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Tag: back pain

Foam Rolling – Self Myofascial Massage

September 21, 2012
Health Tips

Normal Stretching is not always the answer to tight muscles.  You can have a muscle that is tight but lengthened.  The upper back has this a lot, where the muscle between the shoulders are stretched but tight.  Traditional stretching cause increases in muscle length and not all tight tissue needs lengthened and stretching it can actually […]

Core Stabilization vs Strength

August 30, 2012
Health Tips

  There is a lot of articles out there on how to build core strength to prevent back pain.  For me the vast majority needs to be working on core stabilization vs just strength.  I have seen a ton of guys at the gym that do massive amounts of situps and crunches but still complain […]

Foam Rollers: How can they help me?

June 19, 2012
Health Tips

Foam-rolling has been around for awhile but has gained popularity.  We recommend foam-rolling for a lot of our patients.  It is a great way to work out tightness in the muscles and fascia (connective tissue around the muscles. Foam Rollers: What Are They and How Can They Help Me? As foam rollers are becoming more […]