Tag Archives: lower back pain

Attention Golfers!

Fore! Golfing on a beautiful, sunny Pacific Northwest Day in Bellingham is a great activity to keep a person active and healthy. But have you ever swung your golf club only to get a “kink” in your back? A recent study showed that low back pain is the number one injury sustained by golfers. These […]

Do you have BBS? “Burning Back Syndrome”

Yes, I just made that up. We have a syndrome for everything else, why not “burning back”? It’s catchy, rhythmical, and it conjures up a powerful image and it’s totally fictional. However, it leads me to this question: ever have achy or burning lower back muscles that only get better after you lie down or […]

Proximal stability before distal mobility

If you have ever been a patient of mine, you have probably heard me talk about certain treatment principles that I strongly adhere to.  One such principal is  “Proximal stability before distal mobility” which simply refers to the fact that we must first have good mobility and strength along our core (mid-line structures along our spine) before we can […]