Don't Forget About Your Knees.

Nov 24, 2020 12:13:56 PM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Exercise and Tips, knees, knee stretches, exercise

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Knee stretches are essential to your back health but get overlooked time and time again. First, always consult with your doctor to ensure that your pain is not stemming from an injury before undertaking any new stretching routine. Knee stretches are quite simple and comprehensive. Your knee combines and connects your upper and lower leg and is supported by many muscle groups. It is important to stretch out all of these muscle groups. Using the Backbridge can help you alter the stretches' intensity by using different levels of the Backbridge. These stretches are great for all ages as long as you always listen to your body and don’t overstretch. This knee stretch routine can be done in about 2 minutes (30 seconds ) per muscle group. My book, The Ultimate Backbridge Stretch Book, details many stretches while using the Backbridge, for all body parts.

UPPER LEG

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The Right Way To Lose Your Gut

Sep 8, 2020 7:22:32 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Exercise and Tips, Core & Abs

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While doing my research for my book, Sit-Ups Are Stupid & Crunches Are Crap, I was blown away at how important it is for people to get a flat stomach, and not just for looks! The New England Journal of Medicine published a study of 360,000 Europeans in November 2008 stating that people with the most belly fat have twice the risk of premature death! Other than drinking and smoking, belly size is the largest indicator or premature death. Additional studies reveal that belly size is the leading predictor of heart disease, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Large bellies also raise the risk of dementia by three times.

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5 Stretches to Increase Flexibility and Relieve Back Pain

Aug 3, 2020 11:17:20 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Posture and Flexibility, Exercise and Tips

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Previously, I explained how a Backbridge could help you relieve pain caused not only by forward hunching, but also aging, exercise (like sit-ups), and daily life stressors.  You may see your chiropractor or physical therapist a few times a month.  For a fraction of the time and cost of a chiropractor or physical therapist visit, you can use the Backbridge to get back pain relief at home, increase flexibility, and sustain back health.  I believe it is important to complement treatment from medical practitioners with regular and routine stretching to help reduce soreness and tightness, and increase flexibility.  

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5 Tips to Correct Your Posture

Aug 3, 2020 11:16:26 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Assessments, Posture and Flexibility, Exercise and Tips

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Who do you think has more back pain and worse posture: The farmer, who spends his day plowing a field and shoveling manure, or the office worker, who works at a desk for eight hours a day? The answer - most likely, the office worker.

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3 Overlooked Places That Cause Back Pain

Jun 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Symptoms, Exercise and Tips

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Both patients and doctors might assume the source of your pain is where your back hurts. For example, if you are suffering from lower back pain, you and your doctor might think the pain is coming from your lower back. However, there are many overlooked causes of back pain, and I am here to show you how to fix these!

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Best Sleeping Positions To Eliminate Back Pain

May 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Exercise and Tips

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As discussed in my previous posts, structural, emotional, and digestive/nutritional causes can lead to back pain.  Getting to the root cause of your back pain is critical to eliminating it. Have you ever considered that your sleeping position may be contributing to that pain in your back or neck?   Certain sleep positions can place unnecessary pressure on the neck, hips, and back, which results in not only stiffness but also back pain. To alleviate the pain and stay limber, your morning routine should include regular stretches, including the Backbridge Extension, and you should utilize proper sleep position.

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Tips For Fixing Tech Neck and Back Pain

May 5, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Symptoms, Posture and Flexibility, Exercise and Tips

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Tech/Text Neck

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Exercises To Balance Your Core And Reduce Back Pain

Apr 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Exercise and Tips, Core & Abs

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Are you doing too many sit-ups?  Do you sit most of the day? I discussed core imbalance in “Balance Your Core And Reduce Back Pain.”  Core imbalance is the condition of excessive compression, which results in the spine curving forward and often leads to back pain.  

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How To Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy

Apr 7, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Exercise and Tips

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Why Do Pregnant Women Have Back Pain?

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Balance Your Core And Reduce Back Pain

Mar 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Dr. Todd Sinett posted in Causes of Back Pain, Assessments, Posture and Flexibility, Exercise and Tips, Core & Abs

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Core imbalance wreaks havoc on people of all shapes, sizes, and occupations.  The following is a synopsis of two of my patients, who had very different lifestyles:

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