low back pain

Your resting position can be affecting your pain!

The topic of sitting being the new smoking is getting notice all over.  Desk workers are asking for stand up desks to decrease back injuries.  It is true that sitting in a chair brought on a new level injuries.  Sitting in a chair is very unnatural for humans.  Our bodies are built for movement and function, not sitting for 3 to 6 hours in a chair.  When those movements and functions are not performed, our bodies will erase the muscular knowledge of being able to perform movement or posture.  In other works our bodies become stiff and tight. Most people just contribute the inability to age.  Well its not age,  it's that we don't get into those postures any longer (there are cultures who still perform these)

Take note to any difference in tightness from left to right.   This should be a comfortable position to sit in. (some may have knee pain with this position, if so modify the position to accommodate the knees)

Take note to any difference in tightness from left to right.   This should be a comfortable position to sit in. (some may have knee pain with this position, if so modify the position to accommodate the knees)

This position is known as a toe sit.  Dr. Craig Liebenson, and Anna Hartmans article Rest, Resilience, and Retuning the Body, describes 4 postures that humans did for millions of years as a resting position.  

Decreased big toe mobility will affect hip, sacroiliac joints and low backs.  The following is a chain reaction to decreased toe mobility,  The arch of the foot can not be fully loaded (less support and power), the ankle will decrease its range of motion, the hip can not fully extend, decreasing glute activation and hip mobility, lack of hip mobility increases stress on the low back.  The chain can continue all the way up, or pass over to the other side of the body.  Practice these rest positions in short periods often, and you will notice increased mobility during activity, less pain, stiffness and tightness, and increased resilience.  

What will this blog contain?

This blog will inform readers about, correct movement, pain, fitness, exercises, and general wellness information.  

I was a former strength coach, and a personal trainer, I was certified by USA Weightlifting, RKC kettlebell instructor, NSCA Certified personal trainer, and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist.  I use my knowledge and experience in the strength and fitness background into my current chiropractic practice.  I do not treat like the majority of chiropractors, I would consider my treatment to be more like a physical therapist, rehab specialist.  I am not a physical therapist, so I can not call my treatment physical therapy.  Since I am a chiropractor with out a physical therapy degree I must be called physiotherapy or rehabilitation.  

If you become a patient of mine you will see the difference in my treatment compared to most chiropractors and physical therapist.  If you are looking to decrease injury, reduce pain, strengthen your weak links, come make an appointment.  You will be surprised how proper movement can solve most of your aches and pains.