My body buckled underneath the weight.
I crumpled to the floor like a piece of folded paper and laid there for a good 10 minutes.
I wiggled my toes, my fingers, and looked up to the heavens with immense gratitude that everything was still in working order.
After all, I could have been paralyzed!
But it was my fault.
Thankfully, one of my best friends is an amazing chiropractor so I immediately called him as I hobbled out of the gym.
He gave me some good advice on how to take care of my back.
Plus, I then had to drive 3 hours to my in-laws for Christmas dinner. Needless to say, that wasn’t the most enjoyable drive of my life.
As the months went by, I started to regain strength in my back and core and was feeling more and more confident when doing squats and similar exercises.
But it was a long road.
And I probably could have done a better job of taking care of the little things with respect to healing my back pain.
For instance, my friend and back pain specialist, Jesse Cannone gave me these 3 tips to help alleviate back pain:
1. Don’t Be a Slouch
Posture matters when it comes to preventing and alleviating back pain. Let’s face it – your posture can probably use a tune-up. In fact, the way you’ve been walking, standing, sitting and bending over for years have probably contributed to most peoples’ back pain.
In my case, maybe I was predisposed to an eventual injury due to sitting so much and being a bit slack with my posture. Lesson learned.
Quick tip: keep your ears, shoulders, and hips in line with each other, whether you’re sitting, standing or walking.
2. Yoga Can Help
When I started doing yoga several years, it changed my body and my life. And boy did I need it – tight hamstrings, calves, and hip flexors – a recipe for low back disaster.
Even nowadays, I do my best to do some form of yoga or focused stretching at least 2-3 times per week. This makes all the difference especially for those of us who spend so much time in the back-breaking seated position.
3. Watch What’s on Your Feet
This is another helpful tip that has led me to re-evaluate the shoes I wear. I’ve moved away from big, clunky runners with lots of support to very minimalist shoes (Nike Free and Vibram Five Fingers) that actually allow my feet to do their work.
Plus, not having a high heel (yes, even running shoes have heels) has corrected my posture and has taken huge load off my lower back when standing, walking, running, and working out.
The problem with back pain is that there are so many potential causes and different scenarios for each individual.
And obviously, the above 3 tips that worked for me might not worked for you. Maybe they will, I don’t know???
I’m not a back pain expert but…
Jesse Cannone is.
And he’s full of little tips and tricks like the 3 above that actually help you get instant (and prolonged) relief. You just have to try them.
Anyways, he’s put together a quick little presentation to tell you about perhaps his most powerful tip yet.
Check it out here:
1 Simple Trick To End Back Pain For Good <== Click Here
You may occasionally get these nagging pains as well or maybe you have a chronic condition that you might think is permanent. Truth is, there is no one cure that works for everybody.
There are tons of strategies, and treatments out there and you have to try several until you find the one that works for you like the ones that Jesse recommended for me.
Don’t let back pain keep you from doing the things you love.
Jesse has helped over 200,000 worldwide since he co-founded The Healthy Back Institute in 2002. He has been featured on NBC4, Spine Health, and many other popular shows teaching people how to get permanent relief from back pain by identifying the true underlying cause of it.
So if you suffer from any sort of back pain then…
Please check out his short presentation and try the strategies he shares in it. Let me know which one of them works for you.
Simple Back Pain Relief Tricks <== Click Here