaging the discs in your…

5 Mobility Tools That Will Change Your Life (And Your Back)

As a movement professional, former competitive hockey and CrossFit athlete, and avid seeker of my physical limits, I have learned many things about the human body – mostly the hard way!  And now at the ripe old age of 37 I’ve accumulated a couple of lower back disc injuries, complete ligament tears, meniscus surgeries, and…

Is Chiropractic Good for Pregnant Women?

One thing that has really amazed me in the 9 years that I have been a practicing chiropractor is that there are so many people from all walks of life that can benefit from regular chiropractic care.  In truth, no one person is the same and this has required me to become more equipped over…

Find The Solution To Your Low Back Problems Part 3: Change Your Habits

Bad habits create movement problems.  Movement problems cause breakdown and back pain.  The absolute worst habit for your low back is sitting. I know, we talked about this already. But even worse than sitting is sitting with bad posture. Let’s be realistic, sitting these days is inevitable. But even if you’re alternating sitting and standing,…