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  • Back pain is one of the most significant health care issues in North America. The following are examples of neutral spine exercises (horizontal and vertical) that are effective for strengthening the back and core, therefore helping to prevent back injury.

  • For a person who works all day, maybe you do at the 9-5 desk job and in the evenings, you want to garden. Maybe it's the weekend and you need to do laundry. Whatever your activity of daily living is, you'll want to take a special interest in preventing back injuries. Here's what you need to know.

  • 4 Everyday Exercises with Dr. Mike Bracko
    February 9, 2018 | Articles

    Dr. Mike Bracko is back again. "When I give a presentation, I always tell my clients when we train our cores, we want to keep our spine as neutral as possible, which means — not doing sit-ups or curls. Instead, you’ll want to start with a front plank." Read as Bracko breaks down four simple exercises you can do every day to prevent back burn when core training.

  • Real Talk: Grocery Shopping with Nerve Pain
    February 9, 2018 | Articles

    At BackerNation we realize that simple everyday tasks aren't so simple when you live with widespread chronic pain like fibromyalgia. Taking grocery shopping as an example, we are breaking down how to go about your weekly routine with five tips as told by Jessica Zapadka, a chronic nerve pain patient.

  • Quick & Easy Yoga Poses for Back Pain Relief
    January 26, 2018 | Articles

    Are you ready to try some quick yoga for back pain? These easy yoga poses can help you to have better mornings, give you much needed pain relief while adding some mental clarity to your day.

  • We’re all familiar with the drill — life is okay until that ‘something’ happens. Life can be overwhelming managing our chronic back pain symptoms. Ironically, self-care is vital for our back or spine conditions and general mental wellbeing. Life Coach, Karen Liebenguth shares everything we need to know.

  • More and more of us are feeling overburdened at work, especially in these uncertain times. But there are practical steps you can take to improve your stress in the workplace when dealing with a chronic back pain diagnosis.

  • The online sleeping specialists suggest that the best natural sleep aid is melatonin — a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland that helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Does it hold up? Let's examine the facts about melatonin for back pain and sound sleep.

  • Growing up, do you remember hearing from your family, friends, or physical education teacher to always stretch before you do any strenuous activity or workout? Working out can already be a chore in itself for some, so adding another activity can be a difficult task to initiate. But could your lack of movement contribute to your back pain symptoms?

  • According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Up to two-thirds of patients with chronic pain conditions suffer from sleep disorders.” If you don't think a good night's rest is actually possible, think again. With the help of a sleep aid, you can fight insomnia and your back pain symptoms.

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