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High Level Athletes Appear to Develop Spine Degeneration

Does it come to any surprise that high-level athletes have spine disc degeneration? I found it quite revealing that a paper in BMJ Open Sport and Excercise Medicine [1. Evaluation of spine MRIs in athletes participating in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Olympic Games ] revealed in a retrospective study that a high number [...]

Sedentary Behavior During Working Hours Leads to Less Activity During Leisure Time

A study involving 210 full-time office workers in the United Kingdom examined levels of sedentary and physical behaviors within and outside of daily working hours and found that most of the subjects spent between 60-68 percent of their working and non-working hours in sedentary postures. Workers spent 71 percent of each workday being sedentary. Workers [...]

Hypermobility and Back Pain – Stability Exercises to Wind Down Pain

Hypermobility is common in the generation of back pain. Research has been revealing this for many years and recently I developed a model to help the patient see what it means to have excessive motion within the spine. Stuart McGill endorses the models I craft because it brings the research to the patients. It helps [...]

A Holistic Approach to Ergonomics Would Benefit Workers At-Risk for IVD Pain

The authors of a review [1. The Contribution of Biomechanical-Biological Interactions of the Spine to Low Back Pain] about the interactions between biological and mechanical forces of the spine and how they may contribute to back pain determined that a more helpful ergonomics paradigm in the study of in vivo tolerance limits might be achieved [...]