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Back pain self-treatment featuring the Hubble Method

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5 simple steps to understanding core strength and back pain prevention

Core strength is widely considered to be a critical means of back pain prevention. What do you need to know about it? Core vs. Abdominals: Many people confuse the terms core and abdominals. In reality, your abdominal muscles are just one component of your core, which includes the muscles in your abdomen, low back, pelvis and hips. Together they provide…

What your smartphone does to your spine

How much more does your head weigh when you tilt it to check your smartphone? From your neck’s perspective, a new study says it’s like wearing an aardvark hat or being crushed by an average 8-year-old child. Ouch. Here is the original story.

Now Available: Stretch It! Program for back pain

If you have a tight back and hips, this program is for you! Lose the stiffness and neutralize pain by releasing your low back and hip muscles. Learn precisely where your problem areas are with a diagnostic ball massage, then target those areas with 3 customized stretching series. For a short time, get the Stretch It! Program at the introductory price…

Study: 1 thing you can do at work to relieve back pain

If you have a desk job, you know how miserable it can be when you have back pain. A new study suggests one technique that can help. This small study involved 23 office workers who were all overweight or obese (the researchers were also investigating heart disease and diabetes risk factors). Half the workers were told to keep sitting all…

Try this quick trick for compressive back pain when you sit

A number of you have told me that TFB’s “How to Sit Back Pain-Free” video has helped you to sit more comfortably. But what do you do when you have severe back pain, or when you are driving cross-country, or otherwise have to sit for hours…for days on end? Try adding one thing. A U-shaped neck cushion can make all…

Science tackles the best sexual positions for back pain

There are lots of back pain “rules” for the best sitting, standing, lying, exercise, and other positions to use. The vast majority are based on opinion. So it is with sex—until now. In a great example of science challenging conventional wisdom, a group of Canadian researchers tackled the taboo topic the Masters and Chambers way. What did they find? Prolific…

**SALE** Now Available! How to Beat Your Back Pain online course

Have you tried everything to get rid of your back pain, and nothing works? Or maybe you’re wondering where to start. How to Beat Your Back Pain, the super affordable new 42 minute online course, will get you on the right track, at your own pace. Get your questions answered: What treatment approaches do–and don’t–work, based on the medical evidence?…

Is Tylenol the right prescription when your back goes out?

Over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol ) and ibuprofen are time-tested, go-to treatments when our backs go out. At least, we think they are. A new study in The Lancet put Tylenol to the test against this type of back pain, called acute back pain. How did it stack up? The randomized study of over 1,600 patients assigned participants to…

What’s your yardstick for back pain relief?

Yesterday something amazing happened—or didn’t happen, to be more precise. It got me thinking: What do we really mean when we say we want relief from back pain? I’ve run into plenty of people who claim their back pain is under control. They usually caveat this claim with the disclaimer, “As long as I’m careful.” Which brings me to my…