Low back pain devastates 66% of us. Stop it with active care.

Low Back Pain – The Brutality

So Many Sufferers

If you go to lunch with 2 other people, more than half of you will suffer from low back pain and for at least one of you it will be chronic and repetitive.  That means that 66% of us must deal with disabling stress of low back pain.

This is no surprise to us as we see many patients with this problem.  The sad part is that many of them have experienced substandard treatment.  Rest and avoidance have been drilled into so many when that is the worst thing to do.  The best thing, an active approach, is often met with severe skepticism. 

Let us be clear.  The patients who experience the best results are those who reestablish core stability.  This is true in both resting postures but also in repetitive life like movements.

Restore the Hip to Secure Recovery

As we discussed, the statistics are clear that low back pain will affect most of us.  However, the important thing to learn is why low back pain is so prevalent.  Our patients must learn how to understand their vulnerabilities so they may manage them to avoid recurrence. 

The ball and socket joint of the hip is likely the most underutilized asset in the body.  When we use it through full range and with a stable core, there is very little that can go wrong.  On the contrary, if we neglect to use it, then we will certainly misuse our low back with very poor and unstable mechanics.  In other words, we will grind through our low back until something gives out.

The struggle for many is that our body is incredibly resilient.  We can make these errors for years with no problems.  But, we have a saying in the office – “Compensations work until they don’t.  And when they don’t, it gets very ugly very quickly.” 

There is Hope

Many patients respond very well to our adjustments and massage therapy treatments.  But, the thing that starts building confidence that there truly is hope is the seated hinge exercise.

This exercise helps improve range of motion at the hip while stabilizing the low back.  At first, many patients are apprehensive.  But as we teach them how to stabilize the core and “roll” through the hip they are astonished.  They can do the exercise with no pain or significantly less pain.

This is a big step on many levels, but two in particular:

  1. They have confidence that they can go through sitting and standing without much difficulty
  2. When they use the old/bad mechanic, they are reminded very quickly (PAIN) to do it the right way.

Make Low Back Pain a Thing of the Past

Our reviews are very clear.  Over 400 of our patients have experienced massive improvements.  Enough to give us a 5-Star review.  Many of them were low back pain patients.  If you are ready to stabilize your back while restoring the power of the hip, then it’s time to schedule an appointment.  We can’t wait to help.

Posture is a big part of why we have pain. Learning posture checks helps win the fight.

Posture Check that is Easy

Treatment Needs to be Easy. This Posture Check is Just That

Many of our patients are dissatisfied with previous chiropractic care or their experience with physical therapy. There are many reasons for this but one is that most chiros don’t do anything beyond the adjustment and many PT’s do too much and it takes too long. Regardless, the patient leaves without any posture check from the chiro and way too much from the PT.

What we now know is that patients love to be engaged in the treatment process. Even more, they love when it makes perfect sense and is easy. So, we always want to deliver on both levels.

What is a Posture?

Until we realize it, most of us go through life without any awareness of our posture in the moment. Sure, we all recognize that ours isn’t great. But, we fail to realize that there really isn’t any “bad” posture.


Nope. There is no bad posture because it isn’t one thing. If it was we would be forced to walk around like a tooth pick all day long. There would be no sitting or bending or twisting. That would make life difficult, if not impossible.

So no, posture isn’t one thing but all the things we may ask our body to do throughout life. In other words, it lives on a spectrum. And we want to live right in the middle of that spectrum so that we can reach to each end and then return to the middle.

The problem with people and posture is that we get stuck on one side of the spectrum. We sit at desks and look at technology all day. Doing so sticks us in the “slouched” side of the spectrum.

If we do that for months and years, it becomes very difficult to get to the other side. And when we can’t go through all the postures, our bodies start to revolt. And the only way they can do this is through aches and pains or numbness and tingling.

No fun!!!

