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BPS #033: Lose Weight And Reduce Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast And today I’m going to talk about losing weight, specifically to reduce back pain.

Is it possible, right? That’s what we’re going to talk about. Obviously guys, if you’rE overweight heavyweight and you have excessive weight on you, that can definitely affect your back pain. And there are many reasons for this, but one reason is if you have a good big stomach, it actually decreases your posture or make it worse.

So if you can just take a look at this. This is my stomach right here. If I push my stomach out of it, what happens is that I’ve pushed my stomach out and then I haven’t increased arch in my back. So what happens to this is that it’s actually pushing forward. Now that can definitely irritate your nerves and all kinds of stuff.

Obviously if you’re heavily overweight, there’s all kinds of other health benefits also that is going to affect your health. It’s not good to be very overweight.

But anyway, what I wanted to talk about also is an easy way, to keep your weight down. Even if you’re having a ...

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BPS #032: Reduce Your Back Pain By Drinking Less Coffee…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. So today I want to talk about coffee.

Specifically, if your a coffee drinker then this is causing your back pain. First, off guys, I’m not here to point fingers at you, and I’m not going to give you any like you rules and regulations, what not to do and what to do. Everyone’s situation is different, so no hate mail regarding coffee. I drink coffee myself.

I’m going to have to sit right now. I have like one or, two cups of coffee a day, usually in the morning around five o’clock in the morning and then also like at one in the afternoon, I never drink coffee after or during lunch because it affects my sleeping pattern. I’ve had a period in my life where I had like eight to 10 cups of coffee a day.

Also, during these periods I was working quite a lot. I was very stressed. I had like 60 or 70 hour work week. So, I got used to the caffeine to keep me going. So the that caffeine is tricky, right? Because you get this spike of alertness that you want, you get like a kick from it, and you’re alert, but then you also fall afterwards.

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BPS #031: How To Ask For Help When You Have Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I’m going to talk about how you should ask for help to reduce your back pain.

It seems sad, kind of obvious – just ask people for help and they will help you or why won’t you ask people for help? But this is something that I see a lot of my patients struggle with in my office right here.

And to give you a bit of a backstory try to understand, this concept better, I’m going to give you a bit of backstory here. So 25 years ago, I injured my back pain. I was spending three years on painkillers, I was depressed. I had a very hard time just functioning and just doing normal stuff in my life. I was very frustrated because no one was really being able to help me.

I was going to doctors, physios, osteopaths, chiropractors, nothing, helped, right? So I started to read a lot of books and that almost got me even more confused because everyone was contradicting themselves. And I went to a physiotherapy university for six years and I graduated. From then on I’ve been building and physiotherapy business and been treating patients everyday.

I see ...

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BPS #030: The Back-Pain Expert Does Not Want Your Life History…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I’m going to talk about why the back pain expert doesn’t want to hear your life story.

That headline might seem kind of harsh and you might get upset and think I’m a bad person but I am your doctor. But I’m just being honest guys. When you’d been working for a while, I’ve been working 20 years as a physio now treating back pain and when you meet a lot of people, I see thousands of patients every day and we’re on this time schedule.

We would love to be able to chat all day and just go deep in all the different areas of your life. But we don’t have time for that. So I have quite a few patients that have been to me but other, physiotherapists or back doctors or whoever that get a bit upset sometimes because they think we’re like stressing the meeting.

But we just want to give you as much helps as possible in that given amount of time we have. So today I’m going to give you guys a few tips. If you had a few bad meetings with, the medical community, doctors, physios, osteopaths, chiropractors, take these tips, wri ...

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BPS #029: Why You Shouldn’t Operate Your Herniated Disc With A Hammer…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I’m going to talk about why you shouldn’t operate your herniated disc with a hammer.

I’ve been doing this marketing stuff for back pain now for a few months. You guys know the backstory, you know that I’m a physiotherapist 20 years back. Uh, I’ve been working as a physio therapist for 20 years. I injured my back playing ice hockey and now I’m on a mission to help 1 million people to heal their back pain online without drugs or surgery.

And I’m just starting to learn this marketing stuff that I’m doing right here now,, the city live episodes online is to help you guys that have back pain. And by far the most common question I get is regarding herniated discs in the lower back and specifically levels of herniated disc in the lower back.

It’s an added four l five and l five s one. It’s like the, the lower parts of your, back. And you have a herniated disc. The disc acts as ruptures. You have some fluid that goes out and it presses on your nerve and you can feel a radiation down your leg. And it’s very painf ...

