Have you woken up one morning and all of a sudden felt an intense pain that starts in your back and travels down one or both of your legs? As many of us have been culprits to low back pain, a specific cause of this pain is a disc herniation, which is when one of the discs that sit in-between the bones (vertebrae) in your spine is 'pushed' out of its normal position, and can potentially irritate a nearby nerve root, which leads to a burning, intense pain that can travel down one or both legs. Although this pain is very real and can be quite intense, the good news is that it IS treatable, often without the need for medications, injections, or other passive interventions. We are also here to educate you that terms including 'degenerative disc disease', 'stenosis', or 'arthritis' do not always translate to pain or disability! Active problems require active solutions, and we are here to show you excellent exercises for disc herniations to ultimately manage your OWN back pain!

Mike had the unique opportunity to spend 4 months treating in China. Sadly, the people there have an extremely low level of education and understanding of their health. Every day in the clinic, we battled not just construed cultural enigmas, "my back hurts because of the cold wind", but also improper education & advice, "my doctor told me if I do anything more vigorous than walking my nerve will impinge and I will be paralyzed". One of the biggest reasons why we embarked on the [P]Rehab mission in the first place was to inject some truth and science into the fitness and health industries. Proper education on your movement system, why you experience pain, and self-management strategies can go a really long way in making this world a much better and happier place. Education is power. Let us educate you on MRIs for low back pain and why you should always take medical imaging with a grain of salt!