Blog - Back Pain

6 simple exercises to help decrease low back pain

1. Double knee to chest Lay on your back and bring both knees towards your chest until you feel a gentle stretch in the low back; hold for 30 seconds Repeat 3x www.rmspphq.com 2. Hamstring stretch Lay on your back with knees bent; raise one leg towards the ceiling and, using a towel wrapped around… read more


Sitting at work is bad for you, but apparently standing is too

Science can be confusing sometimes. One study will claim you should do X, and then another study comes out denouncing X as the worst possible thing you can do! In time, however, research offers new information and clarifies/reconciles seemingly contradictory ideas. It’s all part of the scientific method, right? People make observations, propose hypotheses, test… read more


10 Things You Can Do to Manage Low Back Pain

Start a regular exercise routine Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic activity 4-5 days/week Biking, walking and swimming are all great examples of exercise Work your core! The muscles that make up the core, particularly the transverse abdominis (also known as the corset muscle) assist in supporting and protecting the low back Straighten up Society… read more


How hip pain limits your golf game

Congratulations to Jordan Spieth for an excellent win at the Masters, and we wish Tiger Woods a speedy recovery from his wrist injury.  Tiger’s injury reminds us that as golf season rolls around, prevention canada goose Constable Parka of injuries is essential and effective treatment of pain is important. Hip pain is a common problem… read more


New study may change the way spinal stenosis is treated in the future

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and discussed in the New York Times, found that patients who had a standard steroid injection for spinal stenosis did not decrease pain or improve function after six weeks any more than patients who received an anesthetic injection alone. Spinal stenosis occurs when space within… read more


Osteoarthritis tips and exercises: Get out, be active, feel better!!!

Did you know that 50 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis (OA)? You may think that OA only affects the elderly. And that’s true; it does, but I bet you didn’t realize that 2/3 of people with arthritis are under the age of 65 (CDC). So maybe you’re tired of that nagging and aching pain in… read more