1A Neck Pain

Neck Pain Day to Day

Dealing with neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that people experience. Large scale research indicates as much as 80% of the adult population experiences neck pain (and associated disorders) during their lifetime, with 30-50% of adults reporting neck pain each year. But how to handle it, day-to-day? I hope what follows Read more about Neck Pain Day to Day[…]

Low Back Care Routine Video

Putting it Together – Low Back Care Routine

With everything covered so far, we have the foundation for a general low back care routine that you can take (and modify if needed) to start using right away. For people dealing with, or looking to prevent further occurrences of low back pain, establishing a daily routine that gets the back and spine moving safely, Read more about Putting it Together – Low Back Care Routine[…]

Activation in a Low Back Care Routine

Now that we’ve established what not to do/how to find relief, and selected a few simple movements to start back into activity, it’s time to work at finding some low back activation exercises. These are intended to engage muscles, establish control and resiliency, and provide a link between exercise movements and everyday activities. Most importantly, Read more about Activation in a Low Back Care Routine[…]

Building a Low Back Care Routine

Moving on from the First Steps with Lower Back Pain (Avoiding Irritation and using Positions of Relief), it is important to get the spine and body as a whole primed for daily activities with a Low Back Care Routine. This is especially true in the morning, where it has been established that greater fluid content Read more about Building a Low Back Care Routine[…]

Lower Back Pain

First Steps with Lower Back Pain

If you’re having lower back pain, building an active care program for yourself can be extremely effective at restoring functionality — and especially important in times like this where finding access to in-person care is difficult. But where to begin? Over the next few days, I’ll provide a general template you can use day-to-day for Read more about First Steps with Lower Back Pain[…]


Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain

If you have chronic (long-term) low back pain, is manipulation or mobilization of the joints in your back a good option for you? This type of treatment is commonly known as the “adjustments” that patients often receive in chiropractic offices for painful conditions. The answer depends on the specific nature of your condition of course, Read more about Manipulation for Chronic Low Back Pain[…]

Low Back Pain Bulletin

WHO Bulletin: Low Back Pain Care

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) bulletin (2019) highlighted care for low back pain. The bulletin identifies certain treatments as consistently recommended in international guidelines, while others were consistently NOT recommended.  For early low back pain, “advice to remain active, education on the benign nature of low back pain and reassurance about the absence of Read more about WHO Bulletin: Low Back Pain Care[…]

What is that sound?

I’ve heard a lot of names given to the sound that occurs during some joint manipulations. “Popping”, “cracking”, “snapping”, and “popcorn” are just a few descriptions given. So what is it, really? Similar to the sound, a number of reasons have been proposed over the past century about why this occurs in the first place: “A vapour Read more about What is that sound?[…]