Shoulder mobility is a key component for us to be able to live life with high function and little pain. Reduced shoulder motion is a prominent cause of neck, mid-back, and even low-back pain. Common shoulder stretches, however, fail to address the major causes of reduced shoulder mobility. The simple exercises below focus on [...]
Do you have back pain or sciatica? You are not alone. One out of 10 people suffers from lower back pain, and back pain is the number-one cause of job disability worldwide. Here in the US, as many as eight out of 10 Americans struggle with back pain, and this affliction has now become [...]
As a chiropractor, I am often asked for the best spine-strengthening exercise. This is a difficult request because the answer is dependent on the needs of each individual patient. A more accurate quest is for the exercises that produce the best posture. Additionally, there are exercises that EVERYONE should avoid. Sit-Ups: The exercise everyone should [...]
A pinched nerve, sciatica, carpal tunnel, nerve stinger, and herniated disc are all descriptions of a serious nerve condition that affects thousands of people each year. This painful condition is often described as a tingling and burning sensation that radiates down the nerve of an extremity to the hands or feet. Nerves are important [...]
If you’re like most Americans, you may spend hours every day sitting. You may sit at a desk, in a car, on a couch, or at a kitchen table any of which can cause harmful damage. Sitting appears to be minimally exertive but through our inactivity we are activating many muscles. Even those who [...]
Low back endurance is more important than low back flexibility or strength. Improve your low back endurance to prevent injuries at work or around the house. Click the image above to view the video.
Check out this video to see Dr. Rich demonstrating a quick test you can do to evaluate the core stabilization of your hip and knee. Dr. Rich uses this test with runners to help assess if they are ready to return to running after an injury.