Low Back Pain

When is Stretching a Bad Idea!

It stands to reason that would want stretch a muscle if it is tight, right? I wish that it were that simple, but as with most things it is not.  We have all heard the benefits of flexibility from early on in school when we were told that we should be able to touch our [...]

Winter Workout – Making the Best of the Weather

Over the last month I can't tell you the number of times that I have heard the phrase "I'm done with it!"  The "it" being winter. It is hard to have a good attitude about the 11th coldest winter in history and the highest snowfall (according to WISH TV) , but there is nothing we [...]

Snow Shoveling 101

If you are lucky enough to have a snow blower or a cooperative teenage boy in your home, this post is not for you.  If you are like the rest of the Indianapolis residents who experienced the largest snowfall in over a decade and all you have is a plastic snow shovel...this post is for [...]

Core on the Ball – Part 3

In this video we look at the third video in our three part series on core exercises for the ball.  This is the bridge and we show you progressions from easy to difficult. https://youtu.be/FbisbeouWso  

Exercise Ball Part 2 – Plank

In this video we show you how to use the exercise ball to train your core and strengthen your lower back.  This is a great exercise for preventing lower back pain and disc herniations that can lead to sciatic pain. https://youtu.be/xJkjj1Wdqac

Exercise Ball – Core Part 1

In the intro to this video I discuss some of the frequently asked questions about using the exercise ball and at home.  The second part of the video I demonstrate how to do the "stir-the-pot" exercise. https://youtu.be/xY_47FaKXKU  

Why You Should Never Do Crunches!

In this video, Stuart McGill, researcher from the University of Waterloo and one of the foremost experts on back pain discusses how doing crunches can damage the back and lead to back injuries. He also gives alternatives to the typical crunch. Personally I have seen a number of people who have hurt themselves while doing [...]

Vitamin Deficiency Causing Low Back Pain

It might not surprise you to hear that we see a lot of low back pain in our office, what might surprise you is that a vitamin deficiency might be contributing to the lower back pain that many people experience.  A recent study out of Canada looked at patients who had chronic back pain and [...]

Good Balance Prevents Back and Neck Pain

by Katie Culver For a lot of you, you come in for your adjustment, and afterwards, I ask you to do a few minutes of balance work. Whether its performing exercises while balancing on the exercise ball, Bosu, balance disk, or even just standing on one of the balance boards, I’m sure you’ve wondered why. [...]

The Best and Worst Way to Sleep

Sleeping is obviously an essential part of each of our daily routine. Most of us sleep between 3 and 10 hours a day, and if you spend that 8%-42% of your day in a poor position, you are putting yourself in a position of risk for injury to the length of your spine. The position I [...]