Mechanical Back Pain

By |August 14th, 2018|back pain, Clinical Somatic Education, pain & pain relief|

Mechanical Back Pain What is mechanical back pain? If you're suffering from back pain, you're not alone--between 50% and 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives.1 It's estimated that 97% of cases of back pain are mechanical in nature,2 meaning that the pain is a result of [...]

How the Action Response Leads to Back Pain

By |January 22nd, 2016|back pain, Clinical Somatic Education, posture|

How the Action Response Leads to Back Pain How and Why We Develop the Natural Curves in Our Spine In the first few months of life we are entirely helpless, unable to crawl or even sit up by ourselves. We have spent nine months curled up in the fetal position and have yet to gain [...]

Video: Learn the Most Effective Somatics Exercise for Back Pain

By |January 5th, 2016|back pain, Clinical Somatic Education, Clinical Somatics exercises, videos & graphics|

Most back pain is caused by chronically tight muscles. As we age and build up learned muscular patterns, our back muscles get increasingly tight. Most of this muscular contraction is involuntary, so we can't easily release it. Chronically tight back muscles are sore and painful. They compress the spine, leading to bulging and herniated discs. [...]