Are Weak Glutes Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Are Weak Glutes Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

There is a good chance that right now you and I are participating in activity that contributes to weakened butt muscles. Both prolonged sitting and inactivity turn our back sides into mush. There are three major butt muscles: The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and...
The Basic Stretch Routine for the Lower Back

The Basic Stretch Routine for the Lower Back

Today I’m reviewing the stretches I use daily to keep my lower back in check and to help relieve stiffness and pain.  The stretches are basic, but fundamental to maintaining flexibility of the lower trunk.  In today’s world where most of us sit hours per...
How to Save Your Back Shoveling Snow This Winter

How to Save Your Back Shoveling Snow This Winter

Every year patients ask me what they can do to protect their lower back while shoveling snow.  Here I will show the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to make this a bit easier.  First of all, shoveling is very intense activity.  Snow can be heavy and...