Category: Back Pain Secrets Podcast

BPS #045: Is It Time for Back Surgery?

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. And today guys, we are going to talk about surgery surgery on your back.

Should you have the surgery or shouldn’t you have the surgery? I get a lot of questions regarding this. With surgery on your back if you should have it or not. And I get a lot of Facebook people who are contacting me on Facebook, on Youtube, on Twitter, on Instagram. It’s crazy. Also in the office here, that’s one of the most common questions I get every day – should I have the surgery or should I be certain you’re okay.

I understand it’s a nerve wracking thing too to make a decision around. So I’ve talked about this a few times on the podcast before, but still the questions are still there. So if you heard some of the information, I’m mixing it up and going a bit deeper today.

So bear with me. To give you a more concrete example, I’m going to talk about Tom. And I met Tom who’s a patient of mine a few months back. That’s not his real name. I made the name up, to cover his identity, but Tom is an art ass okay. He’s in a band. He ...

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BPS #044: How Positive & Negative Stress Effects Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about positive stress and negative stress.

I’ve talked about this before, guys with a positive stress and the negative stress, but something happened to me just recently and I really wanted to talk about it again and maybe go deeper because it was very personal. As you know guys,for a few months now, maybe four or five months, I’d be going hard trying to promote my book, this back pain secret book. I sold like 10,000 copies of this in Sweden in Swedish. So I got it translated into English and I’m promoting this worldwide now and my goal is to help 1 million people heal their back pain online, okay. Without using dangerous drugs or surgery.

So in order to do that, I need to learn marketing tactics and that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been going hard at trying to promote this book and last week I just got chucked down. Facebook shut me down and I had problems getting on Youtube and all my counselor like just screwed up. And it was very, stressful because I’ve been putting in a lot of work and also a lot of mo ...

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BPS #043: Warning Signs That You Need A New Back Pain Expert…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we are going to talk about warning signs of back pain experts that might not be the best fit for you.

We’re, basically going to talk about back pain experts that’s not doing their, job in the correct manner. So listen up guys. Tip Number one, very, important this thing with appointment times. And when you work as a back pain expert or any profession like where you treat patients, there could be some delays, you’re working with people and sometimes people, are in great pain. They might start to cry and there is a lot of emotions going on. They can get more pain from the treatment. So sometimes there is a delay a few minutes at least. And as a patient you should expect that and have respect for that because we’re trying to treat the person with the dignity and respect.

But if you visit the same person, the same back pain expert over and over again, and there’s always like a 15 to 20 minute delay, that’s a bit of a warning sign. He or she should be able to keep the time limit like in a few minutes. Delay is okay, but not that, especially if it just goe ...

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BPS #042: Should You Do Yoga If Your Back Hurts?…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today we’re going to talk about yoga.

More specifically if you got or can’t reduce your back pain, or heal your back pain, or if it’s dangerous and you shouldn’t do it at all. So guys, first off, I like yoga personally. I’ve done it on and off in my life and periods of my life and it has good benefits and it has some stuff or issues that you need to watch out for as well.

I’m just going to get that out in the open so you know what this episode is about. First off, there’s almost like 435 million people doing yoga. So it’s worldwide – It’s big and a lot of people love it, but there is some stuff that you need to be cautious about it. What y’all guys need to know about it, is that it’s basically a relaxation technique where you also have to do specific mood movements that strengthens your body which gives you stamina.

The breathing stuff is also a big thing with yoga. All in all, this is a treatment for yoga that has a lot of good stuff for your back, if you have chronic back pain but there’s a bi ...

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BPS #041: How To Reduce Back Pain With Acupuncture…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. We are going to talk about how you can heal or reduce your back pain with acupuncture.

So to give you guys a bit of a backstory with this, and I’ve used acupuncture to treat my own back pain many years back. So 25 years back I injured my back playing ice hockey. I got knocked down . On the ice. I was in pain and for three years after that I injured my back quite severely. I was depressed. I was in pain daily. I couldn’t sleep. I had radiation down both my legs. I had weakness in my legs and I had problems just hanging out with my friends, spending time with my family, with my girlfriend. And it was horrible.. It was really horrible. At one time I actually felt like I didn’t want to live anymore because it was just the joy of life had just disappeared.

It was horrible. But during this three year period, I hve visited many people, different professionals to try to heal or reduce my back pain. And one of the things that I used that helped me, that didn’t take away all my pain, but it definitely helped me was acupuncture.

Acupuncture is nowadays supported ...

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BPS #040: How To Get A Good Massage When You Have Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we are going to talk about how to get a good massage when you have back pain.

Massage is a big thing. It’s been around for a long time. Most people like to get massages. And then there’s also kind of a mystic thing around it because it’s the sexual thing as well. So it’s a good thing to get a massage if you have back pain, if you get the right massage. But then again, what is the right massage?