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BPS #028: Stop Being A Workaholic And Heal Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I want to talk about being a workaholic, specifically you being a workaholic and that could be the reason why you are in back pain, my friend.

To give you a bit of a backstory around this, 24, 25 years back, I had a serious back injury. I injured my back at playing ice hockey. I was depressed, I was on painkillers for three years. I visited anyone that could help me, but I ended up reading a lot of books, I went into a physiotherapy university for six years. I and reduced my own back pain.

After that, I have always been an entrepreneur. So I like to build stuff. I mean this is my third company now. So the first company I had was an online business where we were selling health products to reduce back pain.

The other product, second company I had was regarding physiotherapy. And this company is actually running still. I’ve been building that now for many years and when I built those two companies, first off, I had to spend a hell of a lot of time guys to build it.

For the first year and a half, I spent like 60,70 – 80 hours a week to build those co ...

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BPS #027: Don´t Let Your Feelings Control Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I wanna talk about why you shouldn’t let your feelings control your back pain.

This thing of being negative and thinking no instead of yes, instead of thinking this will never work out to say this, it will work out is hard.

To give you a bit of backstory, I injured my back 25 years back playing ice hockey. And for three years I was struggling with back pain, daily painkillers, sleeping badly, restricted movements, couldn’t do what I was wanting to do and it was hard.

And I slipped into this dark place where I started to become very, very negative. And I read some books and I talked to some people, but I had a hard time to break out, right? To, to come out from that dark place.

So I’m not a smart guy. So I needed to simplify this stuff. So I did it very easy for me, very, very easy. Instead of thinking, no, that was, that was, like my default. I felt, no, this will not work out, blah, blah, blah. I thought I started to think yes instead. Just switched. Switch over like that.

So a few examplesm instead of saying, “Eh, this wi ...

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BPS #026: How A Hobby, A Glass Of Red Wine And Getting Laid Could Be The Solution For Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast and today I’m going to talk about how a hobby, of a glass of red wine and getting laid might be the solution to heal your back pain.

Shocking, right? Jesus Christ. What am I going to talk about today? You might wonder, so before I start to talk about this at disclaimer, guys, if you’re easily offended, I apologize in advance and if you’re really, really delicate, you might not want to listen to this.

Just to give you a bit of a background, I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years now, being a back pain expert and as a physiotherapist, I meet quite a lot of people that come into the office right here, and they’re all usually between 30 and 45 and they’re high achievers, They’re, they’re good at their work or their home.

They’re high achievers, perfectionists, and they’re exercising almost every day. They’re standing up that desks, they’re taking their walks, they’re eating correctly, they are trying to have the perfect home, the perfect car, the perfect husband or spouse kids, they want to be perfect. ...

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BPS #025: Why Depression Could Be The Reason You Have Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast. And today I’m going to talk about how depression might be the reason you’re experiencing back pain.

So it’s all about depression today guys. It’s a big, problem all around the world. There’s billions of people that, suffer from depression and it’s not an easy diagnosis.

So if you have it, you definitely need to take it serious and try to get some help for it. That’s like the quick fix. You need to go and get some help. It’s very hard to beat depression by herself.

So to give you a bit of backstory before we start here, and about 23, 24 years back, I had a big serious ice hockey injury from my back. I was for three years, I was struggling with it daily with my back pain. I was on pain medication.

I went through depression and it was, all kinds of shit, you know, and I couldn’t find a solution. So I started to study and I read a lot, went to physiotherapy university and eventually reduced my back pain quite a bit.

I started a clinic back pain clinic and for the last 20 years I’ve been been treatin ...

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BPS #023: How To Take Daily Imperfect Actions To Heal Your Back Pain…

Hey guys, this is Robin Wakeham from the Back Pain Secrets podcast.  Today I want to talk about how taking imperfect action daily can heal your back pain.

So it’s kind of mystic with the headline? But what I want to talk about guys is that a lot of people in this world, myself included, especially when I was growing up and, and for the first 20 years, all my life, I want everything to be perfect.

Before I start to do stuff, let me give you an example. It’s like when you want to have a kid, right? When you decide to, you want to have a kid, there’s never a right time in your life to have a kid, okay? There’s always like, usually lack of money or you’re working too much. So you’re not living where you want to live. And there are the conditions which are seldom perfect to have a kid.

Especially because when you do, when most people have kids, they’re right in their career as well. They’re working quite a lot. They don’t have their dream home yet and money’s tight. You know, it’s crazy. But eventually if you want to have a kid, you just go out and, and, and have the kid.

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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.