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Category Archives: Back Pain

These blog posts are related to “Back Pain”.  Inside this section, we discuss self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues related to back pain and injuries, and what you can do to get you back out there doing what you love.  Whether you are just looking for information, a real solution to fix your problem, or speciality care for back pain, the team at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance will be able to assist you.  We start with providing valuable and useful information to help you make the best decision about what the next step will be.  In some cases, just getting the right information puts you on the right path to a solution.  In most cases, however, getting on the phone with one of our specialists gives you the opportunity to discuss your specific problem, ask you questions to get the right answers, and then determine what you should do next.  From there, you start to get the answers about what is going on and move forward to an thorough evaluation with your input on what you want to achieve.  Then your plan of care can start, getting you back to doing the things you love!

Why You Shouldn’t Let Bulging Disc at L4-L5 and S1 on Your MRI Scare You? – What You Can Do Instead of Taking Painkillers and Avoid Risky Surgery!

Bulging Disc on MRI

This week I wanted to answer a common question we get asked quite regularly by our clients at LEVEL4 PT & Wellness: “Dr. Andalon… my name is Casey, I’m 41 and I was recently diagnosed by my primary doctor with having L4-L5 and L5-S1 bulging discs following an MRI scan. I’ve now suffered with chronic…

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8 Tips On How To Avoid Back Pain When Traveling

Traveling with back pain

If 80% of the American population experiences back pain at some point in their life, how many do you think are traveling with back pain? Americans travel a lot each year. Nearly 45% of all Americans step on to planes each year to prepare for either business, pleasure, or non-leisure travel. That breaks out to…

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Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back Pain Relief

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it to improve their dancing performance. Why Pilates is the Hidden Secret for Back…

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6 Simple Yoga Poses To Eliminate Annoying Low Back Pain and Stiffness

6 Simple Yoga Poses for Low Back Pain

Have you ever thought about you could implement yoga into your daily life?  Do you want to know some simple yoga poses that you can do to help eliminate annoying low back pain and stiffness?  Then you need to read on… If you are anything like me, your life probably sounds something like this. Your…

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Why These 5 Easy Tips Help Avoid Low Back Pain And Keep You From Feeling Like The Left-Out Grandparent

Left Out Grandparent

Your grandchildren are simultaneously your greatest joy and greatest sorrow. I often hear “I have low back pain… what should I do?” Or “how do I fix a lower back strain?” Or even, “What can I do to avoid low back pain in the future?”  When I ask what happened to cause this pain, many…

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7 Best Core Exercises (You’re NOT Doing)…

BEST CORE EXERCISES (YOU'RE PROBABLY NOT DOING)

7 Best Core Exercises (You’re NOT Doing)… What Are The Best Core Exercises? … to Strengthen Your Back, Prevent Lower Back Pain and Keep a Healthy and Happy Spine for Life If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their…

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The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

Hit the Golf Ball Further Golfer

Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that…

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Why These 4 Daily Habits Reduce Back Stiffness

Reduce Back Stiffness

I wanted to share with you my answer to a common question I recently was asked about stiffness in the lower back and what to do about it. This question comes from Rebecca, who’s a 54-year-old professional wedding photographer from Del Mar, California. Her job requires her to travel a lot for work and carry…

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Why Sitting is Taking Years Off Your Life… 4 Tips To Combat This!

Want to know why sitting is taking years off your life?  Read on to find out… I wanted to share a question that was recently asked by one of our amazing clients, Josh, who’s 48 years old from Del Mar, California. Now Josh asked me, “I recently read an article that says, ‘Americans are spending…

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Why Does Cracking or Popping My Back Initially Relieve My Pain? And It Doesn’t Last!

Cracking Your Back

I would like to share a question a current client asked me about “cracking” or “popping” her back”.  It’s a question I get asked quite often so I wanted to share with you. “I have recently gotten into the habit of cracking my back whenever I feel muscle stiffness or back pain.  The reason I…

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