There is the right size a massage, that feels nice for you. And that’s very individual. There’s a lot of massage techniques out there that are very black Brewco. We have the Thai massage when they’re pulling and stretching you, you have the deep tissue when they’re going in and they’re really, really pounding you.

So it, it’s really whatever you’re into, but it’s also very important if you have like injury to your disks, when your league events and you have like something wrong with your back so you need to be very gentle with your back and not let the massage therapist go in and pound you too much because ...

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BPS #039: How To Sleep Better When You Have Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today we are going to talk about how to sleep better when you have back pain.

I watched “A Scent of a Woman” last night. And I’m a big fan of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. I always get those two dudes mixed up. They’re both the great actors. And I just love that. Who, yeah, I think I’m actually going to start to use that on this podcast.

So if you guys like that, who are you? Please put it in the chat box. And I will definitely start using that because it gets me going and gets you going. I’m definitely using it. So guys, today I want to talk about how to sleep better when you have back pain. We’ve talked about this before.

We’ve brushed on it on different episodes and it’s a reoccurring theme. I would say I see between 10 to 12 people each day, five or six days a week in this office. And I would say 80% of them always, comes back to the sleep thing. I can’t sleep. my back pain is affecting my sleep. So what should you do guys?

Well, first off, if you’re been suffering from back pain for man ...

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BPS #038: 4 Lethal Back Pain Excuses…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I want to talk about this for lethal back pain excuses.

Guys, you that have been listening to me for quite sometime now? You know that I’ve been working as a physical therapist for over 20 years. I injured my back like 25 years back playing ice hockey. I struggled for three years to come back. I was on painkillers, I was depressed and it was just horrible

So over the past 20 years I’ve been doing this on meet a lot of back pain patients in this room. Actually, ,thousands to be honest with you. And there’s a recurring theme that there’s four questions or excuses I hear every day, okay? Every day. So add to just, uh, make this, simplify it a bit. I’m going to talk about a patient.

And this patient, I was treating like five, six months back, we can call him Timothy and Timothy was into stocks and bonds. He was one of these guys, the traders.. So he was doing that and he, wasn’t married, he didn’t have any kids, but he had a girlfriend I think. And then a few years back, he injured his back playing badminton and he had like a rupture ...

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BPS #037: 11 Things That Can Cause You Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I’m going to talk about living things that you can take, that can cost you back pain.

There are many things that can cause you back pain, but these are 11 very common things that a lot of people struggle with. So first off, week back muscles, I hear this from a lot of patients that come in, they say, “Well my back muscles are so weak.”

Everyone has back muscles, everyone has muscles in their bodies. Of course we can work the more or we can be stronger or, or not as strong k. But I see a tendency, especially the, the over the past few years now I have a lot of patients that do these using these apps on the phones, right?

They’re doing like a hundred push ups every night or they doing it a hundred sit ups. And a lot of these exercises are focusing on training the front of the body. And because we’re sitting all day, most all is like this in front of the computer. We have a tendency just when we’re training doing the, push ups and a lot of sit ups, you know, we increased that posture.

So most common problem is that you’r ...

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BPS #036: Patient Visited Same Physiotherapist Once A Week For 20 Years Without Reducing Here Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I want to talk about why you need to stop doing stuff that isn’t working for you in your life. This aspect goes on all areas in your life, but specifically back pain because this show is about back pain.

So to give you a bit of background, uh, I’ve been a physiotherapist for 20 years now, 25 years back. I injured my back in playing ice hockey for three years. I was struggling daily with pain. A big back pain in my back radiating down my leg. I was depressed, I was on painkillers at one point. It got so bad. I even like, I didn’t really want to live, it’s horrible. I can hang out with my friends and I couldn’t do activities. I was home watching TV for a very long period in my life.

So I know if you’re struggling right now with your back pain, I know what you’re going through, buddy. I definitely do. So a true story, about six months back, I had this little sweet old lady, we can call it greater greener, who was a librarian working as a librarian for almost 30 years. She was about 66 years old.

So she came into my office and I aske ...

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Robin BackPainExpert

Physiotherapists & Back Pain Expert

Twenty years ago I was lucky to survive a serious hockey injury. In a sport where big men zoomaround on hard ice and solid wood sticks are slung furiously, a difficult back injury is what every player fears.
It took a long time for me to climb back to a normal life. But when I did, I was determined to spend the rest of his life helping back pain victims everywhere.
As a physiotherapist and back pain expert I have treated thousands of patients over 20 years, built a respected back pain clinic, created the site BackPainSecrets.Com and authored the book “Back Pain Secrets.”
Learn more about me here.