Time for a Posture Check

Much of our early rehab is all about becoming aware of body positions and mechanics. A big part of that is the ability for our patients to be aware of their posture and quickly correct into a more ideal state. A state that is in the middle of the spectrum. They “check” themselves and correct what isn’t right.

We do this for standing scenarios, sitting scenarios, sleeping scenarios, and just about any shape our body will hold as a POSE. Because a POSE is just a static posture.

When our patients can do this regularly, they start spending more time in ideal postures across the spectrum. And since the body loves full exposure to movement and postures, our patient enjoy great results that last.

How’s Your Posture?

Dissatisfied with your treatment? Ready to get on top of your issues? Excited to make pain and thing of the past? Are you ready for a little clarity and confidence?

It’s time take control of your life and we can help. At Health & Performance Center, we do posture and motion analysis and provide you with a life-long profile to track your results.

Don’t wait for the posture spectrum to stick it to you. Live the life you deserve.

Treatment can be like a road forward - you'd like to be a Tesla, but you're a Turtle.

Treatment Progression Forward

The Treatment Road Can be Long, but the journey is worth it

Hey Patient Family,

Treatment is always a process. Getting to the bottom of a problem is rarely a smooth, clean, and easy process. More often, it takes some effort, attention, and repetition.

At HPC, our treatment doesn’t focus on pain. Rather, it focuses on function.

Using this approach allows us to not only get rid of your pain, but also educate you on why it was there in the first place. If you understand the “why,” you can better understand the “what” – the very things that will prevent the problem from returning.

But that isn’t the only benefit of “moving forward” with HPC. We are always trying to develop a solid, long-term relationship with our patients. We do this because of two specific reasons:

  • We are all humans prone to getting distracted and making mistakes
  • We all live on the planet Earth which is governed by a consistent compressive force called… GRAVITY!

I get treatment every couple of weeks, because I know that the forces I put on my body will leave my system compressed and sub-optimal. Some patients do the same. Others decide on a monthly, or every 6-weeks cadence. There is no right answer for all people, but the concept remains…

“In order to keep moving forward, we all need some help. Some clarity. Some direction. We want to be your guide to living the best life for the longest time.”

Dr. Jared, Dr. Ian, & Resident Will

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We get it. Life gets busy.

No worries, we can pick up right where we left off and progress you forward.

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HPCheck-up show – Episode 2

Knee Pain Month Continues!

Research has shown that movement combined with hands on treatment is one of the most effective ways to deal with knee pain. As the days get warmer and longer you become more active and knee pain can rear its ugly head. This is why June is knee pain month here at HPC!

The Site of Pain Isn’t Always the Cause

As you probably remember from last week we highlighted Corey last week and how he began his journey with conquering his knee pain. We talked about a few things but the crazy part is that was just the first visit.

So what did we do on the second visit?

Dr. Ian took the information from the motion assessment and how Corey responded to the first treatment and decided to progress to some nuanced hip stretches specific to Corey’s needs. A “common” anterior hip stretch or seated posterior hip stretch with some small changes can be a very powerful tool for getting range of motion back in a joint. This is a vital step in our process of helping you create long lasting change. 

Dr. Ian is Back to the Office

Dr. Ian and his wife welcomed their first child into the world last week. Be sure to congratulate him on his new role next time you see him! Dr. Ian will be back tomorrow, Monday the 12th and will be seeing patients on Mondays and Wednesdays for the remainder of the month.

If you absolutely need to be seen while Dr. Ian is out of the office you can call the front desk and schedule with Will, our new Chiropractic Resident, who you may have seen around the office lately.

Newsletter Exclusive -June Promotion!

For the month of June anyone who you refer to us will get their first consultation for FREE (a $109 value). So, if you or anyone you know sounds like Corey give us a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ian or Dr. Will to see how we can help you!

Whether you are running or lifting, it’s important that you are pain free at rest and fully functional. Schedule a visit with us today to get started on your journey to being the best human you can be.