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Weight Lifting Back Pain

Avoid Weight Lifting Back Pain and General Lifting Back Issues By Lifting With Your Butt!!

Avoid weight lifting back pain and back issues from general lifting. 

Dr Craig Hindson of Loving Life Chiropractic Ottawa explains why lifting with your legs is old thinking and may be contributing to your weight lifting back pain and back issues from general lifting. Today, there is a new and better way to lift which engages back, leg and mid-rift muscles.

For over 120 years chiropractors have understood that every aspect of the human frame, and the communication system within it, is intricately connected.

In the last decade new  publications and work from leaders in their field such as Thomas Myers have been putting forward ground breaking theories which help us make more sense of the world our bodies thrive in.

Myers'  work describes how muscles, nerves, ligaments, joints and the fascia which surrounds them are all inter-twined in "myofascial meridians" which are constantly in communication with each other.

His book "Anatomy Trains" beautifully connects the dots and explains the nature of whole body motion, expanding our understanding of the way different parts of the body communicate in ways which transcend current thinking.


So now when we are dealing with the fall-out from snow shovelling, moving house or weight lifting back pain we can understand how something in the very top of the neck can cause pain and tingling in the arch of the foot through not only electrical communication through the nerve system but also by fascial communication through a myofascial meridian such as the "Superficial Back Line".

More importantly we can understand how squeezing our butt has a direct influence in recruiting layers of reinforcing  abdominal musculature, back musculature and hamstring strength. In effect we constantly carry around our own weight lifting belt.... we just don't realise it!

Other Methods Of Avoiding Weight Lifting Back Pain and Other General Lifting Issues

1. Ensure that your work-out program is correct for your body i.e. many adolescents engage in heavy weight lifting before bone centres are completely ossified (turned into bone). For example the bones of most males do not completely ossify until between the ages 20 -25. High rep, lower weight training for adolescents and younger adults would increase Cardio Vascular strength, improve overall condition and prevent long term spinal, structural damage, premature ageing and imbalance that situations such as spinal scoliosis (deviation from a straight spine in the AP (front to back) orientation) exacerbate.

2. Know your limits and get help when lifting awkward and heavy object. The extra 5 minutes it takes to get someone's help may save weeks and even months of pain and discomfort. Also, most people love to have the opportunity to help out. If they don't maybe you are in the wrong place - maybe its time to change jobs or neighbourhoods.

3. Stay on schedule at your chiropractor's office. Chiropractic care aims to ensure you get the most out of Life by maintaining nerve pathways clear and that is the aim of attending the office regularly - to stay at your optimum health, healing and performance potential so you can thrive at any age.

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr.Craig has given me an amazing experience within the world of chiropractic care, every time I leave his office I feel fresh, whole, healthy and ready to start new. I've always been an advocate for a healthy lifestyle, through exercise and nutrition and now I'm absolutely certain that without receiving proper chiropractic treatment no one can be as healthy as they dream. I can honestly say that with my new knowledge of chiropractors and chiropractic care, I will be receiving adjustments until the day I die, I suggest everyone take a trip to visit Dr.Craig and his amazing team at Loving Life Chiropractic."
  • "Dr. Craig Hindson and Dr. Marie Claude Lambert at Loving Life Chiropractic in Ottawa have made a big impact on my spinal and overall health in just a few months. They have a very focused, professional, positive and caring approach to chiropractic care. As someone who knew very little about chiropractic, I had some misconceptions that have quickly been dispelled through my experiences, and I'm now a firm believer in the many health benefits. My neck, back and hips have not felt so good in many years, and my posture is improving markedly. I'm pleased that my wife is now improving her spinal health with Loving Life too. I highly recommend them and suggest you visit Craig or Marie-Claude for a consultation."
    Chris B.
  • "Loving life chiropractic and their staff are kind hearted and knowledgeable people, ready to help you be the healthiest you can be.
    When I first arrived at the loving life chiropractic offices I believed myself to be in perfect health and that the neck pain, sleep loss poor mobility I had looking over my right shoulder were normal. Through both physical treatment and education about my own body and it's inate healing abilities doctor Craig has done wonders for me. I think doctor Craig put it best when he said "after this you'll feel like an owl" at one of my adjustments, all I can say is that I do. It doesn't stop there either, my neck pain has subsided and I don't have as many problems getting my 8 hours every night.
    Dr. Craig and his team at loving life chiropractic have opened my eyes to a world of healthier living and they can do the same for anyone who's alive with a spine, if you're reading this that means YOU!"
    Nick G.
  • "Dr. Craig is amazing Chiropractor! I have said a lot of bad things about Chiros prior to Dr. Craig's visit but I take my words back. Dr. Craig's amazing adjustment techniques are so satisfying. Amazing person and he is always willing to help. Furthermore, he is so passionate about his work and a gentlemen who is down to earth."
    Siddharth P.
  • "from the initial assessment through the treatment and healing process, Loving life Chiropractic has been incredible. they have worked hard to develop a program that is tailored to me and my specific needs and ailments.

    since being under their care i have experienced improved sleep, increased range of motion and less day to day pain.

    i would highly recommend them!"
    Andrew L.
  • "It's a wonderful practice to go to. I have to say that along with the excellent treatment you recieve, what stands out the most about Loving Life is how human it is. Their main focus is your health but it's not like a factory where you're just another money bag to them. They offer classes on spinal health and always have these incredibly interesting things to show you so you get a better understanding on your soine and nerves. It's a great place where you're welcome to come and heal. I've had mass improvement with my health since being here and I would recommend this place to anyone. I live out on the Pontiac and I make the 40 minute drive here because it's worth it. My 9 month old son is treated here and where I thought it could be worrisome for a baby to receive chiropractic treatments, there would not be any other doctors that I would trust more than Dr. Craig and Dr.Marie-Claude."
    Abbygaël G.
  • "I've been extremely pleased with the results of my treatment. I've suffered for years with back issues, which were at time paralyzing. I am now able to enjoy the things that I missed doing because the pain is gone. Thank you Dr. Marie-Claude & Dr. Craig, you have changed my life!"
    Mario E.

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