Tired of the pills....the shots......the trips to the doctor....physical therapy......blah, blah, blah! All of those work for a little while, but then the pain comes back.
I get it.
Over the past 25 years I've treated hundreds of patients just like you. And this is what I teach all of my back pain patients to do in addition to their acupuncture treatments:
1. Hamstring stretches:
If you've got tight hamstrings, good luck in trying to alleviate your back pain! Depending upon your level of pain and your level of flexibility, you can try any one of these methods:
a. Put your foot up on the edge of the bathtub and slowly lean forward, towards your foot. Go only so far as you can - this isn't a competitive sport! You should feel your hamstrings stretching, but you are not here to injure yourself!
Now stand up again and lean forward, this time at a 45 degree angle to your leg. Your leg is off to the side a little, and your head and upper body are moving straight down towards the tub. You...