7 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Returns

Back pain returns

Over 80% of people just like you will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives.  Unfortunately for many people, low back pain returns and becomes a recurrent condition.  In part, they think that once the pain goes away, they consider themselves healed… and then a few months later; WHAMOO! It comes back –…

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How Do You Stop Knee Pain That Doesn’t Involve Painkillers If You’re Aged 40+

Knee pain

So you want to stop knee pain? Knee pain as a whole is a very common condition and frequent problem presenting to us in the clinic. More than one-third of Americans report being affected by knee pain. The overall prevalence of knee pain in the population is approximately 19%. The incidence increases steadily with age . Furthermore,…

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3 “Unusual” Ways To Ease Knee Pain After Age 40+

Knee pain

Did you know that knee injuries accounted for over 10 million doctors visits in 2010?  That was 7 years ago, so that number has surely increased in 2017.  Of those nearly 50% are from sporting injuries.  But not every knee injury is a sports related one.  We had older lady come into the clinic a…

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4 Safe And Effective Exercises To Ease Angry Knees

Angry Knee Pain

If you’ve been training, exercising or been active for an appreciable amount of time, you’ve probably acquired a “tweak” here or there in your knee which caused you to modify or avoid certain exercises and activities. Whether it’s an old sports injury or a “that-was-dumb-of-me injury”, it’s now something you have to take into account…

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CrossFit Open Didn’t Go As Well As You Would Have Liked?…

Crossfit

This blog write up is for the CrossFit open athlete who: 2017 Crossfit Open Now that the 2017 CrossFit Open competition craze has come to a close (and boy was it a doozy!), where men and women compete to be crowned the “fittest in the world”… I can bet that you thought you had a…

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5 Amazing Places to See In San Diego… if You Didn’t Have Back Pain

Potato Chip Rock

Want to know 5 amazing places to see in San Diego… When you don’t have low back pain? Low back pain can be a particularly trying condition and unfortunately affects roughly 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. The good thing is that most people will have a resolution of their pain within…

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Low Back Surgery – 3 Thoughts You MUST Consider Beforehand

Low back surgery - Back pain

Low back surgery should never be the first consideration for low back pain.  Realize that low back pain was a $100 billion problem back in 2006, with 2/3 of that being lost wages and lack of productivity. Previously, medications were recommended, but we have found out lately that this is ineffective.  The amount of money…

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Is It Safe to Continue In the CrossFit Open With Back Pain?

Back pain

Throughout the weekend, I have received numerous calls, texts, and emails by several local CrossFit athletes and one of our current clients, Steve, 42, from Carlsbad, asking a popular question following this years 17.1 CrossFit Open!… “I felt this burning pain in my back in the middle of the workout and it just got progressively…

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3 Secrets To Relieve Back Pain… AND What You Did Not Know About Your Warm-Up

Dynamic warm-up

One of the mistakes we often see in the clinic is that people come to us after struggling with their back injury for weeks, months and even sometimes years, is with their warm-up (or lack of it). As you get older, your tissues change and require more time to prepare for activity. And when we…

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The SECRET to Bulletproofing Your Back… And Increasing Your Deadlift 20-30 pounds

Weight lift

Do you want to know what the secret is to bulletproofing your back and increasing your deadlift 20-30 pounds? As a CrossFit coach, strength and conditioning specialist, and sports physical therapist, I have worked with thousands of CrossFit athletes and patients who have a history of low back pain. Their stories usually begin with… “So…

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