Tag: spinal flexion

Can Your Discs Slip? (and other questions about Disc Herniation)

Years ago I was teaching a client on the reformer when I suggested she try the Short Spine for the first time. She looked at me with horror and said “I can’t do that - I have a herniated disc!” Now it was my turn to look at her with horror as my mind raced - had I seen any signs of this since she came in the studio - why didn’t I know this? I assumed it had happened within the week’s time since she’d last visited so I said “My God! When did that happen?” And she replied “Ab

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The Mysterious Pain

[caption id="attachment_1090" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oh woe - spinal flexion[/caption] I had a client come this week with low back pain among other things. She dutifully pulled out her latest MRI results for me to study. I had to tell her that: a) I'm not medically trained to interpret lab results (although I find them interesting, always ask for a copy and then google the hell out of it) b) I'm not allowed to "treat" specific ailments as a personal trainer c) MRI results can be

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