Category: Back Pain Secrets Podcast

BPS #005: What is the world’s DUMBEST back pain question?

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about the world’s DUMBEST back pain question?

Over the past few weeks I’ve had a really fun experience/experiment, and I want to share, because I think there’s some value in it for everybody.

I’ve been asking a question to a few of my back-pain clients lately.

That question is…”what is the world’s dumbest question?”

Most back pain clients, whether they are intelligent or not, have no response. You can see their face go blank when you ask the question.

It’s a tough one.

Not many people have ever thought about it before or been asked the question.

While some back pain sufferers had no answer at all, I did get some interesting ones.

One client told me:

“The world’s dumbest question is the one not asked due to fear of rejection, which if asked could have led to opportunity.”

Brilliant.

It’s definitely an amazing answer and I agree with him.

However, the answer I was actually looking f ...

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BPS #004 Albert Einstein’s Secret To Healing Back Pain…

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about Albert Einstein’s secret to healing back pain…

Good morning, everyone. While I was showering this morning, I had some interesting thoughts about how insane we humans can be sometimes myself included…

Most of us have our own idea of what insanity is.

Maybe it’s the homeless guy preaching to pigeons on the street.

Maybe it’s people who jump out of planes “for fun.”

Or maybe it’s just running a marathon.

Whatever your view of insanity is…it does have a definition.

Insanity has been defined as “doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”

Albert Einstein. A pretty smart guy said that:

By his definition insanity would be adding 2 + 2 again and again expecting to equal 5 at some point.

Or jumping up and down over and over expecting you’ll eventually jump high enough to hit the moon.

Or more realistically…doing exactly what you’ve been doing for the past year, 2 years, or 5 years and expecting things to ...

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BPS #003: TREAT YOUR BACK PAIN LIKE A BULLET WOUND…

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about why you should treat your back pain like a bullet wound…

Hey everyone a few weeks back a man visited my office we can call him Bob. Bob is a white middle-aged 45-year-old male who sells insurance. He is married with two children and his kids drive him crazy at least that was what he was telling me ha ha!!  He told me he would rather be doing something else so he can spend more time with his wife and kids and enjoy being a father instead of being run ragged. He was wearing khaki pants, brown loafer shoes and a blue shirt and tie. He looked very sad and just like he had given up on life.

He told me that for two years now he had been suffering from back pain. When I asked him if he did any exercise, were using a standing desk or had visited any other back pain specialist during these two year he just looked at me. He told me I don´t have time for any of that. I spend 80% of my time at work and the rest with my wife and kids. He continued to tell me that he just wanted me to crack his back and loosen up his tight back muscles.

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BPS #002: HOW FEAR, FREEDOM AND POWER CAN HEAL YOUR BACK PAIN…

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to the Back Pain Secrets podcast…

The majority of my back-pain clients that I see all struggel with 3 things:

Fear. Freedom. Power. These are the three most powerful motivators behind all the actions people take.

Think about it…

Most of the things you want in this life have to do with one of the above…

FEAR

You are afraid that you won´t heal your back pain…

You are afraid of failure. You are afraid of success…

FREEDOM

You want to be free of worries…

You want to be free of the anxiety your back pain creates…

You want the freedom to go to work, take care of our family´s and enjoy life and still manage your back pain?

You want freedom from the mental shackles you have put on yourself that limit your beliefs about who you are and what you can achieve…

You want freedom from back pain. You want freedom from doubt…

POWER

You want the power to control your life…

You want the power to rely on no one but yourself ...

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BPS #001: Why It Is Important To Eliminate Fear In Order To Heal Your Back Pain…

What’s up guys. This is Robin Wakeham and welcome to the Back Pain Secrets podcast. Today we’re going to talk about why it is important to eliminate fear in order to heal your back pain…

Hey, everyone. This is Robin Wakeham. I want to welcome you to the Backpain Secrets Podcast. This is episode number one. This kind of makes me smile, because this is something I´ve been talking about doing for about seven years now. Ever since I first learned what a podcast was. I have never actually done it, so this is the first podcast.

Today I want to talk about the feeling of fear that I find very interesting. Fear is a vital response to physical and emotional danger — if we didn’t feel it, we couldn’t protect ourselves from legitimate threats. But often we fear situations that are far from life-or-death, and thus hang back for no good reason. Traumas or bad experiences can trigger a fear response within us that is hard to eliminate. Yet exposing ourselves to our personal demons is the best way to move past them.

I have been working as a physiotherapist and back pain specialist for over 20 years now and every day I meet back pain s ...

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BPS #000: About Me

My name is Robin Wakeham. I knew from an early age I wanted to play hockey. I loved the game and it seemed to love me. The more I worked at my hockey skills, the better I got…

I remember how my Dad went out on blistering cold days to shovel snow off the ice. All so I could practice my hockey skills even on the coldest Scandinavian days…

It wasn’t long until my Dad came through for me again. He built a life-size hockey goal cage in the barn. There I could practice my shots and accuracy for hours. All that practice paid off…

I become the kid that could always get the winning shot in the final seconds. For years my school boy career looked bright…

Then when I was 18 and looking toward going pro, the unthinkable happened. When I got up that fateful morning I had no idea my life was about to make an abrupt change…

My team was down one point in the third period. I knew one of us was going to have to make an extraordinary move and get another score and hopefully two…

I focused my mind and almost sneered at the goal cage at the opposite end of the ice. I was going to make that shot and no one was going t ...

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BPS 6: Sciatica Nerve Pain — What are the Symptoms and Treatment?

Sciatica is a term that is used for leg pain that originates at the lumbar (lower back). In addition, to leg pain, the individual also experiences a numbness and tingling sensation in the area. The pain seems to travel through the buttocks down towards the large sciatic nerve. This nerve is located at the back of each leg.

Keep in mind that sciatica is not a medical condition. Instead, it’s a symptom of a lower back problem. Common lower back problems that can result in sciatic nerve pain include spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, lumbar herniated disc and spinal stenosis.

About the Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve is the largest and the longest nerve in the body. It extends from the lumbosacral plexus and runs through the buttocks and extends into the thigs. The nerve delivers signals to muscles of the things and the lower legs.

The nerve branch out from the spine and then combine to form the sciatic nerve. When this nerve is compressed or irritated near the point of origin, the individual feels symptoms of sciatica.

Sciatica generally occurs in the middle age. It’s more common among people in the 40s and 50s. It rarely occ ...

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BPS 1: Herniated Disc Pain — Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment…

A herniated disc is one of the common causes of neck and back pains. The term refers to issues with the spinal disc. Different terms may be used to refer to a herniated disk such as a bulging disc, pinched nerve, ruptured disc, slipped disc, and disc protrusion.

So, how does a herniated disc occur? How is the condition diagnosed? What treatment options are available? The answers to these questions will be a focus of this topic.

What is a Herniated Disc Pain?

A herniated disc pain occurs when inflammatory proteins leak out from the inner core of the spinal disk. The condition usually occurs in the lower back (the lumbar spine) and the neck (the cervical spine). Disc pain is most common in the lower back where the spine bears most of the weight. The condition rarely happens in the mid-back (the thoracic spine).

The two common reasons for a herniated disk pain.

Degeneration of the Spinal Disk — One reason for the disk pain is degeneration of the spinal disk. The spinal disk degenerates to a point where it causes instability and pain in the spinal area. This is known as degenerative disk disease. The pain in this case is chronic and centered around t ...

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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.