The Science Behind our Approach
Watch this quick video to learn about how you can eliminate your back pain.
Lower Back Pain
The cause of your lower back pain is most likely weakness in the small lower back muscles.
Your spine’s muscles are constantly engaged throughout the day; whether you are sitting, standing, or moving around all day.
If you don’t exercise them, they will grow weak over time.
If they are too weak to hold you up, they will tighten up to get by. That causes your back to compress and pinch nerves.
Step 1 – Stretch out your lower back muscles to release the pressure off any nerves that are being pinched.
Step 2 – Start to strengthen your lower back to make sure it can hold you up throughout the day.
You have a nerve called the Sciatic Nerve that starts at around your lower back and runs down the side of your spine to your legs. One side runs down the left leg and the other side runs down the right leg.
If that nerve gets pinched anywhere along the way (usually happens in the lower back), then you can have pain and numbness radiating down the side of your hip and even at your toes.
The pinching can be caused by tight lower back muscles or a bulging/herniated disc. Every once in a while, it is caused by things like Spinal Stenosis or cysts.
Step 1 – Stretch the tight muscles in your lower back to relax them and ease pressure off the nerve.
If you have a herniated or bulging disc, stretching will ease the pressure on your discs and stop them from pushing against your nerves
Step 2 – Strengthen your lower back muscles so that they don’t tighten up and pinch your Sciatic Nerve anymore.
Herniated & Bulging Discs can be caused by a number of things.
The two main possibilities are tight muscles that pulled the vertebrae around your disc together or a certain movement that added just enough pressure on your disc to herniate or bulge it.
When your disc bulges or herniates, it usually ends up touching the nerves around it and causing pain.
Yes, it is 100% possible to heal your herniated or bulging disc.
Step 1 – Stretching your spinal muscles to help ease the pressure off of your disc(s). This causes the disc to stop pushing against your nerves.
Step 2 – Strengthening your spinal muscles to keep them from tightening up and applying pressure on your disc(s) again. Also, exercising helps blood circulate well throughout your spine and get the necessary nutrients to your discs to help them heal.
When you stay sedentary after herniating or bulging a disc, you actually keep the disc from healing because your blood isn’t circulating throughout your spine properly.
Our program is divided into 4 Levels
- Introduction to our most fundamental exercises. This is where the majority of back pain relief occurs.
- Learn about the best diet & habits for eliminating your back pain.
- Newer & more advanced exercises at each level.
- If your pain has not been eliminated by now, the newer exercises will continue to reduce it.
- Increased focus on strengthening your spine to maintain long-term relief.
Once you are done with the program, you continue with a session every 1-2 weeks, to maintain strength and flexibility
Each level is 10 sessions long
Frequently Asked Questions
How are we different from a Chiropractor?
While chiropractors can offer you some relief, it is never long-term. We focus on strengthening the muscles, while a chiropractor focuses on aligning your vertebrae.
The problem is that if your muscles are tight and pulling your spine in a certain direction, no amount of adjustments will get rid of the tightness.
A chiropractor may straighten out your spine, but only for a certain period of time. Eventually, those tight muscles pull the spine back to how it was at the beginning.
Our stations do align your back, just another way. They relax and strengthen the weak muscles that keep pulling your vertebrae out of place. This deals with the core of the problem and gives you long-term relief.
Do we use Inversion?
Short answer: No.
We don’t believe inversion is a long-term solution. It’s simply there to stretch your back for a few hours or a day. It does nothing to strengthen your back.
Also, if you’re in alot of pain, it is hard to relax, which can cause your muscles to tighten up even more after hanging on an inversion table.
All of our exercises are performed laying face down or on your back. At no point in the session are you hanging upside down.
How soon do you start to see results?
Another short answer: Right away.
All of our members noticed a reduction in pain during the first session. That is why we offer an Orientation session that lets you try our exercises with no commitment.
If you see your pain or tightness go down during that first session, then our program will work for you; As simple as that!
Your pain will likely go away completely during each session. It will eventually come back within a few days or a week. But, each time it will be less than what it was before.
It will eventually go away completely. The reason for that is because it takes time for you to strengthen your spinal muscles.
How often do you need to come in for a session?
Twice a week. At most, 3 times.
Once you are finished with our program, that drops down to once every 1-2 weeks to maintain the strength in your back.
Do you need to schedule your sessions?
Yes. All of your Personal Training sessions need to be scheduled to make sure that a Trainer is available at that time.
If you are doing a session on your own, we need to make sure a station is setup for you when you come in.
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