Does Smoking Cause Lower Back Pain?

Does Smoking Cause Lower Back Pain?

We all know smoking is bad for you but can it be causing your lower back pain? It might sound like a no-brainer but it’s difficult to ascribe a cause-effect relationship here. First of all, beyond serious pathology and an acute injury of the lumbar spine,...
The psoas ain’t so major

The psoas ain’t so major

Do we need to really squish on the psoas? I get people in my door thinking they need their psoas released for a number of reasons – poor alignment, lower back pain, and other therapists telling them it’s their psoas that’s the source of their...
Discs do not slip

Discs do not slip

Don’t take it from me. People a lot smarter than I am are saying these things. It’s a very short video and worth the time to watch. Lorimer Moseley, who’s a pain science rock star and part of the NOI group in Australia which is a resource group at...
What is the safest lifting posture?

What is the safest lifting posture?

It’s believed widely that we have to protect our back while lifting things from the floor and watching our mechanics is part of that. But is one posture for lifting actually safer and protective than another? Somehow some way, we’ve been told to keep the...
Do schoolbags cause back pain?

Do schoolbags cause back pain?

It is common wisdom that most parents believe that schoolbags cause back pain. But is this really the case? This is a ‘textbook’ example of where the evidence belies common wisdom. The prevalence of back pain in children is high in certain parts of the...
Opioids for Lower Back Pain

Opioids for Lower Back Pain

This is a loaded topic. Opioid misuse is everywhere. It’s all over the news. The Trump administration has signed a bill to confront the epidemic plaguing us right now. It’s called the Support for Patients and Communities Act.  I believe it’s a step...

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