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Category: Back Pain

Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

Winter Exercise – Five Surprising Benefits

My road bike has been “tucked in” for the winter. Even with the unusually warm weather in Boulder, I have switched to gym workouts and weekend hikes. And I’m not the only one. Have you tried to find an open treadmill on Monday morning? But, compelling information about the benefits of cold weather exercise is

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SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

SEND YOUR STRESS DOWN THE ROAD

Like clockwork, every time I bent over or sat too long, my hamstring muscle talked to me. What started as tightness that ran down the center of my right thigh soon became a nervy pain I could not ignore. I would fidget and squirm my way through car rides, desperately changing positions to ease the

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Why Walking Poles Are Your New Best Friend

Why Walking Poles Are Your New Best Friend

Do you abhor abdominal exercise but yearn for a stronger core? Want to be in nature, but worry about walking on uneven trails? Are you trying to lose weight? Do you want a stronger upper body? All these things are within reach if you grab two little walking poles! Here’s why: Walking poles keep you

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Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

We talk about the gluteal muscles a lot. Why? Because if you are walking or running and your glutes are not working, it isn’t pretty. And it doesn’t feel good either. Getting those muscles firing is sometimes a matter of paying attention and sometimes a matter of strengthening. Either way, without gluteal muscles working, your hip

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Concussion – An Under-Diagnosed Condition

Concussion – An Under-Diagnosed Condition

It’s depressing… how could a little fender bender wreak such havoc? Though it’s been months since her accident, Julia still feels dizzy. And she’s exhausted. The focus required in her nursing job wears her out, especially when she’s on the computer. She usually leaves work with a headache, and dragging herself to the gym is hard

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Follow Your Gut – Visceral Manipulation

Follow Your Gut – Visceral Manipulation

  Dee In her 70 years, Dee’s back had never bothered her, until one morning as she got out of bed she noticed a pull in her right lower spine. She tried stretching, but the pain just worsened. When it did not stop for several days, she made an appointment with an orthopedist. He took X-rays, but

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