Back Pain

Diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease and Depressed about it?

March 8, 2011

At the age of 42, after an MRI, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disk Disease. I also had two bulging and one herniated disk. I went home, crawled into bed and cried, convinced that my body was aging beyond repair, and it would be all downhill from there. The Bad News Yes, your neck or […]

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Tips to Prevent Back Injury

September 9, 2010

Tips to Prevent Back Injury – The Iliopsoas Muscle You may wonder why it might be a good idea to avoid double leg lifts, whether your knees are bent or extended, if you have a history of back pain. In yogic terms, this would include boat (navasana) and its variations. Q: Why would double leg […]

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The Role of Posture in Back Pain

April 15, 2010

Part I – Coming to the Floor   Yoga can be an excellent modality for managing and healing low back pain. Just as many poses in Yoga are ideal for healing certain kinds of back pain, other poses may make back pain worse. It depends on the nature and cause of your back pain. I […]

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How Yoga Physical Therapy Works With Pain

March 21, 2008

Day 2. I started this blog because I want to get the word out about Yoga Physical Therapy. Sometimes I come home after working with a patient with a great idea that we discovered during the day that I want to share. So this is a way to get me started writing about the work, […]

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